Thursday, July 11, 2019

Carpet Care


Over time your carpets and rugs appearance deteriorates and becomes less attractive. This is due to abrasive soils becoming imbedded in your carpet or rug, which can cause damage to the fibers and reduce the carpet or rug’s life. Therefore, establish a regular maintenance schedule that includes professional cleaning.

Commandments of Carpet Care


  • Vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Most of carpet wear is caused by dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil and frequent vacuuming will reduce soil buildup. Vacuum high-traffic areas daily, less traveled areas at least twice a week
  • Institute a no-dirt policy. A no-shoes rule is always effective, but can be difficult to implement. However, you should definitely make sure there are doormats at each entrance to your home. Clean the mats regularly so they don't become sources of soil themselves.
  • If furniture rests on the carpet, be sure it gets moved occasionally and use coasters under the furniture's legs.
  • Address stains quickly; the longer a stain chemically reacts with the carpet the harder it will be to remove it. Common stains usually don’t require any liquid cleaners stronger than water. Use as little water as possible and blot them clean instead of rubbing or brushing.

·         Bring professional cleaners in regularly. The commercial grade equipment we use gets the deeply imbedded dirt out and will make your carpet last longer. It is a good practice to have them cleaned every six months if you have children, and every 12 to 18 months if you don't.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Do It Yourself Spot Cleaning


Children, pets, parties and such can tend to create accidents on your carpets and rugs. It is wise to clean them and remove any spots as quickly as possible to prevent stains. I have found that many people will use products purchased from the store to try and remove these accidents. As a cleaning professional, I do not recommend that approach for the following reasons. Consumers assume that if a little bit of something works well, than a whole lot of it should work even better. This philosophy is bad in the spot cleaning world. The reason is that store bought cleaners will leave a residue. The amount of residue left is based on how much cleaning product was applied to the spot and how good of a job the consumer did trying to remove the cleaner after application.
The problem is that the residue left on the carpet will then attract dirt. Also, some of the store bought cleaning products can utilize harsh products to address spot removal. If these type cleaners do not remove the spot, they tend to make it a permanent stain.
So what do you do? First, removal of the initial insult is top of the list. For liquid spills, use a dry
clean white cloth or towel. Put it on the spill and apply pressure. The liquid will migrate from the carpet/rug onto the towel. Keep moving the towel so a dry area is over the spill and keep this up until no more liquid is transferred to the towel.
     For any solid particles, scrap them off with a spoon or dull object. If a spot is still visible, we recommend starting with clean water. If the water does not work, Put in a spritz bottle 1/3 cup white vinegar to 2/3 cup of water. Using this bottle, spray the spot with the cleaner but do not over wet the spot. Then blot it up as described above.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

GOOD TIP FOR DEALING WITH SPILLS QUICKLY


Parties are fun but they provide an increased chance of spills. Kids are a blessing but they typically raise the chances for a spilled drink here and there and life in general creates spills. When there is a spill, removal is the first best approach and blotting the spill with a dry towel will move the liquid from the carpet, rug or upholstery to the dry towel. The sooner the better.

However, it seems you can never find a towel when you need it. So here is a trick to solve that problem. Find some old towels and put them under your sofa seat cushions and chair seat cushions. If you fold them neatly, no one will know they are there and then, when the spill happens, a towel is nearby ready for use. Just reach under the nearest seat cushion, pull the towel out and stand on it to blot up and remove the spill. Periodically move the towel so a non-wet portion of it is on the spill. Keep this up until you do not see liquid transferring to the towel. Try it, you will thank me.

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