Carpet Cleaning Tips
As your Raleigh home cleaning team, Phoenix Cleaning Solutions wants to make sure your carpet, upholstery, hard floors and rugs last and stay looking great for as long as possible. Choosing us for your frequent Apex, Cary, or Raleigh NC carpet cleaning services is a good start!
How you care for your home and furniture is important, as well. We’ve provided this page to share our knowledge so you can effectively clean and care for your carpet and upholstery. If you ever have questions about carpet cleaning or your home cleaning routine, contact us and we’d be happy to help!
Caring for Your Cary, Raleigh or Apex NC Home’s Carpet
Regular vacuuming is perhaps the easiest and most dependable method for prolonging the life of your carpet. Here’s a few tips to keep in mind when you’re vacuuming at home or shopping for a new vacuum:
- Choose a vacuum cleaner with dual motors, one for suction and the other for the beater bar that loosens dirt. (Canister vacuums and ‘electric brooms’ don’t have a beater bar.)
- Make sure your vacuum cleaner has adjustable and rotating brushes that can loosen ground-in soil, and a strong enough airflow to penetrate to the backing.
- Make sure the filtration bag is enclosed and adequately limits particles from recirculating into the air.
Carpet Cleaning Emergencies – When You Need Help Now!
If you have a cleaning emergency such as pest waste, vomit or a nasty spill, just give us a call! We can talk you through many situations and follow up with Raleigh carpet cleaning services as soon as possible. If you can not reach us immediately consider the following steps as applicable.
Getting Pet Waste or Vomit Out of Carpet
These are the number one causes for an emergency situation. Try the following on synthetic carpet, area rug or wool rug.
- Blot up all you can (do not rub it in!).
- Liberally apply WHITE vinegar.
- Blot up all you can (again, do not rub).
- Apply 3/4-1 inch covering of table salt over the area to an inch past the effected area.
- Let stand for 24-48 hours until salt is completely dry.
- Remove salt with a shop vac or spatula.
- Give the area a final, thorough vacuuming with a normal vacuum.
We’ve tried this technique ourselves and it works!
Cleaning Tips for Upholstery
With the appropriate care, your upholstered living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture can provide many years of use in your home. By carefully following the maintenance guidelines on the furniture’s tag and following the upholstery cleaning information provided below, you can greatly extend the lasting beauty of your Apex, Cary or Raleigh NC home’s sofas, couches, armchairs, beds and other upholstered furniture.
General NC Upholstery Cleaning & Care
Following the simple guidelines below can keep all your upholstered furniture looking like new.
- To avoid fading, keep upholstered home furniture away from direct sunlight.
- Vacuum upholstered furniture as often as possible. Even if your home furniture has seen little use, the abrasive action of dirt and dust particles can wear the fibers of your upholstery fabric.
- For high-use furniture, it’s a good idea to frequently beat the cushions and then vacuum and rotate them.
- Damp-dust arms and headrest areas with a cleaning solution to prevent body oil accumulation on the upholstery fabric (be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation as to the type of upholstery cleaning solution to use).
- Avoid placing newspapers directly on home furniture upholstery fabric, since ink will accumulate and is difficult to remove.
- Never cover your upholstered home furniture with dark-colored blankets, sheets, etc., because the dyes can rub off onto fabric when dry or bleed when wet.
- Avoid the use of dyes, paints, inks, nail polishes, and Mercurochrome around your upholstery fabric, since these substances alter color and will stain.
- Never remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing, even though they have zippers.
Periodic professional Raleigh upholstery cleaning will keep soil accumulation from marring the beauty of the upholstery of your home living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture.