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How Do I Prepare My Windows For Winter?

October 10, 2017

Winter is glorious, especially in beautiful Park City, Heber, Draper and Utah in general. But our winters can be harsh, with the dry air, salt, and general precipitation. Even though windows are designed to protect us tender earthlings inside from the forces of nature outside, they need good care and maintenance to keep them in tip-top shape so they can do their job well.

 

Now is the time to book your thorough Fall window cleaning, to clear your panes of any summer debris and detritus that could scratch or etch into them during the winter. Call the professionals at BCS Cleaning Utah today at 801 561 1730 to book your total window treatment. We’ll have you sparkling and winter-ready in a jiffy!

How Do I Remove Clean Red Wine Stains From My Memory Foam Mattress?

October 9, 2017

It happened. You tried the memory foam/glass of red wine bouncing test malarkey, and disaster struck. The memory foam wasn’t quite as non-bouncy as you were led to believe, or your bounce got a little out of control and you ended up bouncing ON the wine glass. First of all, ouch. Second, oh dear, there’s red wine all over my beautiful (read: expensive) memory foam mattress. Help!

Have no fear – follow our simple three-step guide to getting your mattress clean and white again in a jiffy. And if the mattress stubbornly refuses to hand over its new red wine partnership (I probably wouldn’t either, given the choice), give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call at 801 561 1730. We’ll have your mattress spotless again pronto.

 

Step One

Cover the stained area with club soda and gently work it in.

 

Step Two

Sprinkle the entire area liberally with ordinary table salt and let it rest for a few hours. As the salt dries it will absorb the moisture (the red wine) from the surrounding area and lift the stain from the mattress or affected surface.

 

Step Three

Vacuum the salt from the mattress and you should be ship-shape and Bristol fashion once more.

How Do I Clean Remove Vomit Throw Up From My Memory Foam Mattress?

September 28, 2017

Ahhh, the blissful, cloud-like luxury of a good memory foam mattress. And the troubling uncertainty about how the clean the thing. Aaaand then total disaster strikes and someone manages to throw up on your beautiful mattress. Disaster indeed? Havoc? Total destruction? Not necessarily – the key with a memory foam mattress is to act quickly. Follow our easy five-step guide and you’ll have your mattress in pristine condition again in no time.

 

And if you’re still having problems, give the Utah and Park City cleaning experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730 – we’ll have you spit-spot in no time!

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of baking soda. It doesn’t have to be a new box. The one that’s been keeping the freezer fresh for the past couple of months will work just fine. Just take a sniff to make sure that it smells better than what’s on the bed now.
  • 1 bottle of white vinegar
  • 1 large bowl
  • A vacuum with an upholstery attachment

 

Step 1) Fill half the bowl with vinegar and fill the other half with water.

Step 2) Gently dab up the liquid mess with the paper towel. Carefully remove any sheets and mattress covers for laundering later. Press firmly with fresh towels to absorb more liquid. Do not squeeze or twist the foam.

Step 3) Wet a paper towel with the vinegar/water solution and dab it where the vomit was. Press gently, then immediately use a fresh dry towel to mop it up. Keep this up until you’ve covered the entire stained area.

Step 4) Pour the whole box of baking soda onto the stain. Yes, the whole box. Spread it out so that you get a generous layer that extends a couple of inches beyond the stain(s).

Step 5) Let the baking soda sit there for a couple of hours. Then vacuum it up.

 

And hey presto! Order has been restored. Or, if it hasn’t quite, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call at 801 561 1730.

How Do I Clean Remove Urine Pee From My Memory Foam Mattress?

September 21, 2017

Ahhh, the blissful, cloud-like luxury of a good memory foam mattress. And the troubling uncertainty about how the clean the thing. Aaaand then a small child pees on your beautiful mattress. Disaster? Havoc? Total destruction? Not necessarily – the key with a memory foam mattress is to act quickly. Follow our easy five-step guide and you’ll have your mattress in pristine condition again in no time.

 

And if you’re still having problems, give the Utah and Park City cleaning experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730 – we’ll have you spit-spot in no time!

 

You’ll need:

  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of baking soda. It doesn’t have to be a new box. The one that’s been keeping the freezer fresh for the past couple of months will work just fine. Just take a sniff to make sure that it smells better than what’s on the bed now.
  • 1 bottle of white vinegar
  • 1 large bowl
  • A vacuum with an upholstery attachment

 

Step 1) Fill half the bowl with vinegar and fill the other half with water.

Step 2) Gently dab up the liquid mess with the paper towel. Carefully remove any sheets and mattress covers for laundering later. Press firmly with fresh towels to absorb more liquid. Do not squeeze or twist the foam.

Step 3) Wet a paper towel with the vinegar/water solution and dab it where the urine was. Press gently, then immediately use a fresh dry towel to mop it up. Keep this up until you’ve covered the entire stained area.

Step 4) Pour the whole box of baking soda onto the stain. Yes, the whole box. Spread it out so that you get a generous layer that extends a couple of inches beyond the stain(s).

Step 5) Let the baking soda sit there for a couple of hours. Then vacuum it up.

 

And hey presto! Order has been restored. Or, if it hasn’t quite, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call at 801 561 1730.

How Do I Clean My Memory Foam Mattress?

September 14, 2017

Ahhh, the blissful, cloud-like luxury of a good memory foam mattress. And the troubling uncertainty about how the clean the thing. Have no fear – our four-step guide is here! And if you’re still having problems, give the Utah and Park City cleaning experts at BCS a call at 801 561 1730 – we’ll have you spit-spot in no time!

 

1 Vacuum Your Memory Foam Mattress Thoroughly

Use a hand-held or regular vacuum with a brush attachment. This will help to remove extra lint or dirt and will enable you really get in the cracks and remove any dust buildup.

 

2 Treat With Homemade Solution

Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 cup fabric cleaner and 1 cup water. Shake well to make sure that the cleaner is completely mixed with the water before you start spraying. Place the mattress or mattress topper in your bathtub or on a tarp near an outdoor water source. Spray the memory foam mattress with your cleaning solution until it is completely covered, front and back. Let the mattress sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse off the mattress in the shower or with a hose.

 

3 Second Treatment

Empty, rinse out and refill your spray bottle with 1/4 cup vinegar and 3/4 cup water. Shake well to combine. Spray the vinegar solution all over your memory foam mattress. Rinse the mattress again, getting all of the solution out. Clear out excess water by gently pressing on the mattress. Be careful to not twist or fold the mattress as that may cause permanent damage or warping.

 

4 Dry the Mattress Completely

Use a small fan or hair dryer to get the drying process going. Leave the mattress outside or in a well-ventilated area to dry. It may take a couple days to fully dry. You can use the hair dryer or fan every few hours to help speed the drying process along.

How Do I Clean Cola Soda Coke From My Mattress?

September 7, 2017

So the kids were bouncing around on your bed and managed to spill a glass of Coca cola all over your lovely mattress, eh? Soda (and coke in particular) can be sticky and nasty to remove, but follow our simple steps and you’ll have your mattress good as new in no time.
Step 1

Strip your mattress of all sheets and bedding and launder them as normal.

 

Step 2

Sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface to absorb any liquid and most of the stain. Don’t be afraid to empty an entire 1-pound box onto the mattress. Baking soda is truly a miracle product! Leave the baking soda over the affected area for several hours at least.

 

Step 3

Using a clean spray bottle, spray a solution of soapy water (regular dish detergent is perfect) over the area and use a clean cloth to rub any remaining stain. The detergent will help to loosen and lift any stain particles.

 

Step 4

Pour a little carbonated water over the area and blot dry with another clean, dry cloth. The bubbles in the water will help lift everything to the surface so it can be blotted up.

 

If the above seems like a lot of hard work, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call. We’ve been cleaning everything that stands still long enough in homes for decades, and can easily take care of your mattress with your regular carpet cleaning. Give us a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE consultation.

How Do I Clean Remove Vomit Throw Up Sick From My Mattress?

