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Do-It-Yourself Ways to Dry a Wet Carpet

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When our homes are plagued by flooding, leaking and other disasters which lead to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having a wet carpet. Having a wet carpet is a big inconvenience. After all, the presence of water in the carpet can be very destructive. Since the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, the moisture stays in there for a long time. This can encourage the growth and reproduction of molds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpet, it is important to dry the carpet right…

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How to Cut a Rug and Carpet Pad

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Rug and carpet pads sometimes arrive larger than your rug and require trimming. This could be done a few ways depending on the type of pad you have. For thinner, non-slip pads, usually a pair of household scissors works. If your rug pad is a thicker, more dense one, then a carpet knife or heavy duty scissors are usually needed. Before I start explaining what to use to cut the different types of rug pads, three important points are involved here. First, so as to not damage the floor underneath, be sure to have some protective layer on the floor…

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Basic Rug Cleaning Tips for Food and Drink Spills

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Food and drink spills are among the toughest cleaning problems to deal with for rug owners. It is a common occurrence yet some still do not know the right way to approach cleaning up this kind of a mess. Not knowing the basics of cleaning up food and drink spills can really put rug owners at a disadvantage and their carpets at serious risk of long-term damage. Whether you are having a party at your home or are just eating in the living room, spills can happen without a moment’s notice. This is why learning how to properly clean them…

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Guide to Cleaning Up Spilled Vinegar on the Carpet

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Vinegar can be used in a lot of different ways inside your home. It is primarily used as a kitchen ingredient to help make some dishes nice and flavorful. It is also sometimes utilized to remove stains and spots on your clothes or fabric as it can be a really good substitute for commercial cleaning agents. Sadly, if you spill vinegar on the carpet, it can create a spot and leave behind a strong smell which will be unflattering for your carpet. While vinegar is good when combined with water and some other household items to create a cleaning solution,…

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A Fabric Deodorizer Can Effectively Eliminate Odors

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Pet smell and cigarette smoke odors can linger in your home for days.  If you want your home to be odor free you will want to include a regular treatment with a fabric deodorizer to your cleaning regimen.  The trick to eliminating odors is to find a way to eliminate the odors and not simply mask them.  There are many methods that only serve to mask odors and never actually remove them.  When fabrics become laden with odors a product that only covers up the odor will add another layer of odors to be cleaned.  Usually, a product that masks…

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9 Wet Carpet Cleaning Myths

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Water has damaged your carpets. Maybe you had a toilet leak, maybe your water heater burst, maybe your kid left the faucet running in the sink for hours. What should you do to dry your wet carpet to minimize damage to your carpet and pad? First of all, there is some general information about carpets you should know that applies to all the myths . General Information about Water and Carpets Residential carpet usually has a pad underneath it. The pad can be anywhere from 1/4 inch to almost an inch thick. The pad provides cushioning and gives your carpet…

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Cleaning Up Energy Drink Spills on Your Carpet Using Vinegar

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Being active and staying in shape is important if you want to have a healthy body and be physically fit. It is really a good feeling to have a morning or afternoon run and burn all of the calories and fat in your body. When you are exercising, it is important to always rehydrate yourself which is why sports and energy drink spills are becoming very popular nowadays. These drinks contain electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals which help replenish the lost fluids of the body through sweating while also adding some helpful nutrients. Energy drinks though can also cause problems sometimes…

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Cleaning Up Spilt Vinegar

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Vinegar can be used in a lot of different ways inside your home. It is primarily used as a kitchen ingredient to help make some dishes nice and flavorful. It is also sometimes utilized to remove stains and spots on your clothes or fabric as it can be a really good substitute for commercial cleaning agents. Sadly, if you spill vinegar on the carpet, it can create a spot and leave behind a strong smell which will be unflattering for your carpet. While vinegar is good when combined with water and some other household items to create a cleaning solution,…

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Carpet Cleaning – Tips on How to Get Your Carpet Spotless Clean

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It is always good to remember that if you want something to be done right, then you have to use the right methods and techniques. The same applies to carpet cleaning too; only if you choose the right method, will you be able to get your carpet or rug spotlessly clean and dust-free. To make your carpet adorn a brand-new look, it is important to choose a cleaning technique that suits the fabric as well as the type of fibers that are used in your carpet or rug. You can either opt for do-it-yourself methods or seek the help of…

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Carpet Cleaning Tips & Advice

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Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they do, its good to know how to deal with them. Spillages and stains can ruin a carpet so tackling the problem straight away will give you the best chance of reducing damage. The following tips and techniques can help to prolong the life of your carpet and keep it looking in great condition. * If the stain is more than you can handle be sure to contact the Carpet Cleaning Vancouver experts at Zen Carpet Cleaning. Spillages should never be scrubbed as this can damage the carpets fibre. Instead excess liquid should be removed…

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