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Monday, November 20, 2017

What Triple S is Thankful For

With Thanksgiving only a few short days away, we’ve begun reflecting on the year and what we’re grateful for. We wanted to share with you the top three things on our list that helps our company continue to flourish year after year.

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The Community


We love our Connecticut family! Everyone in Staunton, Norwalk, and Stamford make us so happy to service such a wonderful community.

Our Customers


We are thankful for our customers year-round, but especially during this holiday season. They depend on us to help them and we are forever grateful that they trust and choose us time and time again. Thank you for being there, challenging us, and helping us grow. We wouldn’t be here (almost 55 years later) without all of you!

Our Team


What makes Triple S stand out among the rest in our field is our employees. The people we work with every day are more than just coworkers, we’re family. Our personnel is dedicated to our mission and always delivers top-notch customer service all day. Every person on our team makes every day at Triple S better than the last.

Whether you need a last minute carpet, upholstery, or window treatment cleaning before or you need someone to help fix the mess, give the textile experts at Triple S a call! 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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Homemade and Natural Cleaning Products

You don’t have to spend hours in the cleaning supplies aisle any longer. With only three ingredients (all of which you can find in your pantry), you can clean, disinfect, and remove any stain that hits your home!

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Vinegar


Vinegar can clean almost anything just as well as store-bought cleaners. Mix a solution of equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle. You can use this to clean your bathtub toilet, sink, stove, and even your clothes!

Lemon Juice


Try mixing lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda to make a paste. Then, cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section of the lemon. Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains. But be careful — lemon juice can act as a natural bleach as well.

Baking Soda


Baking soda is actually one of the most versatile cleaners. And it’s also a great deodorizer, too! Place it in your fridge, trash can, or even your smelly sock drawer!

To prevent permanent stains, follow these basic rules for spills and spot removal:

1. Immediately blot up spills.
2. Pretest spot removal formulas in an inconspicuous area of the fabric.
3. Do not overwet. Work with small amounts of formulas and blot frequently.
4. Work from the outer edge toward the center of the stain.
5. Have patience – some stains respond slowly.
6. Remember, haphazard attempts at spot removal may result in indelible stains and/or permanent damage to fabrics.

At Triple S, we offer professional cleaning services, including rug, carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning. We also have our own line of professional cleaning products. 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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

4 Cleaning Mistakes You're Probably Making

We know cleaning your house isn’t at the top of your favorite things to do. But, it’s a necessity — if you want to avoid germ buildup, clutter, and colds that is. Make these four changes to your cleaning routine and we promise you’ll tidy up quickly and more efficiently.

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#1: Putting off Cleaning Jobs


Do you clean all of your dishes right after you’re done cooking or do you leave them all for the next morning — which turns into the next day, and so on.

#2: Starting at the Wrong Spot in a Room


Most of us barely want to clean to begin with. So don’t start in the wrong spot — it’ll double your cleaning time! First, declutter the room, then begin cleaning at the top of the room and work your way down (tip: clean the floor last!).

#3: Using the Wrong Cleaning Products


Read labels carefully and follow the directions for the best results. If you end up using the wrong product, you can end up permanently damaging some of your surfaces. Check out some of our top-of-the-line cleaning products, here.

#4: Using Dirty Cleaning Tools


If you’re using a cleaning tool you haven’t cleaned in quite some time, you could end up doing more harm than good. Kitchen sponges are a breeding ground for bacteria, and you could end up spreading the germs and soil around. Take time to wash cleaning cloths, scrubbing brushes, and vacuum filters between every use.

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Guide To Cleaning Every Possible Halloween Mess


Halloween doesn’t just scary the little kids, it’s also a nightmare for your home! But don’t fear — we have a way for you to undo all the spooky disasters this holiday brought upon your home. Use each of the cleaning agents on the stained area in the order indicated until the stain is removed.


Colored hair spray and makeup: 1, 2, 3
Fake blood: 2, 3, 5
Chocolate: 2, 3, 4, 5
Egg: 2, 3, 5
Food coloring: 2, 3
Soft drinks: 2, 3, 4
Ink: (use alcohol) 1, 2, 3

1. Apply a small amount of dry cleaning solvent or alcohol (available at grocery, drug and hardware stores). Use small amounts to prevent any possible damage to sizing, backings, or stuffing materials. Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid or other flammables.

2. Mix one teaspoonful of white neutral detergent (a mild liquid dishwashing detergent containing no strong alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of lukewarm water.

3. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half cup of water.

