As you are all aware, the Coronavirus (COVID19) is now a national emergency. Spectrum Cleaning & Restoration Company is ready to help! We are offering a sanitizing fog treatment that kills the Coronavirus (COVID19) on contaminated areas and as a precautionary measure.
Protection for our employees, elderly, those with compromised immune systems, customers and community are of the utmost importance at this time. Along with our sanitizing fog treatment, we encourage proper hand washing https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html and that everyone follow the guidelines from the CDC. Here is a link to their site CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) Minimizing the spread of the virus is the most important preventative measure we can take.
We are committed to serving the community during this challenging time.
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If you are hosting for the holidays, you may feel overwhelmed. But there are some things you can do right now to prepare.
If you start early, you can take your time and have fun with holiday planning and prep.
It's that time of year! Though it may not feel like it, spring is here. And though you may not feel like it, it is time to clean. You will be so glad you did, because having a clean place lowers stress and is a great way to maintain the value of your home and belongings. Having a team and a list helps this task feel achievable, so get the family (or friends) on board and get started.
It’s the holiday season! While you are home, it’s so nice to have some holiday scents going on, and you probably won’t be baking ALL of the time. There is no better way to spread holiday cheer than… Stove top potpourri!
Here is a sample recipe. You don’t need to be exact and can make substitutions or omissions as needed.
Just add the ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered. Add water as needed.
If you’re using a slow cooker, add the dry ingredients, then pour boiling water over. Set to low and add water as needed.
Make it a gift for friends, family, and teachers! Kids can help! Add all of the dry ingredients to a cellophane bag and tie it up with a ribbon and a hole-punched recipe tag.
Who knows what's on your shoes at the end of the day? Some possibilities are dirt, pollen, oil, coal tar, antifreeze, lawn chemicals, and fecal matter. Yuck! And without realizing it, these intruders often get a free ticket into your home.
Here are two ways to help contain these home intruders:
1. Invest in doormats, one inside the door and one outside. These will help trap some particles on the bottom of your shoes. Remember to vacuum these often!
2. Have a shoe storage bin near the door. This will keep your shoes, and their contaminants, off the floor and out of sight, decluttering your home and keeping it cleaner!
Following these tips can improve the life of your floors and the air quality in your home!
Carpet cleaning may not be on your radar during this icy and snowy winter season. Why clean the carpets when family and guests will track mud and salt residue in each day? It turns out there are several good reasons to get your carpets professionally cleaned during the winter, and there are also steps you can add to your home cleaning routine to protect your floors and improve your health.
1. The air is dryer. This means that your carpets will dry faster after a hot water extraction cleaning method. During the summer, there is a lot more moisture in the air, and a wet carpet cleaning can lead to mold growth or mildew in the carpet.
2. There aren’t as many allergens in the air. During the summer months, the air is filled with pollen, molds, and other allergens. Removing the allergens during the winter months will help you manage allergy symptoms more effectively and keep pollen counts in your home from getting out of control. Also, you’re probably spending a lot more time inside your home than you might in warmer weather. Removing allergens, toxins, and bacteria will help you stay healthier during the winter months.
3. Cost is Lower. Because winter tends to be a slower season for carpet cleaning, we usually have specials and incentives that may not be available during the spring, summer, and fall.
Aside from obtaining a professional carpet cleaning, there are several things that you should do to keep your home and carpet in top shape.
First, use runners and area rugs whenever possible. Keeping the snow, soot, and debris off your carpet is the most effective option for prolonging the life of your carpet. When they get too dirty, you can either remove the rugs or have them professionally cleaned. We offer rug cleaning services at your home, or we are able to clean them at our office. We even offer pick up and delivery services for rug cleanings.
Second, do not wear shoes inside. Studies show that shoes are powerhouses for bacteria and toxins, and keeping them out of your living (and breathing) environment will help you remain healthier. Containing the snow/mud to one room in your home will also make clean up easier.
Lastly, have a protective coating applied to your carpet during professional cleanings. While there is an additional cost for the protective coating, it will make spills, stains, and even snow-related messes easily wiped up. Your carpet will stay cleaner and last longer.
We are right in the heart of the holiday season! Here at Spectrum, we want to help all of our customers get into the Christmas spirit. To that end, we’ve got a fabulous Groupon special, and we’d like to sweeten the deal for new customers. If you purchase a Groupon as a gift and they schedule in January, we will clean an additional room for FREE! That means you can give the gift of carpet cleaning for up to 6 rooms and one hallway for $129.
The office Christmas party was a smashing success! Employees competed against one another in "Reindeer Games." One of the games featured teams of two putting ballons inside hosiery in order to create reindeer antlers. The winner of the game received dinner and tickets to the Blue's game! We are thankful for our hardworking teammembers who always go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. Great work, and we are looking forward to a magical 2017 with all of you!
Don't be a turkey as you prepare Thanksgiving dinner! Millions of turkeys will be roasted, fried, grilled, boiled, pressured cooked, or slow cooked. Cooking millions of turkeys will result in lots and lots of turkey grease, much of which will be improperly dumped down the drain. According to Business Insider, Roto Rooter, one of the largest drain repair companies in the United States, gets 20% more calls over Thanksgiving weekend due to clogged pipes. When turkey grease is dumped into the kitchen sink and down the drain, it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber.
When you spill something on your carpet and see discoloration, you probably panic and start trying to get it out. You probably aren’t worried about classifying the blemish on your carpet as a “spot” or a “stain.” But maybe you should, because the distinction makes a difference.
Spots. A “spot” refers to a soil, oil, or other materials that attach to the carpet fiber and attract dirt and other substances. “Spots” are not chemically bonded to carpet fiber and can be removed more easily than stains. However, if not promptly removed, a spot can become a stain. Therefore, it is critical to deal with a spot as soon as possible. First, attempt to blot any liquid from the spot. After soaking up any excess liquid, use plain tap water to gently blot the remaining discoloration. If you notice the discoloration spreading or not improving, stop and call our office for instructions. After a spot is removed, it may reappear. This is called “wicking”, and it occurs when a substance soaks into the backing of the carpet and slowly works back up to the fibers in the top of the carpet. If a spot reappears, repeat the process described above for removing a spot.
Stains. A “stain” refers to discoloration of the carpet fiber due to a substance embedding into or chemically bonding to the carpet fiber. Stains are often permanent and must be removed by a professional.
For some of us, the scariest thing that will happen this Halloween is having a guest spill their drink on the carpet. Carpet stains might be your nightmare, but there are steps you can take before calling a professional in that will help you get better results.
Remember that carpet is made up of different materials, and carpets and rugs with natural fibers or dyes may require special treatment. Always follow the care instructions provided by the carpet manufacturer. That said, here are some tips to keep in mind when trying to clean up a spill before calling a professional to complete stain removal: