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Oxi Fresh of the Hudson Valley Offers “Big City” Carpet Cleaning

Categories: Oxi Fresh News, Residential Carpet Cleaning, The Oxi Fresh Team

We know, we know, Warwick isn’t exactly the Big Apple – we’re more like the city that grows the big apples and regularly sleeps! But being far away from the city doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality carpet cleaning. With Oxi Fresh Hudson Valley carpet cleaners in Warwick, you get all the benefits of a competitive NY carpet cleaning company without all the downsides of the big city (we’re looking at you, dirty pigeons).

Here are some of the outstanding benefits you get when you choose Oxi Fresh carpet cleaners in the Hudson Valley:

  • No harsh chemicals: The biodegradable, organic solutions we use for our carpet cleaning are non-toxic and safe in all residential environments, including those with children and pets.
  • Fast drying: Our low moisture carpet cleaning system provides you with fast drying carpet cleaning that dries in about one hour, with no sticky and/or crunchy residue.
  • We’re eco-friendly: We seek to conserve water through our low-moisture cleaning system. Steam cleaners can use 40 gallons of water or more to clean just one home, whereas Oxi Fresh’s eco-friendly carpet cleaning can clean the same home using only 2 gallons of water. We also use recyclable bottles and packaging for our products and solutions, and conserve energy whenever possible.
  • Cleaner carpets: When comes down to it, you want the cleanest carpets possible, and Oxi Fresh certainly delivers. Our carpet cleaning methods are designed to break up dirt and debris (even those old dirt spots that have survived several cleaning) and remove contaminants all the way down to the bottom of your carpet pile.

You don’t need to live in NYC to get the absolute best carpet cleaning. Hudson Valley, New York carpet cleaning from Oxi Fresh is just like you would find in the “big city,” or maybe even better! We can’t wait to clean your carpets and give them a fresh and healthy new feel. Call us today at 877-OXIFRESH and find out about the great carpet cleaning specials we’re offering now!

Keep Your Upholstery Clean This Winter

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips, Residential Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning Tips

Everyone immediately thinks of summer as one of the dustiest seasons, and one of the hardest seasons on your furniture, but winter’s tough too. Between muddy boots, sludge getting tracked in, and lots more nights spent in, your upholstered furniture can take quite a beating.

Oxi Fresh specializes in all-natural, gentle upholstery cleaning, but what should you do between professional cleanings?

1. Vacuum your upholstered furniture on a regular basis using a soft vacuum brush attachment that’s safe for use on fabrics. Vacuuming regularly will get rid of loose soil and crumbs, reduce overall grime and soiling of your upholstered furniture, and remove pet hair (especially beneficial if you have someone in your household with allergies).

2. Always act fast – the faster you can clean up a stain the better chance you have at removing it. Baby wipes or sanitary wipes are often the best tool for cleaning stains because they offer just the right amount of water and soap and evaporate quickly.

3. Make a special shoe area next to the door where family and visitors can leave their wet and muddy shoes – this will not only reduce the muck on your furniture but on your carpet too!

4. If you have an indoor/outdoor pet keep a towel by the door and give their paws a quick rubdown before letting them back into the house.

5. Always test spot a hidden section of your upholstery before cleaning it yourself. If the fabric of your furniture is made from a synthetic fabric such as polyester, nylon, or acrylic, it should be safe to clean. However, if the fabric of your furniture is made of more than 50% cotton, professional upholstery cleaning from one of our franchisees like Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Phoenix may be your best bet – especially if you are dealing with an especially large stain or all-over filth.

The ultimate key to upholstery cleaning is choosing the appropriate type of cleaning method. For example, cleaning a store-bought polyester-covered chair from 2010 is much different than cleaning a hand-embroidered antique sofa from the 1950s. Always check the fabric, and if you have any doubts about cleaning a particular piece of furniture, don’t hesitate to call us.

Your Carpet’s Worst Enemies

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips, Residential Carpet Cleaning

One of the most neglected surfaces in your home is the carpets and/or floors.  They are constantly being trampled on holding in stains, dirt and other substances that may be potentially harmful to you and your family.  If you live in Houston you’re probably wondering what the best solution to this daily dilemma is.  Although carpet cleaning in Houston is readily available there are precautions and treatments to solve your problems immediately.

The first step in keeping your carpets clean and safe is to know your carpet’s worst enemies.

Dirt - sand and dirt fibers brought in my shoes, bare feet and debris gathered, collected and disbursed by everyday living

Pets - urine and feces from pet accidents

Children/Families – crayons, paint, juice and food

For most of us this is just a matter of life, so what can we do to prevent, solve and maintain clean carpets in our homes?

  • Place rugs or mats in front of entryways and exits.  This will prompt your guests and family to wipe their shoes and feet before entering your home.
  • Treat stains immediately.  Using store bought carpet stain removers can provide a quick and easy fix to stains until you can hire a professional carpet cleaner.
  • Vacuum your carpets regularly at least every 2 to 3 days.
  • Make appointments to have your carpets professionally cleaned everything 2 to 3 months.

Oxi Fresh provides green alternatives for carpet cleaners around Houston.  Using an environmentally friendly cleaning system that has a drying time of approximately an hour and uses less water than other commercial cleaners they are a popular choice among Houston carpet cleaning companies.

Keeping clean carpets keeps you and your family healthy.  Oxi Fresh’s carpet cleaning technology removes the danger of mold and mildew growing beneath the surface of your carpet.  It effectively removes grime and oils at the very bottom of the carpet, while saving water and energy.  Oxi Fresh of Houston is the top eco-friendly carpet cleaners in Houston Texas.

Questions to Ask your Professional Carpet Cleaner

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips, Residential Carpet Cleaning

You’ve got a big party at your house next week and those stains in your carpet have to be taken care of immediately. So you grab the phone book and browse through the list of Phoenix carpet cleaners – but how do you know which one will get the job done right? Before calling the very first number, make sure you know exactly what services you need and exactly what sort of services they provide. Here are the essential questions you need to ask your professional carpet cleaner:

1. What type of carpet cleaning method do you use?

Their answer may sound like gibberish to you but understanding what is right for your carpet and your family will help you decide whether their services are worth investing in. Find carpet cleaners in Phoenix that utilize eco-friendly technology. Carpet cleaning technology that conserves water and energy not only benefits the environment, but also benefits the longevity of your carpet. Less water used in cleaning your carpet ensures a faster drying time, which helps prevent mold and mildew growth beneath your carpet.

2. How much does the service cost?

Some companies charge by the room while others charge by the square foot. Access the amount of carpet that needs to be cleaned and calculate which option is within your budget. Make sure you ask for a detailed breakdown of the services you get for what you are paying – some companies charge extra for anything more than a basic cleaning service.

3. Are you cleaners certified?

Your professional carpet cleaner should be certified by the IICRC. This certification ensures that your carpet cleaner is trained to get the job done right. Don’t get stuck with a fraudulent company that employs untrained workers to clean your carpet!

4. How long has your company been in business?

The best carpet cleaners are the ones that are established in a community. Phoenix carpet cleaning services that have been around for a while means that customers are satisfied with the company’s work. These well-established carpet cleaners are the ones that you want to look for because they have years of experience under their belts and are trusted by the community.

Here at Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaners in Phoenix we are looking to provide you with the best resources when it comes to caring for your carpet. Finding the right Phoenix carpet cleaners just takes some research and asking your professional carpet cleaner the right questions. Keep an eye out for more helpful tips and tricks from Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning in Phoenix!

What Are The Different Types of Carpet Designs Available? What Should I Choose?

Categories: Carpet Cleaning Tips, The Guide to Carpet

We here at Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Houston, one of the most reputable carpet cleaners in Houston,  have worked on literally thousands of carpeted floors while performing carpet cleaning services.

Our years of experience and expertise doing carpet cleaning in Houston makes us a local expert on carpet.  Why, might you ask?  Well, traditional handymen or carpet installers may install a carpet, but it’s a carpet cleaning Houston professional that sees the same carpet multiple times, and sees how it wears, and how it holds up over time!

When it comes to purchasing carpet there are two primary considerations to look at:  pile design, and fiber type.  Both of these considerations affect how easy your carpet cleans before you bring in your favorite Oxi Fresh Houston carpet cleaners.

Carpet Pile Design

Carpet pile, or the shape and texture of your carpet fibers is split into cut-pile, loop-pile, and cut and loop pile designs.  We at Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Houston have worked with all of these carpet designs.

Cut Pile Designs:

  • Saxony Pile – ¾” pile height typically, twisted, heat-set yarns, stands upright underneath foot traffic.  More than 90% of expensive carpet is made out of Saxony pile.
  • Plush/Velvet Pile – This plush design is dense enough to hold up to normal traffic.  This pile has little to no twist, which produces a smooth texture.  Because Plush/Velvet pile is sensitive to heat, the OxiFresh Carpet Cleaning Houston team always takes extra care to not deform the carpet .
  • Shag Pile – This design hails from the 70’s, and has a low density with long length such that the fibers lie more or less sideways every which way.   Less commonly employed today.
  • Splush Pile – It’s Shag! It’s Plush! It’s Splush!  This mix of Shag and Plush is also called mini-shag or short-shag. You still get the random sideways laying effect as with Shag.
  • Grass Pile – This grass simulator is typically made of slit-film olefin, coming in a large variety of colors.
  • Frieze – This design has tightly twisted yarns that give a rough, fine, slightly bumpy appearance

Loop Pile Designs:

  • Multi-Level Loop Pile – This Loop style has both low and high loops, creating a staggered density effect
  • Level Loop Pile – These are just loops that are uncut, consisting of loops.  Commercial carpet has very low height to it. OxiFresh Carpet Cleaning Houston staff members are experienced with all types of commercial carpet.

