Keys to Carpet Health

The Key to Carpet Care

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With a Few Carpet Care Tricks, Your Carpet Can Look Bright and Spotless as Opposed to Dingy and Spotted

If your carpet resembles a Dalmatian’s coat, it’s time to employ a few tricks and tips to get your tired foot space looking like new. Vacuuming alone simply won’t cut it in regards to your carpet’s long-term health. A combination of techniques paired with regular maintenance will ensure your carpet looks and feels clean and inviting.

 

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Square Foot of Clean Carpet

Remember how your carpet looked when it was newly installed? There were no dark patches, stains, or blemishes to soil the appearance. Those all came later after spilled coffee, pet hair, and food crumbs accumulated over time, covering your carpet in splotches. The best way to maintain your carpet’s appearance is to take preventative measures to keep it pristine.

dirty shoes on the ground

One of the simplest methods you can use to prevent stains is removing your shoes before stepping on your carpet. Enforce a shoes-off policy in your home for your carpets, hardwood floors, and anywhere else you step. This will prolong the life and general upkeep of your carpet tremendously.

 

A Rundown of Carpet Care Techniques

Even with your muddy shoes staying by the door, stains will occur on your carpets. A carpeted floor means dirt, allergens, and grime collect in the fibers over time contributing to a less-than-stellar look. Here’s a briefing on three methods of cleaning:

man vacuums carpet in the living room as part of carpet care

Vacuuming – This is the most familiar approach to carpet cleaning and for good reason. Vacuuming is an effective way to pick up dirt and dust that live in your carpet. The catch here is that it must be done often. Experts recommend twice a week for true benefit.

DIY Machines – If you fancy yourself handy, this might seem like the way to go but pay careful attention to doing it right. Do-it-yourself steam machines can provide a thorough carpet scrub only if the correct amount of chemical is used. A steam machine also won’t provide the level of clean that a professional will when it comes to deep-set dirt. After factoring in chemical cost, machine cost, time cost, and the degree of cleaning, that money might be better spent on a professional clean.

Spot Cleaning – Getting to a stain within a minute after it occurs provides a very high chance you can remove it. Use a blotting technique with a cloth and tap water instead of a back-and-forth scrubbing method to prevent spreading the stain and a fuzzy, frayed patch. If that fails, use club soda or white vinegar in a 50/50 solution mixed with water.

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Time to Call in the Pros

If you, like most people, would rather not spend time obsessing over your carpet weekly, then it’s time to call a professional cleaner like D’s Cleaning Service. We’ve got the expert carpet know-how that only comes from years of experience. Return your DIY steamer, stow your vacuum in the closet, and let us worry about the stains in your carpet. In addition to carpet maintenance, D’s Cleaning Service can provide an excellent clean for your entire home, apartment, or office. The superior clean you’ll experience with D’s carpet shampooing, vacuuming, and scheduled cleanings will impress from afar. Go ahead and give us a call today!

Springtime Can Mean Allergy Time

Springtime Can Mean Allergy Time

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Are Allergies Causing You to Miss Out on Crawfish Boils and Picnics? We All Know Pollen is an Irritant, but Here’s a Rundown of the Specifics that Highlight the Necessity of a Professional Cleaning

Watery eyes can be just the start of a long list of symptoms stemming from spring allergies. Pollen is the number one cause of hay fever, but pollen is a general term for all the spores that trees, grasses, and weeds contribute to the plant reproductive process. You can’t blame a plant for trying to fertilize, but you can minimize your exposure. Keeping your home clean and pollen free can help alleviate allergies and the sicknesses that come with it.

 

The Trees and Weeds Behind the SneezePlant that causes springtime allergies

While we all love the sight of a blossoming tree in spring, those very blossoms are the source of many common spring allergens. Here are some trees at the top of the list of usual suspects in Louisiana:

  • Cedar
  • Cypress
  • Maple
  • Mulberry
  • Oak

Trees aren’t the only ones to blame for all the hacking and coughing. Weeds can be just as potent and compel you to grab an extra antihistamine before you leave for the day. Not to be outdone, here’s a shortlist of some of the biggest allergy offenders:

  • Bermuda
  • Johnson
  • June
  • Perennial Rye
  • Timothy

Timothy, Johnson, and June may sound like three people you went to high school with, but these weeds should not be taken lightly. They can trigger allergies just as quickly as their larger tree brothers. If you’re prone to allergies, taking precautions and limiting time outside during allergy season is the best way to ensure a happy upper respiratory system this coming spring.

