Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How To Avoid a Carpet Cleaning Disaster

Stains on your carpet can be an absolute disaster...we know!

But the mess that they cause isn’t always the worst of it. Sometimes, it’s the process that follows — or should we say, your cleaning method.

A dirty spot on your carpet can be temporary if remedied the right way.

Here are a few methods to ensure you avoid any and all hiccups while cleaning your carpet.

Leave The Bleach Alone!

While it may seem like a strong cleaner, bleach can cause irreversible damage to your carpet, and leave entire areas of it discolored forever.

When cleaning your carpet, think of it as clothing-- if you wouldn’t clean your clothes with it, don’t clean your carpet with it.

Assess The Stain Immediately

Depending on the type of stain, it is critical to understand the type of cleaning method you’ll need to move forward with. Did you spill your favorite cocktail? There are specific methods to cleaning that prove much more effective than the ones for a blood stain.

Blot, Don’t Rub!

Paper towels, napkins, and towels are great options for spills and stains. Scrubbing will only spread the stain and force it into areas that may not be reachable.

If The Stain Is Dry, Vacuum First!

Chances are, your vacuum has the reach and cleaning capabilities far superior than using a bit of elbow grease. Applying this type of suction from different angles gives you the possibility of cleaning the stain without having to get on your hands and knees.

Call The Professionals

If your pesky stain won’t come out after a few trials, it might be time to give it a rest and make the call. The professionals will have access to equipment to clean even the toughest blemishes!

At Triple S, we offer professional carpet cleaning services to prevent your favorite piece of home decor from aging! 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, February 23, 2018

Employee Spotlight: Mark Wagner Manager of Maintenance

Companies that don’t have one usually wish that they did.

And companies that do have one usually don’t recognize how indispensable they are. 

We're speaking about those rare individuals who are instinctively good at what they do even without formal training…a true autodidact.
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A rare photo of Mark in a suit & tie!

At Triple S, we are lucky enough to have such a person — and his name is Mark Wagner

Mark has been with the company for 46 years, and considering he's only 62, well…you do the math.

It all began when his school pal, Pete Cavanagh, mentioned that a company named Triple S was looking for some part-time other words, picking up wet rugs.  

But then, he started fixing things...every “thing." From rug repairs to light fixtures, to leaky roofs and to problematic machinery of every kind that we use in our business.

The man is a startling combination of instinct, experience and problem solving that makes him irreplaceable in an organization with as many moving parts as ours.

One day he's installing new counter tops in our kitchen; the next day he's remodeling an office or welding a colleague’s broken flagpole — and in between all of that, he's always on call by and for our technicians. 

While he is licensed as a boiler repair technician and as a welder, the guy has such a nose for fixin’ that there's little he won’t try…invariably with a salubrious outcome.

Mark's Porsche 914
As for Mark's hobbies — he races cars! As a long-time member of the Sports Car Club of America, Mark is often found at Lime Rock, CT racing his 914 Porsche in the company of other aficionados such as Storm Field.

But unlike many of his racing companions, Mark is able to rebuild a carburetor or balance his own wheels!

He’s a one-man pit crew at work and at play... and we’re both lucky and proud to have him on the Triple S team.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Flooring Trends For 2018

Planning to revamp your floors? Here’s a list of the top trends happening in the flooring industry in 2018. A good, thorough cleaning of your floors could also do the trick! Call us to find out more about our cleaning services.

Flooring Trends 2018 | Triple S Carpet Cleaning

Parquet Hardwood

Instead of having your floors horizontal or vertical, parquet floors are solid wood pieces arranged in geometric designs and patterns. This style draws attention to your rich, natural wood.

Bamboo Floors

If you are all about quality, than bamboo floors are for you. In the last 10 years, bamboo floors has evolved into the biggest segments of the wood flooring industry — they provide a fresh and woody look in your home that many people desire.

Recycled Carpet

Recycled carpets are made from regenerated nylon and recycled plastic bottles, and they’re all the rage this year! This eco-friendly nylon is also stain-resistant and can be woven into many different pile designs.

Carpet Tiles

Tile, plus carpet, equals an easy-to-install floor trend we don’t see going away any time soon. You can easily change the look of your room with its design options and it’s a great alternative to traditional, wall-to-wall carpeting.

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!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Why Choose Triple S: Cleaning Services in CT and NY

Are you a homeowner looking to achieve a fresher, brighter home? Do you have old rugs or draperies that need serious cleaning but you're not sure how? You might be considering a call to a professional but you're not sure who to choose. Here's a few good reasons you can count on us at Triple S!

