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Is It Worth It? The Benefits Of Scotchgard

interior-design-332210_640We receive many questions about Scotchgard and what the benefits are to using it on your carpeting and upholstery.  This month, we are excited to share with you what we consider, are the major benefits of using Scotchgard.

Scotchgard FAQs:

What exactly is Scotchgard?

Scotchgard is a liquid teflon plastic which is diluted.  It is applied to carpets and upholstery after the cleaning process while carpets are still wet. Once the product is set, it acts as a barrier, helping to protect carpets and fabrics from soils.  Scotchgard is considered to be “set” when the carpet is dry.  It is best to wait until the carpet is dry before you walk on it.

So, does it really work?

The short answer is YES, it works as a fantastic soil retardant.  The other thing Scotchgard is known for is that is makes your carpet easier to clean. 

What does Scotchgard protect against?

Scotchgard can protect your carpeting, fabric and upholstery from things like soft drinks, coffee, foot traffic, pet accidents and normal wear and tear.

sofa-186633_640How often does Scotchgard need to be re-applied?

Since the product sits on top of fibers, it will need to be re-applied periodically.  How often you re-apply will determine the amount of traffic and wear and tear your carpeting receives.  For best results, we recommend that Scotchgard be re-applied every 6-12 months.

Curious about treating your carpeting, fabrics and upholstery with Scotchgard?  Give us a call and we will give you a FREE quote.  Call us today:  Call us today:  727-364-5158


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Myths and Facts About Grout & Grout Sealers

15781215_1326633247389119_2974952971560849804_nLet’s make 2017 the year you have the best looking tile and grout ever!  No more dull, dingy, ho hum tile and grout.  Lets go for for sparkle!

Let’s play a little “Truth or Myth”:  Test yourself to see if you measure up when it comes to tile and grout sparkle.

Truth or Myth

Once you apply grout sealer to your tile, you no longer need to worry about your grout becoming stained or spotted ever again.

Myth!  Although grout sealer creates a protective barrier against water and dirt it still requires regular cleaning.  Regular cleaning will extend the life of your grout.

Truth or Myth

It is recommended to get your grout steam cleaned and re-sealed at least once a year.

True! Depending on the wear and tear your grout is exposed to, it is recommended that your grout is steam cleaned once a year and resealed to keep tile looking its best.

ccs-wednesday-9-14-16Truth or Myth

Sealing grout helps to protect flooring from water based and oil based stains.

True! But in order for sealant to do its job, you have to do yours too!  Clean spills and mop floors and tiles on a regular basis to keep them looking their best. 

Truth or Myth

Do not use ammonia or vinegar as cleaning agents for your tile and grout.

True! These are acidic in nature and can break down the sealant can discolor the grout.

Truth or Myth

Grout sealers act as a “stain proofing” solution to spills.

Myth!  Grout sealants are designed to create a stain resistant barrier to help protect against stains.  When a spill occurs, react fast and clean it up before the spill can settle or be absorbed into porous surfaces.

Truth or Myth

Grout sealant is a great alternative to mopping floors because it protects the grout from stains. 

Myth! In order for your tile and grout to continue looking its best, it is important to regularly clean your flooring and shower tile.  The best way to clean your tile floor is to vacuum up any surface dirt.  Wash the floors with a mild detergent mixture and a soft rag or chamois.  Try tile floors with a clean, soft towel to prevent falls and streaking.

Do you have questions about grout sealing and how it can extend the life of your tile?  Contact us today for a FREE estimate: Call us today:  727-364-5158


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Carpet Spots and Stains – Are they the same?

ccs-wednesday-12-14-16-canvaOften times, people use the words spots and stains interchangeably when actually, they are very different.  Curious about the differences?  Read on!

SPOTS:

Typically, a spot is something that is spilled onto carpeting that can easily be cleaned up and does not chemically bond to carpet fibers.  Spots do not have the ability to cause permanent damage.  For the most part spots are easy to see and organic in nature.  In most cases, a spot can be easily vacuumed up or cleaned up through blotting and other carpet cleaning techniques. 

EXAMPLE:  Think food spills, dirt and debris brought in from traffic.

STAINS:

These are spills that have a larger, more devastating impact on the carpet.  Stains will permanently damage or change the carpet.  Most of the time, stains can be hard to see, especially if they are oil based. Initially, stains may look like a spot, dirt or dust that needs to be cleaned up with a vacuum.  What is difficult to see however is that the dirt and dust is actually clinging to the stain.  Once the dirt is cleaned up, the stain is more visible, you will actually see the change in carpet color, a color change that cannot be reversed.

EXAMPLE:  Think devastating spills, like bleach. 

Confused as to what you are seeing is really a spot or a stain? Keep this in mind…

The best way to tell if the soiled carpet is a spot or a stain is to determine if the tint or hue of the carpeting has changed.  If the carpet’s hue or color has changed, it is a stain.  If it changes the color of the carpeting like coffee or wine would, and can be removed, it is probably a spot.


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What is Carpet Buckle and How Can I Fix It?

CCS 7 15 15 canvaThe following may have happened to you or someone you know!  You anticipate the BIG day!  The day you scheduled to get your carpets cleaned.  You wait in anticipation because you know the end result will be a pristine, fresh smelling, clean floor you can proudly wiggle your toes in!  After the carpet cleaning service leaves, you notice something a little off.  A bump or ripple appears in your carpeting.  After closer inspection, you realize your carpeting is buckling!

HOW and WHY Does this Happen?

When carpeting ages and experiences wear and tear (especially in high traffic areas) the padding under the carpet begins to fall apart and disintegrate.  When the padding begins to fall apart, the carpeting begins to stretch in the area where the padding was present.  Now add cleaning solutions, water and the movement of the carpet cleaning machine to the situation.  The carpet begins to stretch even more. 

HOW Do I Fix It?

CCS 8 5 15There are a couple of remedies and precautions you can take to fix or avoid buckling after cleaning.

  • Prevent this from happening by opting for a low-moisture method of cleaning like encapsulation cleaning technology offered by Complete Care Systems.
  • Letting the carpet complete dry will allow for the carpet to shrink. 
  • Make sure the carpet is completely dry before you allow anyone to walk on it
  • If the carpet is still showing a buckle or the buckle begins to grow, it may be time to have your carpet stretched and re-installed to compensate for the buckle.

If you have questions about the best cleaning method for your carpeting, give us a call!  We would love to help you make your carpets look amazing and extend their life.  We also offer FREE estimates.  Call us today:  727-364-5158


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The Holidays Are Coming!!!

The Holidays Are Coming!  The Holidays Are Coming! 

Are Your Floors Holiday Ready?

We are on countdown to Thanksgiving and then the festivities that follow leading up to New Year’s Eve!  Are your floors Holiday ready?  We can help you get everything in order!

A Carpet Of Your Dreams!

ccs-wednesday-10-19-2016-canvaSave time this busy holiday season with our Encapsulation (low moisture) cleaning process.  Did you know that this type of cleaning service allows your carpets to be cleaned with a minimal dry time?  It’s true!  After your carpets are cleaned using this system, they will be dry within 1 to 3 hours.  This process is 2 to 3 times faster than steam cleaning.

Benefits of this type of carpet cleaning includes:

  • Stain and spot removal
  • Reducing the chance of stains
  • Helps to repel dirt and staining

Tile and Grout

Every homeowner (and business owner) knows that regular mopping, home tile cleaners and home grout cleaning methods just don’t do the trick, especially when stubborn dirt has settled!  Complete Care Systems has just the fix!  We use a specialized cleaning solutions and vacuum power to remove the dirt that homeowners are unable to.  We complete the job with a high pressured rinse to give extra sparkle.  After cleaning, we use a penetrating sealer to protect grout against mildew and staining for up to 2 years!

