Friday, 30 October 2015

How to keep your hardwood floors in top shape through the winter

Winter is a harsh season and it causes all kinds of damage. It can dry out your skin, increase your bills at home, and cause unnecessary damage to your home. If you want your hardwood floors to look good during the winter, humidity is your best friend. In the summer everyone complains about the humidity, but in the winter in order to keep your hardwood floors fresh, you need to use humidifier for them. Getting a whole home humidifier would be the solution to your problems. Here is how it works. A whole humidifier attaches to your furnace and distributes moisture into your home. It will stabilize the humidity in your home by providing a constant flow of moisture, to prevent cracking and expanding of the hardwood flooring. This will make the floors look great throughout the whole winter and keep it in good condition for years. It would be a better option to get a whole humidifier because portable humidifiers would not do the job properly. First of all it is dangerous to run a portable humidifier when no one is at home. Also, depending on how many rooms you may have, you will need to get more than one portable machine. Running all of these at once would increase your energy bill, and no one really wants that. So stick with the whole humidifier and make sure your floors are not damaged during the winter. 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

How to get wine stains out of carpets.

Firstly, you have to make sure that if anything broke when the wine spilled, that no broken glass has been left anywhere. This could be dangerous and potentially very harmful if anyone steps on it. Firstly, you will need a good bottle of spot remover. Lightly spray the stain with the remover and let it sit for a few minutes. Grab a white cloth or paper towel to dab the stain with. Using a white towel will help minimize the damage done to your carpets. After dabbing the stain let it sit for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes come back and dab it for another minute. Let it sit for a few days and if you notice the stain is still there repeat the whole process all over again. After repeating the process this should bring your carpets back to the state they were previously in. If you are unable to remove the stain contact local Toronto carpet cleaning companyAnd remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure solution won't damage your carpet or area rug.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

How to start your spring cleaning early

After our harsh Canadian winters damage is usually left on the driveways, salt that soiled your carpets, dirt and water. Here are a few ways you can start your spring cleaning right away winter is finished. Firstly, you can clean the grout lines in between any tiles you have in the home. You can try to clean the grout yourself with soap and a hard rag or you can give a professional Toronto carpet cleaning company a call to clean all your grout lines to perfection. Next, you can clean all the upholstery in your house. If you hosted any parties during the winter your couches probably took some wear and tear. Many people do not like cleaning anything during the winter. You can wipe down all of your leather furniture and if you would like to go a step more, a professional carpet cleaning company can take care of all your upholstery cleaning. The biggest thing that can brighten up your home is cleaning your carpets. You can either get an old fashioned vacuum and do it yourself, or you can hire a carpet cleaning company to do it to perfection.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

How to maintain the look of your leather furniture over time.

Firstly, exposing your leather furniture to direct sunlight is not the greatest idea. Sunlight can fade your leather and change the color of it so something completely different and will look extremely ugly. Sunlight can also crack and dry out your leather furniture too. Simply speaking, to avoid all of this unnecessary damage, make sure to not put leather in direct sunlight. Secondly, make sure to treat stains the moment they happen. Many people think that when spilling something on leather, it can be left there to clean up after. Even leather soaks up spills and can eventually leave your leather couch with ugly spots on it. A lot of stains contain oil and that is not good for any kind of material. When spilling anything on leather just make sure to clean it up the moment it happens so that you can avoid any further damage in the future. Be gentle when cleaning furniture or wiping down leather, because it can damage very easily. If you scrub it hard enough the leather will come out and leave ugly scratch and scuff marks on it. Just a simple tip is to wipe your couch down gently without using and harsh detergents or sprays.

Monday, 26 October 2015

How to remove dye from your carpets.

First of all, when doing any kind of projects with dye make sure to cover up the carpets when doing so. As we all know when kids are participating accidents are bound to happen even if you decide to cover it up. If anything spills onto the carpet make sure to have tissue paper and paper towels ready so that you don't have to waste any time going into the kitchen and grabbing any extra cleaning supplies. Grab some spot remover and lightly spray the area. After waiting about 15 minutes grab some paper towel and gently blot the stain. When blotting the stain make sure not to put a lot of pressure on it because it may push the dye further into the carpet. Once you have finished blotting the stain, step away from it and don't touch it for a couple days. If you still notice that the stain is there after a couple days don't hesitate to call a professional carpet cleaning company so they could come in and fully remove the stain. If you see that the stain is gone then you have nothing to worry about and you know that you did the job to remove it. 

Saturday, 24 October 2015

How to properly care for an indoor/outdoor carpet.

