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A Carpet Cleaning Timeline Recommendation For Your Home

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:19:34 +0000

A Carpet Cleaning Timeline Recommendation For Your Home was originally published on: Refresh Tile and Grout Service The carpeting throughout your home is a major feature in the overall living environment, and thus, you want it to look its best for as long as possible. Carpeting should also be free of unpleasant odors, dirt, dust, and other allergens to create a hygienic home. Moreover, carpeting is often a significant monetary investment, and so naturally, you should do all that you can to make it last. To keep carpets looking and functioning as they should, Refresh Carpet Cleaning highly recommends homeowners to have professional carpet cleaning performed once every 12 months to 18 months. Remember that this is just a general guideline for the frequency of carpet cleaning, and individual circumstances can cause it to vary quite a bit. For instance, some homeowners may need to have their carpets cleaned every six months to a year. It all depends on your preferences and your overall lifestyle. Following are several questions that will assist you in determining the best schedule for routine carpet cleaning in your home: Do your carpets get vacuumed on a regular basis? To make your carpets last longer, vacuum them at least once every week. Vacuuming extracts loose particles that are at the very surface of carpeting before these have the opportunity to settle deeply into the floor and can begin abrading the actual carpet fibers. More often then not, you can go longer in-between professional cleanings by regularly vacuuming your floors. Regardless of how often you vacuum, it will eventually be necessary to use professional carpet cleaning treatments to remove the dirt and dust that has become deeply embedded in the floors. If you do not often vacuum at all, you should probably contact a professional carpet cleaning service now to preserve your carpet's overall quality and appeal. Is there someone in your home who suffers from allergies? The fibers in carpets function as a filter by collecting much of the dirt, dust and other allergens that are floating around in the indoor air. Over time, these particulates can start building up in the carpet fibers. If these allergy-inducing materials start accumulating, they will eventually become airborne once more, whenever anyone walks across the floor. These allergens can only be removed with a comprehensive cleaning to restore an acceptable quality of indoor air. Moreover, if someone has chronic allergies, routine cleanings are essential for preventing these symptoms from recurring. What is the color of your carpets? You can brighten up your living environment with light-colored carpets, but this type of flooring is known to reveal both stains and dirt. Understanding this, professional cleaning services will need to be used more frequently on these surfaces than when caring for darker carpets. But this is not an entirely bad thing. With light-colored carpeting, it is very easy to detect increased dirt so that you can easily determine when your floors need to be cleaned. Are you required by your warranty to have a specific carpet cleaning schedule? A lot of carpet manufacturers make it necessary for warranty holders to adhere to strict cleaning schedules to get the full benefits of their guarantees. It is common for warranties to state that carpets should be cleaned once annually, if not twice. It is sometimes even necessary for warranty holders to retain their receipts for professional carpet cleaning services so that these can be presented whenever warranty issues rear their heads. This will serve as proof that you have followed the instructions for general cleaning and care as required by the carpet manufacturer. Are pets allowed on your carpets? If there are pets in your home, then have your carpets cleaned regularly is essential. Accidents can happen even when pets are well-trained. Not only can your animal track grime from outside into your living environment, but they can also distribute urine, vomit, and feces on the floors. Beyond causing unattractive stains, they can also cre[...]

Why Should You Choose Professional Carpet Cleaning Services?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:16:32 +0000

