Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
SPRING CLEANING are two words that are either music to your ears or two words that make you want to jump in bed, hide under the covers, and not leave for a good while.
Spring is a time where we throw away the short days of winter and welcome in the longer, sunnier, happier days.
It is time to store away those winter boots– the same winter boots that have
been walking all over your beautiful floors all season long through the dirty and cold months of winter.
Winter not only pummels the outdoors, but mud, dirt, and various other substances are tracked all over your home, leaving a mess on your floors.
With spring comes everyone’s favorite springtime activity– spring cleaning. Yikes!
Spring is the perfect time to get your carpets into shape!
All of the yuck that comes with winter can cause a real beating on your carpets. Just as your house needs a bit of airing out after the winter, so does your carpet.
Whether you have stains that have resurfaced from holiday parties or if your cute pup has tracked in all the mud from the backyard into your home, a good ol’ professional carpet cleaning from Bolden’s will get rid of those stains so you can enjoy the inside of your home just as much as you will enjoy the warm sunshine outside!
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Can We “Spring Forward” At a Better Time
“Why can’t daylight saving time happen on a Friday at 4 pm?”
Wouldn’t it be great to be dragging through work on a Friday only to look up and see that you have sprung forward an hour and get to leave? Where was this speaker when Ben Franklin was inventing daylight saving time?
The tradition of spring cleaning is a popular and effective way to refresh your home after the long winter months, but how often do you think to include your HVAC system in this process?
Signs you need duct cleaning –
Since duct cleaning is not necessary every year, it is a clever idea to keep track of your home and the performance of your HVAC system to determine when this service might be necessary.
One of the top signs that your ducts may have developed significant buildup is excessive dust around the home; you may notice that dust reappears quickly after cleaning or see small puffs of dust emanating from air registers when your HVAC system activates.
Other signs your home may benefit from duct cleaning include a worsening of allergies or asthma in affected family members—if you replace your furnace filter regularly but are still experiencing poor indoor air quality that affects health and comfort at home, the source of the problem may be dirt, dust, pollen, mold, or animal dander accumulation inside your ducts.
Finally, if you have been experiencing poor heating and cooling, low levels of air circulation, or an increased number of HVAC repairs, it is worth scheduling a duct inspection with your HVAC service to determine whether dirty ducts could be contributing to these problems.
Benefits of Duct Cleaning:
- Increase Efficiency
- Extended Dryer Life
- Prevent Fire
- Save Time
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning:
- Energy Cost Savings
- Extended Furnace Life
- Reduce Health Risks
- Cleaner Air / Home
Proper Floor Care Cleaning Advice from our flooring department:
SAY NO TO THE STEAM MOP…
- Engineered Harwood – is held together with glue so the steam overtime can affect the hold of the adhesive used on the tongue and groove.
- Solid hardwood – is more capable of enduring the steam mop if it is finished but NEVER use one on an unfished solid hardwood. With that being said overuse can cause warping with some species.
- All flooring being held down with an adhesive is a NO! It is like the same concept of the glue with the Engineered Hardwood.
- Vinyl Plank – most manufactures specifically state do NOT use steam mops for cleaning now. The layers of flooring are held together with different forms of adhesive. Always follow your flooring manufacture’s guidelines for care and maintenance.
- Laminate – just do not do it! Other than a water damage, the quickest way to ruin a laminate floor will be steam mops. They cause topical water damage you all have seen.
When to use – Beater Bar VS Rotating Roller Brush:
Beater Bar- A beater bar is a smoothly contoured metal agitator bar that is fixed to the rotating brush rolls in addition to the bristle brushes.
- Must have for homes with pets
- Ideal for cut pile low to medium height
- Will damage delicate fibers, certain rugs, hard surface like hardwoods, laminates and LVP’s
- Rotating Roller brush (mostly uses suction) – traditional vacuum * Best to use for Berbers, loops, delicate fibers, rugs
Best to use on hard surfaces like hardwood, laminates, LVP’s
If your home is combinate of both type of flooring, consider purchasing a sweeper that allows you to turn the Beater bar on and off for distinct types of flooring through the home. Refer to owner’s manual online if the beater bar can be turned off. Most refer to it as the hard surface setting.