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Signs that Your Carpet has Mold

Signs That Your Carpet Has Mold

Carpets can provide the ideal environment for mold to grow in. If your carpets get damp and stay damp for longer periods, mold can set in. The problem here, though, is that it’s usually in the underlying layers. You may not even see it.

Fortunately, as the premier carpet cleaners in Orlando, we know what to look out for. In this post, we’ll tell you how to detect mold in your carpets.

A Musty Smell

A musty odor is a sure sign that something is out of whack. As it isn’t a particularly nasty smell, it’s not likely to bother you that much. If you’ve lived with it for a while, you might even get used to it.

Visitors, however, will usually be able to pick it up quickly. (more…)

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How to Keep Your Carpet Clean If You Have Pets

Carpet Clean If You Have PetsIf you’re a dog or cat parent, it can be a challenge to keep your carpet clean. Pets can chew up your carpet and leave stains. Furthermore, they can leave hair, which can build up in your carpet. Fortunately, Dan Dan the Carpet Man is here to tell you, you don’t have to give up your pet to keep your carpet clean. Here are a few tips every pet owner can use to keep their carpet looking fresh.

Purchase Stain Resistant Carpet

Stain resistant carpet is always an excellent option. If you’re replacing the carpet, stain resistant is typically more resilient, and it can last much longer than normal carpet. Stain resistant carpet gives you a protective factor that is part of the fibers. In addition, it’s a great idea to have your professional carpet cleaner apply a protectant, such as DuPont Teflon carpet protectant, at each cleaning.

Scotch Guard or Dupont-Teflon(and the like)

If your carpet is a few years old, then it’s probably in your best interest to protect your carpet with a soil and stain repellant. This puts a protective guard on your carpet that will need to be repeated after a while. Reapplying the protectant with each cleaning helps the fibers maintain their structure and keeps additional stains from ruining your carpet. This process should always be done by a professional to make sure every fiber is treated properly.

Cleaning Pet Urine

Pet urine is one of the most frustrating things to battle when it comes to your carpet care. If you’re trying to get urine spots out of your carpet, it’s best to catch them as soon as possible. When you first see a spot, get several paper towels or a cloth and blot bystepping on the spot through the cloth. Then liberally apply 3% hydrogen peroxide (man-made fibers will NOT be harmed by this), and blot again. Repeat when dry as many times as needed. This allows you to pull up the urine, while waiting for your professional carpet cleaners to perform a cleaning.

Keep your Pet’s Nails Trimmed

Depending on the length of your pet’s nails they can cause damage to your carpet. When your pet gets excited and starts doing zoomies across your carpets, it can snag the strands of your carpet. Although it’s super cute when your pet does it, it creates an unraveling effect that leaves spots of your carpet bare. It’s also important to know when you’re trimming your pet’s nails; you use a pet file on them. Not only does trimming your pet’s nails protect your carpet, but it protects your hardwood floor as well. Dan, owner of Dan Dan the Carpet Man, has his animals (the kids left home, but their animals didn’t!) taken to the salon or vet since he is ever worried about that scary issue of cutting the nails too close and making them bleed.

Vacuum often, at least 2x weekly

Even if your pet doesn’t shed a lot, there will still be dander in your carpet. Dander can cause your carpet to get weighed down and have an odor to it. To prevent this from happening, you need to vacuum often. If you have high pile carpet, you need to use a vacuum for high pile carpet to ensure you get all the dirt and dander out. Then, at least every other time you should move furniture to ensure you’re vacuuming every spot of your carpet. This will also prolong the carpet’s life by removing particulates that damage the fibers by grinding them as they are walked on.

Steam Clean often

Getting your carpets steam cleaned often helps to disinfect and deodorize the carpet and cleans any dander, hair, or pet saliva that might have gotten embedded into the carpet. This also prevents premature wear of the carpet by removing contaminates that can break down the fibers if left present.Having your carpets professionally cleaned by a reputable company is the best route. Portable carpet cleaners should be avoided if truck mounted equipment can be used, based on the access of the property.

When you have pets, there are several steps in taking care of your carpet that can be implemented. Maintaining your carpet shows a reflection of your home and the pride you take in how clean it is. A clean carpet shows your guests how you take care of every aspect of your house and creates a happier and safer environment you, your family, and your pets.

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Why You Should Get Your Carpet Cleaned For Spring

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Have you ever wondered why people become so eager for spring cleaning and want to get their carpets professionally done? Besides, from the desire to rejuvenate their home after the winter months, why do people go to such lengths when it comes to their spring cleaning? Naturally, after spring cleaning, a home is cleaner, tidier, and ready to enjoy for the Easter holiday. However, there are a lot of other benefits to getting your carpet cleaned by Dan Dan the Carpet Man for an old tradition that goes beyond just a clean appearance. Here are some reasons why getting your carpet cleaned for the spring season can be so important.

