It’s #thurocleanthursday ! Here’s some tips for cleaning your tile!
Tip 1: Use A Groutbrush
The main problem with tile cleaning is getting into the grout lines. These lines are often skipped over when using a regular mop or broom, so when you do your deep cleaning or notice that the grout lines are getting kind of gross, use a groutbrush. Just spritz on a bit of cleaner and go to it. A groutbrush can fit into those thin grout lines perfectly, and it really doesn’t take as much time as you would assume.
Tip 2: Always Sweep First
Never mop over your tiles without sweeping first. All of that dirt and grime on the floor will just get pushed around, and probably end up in your grout lines. Do yourself a big favor and always start your tile cleaning off with a good sweeping. It only takes a minute, after all.
Tip 3: Soak Up Excess Water
Excess mop water can soak into your grout lines, causing them to look dirty again. It can also cause them to stink. So after you mop over your tiles, do a quick drying. This can be as easy as throwing a towel on the floor and using your feet to scoot across the tiles. It doesn’t have to be totally dry, just dry enough that it will finish up quickly on its own. To speed up drying
Tip 4: Clean It Just Before Bed
If you do your tile cleaning just before bed, you can make your life a lot easier. Your floors will have time to dry completely before anyone walks on them, and you won’t have to herd any children, pets, or even other adults off the floors until then. This is an especially useful tip for anyone with children because we know just how hard it can be to keep them off the floor until it’s dry. ... See MoreSee Less
It's #thurocleanthursday !Have you heard about our new and improved Rug Spa?!
Don't get caught holding and owning a rug you didn't want. Protect yourself with proper cleaning. Rugs should be regularly cleaned. Our new state-of-the-art machines will provide maximum soil removal and spot removal! ... See MoreSee Less
It's #winedownwednesday ! Spills sink into carpets quickly. If you don’t act fast, that red wine will be absorbed by the carpet fibers. And if you wait long enough, the spill may dry and set. Stains can seep deep down into the carpet’s padding or, if they’re acidic, they could eat away at the carpet fibers. So whatever the spill may be, it’s always best to act fast. ... See MoreSee Less
When you’re learning how to get butter out of carpet, remember to act fast. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the stain. Also, if you’re using any new products, please remember to do a test patch on an unimportant area of your carpet beforehand. That way, if the product damages your carpet, you’ll be able to hide it.
1. SCRAPE. First, you need to scrape off as much of the butter as possible. Try using a butter knife, spoon, or some other tool that is gentle and blunt.
2. ABSORB. After that, lightly sprinkle the stain with an absorbent, powdery product that can soak up the excess butter. You could try baking soda or cornstarch, both of which are inexpensive and easy to find. Let this sit for 15-30 minutes and then vacuum it up. The powder should have removed some of the butter’s grease. Repeat this step if necessary.
3. CLEAN. Now, go back over the stain with a soapy mixture of dishwashing liquid and water. Quick and easy to prepare, this solution should remove the excess grease left by the butter stain. When you’re finished with this step, remember to rinse the area with water to remove the soap. Then, blot the area with a rag to absorb excess water.
4. SPONGE. If the stain persists, apply a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent with a sponge. Blot until the stain fades away. Use this product sparingly and be sure to do a test patch beforehand. You never know how the product might react with your carpet.
5. FINISH. You’ve just learned how to get butter out of carpet! If you act fast and keep these multi-functional products on hand (cornstarch, baking powder, dishwashing liquid), you should be able to quickly and easily remove any future pesky butter stains.
