Useful Tips For Carpet Cleaning
Your home and your work space play an important role in your mental and physical well being. Clean, well kept spaces will not only prevent disease, they can help you feel better about the time you spend there - you can be more productive at work, more relaxed at home. Not only that, proper upkeep will make your investment in furnishings last much longer. Take a moment to survey your environment. Does it look and smell fresh and clean? Or does it look a little worn or shabby?
You don't have to redecorate or take drastic steps to reclaim freshen up your surroundings. It is well worth the cost to hire a professional cleaning service provider like Cleveland Carpet Cleaning at least once every year or two to renew your surroundings. Look for a cleaning team that uses the natural cleaning power of steam, with professional grade high-power equipment. In between professional cleanings, take proper care of your carpets, furniture, upholstery, rugs and automobile by following the steps below.
Practical Cleaning and Maintenance Tips
Carpets need to be vacuumed regularly to remove surface dust and dirt. Most carpet smells can be quickly deodorized while you vacuum - just sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet before you start. Increase carpet lifespan by placing area rugs or mats over high-traffic areas. If you choose one the same color as the carpet, it will barely be noticed.
There are a wide variety of upholstery fabrics and fibers available today. As with almost everything, their durability is not only a function of fiber/fabric type, but of use and care as well. Though very few of us are likely to opt for protective plastic upholstery covers, attractive throws and slip covers can be used on a daily basis to add an extra element of style while also protecting the underlying upholstery. Another good tip: rotate the pillows and cushions for more even wear.
Rugs can serve many functions in a work or living space. They protect underlying floor surfaces and floor coverings, buffer sound and sometimes are an important feature of interior design. Rug size will have an impact on proper care. Small, light rugs can sometimes be cleaned in a home washing machine, or take advantage of the free rug pick-up and delivery service offered by our cleaners. Sweep or rake and vacuum rugs weekly.
Whether it's made of wicker, wood, metal, glass, cardboard or some other material, furniture will last longer if it is well cared for. The best way to care for your furniture depends, of course, on the base material. If you find gum or candle wax stuck to your furniture, there is one tip that works across the board for practically every surface: rub an ice cube over the gum or wax for a few minutes, then pick it off with your fingers or a dull kitchen knife.
It's not by accident that most kitchens and bathrooms have tile or ceramic-type surfaces. These are the two areas in any home with the highest risk of bacterial contamination. Wiping down these surfaces frequently is the best way to provide daily protection for yourself and your family, preferably with an anti-bacterial solution and a disposable cloth. Gaps in grout are an open door for insects, germs and bacteria. Fill them as soon as possible and keep grout clean and mold free.
Most wood floors are built to last a lifetime and beyond, all it takes is a little tender loving care in the form of a soft rag for dusting and damp mopping. Even so, regular use takes its toll, including scratches and scarring from regular wear and tear and improver furniture replacement. Luckily, wood can be restored to its original luster through refinishing and cleaning. Though you may be tempted to turn this into a DIY project, think again. It is back breaking, very intensive work that can ruin your floor instead of refresh it if done by amateurs. Call in our professional experts - they have the necessary experience.
Pets are a great comfort to many of us - until they have an accident on the carpet, rug, furniture or bed. Act quickly to remove the cause of the stain before it has a chance to soak in -once the stain has soaked in, there's not much you can do on your own. Resist the urge to use strong chemicals that may harm your carpet or upholstery. Supermarket carpet shampoo might hide the stain on the surface, but will not remove residue that has soaked through the carpet. Penetrating steam cleaning, using professional equipment to prevent excessive moisture, is the most efficient way to totally remove all traces of pet accidents.
Cleaning Auto Interior
New car smell. Everyone wants it. In fact, you can buy it in a can. But a scent won't fool anyone if your car's interior has not been properly cleaned, detailed and maintained. The first step is unavoidable: have Cleveland Carpet Cleaning vacuum car seat upholstery, wash and dry the floor mats, treat dashboard and non-fabric surfaces with the correct product, clean the doors, windows, and vents. Then, keep a soft cloth or chamois in your glove compartment and the next time you're stuck in traffic, don't get on the cell phone, wipe down the dash, steering wheel and door surfaces. If you do, try our Auto Interior Cleaning, you'll be glad you did.