First I would mention we are open for business and doing everything we can to protect your health and safety as we clean from job to job, including washing and disinfecting all our equipment and hoses after each job. Should you clean during this crisis? A lot of news stories feed you new information every day on what you should be doing or not, it is a little overwhelming at times.Common sense should prevail in guiding your decisions. One thing to Remember is just spraying a cleaner or disinfectant on your floors doesn't protect you, getting the soil out that is hosting the germs is the main issue. To be blunt spraying the do do is not the same as removing it, stop the spread of pollution get rid of it by regular cleanings! Just walking through the supermarket is like picking up germs and bringing them home with you just to deposit them on your floors. Keep up with the professional cleanings during this crisis and we will all get through it together.
Crystal Carpet & Tile Cleaners
Just in case you need a few tips on using your leftover dryer sheets
The many uses of Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets
Repel mosquitoes: Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
Eliminate static electricity from your television screen: Since Bounce is
designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
Dissolve soap scum from shower doors: Clean with a used sheet of Bounce.
Freshen the air in your home: Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang one in a closet.
Prevent thread from tangling: Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce to eliminate the static cling on the thread before
Eliminate static cling from pantyhose: Rub a damp, used sheet of Bounce over the hose.
Prevent musty suitcases: Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty
luggage before storing.
Freshen the air in your car: Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
Clean baked-on food from a cooking pan: Put a sheet in the pan, fill with water, let it sit overnight and sponge clean. The anti-static
agents apparently weaken the bond between the food and the pan while the fabric softening agents soften the baked-on food.
Eliminate odors in wastebaskets: Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
Collect cat hair: Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds: Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering: A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.
Eliminate odors in dirty laundry: Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
Deodorize shoes or sneakers: Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight so they’ll smell great in the morning.
Crystal Carpet Cleaners 474-9407 / 485-7781
One of your next biggest investments in your home is your furnishings. A recent Job we did involved a sofa that was part of a vandalized home, We restored the fabric to new. We can do the same for you call Crystal Carpet, Tile and Furniture Cleaners 485-7781
So, here's the lowdown on why carpets get soiled so fast. You've probably never considered how miraculous a fabric your carpets really are to put up with being walked all over every day and hold up for years. if it were any other fabric like your shirt it would be shredded to pieces in no time.
Like your clothes, carpets need regular cleaning, even the EPA recommends that homes with carpet have cleaning done at least every 1-2 years to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Carpet manufacturers recommend professional cleaning every 1-2 years even if the carpet doesn't appear dirty. Carpets can look clean and hold up to 10 lbs of dry soil in a one square foot area.
In fact, the best way to clean carpet is BEFORE IT APPEARS soiled. You don't wait to wash your clothes when they LOOK dirty, you clean them because you know they need regular cleaning. If you wait until the fabric appears badly soiled, cleaning WILL help, but some staining cannot be completely removed.
But won't carpets get dirtier quicker after they're cleaned?
This is true if carpets are not cleaned properly. It is also true if too much cleaning agent is used and not rinsed well. Cleaning your carpets with improper techniques will leave residue behind that makes the carpet get dirty faster. Even some professionals don't clean carpet the correct way.
Another problem with waiting too long before cleaning carpets is that the soil builds up. If the carpet is excessively soiled, some of the deep soil may rise to the top and require a 2nd or even 3rd cleaning to remedy the problem.
So why else do carpets get so dirty?
Every time you and your pets walk inside, your shoes have picked up soil from the lawn, the driveway, etc., etc., everything you walk on gets tracked onto the carpet. Furthermore, every time you cook in your kitchen, oils become airborne and eventually land in the carpeting.
Even if your carpet looks clean, it may not be clean. Regular, professional cleanings keep your carpets looking their best and, thus, protecting your investment. Regular cleaning also promotes a healthier home environment.
So, bottom line, to get and keep your carpets looking their best, call Crystal Cleaners.
We get your carpets clean as CRYSTAL...GUARANTEED!
CALL us at 941-485-7781
You love the warmth of your cozy home. You’ve spent weeks getting your home ready for this joyous season. Everything you’ve done has been time well spent. Joy is in the air. There’s something extra special about a beautifully kept home this time of year. Laying on fresh, clean carpet and rugs or walking on sparkling clean tile makes the holidays even more special. When we get ready for the holidays we not only make sure our home is clean but that it stays that way and that we are able to maintain the good condition of our house. The part of our home that will probably get the most wear in terms of usage will be our floors. It will also experience the most soiling and spills. During parties or guest visits the floor will definitely have its share of action so the following are tips to remember when these accidents do happen.
Ashes on the carpet
Dust the area with cornstarch or baking soda then let it sit for about an hour and vacuum. Spray a dry cleaning solvent on a clean rag and use this to blot the area on the carpet with the stain. Keep blotting till the solvent is absorbed and the stain fades away. Afterward, dab the carpet with a water moistened rag to take out the solvent then dry the area by blotting it with dry paper towels.
