When you purchase anything new, you want it to last as long as possible—and this same thinking applies to your carpet. But if your carpet has to handle a lot of foot traffic, there’s not much you can do, right?
ProDry Floor Care specializes in carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning using an all-natural cleaning process, and they want you to know how you can extend the life of your carpet by keeping it clean:

• Take Off Your Shoes. Wearing your shoes while walking around on your carpet tracks in dirt, dust, and grime. This dirt gets ground down into your carpet and scratches the fibers of your carpet. The scratching wears away your carpet and dulls the color, making it still look dirty after you vacuum. If you feel the need t...

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Having a clean work area means much more than a sparkling, fresh building. Plenty of studies have shown that employees working in a clean and orderly office are positively impacted, which improves their productivity significantly.


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If you’ve decided to put your property on sale, you can make it stand out from the rest. You will need to de-clutter, do repairs, and get your residence cleaned up thoroughly. A prospective buyer will most likely notice your carpeting first when they enter your home; therefore, you need to focus on cleaning up your carpet as your first priority. Just by vacuuming, shampooing and grooming can make even an old carpet look fluffy and new.

Here are the steps you need to follow for cleaning up your carpet:

  • De-clutter the carpeted rooms which need to be cleaned. You can store the items either in a storage facility or in another part of your house.
  • Examine your carpet closely looking for problem areas like spots and stains.
  • To remove hardened stain from the carpet, spray a stain remover and leave in place the cleaning agent for the time period specified in the instructions. To absorb the cleaner along with the stains, blot the place with a rag. Repeat process until stain is removed.
  • Place ice cubes on the dented areas of the carpet underneath the furniture and allow them to melt completely.
  • Using a paper towel, blot the wet portions gently till no more moisture is absorbed.
  • Using a hand towel, remove the excess liquid. Then lay the towel over dented areas of the carpet and gently iron the towel for about a minute or so, focusing on the areas above the dent.
  • Remove all the dirt and dust by vacuuming the carpet before shampooing it, especially focusing on the corners and spaces where the carpet is adjacent to the walls, as well as the high-traffic areas.
  • Fill the exact amount of cleaning solution and water in your carpet shampooer as specified by the manufacturer.
  • Choosing the area farthest from the exit doorway, start shampooing the carpet. CAUTION: Insure you are making enough dry passes to remove as much water and detergent as possible. Excess detergent or water can create rapid resoiling or mildew issues.
  • Let the carpet dry up completely.
  • If any furniture got displaced during the procedure, return it to the room.

But hey, who really has time to do all this? Let the professionals at ProDry Floor Care handle this for you so that you can focus on all the other things required to get your house on the market!

When it comes to taking care of carpets, most people don’t think much past vacuuming and the occasional shampooing and/or steaming. However, what they don’t know is that these misconceptions can lead to harmful, expensive consequences for your carpet. To help protect the look and longevity of the carpet in your business, we’ve busted 3 of the most common myths about commercial carpet cleaning.

1.) “Our carpets are only a year old, we don’t need to clean them yet”

We hear this a lot, but one of the most common misconceptions about carpet care is that you don’t need to clean your carpet until it starts to look dirty. Unfortunately, by the time your carpet starts to show the effects of the dirt, dust,...

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Wood decks can be beautiful things, add value and enjoyment to your home. Unless they are ignored or neglected, of course.

Like any surface in your home, a wood deck needs some special care. While a lower-cost alternative to pavers, concrete and other hard surface materials, wood decks are very attractive, especially if you chose a color tone that matches your home and is one you enjoy.

But after a year or two, aging happens and dirt and grime accumulates. Stains as well. You start to wonder what you can do to bring back to life the deck you admired so much.

You can do quite a bit, actually. Just take a few minutes out of your busy schedule and put to practice these short, easy steps to revitalize your deck.

Wood deck maintenance tips

The fi...

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It’s that time of year when you start planning for family and friends to visit and, since you are hospitable, you start thinking of all the delicious meals, snacks and beverages you will serve them when they arrive.

Despite the very best attempts of you and your guests to keep things on the plate, in the bowl, in the glass and on the spoon or fork, the inevitable happens: Food or drinks spill, and for some reason they always spill on the carpet. Usually white carpet.

There is no need to panic, but there is a need to gather your thoughts, keep your cool and not overreact to the situation. That is difficult when you witness a full glass of merlot splashing onto your white, wool rug in the middle of the living room.

Your first reactio...

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DID YOU KNOW that choosing a wool carpet or rug for your home is both good news… and sometimes bad?

The good news is choosing wool, which is a high quality fiber but not really that popular because of the higher price, means your carpet or rug will last longer, look better and retain value.

The bad news is choosing wool means you won’t see as much dirt on it, and so you may not vacuum or clean it that often — which means your nice, wool carpet or rug may prematurely wear out.

Why is that?

Most consumers base their cleaning frequencies on appearance. That can be dangerous for any carpet or rug, or any surface, for that matter. With wool, the physical makeup of the fiber has the characteristic of hiding dirt, especially ...

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Humidity reactivates odors. Drink spills, pet stains, soil from shoes– they all have odor causing bacteria. They linger in your carpet, rugs, and upholstery until they are treated..

Urine problems have alkaline crystals that eventually dry up after several months. But when a humid day kicks in, you’ll smell the odor again. The odors can linger for years.What happens when you spill a drink like coffee? Sugars are embedded in the fibers. Tannin and dyes in the drink bond to the fibers as well.Misting a good spot cleaner on the stain and wiping with an absorbent cloth helps. But the stain REALLY needs to be treated.I suggest you purchase a small Bissell type spot machine available at most department stores. But remember, the s...

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Taking care of cleaning chores around the house is something homeowners have been doing since houses were invented. Not much thought goes into it other than it just needs done.

However, some specialized tasks, such as removing a spot from a carpet, getting rid of an irritating pet odor from the family dog or trying to find the best cleaning solution for those tough jobs can actually end up causing more harm than good.

Spot/Stain removal

When we find a stain on the carpet, there are two things we tend to do. The first is to put wayyyyyy too much cleaning solution on the spot, saturating it and even getting the padding wet. This just spreads the spot and causes problems in the future. The second is we tend to scrub way too long and way too...

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