vacuumOne of the most important things we can do to maintain a clean and healthy home, as well as make our carpeting last longer and look better is to v acuum, vacuum, vacuum!!  Not one of most people's favorite things to do (even we admit we don't love the vacuuming part of our job!)--it is, however SUPER IMPORTANT.   Our carpets act as air filters in our rooms and trap dust that would normally be floating around in the air.  This is a good thing, as long as we vacuum routinely to keep the "filter" clean.

Shaw Industries, the world's largest manufacturer of carpets recommends rooms with light traffic be vacuumed once weekly and the traffic lanes 2x a week.

In heavy traffic areas, Shaw recommends vacuuming traffic areas DAILY and the entire area 2x weekly.  In heavily soiled areas, we should make at least 5-7 passes of the vacuum, changing direction occasionally to help reduce matting. 

Don't forget to change the bag often so vacuum suction won't be impaired...and clean the filter if you have one.   Many people who don't like vacuuming may do so more often when using the type machine with a clear dirt receptacle so they can see exactly what they're getting out of the carpets.  And don't forget to vacuum the area rugs--hand knotted orientals can hide pounds and pounds of dirt and still look great.  When we bring in Orientals to clean in our shop, we not only vacuum, but use a commercial rug duster that gets piles of sand out before we wet clean them.

If you use carpet powders, DON'T!!  But, of course some people will and super vacuuming is essential----once the perfume wears off, the powder then absorbs any odors and what was intended to remedy a smelly situation actually ends up making it worse.

When we don't vacuum, the dirt and sand acts like sandpaper on our carpet fibers, taking away the lustre and changing the appearance (think what your waxed car would look like if you rubbed sandpaper on it) and grinding away at the fibers---leading to carpets wearing out faster and looking bad sooner.

Often, when we go to clean carpets, homeowners will tell us that some rooms don't need cleaning because they never get any foot traffic even though they haven't been cleaned in a few years---of course we couldn't go several years without dusting our furniture--well, we could, but you wouldn't!  All that dust has also settled on our carpets.

Of course All Pro Carpet Cleaners of Deland, FL vacuums before we clean your carpeting and we encourage you to get out that vacuum now and have fun! 

Do you have allergies? 

 Good News!

dust miteBelieve it or not, you can keep your carpet.  Studies have shown that carpet is better at trapping allergens than hard flooring such as tile or hardwood. How can this be? Particles and allergens fall to the floor (out of the breathing zone) and onto the carpet. The fibers of the carpet trap allergens and particles, reducing their continued circulation in the air.  If you have hardwood floor or tile and have watched the dust swirl around in the sunlight, you know what I mean.

Proper cleaning, and frequent vacuuming with a Hepa-filtered vacuum effectively sucks up the dust in the carpet, locks it in the machine, and keeps it out of the air.

 

Have you ever had your mattress cleaned? Most of us haven’t even given any consideration to mattress cleaning. Do not underestimate the potential value of this cleaning process. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of allergies or asthma.
Most allergies are caused by contaminants in the environment that we can remove by specialized cleaning.

 

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Do You Have Dust Mite Allergies?

Dust mites are microscopic, eight-legged creatures (7,000 can fit on a fingernail) and are invisible to the naked eye. It is the dust mite feces that caused the development of allergies.

A dust mite will produce 200 times its own body weight in feces during its lifetime!

Mattresses contain 60% of the dust mites found in the home. Given that we spend up to one-third of our lives in the bedroom and are exposed to this highly potent allergen for long periods of time, the bedroom is the number one treatment priority.

Mattress cleaning is safe&efficient.;

The products that we use to clean your mattress are hypoallergenic, dye&perfume free. They have been specially formulated for use around people with allergic illness and chemical sensitivities. Call All Pro Carpet Cleaners for a free Quote !!

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1) Take off your shoes?  Where have they been today?
2) Change the air filter in your air handler.  The more dust particles removed from the air, the less that will wind up on the carpet.
3) Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum.  Especially with homes that have occupants younger than six or older than sixty.  These age groups are more affected by dog/pet dander and dust particles.  Frequent vacuuming is the easiest and best way to keep your carpet clean.
4) Use a mat at your entry door.  This is your first line of defense!
Carpet, tile and wood/laminat cleaning is just like exercising……Your carpet will look, last longer and you will see great results from your own efforts.!

Understand how to help your pets stay healthy and clean and happy and your home will be fresher for it. There are two pet-related problems that can affect the freshness of your home and its furnishings. These are pet accidents, both urine and feces, and body oils. Knowing about them can make living with a pet an even more positive experience.

Hot steamy weather (like we have most of the time in Florida!) is the time you are most likely to notice pet odors. That’s when pet hair, skin dander, and the residue from “pet accidents” begin to decompose — generating a distinct “doggie” smell that plagues even the most fastidiously cleaned homes.

Dogs, especially, secrete oils from their fur and paw pads. Good grooming and baths keep this in check. Periodically launder your pet’s bedding. If your pet has a favorite spot on the floor or in a chair (or on the bed), you might want to put a pet blanket/rug or some other washable item there.

Pet accidents are always cause for concern. Animal behaviorists will tell you that by instinct pets are attentive to good hygiene. They don’t want to have accidents in their homes. When they do, it is usually because of some other factor. Perhaps the pet is sick. Perhaps the pet’s exercise schedule was interrupted or wasn’t long enough. This happens a lot in rainy and cold weather when the pet doesn’t want to go out or mostly the owner doesn’t want to go out!  Perhaps the litter box needs to be cleaned. Maybe the pet has been traumatized. It’s been recommended that the first thing to do when a pet unexplainably starts having accidents is to talk to your veterinarian.

As for cleanup, you need to blot up as much of the problem as you can. If solids are involved, gently scrape it up with a bit of cardboard. Work from the outside toward the center. This is important: Don’t apply house cleaners to the site. Some of them can change the color, texture or stain resistance of the affected fibers. Scented powders are almost impossible to remove with residential vacuums and once the fragrance goes away, we are left with the bad smell, only worse.  Some can leave strong smelling residues that serve as “marker” triggering further accidents from your pets. Some concentrated cleaners leave soapy residue that attracts dust and soil, making the spot return in a couple of weeks (as well as continuing to smell)  New safe-to-use enzyme products are available which do an excellent job of treating these problems areas.

Here’s How You Can Help Keep Your “Home-With-Pets” Clean and Fresh

  1. Act immediately when pet accidents occur. The longer the soil stands, the greater the chance it will seep through the carpet to the pad and floor.
  2. Remove as much moisture as possible by blotting the spot with a clean white absorbent material. The more moisture you remove now, the less residue has to be treated later. Using a clean white absorbent material lessens the risk of transferring dye between your cleaning material and your affected fabric. It also helps you to “see” if the stain is being successfully removed.
  3. If you catch the animal in the act, use a mixture of one part ammonia to three parts water. Spray it on the spot to neutralize the urine, let stand for five minutes, then flush with water and blot with a dry towel. If the urine spot is not fresh, use an enzyme to help kill the odor
  4. Call us. We are trained and equipped to thoroughly clean, disinfect and deodorize pet stains. We also stand behind our work

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