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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How To Clean Your Patio Cushions

Unless you used our storage services, your outdoor cushions probably spent the winter outside - resulting in some serious wear-and-tear. Instead of buying all new cushions and upholstery, let the professionals at Triple S help restore your patio furniture. We’ll have it back to you just in time for a season of barbecues and backyard parties!

How To Clean Your Patio Cushions | Textile Specialists | CT | Triple S |

Step 1. Pick-Up or Drop-Off
Leave the fabric on your cushions and bring them to one of our three locations (Stamford, Norwalk, or Stratford). Better yet, if you don’t feel like packing up your car and leaving the comforts of your home, give us a call! We offer both pick-up and delivery services.

Step 2. Thorough Inspection
Once we collect your cushions, we will inspect them for mildew, tears, and other signs of damage. Then, we will apply an antimicrobial product to help eliminate and prevent the future growth of bacteria.

Step 3. Professional Cleaning
First, the textile experts at Triple S will test your fabric to make sure they’re using the correct cleaning products on your patio cushions. They’ll then pre-vacuum, pre-condition, and hand spot your cushions in order to restore their beauty!

Step 4. Additional Fabric Protection
We make it easy for you to maintain your fabrics and textiles with our last cleaning step - applying our ProSeal protector. This formula improves fade-resistancy, color vibrancy, and protects against common spills.

For quick, DIY stain removal, follow our spot removal methods and tips.

No one knows more about patio cushion cleaning than the experts at Triple S, so you can count on us to help with this spring cleaning project! 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, March 27, 2017

Tips For Spring Cleaning

From cleaning your tile and grout to purifying the indoor air you breathe, this month, Triple S is focused on helping you create a healthy and happy home environment. And in honor of National Cleaning Week, we have a few more tips to help with your spring cleaning.

Tips For Spring Cleaning | Textile Experts | CT | Triple S |

Keep cleaning supplies within reach. Save time and energy while cleaning by making sure you have easy access to your cleaning supplies. Get them out of your attic or basement and make room in your cabinets or closets.

Work from top to bottom. People often make the mistake of cleaning their floors and then working on the final touches (i.e. cabinets and faucets). However, if you start at the top (walls, windows, ceilings) and end with your floors, you’ll avoid re-cleaning multiple areas.

Use your time wisely. If you clean efficiently, you’ll cut down on your cleaning time. For instance, after spraying a cleaner on your fixtures, take out the trash. When you come back inside, your fixtures should be ready for a good scrubbing.

Carpeting and rugs
Clear out your family - and their clutter - and wash your carpets and rugs (don’t forget to treat the wood underneath your area rugs as well).

Curtains
Most curtain fabrics can be vacuumed with an attachment, spot-cleaned, and steamed. However, lace and sheers should be tossed in the dryer on the delicate cycle with no heat.

Upholstery
Be fabric-specific when spot-cleaning your furniture and check your labels - generally, synthetics are DIY, but natural fibers will need professional cleaning.


If you need help with your spring cleaning, call the textile experts at Triple S - we’ll make the process a breeze! We serve Fairfield County, Greenwich, Cos Cob, and the surrounding regions of Connecticut!  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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Get Rid Of Allergens In Your Home

Are you sneezing more than usual? Allergy season is upon us, which means being outdoors can get uncomfortable. But did you know we’re also exposed to allergen particles inside our homes? Research from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found at least six allergens in more than 50 percent of homes.

Get Rid Of Allergens In Your Home | CT | Triple S |

While it’s impossible to make your house completely allergen-free, there are a few ways to help you breathe easy.

Follow dusting ‘do’s and don'ts.’ Dust mites are the most common trigger of asthma and other allergy symptoms. However, dusting ends up kicking allergen particles into the air, making things worse.

Use a damp cloth and pat dust clean rather than scattering it. You can also lower the amount of dust buildup by minimizing the clutter in your home.

Switch to ‘green’ cleaning products. The harsh chemicals found in common household cleaners can aggravate your allergies and create poor indoor air quality.

If you’re sensitive to allergens, switch to ‘green,’ environmentally-friendly cleaning products. You can also make your own natural products using ingredients found in your home!

Control your indoor humidity levels. Allergen particles are more likely to stay in your air if there’s too little moisture, so you want the humidity in your home to be about 40 percent.

