• How to Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth under Your Carpets


    Nothing is worse for your home than mold and mildew, especially if it gets under your carpets. Can you prevent it? The answer is yes. Here's what you need to know.

    What's the Deal with Mold and Mildew?

    Mold and mildew love a warm, moist environment. It's where they thrive. If there is lots of dust and bacteria for it to feed on, even better. Mold and mildew can do severe damage to your home and can be dangerous to your health. Not only do they smell bad, but they can ruin flooring, furniture, drywall, and more when they colonize and start growing. It can be difficult to remove, and even harder to eradicate once you have it in your home.

    How Does Mold Get under Carpets?

    When carpets get wet and don't have a chance to fully dry, the padding underneath can absorb that moisture and hold onto it. With the carpet on top of the padding, that moisture has little chance of escaping, which is why mold can so easily proliferate under the carpets.

    How Can You Prevent Mold and Mildew under Carpets?

    The best way to prevent mold and mildew under your carpets is with regular professional cleaning. A good carpet cleaner can get out the dirt and debris that can work down into your carpet, including the mold and mildew in the padding. And a good tech will make sure to remove all the excess moisture, so you won't have to worry about that mold-friendly environment under your carpets.

    Don't stand for mold and mildew underfoot. For carpet cleaning you can count on to prevent mold and mildew, contact the experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Improving Your Office Space with Professional Floor Cleaning


    Would you believe us if we said you could improve your office space with something as simple as professional floor cleaning? It's true. Read on to find out how.

    It's All about Appearances

    Have you ever walked into a business and just felt like you didn't want to be there? Did it seem dirty, dingy and not cared for at all? If you neglect the flooring, it's possible your customers and employees feel that way about your business. Don't let the appearance of your office floor turn people away. Professional care can keep it looking clean and welcoming.

    It's Also about Your Health

    Health is something you might not consider when it comes to your flooring. Flooring, especially carpet, can harbor all kinds of allergens and irritants. These pollutants can cause allergy symptoms and worse in people who are sensitive to them. If your employees are experiencing symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, headaches and even respiratory problems, the culprit could be whatever is lurking in your carpet. Regular cleaning can make a huge difference in the health of the people who spend time at your place of business.

    It's so simple to have an enormous impact on your office space by having your flooring cleaned regularly. Not only does it affect the way it looks and feels, but it can also influence the well-being of your employees and your customers. For a quote on professional floor cleaning for your office space, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, May 09, 2017
  • Tips for Protecting Your Leather Furniture from Children and Pets


    If you invested in luxurious leather furniture, you want to protect it. But if you have children and pets, is it really possible? There are some practical ways you can take care of that leather sofa, even if you do have kids and dogs running around. Check out these tips to keep your leather furniture looking beautiful:

    Keep It Vacuumed

    Of all the things that could damage leather furniture, dirt is at the top of the list. When you have kids and pets, dirt is part of the picture, so keeping the dirt off the surface is critical to protecting the leather. Dirt and dust can get ground into the surface of the material, causing it to break down and look dingy and drab. Regularly vacuuming leather furniture with the soft hand held attachment can help reduce that damage.

    Don't Ignore the Spills

    Sometimes, you can't avoid stains. If you have kids, you're used to spills. If they happen on your leather couch or armchair, don't let it sit. The sooner you address the spill, the less likely it is to stain. Absorb any liquid as quickly as possible with a soft cloth, then wipe the area clean.

    Don't Forget the Cleaning

    The best way to protect your furniture is with regular professional cleaning. A professional can get the dirt and grime out of the leather as well as restore it to look like new. Not only that, but they can get out those pesky stains and use the right products to protect the leather and restore the natural luster.

    You can't always protect your furniture if you have children and pets, but you can take some steps to take care of it. For professional cleaning that will bring out the best in your leather furniture, contact our team of pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning today.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, May 02, 2017
  • Could Your Carpets be Making You Sick?


    Many people spend a lot of money to fill their homes with carpets. They're beautiful, comfortable, easy to care for and quite practical. But there can be a downside. Could your carpets be making you sick? Let's take a look at what you might not know that could be affecting you every day.

    What’s in Your Carpet?

    Your carpet is an intricate weave of fibers; that's what makes your flooring so soft and comfy. They're also what can trap the things that could be making you sick. It's not just dust and dirt that gets tracked into your carpet, but so many other things. Here are a few examples:

    • Dust mites are one of the most common culprits when it comes to compromising your well-being. These can be hugely irritating to most people, but especially people with respiratory issues, including asthma.
    • Viruses and bacteria can thrive in your carpeting. Even Norovirus, the cause of that hideous stomach bug that goes around in the winter, can live in your carpet for weeks.
    • Mold and mildew are allergens that can cause a variety of different health problems. They often thrive in the fibers of your carpet. Everything from headaches and congestion to fatigue and respiratory issues can result from exposure to mold.

    What Can You Do?

    The best way to combat carpet contaminants is with regular professional cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning can get rid of everything living in your carpet that ails you. Call in the experts every 12-18 months to keep your flooring clean and your health in check.

    Don't let the pollutants in your rugs get you down. Call in the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning for the best carpet cleaning for your health and well-being.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Increasing Your Curb Appeal with Professional Pressure Washing


    Did you know one of the easiest ways to increase your home’s curb appeal is with something as simple as pressure washing? It's spring, and we're spending more time outside, which means more time looking at the exterior of our home. If you're like most, you might notice your house isn't looking as bright and fresh as it once did. Maybe it needs paint? New landscaping? Perhaps new patio furniture? Nope. All it needs is pressure washing. Here's what you need to know.

    Homes Get Dirty on the Outside Too

    We spend so much time focusing on cleaning the inside of our home we often forget that the outside gets dirty too. All the winter weather, moisture, precipitation, dust, dirt, wind -- you name it; it's going to make the exterior of your house look a little dingy. Instead of spending a fortune to repaint your house, just schedule professional power washing. It will blast off the dirt, debris and layered build-up, without damaging the paint or siding.

    Pressure Wash, But Don’t Do It Yourself

    Lots of people have home pressure washers they use for sidewalks or washing the car. They're super convenient! However, don't try to power wash the outside of your home yourself. First of all, you probably won't be able to reach the upper levels, and then you'll have a half-clean-half-dirty house. Second, pressure washing is an art. To do it right, do it well, and not break anything (including yourself), it takes the right tools, the right equipment, and the right experience.

    Working on your home's curb appeal this spring? Get ready for summer with professional pressure washing by our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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