This Is The Best Time To Save On Carpet Cleaning

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Did you know that this time of the year is traditionally the slow season for carpet cleaners?  If you are trying to save some money, but still need or would like to have clean carpet.  Now is the time!  After the holidays people are usually trying to start the new year, hold on to those new years resolutions and pay off the debts they incurred Christmas shopping.  However if your a smart shopper and are looking for the best price.  Now is the time to get your carpet cleaned.

Is this sounds like you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at One Call Carpet Cleaning, 760-504-6608.  We’d be happy to give you a free quote and clean your carpet at a much lower cost than we would any other time during the year.

 

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The Carpet In Your Home Is An Air Filter

 

Your Carpet Filters Dirt And Whatever Is In The Air!

Your Carpet Filters All Of The Air In Your Home

Did you know that the carpet in your home is the biggest air filter you have?  Please check out this article how this is so,

When you were selecting the carpet in your home, you may not have thought much about how carpet contributes to your family’s health and well-being. Perhaps you were thinking style, color, and durability. However, one of the greatest, but often overlooked benefits of carpet is its contribution to healthier indoor air quality.

Your carpet is the biggest filter in your home. Just like your air conditioning filter that filters out airborne soils that pass through it, your carpet does the same thing. And during the fall and winter months when your windows are rarely opened, it becomes a bigger issue.

Carpeting absorbs tracked in soil like dirt, asphalt, pollens, insecticides, bacterial matter, and fungus. This can be clearly seen with “filtration soiling”. The black lines that appear on light colored carpet around the base boards, under the doors and around cool air returns is called “filtration soiling”.

The filtering process that your carpet provides keeps those soils from becoming airborne. These soils are trapped in the carpet. They are then removed with regular vacuuming and regular professional cleaning.

If you do not clean your carpet on a regular basis, the filter becomes full. Would you leave your air conditioning filters for years on end without replacing them or cleaning them? No. The cleaning industry at large has not done a good job of educating the public about these kinds of issues; therefore many consumers are uninformed of the impact.

Not maintaining your carpet not only leaves it exposed to permanent traffic area damage and permanent staining, but it contributes to an unhealthy indoor environment.

 

Give us a call at One Call Carpet Cleaning and we’ll help you make the air in your home as clean at it can be.  By regularly changing your air filters and maintaining your carpet through periodic cleaning you can insure the air in your home is healthy for your family.  Give us a call today at 760-504-6608

Help For Your Area Rugs!

When a rug is on a hardwood or tile/stone floor, it is essential to have the right rug pad underneath. The floor may experience harm from rug scratches and furniture indentations and the dense pad will prevent this from happening. The best rug pads for hard floors are ones that are either a solid felt or a felt and natural rubber combination.

When a rug is walked on, there is pressure to push through the rug and hit the floor. A quality rug pad will act as a barrier amid the carpet and the floor to prevent any scratching from the back of the rug to the floor. Therefore, the carpet pad ought to be solid as opposed to one with holes in it. The more solid and dense the pad, the better the shelter to the hardwood floor.

For rugs that do not tend to slip, a 100% felt jute pad is excellent. This is dense sufficient to protect the floor from scratches and indentations. Make sure that the felt rug pad is a “40 ounce” type, referring to the amount of fiber there is per square yard of pad. The higher the ounce, the more dense the carpet pad. If the rug have a tendancy to slip, then a felt and natural rubber rug pad is ideal. Here, the key is to make sure it is natural rubber as opposed to the chemical sprays that look and feel like rubber but in truth could gravely hurt the floor.

I have a lot of customers tell me that their pad stuck to their floor and it cost them a lot of cash to re-finish the floor. The type of pad that does this is an open weave waffle looking pad. It may look and feel like rubber but it in truth is a plastic or nylon pad that has a chemical spray employed to it. This chemical is what transfers to the floor and leaves an imprint of the rug pad right on the floor. Hard wood, natural stone and glazed tiles all are at risk from the adhesives in these types of non slip pads. Real rubber does not injure the floor and a felt and natural rubber carpet pad will prevent slipping and protect the floor.

Felt pads or Nomuv non skid pads are available at most Flooring stores, The Home Depot etc.

What kind of rug pad do you use?

Rug pad that could cause damage to your flooring!

Another potentially bad choice

Nomuv premium carpet padding

This is a premium carpet pad that will not damage the flooring underneath it.

 

No potential damage to your flooring

The right pad!

Water To Clean Carpet, Ramona, Poway, Escondido, Lakeside, El Cajon And Julian

 

Water To Clean Your Carpet

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On a regular basis we get calls from perspective customers asking me if we use water to clean carpets, and if so how much?  We usually tell people that the amount of water we’ll need depends a great deal on how dirty they’re carpet is.  The dirtier the carpet the more water is needed to get it clean and rinsed out well.  That’s the facts plain and simple.  We believe that it’s important to flush carpet out with water while cleaning.  This is of course after Pre Spraying the carpet you are cleaning.  When we clean someone’s carpet we not only Pre Spray the bad areas but we Pre Spray all of the carpet .  That includes closets, as well as areas that do not appear to be dirty.  Why do we do this?  Because even if you vacuum your carpet on a regular basis there is still a certain amount of soil in your carpet.  Pre Spray is designed to loosen that soil up so when we come through and extract your carpet then the soil is loose and easy to extract and therefor removed.  Our Goal is that your carpet will be as clean as it can possibly be.   Our reputation is on the line with every job we do.  That’s why we make sure that every job we do is done right the first time.

What does Pre Spray your carpet mean?  Pre Spray means that when we come to your home or office to clean your carpet we first Spray high end carpet cleaning solution all over your carpet.  Paying attention to problem areas but also spraying the carpet that does not appear to be dirty.

What does Extract mean?  Extract is when we are using our wand or other equipment to spray cleaning solution down on the carpet and picking it up simultaneously.

The reason we are able to use more Water than a lot of other carpet cleaners is because we have high end equipment.  The things you want to know about your carpet cleaners equipment is whether it’s strong enough to give high heat and strong suction or CFM’s.  This is what is required to clean and flush the soil and contaminants out of your carpet.

Give us a call today and see the difference One Call Carpet Cleaning will make when you need your carpet cleaned right the first time, 760-504-6608

22 Spring Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning Tips, For Our Customers In Ramona, Poway, Escondido and Julian

 

Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Carpet

1. Vacuum your carpet on a regular basis. Vacuuming is crucial to the life of your carpet and it can improve indoor air quality when used with the proper filtration.

2. Remove spots immediately. The longer a spot remains on the carpet fibers, the better chance there is of it becoming a stain – and stains are harder to remove.

3. Do not use too much detergent, spot remover, or shampoos. This can result in residual remaining in the carpet.

4. Determine whether a stain is water based or oil based. This will help you decide the type of cleaner you need to remove the carpet stain.

5. When using an unfamiliar carpet cleaning solution, test it on the carpet in an inconspicuous spot first.

6. Start with the mildest cleaning solution you can for cleaning your carpets or removing stains. Use only stronger cleaning solutions for tough to remove carpet stains.

7. Always neutralize high alkaline or acid cleaners after use.

Coffee Stain on Carpet

Coffee Stain On Carpet

8. Try not to scrub or brush a stain too hard. This can drive it in deeper and loosen the carpet fibers. Always blot or dab a stain or spot.

9. Never over wet a carpet or rug. This can lead to carpet shrinkage and/or adhesion problems.

10. A homemade carpet cleaning solution can be made with 1/4 teaspoon of dish soap to 1 quart of water. Be sure the dish soap does not contain bleach or lanolin.

11. Lemon juice without any added ingredients can remove some stubborn carpet and rug stains.

12. Always allow a carpet cleaner to sit on a spot or stain for 10 minutes or so before trying to remove it

13. When rinsing or cleaning with water or a homemade water solution, use hot water instead of cold.

14. A homemade carpet cleaner can be made from clear household ammonia. Try 1 teaspoon of ammonia with 1/2 cup of water. Do not over saturate the carpet or you’ll get the carpet backing wet underneath.

15. Apply water to the carpet before and after most spot cleaning situations unless the stain is ink.

16. Rinse the area well after cleaning it to be sure all the cleaning solution is gone. You can use a dry wet vac to help suck any soap residue and moisture out of the carpet fibers once the stain is removed.

