Tips to Remove Pet Hair From Carpet

pet hair in carpetEveryone loves their pet. Not everyone loves some of the messes a pet can create in your home. Pet urine can be an extremely harmful carpet stain that can even permeate into floor boards and walls. Fortunately, pets can be trained to go to the bathroom outdoors or in their litter box and can drastically reduce pet urine stains over time.

A much more common mess related to pets is pet hair. Depending on the type of dog or cat you own, you might constantly deal with pet hair in your carpet, rugs and furniture due to regular shedding.

While pet hair isn’t as damaging as pet urine, it is much more frequent and is spread out across your entire home, unlike pet urine, which is usually centralized in one spot.

Not to worry. There are several ways you can remove pet hair from your carpet and your home: Continue Reading

Carpet Facts: All You Need to Know About Wool Carpet

wool carpet careBefore making a major purchase, you want to research the product as best you can to make sure you are getting a good deal and that the item is the right model, fit and style for you. This applies to cars, electronics, furniture and even carpet. Carpet can be very costly and it is in some ways the foundation of your home’s décor, therefore you want to make sure you are buying the carpet that is right for you.

Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog is here to help you with your carpet research as we are providing all the facts you need to know about the fibers used for homes and residential purposes, including olefin, polyester, triexta and wool.

There is a chance you have never heard of olefin or triexta carpet before, but you have almost certainly heard of wool. Wool is a versatile fiber used for clothing, blankets and a myriad of purposes, but how does it hold up as a viable carpet choice for your home? Continue Reading

Carpet Facts: All You Need to Know About Triexta Carpet

triexta carpetIf you are considering buying new carpet for your home you should first research all of the types of carpet available for purchase.

Carpets vary in terms of price, durability, softness and stain-resistance and its important to know all the facts about each fiber before you commit to one.

In order to help you make an informed decision, Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog is dishing out the facts about the fibers most often used for residential purposes, including olefinpolyester, nylon, wool and triexta.

It’s possible you have never even heard of triexta since it is a relatively new option in terms of carpet fibers. It was invented by DuPont, the same company that invented nylon, but it is much more similar to polyester carpet than any other fiber and is somewhat of a polyester/nylon hybrid. Continue reading for the facts about triexta carpet: Continue Reading

Carpet Facts: All You Need to Know About Polyester Carpet

polyester carpetConsidering the cost of carpet, you want to make sure you choose the fiber that is right for the rooms in your home. In order to help you make an informed decision, we intend to provide all the facts about the carpet fibers most used for residential purposes, including olefin, nylon, wool, triexta and polyester.

There are different pros and cons of each carpet fiber. Some are cheaper than others, some offer more durability and are better for higher traffic areas or entryways whereas others are more for aesthetic purposes and should be installed in bedrooms or living rooms. Polyester is a budget-friendly carpet known for fantastic stain-resistance and bright colors. Continue Reading

Carpet Facts: All You Need to Know About Olefin Carpet

olefin carpetIn order to choose the perfect carpet for your home you will want to have as much information as possible about all of your options. There are five primary carpet fibers used in residential carpet: olefin, nylon, polyester, triexta and wool.

Each carpet fiber offers different benefits and some are better suited for higher traffic and others are made for more aesthetic purposes. Olefin carpet is made with durability in mind since it is one of the more resilient carpet fibers available.

Why is Olefin carpet durable?

Olefin carpet is durable thanks to its resiliency to moisture and most water-based stains, like juice, soda, sauces and other liquids that could be spilled on carpet. Olefin also prevents permanent acid based stains from chemicals or solvents when properly cared for and is colorfast, meaning the dyes won’t bleed when wet. Continue Reading

Carpet Cleaning Tip: Test Carpet for Colorfast

test colorfast carpetJust as no two stains are the same, no two carpets are the same either. A spot removal method that worked well on your synthetic carpet likely won’t work as well on your wool carpet. And sometimes, in attempting to clean a stain, you can actually make it much worse.

For example, scrubbing instead of blotting can permanently damage the carpet and press the stain even further into the fibers.

You can also make the situation worse if the solution or cleaning product you attempt to use causes the color dyes in your carpet to bleed and spread across the stain and further out. This can cause permanent damage, but it can be avoided too. In order to be sure the dye in your carpet won’t bleed when a cleaning solution or chemical is applied, test a different area of the carpet first. Continue Reading