• 3 Scary Things That Could Be Trapped in Your Carpets


    Don’t look now, but your carpets could be scarier than the haunts of Halloween!

    If the frights inside a haunted house are giving you a chill, just imagine what could be trapped in your carpets. If you haven’t had your carpets professionally cleaned in a while, this information could give you a scare. But beware! It’s not too late to take action. Here’s the lowdown on the 3 most frightening things that could be lurking in your carpet:

    Scary Stuff #1: The Dawn of the Allergens!

    Allergens are the number one scariest of all carpet lurkers. They thrive in the dirt and grime that builds up in the fibers of your carpet. These allergens often include mold, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust, dust mites, and fungi. Yuck! A great way to get rid of your allergy symptoms is to get rid of the allergens in your carpets, and the only way to do that is with regular professional cleaning.

    Scary Stuff #2: The Night of the Living Bacteria!

    Bacteria and viruses thrive in your home and in your carpet once the weather starts to cool off in the fall. If you have any family members or individuals living in your home who are susceptible to getting sick, such as an elderly person or small children, the bacteria that is buried in your carpet can be a real risk. Get it cleaned and get the bacteria out.

    Scary Stuff #3: Invasion of the Carpet Chemicals!

    Some of the most surprisingly scary stuff that can be found in your carpets is the stuff you might not even know is in your home. This includes smoke and soot from fires and stoves, chemicals from cleaning and lawn products, insecticide and deodorizer residue, and even grease and food from cooking and eating in and around your home. This scary stuff not only is not good for your health, but it can really make your carpets look frighteningly dirty and dingy.

    Don’t be afraid…of the stuff in your carpets! Contact our team of experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today for professional carpet cleaning you can count on.

    By: Matt Lashway Friday, October 13, 2017
  • 3 Tips for Protecting Your Floors While Carving Pumpkins


    Don’t carve those pumpkins over your beautiful floor until you read this!

    It’s fall and time for pumpkin spice and everything nice, including carving up some Jack ‘O Lanterns. If you have beautiful hardwood floors and you cringe every year when a knife hovers over the thick, orange skin of those seasonal wonders, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 3 tips for protecting your floors, without giving up pumpkin carving:

    Tip #1: Clean, Clean, Clean!

    The best way to protect your floors, no matter the season, is to keep them clean. Regular professional cleaning followed by general maintenance and care will keep them in great shape. When there aren’t scratches or buildup between your pumpkin and your floor, you’re already ahead of the game.

    Tip #2: Protect, Protect, Protect!

    If you have kids or young adults wielding sharp tools to get just the design carved into their pumpkins, it’s a great idea to lay down a sheet, blanket, some towels, or even newspaper to protect your floors. Not only will that help keep a blade from the surface of your wood or tile, but it will help keep the gloppy pumpkin guts out of the cracks and grout.

    Tip #3: Clean Again!

    Pumpkins, while not naturally acidic, can do some damage if it gets stuck to your floor, especially those stringy, slimy parts. Make sure you clean your floors after the pumpkins have been carved and moved to the porch to make sure you don’t have any remnants left behind.

    Pumpkins are a fall tradition, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with pumpkin guts and battle wounds on your hardwood floors. Protect it and you’ll save yourself a headache. And while you’re at it, prep your house for the rest of the holidays in the upcoming months by scheduling professional floor cleaning with the pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today.

    By: Matt Lashway Friday, October 06, 2017
  • 3 Key Benefits of Professional Furniture Cleaning


    How can professional furniture cleaning revitalize your home?

