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Purchasing New Carpet Tips

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Purchasing New Carpet

It’s not everyday that you find yourself purchasing new carpet so take it from a carpet cleaner, there’s a lot more to consider than simply cost. As the leading carpet cleaner in El Dorado County, we see many types of carpet on a daily basis. We know what holds up to heavy traffic, pet accidents, and the infamous “red dirt” in our area. Consider the retailer, the fiber and the pad. What your carpet is made from and its installation will have a significant effect on how it looks a year from now, and in years to come.

Carpet Retailers

As tempting as it seems, avoid the big box store when purchasing new carpet. They typically lure customers in with very low prices or free installation but there’s a catch. Big box stores don’t always sell a quality carpet or use the finest carpet installers, which will result in problems down the road. Stick with a smaller, local carpet retailer if possible because you’ll likely get a more informed salesperson and a qualified installer.

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Selecting Carpet Fiber

Opt for a 100% nylon fiber when purchasing new carpet. There are other synthetic carpet fibers, like olefin and polyester, but they don’t hold up to wear like nylon does. These cheaper synthetic carpets often end up with an irreversible “matted” look in a short period of time. Keep in mind that regular carpet cleaning will remove soil, but it doesn’t reverse wear.

Obviously, there are many factors to consider when making a new carpet purchase. If you’re looking for a lifetime, highest quality carpet you may want to look at a natural fiber carpet made of wool. If you own or manage some rental properties and know the carpet will be replaced every few years, the cheaper synthetics may be a better option for you. Generally speaking, 100% nylon carpet is a good balance between cost and quality.

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Purchasing Carpet Pad

Choose a 7 or 8 pound carpet pad to support your new carpet. Carpet pad is literally just that, the support system. A 8 pound pad may feel a bit stiff but it will hold up to traffic and extend the life of your carpet. If you choose something too soft, like 6 pound, it will breakdown prematurely and your carpet won’t be supported properly. In this type of situation, the carpet begins to fail shortly after the pad and you’ll end up replacing them again.
You’re best to select a carpet that feels soft, not the carpet padding.

Be sure to read this post if you are curious about Pet Proof Carpet Pad.

Carpet is a big purchase. Do your homework by researching the carpet retailer you intend to work with. Choose a quality nylon carpet and be sure to invest in a good pad. Then stretch out and enjoy your new carpet for years to come!

Best Carpet Cleaner

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There’s a reason Carter’s is continually voted best carpet cleaner. Quality and customer service. It’s that simple. In a time when these two things seem to be going by the wayside, Carter’s remains focused on what really matters. Quality cleaning and genuine customer service are what the this small business was built on.

Best Carpet Cleaner

Carter’s does what it takes to get your carpet as clean as possible. They don’t cut corners and they don’t “bait and switch”. They employ local, honest technicians who you can trust in your home. If you’re in the process of searching for the best carpet cleaning, you’ll find it with Carter’s Carpet Restoration.

Quality Carpet Cleaning

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The best carpet cleaner will use premium cleaning products because they result in a superior clean for your carpet. There are constant advancements in cleaning technology. Carter’s stays informed about these innovations therefore they can offer you the best cleaning for your carpet.

You’ve seen the best carpet cleaner trucks driving around? Carter’s runs a fleet of over-sized box trucks that are superior because they offer you deeper cleaning power in the form of steam and vacuum. The higher temperature steam dries more quickly and the stronger vacuum power pulls more moisture out during the carpet cleaning process. As a result, you get a deeper clean and faster dry time.

Excellent Customer Service

Above all, being the best carpet cleaner is important to Carter’s so they only hire the best! To see the best carpet cleaners visit the “Meet Your Technician” page. You’ll meet to some of the most kind, funny and incredible staff that Carter’s has ever had.

If you’re looking for the best carpet cleaner, you can end your search now. Carter’s quality and customer service is superior that’s why you should call today to schedule your cleaning. Call now, you’ll be glad you did.  916-933-7807.

DIY Carpet Stain Removal

Looking for some DIY carpet stain removal tips?  You’ve landed at the right place.  As professional carpet cleaners, Carter’s understands that people can’t call a professional every time a spill happens.  Carter’s gives helpful and safe advice for DIY carpet stain removal in between professional cleanings.  Spills happen, however, you can be prepared to remove stains when they occur.  Read on to learn how to remove stains with safe and simple household products.

White Cotton Towels for DIY Carpet Stain Removal

DIY Carpet Stain Removal

The first thing to keep on hand is a stash of clean, white cotton towels for DIY carpet stain removal.  Colored towels run the risk of transferring color to your carpet, hence it’s safest to stick with white.  Cotton is a very absorbent material and results in more moisture and stain removal power when doing DIY carpet stain removal.  If you don’t have white cotton towels on hand, you’ll be fine with plain white paper towels.  

Foam Shaving Cream for DIY Carpet Stain Removal

DIY Carpet Stain Removal

It may sound funny, but old-fashioned white foam shaving cream is great for DIY carpet stain removal.  Foam shaving cream is an air-filled soap and when used for stain removal it has the benefits of soap without the concentration.  Foam style shaving cream is a lot easier to rinse out of your carpet fiber than over the counter cleaning products. This means the shaving cream leaves less residue than most cleaning products, resulting in healthier carpet. You see, soap residue is something you don’t want in your carpet because dust and dander will stick to it.  Over time, spots cleaned with soapy cleaners become darker and look dirtier than before, thanks to sticky soap residue.  