Although Berber carpet is the traditional loop carpet that tends to get snagged and produces runs with traditional vacuums and carpet cleaners, when our carpet cleaning Houston professionals come to your home, we –never- damage your carpet, or your money back.

Cut And Loop Pile Designs:

  • Sculptured Saxony – This beautiful Saxony has high Cut pile yarns, with Loop piles accenting in between.  Elegant and interesting.
  • Sculptured Shag – This is like Sculptured Saxong except it has higher cut-pile yarns, contrasted with Loops that are uncut.
  • Level Cut Loop – This pile uses even length loops and cut-pile fibers interspersed throughout.

The Carpet Choice Verdict From Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Houston

In general, Cut and Loop Pile with lower loops and higher cut fibers, and Cut Pile carpets stand up to wear and tear the best.   You can last just a smidge longer between OxiFresh Carpet Cleaning Houston visits for these types of carpet as opposed to loop carpet, because these carpets are less fragile, and less fragile carpets mean you can actually clean them regularly without needing to call in a carpet cleaning,  Houston professional.

Carpet Cleaning Houston Gives Berber Carpet a Thumbs Down

As for looped carpet, especially Berber carpet, these carpets tend to snag easily, going on continuous unraveling runs, with costly repairs in between.  Because of its fragile nature, homeowners tend to vacuum their Berber carpets less, for fear of damaging them, and thus more frequent visits from a carpet cleaning, Houston professional are required to compensate.  Pets also wear down Berber carpet significantly faster over Cut and Loop or Cut piles, because these types of carpet are not likely to unravel.

Generally speaking, we at Oxi Fresh Carpet recommend staying away from Berber carpet so you can more easily maintain it, but if you love the look and feel (we certainly do!) we don’t mind helping you maintain your carpet by bringing in our green carpet cleaning Houston crew!  Look out for a future post about the best carpet materials to choose from your friendly staff at Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning in Houston!

Phoenix Dust Storm – Do You Need to Clean Your Carpets?

Categories: Residential Carpet Cleaning

On July 5th, 2011, those of us here at Oxi Fresh of Phoenix Carpet Cleaning, (as well as everyone else in the Valley of the Sun) experienced a dust cloud of biblical proportions – or at least something you might have seen in a Hollywood movie such as The Mummy Returns.  This giant, rolling, dust cloud is called a Haboob in Arabic, and it typically happens in Arizona when a southwestern thunderstorm causes a rush of air coming down ahead of the thunderstorm itself, causing topsoil to be disrupted, and then blown out across the landscape.  Our experience at Oxi Fresh is that these are rather common, probably at least once a season, but in terms of scale, this is one of the biggest us carpet cleaners in Phoenix have ever witnessed!

Southwest Monsoon Season Science

It’s rather interesting science if you like such things, but if you’re not so much into the science of why giant dust clouds form and roll right into our Phoenix metro before a Phoenix monsoon season thunderstorm, you may be just a little more interested in the after-effects of this giant 2011 dust storm. Perhaps more importantly, you want to know how to clean up, starting with that call to Oxi Fresh!

Dust.  It’s Everywhere!

So if you’ve looked around, your cars are covered in dust, your fruit trees are covered in a light dusting of sand and dust.  But the effects of that sandstorm weren’t just limited to the outdoors.  How many of us can say our houses and offices are completely sealed-off from the outdoors?

Homes, Offices, even Oxi Fresh Phoenix HQ Aren’t Dustproof!

Most homes and offices have small openings here and there; vents, doorways, window sills, intakes, and dozens of nooks and crannies that can let in dust.  There’s dust everywhere, and there are many contaminants in that dust, including mold spores, bacteria, viruses, plant matter, rail dust, and industrial chemicals and pollutants.  And now it’s covering everything!

Do I Need To Get My Carpets Cleaned After The Dust Storm?

Here’s a great way to test if you’ve got a post dust storm carpet dust problem from your friendly neighborhood Phoenix carpet cleaning company.  Splash some water on your hand, then run your hand through your carpet and feel and see what the effects are.  If you’ve got a slightly dusty, sticky feeling left in your palm; that means it’s time to call your local experts at Oxi Fresh Phoenix carpet cleaners!

