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Reasons You Need Removal Services

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Planning to move? Need to get rid of an old mattress? Customers hire removal services for many different reasons. In many ways, we can act as a moving service with the added benefit of disposing of old items or repairing items that need it. Whether you are looking for a furniture removal or mattress removal service, you’ll be happy you went with a restoration company instead of a moving company.

Proper Removal Equipment and Training

A restoration company with furniture removal and mattress removal services has a highly-trained team that will remove your belongings with the promise of not causing any damage. Whether you’re moving to a new house, getting rid of old furniture to update a room, or need to throw away pieces that are falling apart, a restoration company will have the right equipment to handle all of your removal needs. You won’t have to worry about damage to your house, either. This equipment will fit the layout of your home with the proper planning.

Pre-Planning for Safety and Reliability

Before we come in, we’ll ask some pre-planning questions. Where is the location of the item? Is there a direct path to the item? Are there any special considerations our team should know about, such as the fragility of the item or any care instructions? This will help our team plan out how best to take care of your furniture removal or mattress removal request before we even set foot in your home. You will have peace of mind because we take safety precautions and are overly prepared to complete a job well done.

Not Your Average Moving Company

Moving services want to get everything packed up and transported fast. They aren’t as worried about the condition of your property. They can be expensive and are notorious for damages and unreliability. When you call a restoration service for furniture removal, your moving service comes built in with restoration services. You get one company for all of your service-related jobs. This will save you from having to find a new company for each job. And it streamlines any claims with your insurance carrier.

At Kelley Klean, we are an IICRC-certified restoration company that prides ourselves on top-notch service. Our work comes with a 5-year guarantee. We can do furniture removal, mattress removal, and even piano removal services. Call us 24/7 for all of your restoration needs. To speak with our dispatcher, call us at 573-214-0990.

DIY Tips for Upholstery Repairs

Upholstery Cleaning

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We sit on our furniture daily. Whether we’re watching TV, eating dinner, reading a book, or having a gathering, our furniture gets used. As such, spills and stains tend to happen to the best of us. When it comes to upholstery cleaning, however, we don’t do it as often as we should. Is your furniture starting to smell or look dirty because of stains or crumbs? Below are some ways to clean it up yourself.

Spot Clean Stains

Fabric stain remover may work to remove the stain without having to replace the upholstery. With stains, you want to work as quickly as possible to prevent the stain from setting into the fabric. Keep stain remover on hand or use warm soap and water to gently blot and remove the stain. Follow the instructions on the back of the stain remover bottle for any additional information. If you have a stain that’s been there for a while or is pretty big, it may be time to bring in a professional.

Vacuum Between Crevices and Under Cushions

Dust, crumbs, and hair will accumulate on your upholstery after some time. To keep your furniture looking like new, take time to regularly vacuum in between any crevices and under cushions to get rid of anything that’s accumulated since your last cleaning. Things like dust and crumbs can even lead to stains if left unchecked. Regular surface cleaning your furniture will keep them looking newer longer.

Wipe Down Leather Surfaces

If your upholstery is leather, it can be regularly cleaned by wiping it down with soap and water or a store-bought leather cleaner. This will help to keep the leather looking fresh and can remove any odors from the surface. You should use a damp cloth with soap rubbed into it. Do not add water directly to the leather. Instead, gently wipe down the leather with the damp and soapy cloth and then wipe it with a dry cloth to remove the soap from the leather.

Hire A Professional Cleaner

Even after taking the above steps to keep your furniture clean, you should still hire a professional to come in and clean at least once a year. Professional cleaners can do a much deeper clean and have knowledge of the different fabrics used to make sure the cleaning is done without damaging anything. A professional clean will also allow you to keep your furniture longer as it will be a proactive defense against any damage or wear and tear.

Keep your furniture looking like new throughout its use. Call a professional cleaner and start putting these habits into practice. At Kelley Klean, we are a professional cleaning service that can clean your upholstery as well as provide other services for your home. Call us today at 573-214-0990 to set up an appointment.

How to Best Clean Leather Furniture

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Leather furniture adds a sense of luxury to your home decor. While leather adds luxury to your home, the maintenance is easy. Furniture made of leather does not require the type of care that other higher-quality materials do. Unlike other furniture in your home, leather furniture can go a while in between cleanings. However, there will come a time where a little care for your leather furniture is a good thing. You already have in your home most of the items you will need to care for and clean leather.

Manufacturer’s Cleaning Instructions

Just like any other furniture in your home, it is a good idea to keep the cleaning information from the manufacturer. The cleaning guide will be specified for the type of leather that you have. Different types of leather may require different types of care and cleaning. If you have lost your cleaning instructions or your leather furniture did not come with cleaning instructions, you can contact the furniture store, manufacturer, or look it up online.

In some cases, your leather furniture will not come with instructions. It is best in these situations to use a mild soap such as Dove. Before applying soap everywhere, you should try it in a hidden area and let it dry.

General Leather Cleaning

General cleaning does not require the manufacturer’s manual. You should regularly clean leather to prevent dust and dirt from building up. Before taking soap and water to your leather furniture, you should take a microfiber cloth or vacuum to remove any dirt and dust.

Once you have taken care of all the dirt build-up, you can use soap and water to clean your leather. Using a damp cloth wipe it across a bar of soap; if using liquid soap use a small amount. With the damp cloth wipe down all your leather gently. Do not rinse the soap off the leather; instead, buff the leather furniture with a dry cloth. Once you follow these steps, you should have clean leather.

Removing Stains

You may not think about leather staining, but it does. Some stains can be taken care of by using the gentle cleaning method. Others, however, will need extra work.

Steps to Removing a Hard Stain

First, find a clean, soft and absorbent cloth to use. You will want to have multiple rags for wet wiping and drying.

Second, if you are dealing with a stain from a liquid, blot up as much as possible first. Do not try to wipe a liquid stain as it can cause the stain to become bigger.

After these first two steps, simply following the gentle cleaning method until the stain is gone. It may take a couple of times before you start to notice any difference. For ink stains, you should call a professional. Grease stains can be removed with some talcum powder.

Call the Professionals

Cleaning leather furniture isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to removing stains. If you want to save time and your leather furniture, then call the professionals at Kelley Klean.

Why You Need Couch Cleaning from Professionals

Couch cleaning is an often overlooked service. Unfortunately, even though people book regular carpet cleanings, they often neglect cleaning the most commonly used item of furniture: the couch. Your couch also needs consistent cleaning, for some common reasons. It fights odor buildup, preserves the often significant investment cost of a couch, and completes the deep clean process.

Odor Buildup is Subtle

One of the advantages of regularly scheduling your deep cleaning is that things won’t creep up on you. Odors build over time. The dog sitting on your sofa, spilling food, body odors, all of these add up slowly. While living in your home, your nose adjusts to the gradual smells in it. As a result, you may not realize that your furniture has an odor. Thankfully, a professional couch cleaning makes your furniture smell fresh and new again. You won’t have to worry about smells or odors.

Preserve Your Investment

When you purchased your couch, you made an investment in a piece of furniture for your home. No matter how much it cost, it has significant value. You’re putting money into making your house as stylish, comfortable, and uniquely you as possible. Buying something and never taking care of it is a recipe for disaster.

Regular cleaning will keep your couch in great shape for longer. It will fight set in stains. It helps keep the fabric lush, plush, and comfortable. It can even help your cushions retain their shape! A well cared for couch will last long enough to make saving for your next investment piece no problem at all. A professional couch cleaning crew gets your couch clean much more efficiently. Professional strength vacuums, cleansers, and experience are needed to clean your couch well.

Complete Your Deep Clean

Deep cleaning is a twice-yearly ritual for many households. When you put in the time and the elbow grease, it helps your house look amazing. It’s also another way to clean between the seasons. A deep clean can also help stop your house from spiraling into utter chaos. If you’re tackling every corner of your home (or hiring a cleaning service to take care of it for you), but you neglect your couch, it’s going to stand out. Dull objects draw the eye in an otherwise gleaming house. Don’t let your couch by the odd one out. Couch cleaning will leave your house beautiful, fresh-smelling, and right at home with the rest of your house.

Is your couch suffering from a lack of deep cleaning? Jump start the process hire a professional for your next couch cleaning. They can take your couch from frumpy, lumpy, and somewhat smelly, to the gorgeous piece of furniture you bought it as.

