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The Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning

Posted on December 8th, 2017

If you have ever attempted to clean your own carpets with a consumer carpet cleaner you bought from Walmart, then you probably know the hassle that is involved in cleaning carpets. You also probably understand the difference in the results as well. While there are definitely some instances where these inexpensive carpet cleaners come in handy, in the majority of situations there are many reasons to use a professional carpet cleaner instead. Here are our top reasons to use a professional carpet cleaner in place of doing it on your own.

 

Professional Grade Equipment.

DIY carpet cleaning isn’t easy! You’ll have to either buy or rent a carpet cleaner and get it to your house. If you rent one they are often bulky and heavy and can be a pain to use. They also leave almost as much water in the carpet as they suck out. This isn’t good as it can lead to mold or just generally mean you won’t be able to use the cleaned area for a much longer period of time. Professional carpet cleaning companies have high-powered equipment that is mounted inside vans. They also suck much harder, which makes them much more effective than a consumer grade cleaner. Our technicians also treat the flooring first and use tools to loosen any debris or dirt in the fibers of the carpet. The fans that are used are much more powerful. Meaning the carpet will dry much quicker.

 

We Clean it all.

If you attempt to clean your own carpet then be prepared for a challenge. You need to move all of the furniture out of the room, clean the floor, then once you are done cleaning the carpet you can’t use the room for a while so the furniture has to stay out of the room. This means you can’t usually move on to the next room. Our expert carpet cleaners will move the furniture, clean the carpet, dry the carpet, and move the furniture back and move on to the next room. They often can get the entire house done by the time most people can complete only one room.

 

Remove all the Water.

The difference in the suction power of commercial vacuums and consumer carpet cleaners is incredible. Most rental and consumer vacuums drench the carpet in water, but then they can only suck up around 50% of the water. This can actually be dangerous because if your carpet is soaking wet and the padding underneath is as well, this is the perfect opportunity for mold to grow. Professional carpet cleaners will suck the large majority of the water out of the carpet and the padding, leaving the carpet nearly dry to the touch.

 

These are just a few of the many reasons that a professional carpet cleaner will provide a much better result and make it much easier.

 

 

The Side-effects of Common Species of Mold

Posted on December 1st, 2017

Mold is one of the worst substances that can be in your home. It usually is a sign that there is or has been water damage in your home. Mold also has the additional negative of being difficult to remove. There are many different species of mold, but we are only going to talk about 4 different types and the side-effects that they create.

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Why Fixing Water Problems is important.

Posted on November 13th, 2017

There aren’t many issues in a house that can escalate quicker than a water leak. Often water issues start with a leaky faucet but then become a much larger issue. Any water leaks should be addressed and fixed as quickly as possible to prevent long-term damage. Check your home regularly especially in areas that you may not go often such as a basement, crawl space, etc. A big freeze could burst a pipe and flood an area of your home with water and if it sits for long then it will cause massive damage. Catching a burst pipe quickly could save you thousands of dollars. If you notice a drop in water pressure then this could be a sign that there is a major leak.
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Preparing Your Home for Cold Weather

Posted on November 3rd, 2017

Living here in Indiana, everyone knows that cold weather usually comes in October, and this year has fit that mold. However, do you have a winter checklist for your home? This list should help you prepare your home for the cold winter snows and hopefully prevent water damage to your home. (more…)

The 5 Worst Stains to Remove from Carpet

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

Stains are one of the worst fears of a new carpet owner. Thankfully, many stains are able to be removed from carpet with professional cleaning; however, some are more difficult and almost impossible to get out. This is true for both carpet and upholstery. We often get asked what types of stains are hardest to get out. Here is one quick tip: if you spill something, do the best you can to clean it up as quickly as possible. If you let a stain sit, it is much harder to remove, especially on your own. Here are the 5 worst stains to get out of carpet. (more…)

How to Avoid Mold in Your Home

Posted on October 13th, 2017

Everyone knows that mold should be avoided; however, not everyone knows that carpet is a common place for mold to grow. Carpet can hold moisture and this is perfect for mold. Here are the top 5 ways to keep mold from growing in your carpet. (more…)