September 7, 2017

Ick. Of all the nasty messes one could have to deal with on a mattress (or basically anywhere), vomit is probably the nastiest. That being said, with a few simple steps (and a clothes peg for your nose) you’ll have your mattress restored to cleanliness in a jiffy.

 

  1. For particularly liquid vomit, pour an absorbant, organic powder over the area to help absorb the liquid. Sawdust, cornstarch or flour are all good options and highly absorbent.
  2. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop the vomit into a bag (make sure there are no holes!) or dustpan.
  3. Use carbonated water on paper towels or a sponge to wipe away as much of the remaining residue as possible. The bubbles in the carbonated water help to lift the stain.
  4. Thoroughly spray the area with an enzyme-digesting cleaner, making sure to follow the directions on the bottle. The usual process for enzyme-digesters is to allow the product to soak into the area and then to air dry. The enzyme-digester will continue to eat all of the organic material until it is gone. Hooray.
  5. Sponge water or club soda onto the area and blot away the liquid to remove any residue from the cleaner.
  6. If any smell lingers, sprinkle the area with baking soda and allow to sit for several hours, then sweep away. Alternatively, you can spray the area with a diluted vinegar solution to remove the smell.

 

And hey presto, your mattress should be back up to snuff (without the sniff) pronto. If you’re still having problems or if the whole process has you feeling distinctly queasy, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call at 801 561 1730. We’ll have you spit spot again in no time.

How Do I Clean Remove Pee Urine From A Mattress?

August 30, 2017

If you have kids, chances are at some point you’re going to have to do with a bed-wetting incident. Or 47. Follow our simple, 7-step guide to restoring your mattress to its pre-pee glory.

 

  1. Use a dry towel, cloth, or paper towels to blot up the excess urine, then strip the bed. Avoid rubbing the area, as this will only push and spread the urine deeper into the mattress.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda onto the area to absorb the remaining moisture.
  3. Make a solution of biological washing powder and water. You can also use a solution of one part white vinegar to one part warm water – don’t forget a clothes peg for your nose!
  4. Spray your chosen solution onto the stain and leave to sit for 3-5 minutes. If using a commercial stain remover, always carefully follow the instructions on the product packaging, be sure to wear protective gloves, and open the windows for ventilation.
  5. Repeat the first step, blotting up any moisture with a towel or dry cloth. This is to get rid of any remaining urine and prevent mold, so try to get the mattress as dry as possible.
  6. Sprinkle baking soda again over the entire mattress. The mattress needs to be given time to dry out thoroughly – at least 18 hours – so preferably leave it to dry overnight while the occupant sleeps elsewhere.
  7. Vacuum up the baking soda and prop the mattress up outside or in a well-ventilated area to allow air to circulate and shift the last of the odour.

 

If you’re still struggling after following these steps, or if the above just seems too time-consuming, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call at 801 561 1730 – we’ll have your mattress spit-spot (minus the spot. And the spit, come to think of it) in no time.

How Do I Clean and Remove Fleas From My Mattress?

August 17, 2017

Sigh. Fido is a darling, but really – fleas in BED?!? There’s nothing worse than finding biting little jumpy things in the serene sanctums of your bed. Plus, fleas breed at a rather alarming rate, so if you’ve become the victim of their attentions, there’s no time to lose.

Follow our simple, three-step system to quickly eradicate fleas from your cosy sleeping environs.
Step 1

Strip your mattress of all sheets and bedding and wash them in hot soapy water at a temperature of at least 95 degrees. Your washing machine’s hot water setting should be more than enough do the trick. A normal household dryer’s settings are usually hot enough to kill fleas too, so dry all your bedding using your dryer’s highest heat setting. Fleas can’t survive in a hot dryer longer than 20 to 30 minutes, so between your washer and dryer, you’ll exact a double-whammy of a killing spree on the ghastly little creatures. Make sure to check the care instructions for your bedding first, and just keep in mind high heat settings can damage some fabrics. Be sure to transport your bedding to and from the laundry room using dedicated bags in order to prevent cross-contamination to other areas of your home.

