Saturday, 16 December 2017

Chenille Furniture Leaves Its Mark

When it comes to furniture there are a lot of unique fabric materials to choose from including chenille. The fabric gets its name from the French word meaning caterpillar since the material is striped. The stripe effect is generated by using a pattern of long and short pile. Chenille fabric furniture has lots of comfortable features associated with it.

Chenille furniture has a soft comfortable texture. This makes it an area of comfort for pets and kids. However it's not recommended that you sleep on chenille fabric. The lines created by the different pile lengths will cause the pattern to transfer to your skin. Essentially you will have temporary marks on your skin when you wake up.

Chenille fabric furniture is also popular because of its unique sheen. The light hits it differently at new angles and creates brightened appearance. No other furniture type can produce this affect or light up a room in this subtle way.

Aside from lines chenille furniture can have other patterns created with different pile lengths. It comes in handy when considering custom furniture ideas. You can add designs, initials or logos depending on where the furniture will be.

No matter what fabric your furniture is made of it requires proper cleaning. Vivid Cleaning provides safe and reliable upholstery cleaning in Toronto, Richmondhill, Vaughan, Markham and the entire GTA. We clean using only professional equipment and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Make your life easier today by scheduling your cleaning appointment with us!

5 Great Couches For Your Living Room

Furniture is an essential part of your living room. So much happens here every day and during special events. You need the right furniture to suit your lifestyle. Here 5 Great couches for your living room.

Sectional Couch
Nothing makes a home more modern than a sectional couch. This type of furniture has been around for decades but only just peaked in popularity. L-shaped couches or sectional couched accommodate a large number of guest and fit nicely into corners.

Tuxedo Couch
If you want to go a little more vintage a tuxedo couch may be worth your while. This furniture item is long and has medium-sized arms that are the same height as the back. The couch feet are made of wood or steel. It's a great idea to pair this couch with a matching chaise.

Lawson Couch
This type of sofa was designed for a family environment. This couch is overstuffed with the arms can be either rolled or square. This typically seats three people with ample seating space. It's family friendly or just great for couples to relax and enjoy a show.

Loveseat Couch
Loveseats are becoming a steady part of living room furniture sets. As the name implies the couch is intended to be for two people or a couple. It's great for a games night when people are playing in teams. The two-seater couch comes in a variety of styles.

Camelback Couch
If you want a couch with curves camelback couches fit the bill. The back of the couch is arched and peaks in the middle and at the ends. This creates a sort of camel hump and achieves a pleasing slender form. The arms of a camelback couch are rolled or square and it has no back cushions.

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Furniture Cleaning And Your New Puppy

It's a new experience getting a puppy. For first time owners, it can be difficult looking after a puppy and there is a lot of patience required for training and mess management. It's likely your puppy will make a mess on the furniture and it's important you know how to save your furniture.

It's important to get to manage the stain as soon as it happens. For a urine, mess remove the couch cushion (if possible) and place it sideways to allow the liquid to run off. This prevents the liquid from soaking into the couch material.

For poop and urine apply a layer of baking soda. This will help dry up the mess and it will help deodorize. The furniture mess will need a professional cleaning to give it a deep cleaning and properly disinfect it. If the mess is improperly cleaned it will start to smell again due to bacteria.

It's also important to get eco-friendly furniture cleaning. This ensures that the sofa cleaning is done with gentle but effective chemicals. It's also great for you, your puppy and the environment. Cleaning without harsh chemicals also helps preserve the furniture so that you will have it for years to come.

To get the best sofa cleaning service you need Vivid Cleaning. We provide expert furniture cleaning for Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Richmondhill and the entire GTA. We clean furniture in residential, office and commercial locations. We use expert furniture cleaning equipment to get the job done right. Make your life easier today!

Friday, 15 December 2017

How Fine is Your Fine Dining Experience?

With the holidays coming up many of us are planning get togethers at restaurants. Since its a festive season many of us want to try new places instead of sticking to the familiar ones. Trying a new place is good but there are signs you should check for before making a reservation.

Check Reviews
Restaurant reviews online will help determine several things. Previous customers will give you the general idea about food, service and good or bad experiences.

Space
If you have time go to the location and see things for yourself. This can help you determine if there is enough space for all your guest or if it will be too cramped.

Cleanliness
It's also important to consider cleanliness. First check the carpeted area and see if there is noticeable spots and stains. There could even be mould on the carpet if they do not do regular maintenance.  Carpets can also cause unpleasant smells from bacteria. As a last cleanliness check see if there is a lot of dust or even cobwebs. This is a sure indication that the restaurant isn't cleaned properly.

To get your restaurant up to par or to help pass a health inspection Vivid Cleaning can help. We clean all sorts of carpets in Toronto, Markham, Richmondhill, Vaughan and the entire GTA. We clean carpets in commercial, residential and office buildings. Our carpet experts use only professional equipment and eco-friendly carpet cleaning solutions. Make your life easier today!

Carpets and Your Puppy

Having a new puppy is great. Your new pet is full of energy and joy. However, since they are young puppies need training so that they learn good habits and it's easier to live together. Young puppies are prone to making all sorts of messes on carpets. Since most of us can't remove the carpets in our home it's important to know how to manage carpet messes.

