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

Tips to Remove Grass Stains from Carpet

grass stainSummer in Kenosha is all about being outdoors all day long. Kids play in grass while adults complete yard work and even do some gardening.

But, at some point, you do have to come inside for lunch or bathroom breaks or to go to bed at night, and when you come in the house, odds are you bring some dirt and debris with them, including grass and grass stains.

Grass can be a difficult stain to remove because it acts as a pigment that has the potential to dye the carpet or fabric it comes into contact with. The pigments can form a quick bond with the materials they rub off on; therefore you will want to act even faster to successfully remove grass stains from your carpet. Continue Reading

Tips for Keeping Furniture Clean

furniture cleaningUnlike carpet and flooring, furniture is often overlooked when it comes to cleaning a home.

It’s safe to say that most people spend the majority of their time in their home sitting on their furniture. Because upholstery and furniture get nearly the same amount of use as the amount of traffic carpet gets, it’s easy to see how furniture can get very dirty very fast.

Similar to carpet, upholstery fibers act like a sponge and soak in all the dirt and moisture they’re subjected to. Therefore, it’s likely your furniture is even dirtier than it might appear.

Because much of the dirt lives deep within the upholstery fibers, you will want to have your furniture deep cleaned once every 12 months by a professional cleaner in Kenosha in order to protect its value.

But, there are also daily, preventative steps you can take to help reduce the amount of dirt that’s on the surface of the furniture and limit the amount that seeps into the cushions, arm rests and back rests: 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 Cleaning Tip: Blot Spots. Don’t Scrub!

carpet stain cleanWhen it comes to keeping your carpet clean, dirt and spot prevention should be the number one focus, which can be partially achieved by implementing a “no-shoes” rule in your home as well as strategically placing door mats near the front and back door.

However, 100% prevention isn’t possible as dirt and spills are inevitable, after all, you still do have to live in your home and accidents do happen, particularly in homes with pets and children.

When a spill occurs, there is one consistent spot removal step you won’t want to forget: Blot, don’t scrub! Continue Reading

Carpet Cleaning Tip: No Shoes Inside

dirty shoesMuch of our content on Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog focuses on spot removal tips and various carpet cleaning services, green cleaning methods and expert techniques. But, for this post, instead of discussing how to clean a specific stain or contaminants from carpet, we are going to focus on how to prevent them altogether.

Today’s Tip: Lose the Shoes

Now, we’re not exactly recommending you lose your shoes entirely. In fact, unlike socks, literally losing a shoe might be somewhat difficult. Our tip is actually very easy and it just requires you and your family to remove your shoes before entering your home or any carpeted areas of your home. Continue Reading Continue Reading

When Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned?

kenosha carpet cleanerCarpet is an investment and like most investments it requires constant care and attention in order to maintain its quality. Without proper care carpet will deteriorate at a much faster rate.

To properly maintain your carpet you will want to vacuum regularly, treat spots immediately and have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once every 12-18 months. You might even want to consider having higher traffic areas cleaned once every 6 months due to the wear and tear that foot traffic can have on carpet fibers.

The longer you wait to call a professional carpet cleaner, the more time you allow dry soils, dirt, grime, toxins and allergens to accumulate in your carpet. Built up soil within carpet causes the fibers to wear and take on a dingy hue whereas the toxins and allergens reduce air quality in your home and potentially lead to unwanted health issues. Continue Reading Continue Reading

How to Clean Pet Urine in Carpet

pet urine in carpetWho doesn’t love puppies? Puppies can be incredibly cute and a dog is a fantastic companion and addition to almost any family. But, owning a puppy or dog isn’t without frustration.

New puppies are prone to peeing on carpet before they are house trained and older dogs have similar issues as they age. Pet urine stains on carpet can be very harmful if not attended to.

If your puppy peed on your carpet, don’t despair! Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog has some great tips to to help remove pet urine stains from carpet. Continue Reading Continue Reading

Red Wine Stain Removal Tips

red wine spot removalWisconsin loves wine. It’s the perfect complement to a relaxing evening at home, or perhaps a dinner party or family event you are hosting.

Wine can enhance the enjoyment of a party for you and your guests, but it can also stop the fun pretty quick if you or a guest spills it anywhere on your rug or carpet.

But, it will be OK! Kenosha Carpet Cleaning Blog can help. Just remember these easy stain removal tips that only require items available in most homes and you can remove the red wine stain before it becomes a permanent part of your carpet. Continue Reading Continue Reading