Archives: February 2016

Whenever you move into a new home, whether it be your very own or a rental unit, you need to ensure a deep cleaning has been conducted. Unfortunately, these days, it is difficult to take people at their word, but a deep cleaned, sanitized and deodorized home is the only way to keep you and your family safe from germs and bacteria.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to relate the benefits that go hand in hand with hiring a professional to do the cleaning for you.

Advantages of Professional Carpet Cleaning

1. Expertise. When utilizing the professional, you are not only paying for their time. You get the training and skill they possess. Different carpet fiber materials require specific cleaning needs. Stains that are blemishing the carpets may need special attention, and if there is strong odors present, you know the professional has the know-how to remove it. With the specialist comes top grade, state of the art equipment, that is currently up to par with technology, to get that deep rooted cleaning, without damaging the carpet. Naturally, the detergents used in conjunction with the equipment, is too superior in quality.
2. Saves you the trouble. Though you can easily rent, or even purchase your own caret shampooer, and the detergent that goes along with it, but when doing an extensive cleaning throughout the whole house, you will defiantly feel the fatigue and ache and pains. And the worst part is, you will never be as clean, sanitized, or deodorized as it would be if the professional performed the service. Save yourself the back-breaking labor and get the best results allowing the conditioned professional to utilize their equipment and skill.
3. A better clean. As mentioned before, the expert cleaning is far more efficient. Tough stains are removed, pungent odors are lifted, and the carpet are left looking vibrant and fresh. There is no worry for the possibility of mildew or mold settling in with a professional service.
4. Less worry. When you hire the specialist to deep clean he carpets, you know there isn’t lingering germs left behind on the previous occupants. Knowing that the carpets are sanitized and cleaned, can let you your little ones play or even walk bare foot without pause.

Advantages of Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning

1. Shine restored. Especially true on an older home, and if little to no professional tile and grout cleaning services where ever executed, tile and grout can look grungy, scummy and even mildew or moldy. Where a maintenance cleaning done by the residents get the surface layer cleaned, grout is extremely porous. Dirt, water, soap scum and other small particles fester deep below the surface. A professional, has the equipment, detergents, experience and skill to give tile and grout a deep clean. The tile and grout will look like new, with shine, vibrancy and freshness.
2. Knowing the condition. When have an expert cleaning the tile and grout, especially in the bathrooms, you will know before you use it, that there is no bacteria, germs, mildew or mold deeply penetrated into the grout. Giving you a better clean. When moving into a previously owned home, you never know the condition, maintenance or care they put into the home. Once the carpets, tile and grout have all had their deep cleaning, regular maintenance becomes easier on you.

When you get your keys, call us at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to schedule your carpet cleaning and tile and grout cleaning before you move into a home in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles CA.

Having hardwood floors in any home or business is a natural way to add elegance, charm and comfort. With their beautiful shine and attractive appearance, hardwood floors are a trendy, yet classic feature. Caring for them requires a bit of diligence. But after time, especially if they have ever seen any neglect, hardwood floors require a more in depth maintenance treatment. Including sanding, repairing, staining and or sealing with a desired sealant, otherwise known as hardwood floor refinishing. There is quite a bit of labor and time involved, and this kind of work is better suited for the professional as opposed to the amateur who’s only training was a youtube video.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to relate the benefits of hiring a professional to perform your hardwood floor refinishing service.

1. Aesthetic Hardwood Floor Improvement. Utilizing the expertise of a professional is the primary benefit. You now have years of experience and skillful techniques and methods to reach the hardwood floors full potential. Adding improvements you may not even have known existed, the specialist can contribute to an amazing and beautiful floor that accentuates your home’s or business’ established design and style.
2. Hardwood Floor Care Affordability. Often, when you have a home improvement task that needs doing, many folks believe that hiring a professional means an explosive bill at the end of the service. Especially in the current economical state, hiring the pros is reasonable and easily reached. Furthermore, when hiring the professional, you do not have to obtain the needed tools and equipment to accomplish the task of refinishing your hardwood floors yourself. If your hardwood floors have seen better days, a common misconception is that the floor itself is in need of replacing. This is not necessarily the more affordable option. A professional can assess the integrity of the hardwood floor, and determine if the less expensive restoration is possible.
3. Increased Home Value. If you are trying to sell your home, having the hardwood floors in pristine condition can increase the worth of your home. Not only can it contribute to increased value but having fresh, refinished hardwood floors will add appeal.
4. Avoiding Hardwood Floor Cleaning Mistakes. If trying to refinish a floor without the necessary training can result in costly mistakes. Hiring the expert immediately can avert disaster when allowing the skilled technician to do the job correctly.
5. Professional Hardwood Floor Cleaners Save Time. For the inexperienced, attempting to refinish your hardwood floor can be very time consuming. A professional can generally get the floor refinished in a day. Your home can get put back together quickly. The time you save yourself from attempting to do it yourself is well worth the investment.