Three Areas of Your Home to Have Professionally Cleaned for Allergy Relief

Relief From Allergies

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Spring is here, and that means it’s time for seasonal allergies to rear their head. However, there are areas in your home that can increase allergies year round. Whereas seasonal allergies come and go, if you’re not cleaning these areas of your home you can experience allergic reactions all year round. Dust, mildew, and mold can move into your home and belongings without you knowing it. It is necessary to professionally clean these areas of your home so that you don’t have unwelcome guests.

HVAC

The HVAC of your home is like the arteries and veins of your house. Hot and cold air moves through it making sure your home stays at a comfortable temperature. If dust or mold settle and build up in your HVAC system, the circulating air will carry it out of the vents and into your respiratory system. Anyone that is allergic to dust or mold will have a hard time breathing if it accumulates. These things also tend to build up out of the reach of your Swiffer which is why it is best to call in the professionals.

Carpet

Carpets take a lot of beatings from constant feet. So, they fight back by holding allergens within their depths. Just like HVAC, carpets are a common place for dust to gather and mold to grow if the conditions are right. Again, similar to HVAC dust and mold are hard to lift out of carpets. Once they have made a home in your carpets, they won’t want to leave. Home vacuums and shampooers often have difficulty removing anything deeper than the surface level out of carpets. So even if the top visible part of your carpets look fresh and new, it can still be making you sneeze and wheeze.

Upholstery

How often do you think about vacuuming your couch? The problem with upholstery is that it acts like a big sponge. Whatever is in the air will come and rest and eventually settle into the depths of your upholstered furniture and drapery. Because it routinely gets overlooked, other than the once a year spring cleaning, the dust and other allergens have free reign to take over. Consider this; if you don’t have your couch cleaned regularly, you could be breathing in loads of unpleasant particles every time you sit down to watch your show. You go to your couch for comfort, not to increase the difficulty of your breathing.

Spring is here, and it’s time to clean away those allergens. Make sure you enter the warmer months breathing freely in your home. If you haven’t been cleaning these areas of your home or are having trouble with allergies, it’s time to call the professionals. Kelley Klean can help you make your home as welcoming and relaxing to your respiratory system as it is to the eye. Give us a call, (573) 559-3197, for a home free of allergies.

The Importance of Piano Removal Services

Piano removal can be a complex task. Great pianos have to be kept with the utmost care to keep them in great condition. Even if you don’t want to keep the piano anymore, removing it safely is difficult for the average person. Some pianos are kept in rooms that make removing them seem impossible. Unconventional removal solutions are part of why you need piano removal services to help everything go smoothly.

Keep a Great Piano Great

Taking your piano with you when you move could be as big a stressor as everything else in the move combined. Pianos are large instruments, but they’re very delicate. If your piano breaks while it’s being removed, you might never be able to get it to sound the same. You need piano removal strategists. These are movers who know what they’re doing. They can wrap the piano the right way and figure how to get it down the stairs or through the halls until it’s safely loaded into the truck. Reverse the process in your new home and you’ll have a great piano that plays as smoothly as ever.

Safely Remove an Unwanted Instrument

The other spectrum of piano removal are pianos that you don’t want anymore. Assuming that you’re not going to sell it to anyone, you’re still left with the question of how to move it at all. Pianos can be heavy. Don’t risk your health and safety trying to move a piano on your own or with a friend. Piano removal specialists can get the whole thing out of your house at record speed without a headache. Or a backache, as the case may be.

Unconventional Piano Removal Solutions

Do you have a piano in a room and you’re not sure how it got in there? Many people inherit houses from relatives or buy them as is. They wind up with instruments trapped inside rooms where the doors don’t fit them anymore. Typically, this is because the home was remodeled at some point, and a wider door was replaced by a narrower one. Whatever the reason, getting pianos out of tight spaces needs creativity. Trained piano removal specialists will be able to assess the equipment needs and get what you need–even if that calls for a piano removal crane that most people forget exists outside of cartoons. Piano removal specialists have seen it all.

Removing a piano is a huge hassle. If you want to keep your piano, you have to be sure you’re not damaging it while you try to get it onto and out of the moving van. If you just want to have your space back, moving a piano alone can still lead to serious back injury and pain. Piano removal specialists can move your piano quickly and easily–even if that calls for special equipment.