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2 Tips To Remove Dust Hair Crumbs From Sofas

July 28, 2021

Sofas are a big 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 plentiful breakfast, lunches, snacks and snuggles 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 the business. Keep one within arm’s reach of your sofa to quickly swipe over cushions, grabbing hair and crumbs alike and restoring your sofa to its former cuddlesome glory in the process.

2 Microfiber cloths are a similarly genius (and 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.

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.

2 Quick Tips To Keep Interior Windows Fresh Between Professional Cleanings

July 14, 2021

Want to keep your windows looking freshly-washed for longer? Follow our simple, two-part guide over the next two weeks 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 is 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.

4 Easy Tips For Keeping Small Cotton Rugs Fresh Between Professional Cleanings

July 7, 2021

Cotton area rugs feel lovely underfoot but they are particularly stealthy at gathering dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to clean small, cotton area rugs.

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 carpet and rug cleaning treatment. We’ll bring out the big guns to have your rugs and carpets looking professionally fabulous in no time.

4 Quick Tips To Keep Small Wool Rugs Fresh Between Cleanings

June 28, 2021

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. Wool rugs are particularly masterful at hiding dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to clean small, wool area rugs.

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 carpet and rug cleaning treatment. We’ll bring out the big guns to have your rugs and carpets looking professionally fabulous in no time.

2 Little-Known Steps To Maintain Small Synthetic Rugs Between Cleanings

June 23, 2021

Synthetic fabric rugs are particularly masterful at hiding dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to clean small, synthetic area rugs.

1   Synthetic rugs are among the easiest to clean, so if your rug is made from a synthetic material, rejoice! If your rug is particularly sturdy and machine woven, simply run it through the washing machine on a gentle cycle (easy peasy!) using normal washing detergent. 

2   Hang it somewhere it will dry quickly to avoid stale water smells (outside is ideal, if possible).

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

3 Easy Steps To Maintain Large Area Rugs Between Cleanings

June 16, 2021

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. Wool rugs are particularly masterful at hiding dirt, and this debris can actually damage the structure of the rug over time. Follow our simple steps to keeping all your synthetic, cotton, wool, small, large and installed carpets and rugs at the best between professional cleanings. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to clean larger area rugs.

1 You probably saw this coming, but the simple answer is firstly to hire a pro for a proper deep clean every few years. Larger rugs are by nature harder to clean thoroughly with home tools and products than smaller rugs, simply because they don’t fit in the sink or washing machine (duh), and even if they did, their size makes them difficult to place somewhere they can dry thoroughly and quickly. For this reason, spot-cleaning is the way to go in-between professional cleanings. 

2 In between make sure to vacuum regularly and handle any spills as quickly as possible. If the dyes in your rug are colorfast, you can dampen the area with a clean sponge dipped in seltzer water, using as little liquid as possible. Blot with a white cotton cloth to prevent any color transference, then sandwich the stain between two towels and stand on top of the sandwich briefly to absorb as much moisture as possible. 

3 If the dyes are NOT colorfast, use a mixture of four parts cold water and one part white vinegar to repeat the above process, or sprinkle cornstarch on top and vacuum after 24 hours. If you’re not confident of a good outcome with either of the above methods, call the professionals at BCS to make sure your rug is taken care of properly.

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

7 Easy Steps To Remove Cat Urine Pee From Carpet

June 10, 2021

Oh dear, it’s that time of year again! You drift off to sleep only to be woken by Felix singing at the top of his lungs outside your window that he’s looking for a lady. And then when he doesn’t find her, he promptly comes home through the cat door and expresses his displeasure with the situation on the side of the couch. So what can you do to rescue your poor beleaguered couch and carpets from feline anointing?

If you’ve been out for a few hours, chances are that your kitty’s urine stain may have been sitting for a while. As soon as you discover it, it’s important to clean it right away. If you wait too long, on top of being straightforward nasty-looking, bacteria can start to grow in the affected area, which leads to nasty stinks.

Here’s one way to remove cat urine from carpet:

•Soak up the urine stain using paper towels or a cotton cloth. Press firmly into the stain using an old shoe or something disposable. This will help absorb as much urine as possible from the carpet.

•Using white vinegar and water, mix a solution in a bowl (50% vinegar, 50% water). You’ll want to mix enough of the solution so that it can reach deep down into the carpet’s fibers.

•Pour the solution onto the urine stain. Using a scrubbing brush, work all of it deeply into the carpet, scrubbing vigorously. The vinegar should help to neutralize the ammonia in the urine.

