It’s easy to think that the only reason you need your carpet clean is so it looks nice, right? That is certainly one reason to schedule regular carpet cleaning; however, it’s important to remember that carpet cleaning is also an investment in your health.
Carpets, whether in your home or in your office, can quickly collect dirt, bacteria, dust mites and allergens. Though not always visible on the surface, these contaminants can actually pollute the air quality that you breathe every day. Carpets that often appear clean may, in fact, be much dirtier than you think!
Think of your carpet as a type of air filter in your home. When things like dust, dirt, bacteria and dust mites collect on your carpet, in time you will start to breathe in that buildup. Merely using household carpet cleaners to remove dirt and spills is not enough to ensure the air you’re breathing is as clean as possible.
By investing in services like Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning, you can rest assured that our commercial grade, advanced equipment will give your carpets the deepest and most thorough wash possible.
- Known as one of the industry’s oldest and most trusted carpet cleaners, Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning has used the most advanced equipment available for more than 20 years.
- To remove allergy-causing contaminants and dust mites, Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning uses carpet cleaning techniques that use deep-down extraction, yet still follow manufacturers’ recommendations and warranty requirements.
- Using a truck-mounted carpet cleaning system, Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning professionally trained technicians tailor each treatment to match what is best for your particular carpet.
- Paying special attention to high traffic areas, we’ll remove ground-in dirt and stains that carpet shampoos simply cannot handle.
- With additional carpet cleaning services available, choose from carpet repair, deodorizer, and stain-resistant protective coating to keep your carpets looking plush and feeling fresh.
Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning Technicians Are Trained in IICRC-Approved Methods for Carpet Cleaning
Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning Service not only does our advanced equipment bring the best carpet cleaning experience possible; Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning technicians are trained in IICRC-approved cleaning methods. So what does this mean?
IICRC, or the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is an independent body that provides the finest, most complete technical training courses and seminars available to carpet cleaners and restoration in the industry. According to their mission, the “IICRC certification helps to immediately identify the cleaning, restoration, and inspection industries’ most skilled and dedicated technicians and businesses.”
Technicians get trained via the IICRC to stay up to date with the latest and most effective carpet cleaning techniques. As they train, many accumulate certifications and they can work their way up to more advanced designations. IICRC Journeymen is one level, while IICRC Master Status is the cleaning industry’s highest technical designation. Simply put, Green Solutions Carpet Cleaning technicians are the best of the best when it comes to knowledge, skill level and experience.
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Blot Stains, Don't Rub Them?
Dab stains with a cleaning solution and a clean cloth, paper towels, or a sponge. “The key is blotting. Blotting puts a small amount of pressure on the stain to soak it up,” Tarbox says. “Rubbing causes the particles to get ground into the carpet fibers, and this can lead to the premature breakdown of those fibers.” Always blot from the outside of the stain inward, as blotting outward can spread the stain.
The Club Soda Process?
You may have heard that club soda is effective against beer and wine stains. It’s true—if you use it correctly.
Blot the area with the soda on a cloth. If that doesn’t work, mix one part white vinegar with one part water and pour it into a handheld sprayer. Spray the solution on the entire stained area and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soak in. Then press a clean sponge onto the area to soak up the solution and the stain. Tarbox says you may have to repeat this process to eradicate the stain.
Once the stain is gone, rinse the spot with warm water. Use your hand to brush the carpet strands into their natural direction. Finally, lay white paper towels over the area and weigh them down with something heavy, like a phone book. The towels will absorb the dampness from the carpet. Leave the towels in place until the carpet is dry, usually about one day.
Try Shaving Cream?
Tarbox says the best carpet cleaner for general stains is ordinary shaving cream—”It will remove just about every type of stain.” Apply the shaving cream directly to the stain and let it set for about 30 minutes, Tarbox says. Once the shaving cream has set, blot it away with a dry white cloth. Finish by spraying the area with one part vinegar mixed with one part water and then wiping away the solution with a cloth.
You step in chewing gum out on the street but don’t realize it until you tracked that gross, sticky mess onto your carpet. To get it out, head to the freezer and grab a couple of ice cubes. “Freeze the gum with ice cubes for about 30 seconds.” Tarbox said. Once the gum is frozen solid, use a spoon to lift up the glob and cut the strands of carpet as close to the gum as possible. If you cut only a small amount of carpet, the spot shouldn’t be noticeable.