IICRC Study Identifies Top Stains Of The Season

how to remove wine stain from carpet

how to remove wine stain from carpet

We all love the holidays; they give us a chance to let loose, relax and over indulge in all manner of food and drink without having to feel guilty about it. Unfortunately, with all that food and drink getting carried around, it’s pretty common for a fair amount of it to fall on the floor.

I know over the years I have been very popular at parties when a big spill happens. I quickly get called over and asked for my expertise in removing the offending red wine stain. Depending on the number of eggnogs the party goers have had, my performance can meet with ecstatic cheers or quiet indifference. Either way, I always get a call.

The holiday season is about decorations and spending time with loved ones. It is a tremendous amount of work to pull off a successful gathering.

As a professional cleaner, I understand that few people give the same amount of care to preparing for the cleaning part of the holidays. So whether you are reading this to get prepared or because an accident has already happened, let’s go over the most common holiday stains, and I will give you some tips to treat them.

Left untreated, these stains will leave a lasting reminder for years to come that is often unnecessary if you are prepared.

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Carpet Cleaning Pricing & Production Rates

commercial carpet cleaning prices

commercial carpet cleaning prices

Do you think that an accurate carpet cleaning quote is something you can get directly over the phone? Do you think a professional carpet cleaner should be able to provide you a ball-park estimate of carpet cleaning costs based on the square feet you provide? Maybe you’ve had several quotes and feel that commercial carpet cleaning prices are all over the map?

The reality is that the calculation of carpet cleaning costs is not so simple.

There are several variables to consider when calculating carpet cleaning costs. These variables impact the amount of time a job takes and which cleaning processes, chemicals, and equipment the job will require to obtain high-quality results.

Ready to get an inside look into how a professional carpet cleaner prices out a carpet cleaning job?

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How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

dust mite allergies
Dust mite allergies

Learning how to get rid of dust mites is important in order to help control allergic reactions in your home.

Dust mites feed on organic materials such as flakes of shed human skin and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. The mite’s gut contains potent digestive enzymes that persist in their feces and are major inducers of allergic reactions. The mite’s exoskeleton can also contribute to allergic reactions. Here is a natural remedy for the control of dust mites.

dust mites
How to get rid of dust mites

Researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt found certain essential oils to be effective at killing dust mites, the invisible-unless-under-a-microscope creatures that tend to live in bedding, carpets, furniture and drapes. If you want to keep your allergies at bay, eucalyptus and clove were proven to be the most effective oils for eliminating household dust mites.

Here are three tips on how to get rid of dust mites:

  • Add around 10 drops of an oil in with your laundry detergent when you wash your sheets in hot water.
  • Fill a spray bottle with 1 quart of water and 20 drops of an oil to spray on upholstery.
  • Put baking soda in a sifter and add in 10 drops of an essential oil to shake across carpeting. Then leave the mixture on the floor for 30 minutes and vacuum it up.

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    How to get rid of dust mites using essential oils

By learning how to get rid of dust mites, you can control and limit their impact in your home.

Carpet Cleaning

New carpet can improve the appearance of any room, but how can carpet that is walked on every day continue looking new? To keep your carpet clean, it’s necessary to vacuum regularly with a strong, well-functioning and properly-filtered vacuum cleaner. Unfortunately, due to traffic, children, pets and normal wear, carpet fibers inevitably become soiled, and a dull appearance results. And no matter how much you vacuum, eventually you will need to call a professional carpet cleaner for a professional carpet cleaning.

Regular professional cleaning using a Certified Firm is as important to your carpet as having a trained mechanic perform routine tune-ups on your car. While your carpet may appear clean on the surface, periodic cleaning by a certified technician can remove what you can’t see and help your carpet retain its fresh, beautiful appearance.

Carpet Cleaning
Carpet Cleaning

The largest association which certifies and trains carpet cleaners is the www.iicrc.org unfortunately anyone can by carpet cleaning equipment, but all too often they have no training which can lead to poor carpet cleaning or outright damage to your carpet or upholstery.

Carpet Stains Removal:How to Remove Egg stains from the carpet

To remove egg stains from the carpet act quickly! When egg dries it can become semi-permenant, so acting fast will help increase your odds of success.

  • First scrape up as much of the egg as possible, and use a spatula or the pancake flipper to scrape off as much of the egg as possible.
  • Mix a solution of warm water, a small amount of dish detergent, and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
  • Apply half of this solution to the stained area, and with paper towel or a clean dry rag, blot up the water solution until the area is dried.
  • Repeat the process with half the remaining vinegar solution, and again blot up.
  • Repeat one last time if required, to remove the last of the egg residue from the carpet.

This should remove the vast majority of the egg residue, and prevent a permenant hardened stain in your carpet.  It would be wise to perform a full carpet extraction as soon as possible to ensure all the residue has been removed – but use the vinegar solution before you call the carpet stain cleaners or head to the grocery store to rent an extractor or it may be to late to remove the stain!