BERBER STAIRS

Berber stairs are usually double looped carpet fiber.  They need to be extracted more than standard single loop carpet to prevent brown out.

EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTIONS

A water emergency can happen anytime. Floods, extreme weather, broken pipes, etc can all cause damage to your residential or commercial properties.  Whatever the situation, A-Steam Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning can get the job done correctly and quickly.

Step #1 – extracting standing water can be performed using various tools such as a carpet wand or water claw.

Step #2 – removal of carpet cushion.  The majority of situations in regards to a carpeted area the pad will be replaced and the carpet can be saved depending on how much water intruded and how long it was there.

Step #3 – anti-microbial treatment helps stop the growth of bacteria mildew and other harmful micro-organisms.

Step #4 – high speed air movers create airflow across carpet and walls that assist in evaporating moisture. Dehumidifiers promote faster drying, prevent humidity damage and help prevent indoor air quality problems.

DECLUTTERING YOUR HOME

Here are a few tips for decluttering your home:

 

1. Teach Your Kids to Put Things Away

When someone finishes playing with a toy, tell them to put it in a designated place.  Make the place easy to find and remember.

 

2. Create a Box of Things You Might Keep

As you go through the cleaning process, you will probably come across something you currently don’t use but may want to use in the future. Set it inside a “maybe” box and hide the box in the attic or a closet. Let six months pass and go through the box. If you completely forgot about the contents, you didn’t need any of it. Throw it all away.

 

3. Load Unwanted Things into Your Car and Take Them to Charities

Take things you wish to donate and load them into a box in your vehicle. Take the box to your chosen charity as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more tempted you will be to put things back where they were before.

 

4. Get a Medicine Cabinet or Clean Out the One You Do Have

If you don’t have a place for your family’s various medications, get a cabinet. If you have one, clear out anything expired or empty.

 

5. Pick a Counter and Clear It

Counters are notorious for their ability to attract clutter, and they are one of the first things you notice when you walk into a room.

 

6. Do One Thing A Day

If you’re easily discouraged, start small. Throw out or move one thing a day.

 

7. Prioritize Your Hobbies

If you never paint, but your bedroom closet is filled with paints and brushes, consider selling them. This leaves room for supplies for hobbies you actively participate in.

 

8. Pack up Off Season Clothing

Take those shorts, swim suits and sunny weather clothes and store them away . You don’t need them in the Fall and Winter monthes.

 

9. Put Pet Food in One Container

All those bags take up room. Purchase containers and empty the bags into them.

 

10. Invest In Folders

Have papers all over your desk? Get folders. You’re less likely to misplace something important.

CLEAN CARPETS CONTRIBUTE TO A HEALTHY INDOOR ENVIRONMENT

While regular carpet cleaning by professionals is necessary to ensure your carpet leads a long and healthy life, additional care and maintenance on your part can go a long way. Proper care and maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful life and preserve its appearance longer. Failure to maintain proper care will result in premature wear.

A-STEAM RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

A-Steam has been selected for the 2015 Best of West Linn for Carpet Cleaning & Repair!

HOW TO CLEAN A SPOT OR STAIN

Got a spot or stain?  Three steps to a quick fix:

First, blot the spot or stain with an absorbent towel to remove liquid or material.

Next, dilute the spot or stain with water, which is safe to use on most carpet & upholstery.

Finally, blot the spot or stain again to remove any excess water.  Once you have treated the spot or stain, cover it with a folded towel and place a heavy object over it to help absorb any additional liquid.

TOP THREE REASONS TO HAVE YOUR CARPETS CLEANED

Has it been awhile since you had your carpet professionally cleaned? There are many myths out there that say “having your carpet cleaned ruins it,” or “I only have to clean my carpet if it is stained.”  If you hire a true professional (one that may cost a bit more), there are absolutely no negatives to having your carpet professionally cleaned.

Having your carpets cleaned will enhance indoor air quality in your home.  It’s estimated that about 1 out of 5 adults have asthma. And, an even larger number suffers from allergies.  With such a number of people needing good air quality, both indoors and outdoors, your carpet definitely needs regular cleaning. Carpets act as a filter and it is in the carpet where all sorts of particles accumulate. We’re talking about dust, pollen, mold, and even pet dander accumulate. If carpets aren’t cleaned regularly, anyone living in your house that has asthma or allergies will have breathing problems all year round.

Having your carpets cleaned will also increase your homes long term investment.  Anything you buy for your house is an investment and carpets aren’t cheap. You will want them to last for as long as possible.

Finally, having your carpets cleaned enhances your homes appearance.  With regular cleaning and maintenance both by you and from professional carpet cleaners, your carpet will not only be free of  pollen, dust, mold and pet dander, but it’ll also look great for a long time.

Carpets can make for quite an expensive investment. They’re not likely to last as long as you want. Though, with proper placement, regular cleaning and maintenance, carpets will not only last for years, but even for decades!

 

 

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY CARPETS CLEANED?

While every home is different, most homes should have the carpet cleaned a minimum of once a year. We usually recommend every 6 months though, this will help keep your carpets in great condition. Especially if you have children, pets or heavy traffic.

Having your carpets cleaned can help eliminate Micro organisms that come from things like dust mites, food particles, soil, pollen and bacteria. Improving the indoor air quality of your home. Adding to the life of your carpets and helping you have a healthier home.

 

UPHOLSTERY CARE

Upholstery should be cleaned once or twice a year as a part of regular maintenance. Upholstery that shows visible dirt or soiling should be cleaned to avoid dirt building up and causing staining.

 

CANDLE WAX IN YOUR CARPET?

Have A-Steam Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning remove it while we clean the carpets in the rest of your home! Call for a FREE ESTIMATE today! 971-533-2380

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