You can control the air conditions in your home with either a humidifier or a dehumidifier. And during the warmer months, remember to run your air conditioner to help control mold and dust mites.

Vacuum regularly. Vacuuming traps small allergen particles and prevents them from spreading into the air.

Make sure to vacuum at least once a week and call a professional to clean your carpets, as well as your furniture and upholstery.

Triple S knows the importance of good indoor air quality, which is why we offer green cleaning services to make your home Clean Fresh & Bright! With our quality green-cleaning formulas and our modern techniques and equipment, we apply all of our skill, energy and experience into restoring your carpets and upholstery to their like-new look & beauty.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3 Rooms To Feng Shui In Your Home

Since spring is the time for cleaning and clutter clearing, now is the time to rethink, reorganize, and revitalize your house with a little feng shui. This Chinese method can help clean your home in the most efficient, easy, and yes, enjoyable way. We’ve listed three main areas that you should focus on first since they’re the most strongly connected to your well-being.

3 Rooms To Feng Shui In Your Home | Carpet Cleaning | CT | Triple S |

Clear Your Bedroom
 - Remove all items that create visual and energetic EMF (manmade electromagnetic radiation) clutter. This includes your television, any exercise equipment, office/work related items, storage items, etc.
 - Clear the clutter under your bed. If the space underneath your bed is blocked, positive energy can’t circulate around your body when you sleep.
 - Thoroughly clean your closets and let go of any items that haven’t been used in a long time.

Empty Your Kitchen
 - Clear your refrigerator.
 - Clean your appliances, drawers, light fixtures, etc.
 - Let go of all harsh chemical cleaners and opt for more natural options.

Fix Your Main Entry
 - Remedy all potential feng shui disasters - i.e. a mirror facing the main door or a bathroom above the front door.
 - Keep only in-season items in your main entry closet.
 - From a modest side table to a large area rug, try to create a strong, welcoming space.

Even if your place looks seemingly clean on the surface, not every area is in tip-top shape. At Triple S, we offer several cleaning services to restore your carpets, drapes, and upholstery! 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 no matter how messy your furry friends might be!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

Houseplants That Clean Your Air

There is a list of risks when it comes to owning a home, but did you know that one of the biggest concerns comes from the air you breathe? According to the EPA, air quality within homes can be more polluted than the outdoor air. Indoor air pollutants range from pollen and dust to chemicals in our furniture and paint (VOCs).

Houseplants That Clean Your Air | Carpet Cleaning | CT | Triple S |

One simple way to protect your home is by adding houseplants. But which ones get the job done? We recommend these five greens:

Garden Mum
This plant is an air-purifying champion, removing ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from your indoor air. And once they’re done blooming, you can remove them from your home and add them to your outdoor garden.

Spider Plant
Spider plants are best for removing formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from your home. Bonus: They’re a great choice for forgetful owners because they’re the easiest houseplants to grow. Just simply place them in a room with bright, indirect sunlight.

Red-Edged Dracaena
These red-edged plants can bring a pop of color to your home while also improving your indoor air quality. Primarily, these shrubs are best for removing xylene, trichlorethylene, and formaldehyde - all of which can be introduced into your home through lacquers, gasoline, and varnishes.

Peace Lily
Peace lily plants are relatively small, but they still pack major air-cleaning abilities, removing ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. Place peace lilies in a shady spot, and keep the soil moist without overwatering.

Chrysanthemum
These full and colorful mums not only liven up a dull spot in your home but also help filter out benzene - an organic chemical compound found in glue, paint, plastics, and detergent.

Triple S knows the importance of good indoor air quality, which is why we offer green cleaning services to make your home Clean Fresh & Bright! With our quality green-cleaning formulas and our modern techniques and equipment, we apply all of our skill, energy and experience into restoring your carpets and upholstery to their like-new look & beauty.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stop Dirt At Your Doorstep

Spring is only four more days away, which means it’s almost time for beautiful weather, blooming flowers, and spring cleaning! The first task on our list? Keeping the dirt and dust in our home at bay.

