Should You Buy Carpet Protector?

coffee carpet stainWhether you have bought new carpet before or had your carpet professionally cleaned, odds are you have been offered carpet protector, Scotchgard or stain defender from the salesman or technician.

In some instances, carpet protectors and stain treatments are applied in the factory during production, however, it’s important to note that protectants do dissolve over time.

What is carpet protector and what does it do?

There are many brands and many names, but essentially, they’re all the same concept. Carpet protectors are a liquid-based solution sprayed onto carpet to produce a soft coating above the fibers that should repel most liquids from staining the carpet.

The protector molecules bond to the carpet, but do not create hard coating or alter the texture of the fibers.

So, should you buy carpet protector for your carpet? The short answer: Yes! But “Why?” you ask. Let us explain the benefits of carpet protectors: Continue reading

Using Vinegar For Carpet Cleaning

The carpet cleaning solution we recommend more often than any other can’t be found in the cleaning aisle of your local store.

It’s not bleach or a white, powdery substance and its bottle doesn’t contain a spray nozzle (although maybe it should!). And, even better, it’s much cheaper than all of those products too

That’s right. In our opinion, vinegar is the best way to clean carpet without chemicals or soap.

Outside of hiring a professional Kenosha carpet cleaner, vinegar removes most carpet stains better than almost any other liquid or store-bought cleaning product.

So, why is vinegar such a powerful cleaning agent? Continue reading

2016 New Year’s Carpet Cleaning Resolutions

t’s a New Year and that means it is time for New Year’s resolutions. Is this the year you stop that bad habit of yours or workout more or drink less caffeine? Maybe 2016 is the year to try a new hobby or learn a new skill? Or maybe 2016 is the year to focus on your home and your carpet.

Here are a few Carpet Cleaning New Year’s Resolutions to help maintain the quality and beauty of your carpet and protect your investment throughout 2016: Continue reading

The 5 Best Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Tips of 2015

2015 carpet cleaning tips

2015 is coming to an end and it’s almost time to welcome in 2016. But, before we bid farewell to 2015, let’s look back on some of our popular posts and best carpet cleaner tips from this past year:

How Often Should You Clean Your _____?

It’s easier to know when it’s time to clean some household items than others. Obviously dishes and silverware need to be cleaned after each use and your car should be washed when it’s covered in mud, but how often do you clean household items like coffee makers, bed sheets or carpet that aren’t visibly dirty?

You probably use your coffee maker almost every morning and you will want to clean it at least once a month. The process is similar to making a pot of coffee, although instead of coffee grounds and plain water, you’ll use a solution of water and vinegar and then clean the pot in your dishwasher.

Bed sheets should be cleaned once a week and it’s as simple as putting them in your washer and drier, while a vacuum cleaner needs to be cleaned or at least maintained prior to each use. Pay particular attention to the bag or filter and the brushes so that older dirt isn’t being spread out across your home. Continue reading

How to Remove Cat Litter From Carpet

cat litter on carpetIs there much debate as to whether cats or dogs are the dirtier pets? Dogs go outside often and bring dirt, grass and other outdoor contaminants in your home. Dogs also are bigger and shed more hair and it is much easier to train a cat to use a litter box than to train a dog to go outside.

There’s a lot to love about dogs, but hands down, cats are the cleaner pets. However … that doesn’t mean that cats are always clean.

For the most part, cats are well trained to use a litter box for going to the bathroom and the litter box contains the waste rather well. But, there is still the potential for cat litter to clump to a cats paw and then be tracked onto your carpet throughout your home. Continue reading

How Often Should You Clean Your ___?

clean your coffee potIt’s easier to know when to clean some household items than others.

I’ll bet you know to clean your bowl and spoon after eating ice cream or to clean your socks and t-shirt after your morning run to shed those ice cream calories, right?

Some things aren’t quite as obvious. Like, how often should you clean your coffee maker or your bed sheets? Some things are dirty even when they don’t look or smell dirty: Continue reading

Can Store-Bought Carpet Cleaning Products Damage Carpet?

store spot removal productYou probably wouldn’t intentionally spill red wine on your carpet, right? Or stomp around your living room wearing muddy boots on purpose? I doubt you would consider spray-painting your dining room rug either.

Why not? Because all of those liquids are known to stain carpet and at times cause permanent damage.

Now, would you spray store-bought spot removal products onto your carpet or detergents and other household cleaning products?

Possibly. But did you know that there is just as good of a chance, if not more so, of you damaging your carpet with those store-bought cleaners as there is with the mud, wine or paint?

Why do store-bought carpet cleaning products damage carpet? Continue reading

Why You Should Deep Vacuum Your Carpet

deep vacuumingIf you’ve visited Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog before you know how much and how often we stress the importance of routine vacuuming. If you haven’t visited before, vacuuming your carpet on a regular basis is the most important element of caring for your carpet investment.

We recommend vacuuming heavier traffic areas once a day and the entire home at least twice per week. Homes with pets should also have their carpets vacuumed once a day or multiple times per week.

Routing vacuuming will remove surface level dirt and help maintain the plush feel and bright colors of your carpet, however, over time, the quality will deteriorate unless you go even further with your vacuuming and carpet cleaning routine. Continue Reading

10 Best Carpet Cleaning Tips: Part 2

carpet familyKenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog highly recommends you choose carpet for the flooring in your home or business. There are many benefits to carpet that tile, hardwood and other surfaces can’t provide.

That being said, there are several issues associated with carpet that you will have to address if you have it in your home, some of them are very common and others are more rare and require the assistance of professional carpet cleaners or installers.

In our previous post, we outlined 5 of the most common carpet cleaning issues and we will finish up the Top 10 with 5 more issues you could confront with carpet in your home: Continue Reading

10 Best Carpet Cleaning Tips: Part 1

triexta carpetCarpet is an extremely popular choice for flooring in most homes and businesses due to its softness, decorative elements and many other performance benefits compared to smoother surfaces. To ensure you receive all the benefits carpet can offer, you will want to properly maintain and care for your carpet at all times and promptly address common issues that occur with carpet.

Not all carpet cleaning and maintenance concerns spots, spills, stains and dirt. A lot of the deterioration of carpet is due to weight and wear and tear after years of use. Here are some common carpet cleaning issues related to wear and tear and how to avoid and address them in your home or business: Continue Reading