Monthly Archives: April 2015

5 Reasons Spring is Carpet Cleaning Time

carpet cleaningThere are many reasons Wisconsinites rejoice when spring comes. There’s the warmer temperatures, outside activities, summer blooms, sun…the list could go on and on. There’s also the spring cleaning, which includes window washing, cleaning quilts and carpet cleaning (for a list of other spring cleaning tasks, read our recent post). Yes, you read that last item right. Spring is an ideal time to rid your carpets of all the winter grime and spring mud. Why? Here are 5 reasons spring is and ideal carpet cleaning time:

  1. The kids aren’t around all day yet. Spring is an ideal time to move all your furniture out of the room you need carpet cleaned, and move it back in before they have to go to bed. Summer carpet cleaning is a bit more logistically challenging because now you have to move the furniture and worry about occupying them (though there are solutions to this challenge too!).
  2. Get rid of the spring mud. Yes, the spring thaw also brings out the spring mud. Carpet cleaning is an ideal way to rid your carpets of the mud and prepare for summer.
  3. You can do fun things this summer without worrying about carpet cleaning. Prompt spring carpet cleaning means one less thing to worry about later.
  4. Warmer temperatures mean you can open the windows during carpet cleaning. It’s a very nice advantage of the warmer spring temperatures.
  5. Say good-bye to pet stains. Did you just get done potty training your puppy? Or do you just want those pet stains gone? A good spring carpet cleaning can rid your home of those winter pet stains.

If you want a deep carpet clean with green carpet cleaners, call Y’s Way Flooring. A professional carpet cleaner can remove more stains than renting a carpet cleaner yourself, and has more expertise and carpet cleaning experience.

Home Spring Cleaning Checklist

1926662_10152777203739378_7515375266822588355_nWisconsinites, it’s the time we’ve been waiting for all winter! Our cabin fever is gone because spring is here.  The subzero temperatures (hopefully) are gone. With the warmer temperatures of spring comes lots of outdoor time and (drum roll, please)…the much anticipated (or dreaded) spring cleaning. That’s right, it’s time to air out the house and give your home a deep clean that goes beyond your regular vacuuming and house cleaning. So where do you start your spring cleaning? We’ve put together a handy spring cleaning checklist to help you get through your deep spring clean:

  • Call Y’s Way for professional carpet and floor cleaning. (We wouldn’t recommend steam cleaning your wood floors. Read why here.)
  • Clean your appliances.
  • Remove spider webs.
  • Wash window.
  • Dust ceiling fans and wash light fixture coverings.
  • Clean blinds and curtains.
  • Clean the top of cabinets.
  • Clean tile grout in your shower, on your floor or on your countertops.
  • Powerwash your house.
  • Clean heating and air conditioning vent.
  • Wash comforters and quilts.
  • Clean fireplace stone/tile and mantle.
  • Clean sliding door tracks.
  • Scrub down showers.
  • Dust inside of cabinets.

If you or someone in your family has allergies, add duct cleaning to your list. An annual duct cleaning can remove all the allergens that circulated throughout the winter, and give your allergy sufferer some relief if they have to stay indoors for the summer. Call Y’s Way to set up your appointment so you can finish your spring cleaning checklist and start enjoying our fantastic spring temperatures.

What’s the best vacuum for my carpet?

10431434_10153077151679378_8048289848300003576_nIn the market for a vacuum cleaner? It’s not a small decision given the angst you put into selecting the right flooring for your home. One of the most important factors in your vacuum purchase is who you are looking to for guidance. We can hear your reaction: say what?

Yes, that’s right. If you recently installed new carpets, it’s best to look to the carpet manufacturer of your flooring for advice. With the increased push by vacuum manufacturers to increase suction, carpet manufacturers like Mohawk, Shaw and Bieulieu have guidelines for carpet care and even make vacuum recommendations:

http://caressbyshaw.com/care-warranty

http://www.mohawkflooring.com/flooring-care-maintenance/vacuumingsoftcarpet/

http://www.blissflooring.com/bliss/home-carpet/cleaning/vacuuming.aspx

Why should you care what they think? Besides the fact that the carpet manufacturers perform extensive testing to determine what’s best, the kind of vacuum you own could affect the warranty. Simply, if your vacuum damages your flooring, and the vacuum is not a recommended brand, you’ve got a damaged carpet and nowhere to turn to remedy the problem.

With that said, please don’t stop vacuuming your carpets. Your carpet needs regular carpet cleaning by professional cleaners and maintenance to keep it looking its best and remove allergens. But when it’s time to buy a new vacuum cleaner, check out these websites or visit the pros at Y’s Way Flooring. We’ll help guide your vacuum cleaner purchase so you don’t end up with results that suck the money out of your pocketbook.