Three Super Important Things About Carpet Cleaning

As in really important. These are true facts that can help you maintain your carpet, keep your family safe from disease, and prevent the economy from crashing. Well, maybe not that last one, but they’re still important.

1. Warning Labels: Whenever you’re using any sort of carpet cleaning chemical or detergent, read the label. Allchemical_bottle of it. Even the part about the recycling deposit for the states you don’t live in. Plenty of household cleaning supplies can do some pretty nasty stuff to a human body, you want to make sure you’re not leaving these materials behind when kids or pets play on your carpet. Nearly all carpet cleaning chemicals talk about rinsing afterwards to prevent residue, and that’s no joke. Residue can be toxic, can attract dust, and can even bleach carpet if left on there for too long. While drinking a bottle of the safest soap in the world will probably still give you a stomach ache and make your next trip to the bathroom more eventful than you’d like, some of it will just kill you. A lot of cleaners are the true definition of toxic, so read your labels.

2. Don’t Let it Get Bad: How do you disinfect something? Usually, you either soak it in a disinfectant for an hour or so, or you boil it for half that length. Can you do either of these things to carpet? If090528g you expose carpet to temperatures of 160 F or higher (71 c for you metric types) you begin degrading the stain resistance. Water boils at 212 F. Do the math. On top of that, good luck getting water out of your carpet pad be-451″ />starts growing. This means you really need to stay on top of keeping your carpet clean, don’t allow it to get bad to begin with. Normal vacuuming helps tremendously, as does taking care of biological stains as soon as they happen. When I say biological, I include drink and food spills in that category. If you have a cup of apple juice on your counter for a month, it starts to rot and grow bacteria. The same thing happens in your carpet.

3. Professional Cleaning: Hard truth time; no matter how often or well you clean your carpets, you probably don’t have the materials or equipment really needed to get all the dirt up. That’s fine, the stuff you buy in stores is really designed for maintenance rather than restoration. You can extend the time between professional cleanings by keeping your house clean, but eventually you need that heavy duty equipment to get the job done. agent on carpetWhen you hire a cleaner, make sure the technicians that come into your home are trade certified, and that the company is properly licensed, and insured. Remember that part about temperatures of 160 F damaging your carpet? And that part about rinsing and removing residues that can make your carpet dirtier faster and possibly contain some horrible stuff? Those of us who have that trade certification possess the knowledge and skills to keep your carpet from being damaged and keep it safe.

Knowledge is power, and now you have a little more. Carpet is serious business.

Andrew Mongeau
Field Manager
InstaDry Carpet and Tile Cleaning

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