Archives: December 2016

Many people choose to decorate their home with furniture, artwork and rugs. They each add style and personality to the homes décor. When you pay good money for an area rug such as a Persian or Oriental rug you want to be sure that they are cared for. An area rug can come in many sizes and styles to fit whatever style you are looking for. The great thing is that if you care for them properly you can have the rug for a long time and it will remain looking great. There are people that are not sure how to properly care for their rugs and they tend to roll them up and out of the way when they are doing their deep cleaning. That is a terrible mistake and you want to add your rugs to the cleaning as well.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning Outline the Care Steps to Take to Extend the Life Of Your Area Rugs

Have Area Rugs Cleaned Professionally: One of the things that you want to always do with anything that is made from any type of fabric is to have them cleaned. That goes for upholstery, drapes and especially your rugs. You spent quite a bit of money on the rug so taking the time to have them cleaned professionally is a great way to extend the life of the rug. The professional cleaning will get the deep set in dirt out of the fibers. We also will be able to treat the stains that are sure to have been spilled since that last cleaning.
Vacuum Area Rugs: Another way to ensure that rugs are kept looking their best is to run the vacuum. Some people make the mistake of choosing to roll up the rugs when they run the vacuum. The problem is that you have just rolled all the dirt up with it. The dirt needs to be removed from the rugs on a regular basis. If the dirt is left on the rug it can start to buildup and cause the fibers to collapse. Once that happens there is nothing you can do to correct it. If you like the feel of the nice soft rug be sure to run the vacuum regularly.
Rotate & Shift Area Rugs: You have probably set up the room and laid out the rug. Once it is in place you don’t want to move it since you finally got it just right. The problem is that if you allow the rug to stay in that exact location you are going to end up with areas that are more worn out. These are known as high traffic areas that are where people tend to travel through the home more often. These will be dirtier and can also cause damage to the fibers over time. The best way to stop this from happening is to be sure that you rotate the rugs to even out the wear and tear.

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The holiday season is truly a busy one. Whether you are a baker, a crafter, or someone who likes to keep the kids occupied there is still much to be. Some of those holiday traditions can get chaotic and out of hand, especially when the little miniature versions of you are running around, hopped up on sugar and excitement. Those crafting and baking paraphernalia could easily wind up tarnishing your carpet. With that in mind, we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning have compiled some common crafting essentials that might have blemished your carpet and we have included some tips and advice on getting rid of stains.

General Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Just a few things to remember before tending to the stains before we get into the nitty-gritty:
– Tend to the stains as soon as possible, the sooner you get to it the easier they are to get out.
– Avoid using HOT water, as in most cases this will set the stain in.
– Do not scrub and rub, this action merely spreads stains out and pushes them deeper. Always blot and work the outside in to keep the stain contained.
– Use white paper towels or cloths to sop up stains as dye or print can get transferred onto carpet.
– Always test homemade concoctions, household products, or over the counter department store cleaners in an inconspicuous area to ensure it will not compromise the integrity of your carpet or lighten the shade.

How to Get Washable Paint out of Carpet

– Carefully use a spoon to scoop up the excessive bulk of pain, and blot all remaining liquid with a paper towel. Work from the outside in and only use light pressure, as too much can push the stain deeper.
– Dried paint should be scraped up with a dull edge as much as possible.
– In a spray bottle or container, combined 1 cup warm water and 1/2 tsp liquid dish soap.
– Spray mixture onto the blemish, and gently work out the stain with a clean cloth. Do not scrub as this could make the mess bigger, and push the stain deeper, along with compromising the texture of the fibers. Avoid over saturation as this could cause too much moisture to pool together under the carpet which can lead to mold and other water damage.
– Repeat as necessary, until stain completely lifted.
– Place a clean, old towel that is slightly damp on top of the area, and walk on it, carefully walking on the once blemished area will help lift up any lingering detergents, moisture, and residue.
– Rinse area with cool water in a spray bottle, or sponge cool water to the area, and be sure to blot thoroughly. Do not over saturate.
– If the spot should distort to a brownish color, mix two part water with one part white vinegar, and sponge the mixture onto the area, and repeat as necessary.
– Place an old white towel that is dry and add some weights on top, allow to set over night to absorb the moisture.
– Once area is completely dried, vacuum well.

How to Remove Dried, Elmers, Wood, Gorilla & Glitter Glue out of Carpet

– Spoon up any excess and place on a paper towel immediately.
– First try removing any remainder glitter glue with a dampened sponge, working the exterior into the interior. In many cases, sponging it up is all it takes.
– If the glitter glue continues to resist, dab an ounce or so of alcohol onto a sponge, and gently work the remaining stain out.
– Repeat if necessary.
– Rinse with cool water and do not over saturate.
– Blot away excess liquid,
– Allow to air dry.

How to Remove Food Coloring, Cookie Frosting & Cake Icing

– Avoid wiping away the bulk, instead use a spoon or butter knife, and scrape away as much as possible leaving too much will just spread it out.
– In a container or spray bottle, combine one part cold water with one part white vinegar.
– Apply the solution onto a clean cloth or sponge, and gently blot up the stain. Avoid over saturation.
– Blot remaining moisture with paper towels.
– Repeat until stain is lifted, but be sure to contain the liquid by blotting in between.
– Place a towel and weights on top of the moistened area and let it sit over night.
– Vacuum the area once it is completely dry.

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If any stains persist, contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning today and let us handle the rest! Our experts can remove the stains and get your carpet looking clean and smelling fresh in time for Christmas.

For many people, the holidays mean gathering with friends and family. Sharing this season with those we love is a great way to celebrate the holidays. Whether you are planning on having holiday parties or house guests for Christmas, there are steps you should take to protect your flooring. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to share some tips to help you keep your flooring pristine this holiday season.

Schedule Professional Carpet Cleaning Services

The holidays fill up fast, so before the big day is upon us and your company is set to arrive any minute, schedule to have your carpets cleaned early. You want your carpets to look their best as people gather for the holiday season. You can inquire about getting protectant for your carpets to help shield them from the heavy holiday traffic they are bound to get!

Don’t Forget to Clean the Tile and Grout

When getting your flooring ready for the onslaught of holiday guests, don’t forget the tile flooring in your kitchen and bathrooms. Having them professionally cleaned will give your guests a fresh clean place to spend their time. Nothing is more inviting than a fresh clean space.

Use Low Profile Indoor Floor Mats & Runners at Entryways

When you have a lot of people going in and out of your house, the best way to keep the dirt and debris off your carpets is to have floor mats at all the entries to remove it from the bottom of their shoes. The floor mats should be wide enough that the first four steps are taken on it to get rid of the debris from the bottom of shoes. You should also ask that guests remove shoes upon entering your home too, to keep your flooring clean. You would be surprised at what adheres to the bottom of your shoes.

Don’t Leave Spills for Later

It’s bound to happen, people are going to spill. When there are several people in one room, enjoying conversation, something will most likely spill at one point or another. It may be tempting to leave it for later rather than leave conversation to clean it up, but when you leave spills for a long period of time on your carpet, it gives the stain time to set into the fibers of your carpeting. Don’t forget that as you clean up any spills on your carpeting, that you should blot rather than rub. When you rub a stain to clean it, you are actually pushing it deeper into the fibers of your carpets. Cleaning up spills right after they happen will help you avoid stains setting in and becoming even more difficult to remove later.

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As you are getting ready for the holidays, don’t forget to have your carpets professionally cleaned. This will eliminate odors and make your house shine just in time for friends and family to enjoy each other for the Christmas season. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning offers carpet cleaning as well as tile and grout cleaning. Call us today!

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning knows the holidays often means hosting parties and gatherings. Food and beverages are usually a part of the equation. Add carpets, clumsy gestures, goofy antics, and maybe even a little alcohol and you have a recipe for disaster. Often these beverages end up besmirching your carpets and you need to know how to get rid of the stains quickly. Below you will find a compilation of some common holiday beverages that might need to be removed from your carpet.

General Carpet Stain Removal Tips

**NOTES**. Use plain white cloths or paper towels, as dye or prints can transfer to your carpet. Whether you decide to use our homemade remedies or use a commercial ready-made product, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous area to ensure it does not compromise the integrity of your carpet or ruin the color. Never use hot water; it can set stains into your carpet.

Removing Red Wine Stains from Carpet

– Blot the spill immediately with paper towels work from the exterior and continue towards the center, and continue to blot the liquid until the moisture discontinues blotting.
– Over the blemished area sprinkle approximately 2 ounces of cool water and blot again.
– In a spray bottle or bucket, combine 1 tbsp liquid dish soap, 1 tbsp white vinegar, and 2 cups of warm water mix well.
– Apply the mixture on a clean cloth and begin dabbing at the remaining stain. Once the cloth has been consumed by moisture, get a new. Do not over saturate the carpet.
– Blot excess moisture.
– Rinse the area with cool water, and blot dry with a dry cloth.
Vacuum the area once it has been completely dried.

Removing Hot Cocoa & Chocolate Stains from Carpet

– With paper towels or a clean dry cloth blot the excess moisture.
– In a bucket or bowl combine 1 tbsp dish soap liquid, with 2 cups warm water and be sure it is well mixed.
– Sponge the mixture on to the stain. Do not over saturate
– Blot until all liquid is thoroughly sopped up.
– Allow to air dry and vacuum the area.

Cleaning Eggnog Spills on Carpet

– Start by using a spoon to remove the bulk of the clumps and remove excess moisture with paper towels or a clean cloth.
– In a spray bottle, combined ¼ tsp liquid dish soap in 2 cups warm water.
– Avoid using detergent or even high concentrations of the mixture.
– Rinse out the stain with warm water, be sure to blot up moisture in between, you do not want over saturate the carpet.
– Sparingly spray your mixture to the area and gently pat and blot up the stain.
– If a residue persists, use a vinegar solution of 1 cup white vinegar and 2 cups warm water, and gently work the solution thoroughly.
– Rinse with warm water.
– Using a clean dry cloth or dry paper towels to blot up all remaining moisture.
– Vacuum the area once it is completely dry.

How to Remove Cider Stains from Carpet

– Blot the excess moisture with paper towels or a dry cloth.
– Mix together 1 tbsp ammonia and 2 cups of warm water in a squirt bottle or bucket.
– Using a clean cloth, sponge on the solution onto the blemished surface or sparingly spray the solution on the area.
– Gently work out the cider in circular patterns in addition to blotting, working the stain from the outside in.
– With warm water rinse the area thoroughly.
– Towel-dry the remaining liquid.
– Allow to air dry and follow up with a vacuum once it is thoroughly dried.

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Steam Green Carpet Cleaning can handle all your floor and upholstery cleaning needs. If you have any stubborn stains that refuse to budge, contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning and let us handle the rest!

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