|Posted on November 18, 2019 at 1:05 PM|
No matter what type of upholstery you may have, vacuum it well weekly. Make sure the vacuum cleaner you choose has great suction to get out the yucky stuff. Here are the steps to vacuuming your couch properly:
1. Choose a vacuum with HEPA filter to capture as much dirt as possible.
2. Vacuum the sides and back, go over every inch of the upholstery.
3. Clean the cushions use the crevice tool to get in-between the cushions and frame of the couch.
4. Vacuum the bottom of...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM|
Before you begin cleaning your upholstery, you should know to check the tags. Leverette explains, “Beginning in 1969, furniture manufacturers began adding a tag to help you determine the best and safest way to clean upholstery. Take the time to search for the tag underneath the couch or under the cushions and follow the cleaning guidelines.” The codes range from W to X and if you encounter “Code X” avoid cleaning it yourself. Leverette explains, “These fabrics sh...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 13, 2019 at 1:10 PM|
Removing stains is a tough process but luckily Thomann has tips for solving three of the most common stains found on a couch. These are homemade remedies, so try them at your discretion:
• Crayon: If your item has any crayon stains on it, you can take a rag and rub some WD40 on the stain.
• Ink: For ink stains, try using rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and gently rub on the area.
• Rust: A solution of lemon juice and salt, mild dish soap, and ammonia can...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 11, 2019 at 1:05 PM|
Always sanitize any used upholstered furniture before you bring it into your home. Lauren Thomann from The Spruce states the following required supplies: “Baking soda, Vinegar, Castille soap, Bristle brush, Vacuum, Water warm and Bug spray (optional).” The first step is to vacuum up all the loose dirt. Thomann states to “wipe down any non-upholstery sections with a reliable disinfectant.” This part is optional, but you can spray the couch down with bug spray. Bed bugs,...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM|
Is carpet protection worth your money? To answer that question, you’ll have to ask yourself another question. Does someone in your home often make messes or does your carpet receive high foot traffic? Once you answer that, you can determine whether you want to spend money on it. Carpet stain protection makes messes easier to clean and carpets last a little longer. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on November 6, 2019 at 1:55 PM|
The protection treatment process works by applying a liquid repellent to the carpet that coats the fibers. Colonial Carpet Care explains:
• Coating the outside of the fibers and making it hard for particles to stick to them.
• Blocking the minute cracks or pores in the fibers with stain blockers. This prevents absorption of liquids and soils into the fiber itself.
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661 and schedule an appointment with us.Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 4, 2019 at 12:50 PM|
Colonial Carpet Care explains that there are two types of treatments:
• Mill applied – The protection is “Baked” into the fibers during the manufacturing process. Generally solvent based and harder wearing.
• Post cleaning – Applied to carpets or upholstery after cleaning or when brand new. Generally water based and applied with a hand sprayer. Tends to wear off faster than the mill applied product.
Both of these methods of application p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2019 at 1:45 PM|
Carpet stain protection is a product that produces a protective shield that surrounds the fibers of fabrics. According to Colonial Carpet Care, “Carpet stain protection treatments come under a variety of brand names. The most popular ones include: Scotchgard, Teflon, and Guardsman.” The use of these products can greatly improve the condition of your carpet, keeping them looking fresh and newer. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on October 30, 2019 at 1:40 PM|
When it comes to protecting your carpets from sun exposure there are many products out there. They all have UV protection and a long list of other benefits; however, only a few are right for your rug and carpet. Joe Taylor states, “Be careful the carpet treatment you choose doesn’t damage or discolor your carpet. Be sure to test in an inconspicuous location first.”
After considerable damage to your carpets and rugs it’s ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 28, 2019 at 1:35 PM|
Direct sunlight can do costly damage to your carpets and rugs. Too much sunlight will pull the color out of the carpet and rug. Joe Taylor explains how to protect your carpets and rugs:
• Use blinds or shades. If there are a few windows in particular that are exposed to a lot of sunlight, consider adding blackout lining behind your normal window treatments.
• Add a tint to your window to reduce harmful infrared and UV rays
• Replace windows
• F...Read Full Post »