• 3 Benefits of Commercial Window Washing

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    Does my business really need commercial window washing?

    Commercial window washing is a necessity for almost all commercial spaces and businesses. Can't you just DIY it? Nope. Why? Because there are so many benefits to having the pros do it. Here are just three of them.

    Benefit #1: Positive Impression

    If the windows on your commercial space are dirty, dusty, and grimy, that's going to give a pretty poor impression to passersby and potential customers, not to mention your current customers. If you don't have pride in the appearance of your own business, what's to say you'll take pride in the work you do for your clients? Clean windows, both inside and out, speak volumes about your company.

    Benefit #2: Energy Efficiency

    Your commercial windows have an energy efficient design, but they also let the warm sun in during the winter to help reduce your heating bills. If your windows have a coating of rain residue, dirt, and dust, they can't do their job. Regular commercial washing can help boost their efficiency, and reduce your energy bills.

    Benefit #3: The Safety Factor

    You and your employees probably don't have the training to properly wash commercial windows, to navigate around obstacles, and to access heights above easy reach. Commercial window washing professionals have the tools, equipment, and know-how to keep your windows clean while keeping themselves, and your employees, safe.

    You don't need to get out a bucket and a squeegee, climb a ladder, and start scrubbing to wash windows at your office, nor should you, or any of your employees. To ensure the job is well-done and to keep everyone safe, get in touch with the commercial window washing experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 2 Reasons You Should Have Your Boat Deep Cleaned Before Spring

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    Find out why spring cleaning isn’t just for your house. Discover the benefits of cleaning your boat this spring.

    Is spring cleaning your boat on your to-do list? If not, it's time to add it! Deep cleaning your boat in the spring is as important, if not more important, than cleaning it in the fall. Here are two reasons why:

    Reason #1: Safety First

    You're not going to jump into a car that's been sitting idle all winter without checking things out, so don't do it to your boat either. It's critical to make sure your boat is clean and in good working order before you set sail for the first time since fall. Dust, dirt, grime, and grease buildup you may not have noticed over the winter needs to go so it doesn't cause a hazard when you board.

    Reason #2: Prep for Launch

    You want to start a new boating season on the right foot, and that means a clean, well-maintained vessel. This is especially true if you spend a lot of time on the boat and entertain there. You want to know you're spending time on a clean boat, without the residue of a long winter's rest. Your friends will appreciate spending time on a clean ship as well. Here are some basics to spring deep cleaning:

    • Clean the hull, deck, and topsides
    • Clear drinks and scrappers
    • Apply a coat of wax
    • Polish metal
    • Clean and oil teak
    • Clean hatches and windows
    • Clean interior including carpets, flooring, and upholstery

    You can DIY almost all of the deep cleaning needed in the spring, but when you're ready to clean the carpets, flooring, and upholstery on your boat, defer to the experts. Call in our pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning for your interior boat cleaning needs.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • 3 Ways to Prevent Wood Floor Gapping During the Winter

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    Don’t let the winter weather get the best of your wood flooring.

    You love your wood flooring, but in the winter, you might find gaps between the boards. Why does this happen and what can you do about it?

    What Causes Wood Floor Gapping?

    We all know air in the winter is drier than air in the summer. As the air cools and humidity levels drop, you can feel it in your skin, nose, throat, and even in your home. It's especially apparent if you have wood in your house, including wood flooring. Wood is prone to drying out when the moisture levels drop. What you'll see when this happens is cracking and splitting in wood furniture, moldings, and shelving, and gaps in your wood flooring.

    3 Ways to Prevent Wood Floor Gapping

    1. When deciding on materials for wood floors, choose narrower boards that will shrink less when it gets dry, and stable wood like oak, which also shrinks less with changes in moist levels.
    2. Manage the humidity level in your home with a whole-home humidifier that will allow you to keep the relative humidity levels higher.
    3. Take care of your wood floors with professional cleaning and treatment.

    If your floors are already in, it’s not practical to go back and choose different materials and redo your floors. But you can manage the humidity, and you can ensure your floors are getting professional TLC. Keeping wood floors clean can help keep dust and dirt from damaging and further drying out the surface, and polishing and waxing can help protect the wood from damage during the dry winter months.

    Don't neglect your floors in the winter. Contact our pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners to give your wood floors the extra attention they need during the coldest months of the year.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, February 08, 2018
  • How to Know When to Call in a Professional for Pet Stain Removal

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    Why is pet stain removal such a smelly proposition?

    If you’re like millions of other American households, you have pets, and with pets, come pet stains on your carpets and furniture. While pet stains can sometimes just look ugly, they can also smell bad, and they can make your whole house smell bad too. Take a look at how you can tell when it’s time to call in a professional to help.

    Have You Tried to Clean the Carpet Stains Yourself?

    If you tried vinegar and water, pet stain cleaner from the pet supply store, and lots of elbow grease trying to get the stains out of your carpet to no avail, it's time to call in a professional. A carpet cleaning tech has the right tools and products to get the stains out without damaging the carpet. Not only will they get the stains out, but they'll also leave your carpet looking and feeling like new.

    Have You Tried to Clean the Upholstery Stains Yourself?

    With carpet stains, you can move a piece of furniture or lay down an area rug to cover it up. When you have pet stains on your furniture, it's not as easy. If you've spent what seems like hours scrubbing and a fortune on cleaning products and you still have furniture that doesn't look great, it's time to call in a professional. A good carpet cleaner can do as good a job on your upholstery as they do on your carpets.

    Are You Still Living with the Smell?

    Stains are one thing, but the odor from pet stains can be hard to handle. And no home remedy truly gets rid of the smell long-term. That's when you know you need a professional. They're the only ones that have the tools, products, and know-how to get out those pesky lingering pet odors and get your house back to normal.

    Contact our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today to get the expert help you need to deal with pet stain removal.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 3 Tips for Removing Common Tile and Grout Stains

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    Don’t lose the fight to tile and grout stains.

    Tile and grout stains are part of life when you have tile flooring, but you don’t have to give up and just live with them. Take a look at three tips for removing common stains from your flooring grout:

    Tip #1: Handy Tools You Have Around the House

    An old toothbrush is a simple tool you can use when dealing with grout stains. Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and use on the toothbrush to scrub the grout and work out the stains. Rinse completely and scrub any lingering discoloration with the toothbrush and baking soda mixture.

    Tip #2: Vinegar Is the Next Best Weapon

    Vinegar mixed with water and sprayed on tile grout can help get out stains. Spray on the mixture and let it sit for five minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush. This mix can also help clean the tile itself and get rid of the haze on the surface.

    Tip #3: Don't Forget Professional Cleaning

    When you have stains from use, even mold and mildew from a humid environment, it can be a challenge to keep your tile and grout clean. The good news is that professional cleaning can not only bring back the shine, but it can get your grout lines as clean as they were when they were new.

    Instead of living with dirty and stained flooring, or spending your time scrubbing your grout lines, contact our team of experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning for professional tile and grout cleaning. It’s time to get your tile flooring in beautiful shape once again.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, January 18, 2018
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