 

Keep Your Home Clean During SpringA woman sneezing from spring allergens

There’s no way to scrub down the outside world, but you can take steps to promote a healthy, clean environment inside your home or office. In fact, inside air quality is often five times as polluted as outside air. This means that your favorite blanket isn’t just effective at keeping you warm and cozy but also at trapping significant numbers of dust and common spring allergens. Along with furniture and blankets, friendly Fido the dog is, unfortunately, also to blame for the tracking of pollen into your home. When he plays outside, large amounts of pollen gets trapped in his coat before he re-enters the house. Luckily, there’s a solution to the indoor allergy blues.

 

Indoor Allergy ReliefA professional cleaner removing allergens

You may think you’ll be able to keep up with cleaning this allergy season, but once the first pollen grains are released, the task of upkeep will be too much to handle. Who has time to vacuum carpets, dust the house, and sweep the floors while pollen continues to mount? The task will seem never-ending, but D’s Cleaning Service is here to help. We’ll do all the jobs mentioned above and more to take care of the indoor cleaning while you go enjoy the beautiful springtime sunshine.

The best way to keep allergies at bay is to hire a professional cleaner like D’s Cleaning Service to remove as much of the pollen caught in your drapes, carpet, and furniture as possible. D’s specializes in both home and residential cleaning, so if your office starts accumulating dust and pollen this spring, contact D’s Cleaning for a top-notch spring cleaning. Just watch as your sneezing, sniffling, and coughing subsides when your home or office is de-allergized.

Tips for Cleaning Marble

Tips for Cleaning Marble

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Cleaning Marble Is an Investment That Requires a Special Kind of Care

 

Marble is a gorgeous, classic type of rock that is used in homes as floor tiles, countertops, and even on fireplaces. However, as beautiful as the rock is, cleaning marble has its own set of challenges. If you have marble in your home, you know that it is expensive and sensitive to stains, etches, and scratches. To help you keep your marble glossy and fresh, D’s Cleaning Services has provided cleaning tips to ensure that your marble stays in the best shape.

 

Clean the wine spilled on the marble as soon as possibleClean Up Spills as Soon as Possible

This may seem obvious as you should clean up any spills on any surface right away. However, when it comes to marble, one spill of coffee could ruin your perfect marble floors or countertops. The most important spills you should watch out for are ones with acidic substances such as wine, coffee, fruit juices, tomato sauce, sodas, and even certain cleaning products. If an acidic liquid is left on the marble, you could end up staining or etching (dulling its glossy appearance) the surface.

 

Avoid Using Bleach, Ammonia, and Vinegar Products to Wipe Down Marble

Harsh cleaners are known to etch marble, which will make the material look dull and more prone to scratches. Instead of using the all-purpose cleaners, try the classic soap and water routine. Simply mix a mild dish soap with water and wash down your marble surface. Avoid using citrus-based soaps or acidic cleaning agents with your soap and water as this may weaken the porous stone. After you have washed down the marble, be sure to dry it off with a soft towel to prevent any water stains.

 

Clean marble bathroomBe Careful with the Amount of Dirt That Gets Tracked Inside

You spent a lot on your marble floors, so you should keep dirt away from them as much as possible to avoid etching and stains. Safeguard your marble floors by using slip-resistant floor mats around entrances to minimize contact with outdoor debris and dirt. You should also sweep your floors regularly. Vacuums may scratch the marble. Instead, wipe down your floors often with a dust mop for a safer clean.

 

If You Need an Extra Hand, Call the Professional Cleaners at D’s Cleaning Service

Cleaning marble floors and countertops require a special amount of care, which involves extra time and work. Our professional cleaners at D’s Cleaning Service are equipped with the right tools and pay close attention to detail so you can be sure that your marble will look its best after cleaning. We come prepared with industrial, neutral pH cleaners to ensure there are no stains, scratches, or etching left behind after the job is done.

For quality cleaning services for your marble floors and countertops, contact D’s Cleaning Service today at 225-572-949

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4 D's of Holiday Cleaning

The 4 D’s of Winter Cleaning

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Everyone Knows About Spring Cleaning… But What About Winter Cleaning?

