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Best Carpet Cleaning Method in Okemos MI

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Best Carpet cleaning method in Okemos MI

Best carpet cleaning method in Okemos MI


Professional Carpet Cleaning in Okemos, MI


Hot Water Extraction vs Steam Cleaning

Hot water extraction and steam cleaning are NOT comparable carpet cleaning methods. Although, both have water that reaches high temperatures to loosen dirt, kill dust mites, mold, staph, allergens and harmful bacteria.

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Steam cleaning uses boiling water temperatures, which can cause the carpet fibers to shrink. Furthermore, steam cleaning water temps get so high it produces a gas. This “steam” can not only damage carpet, but paint on the walls due to the moisture. Steam cleaning doesn’t have a rinsing process to remove whatever was used to clean. the carpet.

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Hot water extraction carpet cleaning is often required by carpet manufacturers to uphold warranties. Unlike steam cleaning, the hot water doesn’t damage the carpet and extracts close to 80% of the water that is used to clean. There’s visible steam when cleaning, but it’s JUST WATER!

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In conclusion, both methods are effective in cleaning carpets, but steam cleaning is an old method and hot water extraction capitalized the flaws from steam cleaning. McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc. offers the best carpet cleaning method in Okemos MI. Call (517) 484-6908 for your professional carpet cleaners near you!

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By |June 26th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

The Best Carpet Cleaning Company Holt MI

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The best carpet cleaning company Holt MI

The best carpet cleaning company Holt MI


Professional Carpet Cleaning in Holt, MI


How do you determine who’s the best carpet cleaning company?

Every company claims to be the “Best” carpet cleaners. This is a Country of “Freedom of Speech,” but no matter what city you reside in you have the good, bad and ugly! Hiring a professional carpet cleaner is like shopping for toothpaste, there’s so many to choose from. So the question remains, “How do you determine who’s the best?”

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First, all carpet cleaning companies declare they have “state-of-the-art high powered equipment.” What most companies have is sub-standard budget equipment. It’s a part of business, pay less charge more. Keep in mind, the “sub-standard budget equipment” will do the job if you’re looking for quantity over quality.

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Second, be aware of misleading advertisements with small prices from “Professional” carpet cleaners. These advertisements are referred to “bait and switch.” Once inside of your home, the price changes. Although you may feel cheated, their in your house and you expected to have the carpets cleaned so at this point, you end up paying whatever the price becomes.

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Third, who’s doing the carpet cleaning? You may have called a reputable company, but who are they sending to clean the carpet in […]

By |June 14th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Concrete Garage Floor Cleaning in DeWitt MI

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concrete garage floor cleaning in DeWitt MI

Concrete garage floor cleaning in DeWitt MI


Residential Garage Floor Cleaning


Why do you clean concrete?

Just like grout, concrete is porous. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, porous is defined as “having small holes that allow air and liquid to pass through.” Concrete can become embedded with oil, grease, dirt and grime because it seeps through the tiny holes where it’s hard to clean. In addition, spots and stains can come from just about anything spilled on the concrete floor. Not to mention, our fur babies, this may be their favorite spot urinate.

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Depending on what type of garage floor, will determine the method chose to clean. No matter the method, you want to remove everything from the garage floor. We would recommend a thorough sweep of surface dirt and debris. For most, this is common sense, if you don’t prepare properly for the clean, you might ruin valuables.

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How do I clean the concrete in my garage?

First,  purchase a concentrated concrete degreaser, deck brush and a high powered nozzle for a garden hose. If you don’t have a degreaser, a quality laundry detergent is a great substitute. Breaking the cleaning into sections is not a bad idea, because you don’t want the area to dry before you get a chance to rinse.

Air Duct Cleaners in Grand Ledge, MI

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Air duct cleaners in Grand Ledge, MI


Professional Air Duct Cleaners in Grand Ledge, MI


Heating & Cooling System are the lungs of your home!

