• What to Do When You Have Water Damage on Your Carpets


    The stink! The mess! You'll want to call a professional carpet cleaning company to deal with water damage on carpets.

    If you're reading this, it's likely your carpets have water damage and you are in need of some serious carpet cleaning assistance. Maybe you're considering calling a professional carpet cleaning company to help you clean the mess (and that’s a really good idea!). You need to take action fast to avoid further damage and possible mold growth in your home, but you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment. What should you do?

    First, take a deep breath.

    Next, contact a trusted professional immediately.

    Our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners serves Columbia, SC, and surrounding areas. Once we are on the scene, you can relax and know we will get things under control quickly and do what is necessary to clean your carpets.

    A carpet cleaning service will first figure out what type of water caused the leak, although you probably already have an idea. If the water is clean—such as from a water main—it's possible that your carpet will be salvageable. If the water is not clean—like from a sewer or plumbing issue—you may need to consider replacement, but the right company can help you with that too!

    You’ve Called the Carpet Cleaning Pro, Now What?

    The best thing to do while waiting for your carpet professional to arrive? Set up dehumidifiers in the affected area if you are sure the area is safe. This will help get the carpet-drying process started. Your carpet professional will bring dehumidifiers and large fans as well. The drying-out process could take hours, or it could take days.

    Dealing with this situation on your own may be tempting. However, it's imperative for the health of your family and the condition of your home that you call a professional right away. Left untreated, wet carpet can exacerbate asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems, not to mention damage the floor underneath the carpet.

    Get in touch with our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners today to get the expert carpet cleaning you need. Let our pros assess the water damage and provide the ideal cleaning solution.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • 5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Leather Furniture


    What can you do to extend the life of your leather furniture? Here are five tips you need to know.

    When it comes to taking care of your leather furniture, it’s important to know what you are doing. As you well know, leather is an investment, and the last thing you want to do is ruin it with improper care or the wrong cleaning products. While you will eventually want professional help to keep it in optimal condition for years to come, there are a few things you can do on your own to extend the life of your most beloved leather pieces:

    1. Consider where you are placing your leather furniture in your home. Placing leather in direct sunlight (for example, near a window or under a skylight) can cause the leather to age prematurely, resulting in cracks and spots. Instead, choose a spot in your living space that is away from the sunlight for the majority of the day.
    2. Avoid contact with too much heat. Make sure your leather furniture is not placed next to heaters and vents. The hot air can cause the leather to dry out and even crack.
    3. Keep the surface clean. At least once a week, wipe your leather furniture down with a clean, dry cloth. Be sure the cloth is soft to the touch so as not to scratch the surface.
    4. Choose the right cleaning products. When necessary, clean your furniture with water and mild soap, such as saddle soap. Be sure to use a non-abrasive cloth or sponge so that you don't damage the leather.
    5. Get a professional leather furniture cleaning from the experts. Every so often, schedule a leather furniture cleaning from a professional. Check references and credentials before hiring someone for the job, because a cleaning service that does not know what they are doing could ruin your furniture beyond repair.

    Looking for leather furniture cleaning professionals you can trust? Get in touch with our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners, serving Columbia, SC, and surrounding areas to get an estimate. We are the leather furniture cleaning experts and you will be amazed by how wonderful your furniture can look.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Four Benefits of Power Washing Before Spring


    Thinking of power washing your home or hiring a cleaning company to handle the job for you? Either way, your house deserves a facelift for the spring!

    Power washing is an affordable and fast way to get your home and outdoor fixtures looking new for spring. Dust, dirt and grime have a way of taking over during the winter, but it’s time to get things beautiful and gleaming for the warmer months.