17. Do not allow a treated area to dry to slowly. This can allow the carpet to become soiled again or can promote mold or mildew.

18. Verify the type of carpet you have before tackling a stain. The carpet type will determine a specific cleaning technique as well as a cleaning solution.

19. You cannot clean carpet with water alone. It will not fully remove the contaminants from the carpet fibers or padding.

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20. Never use heat from a hair dryer or iron to dry a carpet stain. This can result in permanently sealing the stain.

21. When dealing with a stubborn stain, it can be best to call in a professional carpet cleaner before making it worse or damaging your carpet.

22. Give us a call at One Call Carpet Cleaning and we’ll help you with your Spring Cleaning needs, 760-504-6608

More Carpet Spotting Tips, Ramona, Poway and Escondido

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Carpet Spotting

Read these tips for help, or call us at One Call Carpet Cleaning 760-504-6608 and we’ll do the work for you.

Spot Removal Steps

Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or or white paper toweling (no printing).

Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully.

Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.

Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.

Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot in order to absorb as much as possible, and repeat if necessary.

Continue using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions if the first solution removes the spill.

Be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. After the spill has been completely removed, rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not completely removed. Apply a one-half inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed.

A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to accelerate drying time. For more detailed information on a specific spill, please search on the pull-down menu at right. Many fiber manufacturers provide a toll-free cleaning assistance and advice (consult your warranty).

Wool Wisdom

One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is removal of spots and spills. Acting quickly when anything is dropped or spilled, and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand are of the utmost importance. We recommend a “WoolClean Spot Removal Kit,” which can be purchased from a Wools of New Zealand Partner Retailer. Call 800-367-0462 or check the Wools website at www.woolsnz.com for the Partner Retailer nearest you.

Frequent vacuuming is a wool carpet’s best friend.

  • An upright vacuum with a beater bar/brush is the best type for cut pile carpet. A suction-only vacuum may be required for loop pile Berber carpets to prevent excessive fuzzing. Vacuum cleaner dust bag should be emptied when half full.
  • Exercise prevention maintenance by placing absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or launder when these mats become dirty. Filters in your heating and air conditioning systems should be changed regularly.
  • Periodically clean traffic lanes and the areas in front of frequently used chairs with an absorbent powder (such as Host®, Dri-Matic® or Capture®).
  • Keep absorbent cloth or paper towels and cleaning solutions on hand for quick response to spills and accidents.
  • DO NOT apply stain repellent treatments which contain any silicone as they tend to accelerate carpet soiling. (Some carpet manufacturers do not accept responsibility for complaints where such treatments have been used.) When having your wool carpet professionally cleaned, use a “WoolCare Specialist” certified by Restoration Industry Association.

Basic Rug Care

Rugs deserve the same care as wall-to-wall carpet and, in some cases, require special attention.

  • Washing rugs — If your rug is small and the label says “machine washable,” shake the rug outside first and then put it in the washing machine at the recommended temperature. Use warm water (90 to 105 degrees) and a mild detergent. Tumble your rug dry at the lowest heat setting.
  • Beating larger rugs — If your larger rug is easy to pick up, shake it outside first; then put it over a clothesline and beat it. Next, take the rug inside and vacuum it. If the label says dry clean only, then roll it up and take it to a professional rug cleaner. Save time and aggravation by calling first to see if the cleaner does rug cleaning — many do not.
  • Vacuuming area rugs — Area rugs with fringe require special technique. Use gentle suction and start from the center of the carpet, vacuuming toward the fringe and being careful not to catch the strands in the beater bar. Lift the carpet edge to vacuum beneath the fringe.
  • Caring for Oriental, Turkish or Persian rugs — Clean imported rugs according to your carpet manufacturer’s specifications or bring in a professional cleaning service. Be gentle with fringe. For heirloom-type rugs, you need professionals.
  • Call One Call Carpet Cleaning and with any questions you may have or have us clean your carpet for you.  760-504-6608

Hot Water Extraction, 10 Steps For Success, Poway, Ramona and Escondido

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    • Remove portable furniture
      • There are certain pieces of furniture that may not need to be removed from the room.
      • These are very heavy pieces and pieces that sit on the carpet and are never moved.
      • If these are wooden, then it is best to vacuum well around them and then clean close to them with a small hand attachment that comes with the machine.
      • It is best not to clean right up to the edge of these large wooden pieces of furniture, as damp carpet fibres can draw the wood stain out from the bottom of the piece and permanently stain the carpet.
      • If you can totaly empty the room of furniture, brilliant. If not, then try to split the room into 2 halves and clean one half first and then move the remaining furniture into that half.
      • If the furniture is wooden, then you will need to keep it lifted off the carpet, so as not to stain the carpet. There are little polystyrene cubes for this purpose, or silver paper squares to isolate furniture from damp carpet.
    • Pre-vacuum
      • Now it is always best to use an upright vacuum if you have one, especially one with a rotating brush and beater bar.
      • Not only does this clean the carpet of most of the dry soil, but it also helps to lift the pile into an upright position, which enables the extraction machine to clean the pile the most thoroughly.
      • After you have vacuumed the carpet along the room, then vacuum across the room, and always spend plenty of time on the traffic area’s. That is the area of the carpet that is soiled the most.
      • There are many great vacuums out there to choose from.
    • Pre-spot
    • Inspect the carpet for any marks that appear to be stains.Use carpet stain remover and a white cloth, to remove spots and stains.
      (Always read the instructions, and don’t apply for longer than recommended)
    • Apply a small amount to the cloth and press down lightly on to the mark, hold the cloth there for a minute or two and thencheck to see if any of the mark has transfered on to the cloth.
    • If there is transfer, then repeat the process until the mark has gone.
        • Pre-spray
          • To do this you can either buy special carpet cleaning pre-spray or if you have a small pump-up spray bottle, then prepare a bottle full of the carpet cleaning solution that you will be using.
          • Lightly spray this carpet cleaning solution on to the traffic area’s of the carpet.
          • There is no need to spray area’s that have been under sofa’s or lightly soiled area’s.
        • Dwell time
          • Read the instructions on you carpet cleaning solution container, it will tell you how long to leave the solution to work before begining to clean the carpet.
          • This is like leaving your washing to soak for a while before starting your washing machine, it helps to break down the soil and loosen it from the carpet fibres.
        • Agitation
          • Professional carpet cleaners have electric power brushes that will agitate the carpet, again to break down the soil and loosen it from the carpet fibres.
          • Some of these hot water extraction hire machines have small agitation brushes on them, and so this part will take place as you clean the carpet.
          • If your machine does not have these agitation brushes, then an old fashioned carpet rake will do the job.
          • Work along the room and then work across the room, then the carpet is ready for you to clean.
        • Extract
          • This is the main part of the Hot Water Extraction process.
          • If the hot water extraction machine has water heaters on it then you can fill it with warm water and leave it to reach the correct temperature.
          • The right temperature for cleaning is going to depend on the type of carpet you are cleaning.
          • Wool carpets need to be cleaned with water that is only hand hot.
          • Man made fibre carpets can be cleaned with water at a higher temperature, between 40 and 70c

       

          • Check the instructions on the carpetcleaningsolution container for the exact temperature to use for the particular carpet you are cleaning.
          • If you do not have a thermometer to check the temperature then it is best to just use water that is hand hot.
          • As you draw the carpet wand towards you, spray the hot water and solution on to the carpet and then extract it.
          • You will notice the carpet fibres changing from that dirty shade to a clean shade.
          • But you will have to experiment with how quickly to draw the wand towards you.
          • The slower you draw it the more soil that will be removed.
          • But the carpet will be wetter the slower you work.
          • After 2 or 3 passes with the hot water extraction carpet cleaning wand, take your finger off the spray switch and make a few passes just vacuuming the carpet.
          • This will help to dry the carpet out quicker.
          • Use the hand tool to clean around the edges of the room, to make sure you do not scratch the skirting boards.
          • This hand tool is also able to remove any draught marks that are on the carpet fibres by the skirting board.
          • You might need to spray directly on to these draught marks and use a small brush to agitate them, to be able to remove all of them.
        • Carpet rake
          • When you have completed the Hot water extraction process, you will notice wand marks over the carpet.
          • To remove these the carpet needs raking, so that the pile is pointing in the same direction.
          • It is best to rake the carpet towards the door you will use to leave the room.
        • Carpet drying
          • If you have followed the steps suggested in this carpetcleaning method your carpet should be dry by the next day.
          • If you need the carpet to be dry before the next day, there are a few things you can do to aid the drying of the carpet.
          • Professional carpet cleaners use air movers or large fans and some times de-humidifiers to aid the drying of the carpet.
          • So when hiring your machine check whether the company hires out air movers and de-humidifiers.
          • Turn the heating up and open your windows and doors, the heat helps the moisture to evapourate and changing the air inthe room helps the air to hold more moisture.

