Archives: February 2016

Most people are in the habit of cleaning the dryer vent trap of the lint buildup before or after each use. But what of the buildup that did not quite get pushed out of the vent? Over time, the lint and fuzz gets clogged, and a meticulous cleaning is needed. Unless you have all the necessary equipment, this project is very difficult to efficiently without the aid of a professional. You can generally tell when a cleaning is needed because the dryer needs 2 or 3 cycles to get the load completely dried.

Leading Carpet Cleaning would like to list the benefits of getting a professional dryer vent cleaning.

Fire Prevention. Fires ignited by dryers are quite a few, averaging 15,500 times a year, these fires are responsible deaths, injuries, and property damage ranging $209 million. Dryer vent neglect, has been cited as a contributed factor, and the lint is the source of ignition. As the lint accumulates in the dryer vent system, and the dryer heats up, the sparks can ignite the lint, causing fires. With a professional cleaning, the risk of fires are reduced. Getting the dryer vent system professionally cleaned once a year is recommended by most manufacturers, but if you have average over 8 loads a week, twice a year cleaning would be optimal.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Without proper maintenance, dryers can produce carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless, colorless toxic gas that is difficult to detect. It typically produces flu-like symptoms, and after prolong exposure can result in death. When the vents are obstructed with lint, or wildlife nests, the toxic fumes are not properly expelled outdoors. Instead, these harmful fumes are being backed into the home, and the carbon monoxide poisoning is being inhaled by the residents. With an experienced technician cleaning your vents, all manner of debris is being removed. Lint, the lost sock, wildlife nests, and anything else that manages to get obstructed in the vents. After which the vent system is properly expelling the potential harmful carbon monoxide gas.
Mold Elimination. The purpose of the dryer, is to thoroughly dry and remove the moisture from your clothes or washable fabrics. An average load of clothes, contains approximately 1/2 gallon of water. With an obstructed vent system, the clothes cannot get dried sufficiently. The cause of mold can be contributed to clogs or leaks. If a clog is present, or the vent system is not properly installed, moisture is condensed and trapped in the vent system. When the water combines with the lint passing through, it clumps together, and sticks to walls, floors and ceiling. Not only can this enlarge the obstruction, but it provides the perfect conditions for mold to take root, and thrive. In the case of a leak, a dryers clogged vent prevents proper airflow, the water condenses and will leak. In that event, mold is created, and festers. A professional not only cleans out the vent system, but also inspects for installation foul ups and leaks. Preventing the mold from taking hold.
Longevity. When your dryer is properly maintained, and dryer vent systems are periodically cleaned out, the dryer does not have to work 2-3 times as hard to dry the same load of laundry. Any appliance over exerting itself, and not getting properly maintained, will shorten the life span, and be in need of constant repair. Clothes needing excessive drying treatments will lose durability, and will be rendered useless long before their due. With proper vent system cleaning, your dryer will be efficient in its task, and spare your clothes added wear and tear.
Energy Efficiency. When the dryer is forced to repeat cycles on the same load, you are utilizing 2-3 times more energy than needed. Cleaned vents are far more energy efficient.

Call us today to schedule a dryer vent, floor or upholstery cleaning appointment in Orange, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Whittier, Riverside, Chino & Fullerton California!

Our professionals at Leading Carpet Cleaning have the training and experience to meticulously clean the dryer vent to extend the life of your dryer and clothes, along with preventing harmful toxins, mold and potential fires, and energy consumption is lowered.

Most people know all about carpet cleaning and the benefits of it. They know that having your carpets cleaned on a regular basis can keep your carpets not only looking great but also lasting longer. It is also a great way to remove pet odor and stains and have the carpets looking newer longer. One of the ways that carpet cleaning helps a home is also improving the indoor air quality by moving dust and allergens from the carpet and fibers. Did you know that having your upholstery cleaned can help in all those same ways?

Leading Carpet Cleaning outlines why having your upholstery, couches, chairs and loveseats cleaned can extend their life.

Upholstery is not as clean as you might think: You might assume that your couches, loveseats and upholstered furniture are not too dirty but you are wrong. If you have a home with pets and even people living in it you have upholstery that needs to be cleaned. Most people shed skin constantly and that skin has to end up somewhere. Unfortunately you cannot see these skin cells so there is no way to know where they land. This means that many of the skin cells are ending up on your couches and upholstered furniture. If you have a pet you are sure to have even more skin, hair and saliva on them as well. All of this will keep building up and getting thicker and thicker the longer you wait to have them cleaned.
Upholstery can have dust mites: A dust mite is a real thing that exists on carpets, furniture, mattresses and other fabric surfaces in your home. They live on many surfaces and will multiply easily; especially in a nice warm environment. The worst part is that the dust mites can float up in the air when you sit down on the couch causing people that suffer from allergies to have trouble breathing. Dust mites can be removed from your couches and upholstery by having them cleaned by a professional on a regular basis.
Dirt and Grime Can damage your Upholstery: When you allow dirt and grime to stay on the couch and upholstery you are damaging the fabric. The dirt and grime can start to break down the fabric and cause it to be weakened. If this happens it is easier to tear and become ruined faster.

If you want to have your upholstery cleaned and have it looking better and lasting longer give Leading Carpet Cleaning a call in Orange, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Whittier, Riverside, Chino & Fullerton California today!

Hardwood flooring is a great option if you want an alternative to carpet or tile. It comes in many different types of wood and sizes of planks. Another option that you get to choose from is the color of the stain that is used before the pieces of wood are sealed. Hardwood floors can last a long time as long as they are taken care of. This is done by being sure that you are careful with the furniture that slides around on the floors. You also want to stay on top of cleaning the floors to be sure that the stains don’t settle in. When they start to look dingy and not as shiny and beautiful as they once were you don’t need to have them replaced? You can have them refinished!
 

Leading Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning outlines the process that it takes to refinish your hardwood floors.

 

Start with Sanding Down the Original Finish on Your Hardwood Floors

This is the most important part to making sure that the new finish sets nice and smooth. The sanding process is difficult and needs to be done by a professional with some experience in refinishing hardwood. If this is done incorrectly it can damage the floors so they cannot be repaired. The sanding down process us usually done in a few stages. The grit count on the sandpaper decreases more and more as the process goes on. The sanding will remove the finish and the stain that is currently on the wood. At the end of this process you will need to come and do some major cleanup. The dust from sanding will end up landing on all the surfaces in the home. You will need to be sure that the dust is all removed and cleaned so that the stain will go on smoothly.
 

The Next Step is to Stain the Hardwood with a Color That You Choose

The stain will end up being the color of the wood that is on the floor. The stain comes in many different levels of color from dark to light. You can choose the color that you want and then a professional will apply the stain in the direction of the wood grain. Make sure that you choose a color that is close to what it was originally or something a level darker. The stain can be difficult to apply so hiring a professional to do it for you is the best way to make sure that it is done right.
 

The Last Step is to Seal the Hardwood Floors

The last step is what will seal in the color and smoothness of the floors. It will also seal it from being damaged by water or liquid spills that may come into contact with the floor. The sealant is also a way to add some shine to the floors at the level that you want it.

If you have some hardwood floors that are in need of refinishing in Orange, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Whittier, Riverside, Chino & Fullerton California give Leading Carpet Cleaning a call today.

When you have children in a home especially ones that are around the toddler ages you know that their curiosity can lead them to destruction. If they come across scissors they may cut their hair, or if they see a roll of toilet paper they may start to unravel the entire thing. They also are prone to be sweet and leave behind cute drawings that are fun to hang on the fridge. The bad part is that kids also tend to leave the confines of the paper and head over to the walls and even the carpets. If you ever find yourself looking down at a beautiful piece of art that happens to be on your carpet or rugs you may panic hoping you can remove it without leaving any damage to your carpets.

Leading Carpet Cleaning has the best ways to remove marker and crayon from your carpet and rugs

How to Remove Crayon from Carpets

Having crayon on carpet may seem like a stain that is never going to get out but there is hope. You can use a few different methods to try and remove the stain yourself. The first method is get a small amount of pre tested carpet cleaner solution on the stain and use a nice clean cloth to blot away at the stain. You can follow up with water and another series of dabbing. If this fails to remove the stain you can try a heated method. Take a clean and dry wash cloth and lay it over the area that the crayon is on. Heat up your iron to the hottest setting without steam and gently apply pressure to the area. The crayon is made from wax and so the heat should help to loosen it and lift it off the area. If you have tried these methods and still have a carpet stain call Leading Carpet Cleaning to have them use their expertise to remove it for you.

How to Remove Permanent Marker from Carpets

Marker may seem even harder to remove from carpets and rugs because they can soak further into the fibers of the carpet or rug. The marker art work can be removed by using a few different methods. The first method is to use a can of hairspray but it must be oil free. Use the spray to saturate the area that the marker is on. Follow up by dabbing the area with a clean wash cloth until the stain comes up. You can also use a mixture of vinegar and water to soak the area and dab away as the liquid helps to pull the marker off the carpet and transfers it to the cloth.

If you have marker, crayon or any other stain on your carpet call Leading Carpet Cleaning in Orange, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Whittier, Riverside, Chino & Fullerton California today for the best carpet cleaning and stain removal services!

The day your new carpet is installed is one you may never forget. The look of your home is beautiful and every room in your house shines like new. Keeping your carpet looking as good as it did the day that it was installed can be a challenge. Having your carpet regularly cleaned will greatly assist in lengthening the life of your floor and making your home look as beautiful as it did the day your new carpet was installed. There are a handful of steps you can take to keep your carpet from looking dull, old, frayed and stained. Take the time to properly care for the carpet in your home to extend its life and make your home look inviting.

Dirt Trapping Rugs & Shoes By the Door; Leave the Dirt Outside!

Every time someone comes into your home they bring in with them some amount of dirt, dust or grime that eventually settles into the surface of your carpet. One of the best ways to avoid this from happening is enforcing a no shoe policy in your home. Many homeowners purchase a cute basket or construct a handy shelf that sits at the entrance of the home for visitors to place their shoes in or on. This is a perfect way to eliminate the amount of dirt that comes into your homes and gets smashed into your carpet.

Vacuuming Should Become a Daily Habit

Vacuuming your carpet is one of the best way to keep it clean and make it last longer. Every day a new layer of dust, dirt and dander settle into your carpet’s fibers which if not cleaned up can lead to dullness, dark spots and stains. Dirt and other materials that are allowed to pile up on the surface of your carpet will damage your floor and shorten the overall life of your carpet. When you take the time to vacuum every day, you will eliminate any chance of these materials piling up on your carpet’s surface and your home will be much cleaner.

Clean up Carpet Spills & Stains ASAP!

Whether we like it or not, spills happen all of the time and usually when we least expect it, so we rarely have a towel in hand the second that a drink is tipped over in the living room. It is most important to clean up a spill immediately after it happens. The longer you allow a food or drink to sit on the surface of your carpet, the longer it has to seep into your carpet’s fibers and even the padding to cause permanent staining and even a permanent foul odor. Make sure you clean up a spill right after it happen to prevent any type of permanent damage on your carpet.

Contact Leading Carpet Cleaning today to have your carpet looking like new again in Orange, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Whittier, Riverside, Chino & Fullerton California.

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