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Learn more about what’s new and important at Mancuso Cleaning Services. Based in Red Deer, we offer custom carpet and rug cleaning services. Our professional team can assist you with your residential or commercial cleaning project.

 

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Our Recent Entries

  • 23/04/2020
    Q: Does Getting My Carpet and Furniture Cleaned Kill COVID-19 and Other Viruses?

    A: There’s a lot we have yet to learn about the new Coronavirus called COVID-19. Although it’s believed that its primary method of infecting a host is through droplets transported in a cough, a sneeze, or through talking, there’s evidence that it might survive on surfaces and in the air for several hours or days. A human can then be exposed to COVID-19 by unknowingly getting it onto their hands when it’s still alive and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes (Public Health Agency of Canada).


    Viruses can be killed by proper handwashing with soap and warm water or the use of hand sanitizers containing sufficient alcohol. There are specialized air purification technologies that leave the air and surfaces free of them. These devices use photo-catalytic oxidation, dielectric barrier ionization, or Far UVC light and are used in places, like health clinics and hospital operating rooms.


    Cleaning your carpets and furniture with The Benchmark Standard Standard of Thorough Cleaning™ and/or hospital-grade disinfectant will kill viruses that might be alive on textile surfaces. However, viruses have a short life on textiles as opposed to hard surfaces. And it’s possible that a carrier can re-infect a recently cleaned textile. It’s not feasible, then, to clean your carpets and furniture every day. Cleaning will capture other types of live microbes, such as bacteria and moulds. They can live in a dormant state for an extended time unless disturbed. These microbes are a health problem for us when they’re able to grow and multiply as a result of a carpet becoming flooded with water. It can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mould unless it is properly mitigated. Additionally, when pet urine, feces, or vomit are on a carpet, bacteria can multiply and pose a serious health risk unless they are properly removed from the carpet and underpad.


    So, The Benchmark Standard of Thorough Cleaning™ of your carpets and upholstery is of some value in protecting you for a short term from COVID-19 and other viruses, but cleaning best protects you from other microbes, such as bacteria, mould, and allergens. 

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  • 28/09/2019
    Pets Deposits in Carpets and Area Rugs

     

    Pet Stain Solutions

     

    Option #1: I’m too busy to remove these myself – but before I contact you, what solutions will you offer me?

     

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  • 27/09/2019
    Green Cleaning

    Fortunately for all of us, and for the health of the environment in which we live, there is greater awareness today than ever before of the impact human activity has upon the natural environment. Unfortunately, this awareness has not yet translated into a wide-spread, science-based set of standards and practices that we can all apply to our daily activities.  So, all of us, consumers and business owners alike, have to sort through a confusing and sometimes contradictory amount of information that has been loosely grouped into a category known as “green”.

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  • 06/09/2019
    Basement Flooding

    1. Try Not to Panic

     

    Without sounding trite, it’s important to try to keep calm when your basement floods. Then, you should focus on your personal safety. Make sure grounded electrical appliances or devices are unplugged in the wet area. If they are plugged in, go to your electrical panel to kill the power to them, then unplug them if possible. Next, focus on getting as many of your water-sensitive goods out of the flooded area, and then determine how the water is getting in. NOTE: Freezer and refrigerator contents may need to be removed.

     

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  • 06/09/2019
    The Magic of Baking Soda

    People often call us looking for help in treating various liquids that have been accidentally deposited on their carpets or area rugs. Unfortunately, often they’ve tried to clean the deposit themselves first (with a spray cleaner or with dish soap), which creates a compounded soiling situation that can result in permanent staining or other complications.

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  • 06/09/2019
    Carpet and Cleaning Myths

    1. Carpets get dirty faster after you get them cleaned, so it’s important to put off cleaning new carpet for as long as possible.

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  • 06/09/2019
    Coupon Scams

    Look out! Many carpet and upholstery cleaners are out to get your money, and they’re willing to do and say almost anything! They will dangle a tantalizing carrot, but in the end, their offers are mostly smoke and mirrors. Here’s an explanation of some of the tactics to watch out for:

     

     

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  • 06/09/2019
    Science of Drying Structures

    Sometimes people believe that when flood water gets into their carpet, all that’s needed is for the carpet to be cleaned, thinking that the flood water will be pulled up by the carpet cleaning wand. While in some cases this can be true, most of the time a carpet has an underpad beneath it that acts like a big sponge, holding onto the water and necessitating a more thorough approach to ensure drying.

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  • 06/09/2019
    Indoor Air Quality

    What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

     

    It's a term referring to air quality within homes and buildings as it relates to the health of occupants. It's affected by things like microbial contaminants (mould, bacteria), micro-particulates of soils (household dust) and other organic pollutants such as pet dander, tobacco smoke and dust mite faeces.

     

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Mancuso Cleaning Services

Cleaning plant
#8, 7428 - 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

T4P 1M2

Phone: 403-347-1845

Email: cynthia@mancuso-cleaning.com

 

Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Service Area

Red Deer & Surrounding Areas

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