Melted wax on a carpeted floor
Opposite to most techniques for stain removal you have to wait till the wax hardens before you remove it. Once the wax cools, with a dull knife scrape off as much residue as you can. Next, cover the area with 2 sheets of paper towels one on top of the other and with a warm iron press on it. Be careful not to set the iron too hot as it might scorch the carpet fibers. Remove the paper towels and repeat the procedure with new towels until all the wax is removed. Should any wax still remain use some dry-cleaning solvent then blot off.
Chocolate spills on a carpet
Act immediately by scrapping as much of the chocolate off the area as possible. Utilizing a clean white rag apply dry cleaning liquid on the spot and blot. If after that a stain is still present use a mixture of one cup tepid water with a teaspoon of gentle dish washing detergent on it. Blotting the mixture from the outer portion of the stain toward the center, then follow on with rinsing the spot with water. Always blot with paper towels and do not use too much solution or water, do not soak the carpet. Dry the area by blotting it with dry towels and applying pressure. Repeat until it is as dry as you can make it then let it air dry or use a hair dryer. Yes, Christmas is a great time for getting your carpet cleaned. And don’t forget to consider the hiring of a professional carpet cleaning company every year. Carpet maker’s recommend yearly cleaning to keep your carpet maintained so it doesn’t get too soiled.
Any stains that you cannot get out do not hesitate to call us at Crystal carpet and Tile Cleaners 941-474-9407 or 485-7781
We get your carpet clean as Crystal Guaranteed!
Is your carpet being abused?
Did you know your carpet came from the factory protected with tender loving care? Years ago, carpet manufacturers learned a very valuable lesson about carpet protection. They found if they applied carpet protector to the carpet during the manufacturing process, it would help the carpet last longer, resist soil and stains, and protect it from premature wear. So, what did they do? They started applying carpet protector to the carpet right there at the carpet mill.
How does carpet protector really work?
Carpet protector works much like the wax does on your car. Wax repels water,
Dirt, staining from road tar, damaging sunlight rays that cause fading, when your carpet is
And more. The wax doesn’t allow these foreign substances to stick to your car or fade the paint. Carpet protector works the same way,
repelling dirt, oil, and stains from sticking to your carpet causing permanent damage. It allows your carpet to look newer longer and last up to twice as long because you will be removing 80% more dirt from your carpet when you vacuum. If dirt can’t stick to the fibers, it won’t stay in your carpet. Removing all that extra dry soil will ensure you are lengthening your flooring investment. After all, it’s not spills or spots that cause permanent damage to your carpet, it’s the dry soil that acts like sandpaper and “grinds away” at the carpet fibers that cause the permanent damage.
How is carpet protector applied?
After cleaning your carpet or upholstery our technicians will mist the protection on the fiber. Then, they’ll use a carpet rake to rake the protector in. This step aids in pulling the protector down deep into the fibers and to distribute it more evenly. This allows the protector to penetrate all the way down to the base of the fiber to help protect from larger spills.
Keep your carpet looking new,
fresh, and beautiful with
Does protector make my carpet and upholstery stain proof?
Protector isn’t a “cure all”; it’s a “safety feature”. It’s an invisible protective coating that you can’t see or feel, but it allows you the opportunity to attend to a spill before it penetrates the fiber and cause a permanent stain. No carpet is stain proof, but carpet protector will certainly help keep your carpet and upholstery feeling fresh and looking newer and more beautiful longer. Ask your technician to apply protector today. You’ll love the results.
Call us TODAY to schedule “the most thorough cleaning you’ve ever seen”
Crystal Carpet Cleaners
1651 Keyway rd, Englewood Fl 34223
474-9407 or 485-7781
My Pet Did What? Pet Stains & Odor
Run Spot Run - Urine Spots
What should you do when your pet “goes on the carpet”? Are puppy puddles putting you in a particular predicament? Well, not to worry, that’s what we are here for.
First of all, if you have a pet that is prone to urinate on the carpet, take a quick walk through your home each day when you get home. The quicker you get to a pet stain the better.
Some technical tips on urine: When urine is first excreted, it is on the acid side of the pH scale and very easily removed. Within hours of being exposed to oxygen it turns to an alkaline pH. When this happens it will continue to increase in alkalinity to the point of becoming practically ammonia. This explains the ammonia like odor.
At this stage it dramatically affects the dye structure of the carpet.
To clean the urine spot: Mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts water and clean with a white terry towel. If you have a small extraction machine, it would be ideal to use it. DO NOT USE OVER THE COUNTER SPOT REMOVERS OR ALL PURPOSE CLEANERS ON URINE! YOU MAY SET THE SPOT PERMANENTLY! IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE REMOVING IT, CALL US.
Crystal Carpet & Tile Cleaners
474-9407 – 485-7781
Bill Colantuono owner
Designing your home is a big task you should not take lightly
Too much tile flooring can increase the sound waves bouncing around the rooms and even mess up your music and communications.Tile even with it's benefits of easy cleanup think about your main entertainment room in terms of enhancing the enjoyment of your listening experience. Use area rugs to absorb the echo and create a warm cozy feeling, also the density of the rug will have a effect on the sound. Wool is a great choice for it's durability and longevity. Use your flooring wisely to create the perfect room and don't worry so much about what cleans the easiest that is what we are here for, we will put the sparkle back into your furnishings!
