How to remove red juice stain from carpet

Many of us have been faced with this dilemma. Whether it’s a spill from Gatorade, Kook-Aid, or another brand, red juice stains are often though to be permanent. We have good news for you though- they’re not! We have a very effective process for getting red juice stains out. In fact, we have never encountered one that we did this process on that wouldn’t come out!

In order to remove red juice stains in carpet, we have to do something different than our normal hot water extraction process. We use a product that actually alters the dye to make the red dye unstable, then we apply a damp towel and a hot iron. Checking about every 30 seconds, we watch as the red stain transfers into the towel and disappears from the carpet. It’s an amazing process to watch, and you can see our great results from a cleaning we did in Sammamish below.

Chair cleaning before and after

Sometimes you don’t notice something needs to be done until someone points it out for you. We were in a client’s house to clean the couch the other day, and asked if there’s anything else they would like done while we’re there. They said, “Well, I suppose these chairs could use some freshening up.” Little did they know we could get them looking so much better (see below)!

First of all, we will never pressure a client to have us do more than they want to. We don’t “upsell” and we don’t use any high-pressure techniques to get you to spend more money. It’s your money, your home or office, period. Not ours.

That being said, we always will make suggestions based on our expertise and professional experience for what would be best to protect your investments and keep your home or office clean and healthy. Whether that’s cleaning a couch, chair, carpet, tile, or hardwood, every place is different. Our cleaning services are customized just for you! Perhaps our morning client in Edmonds just needs carpet cleaning, our Lynnwood upholstery cleaning client wants a little tile cleaning done also, and our afternoon client in Shoreline needs a professional hardwood floor cleaner.

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Should you seal grout lines?

This is a commonly asked question in our industry, yet it’s no that should not have much debate around it. Many times, tile installers will not seal the grout because it’s not technically part of their job and is perceived to be a waste of time. However, sealing grout is extremely important, and there are a few helpful details to know.

The first thing we should get out of the way is epoxy grout. Epoxy grout is not very common because it is very expensive and very difficult to install. However, the benefit of epoxy is that it never needs to be sealed! It’s essentially impenetrable, much like ceramic or porcelain tile.

When it comes to common grout types, sealing the grout, especially after cleaning, is very important. The most common type of grout is called cementitious grout. As the name suggests, this grout is made up of cement, as well as sand. Over time, acidic soils (especially around men’s toilets) will eat away at the grout and cause permanent damage. However, if a proper sealer is applied every 1-3 years, depending on use, the life of the grout can be prolonged exponentially. If you hire a professional to clean and seal your grout, make sure they are using a high quality sealer that protects from the inside out, rather than leaving a film on top.

With natural stone, such as marble, travertine or others, it is very important to also seal the tiles in addition to the grout, since the stone is porous. With ceramic tile, it is only necessary to seal the grout lines.

If you want help figuring out the best maintenance program for your tile and/or grout, please contact us here and we will be happy to help!

Best way to get pet hair out of carpet

As much as we love our pets, I think I speak for all of us when I say that I hate finding dog hair all over my house. It gets embedded in the upholstery, hair balls pile up in the corner, and it gets all over my kids!

When it comes to keeping the carpet clean, pet hair can be a challenge. Even if you have a higher end vacuum like a Dyson, Shark, or otherwise, some hair (and other soils) get so embedded into the carpet that they can be extremely difficult to remove without proper equipment.

Here’s a trick some homeowners don’t know about: go to a carpet cleaning supply shop, or go online and find a carpet rake (pictured below). You can use these before vacuuming to pull the deeply embedded hairs out of the carpet!

In order to remove even more hair and debri from carpet, we use a counter rotating brush machine. This tool has spinning brushes that penetrate all the way to the backing of the carpet and pull deeply embedded hair and soils out. The picture below is just after using our counter rotating brush machine on the carpet in two rooms at a home with two small dogs…and that’s also after vacuuming! Sometimes you can’t even see all the hair and dirt that’s deep down, affecting the air quality in your home.

If you are having trouble keeping up with your pets, let us come in to do a deep carpet cleaning and improve your air quality!

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Cleaning dog stains off a couch

If you’re in the Greater Seattle area, chances are that you have pets of some kind. Many people have dogs here, so many people have couches that need to be cleaned. It’s about that simple!

We recently cleaned this couch for one our clients. Not did the dog pee on the couch, but there were just general spots from dog oils, coffee spills, food spots, and other various things on the couch. Fortunately, we have the upholstery cleaners made specifically for all of those things and made a huge difference! Check out the photo below to see what we can do when we clean upholstery!

Carpet cleaning in high traffic areas

Do you have "high traffic" areas of carpet in your home from walking with shoes on in the house? Have you ever wondered if they'll clean up very well? We have the most thorough process in the industry and are happy to help clean up those high traffic areas of carpet. If our carpet cleaning method can't do,  no one's can!

Below you will see photos of the high traffic areas of carpet in a hallway that we cleaned in a condo in downtown Edmonds this afternoon!

Carpet Cleaning Edmonds high traffic hallway
Carpet Cleaning Edmonds high traffic hallway after