Holiday Carpet Cleaning

The Holidays are hear.  Don’t forget to schedule early cause we are busy!

For more information about service, please contact;
James Richardson
302-327-6240
http://www.squeakycleananddry.com

For more information about service, please contact;
James Richardson
302-327-6240
http://www.squeakycleananddry.com

Removing Cat and Dog Urine From Carpet

I don’t hesitate to tell people how much I adore my animals. But, when it comes to living under the same roof, the animals can sometimes invade our space, with their malodorous presence.

pet odor servicesBecause of the number of animals and surfaces that I encounter, I’ll address the most costly mistakes that many home owners make about pet accidents. First, urine on oriental and machined wool rugs is easily permanent. The odor is not the problem as much as the migration of fiber dyes. There are different types of dyes that are used but as the pets re-visit there favorite spot, the weaker the bond between the fiber and the dye becomes. In many cases, the carpet dyes will migrate during cleaning. Secondary damage can also occur to the wood floor underneath the carpet. So, if you have a hunch that your favorite buddy is using the oriental as a dump site, have it cleaned a.s.a.p. Once cleaned, just keep it stored until the problem is contained.

The second most costly mistake is procrastination. Depending on the surface, pet odors can wreak havoc in any home in just a few short months. Both cement and wood are porous materials. These surfaces are like a sponge and will readily absorb urine. It’s difficult to remove and the only way to take care of the odor is to clean and contain it. When properly contained, you will have 100% success.

When it comes to treating the odors, some wool rugs can be dealt with in the home, but many will need repetitive treatment in the shop. For wall to wall carpet, I separated the odors into mild, moderate, and severe.

Mild odors and stains haven’t reached the carpet pad and a topical treatment can take care of it. Moderate stains and odors have breached the carpet backing and have soaked into the carpet pad. In this case I always recommend to flush the urine out of the carpet with sub-surface extraction illustrated below:

Carpet Cleaning Process

Sub-surface extraction is a multistep process.  It first requires total saturation of the urine contaminated area.  Once 20-30 minutes have elapsed, the urine contaminants, along with the pre-treatment, are extracted as above.  Depending on the severity, a second application of a commercial grade enzyme is applied and the process is repeated.

For the most severe odors, a combination of replacing the carpet pad and treating the carpet.  The subfloor will also be sealed to permanantly conceal odor.  This is a 100% odor removing process.

For more information about service, please contact;
James Richardson
302-327-6240
http://www.squeakycleananddry.com/

Red Wine Stains On Carpet

Getting Red Wine Stains Out Of Carpet

Wine stains can be challenging to remove for a home owner. Especially if the carpet is nylon and the spill is in a high traffic area. All wall to wall carpet today has a manufactured applied stain blocker. This stain blocker wears off over time and high traffic areas are the first to show this. The best thing you can do is to immedWaine-stainiately blot as much liquid as possible. If the liquid has penetrated the carpet pad, you will need sub surface extraction. This is a process where a stain can be removed from the carpet pad without removing the carpet.  See my post on Eliminating Dog and Cat odor to see sub surface extraction.

When it comes to removing the acid dye stain that is left over after extraction, one of two processes is required: topical application and/or heat transfer. Although topical application of a professional cleaning agent is self explanatory, the heat transfer method requires a commercial grade steamer and a little skill and patience. In most cases, 90% to 100% of the stain can be removed.

If you have a wine stain on your carpet and need some help removing it, please call 302-327-6240 and ask for Jim @ Squeaky Clean And Dry

Areas of service for carpet, floor, and upholstery cleaning are:

Pa: Chester, Delaware, and parts of Lancaster Counties
De: New Castle County
Md: Cecil and some Harford County

I do travel to other locations and please call to confirm

For more information about service, please contact;
James Richardson
302-327-6240
http://www.squeakycleananddry.com

Holiday Carpet Cleaning

Hello clients!  Please call and schedule early for your carpet and upholstery cleaning, as the Holidays approach.  I only have so many openings.  The best way to reach me is via my cell phone at 302-327-6240.

James Richardson
Squeaky Clean and Dry

For more information about service, please contact;
James Richardson
302-327-6240
http://www.squeakycleananddry.com