Archives: March 2018

The time has come to get out your Easter baskets and get the eggs boiling. The traditions that surround Easter are pretty simple. The Easter bunny shows up on Easter and will drop a basket full of goodies off for all the kids. The basket is full of candy filled eggs, chocolate, sugar and more. It is full of spring colors and the kids can lay around and enjoy the spring weather while snacking away. The other part of an Easter tradition is the dying of the eggs. You spend some time hard boiling eggs so that the kids can take time to color them. The eggs are then taken and hidden around for the kids to find. The parents will often base a portion of the Easter meal around these hard boiled treasures. The part that can be a problem is the actual coloring of the eggs. The egg dye is supposed to get on the shell of the egg and dye it so when it gets on the carpet it will dye it as well. It is important to know the best way to clean the dye off your carpet so you don’t cause more damage.

Steam Green Carpet Cleaning Lists How to Prevent & Remove Easter Egg Dye Carpet Stains

How To Prevent Easter Egg Dye Stains: When you are ready to set up your Easter egg dye station you want to make sure you use some precautions. If you know you are going to use your table you want to make sure that you use a tarp to ensure that your carpet is covered. This is the same way that you would protect your carpet if you are going to paint. You can also lay some absorbent pads under the egg dying kits. This will help to absorb the dye before it even has time to land on the carpet. Using these types of preventive methods is a great way to reduce the chances that you will end up with a stain.
Use Dish Soap & Cold Water to Remove Easter Egg Dye Carpet Stains: The first thing that you need to know about cleaning after a dye spill is that you want to be sure that you use cold water only. If the water is warm it will start to set the stain into the carpet. You want to use the dish soap and cold water that you will soak a cloth in. Then use the soaked cloth to dab on the area to clean the stain from the carpet.
Ammonia Can Remove Stubborn Dye Carpet Stains: The other way that you can treat an egg dye stain is with ammonia. You can dip a cloth in some ammonia and soak it into the spot. Then use another cloth that you soak in water to pull the ammonia and the dye out of your carpet. This should remove the rest of the coloring from the carpet.

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Warmer temperatures mean that Easter is just around the corner. Children love to run through the grass looking for hidden Easter eggs filled with all sorts of treats. Easter egg hunts usually start in the morning when the grass is still wet from dew. The children run in and now the carpets are wet and Easter baskets with dyes in them have been set down on the carpet. Crafts made of tissue and crepe paper can stain when they get wet and the color can bleed. The paper grass that is used in Easter baskets also has dyes in it.

Removing Dyes from Carpet

• Always blot as much of the stain as possible. Use a clean, dry towel and never scrub
• Use a spot carpet cleaner and follow the directions
• Again, blot and don’t scrub. Scrubbing will only spread the stain
• Repeat as needed
Another method to try- Use ¼ tsp dishwashing liquid with a cup of warm water. Use a clean white cloth or paper towel and repeat until the dye no longer transfers. You’ll need to rinse with plain water to remove the solution, otherwise the detergent will attract soil.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Carpet

Chocolate and Easter go hand in hand; and kids love it! But chocolate stains are unsightly on your carpet. Unfortunately, chocolate stains are some of the hardest stains to remove.
• Scrape off as much of it as you can. Chocolate melts fast, so work quickly. Gently scrap it off otherwise you can damage the carpet fibers. This won’t remove the stain completely, but it will make the next step easier because it won’t be as thick.
• Vacuum. After you’ve removed as much of the chocolate as possible the next step is to vacuum. This will remove all the tiny flakes of chocolate that are left behind. These tiny flakes can re-melt of make it harder to remove the stain because it will just get rubbed back in when you start cleaning it. Use a strong vacuum to suck as much as you can.
• Use hot water. Remember that chocolate melts easily so use hot water to re-melt it, so you can remove it out of the fibers. Once its melted, you can then blot it.
• If the hot water doesn’t work, you can try using detergent and a brush. Always work from the outside in.
• You can try bleach but be careful as it can remove the pigment in your carpet. Bleach is very concentrated so just a drop can permanently stain your carpet.

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Carpet stains that get deep into the carpet fibers may be almost impossible to remove completely. It can also be difficult to remove stains that have been left to sit for too long. Easter is fun, but you don’t want a reminder of it on your carpet. If your attempts at stain removal have failed, the next step is to call the professionals at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning. We have experienced technicians that can handle any stain. Give us a call today!

