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Battling the Elements: Summer Allergies

carpet cleaning companySpring may be in the past, but allergies are not. Those who are still dealing with sniffles, watery eyes and sneezing may have summer allergies in addition to the spring allergies. We at Eco Friend Carpet Care feel for you.

Just like in the spring, pollen is the number one allergen in the summer. This is mostly because grasses and weeds pollinate in the summer. Taking a close second is mold and spores, which thrive in warm moist environments.

What does this mean for you? Well, a lot actually. If there is carpet in your home, it is likely that those allergens are hiding deep down in the fibers of your carpet which is why you seem to continue to suffer throughout the year. It is our goal to help minimize your discomfort with summer allergies by keeping your carpet clean and maintaining that cleanliness.

Here are a few other tips you can try in addition to what we can do for you.

1. Kill the fan – Fans stir up allergens. Those who cannot go without a fan should, at a minimum, move it away from a window.

2. Change air filters on a regular basis – By regular basis we mean once a month. This is especially a good idea during the months when the pollen counts are higher.

3. Wash or wipe pet feet – Strange maybe, but those feet have crevices that pick up pollen and other allergens. They are then tracked into your home and being dropped off right back into your carpets.

.4. Vacuum daily – Even if you have scheduled a visit from us or we have already come, vacuuming daily can help minimize allergens in the home. Keep your vacuum filters clean and replaced regularly.

5. Medications and physician visits – This is not medical advice, so do not interpret it that way. A visit to the doctor may be in order if the allergies are overwhelming. Be sure you have taken all other steps first as a doctor visit is never pleasurable.

We at Eco Friend want you to have an enjoyable summer. We also want you to have a summer free from unnecessary suffering. Contact us and let us show you how we can help.

Call the professional carpet cleaner at Eco Friend Carpet Care today (702) 768-4900 to schedule your next carpet cleaning and enjoy all the benefits that come with clean and sanitized carpets.

 

Pet Accidents: Getting Rid of That Funky Smell

If you want funk in your house, put on a George Clinton album. Funky odors coming out of your carpet however, are pet-accident-carpet-cleaningnot something you want in the house.

If something smells bad, the best thing to do is figure out what is causing the stink as quickly as you can. Calling a professional carpet cleaning company to schedule an appointment is the first step – in the meantime, there are a few things you can do to remove the odor yourself. Just remember, these are temporary solutions. Having a professional clean deep down into the fibers and padding beneath your carpet is the only way to truly remove the mess and the smell that comes with it.

Let’s talk about the most common cause of smelly carpets: Pet Accidents

If you have a pet in the house and it has an accident, the quicker you can clean it up, the less likely you are to have a set-in smell later.

First, you need to grab some paper towels and soak up as much of it as possible. Blot the area – DO NOT rub it in. Many retailers sell pet urine odor removers and if you have one on hand, this would be a good time to spray some on the area. Follow the directions on the bottle to avoid damaging your carpets.

If you find the smelly area after it has had time to dry into the carpet, using baking soda is an option. Sprinkle the powder liberally over the area. You can use a broom to lightly brush the baking soda into the carpet. Let the powder sit at least overnight. If you can stand it, two days delivers the best results. It does take a little while for the baking soda to absorb stuff.

If it’s better, but not gone after round 1, you can do another baking soda treatment. Baking soda is generally safe for all carpets…but it’s not a cure-all. Like we said in the beginning, calling in a professional is the best option as they are equipped with all the necessary tools and supplies to handle these things.

Eco Friend Carpet Care can get rid of the smells using green cleaning supplies that will not harm your carpet, you or your pets. We cover all of Clarke County. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be in touch.