Protecting Your Carpet – 4 Tips You Should Know

 

Did you just get new carpet? Then this article is for you! When protecting your carpet, and ensuring the quality of your indoor air doesn’t become compromised, it pays to know the following four tips.

#1: Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar; your two secret weapons in the battle against carpet stains! If you’ve tried numerous methods for removing stubborn stains from your carpets, these powerful cleaning agents, along with the use of an iron will have them removed in a jiffy. Just follow the directions below:

  1. Using 1 tablespoon of baking soda (depending on size of stain) along with some water, proceed to agitate the stain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Using a mixture of 1/4 white vinegar and 3/4 water, liberally spray the stain with your newly mixed solution.
  3. Apply a clean, damp, white damp cloth towel over the stain.
  4. Using the steam setting on an iron, iron over the damp towel.

#2: Lose the Shoes

Removing your shoes prior to stepping foot onto your carpeting really does go a long way in ensuring your carpet stays clean for longer lengths of time between professional cleanings. Place a shoe rack or basket near the door to “hold” outside shoes. To further protect your carpet, always wear socks when inside, as the oils from your skin are easily transferable to your carpet.

#3: Vacuums; Your Carpets’ Best Friend

Your carpet is your home’s largest filter. That said, your carpet plays a critical role in the quality of air you breathe inside, and the health of your family. But with everyday life comes dirt, bacteria, germs and debris…kind of disgusting, right? By frequently vacuuming your carpet, with a good quality vacuum once a week (minimum), will allow you to remove the dirt.

#4: Periodic Cleaning; Done by Professionals

Your carpet is one of the most expensive investments you can make as a homeowner. To protect your investment, and improve your home’s indoor air quality, it is necessary to have your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.

Professional carpet cleaners, such as those found at Carpet Cleaning Service AZ, begin all cleanings by thoroughly inspecting your carpeting in order to identify any problem areas such as pet or other types of stains. For more information, or to schedule service, be sure to contact us at (602) 633-2015.

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

 

With Christmas fast approaching – in t-minus 15 days to be exact – and family members set to arrive within a matter of days, many homeowners are setting their sights on ensuring their homes are sparkling clean by making master to-do lists, and checking them twice.

While most of us may wish (not to mention prefer) for little elves to appear who can finish those master to-do lists for us while we’re busy wrapping gifts or baking cookies, or just perhaps finally taking a much needed breather before the big day, we also know that we’ll probably be faced with tackling those to-do lists all on our own.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we can’t still pass the buck on a few of those listed cleaning tasks, especially when it comes to having our carpets professionally cleaned. A clean and beautiful decorated home will create a welcoming environment for all of your holiday guests.

So how does one go about achieving the task of checking off their master to-do lists? To get you started we at Carpet Cleaning Service AZ have taken the time to supply our loyal readers with the following three tips for preparing your home for the holidays.

Holiday Tip #1: Cut Down on the Clutter

Nothing beats a beautifully clean home that is free from clutter! Not only do you get to make room for guests and presents but your clutter can also help a family in need this holiday. The downside to de-cluttering is that it is never easy and rarely is it any fun; unless that is you make it a family affair.

Even though I am a minimalist by nature, my children certainly are not, which means that twice a year (at minimum) we get to go through every nook and cranny of my home in search of items just wasting useful space. With two boxes in tow, we decide which items are keepers, which should be trashed and which should be donated.

The entire process from start to finish typically takes a couple hours of our time but it’s definitely time well spent as we are awarded with a clutter free home – and as they like to remember ample room for all the holiday gifts they’ll receive from their aunts, uncles, mom, dad and of course the big man in red.

Holiday Tip #2: Deck the Halls

“Haul out the holly; put up the tree; fill the stockings for we all need a little Christmas now…” From hanging sparkling lights outside to setting up a whimsical tree inside, half of the holiday fun is in creating a festive home for both yourself and your guests to enjoy.

Unfortunately, though all those glittered ornaments and decorations can make a mighty mess, which is why I highly recommend decking the halls prior to moving on to the next holiday tip.

Holiday Tip #3: Clean Up Time

Okay, now that the clutter is gone and you’ve decked the halls, it’s time to turn your sights on cleaning your home which includes taking a look at the condition of your carpets and upholstery – as well as your tile and grout if it hasn’t been cleaned in some time.