Professional Hardwood Floor Installation & Refinishing in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles CA

Our professionals at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning have superior equipment and tools. We have acquired years of experience after receiving top quality training. Among our many services, refinishing hardwood floors is executed with meticulous care and precision. Your hardwood floors will be restored to their original beauty and shine. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

If you are parents with small kids, you know that they are always leaving a mess in their wake. They tend to turn into a small hurricane when it is play time and many times it can turn destructive. They tend to drag in dirt on the carpets, and run their hands down the wall leaving dark streaks throughout the house. They also have been known to break a thing or two. Every once and a while they sit quietly and draw or color you a picture that you display proudly on the refrigerator. If they are playing too quietly most moms know that could mean disaster. If you are like most families you have had your fair share of kid’s crayon incidents. It seems that paper and coloring books are never enough and they start to venture off coloring on walls, furniture and even your carpet. Getting crayon and marker out of your carpets can be a serious task to take on.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning has the best ways to remove crayon and marker from your carpets.


How to Get Crayon Out of Carpet

Just like any other stain on your carpet you want to make sure that you start cleaning it up immediately. The faster you get to it the easier it will be to get out. One way to try and remove the crayon is to use a butter knife or other blunt object to scrape away any excess pieces of crayon. After this step you can use a small amount of carpet cleaner that you have spot tested previously and spray it on the stained area. Use a nice clean towel or rag to dab away at the crayon and it should come up. If this does not work try using the iron method. Crayons are made from wax and so you can use a nice clean rag to lay over the colored area. Then set your iron to a hot setting that does not use steam and gently apply it to the rag that was used to cover. The wax should start to melt and seep into the rag and out of the carpet.

How to Get Marker Out of Your Carpet

Just like the information in the section regarding crayon, you always want to treat the stain as soon as you can to ensure that you get it as clean as possible. You can try a method that may seem crazy but should work like a charm. Use a can of oil free hairspray and pour some out onto the spot that has the marker. Then you want to place a nice clean cloth over the spot and dab at the area to pick up the color from the markers. If this didn’t work, you may want to try another option. You can use a small amount of dish soap on the area and dab away with the clean cloth.
If you find that these methods have not worked for you and you want to have the kids “art” removed for your carpets and rugs you can call a carpet cleaning expert to come out and treat the spot for you.

Call Steam Green Carpet Cleaning today to make an appointment to have your carpets and rugs cleaned in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles CA today!

Your pets are like family, and when you think about them you are probably filled with thoughts of all the love and companionship they bring to your life. What you may not think about is the germs and bacteria they bring into the home along with all the little accidental messes they loving leave behind.
Do you know what your four-legged friends are leaving behind in your home?
Pet Waste – Including vomit, urine & feces
Saliva – Did you know that your dog carries 20 or more types of bacteria in its mouth?
Dander – Did you know that an estimated 10% of all people living in America are allergic to animals?

Pet Dander is the Number one Cause of Allergies

If your beloved pet has left fecal matter or urine on your carpet or upholstery, it is imperative that you thoroughly clean and neutralize the entire area. While there is nothing that can eliminate pet stains like a professional carpet clean from your Steam Green Carpet Cleaning professional, there are some things that you can do at home between professional cleanings that can help keep your home fresh and odor free. Neutralizing is one of the most important components to keeping your pooch from urinating in the same spot. If your dog even gets a whiff of urine that you may have left behind he/she will continue to urinate in the same area over and over.

The knowledgeable carpet cleaning professionals at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning recommend the following solutions between professional deep cleaning treatments to combat emergency pet stains.

