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Debunking Common Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning Myths

Low-moisture carpet cleaning is a carpeting cleaning method that has gained a lot of popularity recently. Unfortunately, with it’s popularity, quite a few myths about the method have become common knowledge. So, we come to you today to debunk the three most common low-moisture carpet cleaning myths.

Myth #1 | Low-moisture carpet cleaning is a process that only involves restorative cleaning methods that use extractors.

The truth is, there are a number of different low-moisture methods that can be used to clean your carpets. Depending on what you need, you can choose encapsulation, dry cleaning, bonnet cleaning, and more.

Myth #2 | Carpets cleaned with low-moisture methods get dirty again faster.

This is only true if you don’t let the carpet dry completely before you walk over it again. It is also up to the carpet cleaner to make sure that any chemicals used are fully extracted from the carpet. The sticky residue left by cleaners also contributes to rapid resoiling.

Myth #3 | Carpets cleaned with low-moisture methods dry super fast.

While this isn’t wholly untrue, you still want to make sure you give your carpet enough time to dry to avoid rapid resoiling. Two to four hours is usually plenty of time. However, if your carpet was deeply soiled, it may be a good idea to allow a longer period of drying.

To make sure you get the best low-moisture carpet cleaning available in Orlando, contact 407.688.2121 today.

Are Your Floors Making You Sick?

We’ve mentioned some time ago that keeping a clean home is good for more than just aesthetics. The fact of the matter is, a clean home keeps you healthy. It’s been proven that keeping your home clean manages the transfer and growth of the bad germs that have a nasty habit of getting into your system and bringing you down for a week or longer.

The Culprit

When it comes to your floors, the main bad guy is mold. Those tiny little spores grow in your carpet when there’s been an over-saturation for one reason or another.

You can tell you have mold growing in your floors if you are regularly experiencing muscle or joint pain, headaches, depression, memory loss, shortness of breath, fatigue, and disturbances in your immune system.

The Solution

The best way to remedy this hazardous problem is to hire a cleaning company with the experience necessary to deep clean your floors. Without an extensive treatment, you’re only going to mask the problem and it’ll resurface in a relatively short period of time worse than before.

So, if you find you’re dealing with any of the physical symptoms listed above, call 407.688.2121 today to schedule a deep carpet cleaning service right away.

DIY Upholstery Cleaning

As much as you love your dogs and cats, they aren’t always the cleanest animals. This is especially true if you adopt them from the pound. It’s a nice feeling to save the life of an animal, but you don’t want Fido bringing home fleas. There are many products on the market that claim to get rid of fleas. Unfortunately, many aren’t strong enough to effectively kill an infestation. There is a homemade concoction using only a few ingredients that is guaranteed to keep your home flea free.

Ingredients:

  • Mixing bowl
  • 1 cup of Borax
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • A few drops of lavender and thyme essential oil (optional)

Combine all your ingredients in the mixing bowl and use a whisk to properly blend them together. The drops of essential oil are to leave your upholstery smelling good. Of course the fragrance is optional, but if you’re cleaning the house anyway, you may as well make it smell good.

Once all the ingredients are mixed together, sprinkle a dash on all your mattresses, dog beds, couches, chairs and throw rugs. Let the mixture sit on the surfaces for about an hour, then vacuum thoroughly. It will kill fleas, freshen up you home and even eliminate dust mites.

If you have a large infestation that is taking over your home, use only the Borax and sprinkle it everywhere. Place Borax on your carpet, curtains, cages and corners. Essentially, it should go anywhere your dog or cat has been.

The chemicals are extremely effective in killing fleas because they dehydrate the critters by creating cuts in their exoskeleton. As effective as Borax is, it doesn’t prevent eggs from hatching. You will have to cover your home in the chemicals multiple times to kill all of them.

In large infestation cases, allow the Borax to sit for about 12 hours before vacuuming up. As soon as you see any signs of more fleas, immediately sprinkle more Borax. You can’t risk more eggs being layed in your home.

Be Forewarned:

Remember Borax has chemicals in it, so there are risks to this cleaning method. Fortunately, Borax is much safer than other cleaning products so there is a bit less to worry about.

Don’t use if you are pregnant. There is no direct studies claiming that it is bad for pregnancy, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Either lock your animals up or take them outside of your home. The Borax powder can cause potentially fatal problems for small kittens and puppies. You should also get your kids out of the house.

This one may be kind of obvious, but keep it away from food. Borax has chemicals in it that could kill you if ingested.

Make sure that all your upholstery is dry before using Borax on it. If there is even a little dampness, the Borax can ruin the material and cause discoloration.

The most important thing to make note of: Do not put it directly on your pets. If your pets have fleas, take them to the vet to get treated. This cleaning method is for upholstery only.

Even after the fleas are gone, it is recommended that you sprinkle your home with the Borax mixture once every few months. It will keep your home fresh and even kills other insects such as ants and bed bugs.

If the Borax is not working, you may have to seek professional help. The Orlando carpet cleaners at Perfect Pear follow an intense five step cleaning process to ensure your furniture is sufficiently clean. For more information about Orlando upholstery cleaning, contact 407.688.2121.

Why You Should Keep Your Carpet Clean

In the average day, it can feel like the onslaught of responsibility never ends. Between the work place, children, and major home maintenance, it can be difficult to remember small things like dirt and bacteria.

Even with a daily vacuuming habit, your carpets can accumulate large deposits of dust, allergens, bacteria, and mold. These tiny particles can create a wide spectrum of problems in your home if they are not addressed with a regular cleaning.

Health

The most important reason to maintain a clean carpet is the health of your family. There are bacteria that can enter your home from a variety of carriers such as mud tracks, pets, and even airborne particles. These bacteria can cause deeply penetrating odors and tend to lead to the development of sickness in the home.

  1. Getting your carpets cleaned in a timely manner eliminates trapped pollutants A dirty carpet can retain particles like pet dander, lead, and cockroach allergens. Every day traffic and maintenance releases these particles to contaminate the air in your home.
  2. Regular carpet cleaning can get rid of dust mite infestations if they exist. Since these creatures are microscopic, most homeowners aren’t aware of the infestation. These infestations result in the release of dust mite feces and body fragments into the air which tends to exacerbate allergies.
  3. Most importantly, keeping your carpets clean helps prevent mold growth. Ditry carpets in high humidity areas are at a high risk of developing mold growth. Mold growth in the home can lead to the development of several serious fungal and viral diseases that can be difficult to detect until it’s too late.

Unfortunately, many carpet cleaners contain high amounts of toxic chemicals. In addition to possibly harming your family and pets, these harsh chemical concoctions can cause increased damage and wear to your carpets.

This damage to your health and home can be avoided with carpet cleaning products that are environmentally safe. The organic compounds used in these types of products can help keep your carpets clean and your family healthy. They also follow a movement that considers the health of future generations.

There is a wide array of sicknesses and allergies that can be avoided by having your carpets cleaned at regular intervals. By vacuuming three times and week and shampooing at least once a year, you help reduce the occurrence of allergy attacks, asthma, and the common cold.

Comfort

In addition to health benefits, clean carpets make you feel comfortable.  The clean look, the fresh smell, and the soft feel are all factors that help you to feel relaxed when you return home from a long day. Although it is not as high a priority as promoting good family health, being comfortable in your home is a feeling that should not be ingored.

Keep your home fresh with the help of a professional cleaner. The Orlando carpet cleaners at Perfect Pear offer cleaning services at an affordable rate. It’s best to get your carpet cleaned by a professional at least once every 18 months. Your carpet will look good and last longer. For more information about carpet cleaning services, contact 407.688.2121.