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.

mom and daughter sharing pizza on the floor

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.
Triple S - Carpet Cleaning - Rug - Upholstery - Tile - grout
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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