When is the Best Time to get Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned?

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Wonder when is the best time to get your carpets professionally cleaned? As professional carpet cleaners and commercial and residential cleaners we get asked that question a lot. Hiring a professional to come out and clean your carpets isn’t something you do more than once or twice a year, so it’s good to know when the best time is to do it.

Of course you want to have your carpets professionally cleaned if you’re going to do any formal entertaining. Weddings are a perfect example. If you’re going to sell your home, you want to have the carpets professionally cleaned. But what about just regular carpet cleaning?

Once or twice a year is optimum depending on how dirty your carpets get.

Do you have children? Do you have pets? Do you have smokers in the house? Then your carpets are going to need more cleaning than someone who doesn’t have that kind of wear and tear on their carpets. For a couple with no children or pets and no smokers once a year carpet cleaning is sufficient.

If you have children and/or pets, you’re probably going to want to get your carpets cleaned once or twice a year.

If you have a smoker or someone with allergies in the home you’ll want to do it more frequently.

So, when is the best time to get your carpets professionally cleaned?

Generally, the best time clean your carpets is late fall. By steam cleaning the carpets in late fall you’ll remove any allergens that have settled into the carpet and you’ll have clean carpets for any holiday entertaining.

Spring isn’t usually the best time because that’s when it’s muddy outside and people are tracking in all that dirt and muck from outside.

If you’re in need of carpet cleaning services in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Shakopee, or other parts of the metro area, please give us a call at (612) 998-3987 for a free estimate.

Don’t Waste Money on Expensive Cleaning Products

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As commercial and residential cleaners in the Twin Cities, we get asked about the type of cleaning products to use on a fairly regular basis. While we do use some commercial products, most of the things you clean on a regular basis don’t warrant them. In fact, you can clean your whole home with just a few eco friendly products that you probably have in your home right now.

Baking Soda – Not only is baking soda readily available, but it is also inexpensive and it’s non-toxic so it’s safe to use around kids and pets. There are millions of ways to use baking soda – from putting out grease fires to brightening up your laundry to cleaning your lawn furniture. You can use baking soda for just about any cleaning job in the house. Click here to see 27 ways to clean with baking soda.

Vinegar – Like baking soda, vinegar is a safe, cheap and non toxic product to use to clean just about anything in your home. Start by running a mixture of two parts water to one part vinegar (apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar) through the machine. Fill the coffee pot with the mixture and pour into the water reservoir and turn on like you would to make coffee. Once the pot is filled with the vinegar mixture, don’t pour it down the drain yet, there’s plenty of uses for the warm mixture. Use the vinegar to clean your windows, mirrors and counter tops. Wipe down the oven, stovetop and cabinets too. However, there are some things you shouldn’t clean with vinegar – click here to see.

Borax – Borax is another safe, effective, affordable cleaning product that is natural and eco friendly. Borax can be safely used to clean the bathroom, boost your laundry detergent, and even clean carpets. Borax is safe to use in pet areas and works well to take care of pet odors. It can even be used to unclog drains! Click here for 31 ways to clean with borax.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains from the Carpet

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As a carpet cleaning company in Minneapolis, we get asked frequently how to remove red wine stains from the carpet. We’ve all done it – spilled wine, grape juice or other dark liquids on the carpet and getting it out isn’t always that easy. Of course the sooner you attend to the stain the better your chances are of getting the stain out completely.

You don’t want to call a cleaning service just for one little stain, so here is how we get the stains out of our own carpets, without having to use the big machinery.

How to Remove Red Wine Stains from the Carpet

  1. Blot the stain – The sooner you start blotting the stain the better your odds are that the stain will come out. Use a dry cloth, preferably one you don’t mind staining. Fold it over several times so it is fairly thick and start blotting it by putting pressure on it. You can step on it or press the cloth into the carpet with your hands. When the cloth is saturated get a new cloth or you’ll start putting the liquid back into the carpet.
  2. Flush the stain – After removing as much wine from the carpet as possible by blotting, it’s time to flush the stain with water. You can also use club soda if you have any on hand. Flush the stain and blot again until you get as much of the moisture out as possible.
  3. Salt/Baking Soda – If the stain still remains you can sprinkle salt into the stain and wait for it to soak up what is left of the wine. You can also make a paste of one part baking soda to 3 parts water and massage into the stain. Wait for the paste to dry – 1-3 days depending on the humidity, and then vacuum up the dried paste.

