Cleaning Animal Stains
Cats may be considered one of the cleanest animals and dogs may be man's best friend, but neither is necessarily a carpet's best friend. Neglected animal stains have always been a problem. Two types of reaction can take place between the chemicals in the urine and those in the fiber dye. Some dyes change color as soon as urine comes in contact with them. Often original color can be restored by immediate addition of a weak solution of ammonia and white vinegar. Pick an inconspicuous area of the carpet and test small amounts of solution to determine its effect on the fiber and dye. The other change develops slowly over a period of several months and results in permanent change of fiber dye. Along with the dye change, some fibers become weakened or destroyed. After cleaning, these areas are more obvious because the soil, which hid the true color, has been removed.
Sometimes stains are hidden by soil and revealed after cleaning. These stains, which did not immediately cause discoloration, are usually from spilled liquids containing colorless sugar which remains on the fibers. After long exposure to the air, hidden stains change to insoluble brown stains, but are not always noticed because of dirt covering them. Other kinds of stains can be caused by water soaking through and absorbing sizing, browning or fugitive dyes from the backs of the material. Because the fibers act as wicks, moisture will rise to the surface and evaporate, and discoloration will be left. Carpet owners who try to remove stains by using the wrong cleaning compounds and procedures may make the stained areas more noticeable. To lessen the possibility of stain damage, immediate action should be taken. Call SERVPRO of High Point to learn how to remove the spot safely before it becomes a permanent stain.
Hire The Right Contractor
Carpet cleaning by the lowest bidder.
If this is your idea of a carpet cleaning…you may want to keep our phone number close at hand. Carpet cleaning is not expensive and should be done routinely but buyer beware…if you don’t hire the right company you can end up with too much water and chemicals left in your carpet which can lead to additional problems that you did not want. Hire the right company and you won’t have a problem. Hire this guy and you will have a bigger problem than stains on your carpet…you will have mold on your carpet!
Spring Is Here…Are Your Ducts Clean?
If you have not cleaned your ducts in the last year they might look like this one.
When the words “Spring Cleaning” become a common conversation topic everyone begins to think of cleaning out closets, cleaning the floors, walls, ceilings, garage, attic, and even sprucing up the yard. However, one topic that rarely comes up is cleaning out the HVAC ducts. On average Americans spend 93 percent of their time indoors which can be problematic if your home or work has poor air quality due to ducts that have not been cleaned. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) indoor air pollution levels are often higher than outdoor levels.
Dirty HVAC system ducts can circulate odors, mold spores, and dust particles throughout your home or office. Keeping your duct work clean not only provides fresh clean air but can also extend the life of the equipment by allowing it to consistently operate at peak condition. A certified professional can clean your ducts and provide you with a clean environment and a better performing HVAC system. An inspection of your HVAC system can save you money, provide you peace of mind and prolong the life of your equipment.
So contact your franchise professional today and add Duct Cleaning to your “Spring Cleaning” routine.