Why Should You Choose Professional Carpet Cleaning Services? was first published on: Refresh Rug Cleaning Carpets are one of the most long-term investments in a home. Cleaning your carpets regularly will not only helps contribute to a healthier home environment but also help increase the shelf-life of your investment. When compared to different types of flooring, carpets do not require to be cleaned on a routine basis. However, hiring professional carpet cleaning services once in every 12- 18 months, even if have been vacuuming regularly is essential to keep your carpet well-maintained. Do-it-yourself (DIY) Carpet cleaning: Common Mistakes Made Hiring a professional carpet cleaner for cleaning carpets is one of the best ways to keep your carpet clean and germ-free. However, most people often opt for DIY carpet cleaning to save money. While DIY cleaning can prove quite inexpensive than professional carpet cleaning, they fail to deliver effective results as their counterpart. Additionally, dry carpet cleaning not only requires one to spend a considerable amount of time and hard work in completing the task but also increases the risk of carpet damage especially if a novice does the cleaning. Listed below are some common mistakes that can be done when trying to clean the carpet yourself. Using Excess Shampoo: One of the most common mistakes that most people make during DIY carpet cleaning is to use too much of carpet cleaning shampoo during the cleaning process. When an excess of shampoo is used or if the shampoo is not rinsed correctly, there is a build up soapy residue that not only acts as a dirt magnet but becomes impossible to be cleaned out from the carpet. Over Wetting: When excess water gets soaked into the carpet during the carpet cleaning process, it can cause the carpet to shrink and tear up from the floor. Additionally, if the backing material of a carpet is wet, it can not only cause the carpet to discolor but increase the risk of mold and mildew problems. Staining: DIY carpet cleaning does not effectively remove stains from the carpets when compared to professional carpet cleaning. Stains on the carpet are usually caused when furniture's come in contact with the wet carpet. While wood furniture can release dyes causing stains when left on wet carpets, furniture pieces that have metal feet can cause rust stains if left overtime on a wet carpet. One of the primary reasons that most dry cleaners encounter these problems is because they do not remove the furniture from the room while cleaning carpets. Additionally, a DIY carpet cleaner does not have ready access to foil-backed cardboard squares and foam blocks which professional cleaners use to keep the furniture away from the carpet until it dries completely. Professional Carpet Cleaning Methods A common method used by a professional carpet cleaner is the 'dry extraction' method. This method is more a 'moisture controlled' method rather than a dry procedure. In this method, a controlled amount of moisture is applied to clean the carpet and still leave it dry. The process involves using an appropriate amount of chemicals required for carpet cleaning. Cleaning agents are applied to the carpet material with the help of a machine that features two revolving brushes. As the brushes move the cleaning agents through the carpet, the cleaners add the right amount of liquid that help dissolves the dirt. The dirt and liquid are then reabsorbed, leaving the carpet dry for vacuuming and immediate use. Spraying carbonated solution on the carpet is another common method used by professional cleaners. The carbonated solution does not contain oil or detergents, reducing the risk of leaving a dirt-attraction residue behind. When sprayed on the carpet, the cleaning agent in the solution gets into the carpet fibers with minimal wetting. The dissolved dirt is then removed using a machine that runs soft cotton pads over the carpet. People of the opinion that the dry methods may be not as effective as the wet one as it might fail o remove deeper dirt. However[...]

Should You Use An Upholstery Cleaning Company?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:24:54 +0000

