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How the Rotovac works and why it rocks!

Today we are going to tell you about why our carpet cleaning is better than some others you might have heard of. Let’s start with the name of our carpet cleaning system – Rotovac – remember that name because it will soon be one of your favorite cleaning machines.

How it works

It works like this: TiredCleaner RUG DOCTOR Rug Dr. and other carpet cleaners like it, are fine carpet cleaners if you need a small area cleaned, or if your carpet, upholstery, or tile is not very dirty.  The problem with scrubbing wand cleaners is that the wand has to be manually pushed back and forth if you really want to get the area clean.  That continuous back and forth movement are exhausting.  Plus, if it is a tough job, you are going to get pretty weary before you get the carpet clean if this type of cleaner can even do the job.

With a manual cleaner, your carpet is still wet when you finish the job, and retains water for a while.  It cannot be adjusted to accommodate different pile heights.  It has one setting only. Finally, these machines just are not designed to do the kind of work we do with ROTOVAC.  If you want to call the wand scrub cleaners a Cadillac, then the Rotovac would have to be called a Lamborghini.

ROTOVAC

The Rotovac is an electric power scrubbing tool. The extreme cleaning jobs that we do would be impossible if we were not using the ROTOVAC.  It is efficient, powerful, easier to use, and gets the job done more quickly and more thoroughly.  It’s the rotary mechanism that makes the cleaning go so much more smoothly.  The rotary brushes are contacting a broader area of carpeting and are cleaning in a circular manner, which produces better cleaning results for you.

The Rotovac can adjust to differing pile heights which not only improves the depth and accuracy of cleaning but also can be adjusted to the correct setting for carpet over pads or commercially glued-down pads. The Rotovac leaves the carpet about 20 X drier than a wand scrub cleaner.  Our normal drying time is 2-6 hours depending on the weather and the barometer.

The thing about it is that you can rent a wand scrubber carpet cleaner at any hardware store or big box home Rotovac-BnA-floor-bigimprovement store.  You can get the proper cleaning solution and bring everything home.  Then, you can read the directions and follow them carefully.  As we have said, you will get carpets that aren’t in very bad shape looking better.  But is all that going, getting, paying, solution-buying, reading and doing really worth it, if in the end, you are not going to get a really clean carpet?  Why not let Accents in Cleaning come one time and get the job done?  You won’t believe how much better your home will look, smell, and feel!

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Meet the Rotovac: Cure for dirty carpet woes

Innovative Rotovac Powerhead

If you are a wise customer, you are interested in knowing what and who will be entering your home to clean your carpets. Reducing dirt, grime, and stains in your carpets will not only make them look and smell nicer, but regular cleaning is known to reduce wear and increase the longevity of carpets.

Rotovac

Accents In Cleaning uses the Rotovacpower scrubbing tool for deep cleaning purposes. As opposed to a manual scrubbing device, Rotovac works in all directions, getting the deepest, most thorough clean possible. The manual scrubs only clean a small section of carpet at a time whereas Rotovac is a much larger device that covers a greater surface area in less time more effectively. With 5 different heads, this device can clean nearly any type of carpet, tile, and grout without weighing down the cleaner or use heavy amounts of chemicals. Unlike other cleaning devices, Rotovac does not need intense amounts of pressure to clean properly thanks to the specialized head styles for the machine. It can work on various lengths and styles of carpets meaning Accents In Cleaning will have the right equipment every time to perform the job to the best of their abilities.

One of the biggest concerns guests have about getting their carpets cleaned is the amount of time it takes the floors to dry so they can replace their furniture and return to normal day-to-day life. Luckily, our Rotovacs leave a floor 20x drier than manual scrubbing devices (meaning you’re ready to place everything back in 2-6 hours). And if you are concerned as to how much time the cleaning will take, don’t worry! Rotovac products are capable of 25 times the passes across the floor (up to 600 sq ft/hour) the manual scrub wands are capable of so you won’t need to spend your entire day at home to take care of business.

Rotovac functions with truck mounts and portable mounts, which is important because the cleaners have options for cleaning your house. If you are afraid a truck-mounted floor cleaning device cannot reach to your house or apartment, there is always the portable option (which is just as effective).

Why should customers care what cleaning devices are used in their home? Every customer should want the best service provided with the best cost. If a company is using cheap and useless products they will charge you for their time but and they may need multiple passes or visits in an attempt to get the desired results. At Accents In Cleaning you will get the preferred results the first time because we care about your satisfaction and we use the best equipment to make our jobs easier so we can make your lives better.

Rotovac has been providing quality products for nearly a decade and is proven to out-perform nearly any other cleaning device. Used by universities, hotels, and other carpet cleaning companies, Rotovac is the best solution to your dirty carpet woes. Help Accents In Cleaning continue our fantastic work with this amazing product by calling us today to schedule an appointment. For added carpet quality, ask us about our Scotchgard application.

 
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“How do I deal with Pet Odors in my home?”

If you have furry loved ones in your household you might be immune to the odor they leave in your carpet and soft furniture. If your friends have mentioned a cat-like smell in your home or told you “your house smells like dogs,” but you can’t smell it don’t worry, this is common. We become desensitized to the minor scent changes in our environments.

We love our pets, but we don’t always love their odors. Most issues can be resolved with regular mopping, vacuuming, and bathing our pets, but sometimes pets make mistakes and some foul odors rise to our senses.

Animals tend to mark their territory—this much we know. Sometimes the solution is additional training, but sometimes it is a medical concern. If you find your pet “marking” areas of your home, try to use positive reinforcement to encourage them to do their business in an acceptable place (like the litter box, outside, or puppy-pads). If more accidents happen, make sure to completely remove the stain and odor from the spot because if you do not, they will continue to see that as an acceptable place to relieve themselves. If proper retraining does not help, consult your vet to discuss other options.

The Humane Society has some suggestions for the proper cleaning of pet marking messes. For one, they recommend a layer of paper towels covered by a layer of newspaper. Once you apply pressure, the mess should start absorbing then finish by rinsing the area with water and removing as much of the water as possible. The last step is difficult without a wet-vac or professional care.

Covering the stain and smell with scented cleaning chemicals is less likely to work than a deep cleaning. The pet odor-causing molecules need to be completely removed for maximum effectiveness. Basic carpet cleaning chemicals may mask the scent from you and other humans, but your pet will still be able to smell it and they will continue to mark there. To help this, pet stores sell “pet odor neutralizers” which will work much better than normal carpet cleaners.

Unfortunately, when left untreated pet stains on wood can lead to permanent damage. The only solution at this point is reapplying varnish. Like carpet stains, they are best treated as soon as possible. Allowing Sparky’s markings on any surface may lead to damage that even professional cleaners cannot fix.

If your pet is still in potty training, or you have begun retraining them, give us a call at Accents in Cleaning. Our deep cleaning procedures can restore your floors to like-new conditions. If you don’t believe us, check out the customer review on Yelp stating that our services kept them from having to pay a re-carpeting fee on their rental apartment. Clean floors are wonderful to have, and we won’t let you consider rehousing your pet in order to maintain cleanliness in your life. Call us today so we can help you keep a clean, happy home.

 

 
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13 Great Carpet Cleaning Tips for your next Home Cleaning

Hello there! We are going to share with you some carpet cleanings tips we’ve gathered from our experience in carpet cleaning over the years. We took the time to pick only those ones applicable to you as a homeowner. They are tips you can easily apply during your next home cleaning.

Carpet Cleaning Tips

  1. Before cleaning your carpets, a professional should vacuum them. Use your vacuum to remove any loose dirt from your carpet before using cleaning products or water. If you don’t vacuum first, the carpet cleaning results will not be as good as they could be. Ask your technician if he will be vacuuming prior to carpet cleaning; if not, make sure you vacuum 30 minutes before he arrives.
  2. There are many carpet cleaners that will clean other parts of your home as well. They can also clean furniture, so look into this if it is a service that you need. You might even find somewhere running a deal on carpet and upholstery cleaning.
  3. Only some carpets are safe to be cleaned with chemicals and machines. Test a small piece of your carpet to confirm that it can withstand a chemical. Silk or wool carpets can be damaged by harsh chemicals. If you don’t know how to clean the carpet, hire a pro.
  4. White vinegar provides a quick way to clean a carpet stain. Although this natural cleaner is usually pretty effective, hiring the services of a professional to clean your carpet is usually the wisest decision. Test this out on a part of your rug to make sure that it is safe before use.
  5. Inquire as to what types of chemicals the cleaning company will be using. There might be special details on ventilation, materials, and how to handle chemical contact. The company should be aware of all these things prior to them using the product.
  6. Ask friends or coworkers for carpet cleaner recommendations. Bringing it up in conversation is a good way to find referrals. Of course, the advice they give you is not as trustworthy as loved ones.
  7. A stain remover should be kept handy in case you spill something like sauces or red wine and can’t immediately call in a professional cleaner. This solution should be applied to the surface of the stain without rubbing, as you should let it sit for about five minutes. Apply the mixture using a clockwise motion.
  8. Ask to see the company’s license and insurance when the employee arrives at your door. If they can’t provide it, send them on their way. They should be responsible enough to have this documentation on hand at all times. If they don’t, then they are likely not a good company to do business with.
  9. You can professionally clean the carpet at your place of business too. Many people only think of hiring a carpet cleaning service for their homes; however, there are many benefits to having your office professionally steam cleaned. An office with a clean carpet looks more welcoming and will help you eliminate allergens that might bother employees or customers.
  10. It’s not easy building a list of questions. Ask the cleaners what methods and techniques they plan to use. Be sure to find out their business history, including the length of certification. The longer that they’ve been in business, the better.
  11. If a cleaning company need to clean water-damaged carpet, you only get two days for this. If you wait for too long, then you’ll have a carpet that cannot be fixed. If it’s cleaned within two days, the carpet can be saved.
  12. Find customer reviews about any carpet professionals in the area. After doing that, begin to make calls to each company. You can cross off very expensive or too cheap services. You can invite several companies to look over your rooms and to give you a more realistic quote.
  13. Cleaning your carpets can reduce your allergy symptoms by eliminating dust mites and mold spores. If you are having increased allergy symptoms or respiratory difficulties, this may be your first sign. With the help of a professional carpet cleaner, you can do away with these problematic parasites. By getting your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year, you won’t have as many dust mites floating around in the air where you live.

Carpet Cleaning Company

 

Getting your carpet cleaned by a professional is very simple. Your dirty carpets can be a thing of the past. An hour or so with a cleaning service can make a world of difference in the appearance of your carpet. You will smile at the new look of your carpets.

Call (925) 565-9255 to get the best Carpet Cleaning service near you. We will be glad to offer a helping hand at a great price so you don’t have to do it yourself.

 
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Carpet Cleaning by Professional Carpet Cleaners

Oh, the joy that comes with relaxing in a clean and beautiful home after a long hard day. The feeling is just euphoric. You can rest easy knowing you that one nagging thought has been fully attended to. The one fixture in your home capable of stripping you of this joy is a dirty carpet. We carpet owners know just how much of eyesore carpets get when they are left unattended. Sure regular vacuuming keeps your carpet clean, but the effect doesn’t come close to those you get when you have it washed by professionals – with all their carpet cleaning contraptions. Not totally convinced professionals should clean your carpets? Here are more reasons:

#1 It Improves the Lifespan of Your Carpet

Yes, your carpet will eventually look old, the color patterns will fade, look tattered and ugly. It’s inevitable, but there’s no reason why that time in your carpets life can’t wait a bit longer. You see, with periodic cleaning and care from professionals like ourselves, your carpet will stand the test of time. We use only the best and recommended cleaning agents for your carpets.

#2 It’s Healthy

When professionals do a thorough job of washing your carpets, disease-causing germs, dust, pollen, pollutants, and other contaminants are stripped off your carpet. Foul smelling odor and their sources buried deep in the fabrics of your carpets will take their exit. Leaving your carpet smelling fresh, and clean. You know what’s interesting? Clean carpets improve the quality of air in your home, making it easier on your lungs and your body system in general. Vacuuming your carpet doesn’t get rid of these pollutants, it just stirs them up into the air that you breathe.

#3 Your Guest Are More Comfortable in Your Home

Have you ever been in a house where every surface is dirty and coated with dust? If you have, I bet you weren’t comfortable being in such a house and it was a huge relief to leave. Carpets with color patterns dulled out by dust are just as bad. Doubt this? Try inviting some friends over and watch their body language, they won’t relax or feel at home. But this is not an experiment you want to risk, they might politely refuse to come next time even if your home and carpet are in perfect condition. Let carpet cleaning professionals do the cleaning and you won’t have to worry about this, ever.

#4 Saves You From the Hassle Involved

Cleaning carpet on your own requires time – like a lot of it -, energy and stress. Have you ever tried washing your rug carpet on your own? It’s a real daunting task and for the less determined, a near-impossible task. We’re not saying it’s impossible, not at all. It’s a difficult task, especially without the right types of equipment. And without the right equipment, you won’t have the desired results. Hiring professionals will free you an enormous amount of time and save you all the hassle involved with washing a carpet. Moreover, it’ll be time.

 

 
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Read this before contracting a Carpet Cleaning Company

Anyone who has carpeting knows just how filthy it can become. If you are concerned with how your carpets look, you will want to get them cleaned. But, what kinds of things must you know if you want to hire someone to clean your carpets? This article can help you with that.

TIP! Most people assume that businesses that clean carpets do only that. Interestingly enough, they offer other helpful services, too.

Reputation is important in the carpet cleaning business. There are many companies that are more reputable than others. Check reviews on the Internet and ask family and friends for recommendations. By doing this, you’ll locate a company that does carpet cleaning that fits your needs.

TIP! Move all of your fragile items and valuables out of the rooms you are getting cleaned. You should not risk trusting your valuables with the crew, regardless of their promise of that they will be careful.

You must compare various carpet cleaners before you choose one. Look for reviews from customers and do some research. You can avoid a bad experience with a lousy company by checking with the Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau first.

TIP! Using the right cleaning agents doesn’t make a company reputable. Make certain the carpet cleaner you are considering has the right certifications.

Most carpet cleaning companies offer several other services. Often they will clean your upholstery if you ask. You may even be able to find a great deal offering both services at a discount.

TIP! Ask your carpet cleaning professional for recommendations about caring for your carpets after the cleaning is done. They can give you valuable advice on the day to day processes to take care of your carpet.

Do your research so that you can feel secure in the cleaning company you choose. You should be satisfied with the service that you receive, from start to finish. A good company will always put their customer’s needs first.

TIP! Baking soda is an inexpensive, natural carpet deodorizer. Many deodorizers used by pros are a mixture of fragrance and baking soda.

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TIP! If you’re looking to find out if a carpet cleaning company is reputable, get in touch with the Better Business Bureau. In addition to company names, you can also find complaints about each company in the list.

If you need a quick touch up in between professional carpet cleaning visits, consider using white vinegar on problem areas. Although this technique usually works, your best bet is to hire a professional carpet cleaning company for removing stains from your carpeting. Test this out on a part of your rug to make sure that it is safe before use.

TIP! Speak with any company before you pay them to work for you to see what kind of things they do when cleaning carpets. You need to be sure that before any deep cleaning they are going to vacuum your carpet.

Does your home have electrical sockets on the floor? If so, it’s essential that you warn the carpet-cleaning company before they begin their cleaning. This can help prevent a serious accident. It can hurt them or their equipment, but your home could suffer the most damage.

TIP! Move any plants from parts of your home getting a carpet cleaning. Carpet cleaning products might be poisonous to your plants, so this is a good precaution.

You should be able to get a guarantee from a reputable carpet cleaner. If a company doesn’t offer any sort of guarantee, you may want to consider hiring a different one. If a guarantee kicks-in, give the cleaning company another chance to repair the work. Ask for reimbursement if your carpets still aren’t satisfactory.

TIP! When looking for professional cleaners, make sure you understand the sorts of chemicals they use. Certain firms follow green-friendly standards, and if such things matter to you, the choice of company can make a real difference.

Shampoo your carpet with some warm water and some vinegar. Doing this is a cheap, effective method of getting carpets cleaned. The professional should mix an equal amount of vinegar and warm water together. Then, they should pour the mixture over your carpet, scrubbing it with a sponge. Use a fan to dry the carpet after you have rinsed it with warm water.

TIP! You always need to blot up any spilled liquid from your carpet right away. Once you know what to look for in a carpet cleaner, you’ll be able to get your floors cleaned right away.

If you’re looking to find out if a carpet cleaning company is reputable, get in touch with the Better Business Bureau. They know the local companies and if there are complaints against it. This is the best way to find a reliable carpet cleaner.

TIP! Ask friends and family about whether they can recommend a cleaner. You are not the first person to need a carpet cleaner.

There are a lot of different methods for carpet cleaning, and companies differ on which to use. Absorbent pad cleaning is one method adopted by many. This equipment resembles that of a floor buffer. The absorbent pads spin around to catch all the dirt, grime and mold from the carpet.

TIP! When a spill happens, do not rub the area. This will force the stain deeper and it can affect a larger area.

Check the chemicals that a company is going to be using on your carpet. While certain companies are environmentally-friendly, others are not. Doing your research on their products can make you live more greener. If it seems minor, it may help to understand that it will help the planet quite a bit if everyone helped to make it a more common thing.

TIP! Don’t pick a cleaning company based solely on advertisements. Check with neighbors and friends concerning services that they have used previously.

Before hiring a company, be sure you thoroughly do your research on them. Find out if they do a background check on their workers. When strangers are in your home, you need the peace of mind that they are not on drugs and will not rob you.

TIP! Be certain the carpet cleaning company you choose hires workers who are honest and reliable. Most companies do perform background checks to make sure that their workers are trustworthy, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure before you settle on a company.

Work against the grain with a vacuum to access deeply trapped particles. This causes a friction and cleans deeper. Hiring a good carpet cleaner will take the hassle out of the whole process.

TIP! If the carpet cleaning business offers a service guarantee, remember that. You need to call your carpet cleaner if you want to use additional treatments for your carpet, such as an anti-static product to make sure this treatment will not cancel the warranty.

You need to find out which services your carpet cleaner offers and how much they charge. Typically, the cleaning company will remove furniture at no extra cost. Pre-conditioning the carpet is often a free service with many companies, too. Still, it is imperative to discover if you are going to be charged for those things.

TIP! It is not easy to compile a list of specific questions. Ask them the methods they use for cleaning carpets and whether they would work on yours.

As mentioned earlier, every carpet owner understands how dirty they can become. What you might not be aware of is what to look for when hiring a carpet cleaner. This article should have given you some useful guidelines for picking a quality contractor. Keep this advice in mind to find a company who can fit your needs!

TIP! When speaking with a potential carpet professional, ask how they protect furniture. Be sure they thoroughly describe their procedures in moving furniture and other items, as well as how they protect unmovable items.

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How to clean tough stains like a Pro

Gum, lipsticks, shoe and nail polish, we all know them for their notorious habit of sticking to the surfaces of our furniture and not easily letting go. To the ill-advised, they make carpet and home unnecessarily complicated. But that is about to be a thing of the past. Today we give you insights into the proper cleaning of tough gum, lipsticks, shoes and nail polish stains. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Gum

Gums are really fun, in the mouth. But when they get on surfaces, well, you know it. They can be a real pain. Gums getting on surfaces sometime can’t be avoided especially if you have kids in your home. Other times it could just be adults who accidentally lose control of their mouths and let gum out. Sometimes gum can fall out of a trash can and get pressed into furniture or flooring. Next time gum shows up somewhere it doesn’t belong, try these methods:

  • Ensure the gum is dried and hardened by using a can of compressed air or ice or an ice pack (be sure to keep moisture from ice away from the gum). Take a dull scraper to scrape up and lift off the gum. This can work on carpets as well, just be extra careful to avoid damage to the carpet fibers. Vacuum the area and wash with warm soapy water.
  • Apply extra strength duct tape to the gum and quickly lift the tape, repeat until the gum is removed.
  • Using a microfiber cloth, apply a product like Goo-Gone. Use circular motions and pressure to loosen the gum.

Lipstick Stains

Lipsticks look unbelievably good on the lips – female lips I might add – but not so much on carpets and household furniture. With the way lipsticks are made to stick to the lips for long periods of time, you can see how that will be a problem when it gets on wooden surfaces.

Lipstick from a napkin, a glass tipping onto the carpet, or simply falling asleep on your sofa before removing your makeup can leave embarrassing red marks. Follow these tips to restore your carpet or furniture to its pre-kissed glory.

  • If the lipstick has not dried, apply toothpaste to the area to help remove the stain.
  • If the lipstick has dried, use a plastic knife or a scraper to remove as much as possible.
  • Soak a cloth in ammonia and gently blot at the stain. Remove ammonia from the surface with a clean cloth which has been soaked in water.
  • Spray hairspray onto the stain, let sit for roughly 5 minutes and wipe down the area with a dry, clean cloth.

Unfortunately, lipstick is a very stubborn thing to remove, but Accents in Cleaning can help you remove any and all stains.

Shoe/Nail Polish

Shoe polish can make work boots and dress shoes look amazing. Whether you have a housemate who is in the military or someone who just likes polished shoes, somewhere in your house is bound to end up with a little-spilled shoe polish.

  • Scrape away as much as possible (without damaging the carpet or upholstery) with a scraper or knife.
  • Apply dry-cleaning fluid in a blotting fashion to the stain. Followed by a mixture of ammonia and dish soap applied with a clean paper towel (keeping the clean side on the stain at all times to reduce spreading). Rinse with cool water and blot with a clean, dry towel until dry.
  • Use acetone nail polish remover. That stuff will remove just about anything!
  • Mix a non-bleach laundry detergent with cold water and apply directly to the carpet and scrum.
  • Combine water and ammonia, and scrub the carpet with a clean rag. Rinse with warm water and blot or vacuum dry.e

Though a cliche, it’s important to note that with these stains, a stitch in time saves nine. You want to attack these stains while they’re still young – catch them young, sort of. You’ll save on costs of detergents and time just by simply following these tips.

 
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8 Infallible Tips to Find the right Carpet Cleaning Service

This is a question many prospective customers ask and for good reason. Your carpets require adequate care and attention if they are to remain clean, healthy, safe and last a long time. In order for them to happen, you will need the services of carpet cleaning companies. Finding the right carpet cleaning company is of utmost importance because the truth is, everyone wants to make money, but very few are willing to put on the work. With that said, we have compiled few but essential tips to help make the right decision with carpet cleaners.

Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Service

  1. Consider a carpet cleaning company’s reputation before hiring them. Many carpet-cleaning companies exist, but unfortunately, all are created differently. Some have more experience and are simply better than others. You should seek out opinions from your family and friends and check for reviews online. You can then be better able to find the carpet cleaning service that fits your budget and needs.
  2. When you are considering hiring a carpet cleaning company, you must ask about the types of solvents and chemicals they will be using. Many companies still use harsh chemicals, but a quick search online will help you to find out which companies use green products.
  3. If you are looking into having your carpets cleaned, you should understand how the pricing structure works. That means they charge you a low fee initially but will keep offering you additional, more expensive products and services that other people have tried.
  4. A reputable carpet cleaner will give you a guarantee. If the business does not offer a warranty, look for another company. You should allow the company to back up their guarantee if things don’t go right the first time. Ask for a refund if you are still not happy with their service.
  5. Just because a carpet cleaner is using a brand-name product, that doesn’t mean they do a better job than anyone else. Check for genuine certifications, licensing and insurance any time you are considering hiring a carpet cleaning company.
  6. Always examine your carpet warranty before going forward with carpet cleaning services. You may have a carpet that has a stain treatment built in, and putting a different product on it may affect the warranty. You will eventually spend more and the chemicals may not coincide with one another.
  7. The company should move your furniture for free. Even the carpet cleaning company will include the move of your furnishings free of charge, you should handle the fragile items yourself. Even if a company promises nothing bad will happen, it is still not wise to trust someone else with your valuables.
  8. Some companies will move your furniture. That is good, but move things that are especially valuable yourself, to ensure nothing is damaged. It is best not to take any risks, even if your carpet cleaner is insured and seems reliable enough to take good care of your valuables.

Finally…

If you’re able to implement these tips, you are sure to nail yourself a great carpet cleaning company. If you are a resident of Concord, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Danville, Blackhawk and it’s nearby cities, you don’t need to look too far. Accents in Cleaning is one of the best carpet cleaners in the area. Just give us a call and dirty carpets will be a thing of the past for you.

 
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Maintain a Clean Carpet with the right Carpet Cleaning Service

You need to have your carpets cleaned every so often. Of course, doing it on your own is not a good idea. You need a professional for the job. How do you go about selecting the right company? Keep reading to find out.

How to keep your carpet clean with the right carpet cleaning company service

Cleaning your carpet yourself could be a really stressful activity

Cleaning your carpet yourself could be a really stressful activity

  1. Using a popular product does not make a company any better than anyone else. You need to do some research to make sure they are properly certified. You can simply ask them and then follow up on your own to verify the information.
  2. Before hiring a carpet cleaning company, make sure they actually have an office. You should be able to go to an address if any issues arise. If they have a P.O. box as a business address, you need to find a different company.
  3. Make sure to warn the cleaning company about electrical sockets that are set into the floor. Cleaning them could cause a serious problem. This can damage both your home and their equipment.
  4. After they are done with the cleaning, ask the contractor if they can recommend any tips for carpet care. You can often get valuable advice on how frequently you should vacuum, how long the carpets will take to dry, as well as recommendations for stain removers for future spills or accidents. The advice they give you can help keep your carpet looking great for a long time after the cleaning.
  5. If someone wants to be a professional carpet cleaner, they need to have certification from the IICRC. This certification is widely recognized in the cleaning industry. Particularly if there is a warranty on your carpet, you need to have someone in who knows what they are doing. Your carpet manufacturer may decide to void your warranty if uncertified contractors are performing carpet cleaning services.
Carpet cleaning before and after carpet

Carpet cleaning before and after carpet

More hints on hiring a good Carpet Cleaning service

  1. Your local chamber of commerce and the better business bureau are good resources for finding qualified local carpet cleaners. They will know who is available in your area and they will have a record of any complaints that were filed. This way, you can choose the best local company.
  2. See what kind of screening process the company has for the employees they hire. You don’t want any convicted felons entering your home. Quality carpet cleaning services screen their employees and will tell you this. If they hesitate when asked, shop elsewhere for a cleaner.
  3. If you are getting your carpets cleaned to be sure to take all houseplants outside. The chemicals that are used to clean may be harmful to plants, so this should be done as a precaution. It is unlikely a carpet cleaning company will pay for any plants they damage, so being cautious is warranted.
  4. Always have a chemical stain remover, baking soda, vinegar and table salt available to clean up stains immediately. This will make the process of professional cleaning go much smoother down the line. Apply the mixture to the stain, and allow it to soak in for five minutes. Do not apply pressure to the area. The very best results come when a clockwise motion is used to spray.
  5. When you use a professional carpet cleaner, take note of the particular solvents and chemicals they use. Some are more “green” than others, so take time to find the one that matches your greener lifestyle. This can hurt the environment and something that you may want to stay away from.
  6. Got liquid spills on your carpets? If so, then see that they are blotted fast. Use towels to soak up liquid, as much as you can. If the liquid penetrates into your carpet, it will end up being much harder to clean. You might want to try a deep cleaning through a professional carpet cleaning company to really get the stain out.

    Make sure you read the coupons you want to use. There are sometimes stipulations about services. There is an extra charge for some services. Talk to them first and detail your needs. Ask them to explain the use of the coupon to you in detail. Ask about their current specials that may save more than the coupon.

Since looking at this piece, you now have helpful tips regarding carpet cleaning companies. Keep this information in mind to choose the right company. You should now be able to make an informed decision that gets your home clean without cleaning out your wallet.

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Best Tips to Remove Spots & Stains from Carpets & Furniture

Published on May 6, 2018 by in Upholstery Cleaning

Are you tired of looking at those spots and stains on your carpets, furniture, and floors which are a constant reminder of how clumsy you were? I know you are, and these fail-proof methods can help you deal with them.

Mold on leather can be really difficulty to remove if you don't know the tricks

Mold on leather can be really difficult to remove if you don’t know the tricks

Gum

Sometimes kids put gum on furniture. Sometimes adults accidentally lose control of their mouth and gum falls out. Sometimes gum can fall out of a trash can and get pressed into furniture or flooring. Next time gum shows up somewhere it doesn’t belong, try these methods:

  • Ensure the gum is dried and hardened by using a can of compressed air or ice or an ice pack (be sure to keep moisture from ice away from the gum). Take a dull scraper to scrape up and lift off the gum. This can work on carpets as well, just be extra careful to avoid damage to the carpet fibers. Vacuum the area and wash with warm soapy water.
  • Apply extra strength duct tape to the gum and quickly lift the tape, repeat until the gum is removed.
  • Using a microfiber cloth, apply a product like Goo-Gone. Use circular motions and pressure to loosen the gum.

Lipstick

Lipstick from a napkin, a glass tipping onto the carpet, or simply falling asleep on your sofa before removing your makeup can leave embarrassing red marks. Follow these tips to restore your carpet or furniture to its pre-kissed glory.

  • If the lipstick has not dried, apply toothpaste to the area to help remove the stain.
  • If the lipstick has dried, use a plastic knife or a scraper to remove as much as possible.
  • Soak a cloth in ammonia and gently blot at the stain. Remove ammonia from the surface with a clean cloth which has been soaked in water.
  • Spray hairspray onto the stain, let sit for roughly 5 minutes and wipe down the area with a dry, clean cloth.

Unfortunately, lipstick is a very stubborn thing to remove, but Accents in Cleaning can help you remove any and all stains.

Having your furniture clean at all times means a switch of lifestyle and some tricks up your sleeves

Having your furniture clean at all times means a switch of lifestyle and some tricks up your sleeves

Shoe Polish

Shoe polish can make work boots and dress shoes look amazing. Whether you have a housemate who is in the military or someone who just likes polished shoes, somewhere in your house is bound to end up with a little-spilled shoe polish.

  • Scrape away as much as possible (without damaging the carpet or upholstery) with a scraper or knife.
  • Apply dry-cleaning fluid in a blotting fashion to the stain. Followed by a mixture of ammonia and dish soap applied with a clean paper towel (keeping the clean side on the stain at all times to reduce spreading). Rinse with cool water and blot with a clean, dry towel until dry.
  • Use acetone nail polish remover. That stuff will remove just about anything!
  • Mix a non-bleach laundry detergent with cold water and apply directly to the carpet and scrum.
  • Combine water and ammonia, and scrub the carpet with a clean rag. Rinse with warm water and blot or vacuum dry.

 

Cleaning your furniture does not have to be as hard as it looks

Cleaning your furniture does not have to be as hard as it looks

Nail Polish

  • As soon as the spill occurs, grab a cloth or paper towel and blot the stain, do not rub. Rubbing is likely to just push the nail polish into the fibers of the carpet or upholstery.
  • Work from the outside in to prevent spreading the stain. Remove as much as you can without cleaning products before continuing.
  • Be aware of how specific cleaning products will affect your carpet. Some cleaners can cause discoloration or texture change. Test products on areas unseen before testing it on the nail polish stain.
  • Try non-acetone nail polish remover. Avoid acetone-based removers since the chemical can damage the carpet or upholstery. With dark carpets and fibers, try rubbing alcohol or hairspray. Apply to a rag and blot. Carpet cleaners and Windex are safe options as well if other methods do not work.
  • If there is a strong smell of nail polish, remover, or cleaner, using a mix of dishwashing detergent and warm water can prove effective. Rinse with clean water and dab dry.

If none of these work, contact us at Accents in Cleaning.

Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream when ice cream spills in our home. The faster the spill can be cleaned, the better. Melting is the enemy.

  • Remove the frozen portions without pressing the ice cream into the fibers.
  • Use a clean towel and roll it in a reverse motion, moving forward into the spill to pull the substance out of the carpet.
  • Combine dish soap and water and spray/apply to the spill, dab at it with a clean towel. Repeat as needed. Rinse with water.

 

Paint

These are one of the worst substances to accidentally spill onto any surface. They are made to stick to surfaces and stay there for a long time. Knowing what to do before a spill occurs is very smart.

  • Remove as much paint as possible using a white absorbent cloth, as quickly as possible.
  • Blot the area. If possible, use a wet/dry vacuum as this should extract a lot of the paint without rubbing it into the carpet.
  • Nail polish remover can remove nearly anything. Avoid acetone-based removers for colored carpets.
  • Rinse well and use a towel or wet/dry vac.
  • If stains persist, repeat the above methods or call a professional cleaning company.

 

With any spill, time is key. The sooner something can be removed, the less likely it is to stain and ruin furniture or carpets. Keeping a wet/dry vacuum can be helpful, but so is knowledge of a good carpet cleaning company. We are more than happy to give you these tips so you can save your money for your full home or room cleaning instead of renting carpet cleaning machines from the grocery store at insane prices. Nail polish remover, hair spray, dish detergent, and wet-dry vacs are amazingly useful to keep around and we highly recommend it.

Don’t wait for these stains to overwhelm the appearance of your carpet, furniture, and floors, do something about them. The earlier the better. If you want to engage the services of professionals, call us. We’re always ready.

 
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