Category: Cleaning and Maintenance

Chocolate Labrador Retriever Puppy

Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy and Keeping Your Carpet Clean If you have a new puppy, it can be difficult to know where to start on housetraining. Thankfully, Georgia-based veterinarian Dr. Chris Stearns and professional dog behaviorist Stephanie Daughtrey are here with some helpful tips. The experts advise owners to be patient and stay upbeat and, armed with a little knowledge and the right cleaning products, the process will go a lot easier. Here are the tips: 1. Know Potty Triggers Trigger [...]

Four Steps to Removing Gum from Carpet Have you ever gotten gum stuck in your carpet? Here are some tips we found in an article on the ICS Cleaning Specialist website about removing gum and adhesives from carpet. The tips come from Doug Berjer, Marketing Manager for CFR, a manufacturer of commercial carpet cleaning equipment and solutions. This information is meant for professional cleaners who deal with big facilities like schools, theaters, and hotels, but it will work for you at home as well. [...]

Keep Your Workplace and Home Free of Asthma Triggers It is very important to understand how asthma affects an increasing percentage of the population. ICS Magazine has published its own list of tips in an effort to help facility managers have a cleaner environment for their workers. Here are some excerpts: Don’t rely on disinfectants: Often, facility managers believe that using a disinfectant will reduce asthma and allergy triggers. However, more intensive methods such as carpet cleanings, dusti [...]

Vacuum

CRI Technical Bulletin: Vacuums for High Pile Carpet Recommended Vacuum Cleaner for High Pile Carpet Technical Bulletin Proper carpet care is essential to long-term consumer satisfaction with their floor covering purchase. The use of the correct vacuum cleaner can extend the life of carpet; contain the respirable particles generated by the vacuuming process, not damage to the carpet. The result is a cleaner environment. Some high pile carpets require alternative vacuums to ensure damage does not [...]

Pet Urine and Carpet Technical Bulletin Owners of even the best-trained pets will occasionally encounter pet urine accidents and leave urine stains on carpet. Often, the urine is not discovered until long after the accident. The types of damage from pet urine can be diverse and are dependent upon the makeup of the urine. Urine content will change over the pet’s life because of the pet’s diet, medications, age, health, sex, and reproductive cycles. Because of these variations, some urine stains m [...]

Dust Mites Technical Bulletin Dust mites are found in almost every high humidity environment that is capable of supporting plant life. In a survey of homes with dust mites, 60% of the dust mite population is found in the bed, mattresses and pillows, 30% in upholstery, and 10% in carpet. There are two species of house dust mites, belonging to the genus Dermatophagoides, that are found in North America. Both species feed on shed skin scales from humans, animals, lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) [...]

Easy Carpet Cleaning Tips for Your Home Carpet provides good traction, absorbs noises, and saves homeowners money because it naturally insulates a room. And, contrary to popular misconceptions, carpet that is cleaned regularly is fine for people with allergies, and even asthma.  The best practice for keeping carpets consistently clean is having a regular maintenance routine. Refreshing carpets after a special event, a season of tough use, or simply any time of year is easy with these tips from t [...]

Allergies

You Can Have Allergies and Keep Your Carpets Carpet isn’t just comfortable and stylish, it’s a safe flooring option too, reducing slips and softening falls if they do occur – ideal for both the elderly and very young. Carpet also improves a home’s acoustics because it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. Those who want to save money welcome the fact that carpet provides actual thermal resistance (R-value) – meaning when it’s cold, it retains warmth longer, conserving energ [...]

Carpet Spot Removal Procedure for Fruit Flavored and Sports Beverages While no carpet is completely stain-proof, new stain-resist carpet treatments allow most spills to be removed when immediate action is taken and directions are followed carefully. 1. Immediately blot the spill with a dry, white towel, absorbent plain paper towel, or cloth. Do not scrub the area. Scrubbing can cause distortion of the carpet face fiber. Work from the outer edges to the center of the spill to prevent spreading. C [...]

Kids opening presents.

Holiday Spot and Stain Removal Guide for Carpets and Rugs The very best part of the holidays is being together with family and friends. The problem is, of course, that all the fun and cheer can make quite a mess. So, as our gift to you this season, CRI offers some fantastic advice on how to keep holiday spills from lingering. ​ SPOT/STAIN REMOVAL So what about holiday spots and stains, including food and beverage spills, many with artificial coloring added? Quick Tip: Don’t hesitate to access yo [...]