The indoor/outdoor carpets are usually made to last longer, they too get dirty and require periodic cleaning. Here are some helpful tips to keep these kinds of carpets clean. Since these types of carpets are usually stain proof, oil spills will do the trick. Oil based spills will cling to the fibers of the carpet and will not budge. If you have a lighter colored carpet, an oil based spill will appear in a murky grey color. If you want to get rid of the stain, clean the spot with either stain remover or a mixture of one part want and one part vinegar solution. This is one of the few homemade mixtures that you should really use to clean a stain. Even though it may appear as if you removed the stain, these types of stains stick in the carpets at the bottom. That is why after removing the stain, wait for it to dry and then vacuum the carpet a couple time to get all of the dirt and grime out from the bottom of it. Just don't forget to vacuum the spots after taking out the stains, or you will have them back when it rains, or the carpet gets wet. And remember: Always test on an inconspicuous area first to make sure solution won't damage your carpet or area rug.

Friday, 23 October 2015

How to prevent flood damage.

There have been many heavy rain falls in the past few years and floods have been happening in many basements everywhere. This has left residents mopping up floods in their basements. With the fall season dawning upon us, expect some heavy rainfall in the next couple of months. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid most of the flooding that may happen. Check your gutters and downspouts to make sure that they are properly diverting rainwater away from your home. Also make sure to check that there are no leaves or debris that may cause a blockage in them. Consider installing a backup generator or battery pack for your sump pump. In case the electricity ever goes out the backup generators will help keep the sump pump running and pumping out excess water out of your basement. After a heavy rainfall make sure to check your basement for any excess water or moisture around the walls and corners of the basement. If you see anything out of the ordinary, do not wait and call in a professional company right away to avoid any further problems. Another tip is to keep all of your belongings 6 inches off the ground so that in case of a flood nothing will get damaged. With these little hints and tricks, you can avoid some big problems with your basement and paying thousands of dollars to fix it. 

Remember to check your basement carpet for any moisture after heavy rainfall. If carpet is wet for longer than 72 hours mold will start to grow.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Common mistakes usually made while cleaning.

People have been cleaning for as long as we could remember, but does that mean that they have been doing it right all this time. Just because the stain has disappeared does not mean that it has fully been removed.  A common mistake that is always being made is people tend to scrub the stain. Do not scrub any types of stains because that causes damage to your carpets and can harm it long term. Make sure to always blot the stain to clean it. When you scrub anything on the carpet, the carpet fibers start to untangle and overtime make a hole in your carpet. After blotting the stain for a good 2 minutes let it sit for a bit. Blot it again and then leave it for about 10 minutes. After that, spray some stain remover onto the carpet and wait for it to soak in and start working. Use a paper towel and blot the stain after about 20 minutes, and that should remove it completely. If it is still there, call your local Toronto carpet cleaning company to come in and take care of the problem. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Different types of carpets.

There are many different types of carpets that a homeowner can buy to make their home look better. There are carpets that are purely for decoration purposes that come in a huge selection of styles, color, and textures. Other carpets that come in different quality can be for warmth, safety, noise and just maintenance. There are so many different types of carpets that you can choose from in order to fit the perfect one in your home. Other than the different types of carpets there are also carpets that come in all different shapes and sized. Carpets may come in wool, silk, woven, knotted, tufted, nylon, polypropylene and polyester. All of these different types of carpet can drastically change an image and how the home looks. It can make the home more pleasant, or just add warmth into the home. Go out to a carpet store and just shop around. Try out different textures and see what would perfectly match your home. Once you are satisfied buy the carpet and have it installed by a professional to make sure that the job is done right.

If you need a deep cleaning contact professional and reputable steam cleaning company to bring the carpets back to life.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Carpet Care tips

1.Vacuum frequently and thoroughly
When vacuuming carpets, it removes soil, which can cause premature wear to the carpet fibers. It also removes any dust or allergens sitting on top of the carpet.
2. Use an entrance mat.- when you have an entrance mat everyone that enters your home can leave their shoes there so they don't track anything into the home
3. In high traffic areas in the home a good idea would be laying down some rugs. This will keep the floor clean and unharmed and will avoid any damage done to it.
4. If anything ever spills onto the carpet make sure to clean it up right away. Make sure to dab the area and then spray a solution to take away the stain. If you are unaware of how to do that, call a professional carpet cleaning company to take care of it.
5. Have your carpets professionally cleaned every 6-12 months. This will remove dirt that your vacuum cant, remove any stains or allergens from the bottom of the carpet, improve indoor quality, and most importantly extend the lifetime of your carpets.
By following these simple steps you can make sure that your carpet will always look fresh, and would be very pleasant to step on. 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Why professional carpet cleaning companies are important to your carpets life time.

