2017 Whatcom Home and Garden Show

This was our first year at the Whatcom Home and Garden Show, really our first show of any kind. We have advertised in many different ways over the years, but we still get people asking us all the time if we are new, or why they haven’t heard of us. We thought the Home and garden show would be a great way to get our name out there more and be a little more visible to the public.

our booth design was done by a specialist in the carpet cleaning field Ryan Kettering at http://prolificprints.com

He did the banners, and pop up displays.

Home show booth

Because we were right next to barron heating along the back wall we decided to bring our own water, it’s a good thing we did, we went through 10 gallons in the 3 days we were set up.

The antique horses Kiddie ride was provided by Hart Novelty, it was the main attraction at our booth. It has been out of service for at least 30 years, and we brought it out for one weekend only at the show. the kids loved it. A special thank you to Jim Marsh for making this happen.

 

The Candy Crane was also a big hit with the young, and young at heart.

Crane Game

The show was a huge success, I feel we did a good job at showing the community that we are a fun company and are just nice guys in general.

Of course the show wouldn’t be complete without a selfie with ciscoe. I didn’t get to listen to all of the expert gardening advice because I had to get back to my booth, but I did sneak in this quick picture.

Selfie with ciscoe
We also got to give away a Vacuum and a steam mop.

shark vacuum

Shark Steam Mop

This is sure to be a yearly event for us. See you there next time for more fun.


Odor from the carpets!

Although we can treat odors caused by several different types of contamination the most common it is pet urine. The first step on treating odors is detection of contaminated areas and assessing the level of treatment needed. Then we treat the affected area in one of 2 ways.

1. Minor Odor Treatment – Included Free With Any Cleaning

If the urine is only on the top of the carpet and has not worked its way into the under pad and subfloor this may be all that you need. We use the best deodorizers, which are designed to be safe for people and safe your family. The enzyme is sprayed on each urine spot before cleaning to eat up the urine bacteria. This procedure will help reduce odor but is not intended on removing severe odor as this is merely treating the carpet fibers. If you can smell the odor when you walk in the room, this is not minor odor. This will help reduce or control the problem, not eliminate it. Minor odor can only be smelled if you are on your hands and knees or on a humid day. The amount of enzymes needed depends on the severity of the problem.

2. Moderate Odor Treatment – Extra Charges Apply

If the urine has made its way down to the under pad but not the subfloor this may save the day. We use sub surface extraction. With this process, we saturate the spot with a special oxidizing deodorizer so the cleaning agent reaches into the padding. We then use the “water claw” sub surface extractor to pull the urine out. This process will reduce the odor significantly, but may or may not completely cure severe problems.

Major Odor Problems

If the contamination very severe or in the subfloor of the carpet, we can treat it just like a moderate contamination and it will improve the situation but it is not a fix. there is only one way to truly take care of the problem. You would have to remove the carpet, clean, and paint an odor barrier onto the subfloor, put in new padding, and replace the carpet with new carpet, or clean the existing carpet. We do not provide this service but can recommend  a reliable contractor to help you.


Stains Hadn’t Come Out the Last Time

Michelle JohnsonGavin did a great job cleaning our carpets! They were in terrible shape and I didn’t have much hope for them, but they looked a lot better once he was finished. He even managed to get out some stains that hadn’t come out the last time our carpets had been cleaned.

– Michelle Johnson

 


The house smelled great

He showed up on time, did a quick check for pet stains before he got started,  brought all his gear in and was finished within an hour! Super friendly service! The house smelled great and carpets looked brand new after he was done! Would definitely recommend these guys and will definitely be using them again!

– Alyssa Carpenter


Cleaning Chairs

If we are cleaning the carpet, we might as well clean the chairs too. At this job we had over 100 red folding chairs to be cleaned, here is the last of them in line waiting to be cleaned.

 

red chair red chairs in a semi circle


Area Rug Fail

The bad part about having an area rug in the same spot for too long is that the carpet starts to get dirty and wear out everywhere except for where the rug is at.  We got called to clean this home because after they moved the area rug and tried to clean it with a rug dr, you could still see where the rug used to be. The carpet will still be worn where the rug wasn’t and brand new where it was, but with one pass from the truck mounted steam cleaning system, you can tell it’s going to make a big difference.
Area Rug area rug outline


Construction Cleanup

Cleaned a hallway today in a commercial building that had some recent construction on the walls to make it ready for a new tenant. So bedsides the usual dirt and grime, there was a lot of dry wall parts and dust. It was no mach for Carpet Care Cleaners.
Dirty HallwayClean Hallway