Mental Health Depends Upon It

Whether you realize it or not, clutter is a significant factor in stress and anxiety. It can add unnecessary stimuli, which can potentially lead to feeling overwhelmed and that you’re out of control of your life. Also, it can distract you from your other responsibilities and make you inclined to blow it off since you seem like you have a never-ending task of chores. The worst part of it, it can stop you from being able to relax in your home. Clutter and seeing that your carpet is dirty can make you feel guilty for not taking better care of your home after you have invested so much time and money into it. Straightening things and getting your carpet cleaned is a vital part of spring cleaning for this reason.

Allergy Attacks Can Be Reduced or Eliminated

A spring carpet cleaning can help with major and minor allergy symptoms. During the holiday seasons, allergens, dust, and debris build up in your house. Then, it gets tracked throughout your house from the bottom of your shoes and gets blown in from open windows and doors. Now that these allergen particles have settled into your home, they can cause allergy symptoms once you breathe in the airborne particles, or when you sit on your furniture where allergens and other dust particles have landed.

Furthermore, spring cleaning serves as the best time to have your furniture, draperies, and carpets deep cleaned. A professional service such as Dan Dan the Carpet Man, won’t just get the surface dirt off but will clean below the surface where regular cleaning and vacuuming can’t get. Spring cleaning with the assistance of our professionals will create a healthier environment inside your home.

Hidden Issues Can Be Discovered

Spring cleaning can also help homeowners find hidden problems they may not have noticed before inside their house. When you begin your spring cleaning, you typically end up going into places in your home that you usually avoid during your daily cleaning routines. It’s expected during spring cleaning for people go into their attics, sheds, garages, and stuffy corners that haven’t seen the light in months; and find areas where issues may be lurking because they are rarely touched.

While you’re spring cleaning, you may find problems such as insects, animals nests, leaks, mold growth, foundation or wall cracks that need attention. The cleaning of these spaces is always a good reason to clean every year since it allows you to inspect all the tiny nooks and crannies in your home carefully. In addition, you will be able to handle any problems that can pose serious health and safety risks to the rest of your family.

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Types of mold that can occur in a home

Types of MouldOutdoors, molds play an important role in nature, helping break down and recycle dead organic matter, such as fallen trees. When they come indoors, however, problems may come with them. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), types of mold most commonly found inside include Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Alternaria. Stachybotrys chartarum, or black mold, is a bit less common but far from rare. Here’s a bit about each of these fungi:

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The Correlation Between Carpet and Indoor Air Quality

cat on carpetDespite its svelte appearance, carpet frequently bears bacteria, dust, allergens, and other perilous toxins that affect indoor air quality and could potentially make you sick.
It’s luxurious, it’s convenient, and it’s affordable. But if you’ve found yourself suffering from asthma or allergy related health problems as of lately – your carpet could be to blame. You spend countless hours vacuuming, swapping out air filters, and striving to keep allergens at bay, but your prudent efforts seem to be in vain. Chances are, when you wake up and make the trek across your house or apartment each morning, you don’t think twice about what’s hiding beneath the carpet. The reality is that many are unaware of the significant role carpet plays in determining the quality of indoor air, and ultimately lack knowledge of how to properly clean and maintain their carpet.

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What should one do once carpet is cleaned?

After a carpet is cleaned, several procedures must be implemented to protect and preserve the fibers. If you chose to work with Dan Dan the Carpet Man, you can cleanse every space in your home professionally, and keep each area in optimum condition. According to our award-winning service technicians, the process of caring for carpeting won’t be challenging if you invest in:

  • A deep cleaner
  • Chair mats
  • Spot cleaners

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Our Carpet Cleaning Options

We know that life can get dirty, and the carpets in our houses seem to constantly hold on to all that grim and dirt that gets tracked inside. With that understanding, our company offers three different levels of carpet cleaning. We are also really proud of the well-trained experts that will come out to do the carpet cleaning as they know exactly what to do when it comes to different types of carpets, the treatments needed for it to be clean, and how to give customers a quality service in a professional manner. Our three different levels (Good Samaritan, Hero, and Super Hero) provide specific services and can fit nearly any budget.
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How Often Should One Get Their Carpets Cleaned?

Clean carpets improve the aesthetics of one’s humble abode and can extend the lifespan of the fabric. Too frequent cleaning, however, can aggravate the natural wear and tear of the carpet and accelerate the decline of quality. Thus, a homeowner must strive for a balance in between never getting carpets cleaned and over-cleaning and, consequently, overpaying for it.
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