We Have 55 Years Of Experience And Dependability

Whether it be an oriental rug, wall to wall carpet, drapery, valence or so much more, we can handle it. We emphasize green cleaning formulas that contain natural, renewable ingredients to protect human health and our environment without sacrificing quality cleaning. As a Triple S customer you achieve both a beautiful and healthy home.

We Are A Family Business

Run by 1st and 2nd generations, our textile specialists have been around since 1963, and that's not to say we are small in size! Our company, larger than most, has been dedicated to providing textile cleaning services to customers far and near for more than half a century.

We Own And Operate 3 Large Cleaning Plants

With cleaning plants in Stamford, Norwalk and Stratford we are sure to be able to accommodate your needs. With a variety of services, including pickup and deliveries, your Triple S carpet cleaning doesn't make you skip a beat.

We Have A Team Of Highly Trained, Long-Term Employees

Around 35% of our employees have been with us for over 20 years and 70% of our employees have been with us for over 10! What does that mean for you? When we send a cleaning expert to your home you can expert to receive someone with years of experience and a love for what they do.

Ready to get the Triple S clean you deserve? Contact us today at one of our locations or visit our website for more information. For cleaning tips and updates, connect with us on social media!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2018 New Year Specials at Triple S

Have you taken advantage of our 55th Anniversary Sale yet? Today's your day! These offers expire Saturday, March 10th, 2018.

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! Ready to schedule your visit? Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

For cleaning tips and updates, connect with us on social media!

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Triple S Services: Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford CT

With 55 years of experience and three main Connecticut plants, Triple S is dedicated to bringing you a large suite of cleaning services for all textiles. See a brief summary of the main services we offer below:

Rug & Wall-to-Wall Carpet Cleaning

  • Repairs and reweaving.
  • Cleaning at one of our 3 plant locations (directions). We also offer pick-up and delivery services.
  • All types of rug under padding.
  • Fine rug protector.
  • Pet odor removal.
  • Wool treatment, which protects against insects.
  • Deodorizing/Antimicrobial treatment.

Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

  • Professional take-down and re-installation service.
  • On-site cleaning.
  • Alterations, relining and repairs.
  • In-plant cushion cleaning (even boat and patio cushions).
  • On-site mattress cleaning with Microban. Microban will help kill allergy causing germs, odors, mold and mildew.

Carpet Maintenance

  • Steam extraction, rotary brush, rotary steam, bonnet, dry clean systems, and low moisture encapsulation.
  • Construction carpet clean up (thorough vacuuming and spot cleaning).
  • Carpet service, patching, re-stretching and repairs.
  • Carpet protector to guard against spots and spills.
  • Antimicrobial treatment for deodorizing and controlling mold & mildew.
  • Anti-static treatment for carpets.
  • Training your staff to use proper, safe spotting techniques.
  • Carpet saver entrance walk-off mats and anti-fatigue mats.

Grout & Tile Cleaning

  • Cleaning and sealing of grout, tile, marble and similar materials.

Fabric Keeper Program

  • Planned cleaning frequencies for all fabrics and leather.
  • Periodic inspections and spot cleaning.
  • Repairs, restoration and replacement.
  • Emergency on-call service.
  • Avoids  premature, costly replacements.
  • 3 year budget pricing available.

Visit our website for complete details on all cleaning services, spot removal tips and information on our family owned and operated business. Schedule a service here.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3 Tips To Start Removing Clutter

2018 is the year to clear the clutter! Make sense of the chaos that has taken over your home (or office) three small steps at a time.

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1. The First Pile: Garbage
This can consist of broken items, empty boxes, torn clothes, etc. It’s amazing how much you can end up throwing away. If you want, you can even make a game of it with other family members — the person who throws away the most gets dinner, on the loser.

2. The Second Pile: Give Away
If you have a pile of a bunch of “this could come in handy someday” items, get rid of them. Let’s face it, they are just cluttering your home, and can be much more useful to someone else. Pass it along to a family member, friend, or shelter.

3. The Third Pile: Keep
This is going to be the hardest pile to go through. When deciding to keep or get rid of an item, ask yourself this:
  • Has it been used/worn in the last 12 months?
  • Are there any plans to use it in the next 30 days?
  • Would you buy it again?

Once you’ve finished clearing your clutter, you’ll notice a much more relaxing and stress-free feeling in your home. You can also use these tips, and more, for your office! For the freshest carpets, call the textile experts at Triple S!

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!