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How to Remove Mold & Mildew Odors from Carpeting
Carpet Cleaning, Mold removal remediation

How to Remove Mold & Mildew Odors from Carpeting

When the carpeting in your residential or commercial property has suffered water damage, it can result in lingering odors. The smell can be an obvious nuisance, but it can also be a sign of a more serious problem. A Mold or Mildew Issue The presence of lingering odors from water damage can mean that there is mold or mildew growing in your home or business. The growth of such substances can ruin your carpeting and other materials in addition to causing health problems. Knowing this, you must address any mildew smells right away and have your carpeting checked for mold and mildew growth. Removing Mold and Mildew Odors Continue reading for tips on how to remove mildew odors from your carpeting. Dry the Wet Area Before you address the mildew smell, you first need to address any water and...
How to Get Blood Out of the Carpet
Carpet Cleaning

How to Get Blood Out of the Carpet

Accidents happen. It’s a part of life. When you cut your finger, experience a bloody nose or a child scrapes his knee, you’re likely to end up with a little blood on the carpet. Or perhaps your beloved pet met with a small mishap that leaves blood droplets on the absorbent fibers of your household carpeting. Relax! Blood stains can be removed with a few time-tested techniques, such as the ones that follow. First off, it’s important to act quickly, before the blood sets into the carpeting. Blood contains hemoglobin, which binds to the materials in carpeting when it comes into contact with oxygen. Dried blood is far more difficult to remove, but it can be accomplished. Ingredients Needed Try to remove the blood stains when it’s still wet. Doing so will make the process much easier. ...
How to Remove Mold from Carpet
Mold remediation, Mold removal remediation

How to Remove Mold from Carpet

When mold has affected your property, it’s not only dangerous to your building structure, it can pose a severe risk to your health. Depending on the location and how far it has spread, the cleanup job can be difficult as it may have spread to affect other areas without the property owner even noticing. But when it has contaminated a carpet, mold should be easy to spot because it is in plain view. When finding it, it is very important to be cautious because of the spores it releases, causing severe allergies and respiratory problems. This is why it must be removed right away in order to protect you and your family or staff as well as prevent the rest of your carpet from becoming affected. When it comes to mold remediation, you can either choose to hire a professional and save time, or do...
How to Dry Wet Carpet
Carpet Cleaning, Cleaning and restoration tips

How to Dry Wet Carpet

There is nothing fun about having a wet carpet, especially when getting feet and socks wet when stepping in it. To make matters even worse, the combination of water, carpet fibers, padding, and baseboards provide the perfect environment for mold to develop. While you may not notice it at first, it can spread to cause significant damage that will be more expensive to fix without immediate treatment. If the water has already caused destruction to your building materials, do not hesitate to contact a professional water damage restoration service. Otherwise, here are some tips on how to dry out wet carpet before it gets out of control. Look Out for Mold As mentioned previously, mold is no friend to any property owner. This intruder can be caused by any case of untreated water damage, such...
Restore your Carpet with These Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips
Carpet Cleaning

Restore your Carpet with These Spring Carpet Cleaning Tips

During the winter, people close their homes to keep out the cold weather and heat their homes more efficiently.  However, with your home closed up, dirt, dust mites, and other airborne debris will circulate through the home and settle into the carpet.  By the time the spring arrives, your carpet is full of dirt and debris from the winter that needs to be removed.  This is why carpet cleaning should be part of your spring cleaning effort.  Effective carpet cleaning will remove the debris that has been accumulating in your carpet all winter and help restore its look.  Removing this debris from your carpet will also contribute to a healthier environment in your home. As you begin spring cleaning in your home, make sure you work in the following carpet cleaning tips to clean and restore you...
Best Tips for Choosing Carpet
Carpet Cleaning

Best Tips for Choosing Carpet

Do you want to ensure the comfort and safety of your kids when they play on the floor at home? Do you want to enhance the peace and quiet of your bedroom? Do you want to give your surroundings a warm and cozy feel?  Achieving this is easier than you may think – all you need to do is choose good carpeting for your home and have it properly installed. The right carpet will provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in the room, insulate the floor, absorb excessive noise, increase yours and your family’s safety (by preventing slips and falls and protecting dropped objects from being damaged), and enhance the beauty and appeal of your property. Choosing the best carpet for your home, however, may be quite a challenge. With so many different styles, colors, and materials available, it’...
Cleaning Home For Holiday Guests: Before And After
Cleaning and restoration tips

Cleaning Home For Holiday Guests: Before And After

The holidays are a time for merry gatherings, happy family reunions, joy and laughter, and lots of fun. A time for family and friends when we take a break from our busy lives to enjoy the company of beloved people and the festivity of the season. As the holidays draw nearer, excitement overwhelms us at the thought of welcoming dear friends and relatives to our homes and indulging in revelry and merrymaking. When opening our homes to loved ones, we want to make our guests feel relaxed and comfortable. We want the atmosphere to be joyous and cheerful and the house to sparkle with holiday lights and decorations and, of course, perfect cleanness. Making your home bright, clean, and inviting for your holiday guests, however, requires a lot of effort that is no fun to do. To make holid...
Speed Cleaning: How to Vacuum Your House in Under 10 Minutes
Carpet Cleaning

Speed Cleaning: How to Vacuum Your House in Under 10 Minutes

We all get busy, and sometimes the housework can elude us until the last minute. There’s the panic and rush, as well as the knowledge that you are not going to get it done in time. The vacuuming is so important because it can help to remove allergens, get rid of pet hair, and even lift odors from the carpet. Many people will do this several times a week, but it is not uncommon to forget about this seemingly laborious task. However, it doesn’t have to take ages to complete and you don’t always have to spend an hour vacuuming the house. Here are some tips to vacuuming your home in under ten minutes by speed cleaning. #1 Trafficked Areas First, think about the places that receive the most traffic in your home. Places like the front entrance hall and living room are often the ones that...
How Professional Carpet Cleaning Benefits your Health
Carpet Cleaning

How Professional Carpet Cleaning Benefits your Health

If you have carpeting, you know regular cleanings are important to keep them looking good and protect them from wear and tear. Household vacuums can only get so much dirt, and eventually stains and odors accumulate to the point where it’s time to call a professional. Have you ever noticed that you feel better after your carpets are cleaned? That’s because a professional carpet cleaning offers a few health benefits, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Health Issues from a Dirty Carpet Dirty carpets trap pollutants like pet dander, insect allergens and toxic gasses between their fibers. These pollutants build up and are released every time someone or something walks on the carpet. A piece of furniture that hasn’t been moved in years is a pollutant minefield. During a professi...
Celebrate Earth Day with Green Cleaning Services from ServiceMaster DAK
Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Cleaning Services from ServiceMaster DAK

April 22 marks the 46th annual Earth Day which was first celebrated by the U.S. in 1970 and celebrated internationally beginning in 1990.  The purpose of Earth Day is to bring attention to environmental issues throughout the world and promote eco-friendly behaviors to help preserve our natural environment.  Former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day with an environmental teach-in that occurred on April 22, 1970.  Earth Day is now considered the largest secular holiday and is celebrated annually in almost 200 countries around the globe. One way that you can have an impact in the spirit of Earth Day is to adopt more environmentally friendly cleaning habits.  Many typical chemical cleaners of all types contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other materials that can be harm...