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How Do I Remove Carpet Stains From Cat Hairballs?

June 14, 2018

Oh, the joys of cat ownership! (Although the cat in question might object that it’s more a case of human ownership #felinism). Purrs and cuddles and squinty-eyed loving looks are lovely, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation of finding a conveniently-situated furball coughed up on your carpet…. And the resulting stain deposited below.

At BCS, we’ve been handling the unadvertised horrors of feline ownership for our clients for over thirty years. Here’s the lowdown on how to remove pesky furball stains from carpet:

1 Remove the hairball using a piece of paper towel and discard.

2 Create a solution of one part plain white vinegar and two parts water. Spray liberally over the affected area.

3 Blot dry using clean paper towels.

If after employing this very complicated method you’re still struggling with furball stains, or if the stains are older and seem to be set in the carpet, call BCS today at 801 561 1730. We’ll have your carpet set to rights in a jiffy!

How Do I Remove Cat Hair Fur From My Sofa Couch?

June 11, 2018

Cats are lovely. If they’re litter-trained, have a nice disposition, and don’t spontaneously claw your face off in a fit of pique. But a big downside to having a
feline in the family is, well, all that FUR. It may be hair-etical to complain about but that hair just gets EVERYWHERE – blankets, couches, carpets, bedding – not to mention frequently up one’s nose (very tickly).

If your sofa is riddled with pokey little kitty hairs and you’re at your wit’s end trying to eradicate them, have no fear – BCS is here! Follow our simple strategy for eliminating cat hair from couches in a jiffy:

1 Suck up any clumps of fur with a hand vacuum. It’s much easier to man-handle (or woman-handle, as the case may be #feminism) than a full-size vacuum and will help you easily reach into corners.

2 If your kitty has a favorite spot on the sofa, run a squeegee or damp rubber glove over the surface to collect the fur and then discard the resulting pile of fluff.

3 If there are still stubborn cling-ons, use a sticky lint roller over the surface to remove the last vestiges of feline fluffitude.

4 Consider investing in the dark arts of fur-maintenance (buy a special kitty
furbrush). Regular use can remove loose hairs before they have a chance to float off and lie in wait of your nostrils.

If you’re still struggling to get a grip on in-grown hairs (in the couch, that is), give the carpet and fabric-cleaning professionals at BCS a call. We have gotten to grips with feline fluffdom throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond, and will have your sofa restored to its former fibers in no time. Call us today at 801 561 1730.

How Do I Remove Dog Hair From My Sofa Couch?

May 31, 2018

Dogs are lovely. If they’re well-trained, have a nice disposition, and don’t bite you. But a big downside to canine cohabitation is, well, all that FUR. It may be hair-etical to complain about but that doggone hair just gets EVERYWHERE – blankets, couches, carpets, bedding – not to mention frequently up one’s nose (very tickly).

 

If your sofa is riddled with pokey little dog hairs and you’re at your wit’s end trying to eradicate them, have no fear – BCS is here! Follow our simple strategy for eliminating dog hair from couches in a jiffy:

 

1          Suck up any clumps of fur with a hand vacuum. It’s much easier to man-handle (or woman-handle, as the case may be #feminism) than a full-size vacuum and will help you easily reach into corners.

 

2          If your dog has a favorite spot on the sofa, run a squeegee or damp rubber glove over the surface to collect the fur and then discard the resulting pile of fluff.

 

3          If there are still stubborn cling-ons, use a sticky lint roller over the surface to remove the last vestiges of caninehood.

 

4          Consider training Fido in the dark arts of self-fur-maintenance (invest in a doggy hairbrush).

 

If you’re still struggling to get a grip on in-grown hairs (in the couch, that is), give the professionals at BCS a call. We have gotten to grips with canine fluffdom throughout the Salt Lake Valley and beyond, and will have your sofa restored to its former fibers in no time. Call us today at 801 561 1730.

How Do I Remove Tortoise Turtle Reptile Poop Faeces From My Carpet?

May 24, 2018

Turtles are adorable with their ancient, wise little faces and slow shuffle. Until their little leggies can’t get them to the turtle bathroom in time and they relieve themselves on your carpet. Nice. Before screaming bloody murder and making a dash for the hills, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpet.

For reptilian poop on a rug or carpet, pick up as much as you can with paper towels, then spray on a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts cool water. Blot and allow to dry. This will disinfect and de-smelly the area.

If there is a stain left, use a carpet spot-treatment to get the last of it up.

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite relieved the situation (pardon the pun!), give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

How Do I Remove Tortoise Turtle Reptile Pee Urine From My Carpet?

May 18, 2018

Turtles are adorable with their ancient, wise little faces and slow shuffle. Until their little leggies can’t get them to the turtle bathroom in time and they pee on your carpet. Nice. Before screaming bloody murder and making a dash for the hills, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpet.