4. Mix one-third cup of white household vinegar with two-thirds cup of water.

5. Mix a solution of powdered enzyme laundry detergent following label or box directions. Allow the solution to remain on the stain for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer.
NOTE: Never mix ammonia and bleach during the cleaning operation.

Some stains require special professional care. If the stain is not removed by a prescribed household method, consult a professional cleaner.

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How To Keep Your Home Spotless In The Fall

Our first fall cleaning series was all about getting your carpet ready for the new season. Here are four more tips to get your entire home in tip-top shape during the long, cold months.

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Clean the Furnace


Your furnace works hard during the winter months, which means it accumulates a lot of dust and dirt. Change the filter at least once a month so your furnace blows out clean air (this will also lower your utility bills - win-win!).

Keep the Kitchen Clean



Try and get into the habit of wiping down your countertops and clearing your sink of dirty dishes. Food, sticky hands, and dirty dishes all contribute to the spread of germs in the kitchen (which is also the most used room in your home).

Leave Shoes at the Door



It's time to adopt the no shoes on in the house policy. Keep a bin by your front or rear door to ensure people are following your new house rule. This keeps the dirt and grime from the bottom of your shoes off the floors throughout your home.

Hire Triple S Carpet, Rug, Drapery, & Upholstery Cleaners



In addition to the tips mentioned above, having your carpets, drapery, and upholstery regularly cleaned by a professional can drastically reduce any allergens present in your home. Plus, at Triple S, all of our personnel are IICRC certified technicians that have been thoroughly trained in their professions — providing you with the latest cleaning methods and techniques.


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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How to Properly Store and Maintain Outdoor Furniture

The temps are slowly dropping, which means autumn is in full swing! But is your outdoor space ready for the ice and snow that follows? From prepping your lawn to keeping your deck clear, here are the important tasks you’ll need to complete before this season is over:

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Metal Furniture

  • Wash all surfaces with water and detergent. Scrub and rinse with a hose.
  • Apply a thin, protective coat of car wax to all surfaces.

Wicker Furniture
  • Use a bleach-and-water solution to clean and remove mildew. Rinse with a fine spray from a garden hose and dry thoroughly.
  • Store wicker furniture in a dry place and on blocks to keep it off the floor or ground.

Fabric Cushions and Other Fabrics
  • Wash any cloth or rope materials, like hammocks, with laundry detergent; dry, fold, and store indoors.
  • Clean umbrella fabric with mild detergent. Dry in an open position and store in a closed position.
  • If any patio furniture have removable covers, clean them with a little bleach if the label allows — this will help kill any mildew.
  • Once dried, apply the covers and stack the cushions loosely in a clean, dry space off the floor.

Store your Cushions with Triple S
  • Leave the fabric on the cushions, bring them to one of our THREE locations. Or better yet, we can pick them up and delivery them to you!
  • Our certified staff will thoroughly hand clean, and remove and spills, spots, or stains.
  • We will apply our ProSeal Fabric Protector to help keep fabric water resistant and prevent future stains.
  • Our last step is our Antimicrobial Treatment, which helps inhibit the growth of bacteria and eliminates mildew on face fibers.


Triple S offers seasonal patio and boat cushion cleaning to keep your outdoor furnishings protected for next spring. As part of this service, we will pick up your cushions, clean, store, and return them looking better than ever! To learn more about our free winter storage going on now, visit us on the web.

We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and have three main plant locations:


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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

5 Things You Should Never Vacuum

Your vacuum is the most versatile tool in your cleaning toolbox. While your vacuum can clean up most messes, not everything should get a quick back-and-forth.

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5 Things You Should Never Vacuum

  1. Large pieces of glass.
Big pieces of broken glass can puncture the bag, get lodged in the hose, or scratch up the inside of your vacuum. Use a broom instead!

  1. Fine dust.
Fine dust will clog filters or the vacuum bag right away, and then the machine might begin spewing the dust right back into the air. No thanks!

  1. Wet food (or anything moist).
Vacuum cleaners aren’t designed to pick up anything wet, whether it's soggy cereal, wet pet food, or even a spill. Paper towels get the job done best.

  1. Fireplace ashes.
These ashes trap heat (and are also fine particles) so don’t suck them up as you clean. Let the ashes cool — for four days to be exact — then use a wet/dry vacuum to clean the area.

  1. Coins, paper clips, or other small items.
These items typically get lost in our furniture or on the floor. It may be tempting, but don’t roll over them with your vacuum — they can break pieces inside.

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

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!