December 23, 2013

Cleaning Your Berber Carpet

If you have Berber carpet in your home, you probably selected it for a reason. Berber carpet is made of short, packed loops. This type of design makes Berber carpet hide footprints well. It also ensures its durability. You can safely install Berber carpet in high-traffic areas and not worry about the carpet wearing out from use. But then you already know and love it for those reasons, right?

Since Berber carpet is so dense, it is resistant to dirt and provides ample cushion underfoot. However, Berber carpet is not going to resist all dirt and stains. Just like any other carpet choice, the cleaner you keep it, the more you maintain it, the longer it will last.

The first thing to remember is to address any spills as soon as possible. Like any other carpet, if a stain is left untouched, it will set into the carpet fibers. Prevention is always the best way to avoid stains, so try to keep food and drinks away from your carpet.

You can also instill a “no shoe” policy in your home, asking guests to remove shoes at the front door. This will prevent outside dirt from being tracked on to your carpet, grinding its way into the fibers.

Vacuum your carpet on a regular basis to remove dirt and debris before it works its way into the carpet fibers. Since Berber carpet is so dense, if the dirt is worked into the fibers, it can be very difficult to remove it.

Berber carpet is made of small loops. When vacuuming your carpet, use a vacuum that does not have a beater bar – you know, the spinning bar on the underside of the vacuum that has bristles and kicks up the dust and dirt. This beater bar can actually catch on the loops and pull them out or flatten them, ruining the look and feel of your carpet.

Finally, have your Berber carpet professionally cleaned at least a couple of times each year. This will remove any ground-in dirt and debris and sanitize your carpet. Just make sure that your carpet is dry before walking on it again because a wet carpet will attract and hold dirt and dust.

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Keeping Carpets Clean and Kids Healthy Without Dangerous Chemicals

Carpeting in your home is an easy and affordable way to keep your family comfortable. Carpet is soft under your feet, and it makes a great place to stretch out on the floor.

However, carpeting can quickly become home to dust, dirt, mold, and other allergens, which can be harmful to the health of your family. The use of possibly dangerous chemicals on your carpet to clean it only poses another health risk to your family.

Here are some tips to keep your carpet clean and your kids healthy without dangerous chemicals.
Keep Carpets Clean and Kids Healthy Without Dangerous Chemicals
Keep your carpet clean from the start. Use welcome mats to catch any loose dirt before it reaches your carpet. Have everyone take off his or her shoes before walking on the carpet. Vacuum your carpet at least a few times a week to remove any surface dirt. Clean up stains as soon as they happen.

Remember, the more chemicals you use on your carpets, the more they will affect your family. Stay simple and natural. We’ll leave a bottle of our citrus spot remover solution after every cleaning. Use it in between cleanings for keeping little stains at bay.

When professionally cleaning your carpet (a process that should take place at least twice a year to remove dirt, dust and allergens trapped in the carpet fibers), use only a natural solution. You use natural citrus in your other cleaning products, why not trust it for your carpets as well?

A natural solution is ideal for removing old residue from shampoos and other carpet cleaners that may still be residing deep in the fibers.  And it’s designed to give you a clean you not only will see, but will smell as well. No chemical smell that brings tears to your eyes.

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How To Clean Most Party Stains From Your Carpet

Who doesn’t enjoy a good party?  Good food, good company, good entertainment, everyone looking and feeling their best.  Really, what’s not to like?  And its definitely the season for parties here in Colorado. Graduations will soon be occurring up and down the Front Range, with weddings and summertime fun close behind. And while it may seem like a great time to get outdoors and entertain from the outside, it also means more people will be going in and out, bring the outside in. And onto your carpets.

So, as your guests file out one by one and you are left surveying the damage to what several hours ago was a clean home, what on earth do you do?  As you start collecting the trash, dishes, and mislaid items, you will likely notice your flooring did not escape unscathed.  Follow these simple steps to help restore your carpet to its pre-party condition.

Start early - The sooner you get to a stain, the less likely it is to set in and be a major hassle.  After a party, it is important to assess and deal with carpet stains as soon as possible.  The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the stain will leave a lasting impression.

Know your enemy - Do your best to identify the source of the stain.  If you know what caused it, you will be better prepared to properly deal with it.

Begin with a blot - If your stain is wet at all, begin by using a clean rag to blot the area.  Do not rub at this point as that will only spread the stain.

Use your secret weapon - One of the best solutions for carpet stains is natural spot solution – we leave a bottle after every cleaning.

Vacuum - Be sure to thoroughly vacuum the area after you have finished.  This will help prevent dirt particles from attaching to the area as it dries.

Have any stubborn stains that simply won’t go away? Maybe its time for a thorough cleaning. Regular carpet cleanings is the best way to help maintain your carpets and keep them looking new.

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