 

So many people wait until spring to begin their annual cleaning routine. Why is that? The hustle and bustle of the holidays make it the most important time to have your home clean and orderly. For a sparkling house this winter season, D’s Cleaning Service has prepared the four D’s of winter cleaning to ensure your home looks as fresh as newly fallen snow.

 

  1. Declutter What You Don’t Need

The holidays are a time for giving and receiving. Make room for the new gifts that you will be receiving and get rid of the items you no longer need or use. In fact, you can even stick to the spirit of the season and you can even donate those unwanted items to a person in need. Once you declutter your home, you can bring those unwanted items that are still useable to a donation box within the Baton Rouge area.

The best places to start decluttering are:

  • Closets
  • The Garage
  • Cabinets
  • Under Furniture
  • The Attic

 

  1. Disinfect to Make Your Home HealthyClean linens after winter cleaning

With the colder season coming, the season of viruses and illnesses is not far behind. As you are preparing for the winter holidays, you want to be sure that you are healthy so you can celebrate the festivities with friends and family. After all, you don’t want to miss any of the holiday parties or feasts that you may have scheduled.

There are so many areas of your home that would benefit from a disinfecting scrub to remove bacteria and viruses. However, the most important places to clean include:

  • Bath Tubs and Showers
  • Sinks
  • Countertops
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Door Knobs
  • Blankets and Bed Sheets

 

  1. Dust Away the Dirt and Dander

Just like how disinfecting is important to keep your home free from pathogens that can make you sick, dusting is just as important to rid your home of allergens. Because people tend to bundle up inside their homes during the wintertime, it is a good idea to make sure that dusting is a priority on your winter cleaning checklist. This is to make sure you can snuggle up in your favorite blanket without the extra sneezing and wheezing.

Dust hides in several places around the home. Perhaps the most common places dust hides in your house are:

  • Window Blinds
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Shelves and Cabinets

 

  1. Deep Clean the Floorsa person winter cleaning by mopping the floors

Tiles, wood, and carpet all need extra cleaning from time to time. Deep cleaning your floors goes beyond your routine sweeping and vacuuming. A good wash before the winter holidays will make your floors look like new and overall give a refreshed feeling to your home.

To effectively remove stains, dirt and grime from your floors, try:

  • Vacuuming Under Furniture
  • Shampooing or Steaming Carpets
  • Mopping Tiles and Hardwoods
  • Polishing Hardwoods

Although different floor types each need a different method of deep cleaning, it is important to properly dry your floors after they have been washed to prevent mold and mildew.

 

Need a Hand with Your Winter Cleaning? Call D’s Cleaning Service

Your to-do list to get your home ready for the holiday season might feel overwhelming as it is, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice having a winter fresh home. D’s Cleaning Service is here to assist you in all your winter cleaning needs. We make sure your home looks as dazzling as the star on the top of the tree.

Best of all, our cleaning crew also works around your schedule. Whether you need help with the four D’s of winter cleaning or any other cleaning service that you may need, call D’s Cleaning Service of Baton Rouge today!

Skip the Flu Season and Enjoy Winter with These Prevention Tips

Skip the Flu Season and Just Enjoy Winter with These Prevention Tips

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Prevent the Flu by Keeping Your Home Clean with D’s Cleaning Service

With the flu season here and most likely staying for a good while, many people are looking into ways to prevent the flu. While practicing good habits everywhere you go, such as washing your hands and not touching your mouth is good, protecting your family from the flu starts at home. Since you spend most of your time at home, you need to make sure it’s clean and that you are practicing the healthy habits there most of all.

 

A clean bathroom to prevent the fluKeep a Completely Clean Home

Germs, viruses, and bacteria tend to collect on the items we use the most every day. These places are the flu virus’s ideal spot to lurk and wait for you to pick it up, which ends with you being out of commission for a couple of weeks. To help protect your family and yourself from catching the flu, you’ll need to clean these hots spots frequently to attack and defeat those dangerous viruses.

  • Door Handles
  • Toilets and Toilet Handles
  • Towels
  • Sinks and Faucet Handles
  • Fridge Handles
  • Desks and Computers
  • Remote Controls
  • Towels
  • Floors

Washing towels frequently and disinfecting hard surfaces that people touch often are some of the best ways to prevent the flu from spreading to your whole family. If you have trouble cleaning your home daily because of your busy schedule, consider hiring a professional cleaning service like D’s Cleaning Service to help. D’s Cleaning Service can come to clean your home when you need and just in time for flu season.

