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9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Stains on carpet Carpet cleaning

A large percentage of homes and business have carpet in at least one room. Carpet tends to catch dust, dirt, hair and other soils which negatively affect the life span of the floors. There are preventative measures one can take to reduce the wear and tear, thereby extending the life of the carpeting. These measures include vacuuming regularly, spot removal, rearranging furniture to alter traffic patterns, and using rugs and runners. Another useful task is to change HVAC filters regularly to help filter the dust and grit in the air.

A guideline for carpet cleaning frequency recommends carpets that see normal use be cleaned every 6-12 months and high use (such as entry ways or structures with high traffic) be cleaned every 3-6 months. Extending the time between cleanings causes the soils to be pushed deeper and deeper into the base of the carpet, which cannot be removed. Studies have shown the farther down the soils have been pushed, the less they can be removed, even with the more aggressive methods of carpet cleaning.

At SERVPRO of Lake County, we employ the hot water extraction method for carpet cleaning. This involves using an emulsifier to treat the carpets and lift soils and stains. After applying the solution to the floor, the technician will then use the extractor to remove the emulsifier, soils, and most of the moisture. Once the carpets are cleaned, we do recommend applying a scotch guard to help protect your carpets between cleanings. The application is quick and won't break the bank. If you are interested in our carpet cleaning service, please call the office today.

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