Common Types of Bacteria in Chicago Carpets

Get them out with our carpet cleaning services. Everyone knows carpets collect dirt and dust, but most people aren’t aware of the amount of bacteria that could be thriving on your carpeted floors. Fortunately, at ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, we offer extensive carpet cleaning services in Chicago, IL. Our professional and extremely thorough staff will […]

Get them out with our carpet cleaning services.

Common Types of Bacteria in CarpetsEveryone knows carpets collect dirt and dust, but most people aren’t aware of the amount of bacteria that could be thriving on your carpeted floors. Fortunately, at ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, we offer extensive carpet cleaning services in Chicago, IL. Our professional and extremely thorough staff will clean dirt, stains, and even bacteria from your carpet fibers.

These following types of bacteria are some of the most common living in carpets—residential or commercial. They can be the source of a range of symptoms from allergies to fevers:

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: This pathogen is resistant to penicillin and is often brought into the home by the athletes of the family. It clings to gym bags, shoes, and socks if they aren’t washed often. If it gets into cuts on the skin, it can cause irritated red bumps and even more serious symptoms over time. Our carpet cleaning products and methods can take care of this germ even when penicillin can’t.

Campylobacter: This bacteria is especially virulent during winter. It dwells in wet galoshes and snow boots where it clings to socks and is finally dropped off onto the carpet. It can cause a disease called campylobacteriosis whose symptoms include diarrhea, cramping, and fever. We can zap this one with our carpet cleaning services too.

Micrococcus: This pathogen can be especially dangerous for those with weakened immune systems. It causes bad skin infections, meningitis, septic shock, and more. To keep it out of the home, call us for our carpet cleaning services.

Norovirus: As the name denotes, this pathogen is a virus and not a bacteria. It is exceptionally nasty and can survive up to six weeks in your carpet before finding a home in your body. As soon as something rolls over the carpet, the Norovirus becomes airborne and able to infect. Vacuuming helps by minimizing dust, but to ensure pathogen-free flooring, take advantage of our carpet cleaning services.

These bacteria and pathogens might sound scary, but they can be treated and removed. Even if you aren’t sure whether they are in your carpets or not, the best you can do for you and your family’s health is to call us.

Get Rid of Road Salt in Your Chicago Home with Our Winter Carpet Cleaning Services

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides winter cleaning services for Chicago homes and businesses. When the winter months hit so does the snow, and the road crews break out the road salt. Road salt works in two ways to keep roads safer. It lowers the freezing temperature of the water collecting on the road from winter […]

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides winter cleaning services for Chicago homes and businesses.

Winter Carpet Cleaning ServicesWhen the winter months hit so does the snow, and the road crews break out the road salt. Road salt works in two ways to keep roads safer. It lowers the freezing temperature of the water collecting on the road from winter precipitation, and it creates some traction on the slushy pavement. While it might keep us safer on the roads, salt can seriously damage your carpets. At ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, we offer extensive carpet cleaning services in Chicago, IL to keep salt from harming your carpets this winter.

Road salt consists of magnesium and calcium chloride, both very alkaline materials. As we’ve experienced with bleach or its opposite (highly acidic substances), materials with extreme pH levels on either end of the spectrum are corrosive and destroy many things in our homes.

If road salt is allowed to have a continued presence in your carpets, it can cause a variety of harm. The easiest way to prevent these problems from arising is to take advantage of professional carpet cleaning services.

To begin with, road salt will inevitably leave white surface stains and crusty buildups if it lingers in your carpets. We’ve all seen this happen to our favorite winter boots and even our car floor mats. This happens when the granules of the salt dissolve in water (usually melted snow is the culprit here) and get absorbed into your carpet fibers.

While it’s far from desirable to have crusty white stains in your carpet, these surface blemishes may be the least of your worries. Without carpet cleaning services to correctly remove salt  stains from your carpet, the chemicals in the salt will bond even further with your carpet fibers. Eventually these particles will break down your carpet, and you may end up with a shedding pile of grunge. The salt could still be present in your carpet even after the surface stains fade.

Preventing carpet damage from road salt is simple. Keep salt from beginning to buildup in your carpets by stopping the salt from reaching your floors. Ask your family and guests to take their shoes off inside. Regular vacuuming is also a reassurance that the salt won’t pile up. If you see the early signs of salt damage, call us for our carpet cleaning services in the Chicago, IL area.

Pet Mishaps & Residential Carpet Cleaning in Evanston, IL

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides residential carpet cleaning in Evanston, IL and surrounding areas Owners want the best for their pets. We all know pets aim to please their owners. What could interfere with this happy union? How about the occasional potty accident on the flooring or carpeting rather than outside or in the litter […]

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides residential carpet cleaning in Evanston, IL and surrounding areas

Owners want the best for their pets. We all know pets aim to please their owners. What could interfere with this happy union? How about the occasional potty accident on the flooring or carpeting rather than outside or in the litter box? Mishaps can happen, even if only for medical reasons as your pet ages. Pet owners can rely on ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons for their carpet cleaning, pet odor removal, and other cleaning needs in Evanston, Illinois.

