Aug 25

Back To School Carpet Cleaning Specials

You successfully got through the summer with the kids, and now it’s time for you to get them back to school, and get your home back to normal again.

Pro Clean is here to help you get your carpet and upholstery looking and smelling fresh again.

Pro Clean is offering a back to school carpet cleaning special for $185, for the months of August and September.. This offer includes 3 areas(up to 200 square feet) and one set of stairs cleaned. If you don’t have stairs in need of cleaning, Pro Clean will substitute the stairs for an extra room.

Pro Clean is also offering a back to school special on upholstery cleaning. For the months of August and September, when you have Pro Clean clean your upholstery, we will apply ScotchGard at no charge. This is a value of up to $35 per piece cleaned.

Call, message, or email Pro Clean for scheduling, while this offer is still going. Must mention “back-to-school” special when scheduling service, to receive specials.

Feb 14

Water damage, sump pumps and your homeowners insurance

Today, we’re seeing more winter weather that we thought was behind us, but spring weather is just around the corner! What does that mean for you, besides sandals and shorts? It’s time to check all of your downspouts, your sump pump and other water drainage around your home.

  • Be sure to take the time to make sure all of your downspouts have piping to divert melting snow and rain water away from your home. A simple $30 corrugated pipe, that diverts water away from your home, can accomplish this. 
  • If you notice any puddling around the perimeter of your home, you may need to consult a professional landscaper to address the possibility of adding drainage relief, or re-grading.
  • Inspect and test your basement or crawlspace sump pump. If your sump pump pit is not a sealed unit, you can typically test the operation of your sump pump by pulling up on the float. If you pump does not engage when lifting the float, there is a problem with your sump pump. You may need to consult a plumber and or an electrician to troubleshoot the sump pump’s failure to operate. Be cautious if you are inspecting your sump pump yourself. If there is a short in any wiring, there is potential for electrocution. The safest bet is to call an electrician or plumber to service your sump pump.
  • Take the time now, rather than after disaster strikes, to contact your homeowner’s insurance agent, to confirm that you have coverage for sewer backup and sump pump coverage. Often times, agents will cut this from the policy, as they are trying to provide the least expensive option. Generally speaking, the additional cost per month for sewer backup and sump pump coverage is very minimal, especially when compared to the cost of water damage cleanup services.

With regards to your homeowner’s insurance policy, water damage occurring from a source outside of your home, typically isn’t covered, not matter what type of policy you have in place. Due to this “rule”, addressing the drainage around your home is crucial. You can purchase separate flood insurance for this type of occurrence, but you may not be happy with the type of coverage.

If you do have a water damage claim, remember that it is always your choice as to which company you hire. Don’t be bullied by your insurance company into thinking that you must use their “preferred” contractor. Pro Clean can handle your water damage from start to finish, and will make sure that you receive every dollar you are entitled to. YOU are our client, not the insurance company.

Pro Clean is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle your water damage claim and assure that you are treated fairly and your home and its contents are back to pre-loss conditions, if not better. Add our phone number to your contact list, as you never know when water or fire damage may occur.  If you have a smart phone, we have a system coming that will make it even easier for you to contact us in the unfortunate case of water or fire damage.

Please share this post with a friend or family member. They will thank you if they, unfortunately, happen to have a homeowners claim.

Thank you for stopping by to read!

 

Jan 24

Valentine’s Day LOVE-seat Furniture Cleaning Special

Throughout the month of February, Pro Clean will be offering a free LOVE-seat cleaning, if you have us clean at least 4 areas, or have four pieces of furniture cleaned. Just mention this ad when scheduling your carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning for the month of February. Please feel free to share this Valentine’s Day deal with friends, family and co-workers.

Dec 03

Help Local Families

OFS_LOGO_3_color_horzWith help from our clients, Pro Clean will be helping to feed local families and individuals in need.

During the months of November and December, Pro Clean will be offering $1 off of any service, with 1 food item from OFS “most wanted list”. Pro Clean will have a limit of $75 off of any service, with 75 items, or more, donated. This offer is not limited to any particular client. Existing and new clients alike, will be encouraged to donate and save some money on their professional cleaning services. Even if you do not currently need any cleaning services for your home or business, we encourage you to share this page through social media, as you may be unaware of a friend or family member that may be considering one of Pro Clean’s services.