 

Practice Healthy Habits

A clean home is a great start in preventing your family from catching the flu, but you’ll also want to make sure your family is practicing healthy habits as well. As stress has a major impact in weakening your immune system, you’ll want your family to stay relaxed, especially around the holidays. Also make sure your family gets plenty of sleep, exercise, and vitamins and minerals. Overall, these habits will help support your family’s immune system so it can fight off any germs it comes into contact with.

 

Use Flu Disinfectant

When cleaning your home and maybe even your workspace too, you’ll want to make sure the products you are using are effective against the flu. Only certain cleaners are flu disinfectants and can remove the virus from surfaces. Be sure to check which cleaners you are using for maximum protection.

At D’s Cleaning Service, we use industrial grade cleaning products to ensure your home is clean and disinfected from germs and flu viruses. If you want to be sure your home is clean, call D’s Cleaning Service today.

 

Wash Your Hands OftenPerson washing their hands to prevent the flu

Washing your hands often during the flu season is a must to keep the germs at bay. Not only do you need to wash your hands often, but you need to wash them with soap. Soap is essential in helping to clean germs off of your skin. You don’t even need to worry about reaching for anti-bacterial soap. In fact, the FDA issued an article stating that anti-bacterial soap is no more effective in killing germs and can actually cause problems.  If you’re wondering what kind of soap to use, any regular soap in your local market will do the trick.

When flu season is in full bloom, cleaning your home and hands as well as practicing healthy habits is a must for both you and your family. Visit our blog for more cleaning tips and call D’s Cleaning Service for help in keeping your home clean in order to prevent the flu this year.

Are Cleaning and Disinfecting the Same Thing?

Are Cleaning and Disinfecting the Same Thing?

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Know the Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting to Improve Your Regular Cleaning Routine

When people use the phrase, “the floor is so clean that you could eat food off of it” they are giving the highest compliment they can give on the state of the floors. While most people who say this would not actually eat their meals from the floor, it still seems important to clarify that there is, in fact, a difference between a surface being cleaned and one being disinfected. While cleaning and disinfecting do go hand in hand, there is a difference in what the two accomplish. So, if you think that a floor looks so clean that you could eat from it, think again.

 

Cleaning and disinfecting products use different chemicalsCleaning and Disinfecting Products Use Different Chemicals

Cleaning products are generally soap-based cleaning products that work well to remove dirt and grime. They can also remove some germs from surfaces, but in order to get that healthy clean your home or office needs, it’s best to use a disinfectant. A disinfectant will eliminate the germs and bacteria that can easily spread from surface to surface. In order to eliminate these microorganisms, you need a product that is designed to eliminate them from surfaces.

Cleaning and disinfecting products use different chemical ingredients in order to be effective in what they need to remove. Several cleaning products that claim to be used for both a cleaning and disinfecting may not always be as powerful as you may think. Professional cleaning companies such as D’s Cleaning Service take the time to separate their cleaning and disinfecting efforts to maximize their efforts in eliminating dirt, grime, and germs from your home or place of business.

 

Germs and Visible Grime Are Not Cleaned the Same Way

Just because a surface appears clean does not necessarily mean that it is free from germs and pathogens that can make you sick. If you spill something on your counters that leaves a smelly, sticky residue such as maple syrup, you would use a cleaner that would remove the mess from sight. The same goes for other stains you may have on carpets, clothes, and any other surface. Germs, however, cannot be seen and cannot be removed the same way. Pathogens require more powerful agents to be properly removed, which is why disinfectants are necessary to use whenever someone has a virus or any kind of infection that can spread from person to person.

 

Always Clean Before You DisinfectClean before you disinfect for a clean room

Whenever you are needing to eliminate the germs from your home or office, cleaning and disinfecting go hand in hand. In order to effectively disinfect your surroundings, you must clean first. Disinfectants require a clean surface so the chemicals can reach the germs whereas regular cleaning is a one-step process.

To clean and disinfect properly, start by wiping down the area with a cleaning product to remove the dust and grime buildup on the surfaces. This will give your home or office surfaces a clean appearance. Once the surfaces have that sparkling clean, use a disinfectant to properly erase the germs and pathogens to reduce the risk of illnesses from spreading and reproducing.