If your puppy wets the carpet or goes number two, you need to get it professionally cleaned. Before the carpet cleaner comes you can remove some liquid from a urine mess with a paper towel. Dab the edges of the spill and avoid rubbing it into the carpet material.

For all wet messes, you can add baking soda to dry up the mess and deodorize the carpet. For proper cleanup and disinfecting you need a professional carpet cleaning company. This gives the carpet a deep cleaning so you don't have to remember the mess. For additional benefits, you should use eco-friendly carpet cleaning so that you and your puppy can breathe easy.

In the meantime, you can help your puppy toilet train. Often if puppies have a call of nature they immediately go to the carpet. If you set puppy pads in the kitchen or living room or even on the carpet they can learn to go on the pads.

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Why NEW Carpet Could Use Professional Cleaning

After carpet gets installed many people don't know that it should be cleaned. New carpet travels a lot from factories to stores and finally to your home. In the process, it acquires all sorts of dirt and debris. There are a number of reasons new carpet should be professionally cleaned.

Allergies
There are several allergens that could have been trapped within the carpet pile. Dust is common as well as spores from pollen and mould. If your carpet isn't cleaned properly you will be breathing this in.

Debris
New condos have recently installed carpets. It takes too much effort for the hundreds of carpets to be cleaned in a condo building so this step is often skipped. At most the carpets have been vacuumed but they still need professional carpet cleaning.

Dirt
Dirt is the number one reason to get new carpets cleaned. Aside from dirt due to travelling carpets need to be stepped on the carpet during installation. This adds layers of dirt to the carpet pile.

Processing Chemicals
Often there are additional chemicals used to preserve the carpet material. Some of these are harmful but can be easily removed with professional carpet cleaning. Cleaning also helps remove the smell of new carpets.

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Shag Carpet Cleaning Essential For A Healthy Home

Shag carpet is great to have. With its uniquely soft texture, your kids will love to play on it. Shag carpets need extra care for proper cleaning. Their thick pile can easily trap dirt, dust and other debris. Mould can also grow where food has been dropped. Here are simple shag carpet maintenance methods.

Deep Vacuuming
Weekly vacuuming is essential for removing dirt from a shag carpet. The key to getting out dirt is to move slowly over section by section to thoroughly remove dirt. A brush roll setting should be avoided since it will tangle the carpet pile and can rip it out.

Spills
It's difficult to manage liquid spills on shag carpet. The thick pile allows for liquid to be absorbed deep within the carpet material. This makes it impossible to clean it yourself. Call a professional carpet cleaner to give the stains a proper deep cleaning. The process removes water and allows the carpet to dry quickly.

Annual Cleaning
The only way to properly clean carpets is to schedule an annual cleaning. With professional carpet cleaning equipment, your carpet is cleaned with pressurized hot water and cleaning solution. This lifts and loosens dirt stuck to the carpet pile. In the next step, water is removed with powerful vacuums to speed up the drying process.

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Why Office Carpet Should Be Cleaned After the Holiday Season

With the holiday season coming around there will be a lot of activity happening in the office. There is the annual office party which has lost of food and drink involved as well. After everything comes to a close it's a good time to get the annual carpet cleaning done for several reasons.

Fewer People Going In and Out
A year's worth of dirt and stains has happened to the office carpet over time. Dirt comes with regular foot traffic from employees and visitors. After the office party, the office is empty and carpet cleaning can be done without interference

Stain Management
Beverage spills from coffee and other drinks happen and stain the carpets. In the kitchen area other food can also get into the carpet. With carpet cleaning, all the accumulated food related particles can get removed and stains can be treated.

A Fresh Start
A big benefit of carpet cleaning is that it freshens the air. The removal of dirt, dust, mould and other debris make the air cleaner. It can also remove odors and truly makes your office regain its pleasant atmosphere. This improves employee work ethic and morale in the new year.

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Pre Party or After Party Carpet Cleaning? How to Choose The Right Cleaning Time

With the holidays coming up many of us are hosting get together. This means food and potential accidents on your carpet. It also means having to choose whether to get the carpet cleaning done before or after the party. Here are helpful ways to choose the right carpet cleaning time for you.

Pre-Party Carpet Cleaning
If your carpets are noticeably dirty it can be embarrassing to have guests over. Dirty carpets make a particularly bad impression on in-laws and family. If you're hosting an office party with top executives it's important to have the office carpets clean and orderly.

After Party Carpet Cleaning
If you know that your guests are going to be messy, consider cleaning the carpets afterward. Carpets can get anything from food to vomit to dirt stains during the course of a party. This is especially handy when your get together is while the parents are away.  Expert carpet cleaning can assist you here.

Both
You may want a combination of both types of carpet cleaning. You can get the carpets clean to spruce up your place before the party. Then afterward you can get carpet cleaning on stains that happened during the course of the party. It depends on your type of get together.