    Here are four benefits to power washing your home before spring:

    1. 1. If you're like most homeowners, you'll spend plenty of time cleaning up your yard so you and your family can enjoy spending more time outside as the temperatures heat up. (Plus, no one wants to be the eyesore of the neighborhood, right?) However, no matter how many flowers you plant, nothing can distract your neighbors from the look of mildew and dirt on your home’s exterior. To give your front yard the warm weather facelift you're looking for, you need to start with a clean slate—and power washing is the fast track to a spiffy home.
    2. 2. When you combine warm weather with mold, mildew, and dirt, you're just asking for issues with your home's structure. That’s right, winter’s grime can become a detriment to your home’s stability. Save yourself money in the long-run by power washing now and preventing these problems before they start.
    3. 3. The accumulation of mold and mildew is not only dangerous for your home; it can also be dangerous for your family, especially if you have elderly or people with compromised immune systems living with you. When these unwelcome microbes creep into your home, they often create a breeding ground for bacteria. Keep your home a healthy safe haven by making sure the exterior is free of mold and mildew.
    4. 4. A good power washing can increase your home's value by up to 5%. If you are thinking about moving now or even years down the road, it's important to power wash regularly. That'll keep your home's exterior looking spic and span.

    Are you ready to get your home’s exterior looking beautiful for spring? Get in touch with our team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners, serving Columbia, SC, and surrounding areas, to get an estimate on power washing your home.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, March 08, 2018
  • 3 Ways Mattress Cleaning Can Help You Stay Healthier


    How can mattress cleaning improve your health?

    What’s the big deal about mattress cleaning? Not only can it make you feel better because you know it’s clean, it feels clean, and it smells clean, but it can actually help you stay healthier. Here are three ways it helps:

    #1: What’s in Your Mattress?

    The truth is, your mattress collects more than just dust. Your mattress can, over time, be a collection point for sweat, dead skin cells, dirt, and even dust mites. Regular vacuuming can help get the stuff off the surface, but over time, these things can work their way down into the mattress itself. Professional cleaning is the only way to get out the dirt, dust, and grime.

    #2: How’s Your Shut-Eye Been?

    Studies have shown that a dirty mattress can actually affect the quality of the sleep you get on a nightly basis. Are you feeling fatigued? Tired? Sleepy? Run down? These could all be side effects of sleeping on a mattress that hasn’t seen professional cleaning. Having your mattress deep cleaned can help you sleep better, feel better, and be healthier.

    #3: Addressing Those Allergies

    The dust and dust mites, as well as pet hair and dander, that get into your mattress can really do a number on your allergies. Not only can you have itchy eyes and nose, irritated sinuses, and scratchy throat, but you could be experiencing skin rashes and other irritations. The best way to avoid these pesky allergy symptoms is to have your mattress professionally cleaned.

    Don't suffer from health issues related to a dirty mattress. Contact our experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning for professional mattress cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, March 01, 2018
  • 3 Benefits of Commercial Window Washing


    Does my business really need commercial window washing?

    Commercial window washing is a necessity for almost all commercial spaces and businesses. Can't you just DIY it? Nope. Why? Because there are so many benefits to having the pros do it. Here are just three of them.

    Benefit #1: Positive Impression

    If the windows on your commercial space are dirty, dusty, and grimy, that's going to give a pretty poor impression to passersby and potential customers, not to mention your current customers. If you don't have pride in the appearance of your own business, what's to say you'll take pride in the work you do for your clients? Clean windows, both inside and out, speak volumes about your company.

    Benefit #2: Energy Efficiency

    Your commercial windows have an energy efficient design, but they also let the warm sun in during the winter to help reduce your heating bills. If your windows have a coating of rain residue, dirt, and dust, they can't do their job. Regular commercial washing can help boost their efficiency, and reduce your energy bills.

    Benefit #3: The Safety Factor

    You and your employees probably don't have the training to properly wash commercial windows, to navigate around obstacles, and to access heights above easy reach. Commercial window washing professionals have the tools, equipment, and know-how to keep your windows clean while keeping themselves, and your employees, safe.

    You don't need to get out a bucket and a squeegee, climb a ladder, and start scrubbing to wash windows at your office, nor should you, or any of your employees. To ensure the job is well-done and to keep everyone safe, get in touch with the commercial window washing experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Thursday, February 22, 2018
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