What is a tea washed rug?

Do you know what a tea-washed rug is? It’s a term used for rugs that have been over-dyed with a brown or gold “tea-like” spray, which darkens the fibers, making them appear to have the look of an older rug. It is also often used to hide flaws in a rug, such as discolored areas …Continue Reading…

Which of your Area Rugs should be cleaned by a Professional?

Wondering which of your area rugs should be professionally cleaned? In many cases, this will be a straight-forward question with an equally simple answer. Other times, it becomes more difficult to come up with a clear-cut determination. There are three basic areas you need to consider: First would be the soiling condition of your area …Continue Reading…

Healthy Home Debate: Hard floors or carpets?

It’s a big debate. Are hard floors or carpets better for a healthy home? Let’s explore. According to the EPA: Indoor air pollution is ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. This is important as most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Children are most at risk. The question becomes, “How can I …Continue Reading…

What are those ugly black lines around my baseboards?

Those ugly black lines around your baseboards are really soil filtration lines.  They are dark soiled areas that develop gradually on carpet. They are most common around the edges of a room next to the wall, under floor length draperies and under doors. But they can develop anywhere there is an air space such as …Continue Reading…

Why does pet odor smell worse in the spring and summer?

As urine begins to dry it changes its hydrogen content and forms crystalline salts, which take on an alkaline pH. When dried urine is remoistened it gives off an ammonia gas. This is one way to identify a problem area, by the odor. If smelled once it is seldom forgotten. The source of odors associated …Continue Reading…

Catch a wave: Find out why carpets buckle and ripple

Catch a wave: Discover why carpet buckles and ripples? Please queue the Beach Boy’s song; “Catch a wave while you’re sitting on top of the world.” However, carpet that looks like a wave pool running through your living room is a real downer. So why does this occur? The short answer is the carpet has …Continue Reading…

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Bock’s Steam Star is excited to publish all of our blogs from our website directly to Facebook and Twitter.  Thanks for being a continued follower of Bock’s Steam Star.  We hope you learn more about our services, our company and how we can help you with all of your carpet cleaning needs.

October special from Bock’s Steam Star in Kansas City!

We have two fabulous October Special Offers at Bock’s Steam Star!  Our first special offer is: have your carpets cleaned by Bock’s Steam Star this month and receive 15% off carpet stretching!  It’s easy for us to stretch your carpet when we’re already at your house cleaning it!  Our second special offer is: receive a …Continue Reading…

Does your home in Overland Park smell a little like your pets?

Does your home in Overland Park smell a little too much like your pets?  This is a common concern we hear from a lot of our customers.  Our response is, “No Problem!”  Bock’s Steam Star has years of experience in deodorizing homes, in particular, removing pet odors from carpets.  We all love our little furry …Continue Reading…

It’s time for fall cleaning in Overland Park!

t’s time for fall cleaning in Overland Park!  Here at Bock’s Steam Star, we are hearing from customers that it’s that time of year for us to come clean their carpets!  Bock’s Steam Star is especially busy in spring and autumn so call today to book your appointment!  We can do any types of fall …Continue Reading…



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