Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hard flooring in Bedroom

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There is a reason why so many bedrooms are carpeted in today’s houses, this is mainly because of the air circulation that is improved by having carpets instead of hard floor. Hard floor is problematic from one perspective, it does not allow for dust and other particles to sink in to it and not to be breathed in by sleeping individual.
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This is main issue that is presented with hard flooring, is that all the dust and other pollutants will be freely flowing in the air and by this they can actually cause some allergic reactions and other problems in young or elderly people. It is highly recommended to implement some method of air circulation in the bedroom, one could also add that having pets in the house without carpets will increase possibility of allergic reactions.

Friend of mine has a baby with allergic reactions to cat that she loves and does not see any chance of getting rid of this cat, however ever sense she have placed rug in the room where they sleep her’s child allergic reaction have diminished and this is one of proof that having some sort of fabric on the floor can improve air filtration. On the other hand everybody’s situation is individual and should be treated as such and without any question allergic reaction to pets should be treated seriously and according to doctors recommendations.


Removing Cat Urine

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Most important stage that you have undertake is localize when the stain is originating, as sometimes it is very intense smell that can be felled in entire house and it will take forever to clean entire house with fallowing methods. Cats have tendency to return to this same spot and this can be helpful for you to locate spot that once already have been a problem, cats are very easily stressed animals and this could a cause of a issue and not necessarily bad nature of the animal.

Black fluorescence light is best way to localize source of our task on hand and this can be easily obtained from amazon or other online  outlet that has variety products of this sort.

DIY made urine removers:

  • Previously discussed vinegar is great solution to solve your pet stains that are smelly and rather intensifying with time, just make sure that you’ll remove the spray after applying it on the surface to get the urine with the water solution of vinegar.
  • Also there is one more solution that I have not previously touched on, this is Australia’s Bio-Zet. This can be used with washable furniture or on clothing if that was the issue on hand and I would personally recommend this as well.

How to prevent this from happening again:

Make sure that you brought your pet to veterinary that can rule out any medical conditions that can cause cat to wee in excess. One you have done that, if possible place litter box where can has been urinating, this will greatly help to prevent can from urinating on carpet or other floor surface.

Sometimes cats are stressed and this could be caused by other animals that are outside and are irritating our beloved pet, this could be prevented by blocking the view and lock cat with clean environment containing water and litter box in hope that it will teach our pet that that is the place where he should be urinating and not on the bed or carpet in other room.

More invasive one is to desex your cat, those cats are less likely to urinate without strong reason.

What not to use to clean your pets urine are any products that contain ammonia as this is chemical compound that is in the urine of cat and this can only anchorage cat to return to this spot to mess it again.


Green carpet cleaning and its importance

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Carpet cleaning is a back-breaking task that a homeowner will often worry about. It is having a huge influence in cleanliness of the house and is given utmost attention. Some homeowners worry about cleanliness of the carpets and don’t even realize that the cleaning methods they use for cleaning their carpets can have some adverse effects on environment.

We have a wide range of cleaning solutions available in today’s market. However, they are made of harmful chemicals which can have some adverse effects on our surroundings. You need to employ eco-friendly solutions to clean your carpets and save our planet earth.

In the recent years, we have learnt about many eco-friendly options that are actually helpful for green initiative in cleaning carpets. There are many homemade cleaning solutions which can be given a try and these eco friendly solutions have no harmful effects on our environment. There are many professional carpet cleaners who claim to be green. However, not all of them are really true. It is essential to find the right green carpet cleaner. Let’s discuss the important points to be considered while hiring a good green carpet cleaner.

  • A green carpet cleaner uses the best possible eco-friendly cleaning methods.
  • The chemicals in the cleaning solution should be safe to use and eco friendly as well.
  • They should also use cleaning equipment which doesn’t cause any pollution.  If a carpet cleaning company uses eco friendly cleaning solutions but operates equipment that burns around three gallons of gas per hour; are they really green? They are definitely not. Green carpet cleaners must use energy efficient equipment besides using eco friendly/green chemicals.
  • Last but not the least; a green carpet cleaner should ensure that they dump off their water properly.  They should ensure that the contaminated water is not disposed into drinking water system.

In the nut shell, a good carpet cleaner should use green chemicals along with an energy efficient system and dispose all the waste in an eco-friendly fashion.

Hiring a green carpet cleaner is essential for many reasons. Let’s discuss few of them.

  • The obvious reason is they are eco-friendly and are better for our planet earth.
  • The equipment they use doesn’t burn any gasoline during cleaning, which means they will not pollute air.
  • They use little water unlike other cleaners. This is essential as the supply of water is getting lower every day.

Hiring a green carpet cleaner is considered important because they are safe for our environment and our family as well. Green chemicals used for cleaning carpets are eco-friendly.

Some people might worry whether the green carpet cleaning solutions might be less effective when compared to the normal chemical cleaning solutions. Green chemicals used for cleaning carpets are equally as effective and efficient as common chemical based cleaning solutions.

By now, you must have known the basics of green carpet cleaning solutions, why to use and how to choose a green carpet cleaner. Fortunately, the green movement is getting stronger day by day. With little research, you can find a good green carpet cleaner in your locations, perhaps many.


Tips on Carpet Care to Enhance Its Looks!

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Carpets are the most treated on item in the home and the most dreaded item when it comes to cleaning it. But whatever said and done, caring for the carpet is essential as it is the one item that adds to the décor as well as increases the comfort level in the room. There are many carpet cleaning service providers that do a good job of cleaning the carpet but here are some tips that will help you in your carpet care before handing it over to the cleaners. Firstly when you buy the carpet, buy it from a store that provides maintenance of the same whenever required. Even if they charge you for the maintenance it is best to use their services as they are professionally trained for carpet care and keep it clean and tidy.

Some of the tips in carpet care include:

  • Stains and Spills Removal: Removing stains and spills of liquids can be quite challenging and when you want to care for your carpet it becomes difficult to do so. The fibers turn stiff and rough with the dried up liquids and as people walk on the carpets the fibers start to come off leaving the base of the carpet bare. So one of the first carpet care tips is to not allow the spills to become dry. The stains can become quite stubborn when dry and hence before it does so, the carpet should be cleaned. A dried up liquid can be very difficult to clean too.
  • Benefits of Steam Cleaning: Carpet care also includes steam cleaning process which must be done at least three to four times a year. Get a carpet cleaning agency to do the steam cleaning on the carpet as all the dirt and dust living under and in between the fibers is likely to come off.
  • Installing Thick Doormats at the Entrance: Doormats are usually found in most homes so people can leave the dust on their feet behind by rubbing it off on the doormats.  But sometimes     the dust gets carried into the homes and the carpets absorb them. They get stuck in between the fibers making the carpet look shabby and old.
  • Detergents and Cleaning Agents: Using mild detergents is good but the first attempt should be to use only water. If the mild stains can be removed with plain water then it is the safest way to do it. If the stains do not come off with water alone it is fine to use a mild detergent. But what must be definitely avoided is using hot water on the dirt or stain as it is likely to solidify and then it will be difficult to remove it at home.
  • Vacuum Cleaning: The use of vacuum cleaning is really easy to get the dirt and dust stuck beneath the fibers right on top. But it is the process of vacuuming that must be mastered. Each area where there is more dust or which looks shabby must be ironed out with the vacuum over and over again.

Carpet care can be quite a challenge if it is not too frequent and rigid. Small and minor cleaning jobs can be done quite easily but it is the stubborn stains and the wild dust that gets too tiresome. Nevertheless the outcome of all the work is definitely satisfying so keep caring for your carpet by following the tips given.