Wednesday, January 10, 2018

QC Newsletter January 2018 - Referral Reward Program

Referral Reward Program

How to get Free Cash Or Free Cleaning Through our Referral Reward Program!

For each new client we receive as a referral from you, We will send you a certificate worth 10% of what that client spends with us.  The referral certificate can be redeemed for CASH OR SERVICES!

Your choice.

QC Newsletter January 2018 - Vacuuming for your health

Vacuuming for your health

Reducing vacuum frequencies hurts a carpet’s life and appearance but these cuts can also adversely impact indoor air quality. Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, but they may not know that indoor air quality can have a similar effect. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be five times higher than outdoor levels.According to the American Lung Association, indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic lung diseases such as asthma. It is estimated 40 million individuals in the United States are affected by allergies. Allergies weaken the immune system, draining a person’s energy and leaving them more susceptible to infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. Allergic reactions can range from mildly uncomfortable to life threatening, as in a severe asthma attack. The estimated number of people with asthma has risen more than 59 percent since 1970. The number of asthma-related deaths has also increased.The largest source of indoor air pollution is from the common dust mite.Asthmatics are not allergic to living mites but to the airborne feces of mites and, to a much lesser extent, to the dead mites. Living mites are difficult to remove from carpet but their feces are readily removed from carpets by proper cleaning. When a carpet is regularly cleaned, it will not and cannot contain enough allergen to affect people. The proper maintenance of carpet completely prevents trouble from that source.A recent study concludes that carpets may benefit indoor air quality by acting as a filter for indoor air, trapping and holding dust mites, pollutants, and allergens such as pollen, pet dander and molds, which play an important role in allergic diseases. The key to maintaining good indoor air quality is to clean this filter regularly, i.e., remove these pollutants through vacuuming.The science shows regular vacuuming is important and necessary, not just to protect and maintain carpets appearance, but for hygienic reasons, as well.

QC Newsletter January 2018 - Wacky Fun Facts

Wacky Fun Facts

1)  Almost two-thirds of the earths surface is covered by water. If the earth were flat, water would cover everything in a layer two miles deep!

2)  Jupiter is a planet made entirely of gases.

3)  There is no word that rhymes with orange.

4)  Water is the only substance on earth that is lighter as a solid than a liquid.

5)  96% of Egypt is made up of the desert sands of the Sahara.

6)  The Amazon rain forest supplies one-fifth of the world’s oxygen!

7)  The earth is over 330,000 times smaller than the sun.

8)  There are over six billion people living on Earth!

9)  97% of the earth’s water is undrinkable!

10)  On a clear night, the human eye can see between 2,000 and 3,000 stars in the sky.

QC Newsletter January 2018 - New Years Resolutions!

New Years Resolutions!

We all have them.... New Years Resolutions.  What are your resolutions for 2018??

1.  Lose Weight

2. Get Organized

3. Spend Less, Save More

4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5. Stay Fit and Healthy

6. Learn Something Exciting

7. Quit Smoking

8. Help Others in Their Dreams

9. Fall in Love

10. Spend More Time with Family

QC Newsletter January 2018 - Carpet Care

Carpet Care: Preventive Maintenance Easy, proactive steps will keep your carpet looking good over time.

Don't track dirt inside. Placing walk-off mats outside all entrances will help absorb soil and moisture and trap excessive dirt, sand, grit, oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that might otherwise be tracked into the home. Clean mats on a regular basis (or sooner, when they need it) so they don't become sources of soil themselves.

Occasionally move heavy furniture.  Moving your furniture on occasion won't just renew the feel of your room, it will also help avoid excessive pile crushing. Also consider using carpet protectors under the legs of tables, chairs, and other furniture to help distribute the weight. Damage can occur if you use chairs or appliances with rollers or casters without a chair pad designed specifically for carpet.

Protect carpet when moving furniture When moving heavy wheeled furniture (pianos, buffets, etc.), prevent damage by placing a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet.

Clean your area rugs.  If you use area rugs on your carpet, be sure to clean them regularly, and make sure you clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath as well. Also, be sure to check area rugs for colorfastness before placing them on carpet because the color in some rugs may bleed through. After cleaning your carpet, allow it to dry completely before replacing rugs.  Reduce periods of direct sunlight.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

QC Newsletters December 2017 - Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Quick & Clean Services LLC

Here’s some helpful tips for spills during your holiday season

Dye and Food Stains - Beverages, medicines, cosmetics, foods and other liquids containing dyes should be absorbed first. Then try the liquid dishwashing solution described in the wine remedy. Blot, repeat and rinse with clear water on a clean, white towel or white paper towel. Dry.

Blood - Rinse blood quickly with cool water. Follow with an approved cleaning solution or a mix of ¼ teaspoon clear (non bleach non lanolin) dishwashing liquid with one cup cool water. Blot and dry quickly.

Wine - Blot with white towel. Mix ¼ teaspoon clear (non bleach non lanolin) dishwashing liquid with one cup cool water.  Blot and dry quickly.  Alternatively, you can pour salt on wine, let it absorb then vacuum.

Urine or Vomit - If left unattended it can damage carpet in several ways. Always clean these up immediately with paper towels. For pet urine/vomit, try a solution of one part white vinegar and 
one part water. Blot with towel, repeat.

Call us with any questions at 503-638-4100

Friday, October 27, 2017

QC Newsletter November 2017 - Four Steps For Proper Carpet Care

Four Steps For Proper Carpet Care

Carpet cleaning is just like exercise! If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great    results and feel better for it. Products that rate highly on CRI’s Seal of Approval (SOA) program  are your assurance that you will clean correctly the first time. 

Here are four simple steps to keep your carpet clean and looking great:​
Vacuum high traffic areas daily and everywhere according to a vacuuming schedule, using a Seal of Approval-certified vacuum.  Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to resoil quicker.  Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.  Stop dirt at the door by using mats outside and inside.  Also, taking your shoes off when you enter the house and changing your air filters will reduce airborne dust particles.

The Seal of Approval Program
CRI wants vacuums, extractors, cleaning systems and cleaning products to be as effective as  possible. The Seal of Approval program is the only one in the industry that scientifically measures cleaning efficacy. The results help consumers make informed decisions, and manufacturers improve their products. So carpets are cleaner, healthier and last longer.

​Basic Rug Care
Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

Washing rugs — If your rug is small and the label says “machine washable,” shake the rug        outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water  (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.

Beating larger rugs — If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it. Many carpet cleaning professionals have rug cleaning expertise as well, but, if the label says dry clean only, do not attempt to clean it! Take it to a professional!

Vacuuming area rugs — Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.

Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs — Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals.