Keeping our homes’ environment clean and healthy is a top priority. That is why we tidy it up, clean regularly, and periodically bring in professional cleaning services. A carpet cleaning service is definitely a periodic service, but spots and spill are everyday occurrences. How can you treat these everyday issues yourself? These are a few tips to help you to treat spot without increasing the damage to your carpet. No one can guarantee 100% successful removal, or that a permanent color change won’t happen. Proceed with caution, and remember, when in doubt, call a professional.
Every spot presents its own unique chemical and PH challenges. A general understanding of PH and of most common carpet materials is invaluable when dealing with any spot in your carpet. Properly treating those spots is critical to prevent carpet damage.
The PH scale measures acidity and alkalinity on a scale of zero to 14. The midpoint, 7, is neutral. Anything between zero and 6.9 is an acid. Anything from 7.1 to 14 is alkaline. The PH scale is also logarithmic, meaning that the difference between two consecutive numbers is a value of 10. An acid having a PH of 5 is ten times stronger than an acid with a PH of 6.
Carpet chemistry and materials: The most popular types of carpet installed in homes today are composed of either wool or nylon. Knowing what your carpet is made of will help you treat spots.
Avoid Optical Brighteners: Consumers are learning to avoid laundry soap that contains optical brighteners, but most people don’t realize that household, over-the-counter carpet and upholstery spot removers are also loaded with them.
Why are they bad for your carpet? An optical brightener is a clear dye that acts like a chemical mirror. Optical brighteners cause the following problems:
Yes you can! Most people don’t realize that there are certain warranties attached to products that professional carpet cleaners use. The most outstanding is Scotchgard’s® warranty. The warranty is simple: When you purchase Scotchgard® and have it applied by a certified professional, the purchase includes a one year spot and spill warranty. After cleaning the carpet and applying the protectant, reputable carpet cleaning companies will also provide a complimentary bottle of spot remover. Any new spill that you cannot clean with the spotter should be cleaned by your carpet cleaning company at no charge to you.
How do you make sure you get your warranty?
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