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Protect Your Drapes

The Importance of Drapery Cleaning

Drapery cleaning is an overlooked home activity that most people are probably guilty of. Drapery cleaning is the first thing people think of when it’s time to clean the home. When you think about it, drapes aren’t as noticeable as stained flooring or furniture. Drapes are often thought of as the pieces of fabric that hang over your windows to block out the sun and provide your home with privacy once the sun has gone down. What you may not know, though, is that it is important to schedule regular drapery cleaning.

Sunlight Damage

Over time, your drapes will fade and collect dust because of sunlight that they are exposed to. You could hang lighter colored drapes to delay the fading process, but ultimately the sun will get the last laugh. Lining your curtains can help, too. The lining will protect the fabric from having a direct contact with the sun.

Kitchen Drapes

Have drapes hanging in your kitchen? If so, you must note that these drapes may collect grease and that spatters from pans and food particles as well. It is extremely important to the health of the environment that these are regularly cleaned. Insects will take full advantage of a hanging fabric that acts as a net for their survival needs!

Cleaning Your Drapes

Scheduling a drape cleaning service on a regular basis could really go a long way for the health of your home. As these fabrics are hanging, there is a much higher chance that the germs that they collect will impact your atmosphere. There are many different techniques in play because each fabric is different. Make sure you have the right professional team to make your home a healthy environment! Be sure to give us a call and schedule your next drapery cleaning service. You can reach us by calling  (310)273-9631

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The Best Methods to Clean a Hard Floor

Cleaning a Hard Floor

There are many different processes in cleaning hard floor surfaces. It goes beyond simply sweeping up to remove dirt from the surface. However, each hard floor is different. You need to understand the surface before the floor cleaning is executed properly.

Here are a few of our favorite methods:

Honing/Restoration Method:

This process is primarily used to remove minor scratches and worn areas from the floor’s surface. Using diamond coated pads, this works effectively on natural stone surfaces. It is an important aspect to floor cleaning from an aesthetic standpoint, as it rids the floor of ugly scrapes and refines tarnished spots.

Sealing

This is more so a preventative measure to help preserve your stone floor’s surface. This will keep the floor in great shape and prepare it for a long lifespan. It will also enhance the natural beauty of the stone.

Refinishing

This floor cleaning process will leave your wood and/or laminate surface in pristine condition. Sanding to bare wood, staining (if requested) and sealing to preserve the surface – this will make your floor happy!

Re-Grouting

This method is for ceramic or porcelain tiles. Through this process, the look of the grout and the tile itself can be changed. The results tend to give the outstanding appearance of an entirely new floor.

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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Dirty Carpet

How to Clean Carpet – 5 Facts That Help

Every dirty carpet has a back story; the leftover lasagna spilled off the dinner tray, the dog dragged in its muddy remains after a rainy play day and dirt-laden footsteps trekked through the house several times since your last cleaning. Below we take a look at 5 carpet facts you probably did not know. Understanding these facts will give you a better idea how to clean carpet according to the mess.

Learning how to clean carpet correctly will save you a huge headache whenever you are faced with mess that has to be cleaned up to prevent permanent staining. Sure, you might know how your mess arrived, but do you know the after effects of a dirty carpet. Here are five facts that you likely had no idea were true:

  • The virus that causes the stomach flu (Norovirus) can survive for over a month on an unsanitary carpet.
  • Each year, several pounds of soil can accumulate within carpet fibers as well as underneath the carpet.
  • A human body will shed about 1.5 million skin flakes per hour, the majority of which will become embedded in your carpet.
  • Have a fireplace? A carpet near a fireplace, when warmed, makes home for a creature called a “firebrat”. These insects resemble the “silverfish” since they are part of the same family. Both creatures have an affinity for chewing through most materials which include paper, cardboard, and various cloth materials.
  • All carpets should be professionally cleaned at a minimum of every 12 to 18 months.

Now that you understand these five carpet facts. You can now have a better idea how to clean carpet to help keep your home a safe pest free environment.

 
A DBA of Pico Carpet Cleaning Inc.