Remember: Always test in an inconspicuous area of carpet or upholstery before treating the stained area. If in doubt, contact your Steam Green Carpet Cleaning experts to schedule a professional spot clean.
Supplies you will need include: White vinegar, water, spray bottle, carpet brush, paper towels, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, detergent, vacuum, and most importantly pet odor neutralizer.
• Search using your eyes and nose to find the dog stain on your carpet or upholstery. Once a stain has dried it can be very difficult to see. More often than not, urine will produce an offensive odor. Once you have located the stain, mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar and place in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the urine stain and allow the solution to lightly soak the carpet fibers. Using your carpet brush gently rub the solution and blot the area with paper towels.
• Allow the area to completely dry. Once dry, sprinkle a large handful of baking soda on to the carpet or upholstery. Mix together ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1 teaspoon of detergent. Using gloves pour the mixture over the baking soda. Once the baking soda dissolves, use your gloved fingers to rub the solution in the carpet finishing with a carpet brush to ensure that the solution reaches the carpet fibers.
• Once the carpet has completely dried, vacuum over the area thoroughly to remove any residue. If the stain is still visible, repeat the process until the stain has been removed, finishing with a liberal spray of a pet odor neutralizer to eliminate any trace odors from your carpet or upholstery.

If you are struggling with pet stain and odors caused by your beloved pets, contact the professional carpet cleaning technicians at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning and ask to speak to a customer service professional to schedule your in-home consultation and estimate today in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles CA.

There are many different circumstances where getting new carpet is essential for a home. But with a vast number of choices out there on the market, it can be mind boggling as to what kind of carpet you should get.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some advice on carpet types and what cleaning and maintenance is required.

1. Carpet Durability: Especially if you desire to live in the home for many years to come, durability is a must. The better the durability, the better the longevity will be with proper care. When looking for the best durability the qualities to look for are the following:
Carpet Construction
Carpets Density or Thickness. When checking the density, look to see how closely the fibers are sewn together. The denser the carpet, the better and longer it will stand and will not be able to be crushed down. On the other side, carpet too thick will most likely not be soft. There are some extra dense carpets that are still soft but they are a rarity. Just remember it’s your carpet and you can be picky to find the perfect density without skimping on the softness.
Carpet Fibers
– Wool: Highly durable, great softness and eco-friendly. But pricey; wool carpet is generally three times more expensive than average carpet.
– Nylon: Industry experts agree nylon is the most durable to handle foot traffic. Diverse hues are readily available and are generally soft. However, nylon is prone to stains, but can be pre-treated to help hinder the stains.
– Polyester: A nice alternative to nylon fibers, eco-friendly and resists stains.
2. Carpet Budget: Depending on your affordability, seeking the perfect carpet for the right cost can be tricky. Some carpets are marked up due to style and flare, but cleverly disguise the poor quality. However, good quality could be presented boring and un-stylish. Make sure you are dealing with a company with a good reputation, and do your homework on carpet fibers, styles and colors before you purchase. Don’t feel pressured by pushy salesman, get the carpet you want at a reasonable cost.
3. Carpet Types and Textures: There are several textures available.
Plush Texture: A stiffer fiber of solid colors. Not as soft as other types but will not show foot prints or vacuum marks. Due to the tightness of the weave it will keep its texture longer than most.
Plush Saxony: Retains shine for an aesthetic flare. Is soft and comfortable enough to sleep on.
Berber: Carpet fibers are looped instead of stiffened straight up. Available in multi-colors. Not very comfortable to the touch but has high durability for foot traffic.
Patterned: Comes in plush or Berber, but has a pattern assembled into the carpet.
Print: Generally put together with designs and colors, and come in a wide range for unique style.
4. Additional Carpet Tips: Remember the carpet pad needs to be top of the line. That is what absorbs impact and can keep your carpet lasting longer.
– Be conscious of the style of room you already have with how your walls are surfaced, along with furniture, decor, and drapes. Your want the carpet to belong to the room already established.
– Get the right carpet better suited for your home. It is probably not a wise investment to get white wool when you have a family with clumsy fingers and many pitter patters of feet or furry pets.

Professional Full Service Steam Carpet Cleaning in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles CA

Always make sure no matter what carpet you purchase, you give it the proper care and maintenance. Hire Steam Green Carpet Cleaners to come and give your carpets professional cleaning once a year or as needed to prolong its life. We hope this was helpful information on your quest for new carpet.

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