|Posted on July 29, 2019 at 1:25 PM|
Cat vomit can be difficult to clean up and it can become even more troublesome when its not solid. Like humans, cats do vomit. They just don’t do it in the toilet. Here are some ways to clean up cat vomit. WebMD explains:
• If the vomit is solid, pick it up with a paper towel. Then scrub the area with a pet-safe deodorizing cleaner.
• If the vomit is loose, scrape it into one pile with a plastic spoon. Blot the area with paper towels. Then use a deodorizer or pet stain-and-odor remover.
• You may need to clean stubborn stains or odors more than once.
WebMD states, “Try to clean the mess before it sets to avoid odors and stubborn stains.” However, sometimes the odor or stain tends to linger. That’s when you call in the professionals. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 26, 2019 at 1:20 PM|
COIT has some tips on how to remove stains from the carpet:
• Dampen a clean white cloth with isopropyl alcohol (the higher the percentage of the active ingredient, the better it will work), and then proceed by dabbing the wet cloth on the ink stained carpet. Be careful not to rub or scrub! This could cause the ink spot to spread. Let it stand for a few minutes and then use a liquid friendly vacuum to remove the excess moisture.
• You may need to treat the carpet stain with the alcohol again. Also, some hairsprays work, nail polish removers, and other things that contain high contents of alcohols (even white wines and vinegars may be used.)
• When using any of these chemicals, rinse with water, then blot or vacuum dry until spot is dry.
• Be sure to always perform a test on an inconspicuous area of the carpet to make sure these cleaning solutions will not lead to further damage on certain types of carpeting.
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 24, 2019 at 1:15 PM|
COIT states that,” With blood stain removal, you need to treat the stain as promptly as possible. As with all stains, the faster you act, the more effective the carpet stain removal method will be.” Here are the steps to clean blood stains from the carpets:
• When treating blood spots on carpets, always use cold water instead of warm or hot water. This is important because blood coagulates with heat, and cold will prevent the blood from permeating into the carpet fibers.
• Fill a spritzer bottle with 2 tsp. of a grease-fighting, liquid dish detergent such as Dawn and cold water, then spray on the stain. Liberally moisten it so that the carpet stain is entirely soaked. Then use a paper towel or a dry white cloth to blot the spot so that the blood is transferred to the cloth. Rinse with cold water and repeat if necessary.
• OxiClean® is bleach free and with its abilities to oxygenate most carpet stains, it is ideal for blood stains. Although OxiClean® needs warm water to be diluted, you can use cold water and mix as well as possible. Apply on the blood-stained carpet using a bottle or by dropping some on the spot. Blot until dry, rinse, and repeat if necessary.
• Bear in mind, removing blood stains may take persistence and combination of all these steps. After several tries, your carpet should look like new again.
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 22, 2019 at 1:10 PM|
COIT states that, “Coffee carpet stains can leave a carpet looking filthy if not treated properly.” Coffee carpet stains can be tricky to clean up but COIT has some tips for you:
• Dry the spot by blotting with a dry white towel. If there is a substantial amount of spillage, make sure you are not spreading the stain even more by changing cloths as they become saturated with the beverage.
• Try the mixture of vinegar, water, and a gentle, non-bleach detergent first with the spritzer method, rinse, and repeat.
• There are several products that are sold in such stores as Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen's, and other chains that sell specific cleaners for this type of carpet stain. Always perform a patch test to assure no damage from chemicals will present themselves. Use as directed and beware some chemicals are harmful to the skin so wear gloves as a precaution when using these stain removing products.
• There are certain types of carpets such as Polypropylene that will respond safely to a carpet stain treatment of water and bleach. You can prepare a mixture of 1/4 cup of bleach to 1 cup and a 1/4 of water in a spray bottle. Soak with the mixture, blot, rinse with warm water, and repeat until the carpet stain disappears.
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today 910-273-3661. We offer a 24-hour emergency service for those stains that need to be gone before tomorrow.
|Posted on July 19, 2019 at 1:05 PM|
Once again pet stains find themselves to be the bane of every clean carpet nationwide. But don’t worry COIT has more tips on how to deal with them.
• First, clean up the initial mess. If there is debris on the carpet, pick it up with gloves and dispose of it. If it is wet, simply use the blot method to soak up the moisture without smearing or rubbing. Blot repeatedly until the carpet is almost dry to the touch and carpet stain is removed.
