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Carpet Cleaning and Health

Carpet Cleaning and Health

Carpet cleaning can be beneficial to your health. If you suffer from allergies to dust and mites, the effects are year round.

Carpet Cleaning and Health – Reduce Dust Mites

Dust builds up in only a few days. It is never ending. Dust is made up of dirt but also from the dead skin you and your pets naturally shed. Dust mites love it! They feast on the dead skin. You probably aren’t allergic to the dust mite, but to the fecal matter they drop. Thousands of dust mites can live in your furniture, carpet and bedding.

Dust mites live in humid area where the temperature is around 70 degrees. Cleaning your carpet with hot water extraction will remove the dust mites. They can’t survive in water that hot. They will return, so this something you need to do on a regular basis.

Carpet Cleaning and Health – Mildew

We all spill things on our carpet, furniture and ourselves. Take action to clean up a spill as soon as possible. Spills that are left to sit, may stain and also the moisture can become mildew.  Mildred in turn can become mold and make you sick.  Professional Carpet Cleaning can remove the spill and minimize the moisture so that it dries quickly and eliminates the risk of mildew and mold.

Carpet Cleaning and Health – Odor and Bacteria

Pet urine is one of the most noticeable spills. It can soak into the carpet and even to the padding and sub-flooring. Like any other spill, it can cause mildew and mold, but also can attract bacteria to grow.  Not a healthy thing for you or your family. The odor is unpleasant but can also cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to ammonia. Pet urine may require special odor removal by a qualified professional carpet cleaner in Centreville.

DIY Carpet Cleaning Risks

DIY Carpet Cleaning

Most of us are very interested in “Do It yourself”. DIY is everywhere. It can be great, but DIY Carpet Cleaning does have its risks.

It is very tempting to try to do it yourself. After all, you can rent the machines in so many places. You can even buy your own machine for fairly reasonable prices now.  It must be a good idea, right?

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Carpet Cleaning and Supermarket Products

carpet cleaning and supermarket products

When you spill something on your carpet, your first instincts are probably wrong! A typical response is to grab a towel and start rubbing it. Ouch! No! The next response is to get something from the grocery store or mega store to clean it. Again, ouch!

Never rub a spill.  Grabbing a clean white towel is good, but blot the spill, don’t rub it. If you rub it, you are probably spreading it and pushing it deeper into the carpet pile. Just blot it, letting the cloth absorb it.

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Vacuuming Mistakes

Vacuum Cleaner

Did you know you can make vacuuming mistakes? Most people are concerned when it comes to buying a vacuum. You read reviews and want the best you can get. Did you know that if make these mistakes, even the best rated vacuum cannot do the job properly?

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Ink on Carpet

ink on carpet

You have ink on carpet! Why does it seem it is always a dark color that is spilled on a light colored carpet?

Ink on Carpet – First Step

Always act quickly. Blot it with a dry cloth or paper towel.  Do not rub, just blot it and get as much up as you can that way.

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Kitty Litter on Carpet

Kitty Litter on Carpet

One of the most annoying parts of being a cat owner must be the litter box. My cat seems to take great pride in tracking the litter to the carpet and then shaking it off her feet. There must be a better way to deal with this. Here are some tips I’ve found.

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Snow Chemicals on Carpet Bristow

Snow Chemicals on Carpet

Here in Bristow VA some of us are still snowed in. Along with the fun of snowman making and sledding, comes the pain of digging out the cars and driveways. It is easy to track snow chemicals onto your floors during a snow storm like this. These should be cleaned up as soon as possible.

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Butter Spill on Carpet

butter spill

Butter spilled on carpet does not have to ruin your day. Here are some tips on cleaning it up.

 Butter Spill – First Step

Do not let it sit as it may stain the carpet. Scrap up any solid butter with a spoon. Blot up the liquid with a white cloth or paper towel as soon as possible. Do not rub it, just blot the spot. You may need to use a clean are of the cloth or new paper towels and do this multiple times. Keep doing this until you do not get any more liquid.

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Best Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner

What is the best vacuum cleaner to buy? The one you will use! Yep, sounds silly, but it’s true. You can purchase the highest rated vacuum cleaner on the market but if it sits in the utility room and you don’t use it, it is worthless.

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Tea Spill on Carpet

tea spill on carpet

Next to coffee, tea is one of the most popular hot drinks. A tea spill on carpet doesn’t have to ruin your day, but you need to act quickly.

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