Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, Toronto’s Leading Commercial and Retail Cleaner, Warns: Winter Ice, Snow, and Salt Can Seriously Damage Carpets

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), November 25, 2013 – Clean-Slate Janitorial Services ( a Greater Toronto Area-based professional cleaning company that specializes in commercial office cleaning, retail maintenance, floor restoration, carpet cleaning, and construction site clean-up, warns that winter ice, snow, and salt treatment can seriously damage carpets. Clean-Slate Janitorial Services also announces that they are prepared to deep-clean carpets in any weather should an emergency arise.

“During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep carpets clean. Aside from snow and slush, ice control treatments applied to roads, sidewalks, and stairs can wreak havoc on carpets,” says Sam Panousis, owner and operator of Clean-Slate Janitorial Services. “When carpets dry after having been walked on, what’s left behind are unsightly white salt stains.”

While vacuuming alone might help remove the stain and salt from the surface of the carpet, Panousis explains, it cannot reach all of the damaging residue attached to the fibres and latex backing of the carpet. In addition, road salt has a high alkaline content, which can permanently damage the integrity of a carpet. As a result, it’s important that salt and other winter treatments be removed as quickly as possible.

“People need to consider more than ice and snow when it comes to keeping their carpets clean over the winter months,” he adds. “It might surprise some to know that the threat of allergens is also high in the winter; in fact, those sensitive to mold spores and dust mites can find the winter months to be unbearable. That’s because people spend more time indoors during this time of year with the windows and doors closed. This can be a breeding ground for pollen, dust, allergens, smoke, and other irritants.”

Whether it’s a small residential home, restaurant, office, or large business, Panousis recommends hiring a professional carpet cleaning service. Clean-Slate Janitorial Services offers a wide variety of winter carpet cleaning services. The company’s environmentally friendly methods include using stream extraction—spraying hot water into the rug to break up salt, dirt, and allergens, which are then extracted using a special vacuum cleaner.

“Removing salt without the proper cleaners or the equipment can be difficult and can further damage the integrity of the carpet,” Panousis concludes. “This is why it’s best left to professional cleaners.”

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services has been serving commercial customers in the Greater Toronto Area, including downtown Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, and Markham, for eight years. Some of the services Clean-Slate provides include commercial office cleaning, retail management and janitorial services, floor restoration and buffing, carpet cleaning, window and blind cleaning, and construction site cleanup. To learn more about Clean-Slate Janitorial Services and get a free quote, visit or call Clean-Slate Janitorial Services at 416-509-7454.

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Sam Panousis

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Started my cleaning career in 1995. After spending years as a general cleaner I began to learn other cleaning skills such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning and floor (stripping and waxing) cleaning. In 2003 managed and supervised for a large janitorial company. With all the years of experience behind me I decided to start my own janitorial company in 2008 and that was when Clean-Slate Janitorial was created. Add me to your G+ Profile

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