Archives: July 2015

The tile in your home is a big part of keeping a house clean. Not all tile is treated the same. Depending on the type of tiles you have the cleaning process can be different. Tile can come in travertine, granite or even ceramic. The most common type of tile in many homes around the United States is some kind of ceramic. This type of tile is a little easier to clean because it is not a natural stone is less likely to soak in any spills. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you keep the floors cleaned. It is also easier to maintain the cleanliness if you have the floors cleaned professionally by a company that you can depend on such as Steam Green Carpet Cleaning.

Is your Los Angeles Tile Cleaner Really Working?

If you have a large area of tile that needs to be cleaned you may think that using a chemical cleaner and a mop is the best way to go. This can actually cause a layer of grease and grime to build up on the tile floor. If you are using a quick and easy item like a swifter mop it can actually be adding to the buildup. Another way that you can eliminate this build up is by not using shoes or bare feet. Bare feet has oils that can leave a residue on the tiles and shoes carry the dirt from outside to the inside. This can get stuck on the tile and in the grout lines.

Los Angeles Pet Odor & Stain Removal

One other way that floors are left dirty is if you have pets. A dog or cat have hair and dander that can be left all over the home. They also can leave dropping accidents that if not cleaned up quickly can begin to soak into the floors.

Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning in Los Angeles CA

The best way to keep the tile floors clean and neat is to hire a professional like Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to clean the floors on a regular basis. A professional can use the proper tools and chemicals that can get the floors clean and rid them of any residue. You can also use a microfiber mop with water to clean up the floors in between the professional cleaning.

Carpet is a great addition to any home and provides a great level of comfort and softness for your family to enjoy. Often times carpet can experience stains from food or drink spills, pet accidents and the dirt and oil that is tracked into the home on a daily basis. These stains can be difficult to remove, however, if treated properly, they can be completely removed and your carpet can be left looking as good as new. Some damage that occurs to carpet is more severe and requires more than just blotting up a spill with a dry towel. Water damage can destroy the carpet in your home if not properly taken care of. Water damage to your carpet is usually the result of a broken pipe within your home, a leak in your roof or the result of a severe storm or natural disaster.

Natural Disaster Flood Damage

Natural disasters that cause flooding can end up costing homeowners a great deal of money in home repairs. Salvaging your carpet may seem like an unlikely option; however there are steps you can take to avoid having to re-carpet your entire home. After flooding has occurred in your home, the best thing to do is act quickly. Mold can begin to grow 24-48 hours after carpet has been soaked by the water. Once mold begins to grow, it is extremely difficult to get rid of. Remove any furniture that can soak up water and put it in a dry area.

Water and Moisture Problems

Water causes severe problems for any type of material that can absorb it; this includes carpet, drywall, fabric and furniture. If water and moisture are allowed to linger, then not only will mold become a problem, but your home will begin to smell very badly and it is a smell that will be difficult to get rid of on your own. If the water is not completely removed, then you will be dealing with a host of resulting problems caused by the initial water damage.

Professional Water Damage Restoration

The best possible solution to salvage your carpet from water damage is to call in the service of a professional carpet cleaning company. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning specializes in water damage restoration and will get your home back to its clean and dry condition after a flood or leak has caused damage. Do not waste your time attempting to fix this major problem on your own, contact a professional like Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to take care of your water damage and be free of worry, mold and sour smells that water damage can cause in your home.

Commercial carpeting is different than a residential flooring option. That is for good reason, the first is that it needs to be able to withstand a lot more foot traffic, second is that it is not necessarily for a lot of comfort. The carpet in a commercial building is usually made very durable and can last a very long time, as long as the carpet is maintained properly. If you allow the dirt and grime to build up on the carpet it can reduce the life of the carpet significantly.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Most professional would recommend that the carpet in any commercial building be cleaned every 4 to 6 months. There are many types of debris and dirt that makes its way onto the carpet. This can range from dirt from shoes, oil from the parking lot and debris from plants that are near the walkway or entrance. There are some options when looking into having your commercial carpets cleaned.
Here are some choices that we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning have come up for you.

