2020 July

How Do I Clean & Remove Cat Feline Drool Saliva Stains From My Sofa Couch?

July 30, 2020

Oh, the joys of cat ownership! Furry, warm cuddles and loving, squinty eyes are all great, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation at finding a nice puddle of kitty drool staining your sofa.

Drool is a bit fiddly to deal with because it is a protein-based stain that may also contain tiny bits of food. Nice. At BCS, we’re experts at handling the unadvertised horrors of feline yucky saliva stains from your sofa. Here’s our professional 3-step drool attack process:

1 Combine half a cup of hydrogen peroxide (3%) with one teaspoon of ammonia. Apply to the stain with a clean, dry cloth, taking care not to soak the sofa fabric. Be sure to test the solution in an inconspicuous area first.

2 Allow to sit for 30 minutes, then blot with clean paper towels.

3 Apply cool water to the area, then absorb the liquid and dry the area by applying repeated pressure to a thick pad of paper towels laid over the area. 

If after employing these suggestions you’re still struggling with saliva stains, or if the stains are older and seem to be set in the sofa, call BCS today at 801 561 1730. We’ll have your couch set to rights in a jiffy.

How To Clean & Remove Dust Hair Crumbs From Sofas

July 23, 2020

Sofas are most people’s happy place. They’re snuggly, cosy, soft and comforting, all of which makes them an almost-immediate go-to when you get home from work (or to work from!). But the consequently plentiful breakfasts, lunches, snacks and snuggles-with-chips result in a sprawl of dust, hair, crumbs and general microscopic detritus that accumulates to fill your sofa with itchies and pokies at the most inopportune moments. But have no fear – BCS Cleaning Utah is here with two easy-peasy suggestions that will have your sofa up to snuff in a jiffy. 

1 Sticky lint rollers are one of the most versatile tools in your entire house. Keep one within arm’s reach of your sofa to quickly swipe over the surface of the sofa – grabbing hair and crumbs alike from the cushion surfaces and restoring your sofa to its former cuddlesome glory in the process.

2 Microfiber cloths are a similarly genius (and vastly underused) product. Grab a clean, dry microfiber cloth, get your hand wet and swipe it across the surface of the cloth. Whisk this across the surface of your couch and underneath the cushions for easy and effective hair removal. It really is kind of a miracle solution for hair removal.

And there you have it! Two smashing tips from the Utah kings of house cleaning – BCS Cleaning Utah. Give us a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your next through couch and carpet cleaning.

How To Keep Exterior Outside Windows Looking Good

July 14, 2020

Just had your windows cleaned and want to keep them looking sparkly-fresh for longer? 

Follow our simple guide to learn how to easily keep your windows looking all professionally glittery for longer. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to have the outside face of your windows back to peerless sparkledom within an hour. 

1 Make your own cleaning solution. 

For the outsides of your windows, you’ll need a stronger cleaning solution than for the insides. Rubbing alcohol and Castille soap are your friends for the task, and the combination will help you power through your windows in a jiffy. Mix together 4 tbspns Castille soap, 4 tbspns rubbing alcohol and 1/2 gallon warm water.

2 Use the right amount of product.

Most people make the mistake of over saturating a surface with cleaning solution. When you apply the product too liberally, you end up spending much more time wiping off the excess rather than actually cleaning. Using the sponge side of a double-sided squeegee, apply the solution to your window panes (do not oversaturate). A great sneaky tip to catch excess dirty water run-off is to roll up a towel and place it at the base of the window to catch drips as you wipe down the windows with the squeegee’s rubber edge. Work from left to right, top to bottom; try to keep the squeegee in constant contact with the window surface – this will help avoid squeegee-imprints. Wipe down with a soft dry microfiber cloth to remove any errant drips or streaks. 

When your willpower and stamina for touchups are exhausted, call the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah at 801 561 1730 to schedule your professional window cleaning treatment. We’ll bring out the big guns to have your windows looking professionally fabulous in no time.

How To Keep Interior Inside Windows Looking Good Between Cleans

July 7, 2020

Just had your windows cleaned and want to keep them looking sparkly-fresh for longer? 

Follow our simple guide to learn how to easily keep your windows looking all glittery for longer. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to have the inside face of your windows back to peerless sparkledom within thirty minutes (tea-breaks notwithstanding). 

1 Make your own cleaning solution. 

Plain old white vinegar and rubbing alcohol are two miracle products that will help you power through your windows in a jiffy. Vinegar is a potent cleaner, while rubbing alcohol helps the cleaning solution to dry quickly and streak-free. Mix together 1.5 cups water, 1.5 tbspns white vinegar, 1.5 tblspns rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (so your nose doesn’t turn up from all that potent sniffiness!). Use a funnel to pour into and combine in a clean spray bottle. Mark the outside with sharpie so you remember what it is!

2 Use the right amount of product.

Most people make the mistake of over saturating a surface with cleaning solution. When you spray too liberally, you end up spending much more time wiping off the excess rather than actually cleaning. Instead, simply mist the surface of the windows with your fancy homemade cleaning solution, and then wipe with a squeegee or microfiber cloth folded into quarters. This folding technique maximizes surface area, so when one side of your cloth is dirty and wet, you can simply refold it and flip it over to reveal a clean side. And hey presto, eight cleaning cloths in one!

When your willpower and stamina for touchups are exhausted, call the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah at 801 561 1730 to schedule your professional window cleaning treatment. We’ll bring out the big guns to have your windows looking professionally fabulous in no time.

How To Keep Small Medium Cotton Rugs Looking Good

July 1, 2020

If you knew what horrors we at BCS have seen and how many pounds (eek!) of dirt and grime were lurking in your carpets, you might think before walking around barefoot. Cotton rugs conceal dirt well, which can be a good and a bad thing, but this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keep your cotton rugs looking their best.

1 Wash colorfast rugs by hand in the kitchen sink with a mild detergent, using a sponge or soft brush. 

2 Rinse thoroughly with water mixed with a small amount of white vinegar to remove any remaining residue. The vinegar also serves to naturally and gently sanitize. 

3 Roll the rug inside a thick towel to wick away moisture, then stand on it remove as much liquid as you can. 

4 Hang the rug (outside, if possible) so it dries as quickly as possible, thus avoiding nasty stale water smells.

When your willpower and stamina for touchups is exhausted, call the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah at 801 561 1730 to schedule your professional rug cleaning treatment. We’ll bring out the big guns to have your rugs and carpets looking professionally fabulous in no time.

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