Having a clean carpet is more than just healthy. It can also prolong the life of the carpet. If you have just installed the carpet, you already realize the expense involved in doing so. But, even if you have not just done this, you probably realize the benefits of keeping your carpet clean. It will add value to the home if it is well maintained, helps to get rid of allergens, prevent other organisms such as carpet beetles and carpet bugs living in your carpet and it will also help to keep the home odor free.

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  • If you take good care of your carpet and keep it clean you will save money because you won’t have to purchase Quick Tipshigh priced cleaning products. Prevention is always the best type of carpet cleaning.
  • A carpet stain should never be rubbed harshly or without care as this could the stain to set or spread.  Additionally, it will cause the fiber to become weak, which will shorten the life of your carpet.
  • A stain that is treated incorrectly could reappear on your rug.  Even if you thought the stain was gone, it could come back to the surface of your carpet. To stop this from happening, use an absorbant cloth to cover the stain put something heavy on top of the cloth. Leave it overnight, and the cloth will soak up the stain. You can then clean it as usual.
  • Using heat from an iron or a hair dryer is not advised to dry a carpet stain. The stain could set and become permanent.
  • Steam cleaning your carpet as often as needed is beneficial. For best results, use a deep cleaning machine or have it professional cleaned.  You can buy a deep cleaning machine online.  Both of these choices have advantages and disadvantages, but you should have your carpet thoroughly cleaned  every six months to a year at the least. It is better to be done during spring and summer seasons as most carpet beetles and bugs come out and sneak in under your carpet. And the best part of all, you remove some allergens as well.
  • If your carpet has stubborn mold and mildew, you could use a lemon juice and salt solution or a non-chlorine bleach meant for colored fabrics. Otherwise, simply brush the area gently with a solution of hydrogen peroxide (one part 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to five parts water). Do a spot on a hidden area to ensure the solution is safe for the carpet.
  • To keep your carpet clean, take care of spills immediately.  For most spills, just use water.  There are also several products on the market if water does not work. Look at the variety of products available and use the correct one depending on what has been spilled.   A mixture of water and vinegar can also be helpful.  Spills will not become stains if you deal with them quickly. Some helpful tips for removing common obstinate spills and stains 
  • Take good care of your carpet in between cleaning.  Vacuum frequently with a good quality vacuum cleaner.  The vacuum will pick up the most debris if you go over the floor in many different directions.  Follow the manufacturer’s directions, keep the filters clean and empty bags frequently.  Always use the mildest cleaning solutions available for your carpet. Only use stronger solutions for  very stubborn stains and specific spills.
  • It is always best to follow the manufacturer’s directions on the label or read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Prevent soils from being tracked in by using an entrance mat. The mat should be 6 to 12 feet in length or ideally, Entrance Mat To Catch The Dry Soil10 to 12 feet in length. Mats should also be place outside the entrance.  In this way the majority of the dirt will be removed at the entrance.  Entrance mats must be cleaned frequently otherwise the soil will spill onto the floor. There is no way to prevent all soil from entering the building. Approximately 20% of soil comprises oil, grease and starch but about 80% are dry. You can easy remove the dry particles and keep damage to a minimum by vacuuming on a daily basis.

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How To Remove Blood On The Carpet

Hi Folks,

I just wanted to share how I removed blood stains on the carpet.  It all happened when the patient vomited lots of blood around her bed, on the carpet and most of the parts of her room. After few hours, the patient died of  gastroentestinal problems, I believe. Im not sure on that one. I do not even have the rights to know. Anyway, I was tapped to do that tasks. This happens most of the times in the hospital or care home setting. So, I hope you learn something from this.. :):)

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Steps:

1) I dressed up like I am a doctor going for a surgery or operation..hehe.  It is called PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Sorry, but something that I have to do to prevent from contracting any virus, bacteria or germs from the blood. Who knows what is in the blood. It could be AIDS, HIV or Hepatitis virus or something else. Something a carpet cleaner must do. By the way, for this task , I was not just a carpet cleaner but also a housekeeper at that moment. Continue reading…

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How To Clean Carpet Flooding (Basic)

First, you need to fix whatever that floods the carpet. It could be from the sink, broken pipe,  plugged toilet that has been continuously flushing or water sprinklers  that set off or could be anything.

Then, move all the objects away from your working area as seen in this pictures

Carpet Flooding

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WHMIS : Why do we need to read the label and be aware of the contents?

CAUTION – KNOW YOUR CLEANERS!

All to often individuals believe that by mixing common products together it will make the cleaning easier or faster. When they turn to products such as bleach and acid or strong alkali type products the results can be disastrous.

What happens in this situation is a poisonous gas is produced when the users decided to use a mixture of two or more common household cleaning agents. When the widely isded household chlorine bleach (a sodium hypochlorite solution) is combined with a acid or acid-producing substance, such as a toilet bowl cleaner or vinegar, there is a sudden release of a quantity of chlorine gas. Likewise, when a chlorine bleach is mixed with ammonia, lye, or other alkaline substance, the action will liberate a highly irritating gas. Continue reading…

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