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Man’s Best Friend

  Man’s Best Friend DID YOU KNOW that man’s best friend can actually become your worst nightmare? That’s right. He’s cuddly, cute and you love him, but sometimes he has a problem with “accidents” and pretty soon, you start to notice the… ummm… odiferous situation. Besides the obvious occasional accident from Fido, his hair can also be an issue. Once he shakes a bit off, it goes into the carpet and furniture and sticks to it all and it can be quite a problem. Then you have the issue of “I want in. I want out. I want in.” You know it… Fido is always on the move and the constant going outside and then back inside brings in all kinds of dirt. What can you do about all this? 1. Clean messes up quickly. Once you discover an “accident,” it’s important to grab a few paper towels and blot up the mess before it sinks down into the padding of the carpet. A good enzyme deodorizer like you might get from the vet helps with lingering odors, but of course it’s best to have a professional carpet cleaner come over to handle these odor challenges. 2. A hairy situation can be tamed by brushing your dog often. Loose hair that’s about to go into the carpet and furniture can be easily pulled from Fido with a good grooming brush. And guess what? He probably likes the attention! 3. While you may not have the time to wipe off Fido’s muddy paws each time he wants back inside, it is a good idea to place mats inside and outside the door. When Fido want’s back inside, let him beg a little bit on the outside mat because some of that dirt is definitely going to come off. Do all of this and man’s best friend is going to be a dream to live with, not a...

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Stain & Odor Removal

Stain & Odor Removal There’s nothing like putting on a new item of clothing only to spill something on it right after. Or, that proud feeling of showing off a brand new rug only for a beloved pet to make their mark on it. But fret not — where there’s a will to get a stain out, there’s a way. An expert in cleaning says to dab a solution of water and bleach alternative on the stain and follow up by dabbing it with a towel of clear hot water. Then, use a clean towel blot up the wet area. “If your carpet is white or a light color, it will appear bleached but If you leave it for a few weeks the color will even out once again,” he says. While we make every effort to remove all spots and stains it’s important to remember that not all spots or stains are removable without potential color or fiber texture damage. Rest assured we will make you aware of any spots or stains during our inspection that may present one of these issues.  Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste the consistency of peanut butter. Spread the mixture about one-fourth inch thick over the stain and cover with plastic wrap. Tape down the edges of the plastic wrap to hold it in place. Allow the mixture to remain on the stain for 24 hours. Remove the plastic wrap and allow the mixture to dry completely, then wipe away. Repeat as needed until the stain is gone. After cleaning, the stained area will need to be resealed to prevent further staining. You can look for more tips on how to clean your carpet or contact a professional for help, The benefits of hiring professional carpet cleaners outweigh doing it yourself and you can assure you will get the job done ! Removing odors from your carpeting is just as important as removing stains and spots. We always include a deodorizer in our standard service. All of our deodorizers are non-toxic, non-flammable and environmentally...

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What is Filtration Soiling?

What is Filtration Soiling? According to author Michael Hilton in the “Carpet Buyer’s Handbook, Filtration soil is a term used to describe dark, grayish lines that may appear on carpet. This is not a carpet defect, but a situation in which dust and other airborne pollutants can accumulate on the carpet face fibers in areas with a concentrated flow of air over the carpet or through tiny cracks or other open areas under the carpet. The soiling condition can occur quickly, or it may develop over a period of months or years. The level of soiling is dependent upon the volume of airflow and the level of pollutants in the air. Filtration soiling is not a result of the quality of carpet selected. The condition will obviously appear more pronounced on lighter colorations than darker colorations. Filtration soil areas may appear around baseboards, under doors, along the edges of stairs and possibly away from walls where plywood sub flooring materials have been joined. Generally, the concentrated air flow will be from an upper level to a lower level of the home. There are several way to help reduce the excess build up, along with regular cleaning by us. Give Diane a call 909 946-1886...

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Carpet “What’s in their?”

Carpet “What’s in their?” It’s not everyday that someone looks down at their carpet and wonders what might actually be in their carpeting? If they’re the one who purchased it then they are most likely aware of the type of fabric(s), pre treatments and padding or cushioning that is used, after a time when dirt and debris starts to make their way indoors and into the carpeting how many people honestly give thought to the material that is now inside their carpets? For starters, if you have a pet guess what is there? There will be pet dander (dandruff which is the animals skin), hair, musty hair, saliva, fecal matter, urine (not great if you have a cat), food (pet and human), other pets dander that your pet has associated with, grass, dirt and mud. If you have children you can count on them providing you food stains, drink spills, possible toilet type accidents on the carpeting, paint, markers, clay, mud, dirt, rocks, ink, saliva, hair, and a myriad of other items. From yourself you are contributing large amount of dead skin, your own spills and accidents with food and drink. Not to mention random soil and debris from a day of walking in various places as you go about your business. Also different bacteria that you come in contact with and this list can only get better. You can be sure that there are dust mites and possibly fleas and their larvae if you have the aforementioned pets. These are just a few (a few you may say in astonishment) of the many different type and manner of materials, organism and particles that are in your carpeting as you are reading this. And they will reproduce and more dust is falling there now and more dander is leaving you and your children’s and pets bodies right now. Don’t fret too much, everyone has this, save maybe one or two if they are pet free or don’t have children, but any way you look at it, they are there. While you still might be pondering all of the gross and worrisome materials and critters that are roaming around in...

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