Carpet Cleaning

A Few Things To Know About Carpet Cleaning And Water Damage Repair

November 21, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Carpet Cleaning, Disaster Cleanup

Carpets are important in our homes because they make the floor look attractive. They are easy to maintain if the proper techniques are used. Rugs begin to look worn out after sometime because of the daily activities. Walking, drink spills, floods and food stains can easily destroy the carpet if they are not washed. Homeowners should use proper methods for carpet cleaning and water damage repair.

There are some factors that people should consider before washing their rugs. You have to determine the type of stains on the mats. This will help you choose a suitable cleaning product. Rugs with dust and dry locked-in dirt should be cleaned with powder stain removers. Powder stain removers need to be sprinkled on the mat and brushed off.

Stains caused by liquids should be cleaned by liquid stain removers. Powder stain removers can be of use when removing stains caused by moisture and dust. They absorb the water or moisture making it easy to clean. There are other ways of washing mats. These methods highly depend on the type of material used for the mat.

The most recommended method is steam cleaning. Before using this process you need to identify the type of rug to prevent damage. The method is preferred because it has steam washing products and instructions provided for the user. The machines used can clean any type of stain when proper instructions are placed. Steam vacuum cleaners are cost effective and efficient for washing rugs.

Water easily damages rugs in the house especially when it floods. Liquids destroy mats quickly and can cause more harm if proper measures are not taken. In case floods or liquid spillages occur on your mats it is good to call a restoration contractor. They will assist you restore your rug and prevent molds from forming on the mat.

Latex backing on the back of the rug is usually destroyed by liquids. It weakens when rugs soak up liquids and break easily and leaves the mat damaged. Professionals will first determine the extent of destruction before they start the process of restoration. There are three major types of liquid stains caused by floods; sanitary, unsanitary and black floods.

Unsanitary liquid stain is dangerous when it occurs to rugs. It is classified as floods with a degree of contamination that ranges from dish washing to toilet substances. When washing the rug to get rid of unsanitary stains experts will use disinfectants. The disinfectants will help prevent growth of bacteria and fungi that can cause diseases. Sanitary liquid stain removal uses similar methods as mentioned but the use of disinfectants is eliminated.

Rugs that experience black flood stains cannot be restored. Owners are advised to throw the rugs away to prevent health infections from bacteria. You can clean mats in your home by using a few tips or ask for help from professionals. Carpet cleaning and water damage repair assist homeowners to keep their mats in good condition. You can get help and more tips about rug maintenance from the internet.

Make sure you call the professionals at ServiceMaster by Park-Ellis if you need carpet cleaning or water damage restoration.  We can be reached at 419-841-5575.


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