Even if you soak up any fresh accidents, stains and odor will remain. Your nose and eyes may not detect them, but your pet’s nose certainly will. The potential for future mishaps and destruction in your home is too great to ignore. Sure, a black light could help you find any and all incriminating evidence. Now what? If pet owners in Evanston don’t approach odor and carpet stain removal correctly, offensive stains and/or odors can be made much worse instead of being totally removed. You could learn the various steps involved for specific flooring materials, and use your time and efforts in hopes of accomplishing your pet odor and stain removal goals, but why invest all that time, money and effort only to potentially make a bad problem even worse? Instead, contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons, the friendly experts experienced in professional carpet cleaning for your Evanston, IL home!

Let us take care of your home carpet cleaning needs while you concentrate on working with Fido or Kitty to re-train their misplaced habits. Your pet will love you for it. They like a clean home, too. Sometimes they just need a little re-direction.

Even if something other than your carpet is soiled, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons can help. Professional residential cleaning in the Chicago area is our business. Just like your pet, we aim to please…consistently. Can’t you just picture our tails wagging? Contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons today!

How to Hide a Carpet Stain until Professional Carpet Cleaning in Chicago IL

Chicago, IL Carpet Cleaning by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons It’s happened to everyone: a rouge glass of wine or soda gets knocked to the ground or some delicious spaghetti misses your mouth and ends up on the floor. Mom always said you should eat at the table and not in the living room. Maybe we […]

Chicago, IL Carpet Cleaning by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons

It’s happened to everyone: a rouge glass of wine or soda gets knocked to the ground or some delicious spaghetti misses your mouth and ends up on the floor. Mom always said you should eat at the table and not in the living room. Maybe we should have listened! Or maybe your beautiful carpet is now stained from fire or water damage. Not to fear, though. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons offers professional carpet cleaning in Chicago, Il  to remove stains and refresh your carpet.

Until we can get there, here are a few tips for covering new (and old) stains:

Rearrange the furniture. This is the simplest solution, and it was probably time for some Feng Shui in your home anyway. Until a professional carpet cleaning can be performed on your carpets, try moving furniture over the stain to hide it from view. Just don’t forget it’s there or you’ll have a nasty surprise when the next stain appears!

Adjust the lighting. Changing the position of the lighting in the room can help hide stains. Try a dimmer lamp, or angled light to help hide the stain. A less harsh light can help the eye skim over stains on the carpet.

Cover the stain with an area rug. Try to only do this in low traffic areas. Repeated trips over the stain may grind it into the carpet fibers further and make it even harder to remove during the carpet cleaning process.

If the stain is fresh, there are a few things you can do to reduce the severity. Soak up extra moisture with paper towels, or better yet, with shop rags from your local hardware store. Whatever you do, DO NOT rub the stain. Make sure to blot the carpet stain to remove color.

Of course, the best choice is to call your favorite carpet cleaning company. When you need carpet cleaning in Chicago, IL, don’t wait to call ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons until you can’t rearrange your furniture anymore. Contact us, and we’ll help you keep your design freedom and freshness in your home.

March Madness: The Perfect Time for Carpet Cleaning in Chicago, IL

ServiceMaster Restorations by Simons provides carpet cleaning, residential cleaning services, and more in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas March is a month of closing the chapter on cold winter months and opening the door to warmer, sunnier days. Spring is arriving, schools are taking breaks, and most importantly – March Madness! March Madness, the annual […]

ServiceMaster Restorations by Simons provides carpet cleaning, residential cleaning services, and more in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas

March is a month of closing the chapter on cold winter months and opening the door to warmer, sunnier days. Spring is arriving, schools are taking breaks, and most importantly – March Madness! March Madness, the annual NCAA college basketball tournament, is an event that may mark some sports lovers’ calendar as the “highlight event of the year!” Friends making bracket predictions and hosting countless parties characterize this exciting time in college sports, but it might not be as exciting for your carpets. With many Chicago residents having friends and family over to watch March Madness, an array of chips and dips, saucy meatballs, pieces of gooey pizza, and beverages of untold types may have dripped, dropped, and plopped upon your once-clean carpets. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons provides carpet cleaning in Chicago, IL, and can bring your carpets back to life by removing nasty stains and deeply embedded grime after March Madness!

The key to successful carpet cleaning is having the right supplies, the right methods, and the right carpet cleaners. Thankfully, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons has all three. With certified technicians, the industry’s best supplies, and proven carpet cleaning methods, a March Madness maddening mess doesn’t stand a chance!

By using a customized, individualized approach, ServiceMaster Restorations by Simons will ensure your carpets are treated for the unique stains they possess. Our certified technicians will assess the mess and create a plan of attack – or a “playbook” if you will, to provide offense to your stains and defense to your carpets.

