5 Reasons to Schedule Carpet Cleaning Prior to the Holidays

5 Reasons to Schedule Carpet Cleaning Prior to the Holidays

Winter holiday traditions present lots of opportunities to show off your beautiful home decorations and style.  Many families love to bring out seasonal décor and invite friends and neighbors into their homes as a great way to commemorate this special time of year. Why not take that holiday preparation to the next level? To ensure that your house looks its finest prior to company arriving, here are five tips to give yourself the gift of a pre-holiday upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning from SteamPlus of Myrtle Beach. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year = Busiest Time of the Year During the holiday season, you may be hectic shopping for presents, concluding year-end projects at work or participating in parties and social functions. To help you get your home holiday-ready, SteamPlus can provide a quick carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning service in a matter of hours. Tidy, Odor-Free Carpets Help Your House Look and Smell its Holiday Best Around the holidays our houses should be filled with the aroma of evergreen, apple cider, and fresh-baked cookies. All of us like our pets, but in some cases, their smells and stains mar our carpets and prevent flooring from looking and smelling clean. To ensure that holiday visitors will admire your decors instead of seeing your stained or dingy carpets, a carpet cleaning can restore your carpets to like new condition along with getting rid of pet odors. Clean Your House prior to the Holiday Gift Take-Over Before visitors (including the man in the big red suit) arrive and load up your family with presents, why not guarantee your home is...
Holiday Carpet Cleaning Guide

Holiday Carpet Cleaning Guide

It is that time of year again when leaves begin to fall and the winter season starts. But nothing says more than the winter season than the holidays. It does not matter where you live, mid-November constantly marks the beginning of the holidays, filled with household guests, lights, decors, and plenty of food. But along with all of the holiday festivities come all of the inevitable messes, tidying and carpet cleaning. Carpet Cleaning Guide This Holiday Season Steam Plus knows that hosting throughout the holidays will be very challenging, and carpet cleaning professionals want you to have fun on the holidays with as little tension as possible, so here is a guide to make sure a healthier, cleaner and stain-free holiday: Putting a rug in places that are often used, such as entryways to your house, will safeguard carpets from unneeded staining and use from all the visitors going in and outside your home. Demand that visitors remove their shoes when going into your house since shoes frequently bring dirt and dust particles on their soles. Asking guests to take them off will prevent gunk from being sticking in your carpets. Before hosting a holiday feast, try to vacuum to prevent dirt from settling and building up in your carpet. The possibility of a spill dramatically rises during the holidays. If you come across a stain, the first thing to do is to blot it with lukewarm water to stop it from sinking into the rug. Carpet cleaning professionals suggest that vacuuming right after the party is always the best way to prevent food particles from settling deep into...
The Dangers of Mold in Your Carpets

The Dangers of Mold in Your Carpets

Professional carpet cleaners know that molds produce irritants, which are compounds that can trigger allergies, in addition to irritants and, sometimes, possibly hazardous compounds referred to as mycotoxins. Breathing in or getting in contact with mold or its spores might trigger allergic reactions in certain individuals. Allergic reactions consist of hay fever-type signs, like a runny nose, sneezing, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergies to mold are not unusual and its effect can be instant or postponed. Additionally, direct exposure to molds can aggravate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic individuals. Signs beside the allergic and irritant types are not frequently reported as an outcome of breathing in mold, however, can likewise take place. Carpet at Danger Your carpets at home can be at high risk for mold development. Factors that promote mold growth include moisture, air, surface area to grow on and food source. Mold spores are frequently discovered naturally in the air. If spores land on a damp or moist area inside your home which contains dust for them to eat, mold development will quickly follow. Wall-to-wall carpets and rugs, provide a sufficient breeding place for mold if conditions are right. Recognizing Mold in Carpets Even if mold is not instantly noticeable on a carpet’s surface, it does not suggest that there is no mold development. In reality, mold will most likely just show up on the surface area of carpets in uncommonly serious cases of development, such as carpet damaged in flooding that has stayed damp for a long time. Below are a few more conditions that encourage mold growth in your carpets: Noticeable mold growth. As mentioned above, this can be an uncommon case, however,...

Practical Guide to Preventing Carpet Molds

Carpet mold is among the unpleasant things that can linger in your home. No one wants to have that in their home right? Unfortunately, mold in carpets is hard to spot until it becomes too late. Everyone knows that wet or damp areas can trigger molds to grow especially on carpets. The solution, according to carpet cleaners is to keep moisture under control. This is just half the truth since there are several factors to consider in order to prevent molds from developing in your carpet. How Molds Develop Various research conducted revealed a more complicated photo of how mold grows in the carpet and the ideal ways to prevent it. Research studies were conducted to find out whether high humidity triggered mold development on carpets. Carpets, be it brand-new, old, clean and unclean, went through numerous levels of humidity. Experts wanted to see if high humidity at 80% or higher triggered the growth of molds in carpets. Surprisingly, more than humidity, it was dirt that added to mold development. So, carpets that were greatly and even gently stained reproduced even more mold than when clean carpets were subjected to the same levels of wetness. Thus, high humidity plus dirt is the formula for mold development. Ways To Avoid Carpet Mold  Professional carpet cleaners suggest that preventing mold on your carpets is fairly easy to do. Keep Humidity Low: 65% humidity and lower is the best level for keeping a mold-free carpet. Even 60% humidity is often pointed out as the greatest preferable level. If your home is not naturally low in humidity, set up a portable dehumidifier. Keep Temperature Levels Low: Temperature level can add to mold development in...
Starting a Tile and Grout Restoration Service? Read This!

Starting a Tile and Grout Restoration Service? Read This!

There are numerous carpet cleaners who explore the world of tile and grout restoration as a profitable additional service. However, those who are fairly new to this service discover that it is tough to sell such services. This is because of expectations not being met and other difficulties encountered in tile and grout service. Thankfully, just like the most things in life, being well-informed of the process will prepare you for your brand-new service. What are the three typical questions and complaints from clients? How will we clean the floor when grout is inconsistent in some areas while some cleaned up better than others? How reliable is the sealant last when discolorations appear immediately even after it was just sealed? How long will it last when the grout is already dirty after just a couple of months. These are all real issues, specifically if sensible consumer expectations are not agreed prior to the task. But as a service, if you always rely on these three things to set your standards, you are on the path to overselling your service. So how do you take control of the sale? Simple, offer the client alternatives and become an experienced tile and grout cleaning specialist. There is nothing wrong with presenting the client with various price range for the same service. In this manner, those consumers who select the more economical alternative understand that the repair might not be completely successful, however, they still agree to accept this in exchange for a lower expense. Providing clients with several service alternatives will also help them weigh the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a service at a certain cost. It would...