Archives: November 2015

When you talk about what it takes to keep your carpets looking and feeling really clean, most people have the same list. This would include vacuuming to remove all the dirt and debris that is brought in from outside. Dirt and debris if left on the carpet can start to cause damage to the actual carpet fibers themselves. The dirt acts like sandpaper on the fibers and destroys it, making the carpet wear out much faster.

Spot Clean your Carpet

Another step that is just as important as vacuuming is to spot clean your carpet. This is especially important for those everyday spills that happen. Whatever the spill is, it should warrant your immediate attention. The longer the spill sits on the carpet the more it will soak into the fibers and the padding that is under the carpet itself. You should immediately spot clean spills like milk, coffee and juice as these can all leave a stain that is much harder to remove later.

Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner

Another way that most people feel like they have really clean and nice looking carpets is when they hire a professional carpet cleaner that comes out and services the carpets. The carpet will be rid of dirt, debris and stains that may have been left behind. This is a great way to extend the life of your carpets. The last step is one that many people seem to overlook is having a protectant added to the carpet itself.

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A carpet protectant is usually part of the manufacturing of the carpet itself and will come with some form of it when the carpet is installed. The factory protectant will work but only for the first few years. After that you are looking at the bare carpet fibers that are now susceptible to all sorts of hazards. The protectant can be added to the carpet fibers and will act as a shield that will stop dirt and spill from soaking into the carpet itself. The shield will coat each carpet fiber and leave no room for anything to get past it. The great thing about having a protectant added to your carpet is the protection it will offer when it comes to liquid spills. One of the toughest things to clean off the carpet is when someone spills their drink. The protectant layer acts as a barrier and will stop the spill from soaking into the fibers. The spill will stay just above the fibers which will make it easy to remove with a rag and some gentle dabbing. Call Leading Carpet Cleaning for expert Carpet Protection services today!

There is a big difference between the two main types of carpet cleaning. One of them is the amount of water that is used in the process. Many people are not even aware that they can choose a type of cleaning to be used on their carpets. The carpets are a large part of most homes living space and you want to make sure that you take care of it the best way possible. Leading Carpet Cleaning has two of the main options and what you can expect from each one.

Steam Carpet Cleaning Method

If you go with the option that most people choose, you will choose steam carpet cleaning or hot water extraction. The steam is a great newer version of the carpet cleaning that you may have used in the past. It uses far less water and in turn makes it so that the carpets can dry faster and be ready for foot traffic and use quicker. The way it works is the cleaner is added to the carpet and left to become activated. The water in the machine is heated up and turned to steam that is applied to the cleaner and the carpet. The steam will activate the cleaner. The steam will leave some amount of water on the carpet that will need to be extracted. This is when the professional uses the high powered vacuum to remove the excess water along with the cleaner and the dirt. This a great deep cleaning option and is sure to leave the carpet looking and feeling clean.

Dry Carpet Cleaning

If you decide to go with the other option you will be choosing to use the dry cleaning method. As the name suggests this option will allow you to walk on the carpet as soon as the cleaning process is complete. The cleaner is added to the carpet and is left to set for a few minutes. The cleaner is activated by a very small amount of water that is minimal and is not noticeable. The dry cleaner will work on the dirt and grime and can be removed with a high pressure vacuum. The vacuum will suck up all the cleaner and dirt and will leave the carpet clean and ready to live on. The con is that the cleaner tends to have smell that can be annoying for a few days. It can also leave a small amount of residue that may not feel great to the touch. And it isn’t as deep a clean as the steam cleaning method.

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The air duct system that is a part of your home is a hidden path of metal tubing that the cooled or heated air travels. This system is attached to the air conditioning unit that is circulating air through the system and into your home. The unit works in such a way that the air passes through a filter and this is what will eliminate most of the dirt and debris that is floating through your home. When the filter misses particles they end up in the air duct. When this happens the dirt and debris will start to buildup in the duct and stop some of the flow of air.

Leading Carpet Cleaning has prepared reasons why having your air ducts cleaned out is beneficial to you.

Dirty Air Ducts are Bad for your Health: One of the things that is always caught in the filters of your air conditioning unit is dirt and dust. It also collects things like pet dander and fur. These things can cause trouble with people that have allergies and asthma. When the filter is not changed often enough the next stop for all the dirt and debris is the air duct. This leaves the vents susceptible to the dirt and debris being sent into them. When this happens the same items are then sent through the unit and back into your home through the vents. When it is sent through the air it can act as an allergen that can start to cause trouble breathing.

Clean Air Ducts Improve HVAC Efficiency: Having the air ducts cleaned in your home can increase the efficiency in the way that the unit is running. This in turn will save you money on your energy costs since the unit will not have to work as hard. When you do not have the duct system cleaned it is like taking a straw and lining it with mud that stops the flow of water that you can then get. This means that the amount of air that you are getting is limited. The air duct will start to buildup and that means that the unit has to work more often to get the amount of air needed to cool or heat a room. That also means that you are using more energy and spending more money each month on your power bill. When you have the ducts cleaned it will allow the proper amount of clean air to flow to the rooms at a faster rate and the unit will need to work less.

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Natural flooding or water plumbing leaks can ruin your day, but you don’t have to let it take a hold of your home. Even the smallest amount of water seepage can grow mold and contribute to irreversible damage if neglected. Carpets and carpet padding are very susceptible to mold growth due to the porous nature of the material. The sooner you tend to the water, the better off you will be and potentially save your home. Mold can be a serious health risk. Symptoms include that of hay fever, asthma, and allergies.

Leading Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some tips to prevent the water mess after a flood from becoming a mold problem.

1. Using a dry/wet vacuum can suck up a fair amount of water. If you do not own one, they are relatively easy to rent. Make sure to follow manufacturer directions for dealing with water. A smarter option is to hire a water damage restoration company like Leading Carpet Cleaning who are experienced in dealing with water emergencies.
2. If the room is equipped with a ceiling fan, utilize the top settings. Also set up as many fans as you can conjure to help dry out the remaining moisture quickly. Open the windows for better air flow. If you have no fans available, some local home improvement stores offer high powered fans for rent. Investing in a high powered fan would be better than purchasing a bunch of small ones.
3. Switching on a dehumidifier is another source for speeding up the drying process.
4. Steam cleaning carpets is a great way to sanitize and deodorize carpets that have been hit with water flooding. Another easily rented machine, be sure to use manufacturer’s instructions, and only use detergents recommended. Again, a smarter option is to hire a professional carpet cleaning company like Leading Carpet Cleaning who know the exact amount of chemicals to use as well as the correct methods and protocols.
5. Baseboards and are often overlooked in water damage incidents, and that’s where the mold can breed and fester. Clean both a mixture of warm soapy water, and wipe down the surfaces thoroughly. Follow with 1 and 1/2 cups of bleach in a gallon of water and sanitize the walls and floor boards. Immediately dry with a clean, dry towel. When handling bleach, always practice safety habits. Wear rubber gloves and if you are sensitive to the smell, use a mask and perhaps safety goggles for the more sensitive individual.
6. Be sure to inspect the furniture and under rugs for any other water damage and be sure to deal with any you may find immediately.

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Not everyone is equipped to handle water damage that may inflict a home. Many invest in renting machines in cleaning up the mess and hoping they were able to neutralize any mold growth. Investing in hiring an expert from Leading Carpet Cleaning can guarantee proper clean up and mold prevention. With our use of state of the art equipment and commercial strength detergents, home floods are easily dealt with.

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