Importance of Sealing Grout

This is one of the most overlooked things we come across here at BHS. We ask a customer how long it has been since they have sealed their tile & grout and we get blank stares back. This is an extremely important preventative measure for your grout.

Lets cover some basics. Grout is the hardened mixture that is between your tiles on your tile and grout surface. This mixture, when hardened, is pourous. Germs, mold, mildew, and bacteria can find safe harbor in unsealed grout. This can cause an obvious health hazard and the grout will also be irrevocably stained after some time and will need to be completely replaced. As you can imagine, this will be expensive.

At BHS, we like to say that there are two categories of tile and grout in your home. The first category is your high traffic areas. This could be: bathroom, wash room, or kitchen floors. These surfaces need to be sealed once a year!

The second category is basically all the other tile and grout in your home. This could be: countertops, back splashes, lightly used surfaces. These surfaces see little wear and it is important to seal them once every 4-5 years.

Dont overlook these preventative measures! Shoot us a message or give us a call. We can help you get your tile and grout looking truly amazing for years to come. 30% special for January right now. Mention the ad!

We hope you all have a great weekend!

Dont forget your upholstery! -- 20% off for july when you schedule early!

We have talked extensively about the many benefits of regular carpet cleaning. The same goes for your upholstery. Those fibers need to be cleaned and refreshed regularly! Otherwise, they will degrade much more rapidly over time.

Think about the amount of time your family spends on your upholstered furniture! From a health and wellness perspective,  specialized chemistry, coupled with our steam and extraction power, will provide a much more sanitary environment for your whole family. 

And then, there are the canine segments of our families! We get it! We have pets in our household and we know first-hand what they can do to your furniture! It's so important to stay on top of this. Regular cleaning can deter some unwanted pet behaviors. And refreshing those fibers regularly can dramatically extend the life of that expensive furniture!

Take Advantage of our upholstery cleaning services today. We are offering 20% off for the month of July when you schedule early.

Rug Doctor VS Professional Carpet Cleaning

This is one that comes up alot. We have come into many jobs where they have started with a Rug Doctor and have realized things weren't going well. We always discover the same things on these jobs. There has been inadequate heat and suction. This is really the crux of the issue. 

When you saturate your carpet fibers with the Rug Doctor cleaning solution, you will never actually be able to fully remove it. Trust me, you dont even want to look at the ingrediants. Rug Doctor uses very cheap portable units with poor suction and can only clean at about 100 degrees in the best conditions. This is simply bad for your carpet fibers.

When the residual Rug Doctor chemicals build up over time your carpet fibers will have their life shortened drastically. They will actually become soiled more frequently, and will degrade much quicker. The reason that our method is superior is simple...we have much better equipment! 

We will clean your carpet fibers at right around 200 degrees. We make the investment in the safest, most effective chemistry. Not to mention we are using roughly 10 times the suction of a rug doctor. This ensures a safe, clean environment for you and your family. The fibers will feel fluffy and not crunchy. When the Rug doctor chemicals are left behind, your  fibers will not fully rinse and the residue can make the fibers crunchy to the touch and will quickly become soiled again.

Guys, DO NOT DO THIS to your carpet fibers. The carpets in your home represent a significant investment to your household. Treat your fibers right, and schedule a FREE NO-PRESSURE CONSULTATION with BHS today. 

BHS First Blog Post

Welcome to the BHS Blog! Where we will drop helpful hints and share valuable information to help all of our readers keep a clean home. We want you to do this in less time so you can live more. Thats all we really want isn't it? Of course, you can start by inquiring about a custom BHS service plan for your home, but if that's not in the cards for you right now, don't fret. We can provide you with awesome time-saving tips here!

We will most likely drop a post 2-3 times a week, so dont forget to check it out!

Here goes! The very first tip that will be transmitted on this blog will be one that is very important, and near and dear to our hearts. People rarely follow this advice and they pay in the long run with fibers that just wear out on them. They just can't take anymore soiling guys. That's right, you guessed it, You have to get your carpets and upholstery cleaned every 6 months! This is recommended by most carpet manufacturers and can even void your warranty if it isnt done. 

The overall health of your home is impacted greatly by how dirty your carpets are. Most people don't realize this, but your carpets are basically an air filter in your home. Alot of the air that you breathe has spent time in and out of your carpets. Regular carpet cleaning can reduce allergens and bacteria in your home significantly.

I promise that all of our posts won't be constantly shilling our services, but this one is important, and we needed to get it out of the way. It's the surest way to protect your investment and keep your carpets(investment in your home) looking fresh for years to come. 

Thanks for checking out our first blog post! Share it with your friends if you find it useful.

-BHS crew