How to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Areas Looking Fresh

Jun 23, 2021 | General Cleaning Tips

pool with people gathered around

Summer evenings make for great entertainment opportunities in your home! This means that keeping them clean is the top priority, but a time consuming one. We have some tips to help keep your best spaces clean!

Living Room Entertaining

Living rooms make for great entertaining spaces. You can kick back with a drink and turn on some background t.v. for the crowd. This means that you want your carpets, area rugs, and furniture in tip top shape for your guests.

Got a Last Minute Stain? Here’s a Quick Carpet Cleaning & Furniture Cleaning Tip

Did you deep clean your whole house right in time for guests and then realize that your children have ruined your hard work? If that’s the case, then here’s a DIY quick carpet cleaning tip and upholstery cleaning tip. In a bowl or small bucket, mix one part white vinegar with three parts water. Dip the bristles of the scrub brush into the solution and rub them into the carpet. Massage them into the fibers well (without fully saturating the carpet) and follow up with a cloth to help blot excess moisture. This works well both on carpets and on furniture.

Area Rug Cleaning

Eventually all the foot traffic in your home will turn your beautiful area rugs into one giant stain. Fortunately there are DIY solutions for last minute area rug stains. First, make sure it’s a sunny day outside and set up a little area where you can clean your rug. Then vacuum both sides of the rug thoroughly. Last, test out different carpet shampoos on your rug by dabbing some in a corner and mixing it with water and then letting it sit. If you find one that works, wash the entire area rug with that carpet shampoo. Area rug cleaning was never more easy!

Outdoor Patio Entertaining

Decks

Decks can be a great place to gather and enjoy some good food and good company while also enjoying the great weather. However, sometimes decks can get dirty and can also develop hornets nests if the wood starts to rot. It’s recommended that when building a deck you go with plastic instead of real wood, that way hornets won’t be tempted to build a home in the wood. If your deck needs a good washing, you should first rinse it off with the hose and let it air dry. There are deck cleaning solutions that you can buy at most stores that you can apply after it’s fully rinsed off.

Outdoor Tile

Outdoor tile is becoming more and more popular in deck, tile, and backyard design. These spaces are frequently used for summer entertaining. In fact, many people use these spaces like an additional room to their home. Whether you’re throwing a pool party, backyard barbeque, or simply having friends over to enjoy the evening, you’ll want to make a good impression. That’s why we’re providing these tips for cleaning and repairing your outdoor tile. Tile actually withstands extreme weather quite well. The real risk for outdoor tile damage comes from mold growth and cracking due to heavy furniture. When shopping for outdoor furniture, choose pieces that are less abrasive and have smoother edges. Furniture with rounded bottoms is ideal. Covering the feet of your furniture with protective matting also helps. You can also minimize scratches, cracking and mold growth by applying a high quality sealant to your tile once a year. 

Outdoor Furniture

Like indoor furniture, outdoor furniture can get a little messy and stained. Most outdoor furniture can be cleaned using the same DIY solution as indoor furniture. Now you can clean more areas with less work!

 

Professional Carpet, Upholstery, and Area Rug Cleaning

Rather leave your carpet cleaning and furniture cleaning to a professional? Temecula Valley Chem-Dry provides revolutionary indoor and outdoor cleaning services in Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Temecula Valley, Murrieta, and Menifee, CA. We use non-toxic cleaning solutions and powerful suction equipment to remove dirt and dust from your tile while preventing mold growth.

 

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