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4 Reasons Vacuuming is Not Enough

4 Reasons Vacuuming is Not Enough

Everyone wants to think that they can keep their carpet clean by themselves. After all, we don’t wear shoes in the house most of the time, so doing a vacuum clean every week or so should be enough, right? Wrong. Aside from the reasons we are going to discuss in this article, did you know that your carpet company may require that you have your carpet professionally steam cleaned every 12 to 24 months to keep your warranty valid? The reason behind this is that professional steaming is the only legally recognized way of carpet cleaning, not only to ensure that your warranty remains valid, but also to ensure that the health of individuals that are around the carpet is protected. Aside from the warranty, below we discuss the other reasons why vacuuming is not enough. 1. It doesn’t fix the build-up of dirt Even in the cleanest of houses,

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Extend the Life of Your Upholstered Furniture

Extend the Life of Your Upholstered Furniture

You searched for weeks for the furniture in just the right color and fabric you wanted and have finally found it. It makes the living room look great and you almost don’t want to sit on it. Echoing in your mind is your mother’s voice warning against letting the baby sit on it with her fruit punch. You know you should exercise caution and take care of it but what should you do to extend the life of your upholstered furniture? Here is how to keep your beautiful new furniture looking good for many comfortable years. Keep it clean We know dust gets on wood and other surfaces and are quick to swipe it with a dust cloth. What most people aren’t aware of is that dust gets into the fabric, too. The grit then rubs against the fibers of the fabric and breaks it down. It can be prevented

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5 Myths About Commercial Carpet Cleaning

5 Myths About Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Several myths are floating around about commercial carpet cleaning. A lot of property managers and business owners never challenge these popular beliefs, and the myths continue to perpetuate as a result. These myths are causing a big loss for those businesses who could greatly benefit from a great professional carpet cleaning. In an attempt to set the record straight, here are some of the most common myths surrounding carpet cleaning in a commercial space and why they are wrong. 1. A rented machine is just as good as a professional cleaner Many people don’t understand the necessity of professional cleaning, because they assume that renting a machine is just as effective. Many business owners see carpet cleaning as a job that anyone can do. In reality, there are many things to take into consideration when cleaning carpets. For example, the chemicals used can cause color loss and wear out the

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Why You Should Professionally Clean Tile and Grout

Why You Should Professionally Clean Tile and Grout

We all have a weekly chore list and usually sweeping and mopping the floor is on it. The ultimate goal is to have a gleaming floor. Somehow, week after week, we fall short and end up with a floor that looks dull and lifeless. Tile floors will never get a deep enough clean with the standard soapy water and mop or even a toothbrush and straight up bleach. Hiring a professional with the right tools and equipment is the best way to handle cleaning the tile and grout in your home. What is grout? Grout is a thick mixture of sand, cement, and water used to fill in the spaces between building materials like floor tiles. Because of the sand, grout is porous. Therefore, splashing liquids on it discolors it as it absorbs the liquid. How does grout get dirty and gray? Bringing in the dirt, and other organic materials

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The Benefits Of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

The Benefits Of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

Dirty air ducts can cause dust to circulate throughout your home. This dust will end up on your flooring, bedding, living space and everywhere else in your home. A thorough air duct cleaning will help keep your home cleaner and free from airborne particles. Air duct cleaning involves removing the contaminants and dust from the ductwork so there are many benefits that you can reap from having your air ducts. Improves Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality is important because most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. Your ductwork can hold a lot of dust and debris. You can easily breathe in debris, mold spores, bacteria, pollen, and other allergens if the ducts are dirty which can contribute to respiratory problems. When debris and dust enter your lungs, they can cause sneezing and coughing even if you don’t have other respiratory issues. A thorough air duct cleaning

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How to Handle Carpet Odor Until They Are Professionally Cleaned

How to Handle Carpet Odor Until They Are Professionally Cleaned

Carpets are soft and comfortable to run our feet through and even lay on. However, with the traffic they see, it is easy for them to get dirty and consequently develop bad smells. Of course, contacting a professional cleaning service is the ideal option to clean them properly and neutralize any smells. In the meantime though, there are ways to manage these persistent smells on your own until you can get professional help. Below you will find some common means of treating your flooring to handle bad smells from heavy foot traffic, spills and stains, and even damage from pets. Treating Carpet Odors Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the most frequent products used when it comes to cleaning and getting rid of smells. It’s commonly found in households, which makes this easy enough for anyone to use. You should distribute the baking soda evenly across the floor you

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What it Means to Be IICRC Certified

What it Means to Be IICRC Certified

When you look to hire a company, one of the things that stand out is the number of certifications held. But what exactly does it mean when a company holds certification and what measures do they have to take to become certified?  For this blog, we are going to explore the IICRC and their very prestigious certification. What is the IICRC? The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an independent, certification body that holds the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry to high standards and ethics and advances communication and technical proficiency. The IICRC will also ensure that when a consumer hires a certified company or technician, they have hired experts providing reasonable assurance that work will be completed within the industry standard of care. As a non-profit organization, they aim to protect customers from any fraudulent practices in the cleaning industry. Core values Who we are at

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Why Do My Carpets Smell Worse in the Summertime?

Why Do My Carpets Smell Worse in the Summertime?

Summer brings warm weather, fun times and the opportunity to get out and enjoy all the beautiful weather. Sadly, it can also bring out the nasty odors from your carpets and upholstery. You may wonder why the warmer weather brings those old odors back to the surface, so we’re going to tell you why and how you can prevent it from happening again. Sense of smell As they say, the nose knows! Our sense of smell is the only sense that has a direct connection to the brain, so those bad odors will affect us more intensely than you might think. Odors do intensify in the warmer summer months and the bad smells will always trump the wonderful smells like fresh cut grass or the flowers blooming in your garden. Depending on the heat and the humidity, some days may be worse than others, causing those old smells to waft

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Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important

Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important

You can find a clothes dryer in most homes across the country. Do you ever really give it much thought though? You should! If you’re not properly maintaining your household clothes dryer, you are open to several associated risk factors. Outlined below are some of the most common issues when household dryers are not properly maintained. It is a fire hazard Dryer fires are among the leading causes of house fires in the United States. According to FEMA, 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year, and a staggering 34% of those are caused by failure to clean the dryer vent. Dryers work at extremely high temperatures and can cause the back up of lint to combust and ignite a fire. Hundreds of injuries and even deaths could be prevented by conducting regular maintenance on your dryer. It wastes energy While the lint trap catches a good amount of

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Why the Chemicals Your Carpet Cleaner Uses Are Important

Why the Chemicals Your Carpet Cleaner Uses Are Important

If you are cleaning up orange Kool-Aid or cat urine, there may be several carpet cleaning solutions available. Just as there are many types of stains, there are as many solutions to remove those stains. Carpet cleaning solutions come in a wide range of options, anywhere from do it yourself spot cleaners to professional cleaning for the entire home, and you should be aware of the chemicals these cleaners are using. Traditional solutions Traditional carpet cleaning solutions contain harsh and toxic chemicals to remove dirt and stains from carpets. The old way of cleaning hits stains so hard that they disappear, but the cleaner itself is difficult to remove.  Have you ever heard the crunchy sound your carpet makes after it’s been cleaned, and it dries? Using soaps, detergents, and solvents to remove odors and stains leaves behind a residue that is harmful to your household. The harsh chemicals in

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