Ready to remove some stains?  Foam shaving cream is best used for dry stain removal, like make-up or dry soils. First, get the stain damp with a moist towel.  Then spray some white, foam shaving cream over the spot.  Use the moist towel to rub the spot in a circular motion.  The shaving cream will slowly break down stain.  Next, mist the spot with a spray bottle of water or simply wipe the area with a damp towel.  You can repeat this process until the spot is removed. It may take several attempts.

White Vinegar for DIY Carpet Stain Removal

White vinegar is another safe household product that can be used for DIY carpet stain removal.  The vinegar does not leave a soapy residue (as mentioned above) and it can help with odor issues.  Typically a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water will safely clean up liquid stains like vomit or pet urine. Clean up as much of the stain as possible by absorbing any moisture with your clean, white towels.  Sometimes it’s easiest to cover the spill with your towel and stand on it.  After you’ve removed as much of the spill as you can, get your spray bottle of white vinegar and water.  Spray the affected area heavily.  Again, you’re going to use your white, cotton towels to remove the moisture. Continue to spray and remove with towels until you are satisfied.  The white vinegar will help neutralize possible odor and it won’t leave a residue. 

White Wine for DIY Carpet Stain Removal

If you ever need an excuse to buy a bottle of wine, here it is!  White wine can be very effective in DIY carpet stain removal of red wine stains.  For detailed instructions on DIY red wine removal, check out this blog post.  And if you enjoy red wine, make sure you keep a bottle of white on hand in case of a spill!

Steam Cleaning for Tile

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Carter’s El Dorado Hills location offers so much more than just carpet cleaning. The team at Carter’s also specializes in all types of hard surface cleaning, including steam cleaning for tile. Carter’s also offers a VLM (very low moisture) cleaning for your wood floors. These unique cleanings can really get your hard surfaces looking like new again.

Regular Tile Cleaning

Even with regular cleaning, grout lines can become discolored because soil settles into the tiny, porous holes in grout. A steam cleaning for tile will help remove soil by using steam and vacuum, which pulls the soil out of the porous grout instead of just moving it around.

Think about mopping your tile floors. You use water, cleaning solution and a mop to wipe the surface of the tile, but the mop doesn’t lift any of the soil that builds in the grout lines. That’s were steam cleaning for tile can make a significant difference in the look of your grout lines.

Steam Cleaning for Tile

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Steam Cleaning for Tile

It’s really the combination of the steam and vacuum that make the biggest difference with a steam cleaning for tile. High-pressure steam is sprayed into the porous grout lines to lift and loosen the soil. At the same time, vacuum pulls the water and soil out into a waste tank on the powerful Carter truck. Clean grout lines and sparkling tile will be all that remains!

Spring Tile Cleaning

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With Spring just around the corner, start thinking of steam cleaning for tile to get your floors back into shape! Keep in mind that Carter’s offers may types of steam cleaning services including carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning and even cement floor cleaning. The Carter team also has the knowledge to strip wax off wood floors and tile floors. Call now to find out what Carter’s can do for you, 916-933-7807.

Folsom Tile Cleaning

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Carter’s Carpet Restoration offers so much more than just carpet cleaning.  Did you know Carter’s is also know for the best Folsom tile cleaning?  They use the incredible power of steam in all their cleaning, which gently cleans away years of dirt and grime. 

Folsom Tile Cleaning

Tile Cleaning Folsom, Stone Cleaning Folsom
Tile Cleaning in Folsom

The best Folsom tile cleaning begins with pre-treatment and agitation. Pre-treatment is the application of the cleaning solution prior to the cleaning process. Giving the cleaning agent an appropriate dwell time is important because it allows the cleaning agent to begin breaking down soil and oils that build up in porous grout lines. Rest assured, Carter’s uses the highest quality cleaning products which are safe for your home and the environment.

After an appropriate dwell time, the agitation process beings. Sometimes grout lines will be hand agitated with a gentle bristle brush and other times a machine is used. Your technician will determine the best type of agitation for your unique situation. Soil content and tile type are the two largest factors in determining what type of agitation will work best for your tile surfaces.

Tile Cleaning Equipment

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Professional tile cleaning equipment.

After pre-treatment and agitation, it’s now time for your Folsom tile cleaning. In most situations your tile will be cleaned using a special tool that agitates with the power of steam. This tool is unique because it sprays high pressure steam and extracts with intense vacuum at the same time. This specialized Folsom tile cleaning tool is attached to the cleaning truck so all the soil is completely removed from your home, through the large blue hose, pictured above.  The smaller blue hose is the supply line, or the line that brings the steam off the truck. Very simply, the steam breaks up all the soil deposits then they are vacuumed up and washed away in the same instant.

A Folsom tile cleaning is a great way to improve the look of your tile surfaces because it removes years of built up soil. You can also change the look of your tile floors with a variety of sealants. Carter’s offers grout sealing, stone sealing, and grout color sealing. Each of these sealants offers different benefits for your Folsom tile cleaning.  Call Carter’s today to schedule a free estimate on Folsom tile cleaning.  916-933-7807.  You’ll be glad you did!

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