We would like to remind everyone that in these times of extreme cold that you make sure your pipes are taken care of. Make sure they are well insulated and that you even turn some on at night with a steady drip to help prevent freezing. also you can ope the cabinets below the sinks to allow heat to reach the pipes. Do not feel just because you are in a house that you do not have to worry about frozen or busted pipes. It can happen to any style of home.
If you do have a busted pipe make sure to turn off your water immediately. Always make sure to know where your water cut off valves are. Once you have done that and have contacted a plumber make sure to call us to remove the water and quickly begin drying your home. We offer 24/7 emergency water damage services.
Anyone gotten in their cars lately and noticed they really need to get their upholstery cleaned. If you wash your own car to make sure it’s done right, or even save money by using a car wash, there is no need to go pay $100 or more to get your car detailed. To most that would be the only way to get your vehicle upholstery actually steamed cleaned. Which is better than just vacuuming. Worry no more because we clean vehicle carpets as well.
We offer an affordable and strong way to make sure your car stays looking as new as possible. We offer the same great work, soaps and equipment we use to clean your home. So don’t settle by using someone who washes cars and uses a wet vac. Call us today to set up your appointment. Especially before your holiday travels. Or even feel free to drop us a message here on Facebook for more info!
A lot of people are getting their carpets cleaned this time of the year in preparation of the holidays. Not many are thinking about carpet protector to make the cleanings last. During the holidays dinners are a big part of traditions which means spills are also a big possibility. Carpet protector can keep those spills from setting in and not only save that fresh cleaning but also your carpet in general.
Most carpets come from the factory with a coat of protector on them but over time with age and just regular traffic these protective barriers wear off. That is why it is important to have protector reapplied to your carpet after you have them professionally cleaned. Right now we are offering some great holiday specials on protector and many other services. so make sure to call and schedule your appointments today!
Thats right you read it correctly. By adding baking soda to your vacuum bag you can help fight odors. This is just another tip to add to your weekly vacuuming rituals.
As a floor covering, carpeting is subject to quite a beating day in and day out; if special attention isn’t paid, many carpets have to be replaced prematurely. Without proper carpet care, a floor begins to look dirty and faded and the fibers start to lose their fullness. Regular and thorough carpet care is one of the best ways to prevent these issues, and will keep your flooring looking its best for as long as possible.
Basic Carpet Care and Maintenance
Vacuuming carpets frequently and thoroughly is probably the most important factor in carpet care. Dirt works its way down into the fibers of the carpet where it acts like sandpaper, grinding away at each tuft, leaving it limp and dull. Dirt also combines with oil residues carried through the air and eventually glues itself to the carpet. Regular vacuuming prevents both problems. Most experts agree that carpets should be thoroughly vacuumed about once a week, with heavy traffic areas being vacuumed more often.
Whenever spills occur on carpet, time is of the essence. The sooner it is cleaned up, the easier it will be to do so. Don’t be fooled by spills that are clear or are the same color as the carpet: these can change color over time and become visible stains. The first step in spot cleaning is to blot up the liquid using white paper towels or tissues. Do not add any liquids at this point, as they will only make the spot larger and help it sink deeper into the carpet. Make sure to take your time and absorb as much liquid as possible.
Vacuuming is where most people start when maintaining their carpet. Below is just some of the basics when vacuuming your carpets.
- Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around baseboards and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places.
- To vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the floor into quadrants and vacuum an entire quadrant before moving on to the next.
- Take your time when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times, and work slowly to allow the suction to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
- Pay special attention to the areas where people sit and move their feet. Vacuum these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
- Soil retardants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Follow manufacturers’ advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques.
- Add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odors.
In most situations people know that you get what you pay for. This why most people will spend a few more dollars on a name brand that they trust rather than buy a cheaper off brand product. The money you spend is validated by the peace of mind you get knowing that you bought something that should last with minimal problems. Especially in areas like electronics and such. These items can be pricey and are investments that you want to keep around for a period of time. At least until the next month or two when it is now out dated.