If your home or workplace needs a proper cleaning and disinfecting, call D’s Cleaning Service to give your place an extra shine and create a healthier environment. Using, industrial grade cleaning and disinfecting products, your floors and surfaces will be so clean and germ-free that you could eat off of them.

Remove Dust from Your Home by Checking 4 Forgotten Places

Remove Dust from Your Home by Checking 4 Forgotten Places

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Remove Dust from Your Home by Remembering These Often-Forgotten Dusty Spots

Dust is everywhere. It lurks on family pictures, fireplace mantels, and bookshelves all the time. These easy-to-spot and clean areas are usually not a problem for homeowners as they can easily run a dusting cloth over the areas to remove the fine dirt. Dust, however, doesn’t just settle on items in open areas. Dust can be sneaky and continue to cause problems for your family such as allergy flair ups if not removed.

 

Dust Hides in the Vents

Take a look at your vents. Do you see some buildup on the vent covers? That buildup is proof that dust and dirt are being blown through your vents and throughout your home on a regular basis when and that your vent systems aren’t clean. If your family is experiencing heavy allergy symptoms, even during the off season, it might be a good idea to see if your vents need to be cleaned. Mold, dust, and debris can live in your vents and continually cause problems for your family.

To prevent heavy build up in your vents, make sure you regularly change the air filter on your system to help cut down on dust that blows into your home. Filters that are certified to stop dust, allergens, and pet dander will also help prevent unwanted dust from entering your house.

 

Dust Hides on Your Window Blindsdust hides on your window blinds in your home

It’s no secret that dust settles on flat surfaces like window blinds but knowing the dust is there and cleaning it off are two different stories. Window blinds tend to be a pain to clean. With so many slats and the strings preventing you from doing a clean sweep through, it’s easier for homeowners to turn a blind eye to the dusty window blinds.

On the other hand, dusty blinds can be a big eyesore and may cause some embarrassment when guests come to visit. To help keep your home and blinds dust free without the chore, a cleaning service may be the solution you need. Cleaning services such as D’s Cleaning Service, cannot only dust your blinds on a regular basis but also deep clean them to keep the blinds looking like new for longer.

 

Dust Hides on Your FansDust hides on your fans in your home

After keeping the fans turned off all winter long, there’s no question that dust has piled onto a fan’s blades. Flipping the fans on in the summer without dusting them first can end in a raining dust cloud. If there’s an extended period of time in which you don’t use your fans on a regular basis, be sure to dust them off before turning them on. A simple swipe over your fan blades can prevent dust from settling onto other surfaces and in your carpet.

 

Dust Hides in Your Carpet

Your carpet holds a lot of dust and dirt. While homeowners vacuum as often as they can to cut down on the dust within their carpet, there is only so much a vacuum can do. Even the super high-end vacuums with maximum suction power can’t remove all the dust and dirt from carpet when it is ingrained deep within. When it comes to removing dirt from your carpets and rugs, a deep carpet cleaning is the best way to go.

Professional carpet cleanings that focus on deep cleaning your home scrub, wash, and lift dust and dirt from your carpet with industrial grade machines. When you want your carpet to look like new and be as clean as when you first got it, call D’s Cleaning Service. Your home will feel 10times cleaner after your carpets are washed and the dust lifted.

When you want a clean house and better air quality, buckling down on the hidden dust and dirt within your home can make a big difference. Call D’s Cleaning Service if you need help keeping the dust at bay and see how we not only help you cut down on dust but also help keep your home cleaner overall.

pollen stains

Removing Pollen Stains from Your Home

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Fresh Flowers Smell Great, But the Pollen They Bring Can Stain Your Carpet

Springtime can be a wonderful time of the year as hibernating flowers blossom back to life and brown grass and the bare trees begin to flourish with fresh green leaves. With all the wonderful changes happening as the seasons change, there’s also a downside: pollen is everywhere.

From the layersspring cleaning of yellow dust on your car to the allergies that wear you down, pollen affects everyone.  While pollen can be a bigger problem for people going outside, it can also cause a problem for people who like to keep a clean home. Pollen can stain clothes, furniture, and even carpets.

Pollen stains are more common than people may think. From the fresh flowers you bring inside to the sheet of pollen on everything you touch outside, pollen can come into your home from a number of places and ruin the carpets. While preventing pollen from entering your home is the best way to avoid stains, knowing how to properly remove them from your carpet is the next best solution for people with spring fever.