Stop Dirt At Your Doorstep | Carpet Cleaning | CT | Triple S |

Don’t underestimate doormats.
Most of the dirt that gets inside your home comes from the outdoors. The bulk of it comes in unnoticed on your shoes that don’t appear to be either muddy nor dirty. Use doormats at every entrance of your home, both inside and out to help stop dirt in its tracks - or more specifically, on the soles of your shoes.

Wash your mats. Sometimes, all your doormat needs is a good shake to remove the grime. However, over time, it will get extremely dirty - scrub it with liquid soap and hose it down with warm water.

Create a shoe-free zone. Encourage your family and friends to take off their shoes before entering your home. They will understand and respect your decision to keep your home clean and your floors spotless - just make it easy for them to oblige your wishes (a shoe rack or a basket works).

Be mindful of your furry friends. People aren’t the only ones with dirty soles! Before your pet returns from playing outside, wipe their paws and dry off their fur. This will keep your home clean and your pet cozy!

Will you think twice before walking into your home with dirty shoes? We know we will!

At Triple S, we know how important it is to keep your floors clean, fresh, and bright! We offer professional cleaning services for all of your textiles and more. Triple S is 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, March 13, 2017

How To Remove Carpet Dents

While the weather may feel like winter, we only have one more week until it’s officially spring. If you decide to kick off your spring cleaning by rearranging your furniture, you might notice a dent in your carpet. If your furniture has been in that same spot for a long period of time, the marks won’t budge on their own. But before you get frustrated and give up on sprucing up your space, we have some tips to help get rid of carpet dents - and it’s easier than you might think!

How To Remove Carpet Dents| Carpet Cleaning | CT | Triple S

Ice cube: Place an ice cube where the carpet dips and wait until the ice melts. For large indentations, wait up to 12 hours. The water will engorge the dent in the carpet, bringing it back to the height of the surrounding areas. Use a sponge to absorb the excess water and then use a spoon or a coin to gently lift the carpet fibers.

Steam iron: Lay a clean cloth over the dent while using a steam iron. Why use a cloth? It’ll cause damage to the fibers if you lay the iron directly on top of the carpet. Wait for the area to cool and lift the fibers.

Blow dryer: Just as your blow dryer adds volume and body to your hair, it can do the same for your carpet. Spray water to the dent and use a blow dryer to heat the area. Using your fingers, brush the fibers to get rid of the dent.

Damp towel: For deeper divots, lay a moist towel over the dent and iron over the towel on medium heat. Vacuum over the affected area to lift the carpet fibers.

Have any of these tips helped? Do you know of any other dent-removing methods? Let us know in the comments below.

For the freshest carpets, call the experts at Triple S! We have the tools, equipment, and knowledge 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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Right Way To Clean Tile And Grout

Ceramic tile is one of the most durable building materials ever produced. However, everything has its weaknesses -  tile, meet grout. The grout used to fill the joints between individual tiles is porous, soft, and easily stained. There are a few cleaning tips to help restore the beauty of your tile and grout, but in some cases, the only solution is to call a professional.

The Right Way To Clean Tile And Grout | Textile Cleaners | Norwalk | Triple S |

Daily Cleaning
Tile - The moment a spill occurs, wipe it up with a damp cloth to keep the stains from setting. If you have tile in your bathroom, remember to use a squeegee after every shower to help keep soap scum, rust stains, and mold to a minimum.
Grout - Keep your grout stain-resistant by applying a sealer that repels water and oil-based substances. Re-apply this sealer periodically.

Weekly Cleaning
Tile - Sweep or vacuum your floors to remove dirt that can scratch the surface. Sponge or mop the tiles with an all-purpose cleaner and warm water. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Grout - Mold feeds on dirt, so get a grout brush to clean out all joints and corners. To prevent discoloration, clean regularly with a pH-neutral cleaner.

For The Best Results
Tile - Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the label of any cleaning product. Using more product than recommended can result in dull, dirty tiles.
Grout - When you’re mopping, change the water frequently to avoid redistributing dirt. Pro-tip: If the grout is crumbling or powdery, there’s no quick fix. This is a sign that it’s time to regrout!

If you need to clean your tile, stone, and grout - check out some of our professional cleaning products.

When all else fails, your best bet is to hire a professional textile cleaner like Triple S. We have been the textile specialists since 1963. We offer all the cleaning services you could need for your residential or commercial property. Give the textile specialists at Triple S a call.

We have three main plant locations:

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

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