How to Make your Carpet Last Forever

Though a good looking carpet is the most important component to a home’s appearance, replacing a carpet is expensive! Since you want your carpet to last as long as possible, use the following tips to extend the life of your carpet: Tip 1: Padding is important because it absorbs shock for the carpet. Carpet without […] Read more »

Treating a Carpet for Pet Urine

Treating pet urine issues is done on a case by case basis. There are many factors that go into urine cleaning that include: animal size, age, breed, diet and illnesses such as kidney problems. If you have a new puppy or small toy dog, then the urine is mostly likely on the surface and clean […] Read more »

Carpet Blood Stain Removal

It is easiest to remove blood when it is still wet. Dried blood stains are notoriously harder to remove. Also be sure throughout the process to blot the stain, not rub it, as this will only push the stain further into the carpet fibers. Use the following steps along with the appropriate cleaning solution for […] Read more »

Removing Candle Wax from Carpet

Candle wax is a tough but very common problem. You will need paper towels and an electric iron. Very absorbent paper towels are recommended for the best results. Use white towels only as dyes may bleed onto the carpet when exposed to the heat of the iron. Before beginning the procedure, use a brush or […] Read more »

10 Commandments of Carpet Care

Commandment I: Vacuum frequently and thoroughly. Most of the wear of carpeting is caused by dirt. Oily soils attract more oily soil and frequent vacuuming will reduce soil buildup. Commandment II: Get at stains quickly, 99% of all stains can be removed by one cleaning agent or another if they are cleaned in the first […] Read more »

How to Remove Red Wine from Carpet

Red wine spills are quite common. Here are a couple of strategies to get the red out. Keep in mind that the sooner you treat the spot the better chance you have of success. Before using either method, test on an inconspicuous area such as the inside corner of a closet. Plan A Step 1: […] Read more »

Getting Coffee out of a Carpet

Coffee has different effects on different types of carpets, but the best way to avoid permanent staining is to clean the area as soon as possible. If coffee sits for a few days it may never come out completely. Plan A: Tonic Water Step 1: Start by blotting up as much of the liquid as […] Read more »

How to Remove Chewing Gum from Carpet

To remove chewing gum from carpet, get out your electric hair dryer and some Ben Gay. Step by Step Step 1: Heat the gum, being careful not to melt the carpet fibers. It is a good idea to test in an inconspicuous area first, such as the inside corner of a closet. Step 2: Use […] Read more »

How to Treat your Carpet for Pet Vomit

The key is to start cleaning the pet vomit as soon as possible. Baking soda and dish soap are two household products that work very well when cleaning up pet vomit out of a carpet. Part 1: Get the bulk out. •    Use a knife to carefully skim the surface of the carpet to remove […] Read more »