Most homes have updated windows, which don’t allow air to escape. By the same token, you’re not trying to heat or cool the outside, but most homes indoor air quality are 3-5 times more contaminated than outside. The cold air returns pull the air from the home that travels down to our furnace. Although, the air is filtered, the filter cannot remove all the contaminants from the air. This same air is used for whatever season you’re in. Call (517) 484-6908, McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc. are your air duct cleaners in Grand Ledge MI.

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What is an HVAC system?

  1. Air Conditioning/Cooling Coil

  2. Heat Exchanger

  3. Blower

  4. Filter

  5. Supply/Heat Registers

  6. Returns/Intake Registers

The most asked question, “Why should I clean my air ducts?” The most common sense answer is, “because they get dirty!” After all, when the kitchen is dirty, we don’t ask questions as to why we need to clean it, we just clean it. The difference between the two is, you can see the kitchen is dirty, being consciously aware with a visual image.

The build-up on blowers and cooling components can not only lead to unhealthy air, but a higher energy bill. The […]

Dryer Vents are the Number One Cause of House Fires

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Dryer vent cleaning prevents house fires!

In the picture above, is a size 11 shoe, standing next to what was retrieved from a dryer vent! Cleaning the filter is a must, but lint and other debris find its way into the dryer vent. In addition, the accumulation of lint and debris can build-up and cause a fire. The fire is caused by the blockage of airflow, causing excessive heat build-up, and can result in a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, around 14,630 home fires are caused by dryers. Marty Ahrens, a spokesperson for the NFPA says, “Dryer fires are responsible for nine deaths, 420 civilian injuries, and $222 million in property damage annually.”

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Janeway the author of a blog on www.consumerreports.org/clothes-dryer/how-to-prevent-dryer-fires/. Kimberly talks about stained clothing and how flammable residues could be on our clothing. Furthermore, the recommendation is to put the clothes in a wash cycle a few times and air dry.

5 Reasons to have a dryer vent cleaned.

  • Clothes are taking longer to dry.

  • The outside of the dryer is very hot.

  • Dryer starts to smell funny.

  • Visibly see debris around […]

Shower Tile and Grout Cleaning in Grand Ledge MI

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shower Tile and Grout Cleaning in Grand Ledge MI

Shower Tile and Grout Cleaning in Grand Ledge MI


Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning in Grand Ledge, MI


Does your Tile and Grout look like this in your shower?

In most homes, bathrooms get abused! The two highest traffic areas of a home are 1.) kitchen and 2.) bathroom. Not to mention, the reasons why we’re in the bathroom. Furthermore, bathrooms are commonly cleaned, but over time the grime builds up. Call (517) 484-6908 McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc. shower tile and grout cleaning in Grand Ledge MI.

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Can I clean the shower tile and grout myself?

Absolutely, you can clean the tile and grout in your shower. The most common way to “do it yourself” is a bucket of water/bleach and some sort of small brush. In addition, do a Google search to find other remedies. Make sure you mark your calendar or have a few hours you can spare, this may take a while.

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What am I cleaning off my tile and grout?

The four major things you’re cleaning off your tile and grout:

  1. Mold and mildew.

  2. Hard water spots.

  3. Discoloration.

  4. Soap residue.

These four things are inevitable that affect the tile and grout. The two that need immediate […]

By |April 30th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Wool Rug Cleaning in Okemos, MI

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Wool Rug Cleaning in Okemos MI

Wool Rug Cleaning in Okemos MI


Professional Area Rug Cleaning


How do I clean my wool rug?

Do you have a wool rug, but are worried about how to clean it? Wool rugs are not CHEAP and the wrong information on how to clean it can ruin the rug. The three things you need to know how to care for a wool rug:

1.) Vacuuming?

2.) Spot Cleaning?

3.) Deep Cleaning?

