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How often should upholstery be cleaned?

How often do you dust the end tables and coffee tables in your home? (Here in the Midwest dust bowl, this is needed all the time) The dust doesn’t just miss the sofa next to the table does it? What then happens there are atmospheric oils from the air, body oils from husbands kicking back …Continue Reading…

Disinfecting Sterilizing Sanitizing and Hot Water Extraction

 I was looking at this sign recently on our refrigerator at home. My wife had put a sign up about reminding us to wash our hands. I stopped and thought, you know, that’s really simple, but it does speak a lot of truth about the health of our indoor environment today. I am an IICRC …Continue Reading…

Cuttin’ a Rug!  (And better ways to clean rug fringe.)

Let’s talk about something that all area rug-lovers will experience at some point or another:  fringe.  Whether you’re a connoisseur of authentic woven rugs or you just bought one on the fly because it was too darn pretty to pass up, you likely will face the dreaded issue of cleaning the fringe on your rug. …Continue Reading…

How often should I clean my carpets?

How many opinions would you like? There’s no hard and fast rule that applies to all situations. Many factors such as children, pets, environmental situations and so on play a role in how quickly your carpet soils. Here’s some information to help determine the right interval for you. The IICRC is an industry organization providing …Continue Reading…

CRI Carpet Care

Carpet may be one of the easiest types of flooring to maintain, yet the beauty and life of your carpet depends directly on the type of care it receives. Quality carpet that is well-maintained should last for many years. Proper cleaning will keep it looking great for its full lifetime, help improve your indoor air quality, …Continue Reading…

Is my carpet ruined if I spill colored beverages on it like kool-aid or Gatorade?

Acidic dyes as in this Sports drink that was spilled penetrate the dye sites of nylon fibers causing a permanent recolor of the carpet. That’s why it won’t just clean out. It would be just like cleaning the color out of the original carpet. Bock’s Steam Star’s IICRC Certified technicians have the skill to perform …Continue Reading…

Moth Buffet Open for Business in Your Area Rug

The professional rug cleaner knows the damage moths can do to your woven treasures. More importantly they know how to prevent it in the first place. STOP! This is not a solicitation on moth infested rugs and we don’t accept rugs with active larvae into our plant.  (More on why this is later) It’s not …Continue Reading…

How to take Bock’s Steam Star to the cleaners

 We are not trying to be Barney’s Bargain Basement Cleaning Company but there are programs that we want you to know about because who doesn’t like a discount, right? Here are five ways that you can take Bock’s Steam Star to the cleaners.   1. Multi service discounts.  Plan ahead and book more of our …Continue Reading…

Win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

Want to win a $25 Starbucks gift card? Well, Bock’s Steam Star is dying to give one out. Here’s what you need to do.   See this dog? Yes, he’s a cute little guy. We’d love to know what he’s thinking (and yes, we’re almost 100% sure he wants in to dirty up your carpet). …Continue Reading…

Celebrate Mother’s Day! Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

This Mother’s Day is a little bittersweet for us at Bock’s Steam Star, as last year my mother, Rita, passed away. So we got to thinking. Instead of mourning her loss this Mother’s Day, why not celebrate her memory? And, why not help you celebrate your mother as well.   I learned a lot of …Continue Reading…



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