Upholstery Cleaning

CCS Wednesday 4 20 16 CanvaKeep your favorite sofas and chairs clean and help them last longer with upholstery cleaning through Complete Care Systems!  With over 15 years of experience, we clean all types of furniture from microfiber to leather.  Our unique low moisture upholstery cleaning system will remove stains, odors and deep soil. 

With the holidays just around the corner and company coming, it’s time to banish stains, remove odor and get your carpeting, upholstery, tile and grout looking its best.

Contact us now before our holiday cleaning schedule is booked.  Book Now By Calling: 727-364-5158

Here’s what our customers have to say…

Joe cleaned my old tile and brought back the color of the grout.  He was amazing!  My floor looked as good as the day it was installed!  ~ P. Liston, Trinity, 

When Joe arrived, he confirmed the quote we received without adding any “hidden fees” then began working promptly.  The newly cleaned carpet color was so fresh and so much brighter.  N. Ridge, Clearwater

Excellent!  I couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality of service and exceptional value.  Joe was timely, professional, and very honest.  ~ L. Matheson, Trinity


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The Essential Holiday Home Checklist

The Essential Holiday Home Checklist

The Holidays are fast approaching, before you know it they will be here!  There are lots of things you can do before they arrive to minimize stress and make them memorable for all the right reasons.

Use our Essential Holiday Home Checklist to help you get your home in order, deep cleaned and odors gone!

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Download a printable copy HERE


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Complete Care Systems Now Offers Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning!

CCS Wednesday 8 10 16 Canva (1)This month was an exciting month for Complete Care Systems as we welcomed a NEW and exciting service to our business.  Effective during the month of August 2016, Complete Care Systems now offers hot water extraction carpet cleaning.

Let’s face it, carpets can take a beating.  Regardless of whether the carpeting is in your home or business, it can come in contact with soils, dirt, stains, dust mites, bacteria, pet dander, grease and the list goes on.

Great news!  Complete Care Systems can power out all the dirt and grime!  AND…we have more than one way to do it!

 

Our Methods:

Low Moisture Encapsulation Cleaning:  

This method of cleaning uses low moisture.  So low that each gallon of diluted detergent can clean about 300 square feet of carpet.  That means, carpet dries quickly!  In just a couple of hours.

This method of cleaning includes a scrubbing step where a rotary machine scrubs the carpet releasing any soils attached to the carpet fiber and deposits it into the encapsulation solution.  The encapsulation solution is comprised of a crystalizing polymer that “encapsulates” the soil.  After the carpet dries, the encapsulated soil can be extracted during the vacuuming process.

Benefits:

  • Fast cleaning rates of 2,000 to 3,000 square feet per hour can be accomplished
  • Carpet dries quickly
  • Wicking and recurring stains can be eliminated
  • Carpets stay cleaner over a longer period of time
  • Extends the life of the carpet
  • There is no sticky detergent residue that can attract soil is left behind
  • The encapsulation polymer detergent resists soil
  • Environmentally friendly

Hot Water Extraction Cleaning:
CCS Wednesday 8 17 16This method has the ability to flush a large amount of water through the carpet, making it a very effective way to rinse carpeting.

This type of carpet cleaning injects water through the carpeting using spray jets.  Immediately following the spray process, the water is effectively removed through vacuuming.  To make the process even more effective, a powerful spray detergent is applied first.  Add in some agitation and you have powerful cleansing system.  After the carpeting as been cleaned with detergent, the carpet is then rinsed by using hot water extraction.

 

Benefits:

  • The large volume of water used in hot water extraction makes it possible to remove a large amount of soil
  • Provides a deeper cleaning due to the water injection process it uses
  • The power of the water injection effectively removes debris, odor, soil and germs

In some instances it is suggested that carpet cleanings should alternate between hot water extraction and encapsulation carpet cleaning.  This type of protocol provides the most thorough cleaning process.  The encapsulation cleaning process removed the sticky detergent residue left behind by the hot water extraction process.

If you have questions about the best cleaning method for your carpeting, give us a call!  We would love to help you make your carpets look amazing and extend their life.  We also offer FREE estimates.  Call us today:  727-364-5158