 

How Does Pollen Stain Your Carpets?

Fresh flowers from outside or even the store may seem like a great way to bring the spring’s beauty into your home and lift the mood. However, certain flowers such as lilies can drip liquid pollen onto your floors as they begin to wilt.

Pollen from outside can also find its way inside and stain your flooring. Especially in the mornings when there’s dew on the grass. Pollen can stick to the bottoms of your shoes and on your pet’s paws and be carried right inside. Fresh flower pollen and dampened tree pollen are the biggest culprits of the yellow stains in your carpet.

 

Removing Pollen Stains is a Delicate Processusing vacuum cleaner

Some stains can be easily removed by vigorously scrubbing the problem spot with a damp rag until it’s gone. When it comes to pollen stains though, tough scrubbing and even rubbing the area will push the yellow color deeper into the carpet fibers.

Instead of scrubbing a pollen stain, vacuum the dander to get as much out of your carpet as possible. Once you remove as much of the loose pollen as possible, lightly dab the area with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol. Be sure to work around the edges first and work your way into the center of the stain.

 

There’s a Reason People Spring Clean Their Homes

Pollen makes it harder to keep a house looking clean. However, there are ways to reduce how much gets into your home. Wipe off the pollen around the entrances to your home at least once a week. This includes porches, door frames, and windows. The less buildup there is around the outside of your house, the less likely you will end up with pollen stains inside.

Spring cleaning is not always an easy task. With preventing messes that pollen causes and keeping up with your routine cleaning schedule, it may be difficult to balance.

If you cannot seem to get those stubborn pollen stains out of your carpet or need help with your spring cleaning, it might be time to for professional treatment. D’s Cleaning offers deep cleaning and carpet shampooing solutions to remove stains in your floors brought in by the spring season. We also provide routine cleaning services such as window cleaning, dusting, and disinfecting bathrooms. If you are looking to keep pollen away from your home, D’s Cleaning provides pressure washing services as well.

To keep your home looking fresh this spring, call D’s Cleaning Services to get the professional cleaning assistance you need.

Protect your floors this winter

Protect Your Floors this Winter

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Protect Your Floors During the Winter with These 5 Tips

Our carpets and floors take an extra beating during the winter months. Rain, mud, and even the occasional snow-melt is tracked into your home and mashed into your carpets and smeared onto your hardwood floors on a regular basis.

Keeping your floors clean and in good shape becomes a top priority as feet, paws, and little hands zigzag across them multiple times a day. Keep your floors in top condition this winter by following these floor-saving tips.

 

  1. Lay Down Extra Rugs and Mats

Moisture, dirt, and hardwood floors are all old enemies as they bring the promise of water damage and scratches.

A good step you can take to protect your hardwood floors is a preventative one. Putting down extra rugs and mats in high traffic areas, such as near the door and in hallways, will help you prevent the common damage that comes with winter. The mats and rugs will trap the moisture and dirt brought in by winter shoes and prevent it from settling onto your beautiful hardwood floors.

 

  1. Sweep More Often

While extra rugs may help keep the winter elements away from your floorsSweep often to protect your floors during the winter months and carpets, sometimes a bit of the outdoors still makes it into the rest of your home. To prevent scratches and stains, sweeping and vacuuming your floors often is a good way to prevent damage to your home. Make sure you clean up any water puddles found in your home immediately as well. The longer water sits on your carpet or hardwood floor, the more damage it can do.

A good way to make sure your floors are cleaned on a regular basis is to hire a professional cleaning service for the winter months. A cleaning service will ensure your floors are swept and vacuumed on a regular basis with a set schedule to prevent dirt and debris build-up.

 

  1. Have the Right Cleaner

The extra messes in your home that comes with winter sometimes call for specialized cleaners and equipment. If you use salt anywhere near your home to melt through ice or snow then it can get tracked back into your home and onto your wood floors. Keeping cleaner and equipment that can neutralize and remove all traces of salt inside your home is important as salt can cause damage by breaking down the floor’s finish. Salt is notorious for damaging wood floors, so having proper cleaning equipment is extremely important to keep them in good shape. If you don’t have the proper equipment or time to clean, professional cleaners are skilled in maintaining hardwood floors during the winter months.

Having a good carpet cleaner for any mud or spilled hot cocoa is another must during the winter. Keep carpet cleaner in your supply of cleaners during winter to help maintain your carpet’s appearance in between deep cleanings.