When owning a carpet in your home, it is important to take care of it the way it is supposed to be taken care of. Of course it is always good to vacuum it weekly, remove the stains that you could get out, and make sure not to walk across it with dirty shoes. By doing all this should keep your carpet pretty clean, but we recommend cleaning the carpet professionally at least once a year. Trained, professional carpet cleaners know how to prolong the life expectancy of your carpets and make sure that they will look and smell fresh and like new. They have proper equipment to make sure that all this can be possible. A truck mounted machine is a huge help because it heats the water the its boiling point and gives your carpet a very deep clean to make it look and smell as if it was bought the day before. Most companies know exactly what to do to make sure that your carpet is properly maintained and kept at its peak for as long as possible. Make sure not to leave your carpet dirty for a long period of time, because the stains will seep into it and overtime will be very hard to take out. Whenever you see a stain, dirt, or spots that you can't clean yourself, call a professional carpet cleaning company and they will take care of the problem for you.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

How to preserve the life of your home

Many people love to walk into a house that does not look dirty, smell nice and have a clean carpet. When carpets are dirty it can damage the whole look of the home and not be as pleasant to be in. You can start off by vacuuming at least 3 times a week to make sure that the carpets at least look nice from another point of view. This also helps eliminate anything stuck on the top of the carpets such as dust, dirt, and other particles. Remember that you can never over vacuum your carpet. Another big one is removing shoes when walking inside the house. Many people simply do not want to remove their shoes when inside their homes and this can cause a huge problem. Dirt and other particles can get tracked into the house which will make the carpet that much dirtier a lot faster. It's as simple as walking into your house and taking your shoes off before actually going into the home. All it takes is to purchase a mat or a small rug at the front of your home so that you can take off your shoes when entering. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Rug cleaning options

There are two different types of options that companies offer when cleaning your rugs. The first option is to clean the rug on site which usually is not the suggested route to take. Cleaners would come in and just steam clean the rug and leave it to dry on site. The second option would be to take the rug to a professional rug cleaning warehouse where they would clean the rugs on site. They make sure to wash it, shampoo it, and take care of it the whole way while it is being cleaned and being dried. They will take the utmost care of your rugs and return it to you whenever the drying process is finished. Make sure to call a professional carpet cleaning company when wanting rug cleaning because it is not recommended to try and clean your rugs yourself. You would not achieve the same result and it would just be a huge hassle for you. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

How should you clean your carpets as a business.

When having a business, the last thing you want are your employees complaining about the working conditions. In order to improve work efficiency and productivity, employees like to be working in a nice, healthy environment. When you have many employees walking on the carpets, this causes the color of the carpets to fade, the style to change and the quality of your carpet go down. This will make the office look dirty which will demote work efficiency and have the employees starting to complain. Not only that, but it  can also be a health hazard as it becomes filled with germs, bacteria and other unpleasant surprises. You also would not want potential customers walking into a dirty office, because that would just make them have a bad first impression. We believe that as an office owner, you should be get  carpet cleaning at least twice a year if not more depending on how many employees you may have. Clean carpets just change the whole look of the office. This would give employees a reason to come to work and not complain and just sit at home calling in sick. Believe it or not many employees hate working in poor conditions. If you would like a free estimate just give vivid cleaning a call and we will come down and give you a free estimate on site with no obligation. 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Why trained carpetcleaning technicians.

When it comes to professional carpet cleaning, training the cleaners matter. Many companies claim that their professionals, but it does not mean that they know what they are doing. Many technicians have been trained on paper, but never really trained in the field. In order to be properly trained in the field, technicians need to go through hands on training and real life experience and jobs. They start off by completing a small amount of jobs and when they are fully trained they go to bigger projects and carpets. It takes a lot of tie and hard work to be fully trained in the industry of carpet cleaning. Many cleaners claim to be trained, but they just go out rent the equipment, use it for a specific job and then return it. These types of cleaners do not really know what they are doing and when asked hard questions they do not know the answers to them. When hiring a professional carpet cleaning company, make sure to ask them specific questions about your carpets and you will be able to tell right away whether or not they know what they are doing and talking about.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Tile and grout cleaning tips

Here are a few tile and grout cleaning tips to have your tiles looking cleaner than before. When cleaning your tiles many people are unaware that regular brushes will not clean the grout lines. Make sure to use a grout brush to clean the grout in between the tiles. Even after a regular tile clean the grout will still be dirty and will not look good. The grout brush will provide a deeper clean into the grout and will look nice. Secondly always make sure to sweep first before cleaning your tiles. Never mop the tiles without sweeping first because all the dirt and dust will end up in you grout lines. Do yourself a favor and start your tile cleaning with a good sweep first. After cleaning the tiles make sure to soak up all of the excess water. If you don't do this the excess water can go into your grout lines and make them look dirty again. It does not have to be totally dry, but dry enough so that there is no excess water on the floor. These can be easily done by using a dry towel and soaking up the water.