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Dirty Library Carpet Facts

It's a known fact that almost all libraries are carpeted. Having carpets in this environment is useful in a number of ways. They provide a natural sound dampener and prevent slips to name some examples. When there is a high amount of traffic the carpets get dirty in interesting ways.

In the course of a year, a new carpet will half its weight in dirt deposited in it from regular use. This leads to discoloration on the surface that is especially visible when the carpet is just one color. Dark multi-colored carpets won't make this as obvious compared to regular carpet with one color.

The discoloration patterns can tell you interesting details about customer activity. For instances, patches of discoloration will show you where customers stand the most often. This correlates with large dirt deposits in those sections of the carpet. The library carpet is often darker at the kiosks, self-checkouts and popular bookshelves.

The other obvious areas of dirt in a library carpet are at the entrances and exits. This occurs since people wipe their feet there upon entering the library.  To offset the dirt settling an entrance mat is usually placed on top of the carpet the entrance.

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How to Deal With Dirty Paws and Dirt on Your Carpet

At some point, your pet will make dirty paws on your carpet. They can trek it in from outside or they can knock over a plant. Either way, the soil stain have to be managed so that it doesn't spread to the rest of the carpet. Here is what you should do for cleaning.

First, clean the pet paws so that they don't continue tracking dirt around. If plant soil has been spilled pick up the plant pot carefully. Wipe the pot clean and put it back into its original place. Next, use a vacuum to remove the loose soil from the carpet.

If there is a wet soil you will need a damp cloth. For a light mess, simply go over the soil stain with the damp cloth to remove the top layer of dirt, Do not soak the carpet. For more severe stains a light cleaning won't get the mess out of the carpet. You will need professional carpet cleaning.

Store bought equipment isn't the right choice. This equipment lacks quality features such as a powerful vacuum for water removal. The store carpet machines aren't powerful either. If you use this equipment you're likely to make the carpet mess a lot worse.

It's best to leave carpet cleaning to the experts. Vivid Cleaning provides carpet cleaning in Toronto, Vaughan, and the entire GTA. We provide professional carpet cleaning with top-grade equipment and eco-friendly carpet cleaning products. Make your life easier today!

Moving Into A New Place? Get the Carpets Clean!

Moving is stressful but you can make a fresh start at your new place. It's highly important that you get the carpets cleaned at your new home. Even if it's a new home or building there is still dust and dirt you should be wary about. Here are good reasons you should get the carpets professionally cleaned.

Allergies
Often carpets have allergens trapped inside their material. This can come in the form of pollen, mold, dust mites and more. A previous tenant could have owned a pet that shed fur, feather or dander into the carpet. In turn, this will cause your allergy symptoms.

Cleanliness
Not all people are aware that the carpets in their home need to be steam cleaned once a year. This process essentially washes and dries the carpet. It's important to clean the carpets when you move in because you don't know the last time they've been properly cleaned.

Construction Debris
When construction of a new home or apartment building happens there is a lot of construction dust and debris going around. At most your, carpets have been vacuumed but they haven't been cleaned. The construction dust can cause breathing irritation.

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Holiday Carpet Cleaning - Carpet Stain Management

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are planning to host events and parties. This makes it important to have your carpets cleaned. Many people chose to get the cleaning done before the event. However, the carpet cleaning can be cleaned afterward. Here are common food and drink stains need to know how to effectively manage.

Beverages
If someone spills wine, pop, tea, coffee or any other beverage the spill management is pretty much the same. Dab the edge of the liquid with clean paper towels to absorb some of the spill. Avoid rubbing in the liquid because it can spread the stain to other areas of the carpet. Apply baking soda to the spill to dry up the stain. You can vacuum up the powder afterwards if you want.

Dry Solid Food
Solid food doesn't really cause stains on the carpet but it does add crumbs. Most people just leave dry spills alone until after the party. These can be easily removed from the carpet with a good vacuum cleaner.

Wet Food
Wet food can be sticky, greasy and overall wet. Use a paper towel to carefully pick up chunks of wet solid food. The rest needs to be sprinkled with baking powder to dry up the mess and prevent transfer.

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How To Stay On Top Of Cleaning This Holiday Season Without Burning Out

If you're hosting a holiday event in your home it can be tiring. Aside from planning the event and getting all the party essentials, there is also clean up. Here are simple ways to make the clean up easier so you can avoid holiday burn out.

Catering
It's easier to get food catering services for several reasons. It frees up time for food preparation that you don't have to do. It also allows you to avoid doing a dishwashing afterward. Catering means less mess and less stress.

Disposable Dishes
Having disposable dishware is great because it lets you skip the dishes. It also prevents any accidents from broken dishes. There are many cute holiday-themed dishes available to match your holiday mood. This also frees up your time.

Cleaning Services
It's best to schedule cleaning services after your event. This way you don't have to worry about the cleanup. It's also a great idea to schedule a carpet cleaning. Food stains on the carpet are inevitable no matter how careful you are. Expert carpet cleaning can handle all your carpet cleaning needs so you don't have to deal with a dirty carpet.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Gum Removal For Furniture

With regular use, our sofa can acquire all types of stains including gum. Due to its sticky consistency gum can be tricky to remove from the sofa. Even if you don't chew gum you could accidentally sit in it elsewhere and then sit on your sofa. Furthermore, gum will show dark patches of dirt on the sofa over time and it will become more and more visible. There are ways to get it out.

