Tips to Remove Odor From Carpet

fresh carpet smellThere are many benefits to clean carpet in your home. Clean carpet performs better, looks better and even provides a healthier home for you and your family.
Another benefit is that unlike dirty carpet, clean carpet typically doesn’t smell bad at all, and if you use deodorizers and other scented cleaning products, it can actually smell quite fresh.
There are several ways you can remove odor from your carpet, including harsh odors such as pet urine.

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How to Clean “Traffic Lane Gray” Stains on Carpet

carpet benefitsSpills and stains usually get the spotlight on Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog but nothing dirties a rug or carpet more than time.

After a long enough period of time, even the most durable of carpet fibers succumbs to the general wear and tear of years of use, especially the “traffic areas” throughout your home.

Traffic areas are the areas of in a home that get walked on the most. Obvious traffic areas include hallways and stairs and the areas just in front of furniture. Over time, a gray hue starts to appear in those areas due to the carpet becoming worn from the traffic.

This effect is known as “Traffic Lane Gray” and can become unsightly if left ignored.

If you want to avoid “Traffic Lane Gray” throughout your home, there are a few things you can do to help prevent it on your carpet: Continue Reading

How to Clean Ice Cream Stains on Carpet

spilled ice creamThere are all sorts of fun foods associated with the summer months in Kenosha, including hot dogs, barbecue, cotton candy and, of course, ice cream.

Ice cream is America’s favorite summer treat, but it also might be one of the messiest things you or your children eat in your home since no matter what you do, it’s likely to melt if you don’t eat it fast enough… and no one wants brain freezes?

If ice cream spills on your carpet, don’t freeze! Act fast. Here are some tips for removing ice cream from carpet and upholstery: Continue reading

How to Remove Blood from Carpet?

bloody kneeSummer in Kenosha is all about children enjoying the outdoors, playing sports and games and running about in the nice weather. However, sometimes all of that fun can lead to little injuries like scraped elbows and bloody knees.

If you live in a home with children or pets, it’s almost inevitable that some blood will be brought into your home and potentially drop onto your carpet.  But, don’t worry too much!

Blood stains look a lot scarier than they actually are and are much less potent than wine, juice, pet urine and a lot of other liquid stains. That being said, you will still want to be prepared when a blood stain appears on your carpet since, with any stain, you want to act fast.

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Which Carpet Should You Buy for Basements?

basement carpetRefinishing a basement can be an excellent solution for adding more space to your home in Kenosha.

Refinished basements are great for entertainment areas, home offices, home theaters, game rooms, guest bedrooms and playrooms for children.

One of the most important choices to consider when deciding to finish your basement is what type of flooring to choose, since odds are the basement features a hard, concrete floor. Some people choose vinyl or laminate floors or tile, but wall-to-wall carpeting is by far the most popular basement flooring option. Continue Reading

Fast Carpet Drying Tips

wet carpetThere are many reasons why it is bad for your carpet to be wet. Water can permanently damage the quality of your carpet and sopping wet carpet can be the breeding ground for mold that is harmful to both your home and your health.

If a leak or water damage occurs in your home, you will want to dry the impacted carpet as quickly as possible. It usually takes 48 hours or more before any significant damage occurs. Once 48 hours has elapsed, you run the risk of several major issues, including possible deterioration of your homes floor boards and foundation. 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 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

Top 10 Carpet Spring Cleaning Tips: Part 1

floor scrubSpring has arrived! Snow and clouds will soon be replaced with grass and sunshine. But, even though we all can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather the season has to offer, there’s still some indoor spring cleaning to attend to.

Spring cleaning is a time to clear out your clutter, reorganize and spruce up your living space with warm and inviting colors and get your carpet looking beautiful again. Afterall, Wisconsin winters can really take a beating on your carpet with all the slush and snow that’s brought in.

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Reconsider Renting Carpet Cleaning Machines

rental carpet cleaner machineRoutine vacuuming and proper cleaning techniques are critical to extending the life of and beauty of your carpet, however, at times your carpet will need a deeper clean in order to remove embedded dirt, grime, toxins and other carpet contaminants.

Does your carpet need to be deep cleaned? If so, it’s commonly understood that there are two options available: Hiring a professional carpet cleaner or renting a carpet shampooer.

Carpet rental machines are often considered to be the cost-effective choice of the two since you don’t have to pay for labor and instead can clean your carpet for yourself. However, is it really that cheap and could there be long-term costs associated with renting a carpet machine? Continue Reading Continue Reading