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Cleaning Blood

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Cleaning blood from carpet is not an easy task, mainly because of oxidation effect from blood and that after it will dry it will bind with carpet fabric. That is why it is necessary to moisture carpet before you can actually start working with carpet.  I had a pleasure of working with this type of stain for some time and I can say that it takes some time to get them out of carpet especially if you are dealing with big stains and wool carpets. WP_20141109_09_09_13_Pro
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I do like to clean this sort of carpets as they produce nice before and after photos 🙂 however it may not be that much fun if you need to do it yourself and you don’t have commercial interest in front of you.

First stages for you to undertake is to moisture the stain, if you have under your disposal some ammonia it will be greatly beneficial as it will help to soften your stain and then you can extract it with washing carpet cleaner. Using baking soda will be good as well, however baking soda will be most beneficial to clean afterwords and to extract any moisture out of carpet that will be great way to get rid of smell along the way.

I love using ammonia and some other antibacterial chemicals that add this nice super kill to bacterial development.

Good luck for everybody dealing with those stains.


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.


Wee Cleaning

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Allergies are something to be aware of when having pet. Some people can be allergic to pet fur and this should be taken in to consideration when buying pet, you could always go with one that has hair instead of fur and by this prevent allergic reactions from taking place. Some great dogs fro people with allergies or asthma are:

  • Poodles
  • Shih Tzu
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Maltese
  • lagotto Romagnolo
  • Chinese Crested and many more.

However one can be allergic to pets dandruff or even saliva that, for this very reason one should make sure that their kids are not presenting symptoms when in presence of other pets before getting one home.

Pee cleaning from carpets – This will not come easy, and you should read some of my other articles to get in depth methods and explanations what and how to do it. Basic thing is to get the using out as quickly as you can, next stage is to use baking soda and vinegar to combat bacterial development and smell.

baking soda – This is great way to extract moisture from the carpet, by this you can make sure that not much will be left after pet had this accident, once sprinkled on the surface, leave it for some time and then hoover with you domestic one and make sure you empty it straight afterwards, otherwise you’ll have smelly hoover.

Vinegar – This is used to mitigate bacterial development, and it is something working well, however make sure not to over soak the carpet in the process.

Spray and extract cleaner – this is best method, you can use antibacterial chemicals available widely in supermarket as your cleaning solution. This will fight smell and stain,. however if it is creamy carpet do not expect to get the yellow color from it, it is chemically impossible.


Not just for Cakes

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Using baking soda to get out some types of stain can be great alternative to having them visible in your living room, that is why one should always be aware of power that is in your kitchen not only to get better mood after bad day:)

smelly stains – those are best dealt with baking soda applied on the carpet, this will basically get out any moisture that is int he carpet from stain. However before you do this, you have to get out some of the organic matter that is in the fiber. Use vinegar for this very task, mix it with water 1/2 (warm water). Apply on the stain and give it some time to work on it, after 10 min sprinkle baking soda on the surface that you are working with. Baking soda will extract moisture with any organic matter and at this same time will be fighting the smell that could have build up.

Do not over-soak – this is very important, make sure to use only enough vinegar to get through surface of the carpet, no deeper as this will cause more problems in the future then solutions. you have to be very careful when it comes to using any water on your carpets, if you get to much, it will go through carpet and in to the woodwork or carpet underlay. Which will prove to be very damaging.