Monthly Archives: February 2017

Furniture Dents No More

2-16-17.jpgHave you ever had the experience of rearranging the furniture in your room, only to find out that the floor is plagued with little indentations left over from the furniture?  While these can be an immediate eyesore to many, it doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way.  Join us today as we go over some simple ways to get those dents out of your carpet!

When it comes to getting these pesky dents out, ice may be your best friend.  All you need to do is to grab a few ice cubes from the freezer, drop them in the indentations, and let them sit.  By the time they melt, the indentation will have disappeared, and you’ll be left with a carpet looking like new!  Just be sure to wipe up any excess water that may remain with a cloth, and you are good to go.

However, sometimes you may move your furniture and find out that the carpet underneath is a completely different shade than the rest of the carpet.  For those situations, know that Bayside Carpet Cleaning is here to help.  One call is all you need to make your carpet look like new again.

Give us a call today for a free quote!

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Love Your Floors the Right Way

2-14-17.jpgHappy Valentine’s Day to all you Bayside Carpet Cleaning fans out there!  We hope that no matter where you are, you are celebrating this day of love however you see fit.  Speaking of love, we all love our floors, but are we loving them the right way?  Check out our latest article to learn to love your floor properly, and what you can do to keep that love going strong.

Taking good care of your floor can actually be a real simple task—just give it some attention every now and then and you should be good to go.  Now, the type of attention will be different depending on the floor type; you wouldn’t treat a dog and a cat the same way, would you?  Yes, even though we may love them all the same, we love them in different ways.

For example, the love and attention that you need to give to your carpet is a thorough vacuuming every week.  Nothing fancy—just a simple run-through will be enough to get you through the next week.  The thing about carpet is that it acts as a filter, picking up dirt and dust that can conglomerate in the air or on someone’s shoe.  Just like a regular filter, it needs to be cleaned every now and then, which is precisely what vacuuming does.

On the other hand, the proper way to love your tile floor is to give it a good mopping on the regular.  Just like vacuuming with your carpet, there is no need for you to get all fancy—a simple pass with a mop and some water will do.   

Now, there will be some times where you will need to give a little bit of extra love and attention to your floors, like after something spills on them.  For these types of instances, you need to act fast to preserve their everlasting beauty—soak up as much of the spill as you can, and then go over it with water or a stain-fighting solution (which you can find recipes of how to make in many of our previous blogs).  So long as you act fast, you can keep the floor that you love so dearly looking great, no matter what happened to them.

Floors, like your lover, needs a little bit of care and attention every now and then to make sure that they are doing great.  So what do you say?  Show your floor some love this Valentine’s Day!

Vacuuming: A Killer Exercise

2-9-17.jpgFor the health of your carpet, vacuuming is necessary.  For the health of you, vacuuming is a great way to keep you in shape.  Sure, it may sound a little odd, but vacuuming has the potential to be a killer workout, so long as you add in a few extra steps.  Find out what those are to make your next cleaning session a fitness session in our latest blog!

Believe it or not, vacuuming alone burns up to 190 calories per hour, and when you couple in all the other tasks you need to do around the house when cleaning, it can all add up to a very intensive exercise.  However, if you add some simple things onto your vacuuming routine, you can even burn more calories and get some muscle growth going.  For example, instead of walking the vacuum across the room, you can do lunges.  Or, if you flex your stomach for the whole duration of vacuuming, you can really get a workout on your abs.  

But who says that you have to limit your workout to just vacuuming?  Dusting while doing calf extensions or wiping all of your windows in small circles all make for a great workout.  Add in the forearm workout from mopping, and you have yourself a great routine and a healthy home.

For more carpet cleaning tips and tricks, be sure to check back to our blog every Tuesday and Thursday for our latest article!

Cleaning Leather Furniture

2-7-17.jpgLeather furniture is awesome, but sometimes it may seem like a bear to clean.  However, cleaning leather is simply a task of mind over matter.  With the right steps, you can cut the job of cleaning right down to size.  Read on to learn more about cleaning leather furniture.

When it comes to cleaning leather, the first thing that you should take note of is the type of leather that you are dealing with.  Some leathers will react differently with cleaners than others, so it is imperative that you know what you are working with before you get down to business.  To find out the type of leather, look behind the cushions for the tag.

Once you have that figured out, you then need to know what you are cleaning for.  Are you giving it a general touch-up before some friends come over, or is there a nasty stain that needs to come out ASAP?  This will help determine how much cleaning you will need to do.

Before we even get started with the process, the golden rule of cleaning leather furniture is to stay away from commercial cleaners.  Believe it or not, these cleaners will not always do what they are intended to do, and can actually cause some harm to your couch.  Instead, stick to water and some mild dish soap, if you need it.

Now that you’re ready to clean, the first thing you are going to need to do is to vacuum it.  It may seem odd, but this will ensure that all the particles that you cannot see will be taken out, making it that much easier for you to clean it out.  Next, mix together the water and soap so a little bit of suds form—you do not need anything crazy, just a little bit of suds to help the cleaning power.  Then, take a clean rag, collect some of the suds, and wipe the surface of the furniture.  

After the suds are all on the leather, you need to grab another rag and dampen it with regular water.  Use this to go back over the furniture, picking up as many suds as you can.  It is very important that no suds remain, as their lingering will be the bane of the leather.  

Finally, take another rag and wipe up all the water from the second rag.  After all the water is picked up, you’re done!

Now, if you are dealing with a stain, you are probably going to need to go over it a few more times, but with enough determination it should come out without a problem.  At the end of it, you’ll have the stain out, without breaking the bank with expensive cleaners that do not do much.

Cleaning leather is not difficult, it is just a process, much like everything else.  However, if you need a little bit more help, know that Bayside Carpet Cleaning is there for you!

The Truth About Robot Vacuums

2-2-17.jpgYou may have noticed recently that there seems to be a big push for robotic vacuums—those little contraptions that will clean your floors for you without you having to do anything.  This all sounds great, but we have one question to ask: Is it too good to be true?  With many consumers (and Bayside staff members) asking this question, we figured that it’s about time to sit down and sort this all out.  Read on to find out the real truth about these robot vacuum cleaners!

To do this, let’s compare the pros and cons of these little guys, and then offer our opinion at the end.  

First, the pros.  Obviously, the great thing about robot vacuum cleaners is that they can be cleaning your floors when you do not have the time to do so.  Sure, you have to do a little initial setup, but other than that you will be able to have this little contraption clean your floors whenever you want, and even program it to not clean during certain times of the day.  Not only that, but with the recent developments in technology, the robot vacuum has become much cheaper.  By no means is it as cheap as a regular vacuum, but you may very well find that a little investment on this is worth it in the long run.

Next comes the cons.  One of the biggest drawbacks about robot vacuum cleaners is their size.  Sure, small is great for being able to get into every corner and under every table in your room, but that also means that the vacuum does not have a lot of power nor does it have the room to store a lot of debris.  If you have a small room, you should be ok, but if you have a medium to large size room with kids or pets, you may be finding yourself cleaning out the vacuum frequently.  Not only that, but since the technology is so new, these robots are still working out their kinks—some may get stuck underneath furniture from time to time, or bogged down in a pile of pet hair thanks to their tiny wheel.

Finally, comes the verdict.  While robot vacuum cleaners are perfect for busy families, they do not compare to a regular push vacuum.  By doing it yourself, you can get the room clean in a fraction of the time it would take the robot to.  However, if you find yourself strapped for time and are willing to make a small investment, then perhaps the robot vacuum is for you.  At the end of the day, your personal situation will determine if you should get one or not.  

Now, despite how you choose to vacuum your floors, you are going to need a professional cleaning at least once a year to keep your carpet looking healthy and great.  When  that time comes around, be sure to give Bayside Carpet Cleaning a call for a free quote!

Until next time, Bayside Carpet Cleaning fan!