This process should remove the stain if it was caught right away. Or it should remove enough of the stain so it isn’t so noticeable and can be cleaned by a professional when they come to do your annual carpet cleaning.

Things to do in the Twin Cities this April

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Spring is here and that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. Of course it’s also a great time to get out and enjoy all the great things to do in the Twin Cities this April. There will be plenty of time to do your spring cleaning and if there isn’t, you can hire a cleaning company in the Twin Cities to get your home or office cleaned up in a jiffy.

Things to do in the Twin Cities this April

Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo
When: Now through April 30th, 2017
Where: Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN

Did you know the Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination with acres of indoor exhibits and interactive experiences for children and families? While you’re meeting our new Farm Babies, you can also learn how our conservation efforts are supporting endangered species like the Red Panda on our Tropics Trail. Or get up close and personal with sharks and rays inside the tide pool at Discovery Bay. And don’t forget about the IMAX Theatre. The Minnesota Zoo is a great place for the whole family to celebrate the sights and sounds of spring.

Home Improvement and Design Expo
When: April 1st, 2017
Where: Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Start your next home project off right by attending the Home Improvement & Design Expo. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor!

Parade of Fools
When: April 1st, 2017
Where: Skyline Tower
1247 St. Anthony Avenue
Saint Paul, MN

Come join the parade at half past 2.
Free Ice Cream for them, Free Ice Cream for you.
We’ll carry our signs in 22 tongues
for Mexicans, Ethiopians, Somali and Hmong
It’s as easy as that to welcome our neighbors
with treats on a stick in your favorite flavors.

Nature After Dinner
When: April 6th, 2017
Where: Dodge Nature Center
1701 Charlton Street
West Saint Paul, MN

Come get a look at some of our not so furry friends! Join us as we explore the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Find out where snakes hang out, learn what salamanders love to eat, and maybe even make friends with a turtle! This program is designed for kids ages 3 to 8. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Families are welcome. Pre-registration encouraged.

American Craft Council Show
When: April 7th, 2017
Where: RiverCentre
175 W. Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN

More than 250 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the American Craft Council’s only Midwest show — a must-attend for craft lovers.

29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony
When: April 8th, 2017
Where: Intercontinental Hotel
11 E. Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN

Each April, authors, publishers and book-lovers celebrate the best of local literature at the Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony. Big readers, bright writers, books, autographs, refreshments, live music, and the announcement of the award winners make for an unforgettable evening!

2017 Minneapolis /St. Paul International Film Festival
When: April 13th – 29th, 2017
Where: Metro State University’s Film Space
700 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN

MSPIFF is Minnesota’s largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 350 bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.

Lowertown Pop
When: April 15th, 2017
Where: Union Depot
214 4th Street E.
Saint Paul, MN

Lowertown Pop – A Minnesota Maker market featuring local artisans and craftspeople including brewers, bakers, distillers, artists and musicians. The annual market will be held on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in the Waiting Room at Union Depot and will benefit River’s Edge Academy, a non-profit organization challenging students to discover their greatness by learning through experience in a small, supportive community. Lowertown Pop is a crowdfunding market, meaning 50 percent of ticket sales will be donated to River’s Edge Academy and 50 percent will be given to one lucky Minnesota Maker.

The Hamms Event
City House
258 Mill Street
Saint Paul, MN

The HAMMS Event is a crowd funding market based on the belief that as artists, designers, inventors and entrepreneurs, working together and supporting each other is much more beneficial, and fun, than working alone. The first annual HAMMS Event took place in April of 2013 at the old HAMMS Brewery on the East Side of St. Paul.

​The HAMMS Event has been a well respected event by both media, wholesale buyers and small business supporters.

​Funding is difficult for micro businesses, so we’ve added a twist to the “crowd funding” concept by choosing one talented Minnesota maker (by a game of chance) to receive up to $5000 of the ticket sales ($10 in advance or $15 at the door).