Do DIY Grout Cleaning Methods Really Work?

grout cleaning, professional grout cleaningCleaning the grout between the tiles doesn’t seem too complex. Just rinse, scrub, and dry, right? Actually, the process is not that simple. In fact, many of the DIY grout cleaning methods we hear of may actually damage the surface. We’ll analyze some of these methods and explain why they’re ineffective and potentially damaging.

Scrubbing Doesn’t Work

Many homeowners believe they’re giving the grout a good cleaning by scrubbing endlessly. Common tools include a discarded toothbrush and even motorized scrubbers. The scrubbing doesn’t clean the grout; all you’re doing is moving dirt over the pores without fully extracting it. You need to clean the grout at the pore level; otherwise, it will remain dingy. Cleaning the grout deep into the pore requires steam extraction technology. Continue Reading →

Why Professional Carpet Cleaning in Summer Is Necessary

summer carpet cleaningCarpet attracts debris year-round. However, dirt and dust accumulation especially ramps up in the summer. We’ll explain the factors that make carpet cleaning in the summer an essential component for good housekeeping. Just because the carpet looks clean does not make it so.

More Foot Traffic

The kids are out of school. With more people occupying the home for longer hours, you can bet the carpet will come into contact with more grime. The kids will traipse in and out the front door or backyard, introducing more dirt to the carpet every time. Consider a house rule of no shoes in the living room.

Foot Traffic from Pets

Many pet owners swear that their dog’s or cat’s energy level ramps up in the warmer months. Pets that continuously trot around the carpet are going to leave fur and dander behind. Furthermore, dogs that are not getting enough stimulation outdoors may do so indoors, in the worst possible ways. This includes scratching and pawing the carpet and upholstery. Continue Reading →

3 Benefits of Professional Upholstery Cleaning

upholstery cleaningYou may not realize it, but upholstered furniture puts up with a lot of punishment in the average home. The fabric is being pulled and stretched regularly. It’s exposed to dust, dirt, pet fur and more. Food particles are spilled on it and then ground into cracks and crevices. Liquids can get spilled; and even though you can try to absorb the spill with a cloth, the fabric’s fibers absorb a certain amount. Over time, your clean furniture becomes a home for bacteria. One of the best decisions you can make is to have your upholstery professionally cleaned. Here’s why you should have your upholstery professionally cleaned:

1. Makes your Home More Inviting

No one wants to sit down on a piece of furniture that is soiled or has an unpleasant aroma coming from it. It’s just not sanitary. Continue Reading →