Do Bed Mattresses Double in Weight from Dust Mites?

While this highly publicized Wall Street Journal story was a bit over assumed, it’s brings to mind whether or not our bed mattresses should be cleaned regularly. Most people are allergic to dust mite feces, which accumulates over time in our beds, pillows and carpet. To reduce dust mites and their toxic poo, it’s advised to have your carpets, mattresses and furniture cleaned regularly.

Dust  mites live just under the surface where human dander is readily available. Steam cleaning your mattress flash floods the fabric while simultaneously  removing the moisture with soils, allergens and yes, dust mites.

Call EverClean Carpet Cleaning for free estimate on having your mattresses, furniture and carpets professionally cleaned. 615-379-3278

Pet Odor Removal from Carpet

Pet urine is one of the worst substances to have in your carpet. Not only is it an ugly stain, it also contains odor causing bacteria that live long after you apply a store bought cleaner.

When your dog or cat urinates on your carpet it rarely sits on top just waiting for you to clean it up. No, it absorbs through the carpet and into the padding where it sets up shop, literally. When pet urine goes into your carpet pad, urine salts begin to crystalize. Over time these urine crystals absorb moisture from the air, subsurface or anywhere possible. This process enables the bacteria to continue their life cycle, which is the cause of the pet urine odor.

Naturally, most people turn to store bought cleaners as a remedy to remove the urine stain and pet odors that come with it. The problem with store bought pet odor removal cleaners is that most of them only mask the issue. If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely cleaned the stain once or twice and yet it continues to return. This is because the dog urine in the pad re-evaporates to the surface as the salts find new moisture in the air. In short, the old pet urine needs to be removed from the pad either through subsurface extraction or enzyme applications.

Next to replacing your carpet and pad, there are two ways to rid the padding of the pet urine: subsurface extraction and enzyme treatment. Subsurface extraction involves saturating the contaminated area with strong disinfectants while using a special flood extracting tool to remove the solution from the carpet and pad. This method can also be accomplished with a lot of large cotton towls to extract the solution, but it’s messy and not as effective.

The second option involves saturating the contaminated area with a liquid enzyme substance. When the carpet and pad are saturated, the enzymes begin eating the odor causing bacteria and within a time of 4 to 14 days the pet odor bactria should be fully digested. At application, the area is to remain saturated until is fully dries. Cleaning the area afterwords is recommended. You can purchase enzyme cleaners and most local pet stores.

EverClean carpet cleaning uses both approaches to remove the most pet urine from your carpet. After flushing your pad, our expert technicians inject enzymes directly into the padding so you may walk on the carpet without getting your feet wet. Call today for a free dog urine pet odor removal estimate. 615-379-3278

Carpet Cleaning Health Concerns

Carpet cleaning involves many aspects of a persons physical health. From shoulder pain to back pain, a carpet cleaner can experience severe personal injury resulting from poor posture, chemical ingestion and repetitive motion. The carpet cleaning industry has a noticeable level of medical insurance claims, and knowing the causes might help Nashville carpet cleaners as well as DIY carpet cleaners avoid costly injuries. The article from clean fax gives and in-depth understanding of carpet cleaning do’s and dont’s.

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Steam Carpet Cleaning

Hot Water Extraction (Steam Carpet Cleaning) – EverClean and most Nashville carpet cleaning companies use hot water extraction, also known as steam carpet cleaning, as their cleaning method of choice. This method is preferred by most carpet manufacturers to maintain proper Indoor Air Quality, carpet appearance and warranty certification. Steam carpet cleaning is the most effective Nashville carpet cleaning method for two reasons: dilution and extraction. It is said that the solution to pollution is dilution.  This Nashville carpet cleaning method essentially flash-floods your carpet with extremely hot water while simultaneously extracting the moistened soils with a powerful vacuum. No other cleaning method reaches deeper and removes more soils than steam carpet cleaning. Most carpet manufacturers recommend a professional steam carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months to maintain factory warranty.