The same principles should be used when shopping around for your next carpet cleaning. There are a lot of companies out there that hit you with amazing prices to get you to use them. They offer to clean all your carpets for $99 or even less. Carpet cleaning is not a cheap business to operate. Between gas, equipment and soaps the operating costs can get quite high for your carpet cleaner. This is why you should always leery when you see this rock bottom prices. This can be a red flag that lets you know that this company might be using cheap equipment and soap, if any soap at all.
One of our local competitors boasts about their $99 dollar special and many see it and jump on the offer. We personally looked into their adds and noticed some interesting fine print while doing so. Turns out if you want them to use any kind of soaps to clean with that it is extra. So if you want it and pay for it that means you wind up paying no less if not more then any where else. Basically at their price they are coming in getting your carpet wet and sucking it up before leaving. Lets face it, you can not clean carpet with out soap. This is like washing your clothes without detergent. Or even taking a shower with just water.
These are some things to keep in mind the next time you have a carpet cleaner in your home and the price seems to good to be true. Ask them some basic questions just to make sure you are getting a worth while job.
- Do you spray my carpet with a prespray before cleaning and is it included?
- How long does it usually take to dry (with good equipment and taking the proper amount of time there is no reason it shouldn’t take around 2-3 hours to dry. If you are finding your carpet wet a day or two later you might want to question your cleaner)?
- Do you guarantee your work and if so what are the stipulations or time frames
The easiest way to avoid these troubles is to check out a few companies before choosing. Do not let the price suck you in to getting a cleaning done that makes your regret who you chose. In the end it doesn’t matter how cheap you get it. If you have to end up paying someone else to do it again you save nothing!
It is always important when maintaining your carpet that you get a schedule when it comes to cleaning your carpets. The first and easiest step can done by vacuuming your carpet at least once a week. This will help keep smaller dirt from building up in your carpet. it also helps cut down on dust mites as well. Make sure to use a good vacuum and keep the vacuum serviced as well. Do not wait until your bag or container is full before you empty it. It is actually not even quite half way before your vacuum loses its effectiveness.
The next area has to do with actually steam cleaning of your carpets. There really is not a set amount you can pick. It really depends on the traffic and the preferences of the owner. It is highly recommended by carpet manufacturers though to have your carpets professionally cleaned ever 8-12 months.
Making sure to keep on this cleaning schedule, and weekly vacuuming, will keep your carpets looking good and lasting much longer.
Over time your carpet may start to wrinkle. this can either be caused by poor installation or even age. These wrinkles can cause permanent creases, wearing, and even injury risk due to tripping! It is important that you get this taken care of as soon as you start noticing any wrinkles or lose carpet. This will not only improve the appearance of your carpet but vastly increase its life.
We offer full room stretching and can even take care of small annoying wrinkles near walls. Any lose carpet should be taken care of as soon as possible. Call today and set up an estimate to have your lose carpet taken care of!
Here is a question for you. When is the last time you had your air condition and vents cleaned? If you answered never, or you can’t remember, do not feel bad. A large majority of people never have. This how ever is an extremely important part of your home to keep clean even though it is usually the last thing most people even think about. Your air ducts are a major factor in indoor air quality.
That is right your air condition and vents are a big factor in your daily health. This is something that really affects people with breathing problems and allergies. This can cause asthma attacks, missed school and work, and even further health problems. The big factor that causes this is mildew that grows in your vents. Everyone has smelled that awful burning smell when you use your heater for the first time. That is the heat burning off mildew that has grown in your vents. During the summer when your AC is running it is a nice cool and dark place for it to grow.
Another important fact that most do not realize is the money they will save by keeping their air ducts cleaned. When the ducts are dirty your air condition has to run longer to cool/heat your home. This is cause by the built up debris in your vent and duct work. By keeping your AC and ducts cleaned and maintained you will lower your energy cost each year.
Signs that you need to have your air ducts checked:
- Visibly dirty vents
- Black marks on your carpet along your walls and doorways (This is known as air filtration)
- Older home (If you just purchased a home or rent and do not know if the air ducts have ever been cleaned)
So make sure to call us today and set up your air duct inspection!