The way your home furnishings feel and the way your carpets look can make all of the difference on how your guests perceive the cleanliness of your home. While they aren’t there to inspect your home with a white glove, stain riddled upholstery and carpets don’t look all that nice. At Carpet Cleaning Service AZ we can make your home like its fit to receive royalty so contact us today!

Yay or Nay: DIY Carpet Cleaning

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With November underway, and the holidays just a few weeks away, many homeowners are navigating through all of the chaos as they begin preparing their homes for the arrival of friends and family. And, on most everyone’s to-do list is cleaning the carpets, especially if they haven’t been cleaned in some time.

Seriously, who doesn’t love having fresh, clean carpet? It makes your home healthier, cleaner, and provides a great first impression to everyone that enters. So cleaning the carpets is high on your to-do list – that’s a moot point. But with so many carpet cleaning options out there, how do you know which is best?

In this month’s post, we’re going to discuss with our readers why you may seriously want to hire a professional; so that you may knowledgeably determine whether or not DIY Carpet Cleaning (do-it-yourself) is the right decision for you, your loved ones, your home, and your wallet.

DIY Carpet Cleaning

Like with most decisions in life, the decision to choose between having your carpet professionally cleaned and doing-it yourself with a small rental machine that you can rent from virtually any store, is entirely dependent on your needs and budget requirements.

While, electing to go the DIY Carpet Cleaning route may save you a few pennies in the short term, it can also add up to big bucks. Just some of the more common results we notice here at Carpet Cleaning Service AZ include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Poor results
  • Damp carpets for days
  • Mold buildup
  • Discoloration
  • Shrinkage
  • Rapid re-soiling

This is because, contrary to popular belief, carpet cleaning is an intricate process; one that becomes even more intricate if stains, spills, or traffic patterns are visible. For those of you without any, or very little, experience cleaning carpets misuse of the machine is quite possible.

Bringing in the Professionals

Did you decide that professional carpet cleaning was best? That’s probably for the best as it can save you time and money – as well as an aching back. At Carpet Cleaning Service AZ, we have expert carpet cleaning technicians, and only use state-of-the-art equipment for cleaner, brighter and dryer carpets.

Happy Holidays from Your Friends at Carpet Cleaning Service AZ!!!

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What Should I Do Before The Carpet Cleaning Crew Arrives?

After accessing your carpet, you finally decide that you need to call your local carpet cleaning experts. So, after scheduling an appointment, you hang up the phone and look forward to finally having your carpets cleaned. Then the thought comes to your mind,

“What should I do to prepare my home before the carpet cleaning crew arrives?”

Sometimes, this question seems to have an obvious answer but in reality, it is a question that many people receiving a professional carpet cleaning do not know the answer to. So, Carpet Cleaning Service AZ is here to lend a hand a give you more than a few things that you can do before the carpet cleaners arrive.

If you are a parent, plan to have the children situated prior to the arrival of the carpet cleaners. This can be anything from having them go see a movie to having them play in their bedrooms. Nonetheless, getting your carpets cleaned can take a few hours, depending on how many areas are scheduled to be cleaned. In this case, plan accordingly with the children to make sure they are safe and content.

Another thing to consider when getting your carpets cleaned professionally is the pets in the home. Whether there is one or more, consider where they will be. If you are only getting one room cleaned, then it would be easy to move them to another room with the door closed. In a situation where you are getting more than one rooms cleaned and there is not a safe and comfortable place for your pet, consider having a pet sitter for a few hours.

Now that the children and pets are situated, let’s get to clearing the room of toys, knick knacks, and furniture!

Before we go on, if you have scheduled a Carpet Cleaning Service AZ technician for your carpet cleaning, we must note that our strict industry safety standards do not allow our technicians to assist in moving heavy and/or breakable furniture. This is the responsibility of the homeowner.

It is important to make sure to pick up small things from the carpeted room that is to be cleaned, such as toys, liter boxes, etc. When all things are picked up, have a friend help with moving any heavy and breakable furniture from the room to allow the carpet cleaners to clean the room completely and also providing them with more space to work with. After this is done, quickly vacuum the room and inspect your floors. Note all stains and try to recall what caused each stain. Write these notes down, as this will be useful information in which the carpet cleaning crew can use once they arrive.

Carpet Cleaning Service AZFinally, the last thing you can do before the carpet cleaners arrive is to clear up your driveway. Make room for their truck/van and equipment. Having the driveway cleared for them will allow them to work more efficiently and also make the room more accessible, which may mean a faster cleaning process.

Are you in need of a professional carpet cleaning?

Carpet Cleaning Service AZ is the expert in Carpet Stain Removals in Arizona! We fully understand the importance of clean carpets and will take the time to professionally deep-clean them. Call us today at (602) 633-2015 or click here for more information!

What method do you use for carpet cleaning?

Carpet Cleaning PhoenixAs a full service carpet and home cleaning Service Company, we provide a Two-Step deep cleaning system for cleaning carpets. In addition, our carpet cleaning process also includes extra steps that will help to guarantee our customer’s satisfaction.

Our cleaning process first consists of an inspection of the area that is to be treated. The inspection takes place as soon as our carpet cleaning technicians arrive. They will be prepared to inspect the carpet by performing a walk through and identifying all soiled, damaged, and/or pet stains on the carpet. This information will then be noted as the cleaning process continues.

Before our carpet cleaning technicians can begin, furniture must be moved away from the area needing to be cleaned. Any heavy or breakable furniture will need to be moved by the homeowner due to our strict industry safety standards. Although, our technicians are able to assistance in moving most light furniture, if needed.

Once our technicians have inspected the carpet and ensured that all furniture has been moved, our carpet cleaning method can now begin!

Our Two-Step Deep Cleaning System:

Step One – Cleaning: We use a non-toxic and special heat activated carpet cleaning solutions for our first step.

  • Our non-toxic cleaning solutions ensure that no matter what fibers the carpet is made of, it will be clean without any damages.
  • Our special heat activated cleaning solutions is used to help loosen the dirt that has become embedded due to high traffic area, pets, and/or spills.

Step Two – Rinsing: For our rinsing process, our carpet cleaning technicians use high-powered equipment and a PH-balancing fiber rinse.

  • Our high-powered extraction equipment will rinse the carpet without excessively wetting the carpet.
  • Our PH-balancing fiber rinse alongside with our extraction equipment will ensure that all cleaning solutions, water, and traces of debris will be removed.

Once our two-step deep cleaning system has been performed, our carpet cleaning technicians will go through another inspection, to compare notes from the first inspection. This step allows our technicians to look over the cleaned carpet with the homeowner and fix any issues, if found. It is important to us that ALL of our customers feel content and satisfied with our services and we will do our part to make sure this occurs.

The Best DIY Stain Removal Solution For Grass Stains

It’s officially summer and while many of the adults and parents are trying to stay cool inside, children seem to ignore the high heat and continue on strong with their outside adventures in the yard. Within the yard there are an abundance of things to explore but one of these “things” can cause the parents to feel discouraged as their children head inside.

Having grass in the yard, especially in Phoenix, is a wonderful thing during the summer. When watered and cared for correctly, the yard can give a cool and refreshing appeal to the home and a perfect place to sit and have picnics in the summer. Although, if you have ever ran and fallen on the grass while playing a game of “catch”, then you are well aware of how easy it is to get grass stains on your clothes. Unfortunately, grass stains may be easy to get but are very stubborn stains to remove.

In fact, I recall how upset my mother used to get when I would come inside with green colored knee caps on my jeans. Nonetheless, no stubborn stains could fight of my mother’s determination. As always, she was able to remove the grass stain that had initially caused her stress.

So, what is the secret?

Have you ever tried scrubbing and pouring hot water on your grass stain, only to see it wash after wash?

Well, then you must be doing it all wrong. There are two key factors in removing grass stains or any stains, for that matter. The key factors are…

  1. Ingredients Used
  2. *Method of Removing Stain

*With many stains, a dabbing motion is a key factor to lifting and removing a stain when considering the method of removing stains.

Let’s Begin Removing Grass Stains!

You will need:  1 part Dish Soap to 2 parts Hydrogen Peroxide and an old toothbrush.

  • Quickly look over the stain and estimate how much of your grass stain removal solution you will need (you will want enough coat the entire stain with a thin layer, at least two times).
  • Begin mixing your solution in a small bowl with 1 part dish soap to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide.
  • Grab an old toothbrush to use as a scrubbing tool.
  • Apply the stain removal solution directly on the stain and let it soak for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, with circular motions, begin lightly scrubbing the stained material with an old toothbrush (do this until the majority of the stain is removed).
  • Add a bit more stain removal solution on top of the stain, and let it soak in for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Again, after 10 minutes, begin scrubbing in small circular motions until the grass stain is completely gone.
  • Grass Stain Is Now Removed!!

