Are you neglecting one of your biggest investments?

What are the top 5 most expensive investments you own? 
Did you count your flooring?
After your home and possibly your car, your floors are one of the most expensive things you will purchase in your lifetime.
Are you performing the proper maintenance for such an expensive investment?

You wouldn’t think about going years without changing the oil in your car, but when is the last time you had your carpets professionally maintained? Has it been a while?
Did you know flooring manufacturers and even the EPA recommend professional carpet and floor cleaning a minimum of every 12 to 18 months? They do this because they know for their product to last, to perform like it was made to perform, and for the air quality at your home to stay at a high standard, regular maintenance is necessary.
If you’re getting close to the 1 year mark or more, you owe it to yourself and your family to call us today.

Call 941-301-9555 today!

The Benefits of Carpet

You know, carpet has been the victim of a lot of nasty rumors over the last few years. A lot of home improvement shows push hardwood floors as being a better alternative. Is that really true?

Below is an article we have found fascinating, as we love our carpeted floors, and many of our clients do too!

The Benefits of Carpeting To Your Home or Business

Carpet is an intelligent floor covering choice for your home or business. Carpet plays a very important, positive role to the total indoor environment.

  • Appearance-Carpet makes a room look better and it adds to the décor. Using color, patterns, and pile heights, you can create just the image you want for your home or business. Carpet fits into an indoor environment without having to dominate it.
  • Style – Color and appearance are part of how a décor is “fulfilled,” but carpet also can make a statement deeper than appearance. It can match a style. Through different fibers, different denier, different face weights, different pile heights, carpet truly can make a statement about a home or business. It allows individual or corporate expression.
  • Insulation -Carpet can help save energy. It is an important contributor to the insulation of the indoor environment. Ever gotten up in the morning and had to walk with your bare feet on a cold, hard floor? Carpet really does help keep the warm in, but just as importantly creates a psychological impression that the room is warm.
  • “Feel” – Have you ever tried to “curl up” in front of the fireplace on a hard surface floor? Carpet feels so good. It’s soft, it’s easier on the feet, and it provides a “softer feel” to the whole indoor environment.
  • Acoustics – Carpet eliminates the echo chamber effect. It collects and dampens noise. It absorbs sound and creates a quiet, more controlled, peaceful atmosphere.
  • Safety -Everyone reading this article has at one time or another slipped on a hard surface floor. Try to slip on a carpet. It’s hard to do. Carpet provides a safety barrier that just can’t be ignored, especially in a commercial environment. Besides, if someone does trip and fall, a carpet is a lot softer place to land than a hard floor.
  • Professional Image -Carpet makes a statement about a home or company’s image. It provides a formal, warm contribution to the indoor environment.
  • “Concealability” -Carpet is made to hide and conceal dirt, soil, and other spilled and tracked materials better than other floor covering alternatives. The construction of carpet fiber allows it to conceal soil and spills. Other floor covering alternatives require immediate maintenance when soil is tracked or liquid is spilled.
  • Ease of Maintenance -One of the most frustrating things a carpet cleaner hears is from people who think carpet is more expensive to maintain than hard surface floors. Anyone who has ever been responsible for the professional upkeep of a tile, stone or hardwood floor knows that is not the case. Equipment, cleaning agents, systems and training are available that make a carpet easy to maintain in all types of indoor environments. Add to the fact that carpet cleaning can be both by interim maintenance “appearance” methods for the short run (such as low moisture encapsulation cleaning) as well as restorative methods for appearance, wearability, and health, in the longer run (truck mounted hot water extraction cleaning). Carpet can be maintained at an excellent appearance and health level.
  • Collection And Filtration Center -Carpet acts as a filter in the indoor environment. It filters airborne soiling and pollutants from the airspace. That is a major advantage of carpeting. No other home or business furnishing does a better job of collecting and filtering soil and pollutants whereby they can be properly and completely removed and taken away by periodic professional hot water extraction cleaning. Carpet prevents the migration of pollutants and bio-contaminants throughout the indoor environment. Hard surface floors do not capture pollutants and contaminants. Carpet is a positive indoor filter and collection center. When properly maintained by professional hot water extraction cleaning, it contributes to a healthier indoor environment.

Extending Your Carpets Life

You’ve probably found that it’s easier to maintain something on a regular basis than to let it go too long and then try to take care of it.
This applies to a lot of things: your health, your finances, and yes, cleaning your home.

Below are some tips to extend your carpet life. If you can keep those traffic areas from wearing out too quickly you can get many more years out of your carpet. Not only does this save you the expense of new carpet, more importantly it saves you the time and hassle of having your floors replaced too soon.

Tips for Extending Carpet Life
Normal household dirt and dust is abrasive to your carpet. Frequent vacuuming not only keeps your carpet cleaner, it significantly reduces wear and tear (cause by abrasive soils) in traffic areas. A quality, well maintained vacuum cleaner can make this job a snap.

Adopt a “no shoes” policy in your home. Not only do shoes track in dirt from the outside, they can be very abrasive to your carpeting. House slippers or socks are the best way to go.

Strategic placement of durable scuff mats or area rugs (ideally not on top of the installed carpeting) adjacent to the highest traffic areas can help keep your carpet cleaner and may help to reduce uneven wear patterns. Using carpet remnants on top of your carpeting will cause the carpet to wear faster, as the rough backing on remnants is highly abrasive.

Cleaning up spots and spills: Avoid using home remedies or cleaners not formulated for carpeting. Many cleaning agents contain detergents or other chemicals that can actually “set” a stain or cause color loss.

The first thing to do is to remove any excess liquid and/or matter from the carpet by blotting with copious amounts of paper toweling or with a shop vac. Apply a small amount of spotting agent to a clean white terry towel and then work from the outer edges of the spill towards the center to prevent further spreading.

Do not rub excessively or use a brush as permanent fiber distortion can result. Once removed blot dry the area as much as possible after treatment and air dry or simply place a pile of paper toweling over the area and weigh down.

To eliminate oily soils and maintain a healthy home schedule professional carpet cleaning at least once a year – more often if you have kids or pets. Cleaning on a regular basis will significantly extend the life of your carpet. Carpet protector, like Scotchgard, gives your carpet a protective layer that helps protect against wear.

Remember, as a rule of thumb, it’s easier to maintain your carpet than to restore it. Always insist upon a certified professional technician.

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