With your help, we look forward to helping those local residents in need, not going hungry this holiday season. You may not think you can be of benefit to this food drive, but by sharing this special with family & friends, you may be helping those in need, without even knowing it. Thank you for your help in feeding local families!

Most Wanted Food Drive Items

Please, no glass containers

Light Tuna (canned, packed in water)

Canned Chicken

Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruit (in natural juices)

Canned Ravioli (or any canned pasta with meat)

Canned Chili & Soup

Canned Beans (including Pork ‘n Beans)

Low-or-No-Sugar Breakfast Cereal

OperationFoodSearch.org
6282 Olive Boulevard University City, MO 63130
314-726-5355

The mission of Operation Food Search is to nourish and educate our neighbors in need to heal the hurt of hunger.

What does this mean?

Operation Food Search works tirelessly to fight hunger in more ways than one. While we are a leader at collecting and distributing food throughout the bi-state region, we go beyond just supplying agencies with free food. With comprehensive nutrition education programs, an innovative weekend backpack program, and environmentally-friendly green initiatives, Operation Food Search fights hunger with knowledge, empowerment, and hope.
Established in 1981 to tackle the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search is a St. Louis area food bank that distributes food – free of charge – to feed the poor and hungry.

Each month, Operation Food Search distributes more than 2.75 million pounds of food and necessities to 220 food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters in 28 St. Louis-area counties of Missouri and Illinois.

Food close to sell-by dates that is pulled from grocery store shelves is recycled to feed the hungry. Professionally prepared food that is not served is also reclaimed to feed the hungry. We work with all major grocery stores, food manufacturers/distributors, major venues, professional sports teams, universities, hospitals, corporate food service and caterers to save nutritious food from our area landfills, and instead feed the hungry here in our community.

Operation Food Search feeds approximately 150,000 people every single month – more than a third of these recipients are children.

Through our nutrition education programs, including Cooking Matters and Cooking Matters at the Store, we connected last year with over 6,600 individuals to teach those struggling with hunger how to shop for and prepare nutritious, delicious meals on a budget.
We are privately funded. Food and funds are provided by individuals, businesses and organizations here in our St. Louis area community. We do not receive any United Way funds or government food stuffs. This year we will distribute over 33,000,000 pounds of food and services.

Without this private support, our mission to feed and provide nutrition education to the poor and hungry could not be achieved. Quite simply, we are people helping people – and to this end, we are building a healthier, more vibrant St. Louis region.
Together, we can impact lives one meal at a time.

For more information about Operation Food Search’s work:

Oct 29

Holiday Carpet Cleaning Special

It’s that time again! Time to clean the chocolate from your carpeting and get ScotchGard reapplied to make way for the cranberry sauce that will be likely be spilled on that new white carpet.

Pro Clean is offering our 1 year spot & spill warranty protection for your carpeting, once again.

Have Pro Clean deep clean your carpeting & reapply ScotchGard protection and you will receive a free, one year warranty that covers any spills or spots that may occur from now, until next holiday season.

Please call or email us for details and to schedule your cleaning and protection, while there is still time.

Happy Halloween!

Feb 25

Removing Pet Urine Odor and Stains From Carpet

Pet urine in your carpet can be the most difficult type of stain to remove.

When urine is introduced to your flooring, it will generally penetrate not only the carpet, but also the carpet pad and sub-floor. Since the urine travels down through the carpet, pad & sub-floor, an effective treatment will have to replicate the path of the pet urine.

For this home remedy, you will need 1 quart of warm water, mixed with 1/2 cup of white vinegar, as well as a wet/dry vacuum and a box fan.

  1. Blot up any remaining urine with a soft, clean, white terry cloth.
  2. Mix water/vinegar cleaning solution in a small bucket.
  3. Test mixture in an inconspicuous area of the carpet for colorfastness, to determine if carpet type can be damaged by mixture(a closet works best).
  4. If mixture does not affect tested area, proceed by saturating soiled area with vinegar/water mixture.
  5. Allow mixture to dwell on area for 5 minutes.
  6. Extract mixture using wet/dry vac, until the majority of dampness has been eliminated.
  7. Accelerate the drying time of carpet by placing a box fan at area until spot has dried fully.

If stain and odor have not been eliminated, it may be time to call an IICRC certified carpet cleaner to inspect and treat the impacted area.

