The first official day of spring is this Friday, which means homeowners everywhere will be going on a cleaning spree this weekend! How will you tackle your home’s carpets?

Triple S, Carpet Cleaning

This year, consider deep cleaning them the natural way. If you’re not ready to call a professional, such as Triple S, you can still freshen them up until your next appointment with these few tips:

1. Start with a thorough vacuum. While you probably, and should, vacuum routinely, take advantage of spring cleaning by really getting into those nooks and crannies. If you move other furnishings or decor for their own cleaning, vacuum in in those spots while they’re removed.

2. Check for sneaky stains. If your pet urinates on the carpet or you spill a glass of wine, you’ll know you have to spot clean it. But what about those hidden stains from your kids sticky fingers or the last lick of their ice cream pop that you didn’t know about? Again, while furniture is moved and your doing a little redecorating, keep your eyes open for hidden stains. Try this DIY Stain Remover to tackle them.

3. Create your own carpet freshener. Combine 1 cup of baking soda, 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil, and maybe 1/2 cup of borax to keep pet fleas at bay. Sprinkle this mix onto your carpet and let it sit for just 10-15 minutes before your next vacuum. This makes for a prolonged freshness!

Have some area rugs or tapestries that you’d rather not tag onto the end of your spring cleaning list. Bring them to us or we’ll come pick them up! Triple S has three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue

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