Freezing
The best way to get out the gum is to freeze it. There are specific gum freezing cans where you spray it on the spot. After a minute or so the gum will disintegrate and become powder. You can them vacuum off and that's the end of it.

Steam
Steam cleaning equipment can also get the gum out of the sofa. These machines have a hose that sprays pressurized hot water. The water will get sprayed at an angle to loosen and remove the gum from sofa. This has to be done carefully on bits of the gum can spread.

After gum removal, you should get your sofa professionally cleaned. Often after the gum is gone this section on the sofa fabric is much lighter than the rest. It can look odd and uneven. Sofa cleaning can easily fix it.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Library Furniture Cleaning

Libraries are great resources for studying, leisure, taking out materials and more. These essential locations receive a lot of traffic and it can affect the furniture. Cleaning the furniture properly will help maintain it and prevent it from wearing and getting damaged.

Desk chairs will pick up dirt quickly. Staff members use these every day and other people frequently use computers while they are at the library. Students also sit in desk chairs while studying and doing projects. Dirt on furniture shows up the most here.

The next furniture pieces that dirt shows upon on easily are couches and armchairs. These get a lot of use while people sit and read. The arms and back of the chair will show dirt first. The discoloring looks unsightly and diminished the quality of the furniture as well as the location.

Due to the furniture cleaning needs that occur most libraries choose leather furniture. However, these don't do well in high traffic conditions and tend to wear out and the leather cracks fast. Fabric furniture can easily be cleaned and maintain. The furniture only needs professional cleaning once a year. Flexible service hours prevent interruptions with regular library hours as well.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Armchair Cleaning and Maintenance

Armchairs tend to get a lot of daily use. We use them to relax and gain comfort in our dwellings. With regular use, armchairs acquire dirt and other stains. Other accidents can happen with food even if we are careful. There are easy ways to maintain and clean armchairs.

You should vacuum your armchair at least once a week. This removes crumbs from food and dirt. This makes pests less attracted to this area such as dust mites and mold. It also keeps dirt from penetrating deep within the material. A large accumulation of dirt can make your furniture heavier over time.

If your couch cushions are removable you should periodically shake them outside. This lifts out dirt from the material. If it's possible you should allow the cushions to air out outside. Sunlight also kills off some bacteria that has gotten into your armchair.

For proper armchair cleaning, you need a professional upholstery cleaning service. Professional equipment gives furniture a deep clean as well as disinfecting the material. First pressurized hot water and cleaning solution are sprayed onto the material. This lifts out dirt from the fabric. Next, a powerful vacuum removes all the dirt and water allowing your furniture to dry fast.

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Friday, 17 November 2017

How To Maintain Pastel furniture

Pastel furniture is a great addition to your home. This furniture offers a soft tone and can brighten up a room. However, due to its light-colored material, it can be difficult to maintain and keep clean. There are different approaches to cleaning pastel colored furniture and methods you can use to protect it.

In some cases, Scotchguard will prevent permanent dark stains. It may also allow the furniture material to be much more easily. However, it may take time to apply and needs to be evenly sprayed on the materials.

You definitely shouldn't let your kids play on the furniture. Even if you keep the floors clean dirt on your feet will slowly add shading to the furniture. Frequently touched areas are more prone to dirt accumulation than other areas. Sometimes you may not even notice as the small layers gradually add up.

Depending on the color and material your furniture may benefit from dry cleaning. This process involves pre-spraying the furniture and brushing in a dry cleaning agent. This will attract the dirt from the furniture material. The dry cleaning agent will have to be vacuumed out of the material afterward.

The best way to maintain your furniture is to have it professionally cleaned once a year. Vivid Cleaning provides professional furniture cleaning services in Toronto, Vaughan, and the entire GTA. We clean furniture of all materials with powerful equipment and eco-friendly cleaning solutions. This deep cleans the furniture. Make your life easier today!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Minimalist Furniture Design

It's become more and more common for people to adopt minimalist furniture for their dwelling. This movement is inspired by the innovative minimalist interior design. This style focuses on base features of a room and doesn't have excess features or additional decor. There are different furniture types to choose from.

When choosing furniture for a minimalist interior design most people choose based on color. There is a simple color scheme involved usually incorporating black and white. However, you can add pops of other colors. The main point is keeping things simple.

Some minimalist designs involve multipurpose furniture. This can be a couch that can switch into a bed. Newer furniture design even has a sofa that can be switched into bunk beds. Dual function furniture is especially handy with small apartment spaces.

The other feature of the minimalist design is having a room that has crisp lines in its designs. The lines form the decorating feature and keep the design simple. Psychologically the crisp lines represent steadiness and reliability. It gives the room a serene and balanced quality that can be good for your well being. A similar concept is found in zen gardens.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Dual function furniture

With apartment spaces getting smaller and smaller it's convenient to have multi-function furniture. There are different types of dual function furniture and different manufacturing companies. You could even make your own furniture if you're adventurous enough. He's a brief overview of multipurpose furniture items.

The most common dual function furniture is a bed that changes into a couch. Usually, the cushioning part is a futon. Depending on your preferences you can sleep on the couch setting or with the futon lying flat.

A bike shelf is another popular item of furniture. If you have to store your indoors it may take up a lot of space. You can create a sturdy wood shelf that functions to hold bikes and generally hold items. It frees up space and can look artistic as well.

Many of us grew up with interesting couch furniture where you could pull and set up a bed. The set up isn't as ideal now since couch gets a lot of dust and dirt falling into their material. That's the reason its reserved for guests.

A new spin on the couch pull out bed is a sofa that can be transformed into a bunk bed. This setup saves space and is convenient when you have multiple guests.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How to Stop Your Cat From Scratching The Furniture

Sometimes good cats do bad things to furniture. There can be several reasons why they do this. Mainly it's instinctual as your cat is marking its territory in your home environment. They also could just enjoy scratching and sharpening their nails. There are different ways to keep your cat from ruining your furniture.

Scratching Post
Often it helps to get your cat a proper scratching post. Many of these scratching posts contain items in the middle such as catnip. This encourages cats to scratch this item versus your furniture.

Furniture with a new smell to it or dirty furniture can be irritating your cat. Their sense of smell is more sensitive and they may come to dislike your furniture because of its scent. Getting your furniture professionally clean will benefit both you and your pet. Cats also like to scratch items that are scented with their own scent. Cleaning will remove their scent from the furniture.

Aluminum Foil or Double-Sided Tape
Placing aluminum foil or tape on a scratched surface may prevent your cat from scratching it. It provides a texture that isn't fun to scratch and they may want to choose the scratching post. You may also want to trim their claws as well.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Library Carpet Cleaning

Libraries are great information sources and provide an environment for community events. It's rare to find a library that doesn't have carpet. Carpets dampen excess noise and help keep the general area clean. However to get the full benefits the carpets should be cleaned once a year. There are particular areas that show shading worse than other places. The carpets also need proper maintenance.

There are carpet regions in a library where the pile is prone to dirt accumulation and mechanical damages. Helps desks and self-checkout areas have one of the worst dirty carpets. People frequently stand in those regions and it will also flatten the pile.  Carpet weaving is further exaggerated when there isn't proper shock absorbent underpad underneath.

Other regions that accumulate a lot of dirt are the entrance area and anywhere people use furniture. When the carpets do get clean you have to be mindful of a few details. It's a good idea to have the carpets cleaned with eco-friendly cleaning products. This prevents exposure to harsh chemicals and it's ultimately good for the environment.

Also, keep in mind carpet drying times. You may have to close off an area of the library while carpet cleaning is being done. Other libraries may choose to schedule carpet cleaning overnight so that it won't interfere with regular hours.

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Office Carpet Cleaning

Having carpet is essential for most office environments these days. It provides numerous benefits and adds aesthetic appeal to the environment. There is a great variety of carpet styles and materials available to suit the needs of the office location.

Most offices have synthetic carpet. This carpet material is easy to clean, comes in a variety of designs and is inexpensive. When its paired with shock absorbent underpad the carpet will be resistant to mechanical damage. Often offices have carpet with two colors that make up a checkerboard pattern. It makes for a simple yet elegant design.

Office carpet should be cleaned once a year. If you put off carpet cleaning there will be noticeable unsightly effects. Namely, there will be a noticeable difference in shading. Pile will also flatten near the reception desk and photocopier where people frequently stand. Other than that there will always be the coffee stains that occur throughout the year and will make the carpet look bad.

Carpet cleaning doesn't have to interfere with regular office hours. It can be scheduled after hours and the carpet will be clean and dry for the next business day. Professional carpet cleaning will remove dirt, allergies, mold, dust mites and other debris from the office carpet.

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Gum Removal Options for Carpet Cleaning

The only thing worse than stains on a carpet is gum. Even if there is a no gum policy at the office someone can accidentally bring it in on their shoe from outside. Gum can spread and it has a surface that allows visible dirt build up. No matter what color the car[et is gum will always stand out on it. Here are ways carpet cleaners remove gum from the carpet.

Freezing

The most efficient way to remove gum is to freeze it. This involves special products that need to be sprayed on the gum. After a few minutes, the gum will disintegrate into powder and can be removed by vacuuming. The gum gets removed without causing damage to the carpet pile.

Steaming

This method uses carpet cleaning equipment and hot water. The hot water is pressurized and sprayed at the edge of the gum pieces. This slowly lifts out the gum from the carpet pile. It must be done with precision in order to get the entire piece of gum out of the carpet.

There are other methods for getting gum out of carpet but they aren't as effective. Some treatments may not be right for all carpets and may end up damaging the pile.

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Have you ever been to five-star restaurant with one-star carpets

You shouldn't have a five-star restaurant with one-star carpets. However, in many situations restaurants neglect the carpet over food and service. This is bad for the fact that the dirty carpets badly affect customer satisfaction and could result in a poor review. Dirt affects the quality of a dining experience and is one of those things that creeps up slowly.