Our Carpet Cleaning methods include:

• Remove spots and spills
• Prevent soil accumulation
• Lift carpet fiber to maximize a plush, clean appearance
• Remove dirt and odor using green cleaning methods
• Customize carpet cleaning to your carpets’ needs!

No matter the mess that has found its way onto and into your carpets during March Madness, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons can take care of it. Beer, soda, punch, chocolate, chips, dip, savory sauces, cheesy tomato-based slices – none stand a chance! Contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons for Chicago, IL, carpet cleaning today! Your carpets will thank you and you’ll be in great shape for March Madness 2015!

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons Opens ServiceMaster CLEANING by Simons

15% off  Chicago floor cleaning and upholstery cleaning services in November and December ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons is proud to announce a new addition to our ServiceMaster franchise in Chicago: ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons. By combining the skilled services of ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons with ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, we have produced a high quality […]

15% off  Chicago floor cleaning and upholstery cleaning services in November and December

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons is proud to announce a new addition to our ServiceMaster franchise in Chicago: ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons. By combining the skilled services of ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons with ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, we have produced a high quality one-stop business  not only for disaster and restoration repair, but also all of your commercial cleaning services and residential cleaning services.

ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons handles all of your common cleaning needs and more for both commercial and residential customers. We specialize in Chicago carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning and offer total floor cleaning services like hardwood floor cleaning, tile cleaning, grout cleaning, and other hard surface floor cleaning. With the most advanced technology available and experienced, professional technicians, ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons provides the same quality service and focus on excellence you’ve come to expect from ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons.

Carpeting and other types of flooring aren’t the only types of surfaces we take care of. We will gladly clean your oriental and area rugs with the exacting care they require. You can drop off your rug at our office, or schedule an appointment for us to pick it up. ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons will provide the service that best fits the needs of your busy schedule at either your home or office.

Not only does ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons take care of the visible dirt in your home or office, we offer services that clean out those forgotten spaces as well. Air ducts can gather copious amounts of dust and dirt and provide the optimum breeding environment for a wide array of molds and mildew. Every time the furnace kicks-in this dust and debris is continually circulated throughout your home or business.  A thorough air duct cleaning from ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons will help you breathe easier and allow your furnace to operate with far greater operating and energy efficiency.

Owner Sam Simon says, “I am very excited about the purchase of the new franchise.” In fact, he is so excited that he is offering ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons services at a discount. Throughout the months of November and December, ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons is offering 15% off all floor care and upholstery services. You read that right: 15% discount on all floor cleaning and upholstery cleaning services from ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons! We’re excited about this new addition to our business and we hope you are as well! Contact us in November and December to schedule your discounted floor cleaning and upholstery care services and discover the unmatched superior professional excellence ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons has to offer!

Chicago Carpet Cleaning Pros Return Carpets to Snowy White

Carpet Cleaning in Chicago by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons Winter is quickly approaching, whether we like the colder weather or not! It’s time to wrap up outdoor projects and construction and turn your focus indoors. During the summer, you may have neglected your Chicago area home in favor of spending those short summer months outside. […]

Carpet Cleaning in Chicago by ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons

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Winter is quickly approaching, whether we like the colder weather or not! It’s time to wrap up outdoor projects and construction and turn your focus indoors. During the summer, you may have neglected your Chicago area home in favor of spending those short summer months outside. Now that dropping degrees have forced you to spend more time inside, it’s easier to notice that you’ve been neglecting your house, in particular, that once white carpet which is now a dingy, tan color. Luckily, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons has the professional Chicago carpet cleaning experience and tools required to make your carpet as clean as the day it was installed, just in time for the winter months.

With all the traffic in and out of your home during the summer, there is sure to be a variety of stains and dirt in high traffic areas of your home. Dirt and soil have been repeatedly ground into the fibers of the carpeting, while kids or pets may have added a few extra stains, making your carpet more of a watercolor pattern than the solid white you originally bought. ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons will start by determining the best carpet cleaning method for your carpet, then pre-treat any stains or spots, and apply our special solution to loosen ground-in dirt and soil. That’s when the real work on the carpets in your Chicago area home begins.

Water is a natural cleanser and carpet cleaning is no exception to it. Clean, hot water will loosen the last of the dirt that has bound to the fibers in your carpet so that we can more easily lift it out. Our professional carpet cleaning tools will thoroughly lift our all of the dirt, stains, and water from your carpet, freshening your floors and home with just a simple carpet cleaning.

ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons will never leave your home until you are completely satisfied with the results. We follow up our carpet cleaning process with post-treatment of any residual stains. A quick trim and final dry will give your carpet a nice unified appearance that possibly looks better than the day your carpet was installed. As always, we’ll make sure your furniture is protected all throughout the process and that you are completely satisfied with your carpet cleaning experience.

The same process is applied to commercial and residential buildings. Our technicians are skilled and experienced in providing a thorough and complete clean for your home. Contact ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons today for all your Chicago carpeting cleaning services.