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Monday, September 18, 2017

4 Tips To Get Your Carpet Ready For The Fall

Spring cleaning is popular, but tidying up your space during the Fall is just as important. This season is more than likely to bring in dirt, moisture, and debris from outside — and your floors will probably take the brunt of it. Here are four ways to get your carpet ready for the autumn season ahead!

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Deep Clean
It’s time to prepare for the increase in filthy foot traffic, bad weather, and the plant debris that the fall season brings. So give your carpets a nice deep cleaning! Besides, your carpets should be getting professionally cleaned twice a year to help them look newer and last longer anyway.

Adjust Your Furniture
It’s wise to move your furniture around every once in awhile. Moving heavy furniture in a carpeted room helps prevent permanent marks in your floor and a new arrangement will also redirect foot traffic to prevent uneven wear-and-tear.

Use Doormats
There’s no such thing as too many doormats. One of the best ways to prevent excess dirt from entering your home is by having a doormat at every entryway. The outdoor mats should be tough for you to whip off your shoes, while the indoor mats should be a bit longer in length for any leftover dirt and debris to fall off.

Leave Your Shoes at the Door
All those doormats you just placed around your home — it’s a great place to take off your shoes as well! And leave an extra pair of indoor shoes by the mat for you to switch into!

Spring isn’t the only time to get clean! For the freshest carpets, call the textile experts at Triple S! We have the tools and equipment to help you make your carpets and upholstery look Clean, Fresh, & Bright again! We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.

We have three main plant locations:

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

To learn more about how we can help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright, connect with us on social media or visit our website!

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How and When Should You Clean Your Bedspreads?

On average, we spend around a third of our lives on our bedding. That’s 56 hours a week of sweat, dead skin cells (and probably drool, too). So how often should we be washing away one of the most used items in our bedroom? And what’s the best way to do so?

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Loading the washer
  • Sheets and bedspreads need lot of room to clean, so don't overload with too many items in one cycle.
  • Never wrap sheets around the agitator — they will tear and wrinkle.
  • Wash sheets separately to prevent other items from getting tangled or balled up.

Washer setting
  • Cotton sheets ro spreads are safe on any cycle, but check the label just in case!
  • Select the cycle that fits the soil level of the bedding — normal for light soil, heavy duty for stains and heavy soil.
*Be careful — overwashing sheets causes them to wear out faster.

Water Temperature
  • White and light-colored cotton wash well in any water temperature. When the cooler, flu season arrives, we suggest washing them on a hot/warm cycle to help reduce allergens.
  • Prevent dark-colors from fading by using cool water to wash and rinse.

How often should you wash? To keep dirt, dust, and other allergens at bay, you should clean your bedspreads at least once a week! Unless you spill something, you won't have to clean your comforter.

At Triple S, we are dedicated to helping you keep your home spotless and dust-free with our carpet, upholstery, and drapery cleaning! Triple S is a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

To learn more about how we can help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright, connect with us on social media or visit our website!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How To Clean Up Your Vacation Home

It’s hard to say goodbye to our seasonal properties — it's a place you dream of nine months out of the year. And your vacation home misses you too when you’re not there. The place can quickly get dusty, dirty, and in need of repair.

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Before you hit the lights and lock away the key, follow this cleaning checklist to protect your home until next year.

  • Turn off all nonessential utilities.
  • Secure all windows and doors.
  • Turn on your alarm system.
  • Close your storm shutters.
  • Dispose of trash and perishable foods.
  • Adjust your furnace settings for the upcoming season.
  • Bring in your outdoor furniture (or store it with us!).
  • Unplug your appliances and electronics.
  • Request mail-forwarding services.

Consider a semi-annual deep clean for your vacation home as well. A deep clean includes:

  • Washing curtains.
  • Flipping mattresses.
  • Deep-cleaning rugs/carpets.
  • Treating wood surfaces.
  • Steam-cleaning or conditioning furniture.
  • Clean all appliances.

This is a great time to ensure your home is in tip-top shape for next season. If your vacation home is in need of some basic maintenance, call the textile experts at Triple S! We offer several professional cleaning services, including carpet, upholstery, grout, and tile cleaning. We also offer patio and boat cushion storage and cleaning for the winter season!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

To learn more about how we can help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright, connect with us on social media or visit our website!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Backyard In One Weekend

Labor Day is almost here, which means so is the unofficial end of the summer. Although we may not be emotionally prepared, here are five ways you can spruce up your backyard for the holiday weekend!

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1. Decorate with greenery.
Want to add a little flare to your backyard? Mix in some of your favorite potted plants and hanging planters. Adding foliage makes your space feel tropical and lush, and can even give shade to certain areas of your patio.