• In the event the stain has already dried on the carpet fibers, the best way to treat this type of carpet stain is to moisten it. Then apply a carpet stain cleaning product specifically formulated for pet stains.
• To neutralize the odor and spot, you may need to try several different tactics. Try using white vinegar (you may also substitute white vinegar for white wine) to perform this action. Simply mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with a quart of warm water and spritz on the stain. Allow the vinegar spray to soak for several minutes and then proceed with the blot technique until stain is gone and spot is dry.
• Another method that can rid pet stains effectively from carpet is to mix a quart of water with a stain-fighting laundry detergent in a spray bottle, then spray it on the spot. Allow this mixture to soak for a few minutes, then blot, rinse with warm water, and repeat as necessary.
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM|
Kool-Aid can create horrific stains on all sorts of carpeting, but with the right treatments, you can remove Kool-Aid stains from even white carpeting. According to COIT the following steps are the best way to clean your carpet:
• First, always gently blot the stain with a dry white towel. Never rub the stain as this can make it more difficult to remove the carpet stain entirely and could lead to saturation to the carpet pad.
• You can try a mixture of white vinegar, Dawn dish soap, and water in a spray bottle. Use 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 tbsp. of Dawn dish soap, and fill with water. Spray area liberally and let soak for 5-10 minutes and then proceed with blotting with a clean, dry towel until stain is removed.
• Some carpet stain removal products can be of great benefit for combating many types of carpet stains. These include BISSELL® Carpet Cleaning Formulas, RESOLVE® Carpet Cleaners, and even OxiClean® for stained carpets. If the stain is a stubborn one, use these as directed and then repeat with the vinegar spritz method until the stain has vanished. (Be sure to test a small area of the carpet to assure there will be no reaction or negative impact from using any of these substances.)
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 15, 2019 at 1:20 PM|
If you live in areas where snowfall is heavy and consistent this tip may come in handy. Follow these steps:
1. Take your rug outside and shake it to release as much dirt as possible. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, so it acclimates to a lower temperature.
2. Pile three to five inches of snow on top of the rug, using a broom to evenly distribute to snow.
3. Beat the snowy rug using the flat side of the broom. Ammonia in the snow will react with the cold air causing the dirt hidden deep in the rug to solidify.
4. Let the snow rest on the rug for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, flip it over and repeat steps 1 through 3 with the other side.
5. Remove as much excess snow as you can before hanging the rug up for 20 to 30 minutes. The snow will eventually evaporate without leaving the carpet wet.
6. Use dry, powdery snow for the best results.
7. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 12, 2019 at 1:10 PM|
Dean Davies offers this terrific tip on how to clean your carpet. “You can wash the carpet using a mixture of warm water and a few drops of liquid soap, such as Castile soap. This soap is suitable because it is nontoxic, yet it is powerful enough to remove dirt and other debris,” he says. Using a clean cloth, scrub the carpet with the solution, and blot the surface using a dry towel to soak up as much water as possible.” Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 10, 2019 at 1:05 PM|
Knowing when your carpet needs to be professionally cleaned is good thing to know. Most of the time the dirt in the carpet is not deep enough to warrant calling in a professional. It is only when the debris doesn’t come up from regular cleaning such as vacuuming do you need to call the professionals. Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning today to get a free estimate on the cost of cleaning your carpet. Contact us at 910-273-3661.
|Posted on July 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM|
According to the President of Molly Maid, Meg Roberts, “the chemicals and cleaning products used to deep clean a carpet can sometimes be too strong for people who have sensitives to certain ingredients.” Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning we consider the possibilities that the chemicals used may be too strong for people who are sensitive to them. To clean your carpet naturally try these tips that are given by Meg Roberts.
• Vinegar, dish soap, and water. Stir one tablespoon of dish soap into one quart of warm water, then add 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. This is a good overall cleaner. Be sure to test the solution on a small, inconspicuous spot on your carpet before applying it to the stain.
• Club soda. Club soda works as a cleanser when it is spritzed on carpet. It’s great for removing blood and wine stains. Apply a small amount of soda on the stain, then using a dry cloth or a paper towel, blot the surface until the stain is lifted. Rub rather than scrub the carpet fibers.
Call Triple D’s Carpet Cleaning at 910-273-3661.