Carbonated Carpet Cleaning: Nature’s Secret Cleaner

carbonating cleaning bubblesHave you ever spilled a drink on your clothing and used club soda or seltzer water to remove the stain? It works great, doesn’t it? Have you ever wondered why?

Club soda or seltzer water works so well at removing liquid stains and dirt from fabric due to the minerals, low pH levels and, of course, carbonation. The carbonated bubbles within club soda literally help to “lift” the stain out of the fabric and fibers.

The principles of cleaning with carbonation don’t only apply to removing stains from your clothing. You can also remove stains and dirt from carpet using carbonation. Continue Reading

5 Common Questions for Kenosha Carpet Cleaners

kenosha carpet cleanerIf it’s been over a year since your last professional carpet cleaning, you will want to schedule an appointment right away.

But how do you know which carpet cleaner in Kenosha is the right one for you?

Of course you will want to consider price and availability, and perhaps there are companies that a friend or family has referred to you, but if you want to ensure you are hiring a quality carpet cleaning service, you will want to ask these five questions before booking your appointment: Continue Reading

How Easy is Microfiber to Clean?

microfiber couchHow much time do you have available to spend on cleaning furniture? Probably not much. Once dishes are cleaned, carpet is vacuumed and shelves and tables are dusted, most busy moms and home owners don’t have much time left to address their dirty furniture.

If you don’t want to worry about dirty furniture in your home, you might want to consider purchasing microfiber couches, chairs and loveseats, especially if children or pets live with you. This is because microfiber is the easiest furniture upholstery to clean and keep clean.

Why is Microfiber Easy to Clean?

First and foremost, microfiber upholstery is easy to clean because it generates very little dust and lint compared to other furniture fabrics. On some fabrics, dust and lint build up and even submerge into the fabric, requiring constant attention to keep clean. Because microfiber fabric is sewn so tightly with man-made materials, it is almost impenetrable. Therefore, most of the dirt and dust sit on the surface of the furniture and can be removed with regular vacuuming. Continue Reading

Tips for Removing Dust from Carpet

furnace filterDust can be found almost anywhere in your home and can be a real problem for allergy sufferers. If you suffer from allergies, you will want to choose carpet over hardwood floor or tile. This is because carpet traps the dust within its fibers whereas smooth flooring lets the dust continue circulating throughout the air in your home.

While carpet will reduce the amount of dust in your air, it won’t reduce the amount of dust in your home. There are several filters available for purchase that can help remove dust from the air you breathe and services available to remove dust from your carpet. Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner: Canister or Upright

It’s important to have the best tools for cleaning your carpet. The ilady vacuumingmportance of cleaning your cleaning tools can’t be understated, but first and foremost, you want to make sure you have the right cleaning equipment. This is true when buying a new vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum cleaners are more complicated than ever with countless new attachments, features, settings and more. While some of the bells and whistles have changed over the years, the two primary vacuum styles remain the same: upright and canister.

Before deciding to purchase an upright vacuum cleaner or a canister vacuum cleaner, you will want to know the differences between the two: Continue Reading

How to Clean Cleaning Tools

cleaning cleaning toolsFor the most part, long gone are the days that required home owners to get down on their hands and knees and scrub the floor or pick each speckle of dirt or debris out of the carpet. Today there are wonderful cleaning tools like robot vacuums, hardwood floor mops and microfiber rugs and cloths.

These cleaning tools work great. But, that also means that cleaning all that dirt makes them extremely dirty too. A dirty cleaning tool does you no good. Therefore, it’s important to take some time out of your cleaning routine to clean the tools that clean for you.

Check out these helpful tips from Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog on how to clean your vacuum, mops, brooms and cloths you use to clean your carpet and floors: Continue Reading

What are Carpet Filtration Lines?

carpet filtration soilingFiltration soiling, otherwise known as “draught marking” or “filtration lines”, is a common occurrence in homes and businesses with carpet. Filtration soiling is not an indicator of inferior carpet quality but, due to the dark lines it creates, it is much more pronounced on lighter fibers.

Soiling occurs when dust and airborne pollutants accumulate in areas of the carpet with concentrated air flow or where there cracks in the subfloor. It’s most often seen beneath interior doorways or around the baseboards of a wall and is most common on entryways leading to lower levels of the home. Continue Reading

The volume of pollutants in the home and the level of air flow the carpet is exposed to will impact the level of soiling and how fast it occurs. Some common airborne pollutants known to cause filtration soiling in carpet are cigarette and cigar smoke and cleaning chemicals. The airborne pollutants trapped in the carpet attract oils, dirt and residues which then lead to the dark coloring and lines you will see in your carpet. Continue Reading

Reasons to Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner in Kenosha

kenosha carpet cleanerPurchasing carpet for your home is a major investment and ideally a long-term commitment considering the cost.

In order to get the most value and use out of your carpet, you will want to perform regular maintenance, including general cleanup, routine vacuuming, speedy spot removal and even hiring a professional carpet cleaner in Kenosha at least once every  6-18 months.

There are many reasons we recommend professional carpet cleaning, not just that it will make your carpets look beautiful and brand new: Continue Reading Continue Reading

Tips for Removing Gum from Carpet

gum in carpetHave you ever had gum in your carpet? It can be a real sticky situation. Pun intended.

Removing gum from carpet can be challenging because it can reappear long after you thought it was gone since some of the sticky residue might remain deeper in the carpet fiber.

Here are a few helpful tips to get the gum gone for good. But be sure not to bite off more than you can chew … another pun. If the stain becomes difficult to remove, you will want to call a professional carpet cleaner in Kenosha to help. Continue Reading Continue Reading

Go Mom! Recommends Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning

go mom logoBlogs are often an excellent online source for Do It Yourself projects, cooking and baking recipes, home décor and repair and, of course, cleaning tips like those you find here at Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog.

One blog that offers all of that and even more is GoMom! founded by Molly Gold. GoMom! offers advice to moms around the country on how to “outsmart the chaos” of daily life through helpful organization tips, vacation recommendations and brand reviews. It’s full of a lot of wonderful articles and is a must-read if you’re a mom. Continue Reading Continue Reading