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Mahogany Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tips in Van Nuys

Most home owners buy mahogany hardwood floors for their home due to their elegance, beauty and interesting characteristics. Mahogany hardwood floors are organic making them a great environmentally friendly choice, but being that it's a natural material, it needs specific care to keep it moist and shiny. For professional Hardwood Floor cleaning in Van Nuys premier provider is Heaven's Best; however there are some steps you can take to care for your mahogany hardwood floor until our next visit.

There are some basic things you should do regularly for proper hardwood floor cleaning. Van Nuys residents are already aware of the importance of regular vacuuming. Dirt left on a mahogany hardwood floor acts like sandpaper and wears down the finish over time. Running a hardwood vacuum or an attachment with a brush over your mahogany hardwood floor twice a week will help you keep the look and finish on your floor protected.

Another common way to protect your mahogany floor is to keep out rain water. Make sure your windows are shuttered during storms, and if you have potted plants, make use of water trays to prevent leakage. What many don't know is that furniture polish and hairspray have a harmful effect on mahogany floors. If you ask any professional about Hardwood Floor Cleaning Van Nuys floor cleaners will tell you that the chemicals in these solvents cloud the finish of mahogany hardwood floors leaving them looking dull and lifeless. If you happen to get either on your floors, you can easily counter the effect by wiping the area with a glass cleaner that doesn't contain ammonia.

Contrary to popular belief, not only fabrics can get stained, mahogany floors are equally prone to staining. The most common culprits are:

-      Ink

-      Nail Polish

-      Pet Urine

-      Coffee Cup Circles

-      Gum

-      Water

Each type of stain has a different method that works best, but the best way to assure any type of stain doesn't become permanent is to clean it before the offenders are able to penetrate the floor deeply. For sealed or treated mahogany hardwood floor cleaning, Van Nuys based professionals suggest using a non acidic solution to prevent the need for re-sealing the floor.

A good non wax floor cleaner is a must for every home with mahogany hardwood floors. Pledge commercial strength hardwood floor cleaner is a great choice for a non abrasive, great smelling floor cleaner that healthy for the wood, and easy on the wallet. The cleaner can be used on both finished and unfinished floors simply spray a small amount over the area and clean using a wood floor mop.

Proper maintenance paired with stain prevention is the best method hardwood floor cleaning. Van Nuys residents can attest to the care and dedication Heaven's Best has for its customers, we want your home to be beautiful for years to come and hope our tips help you keep it that way.

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Carpet Cleaning San Fernando Valley Carpet Cleaning Tarzana
Carpet Cleaning Sherman Oaks Carpet Cleaning Van Nuys
Carpet Cleaning Studio City Carpet Cleaning Encino

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Tips for Suede Upholstery Cleaning for Encino Residents and Business

There are so many types of materials in our home, and each has its own set of instructions for cleaning. Your hardwood floors have to be cleaned one way, while the tile in the bathroom has to be cleaned a different way, the same goes for your upholstery. When it comes to upholstery, there is yet another set of complex cleaning options that depend on the type of material used. Suede upholstery cleaning is probably the last on the list since it's the least common fabric used, though on of the most attractive. For the best suede upholstery cleaning, Encino residents are best served by seeking the help of a professional company such as Heaven's Best, but there are some things you can do to keep your suede upholstery clean until the next time we come out.

For proper suede Upholstery Cleaning in Encino residents should really understand what suede is and how it's made. Suede is leather, but made from the under part of the hide. The fibers are carefully raised and buffed to make the material smooth, silky, and velvety to the touch. The best way to care for your Nu Buck upholstery is to prevent soiling, but being that it's made for home use, the need for cleaning will eventually come about.

The best way to keep your suede clean is to use a napping brush on your upholstery. You can find these at any furniture store, or your local variety store in the cleaning section.

A few things to remember when cleaning suede are

•  Rub gently to avoid damaging the nap

•  Rube in all directions since the nap doesn't flow in any particular way

•  Use a dry sponge after cleaning the nap to create an even look

•  Do not use water on suede

•  Always use a water proof agent on your suede to prevent damage

Keep in mind that like leather, suede can dry out and crack, sealing in the moisture with a suede specific sealant is a good way to keep your upholstery looking fresh as well as repelling damage causing stains. Never put petroleum jelly or Vaseline on your suede, it will stain and can't be removed. If any part if your suede upholstery dries out, contact us for professional upholstery cleaning. Encino has many cleaning professionals, but Heaven's Best has the proven know-how to care for your delicate fabrics.

Most cleaning solvents found in stores are labeled for fabrics or leather, even though suede is a type of leather, never use a product that isn't made specifically for suede on your upholstery. Some of these could lead to irreparable damage as well as permanent “wet” marks on your upholstery. We are always here to help, if you have any questions about Upholstery Cleaning Encino based Heaven's Best is only a phone call away.

