Simple solutions for cleaning your floors and tiles

Sometimes, we encounter unexpected and even really bad situations in which cleaning our floors is seemingly impossible. Not only that, but maintaining a floor’s cleanliness and safety can also be a grueling task none of us want to fuss over daily. Fortunately, there are simple ways and solutions that you can achieve great and clean floors, allowing you to leave the extreme tasks to the experts.

Try cleaning your floors and tiles with the following substances:

  • Ammonia – for removing old wax layers on your flooring and preventing it from turning yellow in time
  • Lighter fluid, pencil erasers, and steel wool – for removing heel or streak marks and smudges on the floor
  • Tea – for cleaning wood furniture
  • Vinegar – for brightening up ceramic tiles
  • WD-40 – for toning down shiny polyurethane coating

Get more cleaning tips and cleaning help for those hard tasks from the experts at WOW Total Cleaning. You can reach us at 512-291-0048 to ask any questions you may have or set up an appointment.

Why blotting carpet stains is important

Regardless of whether you are at home or work, spills are going to happen. Unfortunately, if not addressed quickly, these spills can leave behind unsightly and hard to remove stains. However, if you make sure to take certain steps when first cleaning a spill, you might be able to prevent carpet stains.

One of the most important things to remember is that blotting a stain on your carpet is critical. Blotting the stain will cause the liquid to be soaked into your cleaning material, e.g. a rag, and help to prevent its penetrating into the carpet. Once this is done several times, most if not all of the spill should be removed from the carpet, preventing an unsightly stain from forming. However, if this does not work entirely, it might be time to seek professional help.

When you need stains removed quickly and professionally in Austin, our cleaners at WOW Total Cleaning are ready to help. Schedule an appointment with us by calling 512-291-0048 today.

Using vinegar for effective carpet cleaning

There is a large variety of ways in which you can work on removing stains from your carpets, from professional cleaners to home solutions. One popular homemade cleaning solution that works on certain stains is a mixture of vinegar and water.

From wine and food stains to stains from pets, this vinegar mixture can be used to successfully obliterate the stain. However, in order to successfully do this, you should make sure to do the following:

  • Use a washcloth to blot up as much of the stain as possible while it is still fresh
  • Use a mister to spray the vinegar and water mixture on the stain
  • Blot or wipe up the stain after the vinegar sits for several minutes.

If you are unable to get rid of carpet stains in your Austin home, our well-trained and well-equipped cleaners at WOW Total Cleaning are prepared to help. Call 512-291-0048 to get in touch with us today and schedule a time when we can come to clean your home.

Keeping your carpets and mattresses clean

While most people take time to keep their home and carpets clean, it is just as important to keep your mattress clean. Unlike your carpets that only makes contact with your feet or occasionally the lower extremities of your body, your mattresses makes contact with your full body, which could make it even dirtier.  As such, regular mattress cleaning is essential if you do not want your mattresses to become infested with bacteria and parasites.

Failing to keep your mattress clean could result in a number of health issues for you and your family, including:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Bed bugs
  • Allergens

Our cleaners at WOW Total Cleaning are committed to providing Austin residents with the highest quality cleaning possible, from deep carpet cleaning to maid services. To learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your home clean, call us at 512-291-0048 today.

Selling your house? Get your carpets looking like new with the help of a professional team

Potential buyers may think again about buying your home if the carpets look dirty or are not in the best shape possible, even if the rest of the home is in great shape. As such, a do-it-yourself cleaning of your carpet might not do the job. You may need the help of a carpet cleaning professional, as only they have the right tools and skills to make any carpet look new.

Cleaning professionals have the necessary power tools and machines to draw out unsightly sand and dirt that have accumulated in the carpet over a long period of time, helping make your carpet seem fluffier and smell fresher. They also have the techniques and knowledge to get rid of bacteria and dust, giving potential buyers of your home a healthy living environment for their family, should they consider buying your house.

At WOW Total Cleaning, our expert cleaners can help any Austin home owners make sure their floors are clean, from carpet cleaning, water extraction and restoration, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and more. We are available to help you when you call 512-291-0048.

Eliminating allergens from your carpet

Carpets are a main source of allergens in homes and businesses, leading to sneezing or coughing fits and acting as asthma triggers. As such, it is necessary to conduct a regular cleaning of your carpets in order to keep allergens from affecting you and your family or colleagues.