Contact Oxi Fresh Phoenix Carpet Cleaners!

Call 1.877.OXIFRESH today!  We’ve got extra help and we’re working extra hours to help everyone in the Phoenix area to recover from the unhealthy and unsightly effects of this recent dust storm.

Your Carpet Cleaner Claims To Clean, But Is Your Carpet Cleaner Safe and Green?

Categories: Green Carpet Cleaning

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Houston stands a cut above the rest, harnessing the power of oxygen to super-clean your carpets!  Our carpet cleaning materials and methods are safe for children and pets, and leave absolutely no sticky residue. That’s why our dry time is among the fastest in the industry, just one hour!  That’s faster than it takes some dryer loads to finish!

But Is It Green?

Now, some carpet cleaners in Houston claim to be “green”. In fact, quite a few Houston carpet cleaning companies are not only likely to claim to be green, but in fact, the methods and chemicals used are not only wasteful, but harmful to the environment.  Then there are those carpet cleaning Houston companies that are not green, but at least they are not trying to hide their less-than-green tendencies.  In either case, we at OxiFresh Carpet Cleaning Houston think that if those other companies were just a little greener, then the rest of us could breathe a little easier!


At Oxi Fresh Houston carpet cleaners, we put our green  carpet cleaning where are mouth is.  Most steam cleaners require 40 or more gallons of water to clean a home.  Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Houston can clean that same home with just two gallons of water!  We use 5% of the water a typical steam cleaner uses, that’s twenty times more is necessary, and we think traditional steam cleaning is completely wasteful! Save some water!

Energy Efficiency

At Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Houston, we save energy everywhere we can.  We use highly efficient cleaning equipment, which is not truck-mounted, because equipment that’s mounted on trucks requires the truck to stay on for multiple hours, releasing all kinds of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases.  Due to our non-truck-powered equipment, we also keep all your house doors shut while working so as not to overwork your thermostat and run up your energy bill.    Finally, because we use so much less water than the average steam cleaner, we use considerably less energy to take all that moisture and wastewater out.

Environmentally Friendly Products

When we’re out  cleaning Houston homes and offices, we always use biodegradable, organic, and non-toxic products to clean your space.  We’re also set apart from the rest because our cleaning products utilize low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).  VOC’s are gentle on fibers, but tough on stains, so you get a squeaky clean steam, while staying eco-friendly green!

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!

While the other steam cleaning guy down the street might throw out his packaging in –your- trash can, our staff always uses recyclable bottles and packaging, and we always recycle all of our bottles and packaging materials after use.   Even at corporate, we’re going paperless where we can, and if we use paper, it’s recycled afterwards.  We at Oxi Fresh carpet cleaning are the real green carpet cleaning company!

Simple Tips for Going Green this Summer

Categories: Green Carpet Cleaning

Simple Tips for Going Green

At long last summer is finally here. The long days, BBQs, and warm water – it’s hardly a contest to win the prize for my favorite season. Now that the months of anticipation are over it’s about time for the anxiety of its conclusion to kick in. Like a kid on his last week of summer vacation I feel the impending doom of summer’s end…on the first nice day of spring. So like that kid, I take every opportunity to get my jollies in and make the most of summer while I still can. This, of course, means spending as much time outside as I can. Because I enjoy summer and being outdoors so much I can really appreciate the benefits of a healthy environment. Passing on a healthy planet to the next generation, as cheesy as that sounds, really is our responsibility and easy little changes in our everyday habits can really make a big impact. So here now are some easy-to-implement tips for going green this summer.

Need to dry a handful of clothing? Use a clothesline!

If you’ve never worn clothes that have been dried in the sun, then you haven’t lived.  They’re all warm and crispy and leave you feeling like a million bucks. But the best part is that it saves a ton of energy and it’s great for the environment and great on your energy bills.

Regulate AC Usage

This one is tough, even for me and I like the heat, but regulating AC usage can make the biggest difference of any energy saving tip. Try only using AC during the peak heat hours of the day. Make sure all windows are closed while it’s on and when temps begin to cool again, shut it off and enjoy the twilight of summer nights.

Energy Efficient Bulbs (CFL/LED)

On average, an energy efficient bulb runs about 80% more efficiently than a traditional bulb. That translates to big savings for you and the environment.

Use all-natural cleaning agents

Most of the liquids that we use eventually wind up in our oceans, lakes, and rivers. That is why it is so important to use cleaning agents that will not negatively impact the environment. Cleaning agents such as those used by Oxi Fresh carpet cleaning in Phoenix minimize environmental impact because they were made to be safe and non-hazardous.

These simple tips for going green help to ensure that we get to enjoy summer for many years to come. Plus, I don’t know what I’d do without my yearly cycle of anticipation and anxiety.

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