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4 Reasons Vacuuming is Not Enough

4 Reasons Vacuuming is Not Enough

Everyone wants to think that they can keep their carpet clean by themselves. After all, we don’t wear shoes in the house most of the time, so doing a vacuum clean every week or so should be enough, right? Wrong. Aside from the reasons we are going to discuss in this article, did you know that your carpet company may require that you have your carpet professionally steam cleaned every 12 to 24 months to keep your warranty valid? The reason behind this is that professional steaming is the only legally recognized way of carpet cleaning, not only to ensure that your warranty remains valid, but also to ensure that the health of individuals that are around the carpet is protected. Aside from the warranty, below we discuss the other reasons why vacuuming is not enough. 1. It doesn’t fix the build-up of dirt Even in the cleanest of houses,

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5 Myths About Commercial Carpet Cleaning

5 Myths About Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Several myths are floating around about commercial carpet cleaning. A lot of property managers and business owners never challenge these popular beliefs, and the myths continue to perpetuate as a result. These myths are causing a big loss for those businesses who could greatly benefit from a great professional carpet cleaning. In an attempt to set the record straight, here are some of the most common myths surrounding carpet cleaning in a commercial space and why they are wrong. 1. A rented machine is just as good as a professional cleaner Many people don’t understand the necessity of professional cleaning, because they assume that renting a machine is just as effective. Many business owners see carpet cleaning as a job that anyone can do. In reality, there are many things to take into consideration when cleaning carpets. For example, the chemicals used can cause color loss and wear out the

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Why the Chemicals Your Carpet Cleaner Uses Are Important

Why the Chemicals Your Carpet Cleaner Uses Are Important

If you are cleaning up orange Kool-Aid or cat urine, there may be several carpet cleaning solutions available. Just as there are many types of stains, there are as many solutions to remove those stains. Carpet cleaning solutions come in a wide range of options, anywhere from do it yourself spot cleaners to professional cleaning for the entire home, and you should be aware of the chemicals these cleaners are using. Traditional solutions Traditional carpet cleaning solutions contain harsh and toxic chemicals to remove dirt and stains from carpets. The old way of cleaning hits stains so hard that they disappear, but the cleaner itself is difficult to remove.  Have you ever heard the crunchy sound your carpet makes after it’s been cleaned, and it dries? Using soaps, detergents, and solvents to remove odors and stains leaves behind a residue that is harmful to your household. The harsh chemicals in

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Have Kids? Teflon Stain Shield May Be for You!

Have Kids? Teflon Stain Shield May Be for You!

Do you have school-aged children traipsing in and out of your home creating high traffic area stains on your carpet? Or perhaps you have toddlers who are a little clumsy as they learn to be more self-sufficient? Carpet is one of the most durable and resilient products we have in our homes, but it is not indestructible. If you find your carpets are being well traveled and spilled upon then you should consider a carpet protector.   What a carpet protector is When something gets spilled on unprotected carpets, it gets absorbed into the fibers and the results are stains and odors. That’s why a carpet protector is so important, and we recommend Teflon Stain Shield. Not only does it repel dirt from your carpet and prevent absorption of spills, but it also prevents excessive wear. Once applied by a professional carpet cleaner, Teflon Stain Shield forms an invisible shield

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The History of Carpet Cleaning

The History of Carpet Cleaning

Carpet dates back as early as 1790’s and as you can imagine, the need for carpet cleaning became necessary. The history of carpet cleaning shows there have been many different methods used to get a carpet clean and keep it clean. We are going to go through some of the more common methods used and where we are today. The carpet beater In the early history of carpet cleaning, the most used method to get the dirt out of a carpet was to beat it. In the early days, this is where a carpet would be taken out and hung over a fence or a clothesline to be beaten. People used a carpet beater, which is a tool that looks a bit like a tennis racket, to literally beat the dirt out of the carpet. The carpet beater was usually made of wood or wicker. They later became made of

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4 Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

4 Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

We’ve been in the business for quite some time and we’ve had people who get their carpets cleaned as often as monthly, people who don’t get them cleaned until they’re downsizing from the house they’ve lived in for 20 years and need the carpets cleaned to sell it and everything in between. No matter the scenario, we’ve found that there are common misconceptions about carpet cleaning. We share 4 of those misconceptions with you below. 1. Renting a machine is just fine The stores rent machines for $20 per day and those work just fine, right? Not exactly!  First, do you really want to bring someone else’s dirt and odors into your home with a machine that most likely wasn’t cleaned right? That’s just what will happen with a rented carpet cleaning machine. Second, carpet cleaning is very tricky and what ends up happening is that to solve one problem

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use a DIY Carpet Shampooer

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use a DIY Carpet Shampooer

The winter months are over and hopefully, you won’t see snow for another 6 months. Now is a great time to think about spring cleaning. Are you realizing you haven’t had them cleaned in a couple of years?  Do you go to the hardware store, rent a carpet cleaning machine and clean them yourself or do you hire a professional? The Washington Post says “It is possible to clean carpet reasonably well with a machine you rent. That said, you should also recognize that a good professional probably would do a better job.” Below are 3 reasons the DIY carpet shampooer isn’t the best for a deep clean. You must be educated in the art of carpet shampooing It is not as easy as plugging in a machine, pouring some soap in and cleaning a carpet. There are several factors to effectively cleaning and removing stains from a carpet. First,

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