 

 

Step 2

Next, vacuum the whole mattress surface two or three times, on both sides and the edges. If you have a bagless vacuum, immediately dump the resulting detritus in an outdoor trashcan, and wash the vacuum outside with HOT soapy water. If your vacuum has a bag, remove the bag and dispose of it outside.

 

Step 3

To not give them even the tiniest hope of survival, we’re going to completely de-flea your mattress. Some people recommend boric acid for this, but why have toxins near where you sleep when you can use less toxic, natural products.

You’ll need:

  • Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth (aka, “DE”) Safe and non-toxic for you and total hell for fleas. It will completely wipe out your flea population within a few days’ time. Yay!
  • Vet’s Best Natural Flea and Tick Home Spray, or similar
  • A Mattress Cover To seal the above de-flea mixture into the vicinity of your mattress until all the fleas have, ahem, fleed.

Spray your bare mattress with the Vet’s Best spray, and then wait a few hours until the mattress is dry.

When dry, slip on the mattress cover and before you seal it up, squirt DE inside. Seal up the mattress cover. The DE is harmless to you but lethal to fleas, so you want to trap all the fleas in their with their arch nemesis. Once fleas come into contact with the DE, it only takes a couple hours to kill the adults, but it’s worth leaving your mattress sealed for a good month to make sure you get any hatched flea eggs too.

 

If the above seems like a lot of hard work, or if you’ve tried it all without success, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call. We can move things along exponentially with a good deep steam-clean treatment on your mattress. Give us a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE consultation.

How Do I Clean and Remove Bed Bugs From My Mattress?

August 17, 2017

There’s no two ways about it – bed bugs are nasty. They chomp relentlessly on humans and aren’t too picky about munching their way through your pets if you happen to not be available. It’s vitally important to start treating them as soon as you realize you have a problem – otherwise the problem will only get worse. Much worse.

If you’ve been unlucky enough to be saddled with bed bugs, have no fear – BCS is here! Follow our simple, four-step system to quickly eradicate the little buggers from your cosy sleeping environs.
Step 1

Strip your mattress of all sheets and bedding and launder them in hot soapy water at a temperature of at least 120 degrees. Your washing machine’s hot water setting should be more than enough do the trick. A normal household dryer’s settings are usually hot enough to kill bed bugs, so dry all your bedding using your dryer’s highest heat setting. Bed bugs can’t survive in a hot dryer longer than 20 to 30 minutes. Between your washer and dryer, you’ll exact a double-whammy of a killing spree on the ghastly little creatures. Make sure to check the care instructions for your bedding first, and just keep in mind high heat settings can damage some fabrics. Be sure to transport your bedding to and from the laundry room using dedicated bags in order to prevent cross-contamination to other areas of your home.

 

 

Step 2

Next, vacuum the whole mattress surface, bedframe, baseboards, headboard and under the bed using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum thoroughly…..and then vacuum again – the little devils are masters at hiding. Give special attention to seams and crevices, where dirt, dust, dead skin, and other icky nasties collect; you may want to switch to your vacuum’s crevice attachment to help you suck out the deeply entrenched nasties. If you have a bagless vacuum, immediately dump the resulting detritus in an outdoor trashcan, and wash the vacuum outside with HOT soapy water. If your vacuum has a bag, remove the bag and dispose of it outside.

 

Step 3

Wrap your mattress (and even your box spring) in specially designed, bed bug-proof encasements. These stop bed bugs from being able to hide and make nests in your mattress. Delightful.

 

Step 4

Spray and scrub all hard surfaces with a good brush or cloth and a pesticide designed for bed bugs. Follow all the product instructions to have the best chance of eliminating the bed bugs. This is no time to be half-hearted.

 

If the above seems like a lot of hard work, or if you’ve tried it all without success, give the experts at BCS Cleaning Utah a call. We’ve been cleaning everything that stands still long enough in homes for decades, and can add a good boiling steam clean treatment to your efforts to eradicate bed bugs. Give us a call today at 801 561 1730 to schedule your FREE consultation.

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