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Carpet Cleaning Tips 101

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The following painting tips are offered to help you become a more knowledgeable consumer. Dutch Touch Carpet Cleaning Service firmly believes that informed consumers make better purchasing decisions.

Preparation

carpet cleaning preparation

carpet preparation

Please remove all items from surfaces and floors in those areas where carpet cleaning is to take pace. Particularly remove items from furniture that will be moved during the carpet cleaning. Arrange for pets and children to be away from the area that is being cleaned, and away from all equipment, hoses, etc.

Chairs, tables, small sofas will be carefully moved. Larger pieces, beds, and dressers are not moved. Furniture will be protected with disposable blocks and tabs.

Vacuum your carpets at least once a week – most carpet dirt is loose and removable with regular vacuuming. When vacuuming, go with the pile grain to remove surface soils and then against the grain to remove deeper, embedded particles.

Rotate your furniture occasionally to prevent premature carpet wear and soiling in regular traffic areas of your house.

Carpet in a typical home should be professionally cleaned every 12 months, and more often with high traffic or in areas of the country with high air pollution. Not all professional cleaners use the same cleaning methods:

Hot water extraction is the method recommended by most leading carpet makers. The system – commonly called “steam cleaning”, consists of spraying a solution of water and cleaner into the carpet pile and extracting the water with a vacuum machine. The better hot water extraction systems use truck-mounted units with only hoses and a cleaning wand brought inside your home.

Pet Urine

Pet urine in carpets and other porous surfaces is a significant problem primarily because it usually goes undetected for a long time and the pet keeps soiling the same area. With a carpet this almost always means the urine has soaked through the carpet and the pad and into the floor. In spite of product and carpet cleaner claims this odor cannot be eliminated by spraying or cleaning because neither will go down as deep as the urine. The only solution is to thoroughly soak the soiled area with a quality odor eliminator.

Candle Wax

CONTAINS: Petroleum, animal fats and oils, vegetable fats and oils, basic dyes

1. Try freezing the wax with an ice cube, then breaking and removing the frozen pieces.
2. Apply dry-cleaning solvent.
3. Apply POG, blot.
4. Apply dry-cleaning solvent, blot.

Catsup and Tomato Sauce

CONTAINS: Tomatoes, salt, sugar, spices, tannin, vinegar, onion

1. Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
2. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
3. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
4. If stain remains, bleach with 3-5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium per-borate.
5. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.

Chewing Gum

CONTAINS: Chile flavoring, sugar

1. Harden gum with an ice cube until it is brittle enough to scrape off with dull knife or spatula.
2. Apply dry-cleaning solvent to remove remaining traces.

OR

Use a commercial chewing gum remover.

Chocolate

CONTAINS: Oil, grease, cocoa, butter, coloring, sugar, milk

1. Scrape off as much as possible with spatula or dull knife.
2. Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
3. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
4. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
5. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
6. Rinse thoroughly with water and blot until dry.

Cocktails

CONTAINS: Alcohol, tannin, sugar, food colors

1. Apply detergent solution, blot.
2. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
3. Rinse with water, blot until dry.

Coffee

CONTAINS: Tannins, sugar, fatty acids, alcohol, oils, milk, cream

1. Apply detergent solution, blot. (Use enzyme detergent if cream was present.)
2. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
3. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
4. Rinse with water, blot until dry.

* Ammonia will set stains on wool and silk but may help in removal from other fabrics.

Cough Syrup

CONTAINS: Honey, sugar, syrup, menthol, alcohol, flavoring, coloring matter

1. Apply detergent solution, blot.
2. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
3. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
4. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
5. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.

Crayons

CONTAINS: Wax, grease, pigment, coloring matter

1. Apply dry-cleaning solvent.
2. Apply POG, blot.
3. Apply dry-cleaning solvent, blot.
4. Apply detergent solution, blot. 5. Rinse with water, blot until dry.

We clean carpets in the following cities and areas:

Carlsbad CA, 92008 92009 92010 92011 92013 92018

Del Mar CA, 92014 

Encinitas CA, 92023 92024 

Escondido CA, 92025 92026 92027 92029 92030 92033 92046 

Oceanside CA, 92049 92051 92052 92054 92055 92056 92057 92058 

Rancho Santa Fe CA, 92067 92091

San Marcos and San Elijo Hills CA, 92068 92069 92078 92096

Solana Beach CA, 92075 

Vista CA, 92081 92083 92084 92085

For more information, please visit our website:

 
http://dutchtouchcarpetservice.com