Why You Should Have Your Carpets Cleaned Before Moving Into A New Home

Buying a new home is like starting a new adventure! It’s both exciting and time consuming since you often have things to do to prepare your home for the big moving day. Many people often think about what colors to paint the walls, how they will organize their belongings or where their furniture will go. One thing that is often forgotten is carpet cleaning. It’s a great time to take  advantage of the empty space and get your carpets thoroughly cleaned before you move in.

 

Having your carpets cleaned before you move furniture in is a great choice for a number of reasons. First of all, you’ll know for sure that every inch of your carpet has been cleaned, since there are no obstacles in the way. Maybe you’re hesitant if your new home already looks spotless. However, you never know what those carpets have experienced in the past or how well the cleanliness of the carpet was maintained. Lastly, having your carpets cleaned will give you peace of mind, knowing that any dirt, grime, allergens or bacteria have been removed before moving your precious belongings into the home.

 

We understand that moving in can stressful and at times can be a hassle which is why we offer high quality carpet cleaning services at affordable rates. Our dedicated professionals will treat your new home with care while providing you with excellent carpet cleaning results. Moving is a big job! So, please let us help make it as stress-free as possible, so that you can focus on what’s important… enjoying your new home with your family!

Carpet Cleaning after the Holidays!

Regardless of how dirty your carpets have become, we’re here to help in any way we can. Because our team is interested in making your life easier this New Year, we have prepared a few tips for removing common carpet stains:

 

1) Food spills: For small spills, you can use baby wipes to wipe and clean the area. For strong stains like ketchup and chocolate, dip a cloth in white vinegar and apply it onto the stained spot. Repeat it several times till the stain disappears. Another alternative is to use ammonia solution before applying white vinegar. But make sure to test ammonia in a small portion before the actual application

2) Drinks: There is nothing like spoiling your precious carpet with spills of drinks like soft drink and wine. If this happens blot the area with a tissue or a dry cloth to absorb the moisture. Once done, you can gently clean the area with warm water and dishwasher liquid. Another method is to mix 2 cups of water to 1 cup of white vinegar and rub the solution onto the stained area using a cloth. If the stain still persists mix 1 cup of water and 1 tbsp of ammonia and apply it onto the stained area. Once the stain is completely removed, wash the area with cold water and blot it dry. For tea and coffee stain, rub few drops of beer onto the carpet. Repeat if required.

3) Wax and gum: Removing wax and gum from a carpet without damaging the fiber is a tricky affair. For this, freeze the wax or gum using ice. Once frozen carefully pull it out from the fiber using a blunt object like a spoon. If there is any water residue, blot the carpet with a towel. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly.

4) Oil: To remove oil spill on the carpet, place a paper towel over the spill and iron the towel in a warm setting. The oil will stick onto the towel which can then be wiped and cleaned. For strong spills, sprinkle baking soda and cornstarch over the spill. Rub the area with a cloth so that the powder penetrates deep into the carpet. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Vacuum the area thoroughly and wash with a dishwashing detergent.

5) Bad odor: To remove bad odor from carpet sprinkle baking soda abundantly onto the carpet. Let it stay for a longer time preferably overnight. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the powder. Baking soda has the power to absorb odor without leaving any odor of its own. Another method is to use a mixture of baking soda, vinegar and water and spray onto the carpet. Let it dry naturally or vacuum using a wet-dry vacuum.

Tips on how to care for your Christmas tree and carpets/flooring during the holidays

Carpeting- To protect the carpet and ensure that your Christmas tree stand has a solid standing, cut out a sturdy piece of plywood for the base of the tree to stand on. Use a tree skirt to hide the wood and tree stand.

 

Hardwoods- Tree stands can easily scratch hardwood floors so put a non-skid piece of carpeting or similar non-slip mat under the tree stand.

 

General Protection- It’s a good idea to place some plastic sheeting (with a non-slip tape) and a scrap piece of carpet under the tree stand to protect hardwood floors and carpets from accidental water spills, leaks and weight marks. It also makes it easier to clean up when the tree is removed.

 

Avoid Direct Heat- A dry tree is a fire hazard so keeping it away from direct heat is important. The risks of being too close to an open fire are obvious, but being too close to radiators and not watering adequately will not only dry out the tree but also limit the tree’s ability to maintain its shape and will encourage faster needle shedding.

 

Maintenance- Sweep or vacuum regularly to clear any needles, while at the same time taking care not to knock branches or the tree trunk as this will cause more needles to drop off. To clear needles that have lodged into carpets, rugs and between the slats of wooden floors, use the smaller attachments on your vacuum or use some duct tape to pull them out.

You handle the turkey, we’ll handle the carpet cleaning!

Since it’s best to clean up any spills on carpeting as quickly as possible, we have decided to prepare you for any possible spills this Thanksgiving.

 

Remove cranberry sauce- Mix 1 tablespoon of dawn liquid dish soap with 2 cups of cold water. Then, using a clean white cotton cloth, sponge the stain with the solution. Blot until liquid is absorbed. Continue sponging and blotting until stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.

 

Remove gravy- Remove as much of the gravy as possible without smearing. Next, sprinkle cornstarch onto the spilled gravy and let it soak up the gravy for approximately 15 minutes. Next, vacuum up the cornstarch, which should have absorbed some of the gravy and grease. Depending on the size of the spill, you may need to repeat the cornstarch application a time or two. Next, use 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water to clean the remaining spot. Fill your spray bottle with ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of cold water. Evenly mist the spot and use a clean cotton towel to absorb the mixture and the spot. Repeat 2-3 times.

 

Remove red wine- Absorb as much of the red wine from your carpet as possible by placing a clean white cotton towel over the spill. Next, put some white wine in a spray bottle and lightly mist the white wine over the red wine stain. Again, use the white cotton towel and absorb the stain. Repeat several times. Eventually, the red wine stain should lift from your carpet.

 

We hope you will not need any of these carpet cleaning tips this Thanksgiving but if you do, remember to act as quickly as possible!

After Halloween Carpet Cleaning

We would like to share a few basic tips for handling these common halloween messes at home, after a night of sticky trick-or-treating!

 

Chocolate– Blot stain with white cloth and cold water. Once chocolate no longer transfers to cloth, apply a detergent solution to a clean end of the cloth. Continue to blot stain using the detergent solution. Let sit for a few minutes and rinse with cold water using a spray bottle. Blot to remove excess moisture.

 

Gum– Place a couple handfuls of ice in a zip loc bag. Put ice bag directly onto gum to harden the gum for easier removal. Use a scraping tool to carefully scrape gum from carpet. Once gum is removed, sponge the gum stain with a detergent based cleaner. Rinse with cold water using a spray bottle. Blot to remove excess moisture.

Halloween face paint- Apply a small amount of detergent solution to the spot. With a cloth, use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. Continue until spot is removed. Rinse with cold water using spray bottle. Blot to remove excess moisture.