 

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We spend a lot of time indoors during the cold and wet months. Bacteria, dirt, and dander buildup becomes a bigger problem in the winter than it does in the spring or fall. To maintain your carpet’s appearance and your health, having them deep cleaned is a good idea.

A carpet shampooing can help remove most allergens, mold, and bacteria from your carpets that builds up when you spend time indoors.

 

  1. Polish Your Floors

At the end of the season, after you take the extra time to maintain your floors, you may still find your floors have some scuffs and scratches. Don’t fret too much about those minor marks. A good, professional floor polishing from your local cleaning company can easily remove shallow scratches and annoying scuffs.

By taking some preventative steps and performing some extra maintenance during winter, your floors can stay looking as good as new. If you would like help maintaining your carpets and floors during the coldest months of the year, call D’s Cleaning Service. With services that include general cleaning, carpet shampooing, and floor polishing, D’s Cleaning Service can help you protect your floors all winter long.

Kiss Holiday Stains Goodbye

Kiss Those Holiday Stains Goodbye

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Remove the Holiday Stains from Your Home with Ease

After two long months, the holidays have finally come to an end. You’ve said goodbye to your guests, stowed away your decorations, and moved your Christmas tree to the curb – what else could there be to handle? Unfortunately, while you may have picked up the holidays for the year, the stains the season has left behind could still be causing a problem.

Anything from increased foot-traffic to dropped food and spilled drinks may have left your home’s carpet and upholstery in a less than tidy state. The holidays can leave behind some of the toughest stains to face, but with these simple steps, you can banish them until next season.

 

Oh – Christmas TreeChristmas's tree sap causes holiday stains

Your once beautiful spruce may be kicked to the curb, but its sap is the gift that keeps on giving. Even once your tree is gone, the sap that remains can put your home’s carpet in a sticky situation.

In order to remove tree sap effectively, it is best to first allow the sap to dry. Once the sap is dry, you can manually pick the material out of your carpet’s fibers. Once the solid sap is removed, you can remove the remaining stain and residue. The remaining residue can be easily treated by blotting the stain with warm water and dish-washing fluid until the stain is removed.

 

The Gravy Train has no Breaks

Gravy is the perfect sidekick to all our holiday favorites from the juicy turkey to the creamy mashed potatoes. However, gravy is not the best companion for your home’s carpeting. One holiday dinner can turn your home into a huge gravy-covered mess.

It is best to handle a gravy stain when it is fresh, and your first step should be to scrape off excess gravy from the stain’s surface. Once the excess gravy has been removed, sprinkle the stain with either cornstarch or baking soda and let it sit for about 15 minutes or until it absorbs the grease.

Once the time has passed, vacuum the baking soda or cornstarch up. Once vacuumed, with a clean cloth, dab the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent of your choice and blot the stain until the solvent is absorbed. You may repeat this until the stain is removed.

Clink, ClinkRed wine spills are problematic holiday stains

Whether it is accompanying a Christmas feast or a New Year’s toast, a glass of wine is bound to have made an appearance in your home this holiday season. Spilled drinks are inevitable but can become a big issue when the drink spilled is a glass of red wine.

Attend to a wine stain as soon as possible by first blotting the spilled wine with a clean cloth to remove any excess liquid. By doing this, you will keep the stain from spreading further and soaking deeper into your carpet. After blotting, combine vinegar, warm water, and dishwashing fluid to create a wine-removing solvent. Blot the stain again with this mixture until the stain is removed.

Happy Guests, Muddy Shoes

Your holiday guests may be gone for another year, but sometimes they leave behind a lasting gift – muddy shoe-prints. The holidays bring increased foot-traffic to your home, and this increased foot-traffic brings both mud and debris to your carpet.

When you find mud on your carpet, begin cleaning by scraping off dried mud and vacuuming the excess. Afterwards, apply a dry-cleaning solvent and blot the stain until it is removed. If this doesn’t fully remove the stain, you can apply hydrogen peroxide to the stained area as well. Let the peroxide sit for an hour before returning and blotting the stain until it is removed.

With the holidays coming to a close, you can finally banish the stains your carpet accumulated this season. If the holidays have worn you out and the stains seem overwhelming, a professional cleaning company may be the solution for you. With years of training and high-grade cleaning tools, D’s Cleaning Service can take the hassle out of the post-holiday clean-up.