Carpet shedding and fuzzing a routinely heard complaint with new carpeting. Over the telephone or upon arrival at a carpet shedding complaint we usually hear statements such as, “My vacuum cleaner bag fills up every time I vacuum!,’ ‘My vacuum cleaner stops working because carpet shedding jams it with fuzz!,’ ‘I have tried several different vacuums and they all break or fill up with fuzz!,’ ‘I won’t have any carpet left in a few years, with all the fiber that keeps coming out!,’ ’The carpet shedding is worse than with my dog.’ ‘When sitting on this carpet in dark clothing I am covered by fuzz when I get back up!”[Read more…]
Dry Foam Carpet Cleaning, is it for me?
Dry foam carpet cleaning is a very low moisture cleaning procedure consisting of about 90% air and 10% liquid.
The dry foam carpet cleaning machine is equipped with a pressure tank in which a mixture of water and shampoo is placed. A compressor on the machine converts the solution into foam which is then dispensed onto the carpet with a revolving cylindrical brush. The brush works bubble of uniformed size foam into the pile of the carpet so that each individual fiber of the carpet is cleaned. Once the foam has dried, the carpet needs to be thoroughly vacuumed to remove the dried crystals of dirt that have been left behind.
Dry Foam Cleaning Steps
- Vacuum the carpet and spot clean to remove spots and stains.
- Mix the dry foam solution following the directions of the manufacturer. Using too little or too much chemical can result in poor results so stick with the measurements stated in the directions.
- Shampoo the carpet.
- If the carpet is a cut pile or shag, groom the pile to speed the drying process and leave the pile running in the same direction.
- Place aluminum foil or furniture blocks under the furniture legs to prevent wood stains or rust.
- Once the carpet has dried thoroughly vacuum it.
Advantages of Dry Foam Carpet Cleaning
- The process of dry foam cleaning is capable of covering a lot of area in a very short amount of time.
- There is little danger of saturating the carpet simply because the moisture content is low. This will also help you to minimize the problems that are commonly associated with over wetting.
- Dry foam is a good choice if you have older, more soiled carpet that you want to get as clean as possible.
- You can rent a machine at many hardware or equipment rental stores.
- They don’t cost that much to rent, which is great for those who just want to give it a shot and see what happens.
- Dry foam carpet cleaning isn’t that hard to do, as you’ll be fine even if you have no experience with these types of machines.
Disadvantages of Dry Foam Carpet Cleaning
- The dry foam carpet cleaning method is capable of removing average levels of soil.
- There is the possibility of excessive residue and soil build up if the machine you are using has inadequate extraction capabilities.
Tips for Carpet Spot Removal
Again we’re faced with spot removal from our new carpet, one of those unexpected accidents of life! As aggravating as these accidents can be at times they are often easier to overcome than we would expect. This is especially true when it comes to spot removal of those dirty spots and spills on our carpet. Sure it is upsetting to install a new wall to wall carpet only to have your child or husband track in mud or spill a beverage. Now you are faced with spot removal to remove those spots that you should not have had in your newly carpeted room in the first place. The good news is that those disturbing spots from mud to milk or even blood are usually easier to clean from the carpet than you think. With only a small amount of effort at spot removal, even stubborn spots and spills can usually be removed. Here are several spot removal tips that will help you keep your carpet looking great. [Read more…]