The following blog post Should You Use An Upholstery Cleaning Company? is republished from: Refresh Rug Cleaning Blog You need to know when to call a professional upholstery cleaner, as your furniture can easily become damaged if you don't clean it properly. How often you use your furniture determines how often you should have it professionally cleaned; most professional furniture cleaners recommend every one or two years. A really deep clean is vital to ensure that your furniture looks its best. Should you call a professional or clean your furniture yourself? You may not be able to get your hands on the professional cleaning equipment that most pro furniture cleaning companies have. It can be well worth paying for the services of a professional cleaning company as most companies invest a lot of money in making sure they use the best possible products and techniques. However, your furniture can be damaged if the right upholstery cleaning equipment isn't used, and if you choose to rent cleaning equipment instead to save money, always make sure it is in excellent condition.   Risks of Cleaning Your Upholstery Yourself It may not be worth the money you save to try to clean your own furniture, especially if you have a valuable piece or a piece you have just purchased. Always make sure you are using the right cleaner before you begin any cleaning job, as different types of cleaners should be used on different materials. Test a small piece of material with a cleaning solution before using that solution n the entire piece of furniture. It may pay you to hire a professional upholstery cleaning company if you simply don't have the time to clean your own furniture thoroughly, as most of us don't. It's well worth comparing the time it will take you to clean your furniture against the cost of paying someone to do it for you. However, before you contact a professional to come to your home and clean your sofa, consider the following factors. You can help to protect your valuable furniture to some extent by rotating the cushions regularly and protecting the arms by using the fabric arm caps. If you have small children or pets in your home, you probably vacuum the floors fairly regularly, and you should vacuum your upholstery just as often, especially in a high traffic area of your home. If you spill something on your furniture, clean it up immediately to avoid a stain. Remember that different types of material require a different cleaner, so always use the appropriate one. Of course, you should always follow the instructions on any cleaning product you are using, and find a hidden area of the upholstery to test any cleaning product on before using it. Surrey Carpet Cleaning Refresh Carpet Cleaning Surrey 7164 120 St #802 Surrey, BC V3W 3M8 (604) 256-8020 style="border: 0;" src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d167149.67508980932!2d-123.07632265094503!3d49.11107970542353!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x5485d95e2ca26829%3A0xafccbf050328e162!2sRefresh+Carpet+Cleaning+Surrey!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sca!4v1517354532064" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"> [...]

Surprising Facts About How Dirty Your Carpets Actually Are

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:05:13 +0000

Surprising Facts About How Dirty Your Carpets Actually Are was first published to: Are you aware that carpets can hold approximately four times their weight in dirt and maybe even more? Carpets are notorious for holding all kinds of dirt; from pet hair, dust mites, pet urine, insect feces, insect husks, dead skin cells, mold, bacteria, volatile organic compounds, in addition to just plain old dust and other kinds of allergens. All of these things cling to the fibers in the carpet and cause those who have environmental allergies and other serious health issues all kinds of problems. It can even affect healthy people. This is why it is very important to get your carpets cleaned regularly. You may vacuum once or twice weekly using a store brand carpet cleaner, but this will not solve the problem. You need professional carpet cleaning to ensure that all the dirt and allergens have been removed from the fibers in the carpet. While you may think that your carpets are fine and not dirty, but these surprising statistics will shock you, and you may even be guilty of some of them: 1. Approximately 90% of people have admitted to dropping food on the carpet and then eating it. Now, with dirty carpets, just think of what you are putting into your stomach. The five-second rule does not apply here because bacteria can live on carpeting for up to four weeks, and if our carpets are dirty, and more than likely they are, that bacteria is on the food you pick up off that carpet and eat. 2. Approximately 75% of people have admitted to wearing their outdoor shoes in the house and walking on the carpet. This will definitely track dirt across your carpet and grind it in, and merely vacuuming isn't going to get rid of that dirt. 3. Approximately 70% of people admitted that to cover up stains on their carpet, instead of cleaning them up, they move furniture over them to cover them up. If you spill something on your carpet, it should be cleaned up right away to avoid stains from forming. If you have stains on your carpet, then it is time to call a professional carpet cleaning company to clean them instead of moving furniture around. Why Vacuuming Is Hazardous Vacuuming is important, but it can also be hazardous for those with respiratory problems or allergies. Vacuuming will not get rid of the bacteria and dirt ground into the fibers of the carpet like a steam cleaning can. Also, when you vacuum, air blows out of the vacuum cleaner, and this is not clean air. It is blowing out dust and dirt you have vacuumed up already. One surprising fact is that an area that is being vacuumed is among one of the top five dirtiest places in your home besides toilets during flushing, washing machines, dishcloths, garbage cans and sponges. Clean Carpets Equal Healthier Kids And Pets You may have young children and even pets in your home. It is even more vital to get your carpets professionally cleaned regularly. Toddlers often play and crawl around on the floor, and this makes it even more important to have clean carpets because they can pick up germs and get sick from dirty carpets. If you have insects in your carpet, young children may get bitten, and they could have a severe allergic reaction. In the case of pets in the home, there are two reasons to keep the carpets clean. The first reason is that pets often shed their fur and dander and this can cling to the fibers in the carpet. The second reason is that pets can also be susceptible to germs and get sick just as humans do. So, to keep your family and pets healthy, you should contact a professional carpet cleaning service in your area to make sure that your carpets get and stay clean and healthy for the entire family. Steam Cleaning Vancouver Refresh Carpet Cleaning Vancouver 225 West 8th Avenue #300R Vancouver, BC V5Y1L7 (604) 757-5165 src="" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"> [...]

