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Dealing with Reappearing Carpet Stains �?? Getting Rid of the Stain Permanently

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 1:15 PM

The methods of getting rid of a stain permanently depend on the size, severity of the spill, and the cause of the reappearance as well. If it’s soiling then Simmons says to do this, “pour a small amount of lukewarm water on the spot. The amount of water will depend on the size of the spot, but no more than one-quarter of a cup. Make sure to dry the fibers as much as possible to prevent wicking! Place towels over the spot, weighted by something heavy, and leave overnight.” If it’s wicking then follow the same cleaning procedure for soiling. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Dealing with Reappearing Carpet Stains �?? Prevention

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Soiling and Wicking can be prevented by cleaning the area as soon as it appears. Simmons explains that “After treatment, place a stack of paper towels or a clean white towel over the spot, and use a stack of books or something heavy to weigh it down. Put it a piece of plastic wrap between the book and the towel to prevent the book from getting stained.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Steam Cleaning vs. Dry Carpet Cleaning

Posted on July 6, 2020 at 1:05 PM

Here is a list of pros and cons for each provided by Angieslist:

• Steam cleaning your carpet yourself means you need only hot water, a rented machine and detergent. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait between 12 and 24 hours to walk on your carpet again.

• Ground -in stains typically reappear in the first few days after steam cleaning. Commercial solutions can eliminate some of these problems, but there are certain stains - pet stains or chemical stains, for example - that requires multiple treatments or cannot be removed.

• Dry cleaning, meanwhile, offers the advantage of almost no drying time and an effective cleaning through chemical agents and application solutions.

• The chemicals used in dry cleaning can often be harsh, and homeowners are advised to speak with a commercial cleaning company about the products they use and any strong odors they may have.

Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661, we offer both dry carpet cleaning and steam cleaning.

 

How to make your Carpet Dry Faster

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM

If you want your carpet to dry faster Boas Admin suggests using these tips:

• Open your doors and windows – ventilation is crucial when drying a carpet.

• Use a dehumidifier – if you live in a relatively humid area, then using a dehumidifier is a good idea.

• Make use of standing fans – Standing fans are great for speeding up the drying process by blowing air inside the room.

• Wet vacuum cleaner – A wet vacuum cleaner is specially designed to soak up liquids and moisture from a surface.

• Move furniture – When drying a carpet, it’s a good idea to move sofas, chairs, and other furniture away from the room to allow for better air circulation.

Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661 to schedule an appointment.

 

How Long before You can Walk on a Newly Cleaned Carpet

Posted on July 1, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Boas Admin states, “How long a carpet dries will usually depend on the cleaning technique used. The two most common methods of carpet cleaning are dry cleaning and steam cleaning.” There are also external factors that can also affect drying times are: Carpet materials, Humidity, and Temperature. When using Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning you can expect your carpet to be dry in 4 to 8 hours so long as the temperature is kept in between 70 and 75 degrees F. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Removing Makeup Stains from Carpets

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 1:20 PM

If a bottle of foundation spills on a rug or carpet, treat the spill instantly. Lift the spill away as much as possible with a spoon or dull knife. Do not wipe it because it will only push it further into the carpet fibers. Leverette states, “Next, you can use a commercial carpet cleaning solution or mix one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent in two cups of cool water, stirring well to mix.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Mascara Stains on the Carpet and Upholstery

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 1:15 PM

Treat the stain immediately but lift the mascara wand away carefully to prevent making the stain worse. According to Leverette, “The best stain remover for carpet is a dry cleaning solvent that will dissolve the oily/waxy component. Use a clean white cloth and blot the stain until no more color transfers to the cloth.” If the upholstery is silk or vintage its best to consult a professional cleaning company like Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning. Give us a call at 910-273-3661 and get an appointment scheduled today.

Bacon Grease and Pork Stains on Carpets

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Bacon, the second greatest food that has every happened since sliced bread. It can however leave oily stains on your carpets. Treat the stain as quickly as possible and blot it with a white cloth or paper towel. For oily stains from cooked pork Leverette states, “Sprinkle the stain with cornstarch, baking soda, or talcum powder to absorb the oil. Use a soft bristle brush to work the powder into the carpet. Allow the absorbing powder to sit on the stain for at least fifteen minutes and then vacuum to remove the powder.” If the stain still won’t come up call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661

Oil Stains on the Carpet

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 1:05 PM

Whether its automotive oil, car door grease, cooking oil, or butter they can all be difficult to remove. Treat the stain promptly by lifting away oily solids from the carpet. Leverette stains, “Sprinkle the stain with cornstarch, baking soda, or talcum powder to absorb the oil. Use a soft bristle brush to work the powder into the carpet. Allow the absorbing powder to sit on the stain for at least fifteen minutes and then vacuum to remove the powder.” If the stain still won’t come up call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Removing Fried Chicken Stains from Carpets and Rugs

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Fried Chicken, literally the greatest food that has every happened since sliced bread but unfortunately it can leave messy stains on your carpets and rugs. Lift away any fried food from the carpet and don’t rub in the grease because it will make the stain bigger. Leverette states “Sprinkle the stain with cornstarch, baking soda, or talcum powder to absorb the oil. Use a soft bristle brush to work the powder into the carpet. Allow the absorbing powder to sit on the stain for at least fifteen minutes and then vacuum to remove the powder.” If the stain still won’t come up call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.


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