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How to Remove Pet Urine from Carpet

They're cute, cuddly, and absolutely your very best friend, right? But when it comes to their little mess's pet urine in carpet can prove to be one of the more difficult stains to get out. In this short article we will walk you through how to remove a pet urine stain from your carpet.

1. If the area is still wet you should first absorb the urine from the carpet and pad by placing an absorbent rag or towel over the area and step on it firmly several times until there is no more urine to soak up.

2. Depending on the size of the accident mix a 50/50 mixture of white distilled vinegar and water in a glass or for larger stains, a bowl. Pour the mixture onto the stain making sure you saturate the carpet enough to get the solution deep into the carpet pad below. Pet urine penetrates into the carpet pad so we want the vinegar solution to soak into the pad also. The vinegar is high in acid and will neutralize the alkaline in the pet urine.

3. Allow a dwell time of at least 15 minutes for the solution to completely neutralize the urine.

4. Next, fold a white terri-cloth rag and place on top of the stain. Apply pressure with your hand or step on it firmly to get out as much of the solution as possible. Repeat this step until there is no more moisture transferring onto the rag.

5. To finish the process fold a fresh white rag and place on top of the area then place something heavy on top of the rag and leave overnight.

The above steps should remove the pet urine stain from the carpet and the pad but if the stain is still visible after drying, mist a light mist of 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide onto the area. Do not over wet the carpet; we are now working with the surface fibers only to remove any yellowish staining. Using a clean, white, absorbent cloth blot or wipe the stain from the outside working your way in. Repeat until the stain is gone.

This is a safe and proven method for pet stain removal but if for any reason the pet stain does not come all the way out contact your local carpet cleaning specialist or you may want to read are article How to do a Heat Transfer on carpet. If you have a pet odor problem that persist you will want to read How to Remove Pet Odor from Carpet.

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Tulsa Carpet Cleaning - Frequently Asked Questions

Tulsa Carpet Cleaning - Frequently Asked Questions

If you just had your carpet cleaned or thinking about having your carpet cleaned then this article will answer some of the questions you may have.

After 27 years in the carpet cleaning business the following are a few of the main questions we have been asked after cleaning a home owners carpet.

1. How long will it take for my carpet to dry? Usually between 2 to 4 hours depending on how soiled the carpets are. The more soiled the carpet is, the more solution is needed, the longer the drying time will be. To speed up the drying time, set your thermostat “fan” setting to “on,” turn on all ceiling fans and open window blinds to allow the direct sunlight in. Do not open windows or doors on wet or humid days. This allows outside moisture in and will slow the drying process.

2. Can I walk on the carpet after it has been cleaned? It is best to stay off the carpet until dry, although often times this is not possible. If it is necessary to walk on the carpet after cleaning, ask your carpet technician for a complimentary pair of shoe covers.

3. My carpet is a stain resistant carpet. Is it necessary to reapply a carpet protector? Carpet stain blockers do wear over a period of time. Carpet manufacturers recommend that you reapply a carpet protector each time you have your carpet cleaned. To protect your carpet investment, ask your technician about our Green Guard Carpet Protector.

4. What about stains that keep coming back? There is nothing that any Carpet Cleaning Company can do to prevent stains from reappearing. Stains that keep coming back are a result of spills such as coffee, pop or pet stains that have gone into the backing. The stain “wicks” its way up from the backing, through the carpet fiber and to the surface. If a stain is going to “wick” after cleaning, it will usually do so the following day. If this happens you can call the office at 918-254-4095 or 918-437-1956 to schedule an appointment for a technician to come out and remove the stain with our heat transfer process at a nominal charge.

5. If a stain comes back, how can I remove it myself? You will receive a complimentary bottle of spot cleaner. Mix the following together in a 1 quart size spray bottle. Mixture: 4 cap fulls of spot cleaner, 1 cup white distilled vinegar, then fill the bottle the rest of the way with warm water. Spray mixture on stain. Dampen a white terrycloth rag and wring out. Place dampened rag over stain. Using a household clothes iron on medium setting with steam on, place iron on rag and apply pressure for 20 seconds. Repeat process until stain is gone, rinsing out rag as needed. This process also works great on any future spills or pet stains! Be sure to clean off the bottom of your iron after each use.

6. How often do I need to have my carpet cleaned? Carpet manufacturers require that your carpet be cleaned by a professional using the steam cleaning method every 12 months in order to maintain the warranty. However, some heavily traveled areas such as hallways and other traffic areas may require more frequent cleaning. If you have children or pets, you may need to have your carpet cleaned more often.