NEVER USE AN “OVER-THE-COUNTER” THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE CRI APPROVED LABEL. USING THESE TYPES OF “OVER-THE-COUNTER” PRODUCTS CAN VOID THE MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY. THE SALESPERSON AT THE RETAIL LOCATION YOU PURCHASE PRODUCTS AT ARE PROBABLY NOT AWARE OF THE RESTRICTIONS PUT INTO PLACE BY THE MANUFACTURER.

Visit www.ProCleanSTL.com for more tips to keep your floors looking great for years to come.

Jan 29

Terrazzo Floor Cleaning & Polishing

Do you own a home built in the early 20th century that has beautiful, unique terrazzo floors?

Did you know those floors can be restored to like new condition?

Terrazzo consists of chips of marble, glass or other aggregates embedded in tinted cement, ground smooth and polished to a silky sheen. In the 15th century, mosaic artisans in Northern Italy swept waste marble chips out onto their terraces, terrazzi, and smoothed the surface simply by walking over it. When workers learned to press the chips into a more permanent clay base, then grind and polish them with heavy stones, terrazzo caught on. Michelangelo used it in St. Peter’s Basilica. George Washington strode over it in his cherished Mount Vernon. In the 1950s, Richard Neutra and other modernist architects specified terrazzo in their designs, and by the ’60s, it covered floors in developer houses across the Southeast and Southwest. But as installation costs rose, terrazzo once again became a relatively pricey option at approx. $10 or more a square foot for custom-built houses.

Restore the beauty of this unique flooring by having Pro Clean clean and polish your terrazzo flooring, rather than remove or cover such a timepiece in the history of America.

 

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Jan 23

Time to clean your mattress

How often do you wash your clothes? Pillow cases & sheets? Then why haven’t you cleaned your mattress recently? You spend 8 hours a night (if you’re lucky) sleeping on that mattress. What do you think is embedded in it? At minimum, you should vacuum your mattress monthly to remove dead skin cells, dust, dirt and dust mites as well as their eggs and feces. Beyond that, have Pro Clean come out and professionally clean your mattress to remove all the contaminants keeping you awake at night.

 Sleep well!

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Jan 21

What product to use on your little accidents

So you had a spill on your new carpet. Run to the cabinet and grab whatever over-the-counter product you happen to have? If you do, you just might void your manufacturers warranty. Most over-the-counter products are NOT CRI approved.

Here is a direct link to Mohawks website regarding maintenance of your carpet…

http://www.mohawkflooring.com/care-maintenance/carpet-care.aspx

So, what to do?

You can go store to store trying to find a CRI approved product, call a flooring retailer and purchase a bottle of the manufacturers spot remover that has been further marked up, or you can call Pro Clean and we will bring a bottle to your home for free, if you live in the greater St Louis area.

Keep in mind, pet stains require the same type of CRI approved product. The “specialized” products that the pet stores are likely not CRI approved. You may also call Pro Clean for a free bottle of CRI approved pet spotter and we will deliver for free.

Make sure you research your floors warranty or you could be left with a damaged floor that is not covered by the manufacturers warranty.

www.ProCleanSTL.com

Jan 12

The importance of “walk-off” mats

Want to reduce the amount of soil brought in to your office?                                                Want to save money by cleaning your commercial carpet less often?

Here is why “walk-off” mats are so important for your place of business or even your home.

 

Floor mats, also called soil control mats and walk-off mats, are removable carpet pieces designed to trap soil and to be cleaned (or replaced) more often than the main carpeted areas.

As shown by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), 80% of the soil brought into a building can be trapped within the first 12 to 15 feet after stepping onto a carpeted surface. To be effective, soil control mats should allow room for at least six footsteps, about 18-20 feet of walking space, and should be placed at all entryways and major transition areas. Unfortunately, most floor mats are an inadequate 2-9 feet!

Walk-off mats should be cleaned frequently. Once a walk-off mat becomes filled with soil, the soil will then transfer to the soles of shoes and spread throughout the facility.

A good walk-off mat performs these three tasks:

  1. Removes soil from the shoe.
  2. Absorbs large amounts of dirt, slowing the rate of transfer onto carpet surfaces.
  3. Absorbs excess moisture from wet shoes, thereby reducing soiling on the interior carpet.
  4. Absorbs salts from lots & drives in the winter and oils from lots & drives all year long.

The correct length of entry mats can help you keep your flooring investment looking great, paired with routine cleaning by an IICRC Certified company. Pay for it now, or pay for it later.

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