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August 2016

Five Reasons You Should Consider Protective Treatments

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Many carpets these days come with protective treatments that help resist a variety of forms of staining already applied. But what about those that don’t? What about your upholstery?

Ultimately whether you have protective treatments applied is up to you, but here are five reasons why you might want to:

  1. Your carpet and upholstery will look better and last longer when protected. Soils will release from the fibers much more effectively.
  2. Protective treatments make spots easier to remove. The easier a spot is to remove, the less detergent and/or agitation you will have to use. The less agitation you have to use, the less time it will take. When a protective treatment has been applied, many spots can be removed easily with just water.
  3. Protective treatments can help save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed. Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a knife. This damaging soil releases more readily from protected fibers.
  4. Protective treatments can make your next professional cleaning more effective. Having protector applied will enhance your next professional cleaning by allowing more soil to be removed.
  5. Protective treatment can help prevent permanent stains. Beautiful textiles can be ruined by an ugly stain. Protector will allow you to remove spots and spills more effectively, thereby helping you to avoid permanent staining.

A note about protective treatments:

Not all protective treatments are created equal. Likewise, not all treatments are good for all textiles. It’s not a one-size-fits-all sort of thing. If you plan on applying the treatments yourself, be absolutely certain you know what your carpeting or upholstery is comprised of AND that your treatment is one that is recommended for those materials. If you don’t know what materials you are dealing with or you are not certain if the treatment you have is safe for them, we strongly recommend that you ask a carpet and upholstery professional for advice before applying the treatment. For the best results, it is also important that your carpet and upholstery be thoroughly cleaned and completely dry before applying the treatment. Because of their deeper cleaning capabilities, it is probably a good idea to at least have a professional take care of this part.
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What to Clean When You’re Expecting

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So you find out that you are expecting a new baby! An exciting time in your life no doubt, however you may be wondering, what things do I have to avoid now that I’m pregnant? Is it still safe for me to clean my house? You will be relieved to know that most cleaning products are safe to use when pregnant, however it is still important to exercise caution.  Here are some tips that you can use if you are expecting:

  • Clean in well ventilated areas (open windows, doors, vents in bathroom, etc.)
  • Wear rubber gloves: it’s very important to protect your skin from the absorption of chemicals
  • Read the labels on the products you use
  • Try to go green: maybe make homemade cleaning products
  • Take off your shoes in the house: 85% of dirt in the home comes from shoes!
  • Don’t try to move furniture on your own
  • Never mix products like ammonia and bleach (this can make you sick)
  • Avoid cleaning your oven: the cramped space and fumes may be dangerous
  • Avoid spraying pesticides in the air: try using traps for bugs instead
  • Don’t get rid of mold yourself
  • Ask your partner or family members to help: team work makes the dream work!

If you follow these guidelines, you will have no problem in keeping your house tidy. Just remember to always exercise caution and if you’re not sure, ask your doctor.



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Benefits of an Enzyme Cleaner

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Many people who call our office own pets or have children and they tell us that they are concerned about odors or urine stains in their carpets. The first thing that we will recommend is an enzyme treatment.

You may be wondering, what is an enzyme? An enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction.

There are actually many benefits to using an enzyme cleaner. Enzyme cleaners eliminate the need to use harsh chemicals because the waste and odors that are deeply embedded in the carpet fibers are converted into carbon dioxide and water. An enzyme cleaner is beneficial for urine, food or drink and vomit. Another great thing about an enzyme treatment is that it keeps cleaning even after you have finished cleaning it. It is also non-toxic, hypoallergenic and non-corrosive which means it is safe for you, your family and your pets!

Blackburn Pro Cleaning has an enzyme cleaner that we use with wall to wall carpets, in your home and area rugs that we clean in our facility. Give us a call today and we can schedule an enzyme cleaning for you!