Restaurants use carpet because it has many advantages for them. First carpets are highly decorative and add a nice touch to customer dining experience. It looks nicer with carpet than without it. It also helps reduce excessive noise.

Carpets in the dining room prevent accidents. When a food spill happens it can be managed a bit easier. Overall people are less likely to slip when a spill happens on the carpet versus if it happens on hard floors. On a hard floor, the spill needs to be cleaned up right away.

Over time the dirt and stains add up and the carpet starts to look bad. Since food is involved there is a problem with bacteria, mould and other pests. The dirt and food may cause unpleasant smells to occur.

Many restaurants worry that their restaurant carpet cleaning will interfere with their business. However, carpet cleaning can be scheduled after hours and allowed to dry overnight. This allows business to go on without interference.

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Static and Your Carpet

Static electricity happens to most of us during the winter months. The dry conditions and indoor heating promote this phenomenon and it can be irritating. Thankfully there are ways to prevent and manage carpet static electricity no matter where you live.

A humidifier can help control the moisture setting in your environment. Dry conditions not only create static electricity for your carpet but they also can dry out carpet pile. This, in turn, will cause the carpet pile to become brittle and break.

You also don't want too much moisture either. Too much water or high humidity can cause ideal conditions for mould to grow. A good humidifier will help control the conditions of the room to maximize your comfort.

If you have a small area with carpet you may not want to invest in a humidifier. There are simple tricks that may help. For instance, after a shower placing your towel on a door to dry can eliminate dry conditions. It will also help dry your towels faster if you put them in a room with a dry environment.

During the year it is important to give your carpets annual steam cleaning. This process not only cleans carpets but it also helps recondition and revitalize carpet pile. This, in turn, helps prevent a problem with static electricity.

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Monday, 6 November 2017

Interior Carpet Design

When it comes to getting new carpet there are a nice variety of styles and designs available. Aside from carpet material carpet design is the next important design component for your home or office. There are simple and complex designs that go well with different interior design environments.

For home spaces that have lots of furniture in one color, you may want to contrast the environment with carpet that has complex patterns. This helps bring the room furnishings together. In an office environment, a complex pattern carpet will keep the environment from becoming drab.

Solid mono or two colored carpets are great in environments with furniture pieces that are different from each other. It helps keep the interior organized and contrasts against a chaotic display of items. Carpets with less color are more conservative and give off a professional quality for the environment.

If you don't want to go too playful or too conservative you can choose a mix of complex and conservative carpet styles. These carpets usually have borders along the edges and a complex pattern in the middle. Often there is a repeating square pattern that occurs to keep things organized.

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Carpet Pet Mess Cleaning

No matter how careful we are at some point our pets will have an accident on the carpet. The mess can't be ignored since it smells, it attracts bacteria and it can spread further if you don't take care of it right away. It's important to know what to do as soon as a pet mess happens to the carpet. Here are some pet stain management methods.

For liquid spills, you should use a paper towel to dab at the edges of the stain to remove some of the liquid. Avoid rubbing into the liquid as it will spread the liquid further into the carpet material. You can sprinkle baking soda to deodorize and speed up the drying process. The pet urine needs to be cleaned up with a professional carpet cleaning service.

For pet poop, the stain can be managed in a similar fashion. You can dry up and deodorize the poop with baking soda. It's optional if you want to vacuum up the dry mess after. Otherwise, you require professional carpet cleaning so that the carpet won't get stains and to thoroughly disinfect and deodorize the material.

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Makeup Removal For Carpet Cleaning

Accident happens to our carpets even if we are careful. Makeup spills in particular need to be cleaned up carefully from carpets to avoid permanent stains. The carpet clean up depends on the type of makeup. There are different ways to clean oil based, water based, wet makeup up or powder makeup. Here are essential ways to clean up makeup from the carpet.

Wet  Makeup - Oil & Water Based Makeup
This type of makeup comes mostly in liquid form. If you can dab the edge of the stain with a paper towel. Avoid pressing in the stain because this will cause the stain to spread and go deeper into the material. It's optional to use baking soda to help dry up the makeup. The carpet requires steam cleaning to thoroughly remove the makeup.

Dry Makeup -Powders - Blush, Eye Shadow Makeup
This type of makeup is loose and generally the easiest type to clean up. Avoid agitating the powder on the carpet to avoid rubbing it into the pile. You should vacuum it up right away and it should remove most of the mess without leaving much of it behind. Do not wet the powder. Most powder messes do not require carpet cleaning.

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Piano Placement and Your Carpet

Having a piano in your house is great. There are different options for placing it in a room. Just consider placing it on a carpeted area. Pianos weigh a considerable about. Due to this, there is pressure exerted on the floor beneath. Having a carpet under the pain can help protect your floor and piano.

A carpet will allow you to keep your piano in place. It reduced friction by keeping this instrument into place. You will have to move the piano occasionally to allow the carpet to breathe. You also require the correct underpad to prevent mechanical damage to the carpet.

