A survey commissioned by the IICRC indicates that 81 percent of U.S. homeowners agree that the health of their family is directly related to the cleanliness of floors in the home. While a key component to improving air quality is eliminating carpet and rug odors, which in many cases requires regularly cleaning these surfaces, only 15 percent clean their carpet at least once a year.
According to the IICRC, the following four-step process is the best way to successfully remove odor from your area rug carpet or office carpet:
1. Remove the source of the odor, as practical (absorb liquids, scoop solids)
2. Thoroughly clean odor-affected surfaces and materials. Cleaning is basic to deodorizing
3. Treat the odor source with an appropriate odor counteractant (sanitizer, disinfectant, enzyme)
4. Seal restorable surfaces, such as subflooring, if practical
Many sources of odor, including pet urine and tobacco smoke, require specialized procedures and techniques and are best addressed by a certified professional.
To get your area rugs or commercial carpet done, give Blackburn Pro Cleaning a call at 860-443-5007!
Portions of this information was taken from iicrc.org (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)