    Upholstered furniture cleaning is one of those chores you should always leave to a professional. Your furniture provides comfortable seating, beauty, and the visual focal points in your home. When your furniture stops looking like new, it’s time to call your local upholstery cleaner. Here are three key benefits of professional furniture cleaning:

    1. Your furniture will smell better. There's no bigger turn-off than a stinky living room. Where is that musty odor coming from, anyway? It could be emanating from years of filth building up inside your furniture. A professional cleaning session could eliminate that foul odor.
    2. Your couches will return to their original color. Have you noticed that your cream-colored couch looks grayer these days? A professional upholstery cleaner will use specialized products and equipment to get that dingy tinge out of your sofa and make it look new again.
    3. Clean upholstery helps the whole room look revitalized. It can also motivate you to keep the rest of the room cleaner with regular dusting, vacuuming, and polishing. To make your living room pop with new life, try getting your furniture professionally cleaned.

    Whitehall Offers Professional Furniture Cleaning in Columbia, South Carolina

    Is it time to get a specialist in to clean your upholstery? Whitehall Carpet Cleaning’s team uses the right tools and products for the job. With extensive training and experience in upholstery care, our crews will recommend the best course of action to get your furniture looking and smelling much better. Contact us to schedule your professional upholstered furniture cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Friday, September 29, 2017
  • 3 Ways to Protect and Clean Your Oriental Rug


    How can you protect your treasured Oriental rug from stains and damages?

    For many families, Oriental rugs serve as cherished heirlooms and conversation pieces. But just like anything else on your floor’s surface, rugs can become dingy and drab over time. Regular vacuuming is a good start for Oriental rug care, but they do need a little TLC on occasion. Here are three ways you can protect and clean your Oriental rug.

    1. First and foremost, ask your family members and guests to leave their shoes at the door. This is the easiest, most efficient way to keep a ton of dirt and debris off your rugs in the first place.
    2. For small blemishes, dab the area with a damp, clean rag. You can clean most small spots caused by mud or food by hand. Cleaning these spills right away will prevent them from becoming set-in stains that require special cleaning down the road.
    3. Get your Oriental rug protected from stains. You have certainly heard of products like Scotch Guard, which repel liquids and prevent stains. Specialized products similar to this are available for precious fabrics like Oriental rugs. Ask your carpet care specialist for their advice about getting your rugs protected.

    Whitehall Carpet Wants to Be Your Oriental Rug Specialist

    If you are a citizen of Columbia, South Carolina, Whitehall Carpet Cleaners wants to be your go-to Oriental rug care company. Our team has the specialized training and equipment to tackle any stains you present. We understand the delicate nature of your prized Oriental rug, and we will pay painstaking attention to your rug's needs. Contact us today to schedule your Oriental rug cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Friday, September 22, 2017
  • 3 At-Home Tricks for Protecting Your Hardwood Floors


    What can you do at home to keep your hardwood floors gorgeous?

    Hardwood floors are one of the best investments for your home. Many people find them to be attractive and comfortable. Some good wood floor polish and a couple of well-placed rugs can transform your home into a haven from the real world. But over the years, wood floors can start to look drab and worn. Here are our three favorite at-home tricks for protecting your hardwood floors:

    1. Leave your shoes at the door. The grit and grime you track in from outside are all on the soles of your shoes. Every time someone steps on that dirt, it's ground into the floor and cuts little scars into the wood finish. And high heels? These small heels can leave permanent damage on the floor with every step. If everyone takes off their shoes at the door, you will notice an instant reduction in the dirt and damage on your floors.
    2. Put felt or rubber pads under your furniture. These products will protect your wood floors from damage due to furniture sliding around. Use rubber pads for furniture you want to stay in one place: couches, armchairs, or the dining room table. Stick felt pads on furniture you may want to move around: ottomans, dining room chairs, or rocking chairs. You can buy both for cheap at any hardware or big box store.
    3. Keep your pets’ nails trimmed. Overgrown dog claws can lead to large gashes in your wood finish. A quick trip to the groomer each month can keep your floors looking flawless for years to come.

    Need to push the reset button your wood floors before you bother to institute these changes? Whitehall is here to help. We clean and refinish wood floors in your neighborhood all the time. Contact us today and we will help you resurface and protect your home's hardwood floors at your earliest convenience.

    By: Matt Lashway Friday, September 15, 2017
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