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Monday, October 31, 2016

Are You Making these Cleaning Mistakes?

If you’re someone who rushes the cleaning process in your home, you’re not alone. Even when you’re lounging around at home on a Sunday afternoon, nobody wants to get out vacuum and start going around the house. But if we don’t, then our homes will look disastrous.

We hate to admit, but there are several mistakes many of us make while cleaning. Here are a few to avoid:


1. Facing utensils in the same direction
When washing your utensils in the dishwasher, avoid facing them upwards or downwards in the same direction to prevent a complete cleaning.

2. Spraying cleaner on the surface
Instead of spraying your cleaner directly on the surface, apply the formula to a cloth and wipe down until it requires less solution. This cuts build up.

3. Washing windows in the sun
You might feel more inspired to clean on a sunny day, but did you know that cleaning windows when it's sunny and warm can result in streaks on window panes? Wait until a more overcast day for better results.

4. Wiping carpet stains
Scrubbing stains, be it urine, wine, or coffee, isn’t an effective way to get rid of the mess - in fact, it can make matters worse. Try this: as soon as you see the stain, use a cloth or dry towel and blot. Repeat until the stain dissolves and let air dry.

5. Vacuuming pet fur without attachments
Are you using your standard vacuum parts to pick up pet fur? That will only blow it away! First, collect any visible fur into a pile using a broom, then use the necessary nozzles on your vacuum to suck up the rest of the fur.

Whether your carpet is covered in coffee or pet hair, Triple S has what you need to make them look Clean Fresh and Bright again!  We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience in carpet, upholstery, tile, grout, and other types of cleaning services.

We have three main plant locations:

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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Spotless Floors for Winter

Between nasty weather, stuffy heat, and heavy foot traffic, your floors are bound to take a beating during the winter months. That’s why it’s crucial to keep a consistent cleaning schedule - even if it means taking five minutes out of your weekend afternoon to vacuum. What are the rules of achieving spotless floors for winter? We’ve got your secrets:


Vacuum vents
If you have baseboard heating in your home, take a moment to vacuum before turning on the heat if you haven’t already. They can accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. Which ultimately will get blown around. The most you keep up with this throughout the season, the cleaner your floors will be.

Deep clean floors
From snow to salt to dirt, your floors can get pretty filthy in the winter. Use a sunday morning to scrub your floors and vacuum.

Call a professional
What you really need is a professional cleaning to get rid of those tough stains vacuums and other methods just can’t fix. A professional carpet, tile, and hardwood cleaner has the tools and experience.

For the cleanest floors, call the textile experts at Triple S! We have what you need to help you make your carpet, tile, and other textiles look Clean, Fresh, & Bright again! Triple S is 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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

5 Ways to Get Creative With Rugs

Choosing the right rug is tricky when all things are considered - placement, foot traffic, and style preference. Sometimes these options are so similar that it makes the decision that much more challenging. So think outside the box with these 5 ways you can spruce up your space with rugs:


Make an entrance
Roll out the runner so you’re not slipping when you walk inside the door. Even if you don’t have a large entrance area, choose a considerate sized rug to prevent further damage to the floor below and catch dirt at the door.


Add layer
Layer on the rugs! We mean it. This approach will cozy up your home in winter and add dimension to your space, creating a stronger visual interest and inviting more colors and textures into your home.


Go high pile shag
What do you know - shag rugs are back! They work well on wood floors and can be switched up with a low pile rug if you live in a multi-climate environment. Don’t be afraid to pile on the texture.


Go circular
We usually think about rectangular shapes when it comes to rugs, but who says you can’t try something outside the box? Literally. Try three circular rugs layered on top of one another to tailor your floor coverage and fit your unique layout.


Choose multicolor
A multi colored rug can help you disguise stains when they occur. Whether it be wine, chocolate, or tomato sauce from your child’s birthday celebration, a rug with multi colored flecks in it act as a beautiful distraction from the small mess.


But as beautiful as your rug is, we highly recommend a professional cleaning for any mess (even if you can’t see it). 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, October 21, 2016

Are You Cleaning Your Vacuum Right?

Like any other household appliance, we owe it to our vacuums to keep them clean. The more we use them, the more filthy they become. And while it’s easy to forget to clean our vacuums properly, taking just a few minutes to follow these 3 steps can save you from having to purchase a new one:


Step 1: Remove Dirt
One of the biggest mistake you can make is forgetting to clean the dirt container and bag. Remove the bag, empty out the dirt, and replace or rinse and put back in place.

Step 2: Check Filter
You filter needs to be cleaned often, depending on how often you vacuum. Be sure to read the manual that came with your vacuum and either clean or replace the filter periodically.

Step 3: Clean Parts
From the brush roll beneath your vacuum to your extension tubes, you will need to get rid of the dust and dirt inside. Wipe them down with a damp cloth and let them dry after cleaning with a mix of warm water and dish soap.

If vacuuming isn’t giving you the clean results you desire, turn to Triple S! We have the necessary training and experience to safely and effectively clean your rugs, carpet, and upholstery.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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Best Dog Hair Removal Tips

Calling all dog lovers - does your furry friend shed all over your home? Do you find clumps of fur over your carpet and upholstery? If you know the feeling well, then you know it can be a nightmare keeping up with the mess (but not impossible). Here are a few friendly dog hair removal tips you can easily do even as you rush out the door.