For urine on a rug or carpet, blot – never rub – to absorb as much of the liquid as possible, then cover with a generous sprinkling of baking soda. Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda is its fancy name) is a miracle product, and it’s worth investing in a Costco-sized crate of the stuff for multiple stain-related emergencies. Let it sit for at least an hour before vacuuming up.

If you’re still left with more bird DNA on your carpet than you’d like, mix together a half cup of hydrogen peroxide (3 percent) and one teaspoon of ammonia (use a clothes peg for your nose); apply to the affected area with a rag and leave to do its thing for thirty minutes, then blot dry.

For a final rescue remedy, saturate the area with club soda (the fizzy will help loosen and lift any leftover discoloration) and blot dry again.

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite rescued you from turtle tinkle, give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

How Do I Remove Bird Poop Faeces From My Carpet?

May 10, 2018

Tweety-pie is adorable with his cooing and chattering, but then he poops. On your carpet. Nice. Before screaming bloody murder and making a dash for the hills, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpet.

For birdy poop on a rug or carpet, pick up as much as you can with paper towels, then spray on a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts cool water. Blot and allow to dry. This will disinfect and de-smelly the area.

If there is a stain left, use a carpet spot-treatment to get the last of it up.

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite relieved the situation (pardon the pun!), give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

How Do I Remove Bird Pee Urine From My Carpet?

May 2, 2018

Tweety-pie is adorable with his cooing and chattering, but then he pees. On your carpet. Nice. Before screaming bloody murder and making a dash for the hills, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpet.

For urine on a rug or carpet, blot – never rub – to absorb as much of the liquid as possible, then cover with a generous sprinkling of baking soda. Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda is its fancy name) is a miracle product, and it’s worth investing in a Costco-sized crate of the stuff for multiple stain-related emergencies. Let it sit for at least an hour before vacuuming up.

If you’re still left with more bird DNA on your carpet than you’d like, mix together a half cup of hydrogen peroxide (3 percent) and one teaspoon of ammonia (use a clothes peg for your nose); apply to the affected area with a rag and leave to do its thing for thirty minutes, then blot dry.

For a final rescue remedy, saturate the area with club soda (the fizzy will help loosen and lift any leftover discoloration) and blot dry again.

If you’re still in dire straits and the above hasn’t quite rescued you from Tweety’s tinkles, give the experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730. Our professionals will have your carpets spick and span in a jiffy!

How Long Will My Carpet Last?

May 2, 2018

In the average household (2-4 people), a carpet will usually last about 3-5 years. By this point, most carpet fibers will have become old and frayed from use. Stains will also have sunk in, often dulling the initial color of your carpet.

 

You can extend the life of your carpet exponentially with regular maintenance (thorough vacuuming and spot-cleaning) and by having it professionally cleaned once or twice a year. Professional cleaning removes deep dirt, stains, and odors, as well as restoring the pile of the carpet and protecting the base of your carpet and underlay from chemicals or dirt that, left unchecked, can eat either or both away.

 

Call the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah today on 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE professional carpet cleaning consultation.

How Often Should I Deep-Clean My Carpets?

April 24, 2018

In the average household, a thorough vacuuming once a week should suffice to keep carpets looking good.

 

However, if you want to extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking good and feeling soft underfoot, it’s worth scheduling a professional deep-clean once or twice a year.

 

A professional deep-clean has several benefits – it removes deeply trodden-in dirt, removes stains, removes odors, restores the fluffy pile of the carpet and prevents in-ground dirt from slowly eating away at either the base or fibers of your carpet.

 

At BCS Cleaning Utah, we specialize in cleaning and restoring carpets in the Salt Lake Valley and Park City areas. We are very familiar with the issues connected to snow, salt, sand, mud, dust and dirt that are so prevalent in our beautiful mountainous state. Give us a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE professional carpet cleaning consultation.

How Do I Deodorize My Carpet?

April 13, 2018

  1. Carpets can be both beautiful and functional, but with their abundance of absorbent fibers, they can also soak up undesirable smells. Follow our quick, green process to remove nasty stinkies from your lovely soft carpets.

 

You will need:

½ cup baking soda

½ cup borax

1 tspn ground spices (Cinnamon is a great option to try on dark carpets – DO NOT USE on light-colored carpets as it may stain; essential oils may be used instead)

 

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and store in a dry, well-ventilated place in an airtight container. Sprinkle the mix on stinky carpet and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. The baking soda is a powerful smell absorber, especially of pet smells.

 

Vacuum thoroughly after thirty minutes and you will be left with just the delicious scent of warm spices.

 

If you’d like to have your carpets deep-cleaned as well as deodorized, give the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah a call today at 801 561 1730to schedule your carpet deep-clean.

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