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Carpet Cleaning Tips

How to Remove Cough Syrup Stains

With Jack Frost out there nipping at your noses and toes, it’s likely that you have fallen victim to the nasty cold and flu causing germs bouncing around. Along with the germs, also come the medicines. Whether it’s over-the-counter fixes or prescriptions from the good ole’ doctor, this time of year makes most people feel like walking pharmacies.

If you’re lucky enough, your personal illness may require assistance from cough syrup. While that sticky liquid may help kick your symptoms, it also leaves a pretty big disaster if spilled in your carpets (especially if you had a late-night mishap during a midnight dose).

Have no fear, we’re here to help. Follow these cough syrup stain busting tips for a clean carpet in no time.

Start by mixing one tablespoon hand dish detergent, one tablespoon white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Gently sponge the mixture onto the stain then forcefully pack the solution, using a spoon or brush, deeper into the stains. Sponge the area with water and blot until all the liquid is absorbed into your sponge.

Then sponge rubbing alcohol onto the affected area until the stain completely disappears. Finish by sponging the area with cold water to remove all rubbing alcohol. Leave untouched to dry for 24 hours.

Amanda & the Chocolate Milk Cow Explosion

Fighting Mid-Winter Boredom

With the changing seasons, came a serious change in lifestyle for Amanda and her children. No more long evenings playing outside with late sunsets. No more comfortable temperatures and homework-less afternoons. Winter came and Marty, Amanda’s son, got bored.

As an inquisitive and inventive child, Marty decided to make some indoor fun of his own. Feeling inspired by his last biology lesson at school, Marty decided to build a replica of the amazing Guernsey cow, the dairy queen of the farm, but with a twist.

Marty, locked away in his work space, created a beautiful cardboard white and brown spotted cow. As an avid chocolate milk fan, Marty felt it only necessary to finish off the cow with a latex glove utter filled with freshly mixed chocolate milk.

White Pastures, Brown Puddles & Flat Rate Carpet

Feeling utterly proud of his creation, Marty brought his cow out to pasture on the white carpets of the living room.

While frolicking among the carpets, Marty’s Guernsey cow sprung a chocolate milk leak and the glove exploded. Before Marty could react, a giant chocolate milk puddle absorbed into the carpet.

Marty did the only responsible thing he could think of–he called his mom for help. Amanda looked from the chocolate stain to her disappointed son. She shook her head, smiled and said, “Thank goodness for Flat Rate Carpet.”

A technician arrived at her house an hour later and, while he cleared the stain completely, Amanda took a break from her book and thought lovingly to herself, “What will that boy of mine think of next?”

Quick House Cleaning Strategies

Having a few friends over? With these simple strategies you can finish your house cleaning quickly, and even have some fun.

Start off by keeping all your supplies close at hand. Fill a box or bucket with all your cleaning supplies, and bring it with you to cut down on unnecessary trips and distractions. Keep a damp rag in one pocket and a dry one in another for convenient touch ups.

Cold weather, busy days and fattening holiday meals make it hard to manage your weight. House cleaning is a great way to get in some old fashioned aerobic exercise while checking things off the to do list. Start by setting the mood with some fast paced music. Keep your heart rate up by dancing while dusting, and move fast. Keeping up a fast pace while you’re cleaning will not only burn calories but will save time as well.

Finally, get some incentive other than a clean house. Go and get a manicure when you’re finished, that way you don’t have to worry about ruining your nails, and you’ll give yourself a much needed break after all that hard work.

How to Remove Nail Polish from Upholstery

If you are a female or live with a female, it’s likely that, at some point, you have encountered the nail polish dilemma. The dilemma that steams from the sometimes unavoidable spill or spot that drips onto carpets, rugs and upholstery during at-home, DIY mani/pedi treatments.

But have no fear, we’re here to help. Follow these insider tips and remove nail polish from your upholstery easily.

First, start by quickly blotting up all the excess polish. Be careful not to rub because it will cause the stain to spread. Using an eye dropper, apply a few small drops of acetone to the polish stain. Blot the stain immediately. Repeat this step until the entire stain has been lifted out of the upholstery.

If the stain remains in your upholstery, apply a few drops of hydrogen peroxide, from an eye dropper, directly to the stain.

Holy Summer Hurricanes, East Coast

Since the outbreak of Hurricane Irene, we have been working tirelessly to help people clear the water from their homes. Our phones are ringing off the hook, all day, with people desperate for flood relief and water damage services. We continue to work our hardest to create a safe, stable and clean living environment for all East Coasters affected by the hurricane. We’re like Batman whooping into save the distressed New York victims of Irene.

As Hurricane Irene continues to cause damages, problems and stress throughout the east coast, we remind you to stay safe because we’re not out of the weeds yet.

As electricity starts coming back in homes and offices, remember to stay clear of rooms with any level of standing water present. Beware of electrocution in your damaged home. Loose power lines and water create fatal environments for humans and animals.

Also remember to always call professionals for help with removal and clean up. There is a reason we are professionals. We have experience with clean up and disaster relief.  We’re here and happy to help.