A shock absorbent underpad will offset the mechanical damage caused by friction, foot traffic, and gravity. The underpad will need to be installed during the time of carpet installation. 

Protective sheets are usually placed under desk chairs that frequently slide in and out. They can be bought at office supply stores. Every six months the sheet should be removed in order to steam clean the carpet and allow the carpet fiber to breathe.

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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Puppies and Carpet Maintenance

Getting a puppy as your new companion is great. However, it may mean more carpet maintenance for you especially for toilet training. As your puppy grows it also means more fur especially during the hot summer months. There are simple ways to maintain your carpet and look after stains.

It's most likely to happen that your puppy will pee on your carpet, vomit or do their business in this area. If your puppy has an accident on the carpet it should be managed right away. For puppy pee, use a paper towel to dab at the edges of the liquid. Then follow up by sprinkling baking soda on the mess. This helps dry up and deodorize the mess. Use this treatment for vomit and fecal matter as well.

In all cases, it's important to clean up your carpet with professional steam cleaning. This method uses pressurized hot water extraction to clean carpet as well as disinfect it. Eco-friendly carpet cleaning is preferred especially if you have a young puppy.

To deal with fur it's important to maintain a weekly vacuuming schedule. Use a brush roll setting to pick up most of the fur from the carpet material. Vacuuming should be increased during peak fur shedding times at the beginning of the summer.

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Best Carpet For Your Cottage Cabin

If you own a cottage it's important that you furnish it with the right carpet. Cabins are great for the summer months as well as in winter. You also have to consider that you will be away from your cottage or cabin for lengthy periods of time. Here are great carpet styles to have in your cottage so that you get the most out of your investment.

Shag carpets are great during the winter months. Often these are placed in front of the fireplace or in the bedrooms. Shag carpet insulates against the cold weather and feels great on the feet. In front of the fire, shag carpet will capture heat and retain it more easily.

If you have carpet in the basement it is important that this area is properly ventilated. Humid and damp conditions can create optimal conditions for pests like mold. During the winter months, there should be heaters in the basement to keep the area dry. It also helps maintain the rest of the building structure.

For good carpet maintenance, you should have your carpets steam cleaning once a year. The carpet cleaning process essentially washes the carpet with pressurized hot water extractions. This process cleans and removes dirt from the carpet material.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

What's Hiding Under Your Bed?


There can be more than just monsters hiding under your bed. This place often gets overlooked when it comes to cleaning because it is often hard to access. A different array of materials can get stuck under here including, dust, dirt, fibers, hair and other particles.

 If this area isn't clean it can cause allergy irritations and can house pests. Thankfully you only have to clean under your bed every six months. There are also general cleaning techniques you can use to get rid of the dirt.

The easiest way to do a light cleaning is to use a vacuum with an extension piece. This lets you reach far under and get to the dirt.

If you don't have a vacuum handy try to sweep under the bed with a broom. This allows you to get some of the dirt out but is less effective than using a vacuum cleaner.

A basic way to get rid of dirt under the bed is to use a floor cloth or mop. To lightly disinfect and keep dust levels down you should use a bucket of cleaning water and a floor cloth or mop. The wet cloth will capture dust and fibers.

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Colour Your furniture In Style


It's a great idea to customize your furniture with your favorite colors. Having a color scheme for furniture can help with interior decorating and has additional benefits.

Most people decorate their home with their favorite color. This can be minimal or used for most of the items. In Breaking Bad, Skyler's sister Marie wear her favorite color of deep purple frequently and decorates her home with the same color.

If you don't have a big choice with color most people choose to a favorite armchair to be in the style they want. This customizes the furniture so you can really make it your own.

Aside from favorite colors most people generally choose a color scheme of three to four colors. So if a couch or other item comes in several colors you can choose the one that fits with your home.

A color scheme brings unity and elegance to an environment. It provides fewer distractions and brings the environment together to look more organized. Mismatched furniture tends to look and make a room look disorganized and unprofessional.

You can also decorate rugs, carpets, blankets and more to match the interior decorating. This organizing makes your home and environment tranquil and pleasant to look at.

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Mattress Pet Cleaning


Your pet has its favorite places to sleep that often involve your bed. They often have a small bed for sleep or resting as well. Over time this place gets dirty from daily use and it's important to know how to clean it properly. Here are simple ways to clean and maintain your pet's bed.

If your pet sleeps on your bed you can keep the area clean with bedding. A mattress cover is important to provide a protective barrier against dirt. Regular bedding also protects the mattress and needs to be cleaned on a regular basis.

If your pet has a long mattress pad or cushions to sleep on there is weekly maintenance and annual maintenance. You should vacuum the pet bed once a week. This removes fur and dirt that has settled there during the week. It also helps keeps the rest of your home clean. If you can't vacuum it you can shake it lightly outside.

You will eventually need to give the dog bed a deep cleaning. Many pet beds are machine washable. Others may need to be cleaned with pressurized hot water extraction or steam cleaning. It's highly recommended that you get an eco-friendly cleaning as well.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Furniture by Design


When we choose the furniture for our office space it needs to set the right tone. We also need the office to reflect the company as well are increasing productivity. The right furniture design will make your office professional as well.