Tile floors are a great way to bring value to your home. Tile floors are very durable, and many people neglect them when it comes to cleaning. Tile floors need to be taken care of the right way to ensure they look great for years. Any home will stay neat and tidy when a cleaning schedule is followed. When you leave areas of your home untouched for long periods of time your cleaning routine will get off track and the flooring in your home does get neglected from deep cleanings and don’t get cleaned properly as often as they should. Tile floor maintenance should be part of regular cleaning.

Deep Cleaning Tile Floors

Tile floors need to be sealed correctly before starting a cleaning routine. This is more important if you have stone tile floors. The best product to use on your flooring is a masonry floor sealer. This product can be found at most hardware stores. Use clean rags or a clean mop and always follow the directions on the package. Tile floors that are sealed are more durable and easier to clean. Properly sealed floors need to be cleaned once a week by using a soft mop or cloth with a mild detergent. Always make sure you change the cleaning solution you’re using to clean so you don’t have a cloudy film of dirt on the floor. Many cleaning solutions are too caustic and can damage your floors. If you’re trying something new, test it out in an inconspicuous area to see if it will affect your flooring.

How to Clean Floor Grout

Once a month you’ll need to pay more attention to the grout. Use a vacuum cleaner first to pick up any debris before you start cleaning. Regular sweeping and vacuuming will remove sand, dirt and grit that can scratch and dull the surface of your tile. Protect your tiles by doing so before you start cleaning. Each year your tile floors should have a wax or acrylic liquid spread over the surface to make them easier to clean. You will eventually need to have the floors stripped because the wax will build up. After the floors are stripped they will need to be resealed and then cleaning procedures can start over again. There’s only so much that mopping will do as far as getting your floors cleaned and because grout is porous it will absorb dirt and debris. Mopping only removes surface dirt and debris. It doesn’t remove the embedded dirt that can make grout look dull. Dirty tiles can also turn your them into a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria. More so in areas like the bathroom and the kitchen, where germs can run rampant.

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Getting new furniture is an exciting experience. When you have a new sofa, you want to ensure it wears well and you get the most out of your purchase. No one wants to find their sofa looking worn after only a short time. While you can cover them with plastic covers or slip covers, many people may not want to cover up their sofa in order to preserve its beauty. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning is here to talk about ways to extend the life of your sofa.

How to Keep Furniture from Fading in the Sun

While natural light casts a beautiful glow over everything in the room, it also damages anything it touches. If the sun is shining directly on your sofa, it is working to damage it with fading. Sometimes, having your sofa in the sunlight is unavoidable, and for those instances, we recommend using window coverings to protect your furniture during the sunniest part of the day.

Avoid Pet Hair & Dander on Your Sofa

Those furry friends that we consider part of the family often leave behind pet hair and dander wherever they go. This pet hair can look awful as well as cause damage as pet hair and dander build up on your sofa. If you can’t keep your pets off your furniture, consider laying a blanket on the sections that they have deemed “theirs.”

Upholstery Fabric Durability

When you have upholstered furniture in your home, choosing the right fabric can make or break the length of time that the furniture holds up. Durable fabric like microfiber will last much longer than others. Another thing to consider is caring for the fabric. Be sure to follow care instructions for your sofa to avoid damaging the upholstery.

Vacuum Couches

Vacuuming your upholstery often will keep the fine dirt and debris that make their way into the fibers of your furniture from causing damage. Vacuum your furniture once a week to keep dirt and debris from soiling your sofa and causing staining or wear. It’s also recommended that you rotate your cushions so you don’t get a pattern of wear on your cushions and they last longer.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning

There is no way around it, if you want your upholstered furniture to last longer, it needs to be professionally cleaned. A professional carpet cleaning company will be able to remove stains and germs from your furniture with a deep cleaning at least once a year. With industrial strength equipment, you don’t have to worry about particulates getting caught in the fibers of your furniture, causing damage.

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If it has been a while since your sofa was professionally cleaned, the experts at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning can deep clean it to remove any staining you may have. We use products that are safe for your children as well as your pets so you don’t have to worry about strong chemicals being used in your home. Call us today for more information about our upholstery cleaning services.

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