I hope this article has helped you with some of the most common questions asked concerning carpet cleaning and what to expect after having your carpets cleaned. If you have any questions that may not have been covered feel free to contact us at out our Tulsa office @ (918) 437-1956 or visit us online @ www.carpetrenovations.com

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How to Clean Carpet - Do's & Don'ts

Do's and Don’ts of Carpet Cleaning

There's a lot more to cleaning a carpet properly than most are aware of. In this article you will learn the best method, cleaning products, carpet cleaning tips, and much more. You will learn how to clean your carpet safely and without damage or if you choose to hire a carpet cleaning company you will have the knowledge to keep yourself in the know, making sure your carpets are cleaned correctly.

Do: Use the best method

Over the years carpet cleaning methods have come a long way; I still hear some use the expression "I need my carpets shampooed". Or something like "my carpets are starting to get dirty but I don’t want to clean them because they'll just get dirtier faster!" Shampooing your carpet is no longer a good choice for carpet cleaning and choosing the proper cleaning system is very important. Some systems may leave residues which accelerate re-soiling and defeat the whole purpose of cleaning.

Let’s start with the best method; Shaw industries, one of the leading carpet manufacturers recommends having your carpet cleaned using the hot water extraction system commonly referred to as "steam cleaning". You can rent a cleaning system like this at a local hardware store or hire a company that uses a truck mounted system. Their cleaning equipment has more extraction power than the rental units available to individuals, and the carpet should dry more quickly.

Don’t: Use the wrong cleaning products

I have seen individuals use carpet shampoos, liquid dish soap, and even household bleach. When cleaning the carpet yourself, you will want to find a good carpet pre-treat and carpet rinse. In my opinion the ones you find at the local hardware stores are not as effective as those you may find at a janitorial or carpet cleaning supply company. Yes, most carpet cleaning supply companies the professionals go to will sell to the general public, just be sure to read and follow all instructions on the labels. I would recommend purchasing one that says "Safe for Stain Resistant Carpet". When choosing a pre-treat be sure the pH is not higher than 9. If hiring a carpet cleaning company, make sure they do not use a high alkaline pH cleaner. A high pH cleaning agent cleans the carpet very quick and effectively but will strip your carpet of its stain blockers causing it to re-soil very rapidly. You can never go wrong using an eco-friendly green carpet product. They are very gentle, effective, and safe to use and a great choice for carpet cleaning.

8 Steps to Follow:

1. First, vacuum your carpet thoroughly with a household vacuum cleaner.

2. Mix the pre-treat according to directions in a 1 gallon sprayer then spray on carpet, using a little extra on heavy traffic areas making sure not to over wet the carpet. The pre-treat will loosen embedded soil making it much easier to extract out during the cleaning process.

3. You may also gently brush heavy traffic areas in front of sofas and of course in front of your favorite chair.

4. Next, add your carpet rinse solution to your extraction system and thoroughly extract the pre-treat and loosened soil from the carpet.

5. Make sure to vacuum over the heavy soiled areas several times with just the vacuum to remove as much moisture as possible.

6. Cut small squares of plastic or use Reynolds foil wrap to place under any furniture legs to prevent furniture or rust stains on your carpet.

7. To help your carpet dry faster turn on all ceiling fans and set your thermostat on 76 degrees with the fan switch turned "on" remember to turn it back to "automatic" later.

On cold or rainy days do not open windows, the air indoors will be dryer than that outside and there will be no place for the moisture to go.

8. If possible avoid walking on carpet until dry. Especially when going in and out of the house you wouldn’t want your children or pet to make a mess of your freshly cleaned carpets.

Do: Apply a Carpet Protector

Carpet Manufacturers recommended re-applying a carpet protector after cleaning especially in high traffic areas. Over a period of time carpet can lose its stain resistant qualities causing your carpet to soil more quickly and making it harder to keep clean. A carpet protector will put a "barrier" on your carpet fibers making it easier for you to vacuum up loose tracked in dirt and easily wipe away spills and other misfortunate accidents that may occur. There are several good carpet protectors on the market and can be purchased at your local carpet cleaning supply company along with a grooming brush. Again, I would recommend a Green Eco-friendly carpet protector. Follow mixing instructions, using a 1 gallon sprayer apply an even coat of the protectant to the carpet and then work the product into the carpet pile with a grooming brush.