One tip to keep allergens from lodging into a carpet is by controlling the room’s humidity with a dehumidifier. An indoor air cleaner or special allergy filter on your heating and cooling system can also prevent allergens from building up in your carpet. If you are looking to clean your carpet rather than simply try to prevent allergens from getting into the carpet, use ammonia, vinegar, or a special shampoo designed to reduce allergens in your home carpet steamer.

Allergens can come from a number of irritants, including pollen, cockroaches, dust mites, pets, cleaning solutions, chemicals in your carpet or its padding, paints, glues, molds, perfumes, among others.

WOW Total Cleaning can provide both residential and commercial clients with quality carpet cleaning services. Thus, if you live in the Austin area and are in need of cleaning services, contact us at 512-291-0048 today.

Tips for caring for a marble floor

Marble floors are often a very desirable feature of a home; however, these types of floors can be slightly more delicate and expensive, making it critical to use the proper care in order to preserve its natural beauty.

The elegance of marble flooring can be preserved if homeowners practice preventive measures to protect the floor from being damaged by foreign objects. One way to take this type of preventative action is to use doormats, which can prevent dirt and hard particles from scratching marble floors when being brought in on people’s shoes.

When cleaning the floor, make sure to immediately wipe spills up using soft, textured rags. You should also make sure to avoid using cleaning solutions that contain acids when cleaning marble floors.

The best way to ensure your marble floors get clean and do not become damaged is to enlist a professional floor cleaner’s services. If you are in Austin and need a marble floor cleaned, talk with the expert cleaners from WOW Total Cleaning by calling 512-291-0048.

Tile floor cleaning mistakes to avoid

Although tile floors often need to be cleaned, improper tile cleaning can permanently damage the beauty of a person’s tile floor, making it look worse than it did before.

One mistake that many people make is to use too much liquid, which can cause tile discoloration. Thus, anyone cleaning their own tiles should try as best as possible to avoid soaking the tiles with too much water. Additionally, certain expensive tiles may lose their natural beauty and become damaged if cleaned with the wrong solution. It is for this reason that many people with specialty tiles in their home or  business seek professional cleaning services.

Additionally, not regularly sweeping or mopping tile floors can make them look dull due to hardened dirt stuck overtime on the tiles. This can also cause the tile finish to be damaged due to abrasion if it is cleaned using steel wool or vacuum cleaner without a “hard surface” option.

The best way to avoid damaging your tile and to save both time and effort is to enlist the experts at WOW Total Cleaning, who can efficiently take care of your tile floors. Call 512-291-0048 today to set an appointment if you live in Austin and need your tiles cleaned.

Understanding mycotoxins and their potential health risks

Mycotoxins, or the toxins produced by mold species in moist conditions, can pose certain health risks when inhaled by humans.

In homes, mycotoxins may grow on carpets, walls, or anywhere in the house where a small water leak occurs for an extended period of time. After this growth, the mold can become airborne and inhaled by people living in the home. When this happens, a person may develop severe mycotoxins exposure, which may lead to adverse lung and skin inflammation. Additionally, mycotoxins can cause headaches, nausea, and vomiting. People with lung or breathing problems, like asthma, may suffer from worse health problems if these small toxic molds get into the lungs.

Households with dirty carpets and water leaks are more prone to mycotoxins exposure that can be hazardous. Contact the expert cleaning team at WOW Total Cleaning today to discuss cleaning your home and carpets. Schedule an appointment by calling 512-291-0048.

WOW Total Cleaning Provides UT Discount


Just in time for summer, the cleaning professionals at WOW Total Cleaning have provided a coupon to University of Texas students and staff for cleaning services. The coupon provides a 25% discount on all cleaning services, including carpet cleaning and move-out services, to all current students and staff with a valid UT ID. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons, and has no expiration date.

As one of Austin’s leading providers of cleaning services, WOW Total Cleaning is happy to provide this discount to the UT community, which plays such an integral role in the life of our city. Hopefully, this offer comes at an ideal time, when many students are either moving out or in to new homes and apartments and may need a helping hand with their cleaning needs. To learn more about this deal or our services, call us today at 512-291-0048.