Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Best Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaner For Your Home

In our attempt to keep your home environmentally friendly, Triple S has proudly used DICC for around 10 years.

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Greening the Cleaning® has a line of products that strive to eliminate all cleaning agents containing hazardous ingredients and replace them with eco-friendly products. 

Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Try It

1. It’s All Natural
Greening the Cleaning® makes a strong effort to make formulas that contain naturally-derived, plant, and mineral-based ingredients - avoiding harmful toxins.

2. It Protects Animals And People
These products are never tested on animals and are not formulated with animal-derived ingredients or known human carcinogens. All ingredients are fully disclosed!

3. It’s Used In Facilities Nationwide
Greening the Cleaning® products have been implemented in hospitals, schools, day care centers, government facilities and businesses around the country. Not to mention, they are used at Hackensack University Medical Center - the 4th largest hospital in the country.

4. It Helps Non-Profits
All profits from GTCTM products go directly to the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center for supporting the Greening the Cleaning® program. It also funds research and education to ultimately protect the environment from toxins that threaten children's’ health. It also helps the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) to provide for those who are blind and visually impaired.

Triple S helps protect the environment while keeping your home eco-friendly! We are a Clean Trust* certified firm that can help you meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommendations for Indoor Air Quality programs. We have three main plant locations:

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How To Clean Your Bedroom in 4 Easy Steps

Do you have clothes dangling off your bed, towels hanging over your door, and random piles of mess on the floor? Well, no more! Although smoothing your sheets and picking up your clothes might not seem like a high priority as you’re rushing around in the morning, you’ll reap the benefits come the end of the day.

The key to cleaning your room is being prepared and understanding which tasks need to be tackled first. If you follow these simple, daily chores, you will consistently maintain a peaceful space.

1. Declutter and Pick-Up
You want to clear off as many surfaces as you can. So organize and empty your room of any items that don't belong. Throw dirty clothes in the hamper and rehang any outfits on the floor.

2. Dust All Surfaces
Take a moist cloth and wipe up any dust on your furniture. Don’t forget about the tops of mirrors, windows, and even your blinds. Use a hand attachment with your vacuum to get to the hard-to-reach spots. This step only has to be done once a month.

3. Vacuum The Floor
Spend some extra time behind/under your bed and other furniture. You should also try cleaning your mattress. You can also come in and have a professional clean your hardwood floors or wall-to-wall carpeting.

4. Remake The Bed
Whether you tuck your covers in or drape them loosely, make sure you’re making your bed before you leave your room. This simple task alone can set your day off on a productive note.

At Triple S, we know how important it is to keep your floors, drapery, and valances 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

Monday, April 9, 2018

Go Green: 4 Ways To Clean Your Bathroom

Nowadays people are finding new and eco-friendly ways to clean up their home (bye-bye, bleach!) and for good reasons! Harsh chemicals cause environmental damage and are hazardous to your health. So why not try these green cleaning tips instead?

1. Little By Little

If given extra time in the morning (or at night), make it a daily habit to clean up after every shower. Overtime, that icky black mildew can grow and grow. So wipe up the surface with a non-bleach cleaner. And if you can, reuse your towel twice before tossing in the laundry.

2. Natural Scents

Don’t let your bathroom stink up! To keep it smelling fresh, squeeze several drops of essential oil, such as eucalyptus or peppermint into a small vessel and let it sit on your counter top. In the guest bath, leave a few options for your visitors to enjoy!

3. Shower Head Cleanse

Shower heads can become clogged with mineral deposits, so skip the harsh chemicals and fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar. Then, tie the plastic bag over the shower head and let it work its magic overnight. Lastly, scrub the surface clean with a toothbrush - should be good as new!

4. Air It Out

While the best way to prevent mildew is to turn on the exhaust fan, another eco-friendly and energy efficient option is to crack open the window when showering. This will allow the steam to escape before you fog the windows up!

Looking for more green cleaning tips? Turn to Triple S! We can help you efficiently clean your tiles, grout, counter tops, and more! We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

How To Buy Safe Cleaning Products 101

Cleaning is more than just a chore, it’s a science. And if science wasn’t exactly your forte in grade school, you may be in unfamiliar terrain while shopping for safe cleaning products, but Triple S is here to help.

Inspect The Ingredients
Just because the label says “natural,” “non-toxic,” or “eco-friendly,” doesn’t mean that it’s true. Verify the product by looking them up on EWG’s Guide To Healthy Cleaning. Here are a few major ingredients to look out for:
Petroleum Solvents
Also known as surfactants, this solvent is derived from the toxic chemical petroleum.

A hormone disruptive that are often components of complex synthetic fragrances.

Chlorine Bleach
Very strong, corrosive, and irritating.

Choose Healthy Alternatives
You don’t need harsh chemicals to get things cleaned. In fact, there are plenty of healthy (and arguably better) alternatives on the market.
• Baking soda.
• Vinegar.
• Lemon juice.
• Essential oils.

Don’t Be Afraid To Try Something New
Once you find a brand you love, it’s hard to part ways. But sometimes even your most favorite brand can tweak its formula and add harmful ingredients. Make sure you’re constantly checking the ingredients list of every item you buy, including your most beloved and trusted brands.

For cleaning up stains, be sure to avoid mixing ammonia and bleach during the cleaning process. Also, test the spot removal method in a hidden area of your carpet or upholstery before applying to the entire area. Lastly, blot - do not rub or brush, as this can agitate and distort your textiles.

At Triple S, green cleaning is of the utmost importance to us. We use quality green cleaning formulas, the most modern techniques and equipment. We then apply all of our skill, energy and experience into restoring their like-new look & beauty.

We have three main plant locations:

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