Buy a lint roller
Many of you already have these. If not, then stop at your local grocery or pet store while you’re on the road. The adhesive is made for easy dust, pet hair, and dandruff removal. Sometimes we feel rushed in the process, but if you roll over your fabric in slow strokes, you’ll have better success at removing what your pet leaves behind.

Use velcro

If that doesn’t work, try a velcro pet hair removal tool such as the Evercare Magik Brush. This product has been around since the 50s. It works on most materials including cloth, upholstery, carpeting, drapes, and bedspreads. It is fully reusable without the need for refills. Plus, it’s easy to clean! Brush over your upholstery and carpets right before bed or first thing in the morning to keep up with your ever-shedding furry companion.

Vacuum regularly
For best results, use an upright vacuum cleaner regularly. It doesn’t have to be every day, but every few days is perfectly suitable for keeping pet hair and dander at bay. Because dogs tend to shed most in spring and fall, now is the perfect time to purchase a new vacuum if yours is out of service or isn’t getting the job done right!

Need a bigger cleaning? Contact the textile experts at Triple S. We have the high-quality tools and expertise to keep your carpets, upholstery, and draperies Clean, Fresh, & Bright! We also love pets just as much as we love cleaning!

Triple S is 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 13, 2016

Prep Backyard For Cold Weather

The temps are slowly dropping, which means winter is on its merry way! Is your outdoor space ready for the ice and snow? From prepping your lawn to keeping your deck clear, here are the important tasks you’ll need to complete before this season is over:


Sweep
Autumn brings cool weather and lots and lots of leaves. You may also experience a few tropical storms around this time of year, which leads us to this tip: sweeping. Sweep the leaves, sweep the debris, sweep anything that could get stuck under the snow (because we all know what lies ahead). Repeat as needed to keep your deck or patio clear of any obstructions.

Disconnect hoses
Prevent your pipes from freezing by disconnecting your outdoor hose. When you forget to disconnected this hose for winter,  the water that remains within will freeze and almost certainly cause the lining to crack. If you have a control nozzle on your hose and freezing occurs, the ice will put pressure on the pipes connected to the house and result in an entire home plumbing problem. We say be safe and disconnect now.

Trim lawn
Now is your final chance! Make sure you fertilize and mow the lawn before the first freeze of the season. Rake away dead leaves that fall and cut your lawn, leaving just about 2 inches. The last thing you want to do is worry about mold and tall grass popping up through the snow which accumulates on your lawn all winter long.

Store cushions
Protect your outdoor furniture by storing umbrellas, chairs, and patio cushions. Some professional cleaning plants will even pick up your cushions, store, clean, and return to you next season so that bad weather doesn’t get the best of them.

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Decorating With Royal Blue

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a tedious process. The decision depends upon many elements such as style, space, and design preference. But if the choice has your head spinning, we know one color that is sure to be a perfect fit:


Calming
Psychologically, blue is a refreshing, calming color, perfect for your home. But many different shades of blue convey different themes and emotions. For example, royal blue reminds us of the evening sky while light blue reminds us of the ocean waves.

Bold
Blue is a bold color, but it pairs perfectly with neutrals such as tan, beige, white, and ivory. Add a splash to your space with pillows and an area rug, paired with complementary hues such as orange and yellow.

Timeless
The best part about blue is its timelessness. Blue goes with any style and any season. Royal blue suites the winter months perfectly. Add it to your modern, traditional, or contemporary home. 

A few ways you can incorporate blue into your room are:
  • Pairing it with soft white fabrics
  • Add it to your nautical themed home
  • Make it the color of your patterned tile, fabrics, and rugs to create a Moroccan style
  • Dedicate one wall in your powder room for an accent wall
Breathe new life into your home with blue accents! For more expert design tips, please contact us at DUC Interiors - a division of Triple S. With over 50 years of experience we are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright throughout the season!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Grout Cleaning Secrets

Grout is a fundamental part of the tile in your bathroom and kitchen, but oftentimes keeping it clean is overlooked. Keeping your grout clean helps the overall appearance of your space and improves the presence of your home.

With constant foot traffic, use of commercial cleaners, and moisture, your grout takes a beating. But here’s how you can beat it back:


Sealing
Keeping your grout clean sometimes means resealing it to perfection. Lots of dirt and dust effect the color of your grout, which is wear a professional grout and tile cleaning company can come in and renew the old!

Cleaners
Sometimes all you need is an everyday cleaner. When it comes to grout between your backsplash for instance, a pH neutral, streak free cleaner is easy to use and can restore the beauty of your grout.

Bonus tip: When scrubbing grout yourself, use an unused toothbrush. The brussels are fine enough to get between your tile and the handle will make it easier to handle!

At Triple S, we can make your tile and grout look new again with professional cleaning and sealing! We use top notch cleaning solutions and machinery to deep clean and rinse away residue. Plus, we give you a free bottle of our famous Balance Neutral PH Cleaner for easy, everyday use. To learn more about our grout and tile cleaning services, visit us on the web.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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