An Oriental rug is a purchase for a lifetime and when properly maintained will last for generations. A professional washing is recommended every three to six years to keep your rug clean. Depending upon the location and traffic your rug is subject to it should be rotated from every six months to two years to insure even wear. Vacuuming is recommended on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fibers. Be careful not to vacuum the fringe. Padding is suggested under the carpet. This helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage. A professional Oriental rug cleaner should be the first choice for cleaning your rug because they have the materials and experience. But since there may not be someone near where you live here are some suggestions for caring for your rug:
Stain Removal Procedure
It is always best to attack spills and stains immediately. When a spill occurs dilute with plenty of water. Blot from the edge of the spill toward the center to prevent spreading or causing the "ring" when using solvents. Do not rub the area. For a solid spill take a spoon and scoop-up carefully. On old, dry, or stubborn stains; saturate, blot, and brush. Repeat this operation as often as necessary to remove the stain completely.
Stain Removal Kit
Clean cloths/sponges, clothes brush, mild detergent (no bleaches or alkalies), white vinegar, dry cleaning fluid, weak ammonia (7% solution), alcohol, glycerin.
How to Clean Stains
Work quickly while blotting up spill with paper towels. DO NOT RUB.
Apply proper antidote(s) with a clean, dry cloth, always working from edge to center of stain. DO NOT SOAK.
Pat with paper towels or cotton towel; dry with fan or hair blower.
Restore pile with clothes brush.
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www.tilecarpetcleaningvenice.com Phone 485-7781
A Common Advertising trick used by Bait and Switch carpet Cleaners Goes Something like this;
Don't fall for it.
Tell Mel: Lee County carpet cleaner resorts to trick
Melanie Payne • firstname.lastname@example.org • April 16
Marian Dragonette thought the coupons she found for carpet cleaning were a good deal. Horizon Cleaning Service advertised steam cleaning of five carpeted rooms for $34.75 and any size room for $6.95 with a two-room minimum.
Dragonette called the company and asked how much it would cost to clean four rooms and a small rug.
She was quoted a price of $36.
Dragonette called back twice to be sure because, she said, the price seemed too good to be true.
I know, this story should stop right here. Dragonette should have hung up the phone and called another company. Because when something sounds too good to be true, it’s almost always a lie.
Instead, Dragonette arranged to have her carpets cleaned on a morning when her husband was out doing volunteer work.
Two men arrived at her home off McGregor Boulevard. One did the cleaning and; the other said he was there “to learn.”
He got an education, all right. Because after cleaning the living room carpet, the technician (Nick was the name on the receipt) told Dragonette she needed to pay $375 to get all the carpets cleaned.
“I said, ‘Wait a minute, I called three times and she said it would be $36,’” Dragonette told him.
Nick responded: “No. No. I had to do a deep scrubbing.”
Dragonette said she didn’t need or request a deep scrubbing. The couple don’t have pets or children in the house and the carpets aren’t soiled.
Dragonette, 84 and alone with two strangers, felt frightened and intimidated.
“I wanted them to leave,” she said. “But I owed them some money because he had cleaned the living room.”
Nick dropped the price to $275, which Dragonette still refused to pay. Finally she agreed to $125.
Then Nick told Dragonette she had to give him $3 cash for gas. Dragonette gave it to him, the men finished the job in less than 30 minutes and left.
I called Horizon, asked for the owner or manager, identified myself as a reporter and spoke to a woman named “C.J.” She wouldn’t give me her last name, and after talking to me, said I couldn’t quote her. So I won’t. I’ll just tell you what she said.
Nick demonstrated the deep scrub method and Dragonette must have said that’s what she wanted, C.J. explained. And, according to C.J., there is a trip charge of $2.95 for gas when a technician makes a trip to a house.
Bill Labus, the manager of M&M Carpet Cleaners in Cape Coral, didn’t have a problem giving me his name, or the name of the company owner, Jeff Bramwell, when I called to ask how much it costs to clean four rooms of carpet.
He estimated between $85 to $135, depending on how soiled the carpets are.
Labus said he has seen companies advertise for a lot cheaper, but they can’t do a good job for that price.
Bramwell has been cleaning carpets in Lee and Collier counties since the 1970s, Labus said.
“The only reason he’s been in business that long is he’s fair to people and (does) a good job,” he said.
So here’s my advice: Beware of companies advertising low-ball prices. They are using the ad to get a salesman into your home so he can trick, cajole or pressure you into spending more money.
And even if you get them to stick to the price, you won’t be satisfied with the service.
Either way, you’re going to lose.
Stay with a trusted Company, Call Crystal Carpet And Tile Cleaners 485-7781
Owner and founder of Crystal Carpet and Tile Cleaners for over 30+ years