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Carpet Cleaning San Fernando Valley Carpet Cleaning Tarzana
Carpet Cleaning Sherman Oaks Carpet Cleaning Van Nuys
Carpet Cleaning Studio City Carpet Cleaning Encino

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Deep Area Rug Cleaning Tips in Studio City

Area rugs can bring any room to life and pull all the elements into a cohesive panorama, but when your area rugs are dirty, it has an equally negative effect on the overall look of your home. At least once a year your should get professional Area Rug Cleaning Studio City has an assortment of options for annual cleaning ranging from specialty rug repair shops to in home cleaning providers such as Heaven's Best.

Every rug should get a thorough cleaning at least once a year, and there are many options available for area rug cleaning. Studio City offers everything from specialty rug shops to in home cleaning services like Heaven's Best. There are some basic indicators that let you know if your

area rug needs deep cleaning

·                 If your area rug is heavily matted or sticky

·                 When your area rug has dark spots around the chair settings

·                 If a large amount of dust plumes up when you walk

·                 When the original color of the carpet is no longer clear

A simple way to manage your area rug cleaning, Studio City or otherwise is to follow a few simple steps in between your professional cleanings. Always check your area rug for colorfastness prior to using any type of solution, this prevent carpet disfigurement. If you have smaller area rugs, you can take them outside or in the garage for cleaning, if your area rugs are larger in size, simply move all furniture from the top of the rug for cleaning.

The next step is to vacuum the rug, and apply spot remover to any stains on the rug. If you are shampooing by hand, use a gentle bristle brush that will help loosen the dirt without damaging the fibers. If you are using a machine, make sure to follow any instructions provided for the best possible result. Take care to immediately wipe any surfaces that come in contact with the cleaning solution such as the legs of any end tables, chairs or lamps. Allow your area rugs to dry overnight and then vacuum with the machine set to the proper height to allow for maximum fluffing of the rugs fibers.

If your rugs are hand-made, you will need to pay special attention to your maintenance routine. For professional area rug cleaning in Studio City to go to provider is Heaven's Best for hand-made rugs, but you can also care for these yourself until our next visit. Regular vacuuming is the best way to prevent buildup, but for home deep cleaning, use a mild scent free detergent to shampoo the area rug. Lay the rug out in the sun to dry to avoid mold and odors from accumulating in the fibers.

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Carpet Cleaning Sherman Oaks Carpet Cleaning Van Nuys
Carpet Cleaning Studio City Carpet Cleaning Encino

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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Sherman Oaks Residents

Cleaning your carpet is the easiest way to keep your home looking clean and smelling fresh. Heaven's Best offers a variety of services for carpet cleaning in Sherman Oaks, but in between visits, there are plenty of ways you can keep your carpet spot free.

Stains are the main problems that need to be addressed for carpet cleaning in Sherman Oaks, but did you know that each stain should be cleaned differently? Heaven's Best put together this list to help you target and treat just about every kind of stain, from the mundane to the exotic.

Stained Carpet Cleaning in Sherman Oaks

Blood stains are the most common in residential homes and people with pets or kids are the most prone to this sort of stain. When you first see the blood, you should soak it with a paper towel to absorb as much of the moisture as you can. Don't rub or push the blood into the carpet as this makes the stain harder to remove. Take a small bowl and mix one teaspoon of regular laundry detergent, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and a quart of luke warm water together. Apply the mixture to the stain liberally and allow it to dry completely. After the spot has dried, simply vacuum the area. If needed repeat the process.

Candles are a great addition to any room, but when the wax drops on your carpet, it can be a nightmare to get out. Thankfully there is a very simple solution; take a piece of ice and hold it firmly on the wax, once it hardens, you can simply pull the wax off of the carpet fibers. This also works for chewed gum or other sticky candies. It's best to clean wax stains right away, if the area is walked on, the wax can get broken down and become difficult to remove in one piece. If that happens, simply call Heaven's Best for professional carpet cleaning in Sherman Oaks to restore your carpet to its natural luster. We only do Carpets, we do not do Garage Door Repair Services in Sherman Oaks

Fruit is very healthy, but not so good for your carpet. As with all stains, rapid action is the best way to prevent permanent stains. First pick up the spilled fruit and use an absorbent cloth to soak up the remaining liquid. Mix a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of mild laundry detergent and a drop of white vinegar. Apply the mixture to the spot and allow drying. After it has dried completely, vacuum the area.

Acid stains are the most damaging stains a carpet can get; they ruin the uniformity of your carpet and can't be repaired. Things that can cause acid stains are liquids like pure vinegar, certain cleaning solvents, and drain cleaners. The moment you see any of these spills, liberally douse the area in a solution of club soda or baking soda and water. After diluting, make a mixture of a ten parts clean water and one part ammonia. Put the mixture on the spot and then soak with an absorbent cotton cloth. Take plain water and rinse the area to remove all traces of ammonia and allow drying. Then vacuum the spot.

These are just a few ways to remove stains from your carpet, if you run into any spots that you can't seem to get out, we are happy to offer carpet cleaning in Sherman Oaks, as well as the surrounding areas.

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