Why You Should Always Depend On Professional Carpet Cleaners

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:12:16 +0000

Why You Should Always Depend On Professional Carpet Cleaners was first published to: Scott Leathem Most homeowners tend to put carpet cleaning services at the top of their 'to make' list, despite the fact that they have to consider it at one time or the other. People pay a large sum of money for the upper-end wall to wall carpeting. A majority of homeowners would like to safeguard that investment as well as preserve the functionality and appearance of their carpet as long as possible. Most people rarely bother to check the recommendations of the manufacturer that provides information regarding the maintenance and care of the carpet. Carpet manufacturers recommend their buyers to vacuum clean the carpets on a daily basis. Although some people are aware of this procedure, many others are not aware of it. As per the recommendations of the manufacturer, homeowners should get their carpets cleaned by a professional at least once a year, especially if the carpet is subjected to lots of use, and is filled with dust and grime. Invisible soil is enemy number one Why do manufacturers recommend regular vacuuming? It is because dirt is the worst enemy of the carpet, notably minuscule particles of soil that accumulate on the carpet but are not visible to the naked eye. These cause immense damage to the carpet whenever someone walks on it. For your information, these microscopic particles contain sharp edges that can permanently damage the carpet's fibers. When someone walks on the carpet, the dirt becomes loose and damage the fibers. The amount of fuzz found in the dirt collected in the dust bag will surprise you. These fuzz contain carpet fibers that you are sucking out each time you vacuum your carpet. Carpet is a massive filtering system Your carpet is unarguably the most efficient air filtration system in your home. Your HVAC system and open windows and doors suck in air from outside into your home. This air contains a wide assortment of contaminating particles such as bacteria, allergens, pollen, as well as dust and soil. These particles settle into the carpet due to gravity when the air inside your house is still. Unlike visible soiling caused by beverage and food spills, the invisible settled soil particulates are the main culprit that damages your carpet years before it should. Which is the best method? What is the best way to clean a carpet? Thanks to advances in technology, you can find a wide variety of methods to clean carpets, inclusive of specialized carpet cleaning gadgets. The carpet cleaning machine is the favorite amongst do it yourself, enthusiasts. You can find them available for hire in grocery stores or purchase them outright from departmental stores. Unfortunately, this is not the appropriate method to clean carpets because of several reasons. Manufacturers of most such carpet cleaning machines suggest that you use their brand of cleaning solutions. The new public, who are typical users of such machines do not know about these cleaning solutions. The formulation of the solution should be such that they have neutral pH, meaning that the solution should be neither acidic nor alkaline. Such a formulation does not harm the delicate fibers of the carpet. Unfortunately, neutral pH detergents are incredibly foamy. When used as suggested, they leave lots of residues that acts like a magnet that attracts dust, resulting in re-soiling of the carpet. This residue takes days to dry, leaving the carpet moist, making it the breeding ground for mildew and mold. This dampness can also cause the backing of the carpet to separate, damaging it permanently. A professional carpet cleaner is your best bet Instead of experimenting, entrust the job to a professional carpet cleaning agency. Armed with the latest carpet cleaning gadgets including truck mount cleaning system and the steam cleaning gadgets, they can clean your carpet correctly and quickly. While individual homeowners may hesitate to appoint professionals because o[...]