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How To Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Direct Sunlight

Posted on October 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Direct sunlight can do costly damage to your hardwood floors. Too much sunlight will pull the color out of the floorboards and continued overexposure could cause the floorboards to weaken. Joe Taylor explains how to protect your hardwood floors:

The best protection for your hardwood floors is to not expose them to damage in the first place. Minimizing the amount of time or the strength of the sunlight they face will significantly reduce the risk of long-term damage.

• Use blinds or shades: when the sun is peaking right through your windows, you should draw blinds or shades to protect your floors. Minimal amounts of light will still be let through so you can see, but the integrity of your floors will thank you.

• Blackout lining: if you want to take it one step further, you can line your curtains with a blackout lining to prevent all sunlight from entering and damaging your floors.

• Window tinting: window tints can be purchased from your local hardwood store and installed either by a professional or you can do it yourself. The following are two options for installation:

o Solar window film reduces glare and fading by offering up to 90% UV protection, plus it can lower cooling costs up to 30%.

o Clear UV blocking is another option, but it doesn’t offer any protection against heat

• Install window glass made to block UV rays: if you’re building a new home or replacing the windows in your house, advancement in window making technology has led to the creation of windows made to block UV rays, such as these windows.

Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661.


How Direct Sunlight Damages Your Floors

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Did you know that your upholstery and flooring can be sunburned just like your skin? Now then your carpet has a high resiliency to UV rays, but it is not completely immune. Joe Taylor from Carpets In The Park states, “Sun damage can do costly damage to upholstery, curtains, family photos, and flooring. Anything under a window in direct sunlight can be faded or damaged by UV rays.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661 and schedule an appointment.

Clean Area Rugs

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 1:20 PM

If you have area rugs in your home be sure to clean them regularly. In addition to cleaning them you should also clean and restore the pile of the carpet underneath as well. Shaw Floors explains, “Also, be sure to check area rugs for colorfastness before placing them on carpet because the color in some rugs may bleed through.” Colorfastness is having color that will not run or fade with washing or wear. After cleaning your carpet, let it dry completely before replacing the area rugs back on it. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Protect Carpet when Moving Furniture

Posted on October 18, 2019 at 1:15 PM

In addition to occasionally moving furniture, when you do it make sure to place a barrier between the furniture and the carpet. Shaw Floors recommends, “When moving heavy wheeled furniture (pianos, buffets, etc.), prevent damage by placing a protective barrier of heavy cardboard or plywood between the wheels and the carpet.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661. Get a free quote and schedule an appointment with us.

Occasionally Move Heavy Furniture

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Occasionally moving heavy furniture will help expose hard to get areas of the carpet. It will also help avoid excessive pile crushing. Shaw Floors suggests, “Also consider using carpet protectors under the legs of tables, chairs, and other furniture to help distribute the weight.” This suggestion will help avoid damaging the floors. Shaw Floors states, “Damage can occur if you use chairs or appliances with rollers or casters without a chair pad designed specifically for carpet.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661.

Use a Quality Carpet Pad

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 1:05 PM

A carpet pad is a pad placed under a carpet. That being said you don’t want just any carpet pad for your home. A good quality carpet pad not only last longer but also provides comfort and better resilience. Shaw Floors states, “Because some carpets carry warranties with specific density and thickness requirements, be sure and review your warranty before purchasing your pad. Explore varieties of carpet pad.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661 to schedule an appointment.

Don�??t Track Dirt Inside

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Remember to keep your floors clean. Shaw Floors states that, “Placing walk-off mats outside all entrances will help absorb soil and moisture and trap excessive dirt, sand, girt, oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer might otherwise be tracked into the home.” Be sure to vacuum your carpets regularly and to address stains as soon as they appear. Did you know that after 30 days a carpet stain can become permanent? This is because they have boned to the very fibers of the carpet. Professional Cleaning will probably remove the stain; however, it is not a guarantee. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.

Protecting Your Carpets from Bad Odors

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 1:10 PM

The best way to protect your carpets from bad odors is to do preventive cleaning. There are two issues that need to be solved for preventive cleaning, proper ventilation and humidity. Proper ventilation is the first and most important rule, especially if have a person smoking inside the house. Mia Bell explains, “Good ventilation will help you get rid of bad smells, instead of making them get trapped in fabrics.” Humidity can result in mildew or mold. Use a dehumidifier to get rid of the excess of moisture.

Carpet Cleaner Deodorizer �?? Vinegar

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Another great possibility for a natural carpet deodorizer is vinegar. Settle your worries about the smell of vinegar once it dries completely, it becomes odorless. As with baking soda, vinegar will absorb the unpleasant smells. This is why it was the choice material for old fridges and to neutralize cat litter box odor. Here are the steps for cleaning with vinegar. Mia Bell explains, “White vinegar is the best variety. Pour vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the liquid evenly on the carpet. Let the vinegar dry completely and if necessary, repeat the procedure once again.” If the carpet continues to have that horrid smell or it’s just time for a professional cleaning, call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning. Our number is 910-273-3661.

Carpet Cleaner Deodorizer �?? Baking Soda

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM

It can never be said enough that baking soda is great answer for the problem that is the smell of pet urine. Baking soda absorbs excess moisture and it can also trap unpleasant smells. How do you use baking soda to clean up pet urine on your carpet? Mia Bell from the Best Carpet Cleaner Review explains:

Sprinkle generous amounts of it on an old carpet and make sure that the soda gets into the fibers. Let it act overnight. Vacuum clean your carpet to get rid of all baking soda. You can repeat the procedure a second time, if the carpet continues having a strange or unpleasant smell.

If your carpet continues to have an unpleasant smell, call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661. We offer 24 hour emergency service.