Thursday, February 21, 2013

Five Interesting Facts About Carpet

Did You Know...

1.) Wall-to-wall carpeting is less healthy than smaller rugs because wall-to-wall carpets tend to be more permanant and harder-to-clean endpoints for moisture,chemicals,liquids,crumbs and other spills that provide molds,mildew,yeasts and bacteria with a rich and nearly continuous supply of nutrients.*

2.) Naphthalene is commonly found in carpet cleaners. In concentrated form, it is dangerous to breath and can cause headaches, nausea,vomiting, and urinary irration. It is a suspected carcinogen and can be toxic to children, infants and pets.*

3.) Studies at Anderson Labs, international experts report that mice have dropped dead after breathing new carpet fumes.*

4.) New carpets can be a source of chemicals emissions. Customers should ask retailers about selecting lower-emitting carpet adhesive or about airing out the carpet before it is installed.*

5.) The toxic substances in cigarette smoke can become embedded in carpet fibers, placing both children and pets at risk for cancer.

*American Lung Association."Your Carpet and Indoor Air Quality. " Accessed: July 30, 2009.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tips for cleaning red wine from carpet

Accidents happen, but we can help you clean them up. The best way to clean red wine from a carpet is to first blot the spill with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Always use a fresh spot of the cloth when blotting. Pour a small amount of water onto the stain, making sure not add too much. Continue to blot until there is virtually no stain on your cloth. Then, mix together a mixture of baking soda and water-using a 3-1 ratio of paste to water-and put the paste directly onto the stain. Allow the paste to dry then vacuum. Apply a carpet cleaner if the stain remains. Be sure to use the recommendations of the manufacturer on the label of the stain remover.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

As a family owned and operated company, we are more than just a carpet and upholstery cleaning company. We are involved community members who are also parents with children and pets concerned about their safety and the environment we share. That is why it is important for us at CarpetUp to offer to you 100% green-based cleaning variations provided by bonded and insured technicians to accommodate your carpet type and upholstery. Our cleaning solutions are organic based and our eco-friendly green cleaners and organic carpet and upholstery cleaning techniques are safe for your entire family, including children and household pets. We pride ourselves in superior customer service delivered by skilled and friendly technicians while maintaining the highest of integrity and professional standards. So, from our family to yours, welcome to CarpetUp.