2. Add a rug.
Outdoor rugs can withstand the high-foot traffic that outdoor parties bring. They are durable, inexpensive, and come in many patterns, colors, and sizes. Plus, they make your space more welcoming!

3. Clean your cushions.
Your patio furniture gets a lot of use throughout the summer. Scrub the cushions thoroughly with some vinegar, detergent, mild soap, and water to give them a fresh look! And if you need further help, you can call the experts at Triple S!

4. Boost your lighting.
When you’re entertaining outside, you don’t want the party to end once the sun goes down. You can add string lights, lanterns, tiki torches, and even a fire pit (which can double as a dessert area as well!). TIP: Make sure you also have small candles or lamps for the tables as well.

No one knows more about patio cushion cleaning than the experts at Triple S! We can help put your mind at ease — give us a call at 1-203-847-8000 and we will send on of our experts to pick up your cushions, clean them, and store them as well! To learn more about this service, click here.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Turn Your Rugs Into Artwork

Rugs aren’t always meant for you to walk on — they also make beautiful statement pieces for your wall! Here's an easy way to transform your area rug into a piece of artwork.


Velcro - Using Velcro to hang your area rug on the wall is the preferred method. Mainly because the Velcro can be used on heavy rugs without causing any damage.

Attach to the rug:
  1. The loop tape of the Velcro stip should be sewn onto the back of your area rug — unless you have an heirloom piece (see step 2)!
  2. If you’re rug is of high-value, place a strip of unbleached muslin or canvas, wider than the Velcro, to prevent any damage to the rug.
  3. Next, stitch the Velcro loop tape to the muslin strip, then sew the muslin to the rug.

Attach to the wall:
  1. Attach the hook tape to a thin,straight piece of wood. Make sure the wood is the same width as your rug.
  2. Mount the piece of wood to the wall and attach the rug by connecting the two Velcro strips.
*For heavier rugs, you can add up to four more strips of wood to help support the weight.

Curtain Rod - If you’re using a curtain rod, use a cotton casing to form a tub where the rod can be inserted to hold the rug. If your rug is valuable, attach a piece of unbleached muslin first to prevent any damage.

At Triple S, we offer professional cleaning services, including rug, carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue

Monday, August 14, 2017

5 Decorating Mistakes You May Be Making (And How To Fix Them)

Are you pairing a three-by-six-foot rug with a standard-sized sofa? Are you lining furniture along your walls, throwing your space off-balance? If so, than you have committed two out of the seven decorating offenses. Here are five more decorating mistakes you may be making, and how to fix them!


1. Choosing a rug that’s too small.

A tiny rug makes a room like fragmented and choppy. To combat this issue, make sure you choose a rug that goes beyond the edges of your furniture.

2. Blocking the sunlight.

Thick drapery is always an option, but if it's keeping the natural light out of your home, it will be a lot less inviting. Hang sheer curtains with light colors instead!

3. Cluttering your walls with graphics.

Graphic grids look great, but having a wall, from floor to ceiling, covered in frames is not pleasing to the eye. Move around your space and only hang pieces at eye-level.

4. Overdoing the sofa pillows.

You don’t need a whole closet filled with pillows to make your couch feel comfy. If anything, that looks messy. Stick to two, statement pillows per couch.

5. Painting each wall white.

Painting your entire home white doesn’t make it larger. Add other natural tones to help bring more life to your space.


At Triple S, we offer professional cleaning services, including rug, carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

4 Things To Do On Sunday For A More Productive Week

Sunday is the new Monday. In other words, from here on out, think of Sunday as the first day of the week. Use Sunday’s as a time to mentally prep for the week ahead instead of simply using the day to take it easy. Here are four ways to help you get started on your new productive week.

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1. Check your inbox. While it’s important to relax and recharge on Sunday, don't disconnect completely! Set a time limit for checking your emails, answering phone calls, dealing with bills, etc.

2. Write a to-do list for the week. Planning and preparing your week ahead of time helps avoid any conflicts or miscommunication in your life. Begin your list with your top priorities and deadlines and refine as need be for efficiency purposes.

3. Clean your house. Clutter and disorder adds unnecessary stress to your life. Clean your house, even one room, and it will help put your mind at ease. We suggest using this time to vacuum your carpets (high-traffic areas should be vacuumed at least once a week!).

4. Meal prep. Not a morning person? Planning out your meals will help you save time and money weekly. Focus on easy, grab-and-go meals to align with the hustle and bustle of your daily routines.

At Triple S, we know how important it is to keep your floors spotless. That is why we offer several professional cleaning services including carpet and grout tile cleaning. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.

We have three main plant locations:

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

Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue