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Thankful… for Family and a HEALTHY HOME

Whether you are a new customer of BLUEGRASS CLEANING CO., or have been a client for years, we’d like to take this time to THANK YOU for your business. We know we are not the only game in town when it comes to keeping your home clean and beautiful. To show our appreciation, we’d like to offer you a few quick tips to have a cleaner, healthier home and save you a few bucks too.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study revealed that carpet actually helps to clean out the air in our homes and offices. The carpet acts as a filter, trapping soils, gasses, and pollutants such as pet and human dander, pollen, and even air pollution. This is great news since nearly every home in America has wall-to-wall carpets installed in one or more areas. There are several things that you can do to keep your carpet looking cleaner and help it last longer.

  • Keep soils out by using walk-off mats at entrances and keeping outdoor walkways, stairs, and porches clean.
  • Use doormats at all entrances. Don’t wear street shoes in the house. Avoid going barefoot because body oils get on the carpet and attract dirt.
  • Vacuum often, including upholstery, at least once a week. You should vacuum more often if there are pets or small children in the home, or if anyone suffers from asthma.
  • Promptly attend to any spots or spills. First, blot or scrape up as much of the spill as you can before it dries into the fibers. Then apply a mild spotting agent to the carpet and gently agitate it into the spot with the back of a spoon. Blot with a white towel to absorb the spot and the cleaner. Put a little clear water on the area, agitate again and then blot as dry as possible. If this process doesn’t work, call us.

In addition to controlling soils, vacuuming often, and being attentive to spots and spills, you should include professional cleaning followed by an application of a fiber protective treatment of your carpet.

Periodic professional cleaning is a major part of an effective carpet and air quality maintenance routine, eliminating the contaminants that build up over time. Of course, every household has its own unique combination of factors such as environment, number of occupants, children, pets, and smoking or non-smoking, etc.

Deep cleaning of your carpets assures your carpets are brought back to a fresh, healthy condition. This is good for your health as well as your wallet.

How so? Clean carpet has the ability to trap and hold airborne contaminants out of the breathing zone. In fact, studies have demonstrated that it takes ten times more wind force to dislodge the dry particulate soils that can trigger allergic reactions from carpet than from hard floor surfaces. That’s because carpet traps and holds contaminants until they are removed by vacuuming and cleaning.

Carpets that are regularly maintained will last much longer because it is the dry, gritty particulate soil and old oxidized stains that cause the permanent damage that makes old carpets look dull and dirty.

Regardless of how neat and tidy you are, there comes a time when you need professional carpet cleaning. And don’t forget the floors, rugs, and upholstery will last longer if they are professionally cleaned as well!

Call Bluegrass Cleaning Co. to schedule your next cleaning. You and your family will breathe easier; your carpets, rugs, and upholstery will look better and last longer, and your home will remain healthier.

What To Do After Spilling Red Wine On Carpet

The possibility of a red wine spill is still present for those who have carpet in their homes. Your floor will transform into a red canvas with only one sudden step. We’ve all seen it happen: a glass of red wine slowly falls into the winter white carpet, drawing the attention of everyone in the room. It’s an incident that many people have seen firsthand.

Despite how normal a red wine spill is, there is still some mystery about how to remove a wine stain from the carpet. Scrubbing the stain, for example, is a common misunderstanding that will only make it worse. This is why knowing what steps to take and what steps to stop in the event of an accident is important.

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How to Remove Deodorant Stains

It can be very embarrassing, especially if it happens at a business meeting or social event. When it does happen, you may wish you could crawl into a hole.

What are we talking about? When you raise your arm for something and show off an unsightly deodorant stain on your shirt, blouse, or other items of clothing. You know people notice because their eyes are drawn right to your armpit, and there is never a hole close enough to crawl in to.

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Taking On Holiday Stains

It’s that time of year when you start planning for family and friends to visit and since you are hospitable, you start thinking of all the delicious meals, snacks, and beverages you will serve them when they arrive.

Despite the very best attempts of you and your guests to keep things on the plate, in the bowl, in the glass, and on the spoon or fork, the inevitable happens: Food or drinks spill, and for some reason, they always spill on the carpet. Usually white carpet.

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Guilty! (but it will be OK)

DID YOU KNOW that the devastation of spilling something like grape juice, Kool-Aid, and other fruit drinks doesn’t have to be that… devastating?

So you have kids, grandkids, or some other kids come over, and they want something to drink. They surely don’t want water from the tap. That’s pretty boring stuff. They want something fruity, sweet, and with lots of colors. Like deep blues, or reds. You know, the stuff that can really stain a carpet or piece of furniture.

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