What you Should Know About Nylon Carpet

Nylon was the world's first completely synthetic (man-made) yarn. This versatile fiber is oil resistant and hides soils quite exceptionally. It is very resilient and performs well in high traffic areas, which makes it the most popular type of synthetic carpeting on the market today. One note of caution: Nylon can be susceptible to permanent staining. For this reason it's highly recommended to have fabric protector applied at the time of your professional carpet cleaning to extend the life of your carpeting.

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What You Should Know About Polyester Carpet

Polyester is an economical synthetic fiber so it’s one of the most common carpet fibers available on the market. Though not as versatile as other fibers, polyester has some advantages such as being stain resistant and having a more vibrant coloring. It's softer than other synthetic fibers so it tends to get matted down easily, which is a common concern. For this reason it’s helpful to have a vacuum with a properly adjusted beater bar or invest in a carpet rake to keep your carpet looking plush. If it is time to get your polyester carpet cleaned, we are happy to help!

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What You Should Know About Olefin Carpet

Olefin (or polypropylene) is a synthetic, lightweight fiber that is used to make carpet. This type of carpet is commonly used in commercial settings, outdoor carpeting, area rugs, and in rental properties. This fiber type is water resistant so it dries quickly when wet and does not attract mildew or mold like other types of carpet do but it makes it more vulnerable to "wicking" (when fine soils travel to the top of the carpet as it is drying after a carpet cleaning). One thing to note about it is that it has a very low melting point so it's not a good idea to drag furniture across it because that friction can create permanent scuff marks. If you need your olefin carpet cleaned, our expert technicians are happy to assist!

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What you Should Know About Wool Carpeting

Why learn about carpet fibers? Simply put, knowing a little something about your carpet can help you to make educated choices with regards to how you care for your carpet. This series of posts will take you through the common carpet fibers, highlighting the advantages and also the disadvantages of each fiber type. If you don’t know what your carpet fiber is, don’t fret- most people don’t. We’ll be sure to highlight the most common types and next time you have your carpet professionally cleaned, be sure to ask your cleaning technician what it is for future reference!

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What You Should Know About the Different Carpet Fibers

Why learn about carpet fibers? Simply put, knowing a little something about your carpet can help you to make educated choices with regards to how you care for your carpet. This series of posts will take you through the common carpet fibers, highlighting the advantages and also the disadvantages of each fiber type. If you don’t know what your carpet fiber is, don’t fret- most people don’t. We’ll be sure to highlight the most common types and next time you have your carpet professionally cleaned, be sure to ask your cleaning technician what it is for future reference!

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How Do I Prepare For A Professional Carpet Cleaning

We like to make the cleaning process as simple as possible for our customers. In advance of the technician’s arrival, it’s best if you can move all small items off the carpet, including but not limited to toys, plants, small furniture, etc. in the rooms that you are planning on having cleaned. If you have any questions or concerns, just let us know. We are here to help!

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Carpet Care Tip: Be Leery of Home Carpet Spotters

The market is filled with a wide array of carpet spotters. Although most say to first test in an inconspicuous area, when that moment of panic sets in, that instruction tends to get forgotten. One big problem with carpet spotters (particularly with the pet spotters) is that a lot of them remove the color from your carpet along with whatever you were trying to get out. Although whatever you spilled on your carpet could have been removed with a professional cleaning, the resulting color loss from your efforts to treat the spill is now a permanent stain. You may not notice this color loss or the extent of it until you have a professional carpet cleaning as dirt can disguise this. When you book a carpet cleaning with us, we will give you a spotter to help you maintain your carpet between cleanings. It’s important to blot the spill with a white towel to absorb as much of the soil/liquid as possible right away before utilizing a spotting agent if you choose to do so. If there’s a spot you can’t get out or want professional help with, just let us know. We are here to help!

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