•Blot the urine stain using a paper towel, pressing firmly into it.

•When that section of the carpet is dry, take one to two handfuls of baking soda (depending on the size of the urine stain) and sprinkle it onto the stain.

•Mix one-half cup of three percent hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and apply to the stain. You can use the scrubbing brush again to thoroughly clean the carpet.

•Once dry, vacuum the area.  

If you’ve done your level best and the stain or stink is still noticeable, give BCS a call at 801 561 1730 and have the professionals take care of it for you in a jiffy.

How Do I Know When To Clean My Solar Panels?

April 1, 2021

Solar panels are clearly built to live outside. They’re not dedicated little flowers that will fall apart with a single rainstorm. However, they are also complex and important electronic machines, and need specialist maintenance to work at their best.

Utah and the Salt Lake Valley tend to have heavy air particulates at certain times of the year. In winter especially, aerosolized salt can corrode delicate glass surfaces and leave etching that can mess with a solar panel’s operation.

Another interesting factor to consider in maintenance frequency is the angle of your solar panel array. Flat panels tend to require more attention and upkeep as rainwater can pool and leave a nasty muddy residue when it evaporates. Angled panels naturally allow rain to run off, keeping them cleaner for longer.

Some homeowners choose to try cleaning their own solar panels. This usually only lasts once when the homeowner starts to see the sheer level of work involved! If you decide to give cleaning your solar panels a go yourself, remember that it is always going to be safer to do it from the ground, wherever possible.

However, the much-agreed best way to clean solar panels is by using a professional solar panel cleaning company.

So how do you know when to bring in the big (water) guns to get your solar panels back up to snuff?

If it’s just a case of a bit of dust buildup, you can probably wait. However, during winter, at the start of spring, or when the job just becomes too much of an undertaking or hazard to do yourself, it’s well worth calling in the professionals at BCS to get things taken care of. 

You know that your solar panels will be cleaned to the highest possible standard and any issues will be spotted and taken care of, without you having to walk on the tightrope of your own roof to inspect things yourself.

Give BCS Utah a call today at 1 (801) 561 1730 to schedule your solar panel cleaning. 

How Can I Remove Bird Poop Droppings From Solar Panels?

March 25, 2021

Think a film of dust on your solar panels is bad? The caustic ingredients in bird poop and droppings on solar panels can absolutely ruin them. 

Trees attract birds looking for shelter and good nesting sites, so if you have a lot of trees near your home, they will not only shed leaves on your rooftop, they will also attract birds. Neither of these things are bad on their own. We love trees and you’re certainly not going to bring in a chainsaw just because a bird might poop on your solar panels! 

However, both leaf build-up and bird poop cause a build-up of gook and debris over time, which makes it more vital to either clean your solar panels regularly or employ a professional solar panel cleaning services to do the work for you.

Some homeowners choose to try their hand at cleaning their own solar panels. This usually only happens once when the homeowner starts to see the sheer level of work involved! If you decide to give cleaning your solar panels a go yourself, remember that it is always going to be safer to do it from the ground, wherever possible.

However, unarguably the best way to clean bird poop and droppings from solar panels is by using a professional solar panel cleaning company.

BCS Utah has been cleaning bird poop, dust, debris and residue from solar panels since time immemorial. Our customers love our high level of care and service, and the fact that we keep a regular cleaning and maintenance service, so you never have to remember to call us to schedule a cleaning.

If you’re concerned about birdie bombs messing with the integrity of your solar panels, give the Utah cleaning experts at BCS a call today at 1 (801) 561 1730 to schedule your professional solar panel cleaning. 

Should I Remove Snow From My Solar Panels?

March 11, 2021

Solar panels are designed to be outside and to deal with the elements to an extent. Snow doesn’t generally need specialist help to be removed – panels are designed so that snow will usually slide off on its own as it melts.

If it seems like the snow is intent on making your panels its permanent home, you can use a specialist tool like a solar panel snow rake, which makes it easier to remove snow on solar panels without damaging them. Some people make the mistake of trying to use a standard broom or shovel to remove snow from solar panels, but this runs the risk of serious damage, as these non-specialist tools can scratch the delicate panel glass and reduce power production.

If snow build-up is super-heavy, has refrozen into ice or has left a nasty residue, it might be time to call in the pros.

BCS Utah has been caring for and cleaning solar panels in the Salt Lake Valley for years. We will have your shipshape and Bristol fashion faster than you can turn on a snowblower! 

Give us a call today at 1 (801) 561 1730 to schedule your solar panel cleaning.

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