Carpet Cleaning Options

Steam Cleaning: As our name suggests we are partial to steam carpet cleaning. This option is preferred by many businesses because of the cleanliness that it offers. This way the steam comes from a hose that heats the water and turns into steam with a chemical cleaner that is used to saturate the carpeting and breaks down the buildup of dirt and grime. The water is then extracted from the carpet leaving it slightly damp but this way you can see the amount of dirt that has come off the carpet.

Dry Cleaning: This option is a great choice for some businesses and can be discussed when you speak to a technician for your appointment. The dry chemical option is when a dry compound is added to the carpet and left to set. This is when the chemical can break down the dirt and have it ready to be removed. Then a high powered vacuum is used to remove not only the dry chemical compound but also the dirt that it has lifted from the carpeting.
Whichever option you choose Steam Green Carpet Cleaning is available to have your carpets done in no time at all. Contact us today!

Leather furniture needs regular maintenance and cleaning just like all the other areas and accessories in your home. Leather absorbs dirt and other contaminants just like upholstered furniture, but unlike your upholstered furniture, leather furniture has an added challenge. Leather furniture loses moisture and softness over a period of time. Store purchased cleaners may provide a temporary fix, but these products may also cause long term damage. Leather furniture is a long term investment and a beautiful additional to any home and as such requires proper cleaning and maintenance. The experts at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning use environmentally safe, professional leather cleaning products and specialized equipment to clean, moisturize, protect and rejuvenate your leather furniture without any harmful side effects.
The experts at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning have provided the following list of 5 Do’s and Don’ts to help you care for your leather furniture between our professional services.
1. Never use Soap including oil soap and saddle soap on your leather furniture, it can stain and darken the leather. Even mild soap can cause damage. Soap removes the oil which can cause your leather to become brittle, and dry. If you wash your furniture with soap and then try to moisturize by adding oil you run the risk of the oil causing permanent stains.
3. Avoid placing your leather furniture in direct sunlight or next to air conditioners or heating. Extreme temperatures can cause leather to crack and dry out.
4. Blot spills as quickly as possible using a clean, preferably white terry cloth towel. Sprinkle talcum powder or baking powder on grease or oil stain to help absorb it.
5. If you have just purchased leather furniture, contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning for immediate protection with a professionally applied leather protector. Keep your furniture free of dust by occasionally wiping with a damp cloth.
Some of the most common questions asked by our Steam Green Carpet Cleaning customers are:
– “Do leather furniture manufactures recommend professional cleaning? And if yes, how often?” Yes, manufactures recommend professional cleaning every 6-12 months.
– “What types of leather does Steam Green Cleaning Clean?” Our highly skilled technicians are specially trained to clean all kinds of leather, including pigmented, suede, nubuck and aniline.
– “What is the difference between my household cleaner and your professional cleaning system?” Most household cleaners contain silicones and other chemical compounds that can damage your furniture. Your Steam Green Carpet Cleaning professional will use a three step process. Step one begins with applying and removing a specialized cleanser to remove the dirt and other soiling from your furniture. Step two, the leather is then heated and treated to allow our carefully applied moisturizers to absorb into the leather leaving it soft and supple. Step three, the leather is reheated and a protector is applied to fill in the cracks where soil can settle and become trapped. The leather protector also helps to prevent future damage. All three steps are completed by our fully trained leather care professionals.

Professional Leather Sofa and Upholstery Cleaning

Contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning for your professional leather cleaning and other cleaning services including carpet, rug, tile, upholstery, leather furniture, mattress and air duct cleaning, as well as water damage restoration in the greater Los Angeles area. Our professional highly skilled team is dedicated to guarantee your full satisfaction from our quality services. Call us for a free quote today!

Clients Testimonials

We didnt have the funds to buy new carpet so we thought we would try them. They were able to get the pet smell out and they even were able to get oil paint from my 2 year old out of an upstairs bedroom carpet. Would use again.

Chris. S. Agoura Hills, CA