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First, according to “www.rugknots.com,” “Over vacuuming will pull the natural fibers out of the rug.” It’s recommended you only vacuum your wool rug ONLY twice a month. In addition, the type vacuum you use is the most important part. Purchase a vacuum that the suction is adjustable, no beater bar or one you can run without the beater bar and has a handle brush add-on.

Secondly, the only way you can spot clean is if you get to the accident immediately. You only have about 15 minutes till the spot settles in and becomes a stain. At that point, you’ll need to call a professional for a deep clean.

Lastly, deep cleaning is only recommended every 1-2 years depending on the volume of traffic, unless a spot has turned into a stain from an accident. There’s no question that hiring a professional to clean a natural fiber rug will be expensive, but if you try to do it […]

By |April 18th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

How do I clean Tile and Grout in Haslett MI

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Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning in Haslett, MI


What is grout?

First, cement grout is the most common, but it’s a porous. According to Merriam-Webster.com, Porous is defined: “having small holes that allow air or liquid to pass through.”  Cement-based grout and comes in sanded and unsanded varieties. This type of grout stains easily and is hard to clean.

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Second, epoxy emulsion is a combination of cement and epoxy resins. This type of grout is also not stain proof, due to the mixture with cement, which is a porous. Although, epoxy emulsion has a better chemical resistance than 100% cement based grout it’s still challenging to clean.

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Third, there are 100% solid epoxy grouts. Some epoxy grouts are integrated with Teflon that are almost stain proof and wipe clean. This grout is made with epoxy resins and a filler powder.

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Lastly, grout is used to fill the space between ceramic, stone and glass tiles. No matter what grout you choose or have, it needs to be cleaned. Furthermore, if you have any questions, call (517) 484-6908 for a FREE estimate. McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc. will let you know […]

By |March 5th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Carpet Cleaning in Lansing MI

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Residential Carpet Cleaning Services in Lansing, MI


The holidays bring a ton of traffic on your carpet!

It’s really hard to enforce the NO SHOES rule during family gatherings throughout the winter holidays. Additionally, messy weather conditions around this time can bring wet snow, rain, and mud into your home and onto your carpet. Given these points, recover your carpets this winter call (517) 484-6908 to schedule your Carpet Cleaning in Lansing MI.

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Why should I invest in carpet cleaning?

At McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc., we know it can be difficult to spend extra money, especially around the holidays. However, in the long run, maintaining the health of your carpet with an annual can save you hundreds of dollars. Healthy carpet can save you from future replacement, and it can compliment your home even when it’s a little messy.

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A couple tips!

Generally speaking, there are some things you can do to promote the health of your carpet. We recommend the following tips to become a part of your daily routine.

  1. Take off hats, shoes, gloves, and coats at the door.

  2. Wash your hands before sitting down or laying down on upholstery or carpet.

  3. Vacuum your carpet a minimum of 3-5 times a week.

  4. Remember […]

By |January 4th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Professional Carpet Cleaning in DeWitt MI

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Residential Carpet Cleaning in DeWitt, MI


No Matter What I do!

As shown above, stairs are a high traffic area in many homes. For the most part, home  owners or renters have children and pets. Accidents happen, more often with kids and animals. For an example, I tell my daughter not to go upstairs with food for many purposes. Of course, she goes up the stairs with food and on her way up the carpet eats as well. In the long run, call (517) 484-6908, McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc. Professional Carpet Cleaning in DeWitt MI.

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What’s the Point?

Generally speaking, nobody likes to spend money on the same thing over and over. After all, “What’s the Point?” The point is, if you let go and decide not to hire Professional carpet cleaners, you’ll be replacing them before you know it. All things considered, it’s less expensive to maintain an annual carpet cleaning than to replace the carpet.

Embarrassing!

Not to mention, inviting family or friends over and it looks like you don’t take care of your home. Although, we know that’s not the truth, it might be the way they perceive it. In addition, every time we walk up or down the stairs, we have no choice but to see it. It’s a brutal reminder and can instantly get us in a negative mood.

By |November 27th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments