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How Long Does Carpet Last?

October 9, 2019

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.

Oh, the joys of cat ownership! Cuddles and loving, squinty eyes are lovely, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation of finding a procession of conveniently-situated muddy pawprints tracked over your carpet. 

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 pawprint stains from carpet:

1 Remove any dried mud carefully with a handheld vacuum. Be careful not to push the mud further into the carpet. 

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 pawprint 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.

Oh, the joys of dog ownership! Obedience and cuddles and soft brown eyes are lovely, but they don’t quite eliminate the irritation of finding a procession of conveniently-situated muddy pawprints tracked over your carpet. 

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

1 Remove any dried mud carefully with a handheld vacuum. Be careful not to push the mud further into the carpet. 

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 pawprint 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.

Tweety-pie is adorable with his cooing and chattering, but then he pees. On your carpet. Nice. Or maybe it isn’t your own personal Tweety-Pie that is the offender – perhaps you were innocently minding your own business and a pigeon decided to come in and hang out before going ballistic and dumping his guts all over your carpets and soft furnishing.

Either way, before screaming bloody murder and losing the will to live, here’s the lowdown on getting that mess up off your carpets and fabric coverings.

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 To Clean Car Carpet Mats

September 12, 2019

Well, it’s another glorious summer in Utah, and you know what that means – outdoor grilling, camping, lazy Sunday afternoons spent lounging about on a picnic blanket listening to live music. And assorted grit and grime unceremoniously stamped into your car. How to resolve the situation? Have no fear, in true BCS save-the-day style, here is your three step guide to rescuing your car mats from the worst summer has to throw at them.

1 – Vacuum them. 

Yes, I know this seems a little obvious. But it’s really rather shocking how few people think to just run a vacuum attachment over their mats until the grime has well and truly settled in for the long-haul. Use the hose attachment on your vacuum to detach even the most determined pieces of mountain detritus from your car mats. 

2 – Brush them. 

Using a stiff-bristled hand brush, lay your car mats on the ground and give them a jolly good brushing to loosen and remove anything particularly stubborn.

3 – Wash them. 

Hold on a second! I see you recoiling in  horror at the thought – car mats are much sturdier than you may think (which is why we put them on the floor and then walk all over them), and stand up to the rigors of the washing machine very well. Just run them through a cold cycle with regular washing detergent and leave on a flat surface outside to dry in Utah’s gloriously dry heat.

And voila! Your car mats will be good as new in a jiffy – no need for expensive detailing. Of course, if the detritus has been left on your mats for any length of time or if this all just sounds a bit too much like hard work in the heat of a Utahn summer, give the professionals at BCS a call at 801 561 1730 – we can easily add your car mats onto your next house carpet cleaning and have them spick and span in a jiffy.

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