Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nothing Says Clean the House Stronger Than Cat Urine

Nothing Says Clean the House Stronger Than Cat Urine

Cat urine is one of the strongest odors known to mankind. It is also one of the hardest odors to get eliminate. Short of giving the cat away and packing up your belongings to relocate, what can you do? American Cleaning and Restoration has a proven do-it-yourself treatment that takes common household products you already have on hand:

  • Baking Soda is the absorbing ingredient you'll find in carpet fresheners and toothpaste. Chances are you've probably got a box in your freezer and refrigerator to absorb those funky, odd smells. Remember that baking soda absorbs odor and it is a natural product that is safe on carpet and safe if Tiger gets hungry too.  Baking soda starts by attracting the odors to it and then it neutralizing them. So if the urine is recent, rinse with cold water and blot it dry with paper towels then apply a generous amount to the area then rub it in as deep as you can. Once it dries, vacuum up. 
  • Vinegar is another do-it-all wonder product. Using apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, saturate the area where the cat has urinated. Vinegar is safe on all floor surfaces, so no worries about ruining your carpet or hardwood. In approximately one hour, the strong vinegar smell will be gone taking the urine smell with it.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide is a great cleaner if the area is colorfast safe. Test a small section that isn't seen and poor straight peroxide and in about 2 hours you'll know if it is going to bleach the color out. If the color stays, then pour direct over the offending area and let it sit for about 2 hours then blot dry. This isn't as good at eliminating odors as the first 2 suggestions so you may need to repeat the process again.

If all else fails, call a professional carpet and floor cleaning service like American Clean and Restoration. We can provide you an estimate over the phone and schedule your service for you. Our work is guaranteed, so if the odor does return, just give us another call! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Give A Baby Shower Gift That Gives to the Whole Family!

Congratulations! You just heard you are going to be a new Aunt or Uncle! Or maybe a new grandchild is on the way. Maybe it's your best friend from college that's having a baby. Regardless, congratulations are in order all the way around! Now, the fun of planning a baby shower is in order and the parents-to-be are going to register for the things they'll need and the things they'll want for this new bundle of joy that will be here soon.

There are the usual “big” gifts like the car seat, crib and high chair. Then there are bottles, multitudes of cute outfits or pacifiers and toys. The little kits that come with the baby lotion, baby powder and baby oil are always present at any baby shower and much appreciated by the parents-to-be, but you want to give something different, something that will be remembered forever and that maybe the whole household can benefit from and enjoy.

Consider a gift of carpet and floor cleaning for the parents-to-be! It won't be tomorrow or the day after the baby comes home, but in pretty quick time, that new little person will be crawling around on the floor and there is nothing more important than to have deep cleaned carpets and steamed cleaned floors for them. No parent wants their new baby crawling around on a floor that has been spilled on and walked on! There is no telling what is in the cracks and fibers that aren't good for a baby!

Not only will this gift stand out above the others, but it will be remembered for years to come by the parents-to-be and all the other guests at the baby shower. It will also be enjoyed by the parents-to-be, and for all the visitors when they come to call and see this new arrival.