5 Tips for Routine Carpet Care

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professional carpet cleaning oshawa Caring for your residential carpet can seem like tedious work, especially if you have children or pets (or when clumsy Uncle Jim comes for a visit).  We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but regular vacuuming just is not enough to keep your carpet in pristine condition and prolong its lifespan. QJS offers a Perfect 10 Premium Carpet Cleaning Service that keeps your carpets clean longer and provides longevity to your investment.

 Here are five ways to keep that plush carpet looking and feeling great:


  1. Take care of spills immediately. If someone spills something on your carpet, blot it immediately to keep it from soaking in too deep. The key word in that last sentence is blot. The second you start rubbing a spot, it will start to soak into the carpet and spread, and that’s exactly what you don’t want. If you act quickly, you should be able to soak up a lot of the liquid before it sets in. If you have a spot treatment, go ahead and use it as long as you’re sure it won’t damage your carpet (It’s wise to test it in a small, hidden area first to be sure). Once you’ve applied the stain remover, continue to dab – starting from the outside and working your way in. Clean and rinse the area with a wet rag several times, then set a towel over the area with something heavy on top to soak up any remaining moisture.


  1. Clean your area rugs. Check the care instructions on all your rugs and don’t forget them during your spring and fall cleaning sessions, and more often when necessary. It’s important to follow the specific cleaning instructions on each to avoid damage and fading. However, just like your regular carpet, these area rugs certainly trap a lot of dirt and debris and should be cleaned regularly.


  1. Vacuum often! The norm is to vacuum once per week. However if you have pets or allergy sufferers in your home, it would be a good idea to increase that to a few times a week as part of your cleaning routine. It’s also a good idea to clean high-traffic areas often to help lengthen the life of your carpet, and suck up as much dirt as possible before it gets set too deep in the carpet. Once that happens, the dirt can actually cause the carpet fibers to start deteriorating.


  1. Slow down! We’re always in such a rush these days, aren’t we?! And who wants to spend a long time cleaning? No one! However, it’s a good idea to slow your roll when you’re vacuuming. Slower passes will mean more dirt gets extracted at a time, and gives the suction time to really reach deep into the fibers.


  1. Professional cleaning! Routine professional carpet cleaning is one of the very best ways to keep your carpet looking newer, longer. QJS has been caring for carpet in homes throughout the Durham area for years, and it’s a job we take seriously! We understand people live on carpet that is why we use eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for everyone in your home.

For more information on our residential carpet cleaning, please visit: https://www.qjsservices.ca/services-solutions/carpet-cleaning/


Spring Cleaning Tips for Healthier Homes

spring cleaning pickeringSpring has arrived! The springtime is a perfect time to deep clean and organize your home. For some, this is a big endeavor that can become overwhelming and downright daunting. Don’t let the scale of the task intimidate you–break tasks into smaller pieces and tackle things one step at a time and you will be amazed at how quickly things get done and how great your home looks.

We’ve compiled a few tips for Pickering homeowners wanting to do a little spring cleaning. Not only will your home look great, but you can have the peace of mind that it is a healthy indoor environment for you and your family.

1. Get Organized

Throughout the year we all collect new things, forget to put things back where they belong, and dump all sorts of random items in junk drawers. Take a moment in each room to go through and remove items that don’t belong. Throw out expired products or food and put like items together.

Springtime is also a perfect time to clean out your closets and pantry. Donate clothing that no longer fits or that you no longer wear to a local Pickering charity, and organize your clothing by type and color. You can also go through your linens and replace items that are worn, old, or stained.

2. Tackle Deep Cleaning

At least once a year take the time to do some deep cleaning. This means cleaning under and behind appliances and furniture, cleaning your tile and grout, and having your upholstered furniture and carpets cleaned. Dust your baseboards, clean the tops and insides of cabinets, and clean all of your appliances. Don’t forget to wash small rugs, curtains and blinds, too.

Regular maintenance cleaning throughout the year should keep this from becoming a big task, but remember to just take things one step at a time. The good news is that you can hire QJS for a professional clean of your tile and grout, carpets and furniture in The Durham Region or GTA. If a deep-cleaning is necessary, this is often the best way to ensure you get the deepest clean and you can check these items off your spring cleaning checklist.

3. Schedule Maintenance Tasks Throughout the Year

The best way to make spring cleaning worthwhile is to make sure you keep the items clean and organized throughout the year. If you know that your baseboards accumulate dust each month, add that to your regular cleaning routine. If high-traffic areas of your carpet get dirty and require professional cleaning more frequently, schedule a professional carpet cleaner to perform a touch-up.

Keeping your floors and home clean throughout the year ensures you keep a healthier home, but also when spring cleaning comes around, means there will be less work for you.

Maintain a Healthy Home

The key to maintaining a healthy home is keeping a clean home. The battle with dust is never-ending, and if you have pets or children, you may only have time to clean up messes as they happen! Set aside time each month, whether it is a few hours or just 30 minutes, that you can focus on deeper cleaning, even if just one task gets accomplished.

As a result of your efforts, your home will be healthier, with reduced amounts of dust and allergens that can affect your indoor air quality. If you are in need of deep cleaning like professional carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, or air duct cleaning in Durham Region or the GTA, QJS can help! Call us today to schedule.