• Tips for Cleaning Your Bathroom and Kitchen Tiles

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    What are some easy ways to get my bathroom and kitchen tiles clean?

    Do your kitchen and bathroom tiles look like they did when they were new? Probably not. Over time they can get dirty and stained. But there are some easy ways to keep them clean. Here are some tips:

    Tip #1: Regular Vacuuming

    The best way to keep tile looking good is by cleaning it regularly. The first thing to do is vacuum often. This is the easiest way to get up the dirt and dust that can work its way down into the grout as well as affect the surface of the tiles, making them look dingy and old. Use the right setting on your vacuum to get the best result.

    Tip #2: Regular Mopping

    Regular mopping is essential to keeping tile looking good. Make sure you use a manufacturer recommended cleaning product so you don’t damage the surface of the tiles or damage the grout. Use a soft mop or cloth that can get the cleaning done without scratching the tile.

    Tip #3: Professional Cleaning

    It's common to have carpets cleaned, but what about tile? It needs professional cleaning as well. Even with regular cleaning, the tile can still lose its luster, and the grout can become stained and discolored. The right cleaning equipment and products can get the grout back to its original color. It can renew the shine and sheen of the tiles by removing any dirt and buildup that's making it look dirty and dingy.

    It's easy to keep your tile clean, but to keep it looking new, it needs regular professional cleaning. For the best in the area, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • How to Get Rid of Pet Stains and Odors in Your Carpet

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    Don't get rid of Rover, get rid of the pet stains and odors instead.

    If you have pets, you know what it's like to have pet stains and odors on your carpet. But you don't have to live with them. Here's what you need to know about getting rid of the stains and odors without getting rid of the pets.

    Why Do They Always Pee on the Carpet?

    Dogs and cats that urinate on the carpet do so for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is that they're young and not house trained yet, so they tend to just find a spot and relieve themselves. Frustrating? Yes. Predictable? Also yes.

    Another reason they urinate on the carpet is to mark their territory. This is true especially of unneutered males. Elderly animals sometimes tend to not make it outside, often due to age-related health issues or the inability to hold it as long as they could when they were younger.

    How Can You Get Rid of Pet Stains and Odors?

    One way to combat pet stains and odors is to address them immediately. Soak up any liquid with a clean cloth. Don't scrub, but put pressure on it to pull the urine up out of the carpet. Next, use a clean, soft cloth and a vinegar and water solution to gently rub the stain on the carpet.

    The other way to deal with stains is with professional cleaning. It's the best way to get rid of the discoloring that can occur, and the only way to effectively and permanently get rid of the odor left behind.

    You don't have to choose to get rid of your pets or to live with pet stains and odors in your home. For professional carpet cleaning that can address both, contact our team of experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  • Practical Guide to Cleaning Common Household Stains

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    Do you know what to do when stains strike at home?

    Stains are annoying. But they're part of life, especially if you have pets or kids. Why is it that some stains seem to happen more often than others? There's no way to answer that, but there are ways you can tackle the most common household stains. Here's a practical guide:

    Starting Your Day with Coffee Stains

    Everyone drinks coffee, or at least almost everyone, or so it seems. That’s why coffee is such a common spill and stain. If it gets on your carpet or furniture, the best thing to do is get the liquid up as quickly as you can using a clean cloth. But don’t scrub! Press the cloth into the coffee to soak up as much as you can. If the coffee still shows in the fabric, use a vinegar and water solution and gently rub the stain.

    Everyone Loves Chocolate. But Not on the Furniture.

    Who doesn't love relaxing on the couch, watching a movie and indulging in some chocolate? But when it gets on the upholstery, it takes the fun out of it. Address it right away by gently cleaning it with a solution of two cups water mixed with one tablespoon of mild dish soap. That should get the stain out.

    Pets Are Your Best Friends. But Their Stains Are Not.

    We all love our pets, but along with pets come the inevitable accidents on the carpet. The first thing to do is use a clean cloth to soak up as much of the urine as you can. Lay the cloth on the spot and step on it to pull the liquid out of the carpet. Next, use a vinegar and water solution and gently rub the spot. The vinegar should deodorize at the same time it cleans.

    Instead of dealing with stains on your carpet and furniture yourself, get them professionally cleaned. This will effectively battle the stains and get rid of the odors. For professional stain cleaning you can count on, contact the pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, June 06, 2017
  • What’s Hiding Inside My Mattress?

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    Is your mattress really as clean as you think?

    Mattresses are awesome, and such an integral part of our lives. Think about how much time you spend on your mattress. We sleep approximately one-third of our lives! With that in mind, do you really know what's hiding inside your mattress? Let's find out.

    The Real Dirt on Your Mattress

    When it comes to your mattress, it's not just about dirt, although that's part of the equation. Your mattress can get dirty over time, even if you do everything right with mattress pad covers, sheets, and regularly washing those linens. Dust, pollen and other allergens, such as dander and pet hair, can work down into the fabric. Those are the minor culprits.

    The real doozies when it comes to where you lay your head are dust mites and the possibility of bed bugs. Sound gross? It is. While regular mattress vacuuming is a good idea, that alone won’t get rid of those pesky critters.

    What Can You Do About It?

    Most of us have the carpets in our homes cleaned regularly, and even the upholstered furniture. How many have considered professional mattress cleaning? It's just as important as carpet and upholstery cleaning. Professional cleaning will not only help rid your bed of dust mites and clean up bed bug infestations, but it can help get rid of the allergens that are keeping you from getting a good night's sleep and affecting your health on a daily basis.

    Don't neglect your bed when you're taking care of your home. It needs as much TLC as the rest of your space, maybe even more. For mattress cleaning you can count on, contact our pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Tips for Keeping Your Oriental Rug Clean

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    Do you have a beautiful Oriental rug and you're wondering how to keep it looking its best? It can be a challenge to make sure it keeps its appearance and value. There are some easy tips for keeping it clean, however. Take a look.

    The Vacuum Is Your Friend

    Nothing is worse for an Oriental rug than dirt and dust. These pollutants work their way down into the fibers of the carpet and not only make it look and feel dirty, but can actually start to break down the fibers themselves. When this happens, the rug can weaken and stretch or wear out in spots, causing an uneven appearance. Regular vacuuming can help prevent this breakdown by keeping the dirt and debris out of the rug.

    Don't Let Spills Take Hold

    If something spills on your Oriental rug, be quick about cleaning it up. Use a soft cloth to absorb any liquid and don't scrub at it with any detergent. Warm water and mild soap should get up most stains. But be careful with what products you use! You don't want to damage the material or cause discoloration.

    Professional Cleaning Is a Must

    Just like your carpets need regular cleaning, so do your Oriental rugs. Don't rent a steam cleaner, however, and expect good results. The only way to clean Oriental rugs is with a professional who knows what products and tools will not only get it clean and looking great, but also what products and tools will not cause any damage to your rugs.

    Don't fret about your Oriental rugs. Follow some simple tips to keep them clean; then schedule Whitehall Carpet Cleaners for professional Oriental rug cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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