Of course some stains are more difficult to remove than others. If your stain still isn’t gone after you’ve completed the method above, try repeating the steps a second time. And if all else fails, give our team at Thuro Clean Carpet & Upholstery LLC. We would be happy to help. ... See MoreSee Less
8 Ways to Maintain your Natural Stone 1. Mop the floors using an untreated mop 2. Use a clean rayon string mop with warm water and neutral pH detergent to damp the mop 3. Blot up spills immediately 4. Do not use vinegar or cleaners that contain acids 5. Do not use powder cleansers or soft cream cleaners 6. Do not use mold removers (TileX, X14, etc.) or disinfectants (Lysol)https://thurocleanmbsc.com 7. Do not use furniture polish (Pledge, Jubilee, Endust) 8. Have a professional cleaning done once a year ... See MoreSee Less
Happy #thurocleanthursday ! Have you ever wondered what temperature to put your thermostat on to dry your carpet or upholstery faster after a carpet cleaning? After professional carpet cleaning, you should keep your air between 69° to 72°. By keeping an adequate temperature you will dry your carpet or upholstered items faster and more efficiently. ... See MoreSee Less
How To Avoid 3 Carpet Cleaning Rip-Offs: 1. Unbelievably low price. To some degree, all of us are attracted by low price because we want to work within a budget. But some carpet cleaners use price as the bait for their false and misleading advertising 2. Bait and switch. Here's how it's done: First they "bait" you with a basic cleaning (single process) at an unbelievably low price. Then, when you call, they try to "switch" you to the more expensive dual-process cleaning. 3. Unsupported claims, "THIS CLEANING METHOD IS THE BEST." You'll read this in almost every ad and hear this from virtually every carpet cleaner. But remember this, the method that's best for you is the method that achieves your goal. ... See MoreSee Less
It's #thurocleanthursday ! Have you ever wondered what temperature to put your thermostat on to dry your carpet or upholstery faster after a carpet cleaning? After professional carpet cleaning, you should keep your air between 69° to 72°. By keeping an adequate temperature you will dry your carpet or upholstered items faster and more efficiently. ... See MoreSee Less
Drapery Freshening is a unique approach to drapery cleaning. With this system, we can clean your drapes in your home or office where they hang! -No more bare windows for a week or more! -No odor causing solvents! -No pick up and delivery charges! ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s some tips for getting ink out of carpet! Don't forget to do a test patch on an unimportant and unseen area of the carpet or fabric beforehand.
RUBBING ALCOHOL: Wet a clean cloth with rubbing alcohol and use it to blot the stain, starting at the edges and working your way inwards to prevent the stain from spreading. Continue re-wetting and blotting until the spot fades away. This will probably take 30 minutes or more. WD-40 (or another spray lubricant): Spray the lubricant onto the stain and allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes. Then, blot the stain with a sponge and soapy water to remove both the ink and the lubricant. DETERGENT: Mix about 1 cup of water with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent, creating a soapy solution. Spray this solution onto the stain or dip a cloth into the solution and dab onto the stain. Continue blotting until the stain is removed. If the stain is small, this method should work well. HAIRSPRAY: We can’t vouch for the success of this claim, but many people believe that hairspray can help remove ink stains. It works in a similar way to alcohol, which is why we simply recommend using rubbing alcohol. But if you want to try it, spray hairspray onto the stain and allow the hairspray to sink in for 3-5 minutes. Then, apply a soapy water solution and blot up. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know we offer not one but TWO Pet Odor Treatments?! 1. Minor Odor Treatment- in this treatment, an odor eating enzyme will be applied directly to odor causing spots. Although this treatment is a valiant attempt, it is NOT guaranteed. 2. Major Odor Treatment- in this treatment we will pull the affected carpet up and completely saturate the carpet, backing, and the padding. This treatment IS guaranteed. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy #thurocleanthursday !What are some common mistakes made while cleaning hardwood floors? People will often use polishes and oil soaps. This only leaves a residue on the surface. Essentially, they are applying an oil, which provides an initial glossy look, but actually attracts dirt that sticks to a moist, sticky surface. The oil eventually evaporates and you have to constantly reapply. Furthermore, the surface is certainly not clean. Choose a product that actually picks up surface oils without leaving residue or damage. These products must be free of acidic elements, depositing waxes, or oils. You don't just want something to look clean, you want it to BE clean. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Valentines day! Here's a tip if you accidentally spill that red wine on your carpet!
Spills sink into carpets quickly. If you don’t act fast, that red wine will be absorbed by the carpet fibers. And if you wait long enough, the spill may dry and set. Stains can seep deep down into the carpet’s padding or, if they’re acidic, they could eat away at the carpet fibers. So whatever the spill may be, it’s always best to act fast.
Don't let anyone clean your sensitive fabrics! Thuro Clean is experienced in cleaning the finest upholstered fabrics. The following important steps will be taken in cleaning your upholstery... 1. Pre-inspection 2. Area preparation 3. Pre-vacuum 4. Pre-test 5. Pre-spot 6. Pre-groom 7. Soil extraction and rinse 8. Neutralize 9. Post spot 10. Post groom 11. Speed dry 12. Post cleaning inspection