Don’t forget to launder your clothes afterwards for guaranteed stain free garment!

Are other stains bothering you? Our blog provides many tips in removing a number of stains, such as Removing The “Four C’s”!

Do you have stubborn carpet stains?  Carpet Cleaning Service AZ is the expert in Carpet Stain Removals! We fully understand the importance of clean carpets and will take the time-no matter the length-to professionally deep-clean them. Call us today at (602) 633-2015 for more information!

Nail Polish Should Be On Your Nails NOT Your Carpet

It is never fun when you realize you have a carpet stain, but what makes it even worse is finding out what kind of stain you have to deal with. Nail polish is one of those stains that we never want to have because it can come in a variety of bright and opaque colors that is not friendly to any light colored carpet. Although, with a bit of acetone, patience, and a few other things, you will be able to get rid of those annoying stains!

The best and effective way to remove nail polish from carpet is to use acetone. Although, do not pour the acetone directly over stain and carpet because it is a strong chemical. It can destroy the backing of your carpet! We recommend using a  wash cloth and soaking one corner with acetone so that you will have more control when performing a dabbing motion over the nail polish stain.

Note: Do not scrub stain, this will cause you to spread the stain even further onto other parts of the carpet.

After you have dabbed acetone on the stain, use a dry corner from the wash cloth and perform a dabbing motion once more over the stain. This is going to help to remove any excess acetone that can damage your carpet and any of the nail polish that was able to lift from the carpet fibers. Then grab another wash cloth and begin dabbing and patting the stained area to help extract any leftover debris.

Not finished yet, grab some All Purpose Spotter!

The last step in removing pesky nail polish stains on carpet is to moderately apply All Purpose Spotter on the treated area and begin applying more pressure in a dabbing motion with a dry wash cloth to dry the area and remove any more debris that was not removed when removing the excess acetone.

Done, Nail polish is gone!

So, the next time you spill nail polish on the carpet, no need to stress. Just dash across the room for a few wash cloths, acetone, and all purpose spotter!

You Will Never Guess What Keeps Your Dog Off The Couch; It Will Have You Saying, “I knew that!”

Having furry pets as family members can be quite rewarding. They provide unconditional love, cuddles, and joy to their families. These are all perfect examples of what we can expect from our furry companions, and the expectations do not end there. As our parents have always said, “Taking care of a pet is a BIG responsibility”. This means that you can expect the teething phase in puppies, the scratching of furniture in cats, and even the occasional potty accidents in all young pets. Although, if you expect your puppy to know that the couch is off limits, you are about to be disappointed!

As the “master” or “alpha” of our furry family, we must understand that these actions are created through habits. If you do not wish to allow your pets to be on the couch, then make sure that you train your pet to know so. One of the biggest stains in Upholstery Cleaning is the drool marks of dogs who clearly love to do their bathing on the couch, sofa, or loveseat. For this reason, it is sensible to want to make furniture off limits to them.

So, how do we get our pets off the couch and off for good?

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Earth Day Carpet Cleaning Tips: The Four C’s

Carpet Cleaning Service AZEarth day is tomorrow and what better way to help support environmental protecting by providing earth friendly carpet cleaning tips. This annual event, which started in 1970, is celebrated worldwide in hopes to bring awareness and protection to Earth. With many vehicles, power plants, and fossil fuel all around us, it is important to help do our part and give our environment a rest. In fact, our recommended green products are made from Earth.

Water and Vinegar: Going green does not have to be hard. By having water and vinegar available, you will be able to replace many household cleaners that contain many strong chemicals and odors. This includes solutions used to clean greasy stove tops, toilet scum, and even a variety of stains in carpets!

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Consider Your Indoor Air Quality

Many people suffer from hypersensitive immune systems which can cause a sneezing and coughing fury whenever allergens are present. These small antigens can be found throughout the air on a breezy spring day from the blooming flowers and their pollen. There are many different types of allergens that can trigger this response in sensitive individuals and they are not only found outside. Many allergens are brought from outside sources and are then brought indoors through a variety of surfaces. These surfaces can include shoes, clothes, hands, and other fibers of material.

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