Archives: April 2017

Many think cleaning your mattress is not essential or that they can be cleaned by the owner just every so often. Where yes, you should regularly clean your mattresses you should also have mattresses professionally cleaned one to every three years. Even when a mattress looks clean you might be surprised to learn exactly how dirty it really is. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning will share why you should have your mattresses professionally cleaned and how to properly perform regular cleaning of your mattress in-between those professional deep cleanings.

How Much Dirt, Dirt Skin, Dust Mites & Other Contaminants Are in Your Mattress?

Your mattress is filled with dirt that falls into the mattress and it isn’t just dirt that falls into the mattress fibers either. There is also the skin that you are constantly shedding. Even though the surface may look clean and even new, the inside of the mattress is not. Most people say they are not bothered too much by this knowledge, because it is not like they are sleeping directly on top of it. Keep in mind, where there is dirt and sloughed off human skin, there will be dust mites who want to feast on it. Even those with a dust mite proof cover still will have some dust mites in their bed. However, dust mites are a fact of life and they do help the environment by eating the skin you shed. They themselves are not the problem. In fact, up to a point they are useful. However they too shed their skin. They poop on your mattress as well, which is not only gross, it also causes allergies. Those with asthma or respiratory problems will suffer from the presence of dust mites. You will never completely be able to remove dust mites in your home or bed. They are everywhere. Even so, you will want to control their population. This is where having your carpets, upholstery and yes, your mattress professionally cleaned is a benefit. If sleeping with bugs isn’t bad enough, let talk about human sweat, the accidental urine from our little ones and other stains caused by human secretions. This isn’t just dirty and a health hazard that can cause skin disease, but it is also the cause of smelly mattresses.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Company to Steam Clean Your Mattresses

Cleaning your mattress is important in so many ways. The many benefits of having a professional mattress cleaning is that they come with all of the cleaning solutions and equipment to deeply clean your mattress. Commercial vacuums and even steam cleaners don’t have the power to penetrate deep into the mattress; however they still work for personal mattress cleaning. It is encouraged that you clean your mattress once a month to help maintain a cleaner mattress until it is time for a professional deep cleaning. When you perform your monthly cleaning you should always wash your bedding and vacuum both side of your mattress. Attend to stains as they occur and baking soda can be used to remove odors. Just sprinkle the baking soda on the mattress and let it set for 15 minutes and vacuum it up.

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Cleaning your mattress is important, especially when you consider we spend a third of our lives sleeping. Having your mattress professionally cleaned provides a healthier sleep environment as well as a more restful one as some have claimed. If it is time for your mattresses to be cleaned, contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning today.

If someone told you that water could stain your carpet and upholstery you probably would never believe them! Most people would say no way water could actually stain your carpet. The truth is that water can stain your carpet and upholstery if it is left to dry. Water is essential to life and is used in many facets. Drinking water is the top of the list and is needed to hydrate a person. They need the water to survive just like animals and plants. Water is an important part of survival and is used in other areas as well such as cleaning and cooking. It is made up of hydrogen and oxygen which if that was spilled on your carpet it would never leave a spot. The problems comes when the water has additives to it. When the water is collected and used to bottle or sent to your house it has gone through the ground. The rocks, dirt and sand are not part of the water and that is what is called sediment and minerals. All of the extra sediment and minerals cannot be completely removed so when it comes out of the faucet it has some of that still left. When the water dries the minerals are left behind and that is what is visible and looks like white streaks on the carpet.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning Explains the Best Way to Deal With a Water Stain On Your Carpet & Upholstery

What Cleaning Products to Use to Remove Water Stains: Some people think that using an acid is the way to go. Acid does work to break down minerals and sediment but it can cause damage to the fibers of the carpet. The acid that is the most well-known for cleaning is vinegar. Although it is a great cleaning agent for bathroom and disinfecting many things you can’t always use it on carpets. To be sure that it is safe for your carpet is to do a spot check. You test a piece of carpet that is in the back of the closet for signs of damage. If you don’t want to take your chances of damaging your carpet you can also use warm water and a tablespoon of dish soap. Combine these two ingredients into a spray bottle and cover the area that you want to treat.
Agitate & Vacuum Water Stains on Carpet: The next step of the process is to allow the soaked area to sit for about five to ten minutes. After it has had time to sit, you need to agitate the area with your fingernails or a soft brush that won’t damage the upholstery of carpet. This will pull the minerals away from the carpet and allow you the chance to pick it up. You can’t pick it up by hand so using a wet/dry vac is a great solution. You can remove the left over sediment as well as the water that you used to clean the area.
If you are not sure how to deal with a water stain or any other type of stain on your carpets and upholstery call a professional. We have the right tools and cleaning solutions to take care of the dirt and stains on your carpet.

