Don’t let dirt and spills make you shy away from that white couch or carpet you always wanted! Summer is the time for crisp colors and designs, but between parties and the kids spending more time outdoors, it may be more difficult to keep the house looking clean and fresh.

Below is your guide to making sure everything in your house stays as white as the first day you bought it:

Upholstery. The best method for cleaning your couches and chairs is to apply fabric protection treatments. It’s designed to prevent everything from spilled glasses of wine to grass stains from settling. As a bonus tip, always remember to test a new stain removal method in a hidden spot before tackling more visible areas. When in doubt, call you local textile specialists to take care of the job!

Towels. It’s easy for your towels to get dirty, even after you wash them. So how do you keep them perfectly white? You should first read the tag on your towels to confirm that it’s safe to use chlorine bleach on them. If the label says yes, then you may proceed, but don’t forget that less is more! Just because your towels are extra dirty, doesn’t mean using more bleach is the answer.

Sheets. There’s no better feeling than falling asleep on plush, white bedding – let’s make sure they look and smell fresh all year round! It may surprise you, but washing white sheets with chlorine bleach is a big no-no. Why? Because when you bleach your bedsheets, you’re ultimately breaking down the fibers, which is the last thing you want to do. Instead, use an oxygen-based stain remover to make them stay bright as new!

Carpets. White carpets look beautiful in a home, but it’s important to take good care of them so they last for years to come. If you spill a drink on your white carpet, take immediate action. And during summer rainstorms, lay out clean mats and take off your shoes at the front door!

Looking for even more ways to keep your white interiors clean all summer long? Call the cleaning specialists at Triple S. And don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest expert tips and industry news! We have three main plant locations:

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