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How to Handle Carpet Odor Until They Are Professionally Cleaned

How to Handle Carpet Odor Until They Are Professionally Cleaned

Carpets are soft and comfortable to run our feet through and even lay on. However, with the traffic they see, it is easy for them to get dirty and consequently develop bad smells. Of course, contacting a professional cleaning service is the ideal option to clean them properly and neutralize any smells. In the meantime though, there are ways to manage these persistent smells on your own until you can get professional help. Below you will find some common means of treating your flooring to handle bad smells from heavy foot traffic, spills and stains, and even damage from pets. Treating Carpet Odors Baking Soda Baking soda is one of the most frequent products used when it comes to cleaning and getting rid of smells. It’s commonly found in households, which makes this easy enough for anyone to use. You should distribute the baking soda evenly across the floor you

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What it Means to Be IICRC Certified

What it Means to Be IICRC Certified

When you look to hire a company, one of the things that stand out is the number of certifications held. But what exactly does it mean when a company holds certification and what measures do they have to take to become certified?  For this blog, we are going to explore the IICRC and their very prestigious certification. What is the IICRC? The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an independent, certification body that holds the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry to high standards and ethics and advances communication and technical proficiency. The IICRC will also ensure that when a consumer hires a certified company or technician, they have hired experts providing reasonable assurance that work will be completed within the industry standard of care. As a non-profit organization, they aim to protect customers from any fraudulent practices in the cleaning industry. Core values Who we are at

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Why Do My Carpets Smell Worse in the Summertime?

Why Do My Carpets Smell Worse in the Summertime?

Summer brings warm weather, fun times and the opportunity to get out and enjoy all the beautiful weather. Sadly, it can also bring out the nasty odors from your carpets and upholstery. You may wonder why the warmer weather brings those old odors back to the surface, so we’re going to tell you why and how you can prevent it from happening again. Sense of smell As they say, the nose knows! Our sense of smell is the only sense that has a direct connection to the brain, so those bad odors will affect us more intensely than you might think. Odors do intensify in the warmer summer months and the bad smells will always trump the wonderful smells like fresh cut grass or the flowers blooming in your garden. Depending on the heat and the humidity, some days may be worse than others, causing those old smells to waft

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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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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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