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Proper care and maintenance of carpets have been a challenge for many people with the myths floating around. Some people state a method being beneficial where others say that same method is detrimental. For those less informed, the facts are crucial if you want your carpets to last until their projected lifespan and then some. Today we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like dissolve the myths that might be hindering your carpet care.

Common Carpet Cleaning & Care Myths

Myth: There isn’t a difference in quality between pricey carpeting and cheaper carpets
Fact: So very untrue as the cheaper the carpet is the lower quality and manufacturing was. The poorly fashioned carpets are not designed nearly as many years as high-end quality carpets. If the carpet is intending for you and you plan on owning it long term, invest in a high quality carpet and carpet padding.
Myth: Carpets are damaged during steam cleaning treatments
Fact: If the equipment and detergents are not applied appropriately, than steam cleaning treatments can ruin carpets during a steam cleaning. As far as professional steam cleaning goes, there is no risk however. Professionals have advanced training and knowledge regarding all carpet types, equipment techniques, and detergent applications to ensure your carpets are efficiently cleaned and in optimal condition.
Myth: Professional deep carpet cleaning isn’t needed unless carpets look filthy or carry any stains
Fact: Just because the carpets don’t behold obvious markers that they are not clean, doesn’t mean they are. Dirt and debris gets penetrated deep in the fibers if it becomes obvious than the carpets are in worse condition than you supposed. A sandpaper like effect ensues with abrasive dirt particles deep in carpets in conjunction with daily walking traffic. Getting your carpets cleaned a minimum of once a year can extend the overall condition and lifespan of your carpet.
Myth: It takes years before new carpets need a professional cleaning
Fact: Carpets, new and old, should be cleaned annually. When your carpet is a year old, investing in a professional carpet cleaning is highly beneficial. Dirt and soil that has not reached the surface are building up, and being proactive can spare your carpets the dingy appearance. If the carpets appear dull and filthy, the buildup has already done sustained excessive wear and tear.
Myth: Following a professional cleaning, carpets always quickly become filthier
Fact: In the earlier years of carpet shampooing this myth was true, but is no way applicable now. Residues left behind would that attracted dirt. But with modern technical advances and the specially formulated detergents are used by professionals. Methods and techniques are designed to extract the filth and all of the detergents to eliminate the residue that dirt clings to.
Myth: Excessive vacuuming is rough on carpets
Fact: No amount of vacuuming can expedite the deterioration of your carpet. If your home tends to accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris, vacuuming twice a day will only benefit the carpets in which the particulates don’t have the opportunity to fall deep in the fibers and cause the friction that deteriorates carpet.
Myth: Professional and DYI carpet shampooing are equally comparable
Fact: The standardized carpet cleaners and equipment available to the masses will effectively disperse the water and detergents, but the extracting process falls short. If water is left to fester it can introduce mold and create filthier carpets. High-end industrial strength, premium grade equipment and products are used by professionals to ensure maximum results.
Myth: Carpet deodorizer powder is good enough to prevent or neutralize odors
Fact: Excessive carpet powders cause unnecessary damage over long term use. Most vacuums are not powerful enough to collect all the powder. Any lingering powder is just as detrimental is dirt.
Myth: Professional carpet cleanings are too expensive and thus only used if the occasion calls for it
Fact: In recent decades, carpet cleaning has become a competitive industry and commonly used. Considering these factors, carpet cleaning has become more affordable than ever before. Professional cleaning includes such benefits as the following: prolongs carpet life, reduces allergy inducing containments, and minimizes the bacteria and other contagions to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

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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