Category: Cleaning and Maintenance

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

How To Choose the Right Entryway Mat Keeping Floors Clean, Safe Means Taking It to The Entrance Mat Commercial facilities managers are in charge o keeping their facility in tip-top shape and a big part of maintenance is prevention. For carpet maintenance, it's about finding an adequate entry mat: 12 to 15 feet for an office building or up to 20 or 25 feet for a grocery store or hospital to ensure soil is trapped and floors are kept safe. Along with the size, it is important to: • Evaluate the le [...]

Consider Professional Carpet Cleaning Professional Carpet Cleaning Makes Life Easier for You and Your Carpet While there are plenty of do-it-yourself cleaning methods on the market, hiring a professional is among the safest, fastest and easiest options. Cleaning professionals who utilize CRI-certified carpet cleaning products as part of their cleaning process are recognized as Seal of Approval service providers. Using these providers is an easy way to make sure that your carpets are being profes [...]

Simple Stain Removal Tips and Tricks Carpet maintenance may not seem like something that your carpet needs regularly, but it's important to properly care for your carpet to keep it looking great for its intended life. Regular vacuuming, consistent spot removal, and deep cleaning every 12-18 months are necessary to keep your carpet in its best shape. The following advice is to help you remove those pesky stains that happen in everyday life. • To remove ink, from a ballpoint pen, for example, use [...]