5 Tips for Routine Carpet Care

5 Tips for Routine Carpet Care


professional carpet cleaning oshawa Caring for your residential carpet can seem like tedious work, especially if you have children or pets (or when clumsy Uncle Jim comes for a visit).  We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but regular vacuuming just is not enough to keep your carpet in pristine condition and prolong its lifespan. QJS offers a Perfect 10 Premium Carpet Cleaning Service that keeps your carpets clean longer and provides longevity to your investment.

 Here are five ways to keep that plush carpet looking and feeling great:


  1. Take care of spills immediately. If someone spills something on your carpet, blot it immediately to keep it from soaking in too deep. The key word in that last sentence is blot. The second you start rubbing a spot, it will start to soak into the carpet and spread, and that’s exactly what you don’t want. If you act quickly, you should be able to soak up a lot of the liquid before it sets in. If you have a spot treatment, go ahead and use it as long as you’re sure it won’t damage your carpet (It’s wise to test it in a small, hidden area first to be sure). Once you’ve applied the stain remover, continue to dab – starting from the outside and working your way in. Clean and rinse the area with a wet rag several times, then set a towel over the area with something heavy on top to soak up any remaining moisture.


  1. Clean your area rugs. Check the care instructions on all your rugs and don’t forget them during your spring and fall cleaning sessions, and more often when necessary. It’s important to follow the specific cleaning instructions on each to avoid damage and fading. However, just like your regular carpet, these area rugs certainly trap a lot of dirt and debris and should be cleaned regularly.


  1. Vacuum often! The norm is to vacuum once per week. However if you have pets or allergy sufferers in your home, it would be a good idea to increase that to a few times a week as part of your cleaning routine. It’s also a good idea to clean high-traffic areas often to help lengthen the life of your carpet, and suck up as much dirt as possible before it gets set too deep in the carpet. Once that happens, the dirt can actually cause the carpet fibers to start deteriorating.


  1. Slow down! We’re always in such a rush these days, aren’t we?! And who wants to spend a long time cleaning? No one! However, it’s a good idea to slow your roll when you’re vacuuming. Slower passes will mean more dirt gets extracted at a time, and gives the suction time to really reach deep into the fibers.


  1. Professional cleaning! Routine professional carpet cleaning is one of the very best ways to keep your carpet looking newer, longer. QJS has been caring for carpet in homes throughout the Durham area for years, and it’s a job we take seriously! We understand people live on carpet that is why we use eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for everyone in your home.

For more information on our residential carpet cleaning, please visit: https://qjsservices.ca/services-solutions/carpet-cleaning/


Merry, Bright & Clean: Hiring a Janitorial Service in Time for the Holidays

Merry, Bright & Clean: Hiring a Janitorial Service in Time for the Holidays

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If you’ve never really thought about hiring a professional janitorial service, let us tell you why you should!

Winter is here and for many businesses in Whitby, it also means a busy time of year! There really isn’t time to have part of the staff trying to clean up around the office, while working on a million other projects and helping customers. But, letting the cleaning and maintenance fall to the wayside will also mean a whole lot more work in the long run.

First, you should know QJS janitorial Services isn’t like the other guys. We pride ourselves in customizing cleaning solutions for all of our clients – and we are completely eco-friendly. Our cleaning solutions won’t hurt you, your customers, or the environment. With all the cleaning chemicals available today, we are proud to offer a healthier solution for everyone.

Impress Your Customers

No one wants to eat in a dirty restaurant. Likewise, customers are going to form a very fast opinion about your business depending on its cleanliness. Dust and debris could mean to them that you aren’t organized or detail-oriented enough to take care of their needs. You also don’t want a customer asking to use a restroom that has not had a thorough cleaning in months. Trust us, they will be able to tell!

On the flip side, the fresh smell of a clean office will leave them feeling confident and ready to hire you! Some experts say people form first impressions in less than five seconds. That means before you even have time to greet them, they may have already formed some opinions on your business based just on its appearance. Undoing first impressions is very difficult.


Never have a vacuum running while you’re trying to talk to a customer again. Hiring a professional janitorial cleaning company will likely mean you can determine a time for them to take care of your space that is most convenient for you. If an intern is doing the cleaning, it is probably going to be during business hours whereas janitorial services most often get their work done after hours.

Hiring QJS Janitorial Services can give you peace of mind that your building will be clean and presentable every single day. No more worrying about the intern missing crumbs on the carpet.


Sure, there is the regular cost of having a crew come in and clean your space. However, a thorough cleaning by a professional cleaning company could save you money in the long run. Professional grade cleaning equipment will get rid of deep, set-in dirt and stains in your carpet, extending its life. The same rules apply to office furniture like chairs and couches.

A thorough dusting will keep dust and debris from collecting in your computers and other electronics, extending their lives. Having bathrooms thoroughly cleaned and disinfected will keep your employees healthier. Plus, putting your own employees to work on jobs related directly to the business could help save you operating costs since you would otherwise have to pay another employee to do the work.