Serious Mood
For conservative places such as a law firm, funeral home or a psychiatrist's office the tone needs to be serious and respectful. Most furniture here will be just one color and in muted tones of black and brown. The furniture pieces here are elegant and reflect the seriousness of the workplace.

Creative Mood
Art studios and places like animation studios have creatively designed furniture. The colors used here are usually bright and inviting. The furniture material often uses design patterns such as dots, stripes, and other shapes. This boosts a creative environment for the office.

Playful Mood
Offices and locations that deal with entertainment and kid-oriented activities are bright and cheerful. The furniture here will have energetic bright colors. This fits better than dull and plain color schemes for this environment. The bright colors are inviting and welcoming as well.

Elegant Mood
In places such as a modeling studio or an opera house, you will see only elegantly designed furniture. Often the colors used for furniture are deep and rich. It reflects the elegance of modeling and the performing arts.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Couch Maintenance Without Chemicals


We want to protect our furniture but without a lengthy time-consuming process. Often we don't have enough time for a big cleaning. Thankfully there are simple and fast ways to maintain your couch and other furniture without the use of chemicals.

The easiest way to protect a couch is to cover it. Many people use blankets to drape over the couch. This does protect against of the dust and dirt. However, there are still some areas exposed. This method is adequate because it is always easier to wash a blanket or shake it outside versus having to clean a large piece of furniture.

You can buy actual furniture covers that aligned with the shape of the couch or other furniture. This is method is used more for waiting rooms that have frequent visitors. When the furniture covers get dirty they can easily be replaced. You can also choose just to get coverings for the armrests or the back of the couch.  

Your couch still requires annual cleaning. Dust and dirt do penetrate the material and can accumulate dust mites. This, in turn, can produce allergy symptoms like asthma. Food particles can also settle and attract mold. You only need to deep clean the furniture with steam cleaning once a year.

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Ragweed Allergy Management


With the fall season upon us, it means a new allergy season involving ragweed. This plant's pollen peaks around mid-September and can be around until the end of October. This produces the usual allergy symptoms such as sneezing, congestion,  itchy throat and more. Here are ways to manage your allergy symptoms.

When you come home after being outside or traveling from work take a shower. This will remove the pollen spores from your person and prevent you from transferring them to other places in your home. Place your clothes in the laundry before showering if possible.

If you can place your clothes in the laundry before showering. Also, make sure to keep your clothes in a secluded place such as the laundry room. If you don't have room to keep them place them in a closed bag so the spores don't travel and irritate you. Never wear your outdoor clothes and sit on your bed and furniture either.

Some people may choose to wear a face mask to reduce hay fever symptoms. There are also allergy treatments available. These can come in the form of shots or be administered in a pill format. It helps desensitize the immune system and will greatly reduce allergy symptoms.

You can also deep clean your mattress after each allergy season. Vivid Cleaning offers essential mattress cleaning services. Mattress cleaning and a variety of cleaning services are available to locations in Toronto, Vaughan, and the entire GTA. Make your life easier today by booking your next cleaning appointment with us today!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Cleaning Your Desk At Work


In an office setting, we spend most of our time doing work at our desks. As a result, space will inevitably become dirty. During peak time everything piles up at our desk. Dust and dirt can come from a variety of sources and make our desk area look horrible. There are simple and effective ways to clean your desk area.

Computer Monitor
Our computer monitors are the most looked at items on our desk. These are often the dirtiest items as well. Over time they accumulate a thin layer of dust. They can also get particles of food stuck to them. To clean them simply use disinfectant wipes. To avoid water droplets white the surface with a paper towel afterward.

Keyboards and Mice
We touch our these items every day and often our hands aren't clean. Unplug or turn off the mouse and keyboard and wipe them with disinfectant wipes. This should be enough to clean them effectively.

Papers
Often we will have piles of papers on our desk. Having an in and out tray as well as a recycling bin under your desk can free up much-needed desk space.

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Shower and Bath Tub Cleaning Essentials


Your bathroom is an important part of your home. It's essential that it is cleaned properly to optimize your own cleanliness and prevent irritations from allergies and mold. Here are simple ways to clean this area effectively.

Tub
The tub needs to be periodically scrubbed to remove soap scum, oils, hair and other body dander. This builds up over time and can attract pests. If you take a bath you will be swimming in it as well. Scrub the tub gently in order not to damage the finish

Tile & Grout
This place is notorious for mold growth. The process occurs slowly and is derived from the spores coming off our body and damp conditions. This needs to be cleaned about every six months using special cleaning solutions and equipment.

Shower Head
Over time the shower head gets lime scale and calcifications. It needs periodic descaling. The process is simple and you can use natural ingredients such as lemon juice or vinegar.

Edges of The Tub
For tub cleaning, it's important that the ledge around the tub gets cleaned. This area is exposed to the same dirt and shouldn't be neglected. Mould can grow in the wet conditions. You should also invest in a soap holder and holders for your shampoos and other toiletries.

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