It is kind of unsettling to see that all that dirt was in your carpet. When your vacuum looks full to the brim, it’s time to clean it out and here’s how to tackle it.
Remove the canister and empty the contents into the trash.
Take the canister apart, remove any stubborn dirt/fluff and rinse in warm water.
Check your filters and clean as needed. Some are washable so just rinse in warm water until the water runs clear, squeeze out the excess and let it air dry. (Check your manual for instructions on how to care for your filter.)
Check hoses for blockage. There should be one at the roller brush but also check where the dirt goes into the canister and the hose attachment.
Use a seam ripper to remove hair and string from the roller brush. Scissors would work as well.
Wipe the vacuum clean and wait 24 hours for its parts to thoroughly dry before putting it back together. If the filter is still damp after 24 hours, use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
After the vacuum is cleaned, lean it back up and turn it on for 30 seconds to run air through the system to loosen any potential clogs.
We all love our pets, but do you know what they bring into your home?
Saliva: A dog has at Least 20 species of bacteria in its mouth
All of these bacteria are left behind when your pet slobbers on your upholstery or rugs.
Pet waste: There are 20 million fecal coliform bacteria in a single gram of pet waste – urine or feces! These bacteria remain on rugs even after you clean up the waste.
Dander: An estimated 30 million Americans are allergic to animals with pet dander being the main cause!
Simply vacuuming may not get rid of all of the allergens.
Dirt: Studies show that dirt carries many different forms of bacteria and a square foot of carpet can harbor up to 1 pound of dirt!
Our rug cleaning system will deep clean your rugs, removing the places bacteria can hide.
The EPA recommends that homes with pets have their rugs and carpets professionally cleaned every 3 to 6 months for the most effective cleaning and removal of pet hair, odors, dander, and dirt or soil.
How can you keep your rugs and carpets clean when every time your door opens the deluge of snow and dirt wants to sneak in – in children’s shoes, on pets’ paws, on the feet of guests, and so on?! Here are some handy tips to help keep your rugs clean(er):
- Ban shoes in the house, or buy each family member a few pairs of house-shoes to change into. Set up a shoe rack at each entry, so shoes can be immediately taken off. Pick up some extra pairs in various sizes for guests, and hang a sign asking them politely to divest themselves of footwear before entering the main area of your home. Most people will cheerfully comply and understand.
- Have mats inside and out – one to stomp on outside the door to remove as much dirty snow as possible, and one inside for people to stand on while removing their footwear.
- Add runners down heavily trafficked areas in the home – from doorway to kitchen, in front of the couch, and down hallways. These will take the brunt of the dirt if someone forgets to take their shoes off.
- Set up a pen around the doggie door. Your pet can re-enter the home, but must stay on a rug covered penned area until you are able to snag a towel and wipe his or her feet off. No muddy paw prints on the clean carpet!
No matter how hard you try, the rugs are going to get dirty, so give us a call to help get them clean again.
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I would recommend them others.
I have used Area Rug Cleaning Co for 10 years now because they are terrific! I depend on them to clean my area rugs, as well as a couple of valuable oriental rugs. They always do a good job and I would never use anyone else. Their front office is wonderful too because everyone is welcoming and nice.
Ann Arbor , MI
In addition to our advanced Rug Cleaning Process and the other great services we offer, we also have the ability to create a Custom Rug Pad specifically designed for when oriental or area rugs are placed over carpeted floors or hard surfaces like wood or tile.
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I drive over an hour one way to utilize Wolverine Carpet Cleaning. Other carpet cleaning companies cannot reach the ground in dirt and dust; they only clean the top portion of the carpet. Wolverine is the only company in this area that has the ability to fully clean an area rug. My rugs come back in like-new condition, which has saved me from the cost of replacement.
Fringe cleaning and restoration of your area will help retain the value of your fine rugs. At Area Rug Cleaning Company in Ann Arbor, MI, our work is done on premises, by hand by one of our experienced rug care professionals. We put extreme attention to detail in the work we do to assure 100% customer satisfaction. Find out for yourself!
This mobile rug washing plant is going to the I.C.E. Conference and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada at the end of the month.
Included in this set-up are various rug dusters, wash tub, centrifuge, and rug hanging racks. Come on down and see us!
Moths and carpet beetles are a major concern when found in wool rugs. The damage is done when the moth is in the larvae stage. The larvae feed on protein (wool, silk, animal hair), lay eggs in the rug and the cycle continues.
If you suspect a moth infestation on your area rug, don’t hesitate to give us a call before the damage gets out of hand.
When cleaning up, discovering spills and messes can sometimes be alarming because they went unnoticed for several hours. If you have a stain from your New Year’s festivities that you can’t remove yourself, give us a call!