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I hope this article has been helpful to you. If you have any questions on how to clean your carpet or would like information on the best way to find a professional carpet cleaning company in your area you may post a comment below or feel free to contact us at (918) 437-1956. I would be happy to help you in whatever way I may.

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Before You Hire A Carpet Cleaner – Make Sure You Are Getting What You Expect

I remember the day as though it were yesterday; thumbing through the TV Guide and running across that unbelievable ad "carpet cleaning just $9.99 per room." How awesome is that? I can have my bedroom, living room, and hallway professionally cleaned and it will only cost me $30 dollars! It would cost more than that just to rent a Rug Doctor, Right? Long story short I wound up paying a lot more than expected and the guy had me using his brush machine in the heavy soiled areas for him because he was running late, what an experience. Then there was that time I saved a lot of money on this really good dentist, no way Im not telling you the story, you'll have to use your imagination on that one! A few years later and a whole lot wiser, I have come to find out... you get what you pay for.

 

Here are a few things to look for when hiring a carpet cleaner:

1. Check the company’s Better Business Bureau rating.

2. Were they thorough with their questions and did they find out your needs?

3. Did they come across as professional and courteous?

4. Does the price sound too good to be true?

5. Are they certified and insured?

 

Great Questions to ask before scheduling your appointment:

1. Do they guarantee phone quotes and are there any additional charges

2. How long have they been in business in this area?

3. What kind of equipment will be used?

4. Are the cleaning agents safe and non-toxic?

5. Do they follow the Carpet Manufacturers Suggested Methods of Cleaning?

6. Will furniture be moved and blocked

7. How long will it take for the carpet to dry?

8. Does the company have references?

9. Is the work guaranteed?

 

What to be aware of and what to expect:

There are a lot of companies offering low advertised rates and using very poor quality technicians, equipment and cleaning agents. Once one of these disreputable individuals is in your home you will be faced with a high pressured sales pitch instead of a hard working carpet cleaner! Hopefully by reading this article you will be able to avoid this uncomfortable experience but always remember to follow your gut feeling and do not be afraid to ask a questionable contractor to leave your home. It is much easier to do this at first warning than it is later, once they have started the work. Low advertised rates are almost always too good to be true.

You will want to know the company you hire has a good quality truck mounted steam cleaning system. Uses safe, eco-friendly carpet cleaning products, is well trained, knowledgeable, and courteous. A company that has been in business in your area for several years is always a good way to go. I have found that paying a little bit more for quality and having a great experience with a reputable company and their technicians is a luxury I no longer choose to do without. There are good companies in your area and with this information you will be well informed before hiring any carpet cleaning company and yes, you can expect to have a great job and a terrific experience. Please let me know if this article has been of help to you by leaving a comment below and if you would like to contact me with any further questions feel free to call (918) 437-1956 or visit our website @ CarpetRenovations.Com

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Carpet Protector: Your best choice for preventing stains

Carpet Protector: your best choice for preventing stains

Almost all American-made synthetic carpet offer some sort of stain protection, which makes it easier than ever to remove spots. These treatments make carpet relatively impervious to spotting from food, beverages or pet accidents. But over time the protective chemicals can be worn away by heavy traffic. All carpet is ultimately a fiber. When treated with a stain treatment after cleaning, whether it is a stain resistant fiber or not, your carpet will be better equipped to repel stains.

Why You Should Have a Carpet Protector Applied After Cleaning

Over time the mill-applied carpet protectors can lose their effectiveness. This is due to the fibers being abraded during foot traffic. Although protective treatments are very good, they do need to be replenished after a few years of use, especially in high-traffic areas. The protection applied in the mill can wear off over time, and portions of the fiber can be exposed during abrasions that were not exposed during the mill treatment. The application of a carpet protector after cleaning will ensure that the performance of the fiber will be maintained.

Benefits to carpet protector

  • Forms an invisible shield around each fiber
  • Prevents dirt from lodging into the carpet fibers
  • Repels liquid spills
  • Helps carpets last longer
  • Protects your carpet investment
  • Helps make carpets easier to care for
  • Extra protection from children, pets, and accidents

Maintaining the carpets stain resistance will help your carpet repel dirt and the less dirt will be able to build up – extending the life of the carpet fibers and the look of your carpet. Applying a carpet protector is always a good choice for preventing permanent stains. If you would like further information on this subject please contact us at (918) 437-1956 or visit our website at CarpetRenovations.Com

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