       

       

        • Return portable furniture
          • It would be best if you can leave returning the furniture until the carpet is perfectly dry.
          • But if you need to replace the furniture whilst the carpet is still damp, you will need to isolate the furniture from the carpet.
          • Wooden furniture can lose some of it’s stain, and metalfurniture can begin to rust, neither of these do you want transfering to your carpet fibre.
          • Professional carpet cleaners use either polystyrene cubes or silver paper squares to place under the feet of the furniture, to isolate them from the carpet.
          • These can be removed a day or two later when the carpet is perfectly dry.
          • It is best to have two people to lift furniture back in to the room, rather than one person dragging the furniture back in, as this can damage the carpet.
            If you follow all of these 10 steps to Hot water extractioncleaning of your carpets, you will have achieved an extremely thorough clean of your carpet.
             To maintain your carpet, it is important to vacuum regularily, as this will prevent a build up of dry soil.This dry soil, especially sandy or gritty soil can damage the carpet fibres and cause the carpet to wear out quickly.
        • Call us at One Call Carpet Cleaning to get an appointment and we’ll follow these steps to give you the cleanest carpet possible, 760-504-6608

Carpet Care And Maintenance, Poway, Escondido, Ramona

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The information below is from Shaw Floors.  Who is Shaw Floors?  The number one carpet manufacturer in the United States.  Here is what they say about carpet maintenance and how you should clean your carpet.

Protect your carpet color

In addition to frequent vacuuming, its important to clean your carpet on a regular basis. Cleaning systems will remove the oily, sticky soil that vacuums can’t take out, and will help keep your carpet looking great over time.

Cleaning systems target the soils that result from cooking vapors, air pollution, and tracked-in dirt. The particles of oily soil deposited on carpet fibers can cause gradual but significant dulling of colors. The color isn’t lost, but is hidden under the film. If this type of soil is allowed to accumulate, it begins to attract and hold the dry soil.

Get on a cleaning schedule

If carpet is cleaned before it becomes too unsightly, the cleaning chore will be easier and more successful. Carpet in a typical household should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months, depending on the number of residents and amount of activity.

Choosing the proper cleaning system is important. Some systems may leave residues which accelerate re-soiling and defeats the whole purpose of cleaning.

Shaws choice: Hot water extraction

Research indicates that the hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as “steam cleaning,” although no steam is actually generated. The process consists of applying a cleaning agent into the carpet pile and using water in the extractor to recover the used solution and soil.  This can be done from a truck-mounted unit outside the home with only the hose and wand brought inside or by a portable system brought into the home.

 

Professional advantages

Professional carpet cleaners are a great choice for your floor. Their cleaning equipment has more extraction power than the rental units available to individuals, and the carpet should dry more quickly. True professionals also understand the equipment, know the proper cleaning agents for the situation at hand, and recognize the differences in fibers and carpet construction.

Locate a professional carpet cleaner

One Call Carpet Cleaning is a locally owned and operated professional carpet cleaning service that uses Hot Water Extraction / Steam Cleaning to clean your carpets and make them look as good as new.  Give us a call today and see the difference, 760-504-6608

What about spot and stain removal?

Shaw’s R2X Stain and Soil Remover is the only carpet cleaning product with the endorsement consumers have trusted for more than 100 years: the Good Housekeeping Seal. Because of our patented process, it’s even easier to use than most spot cleaners.  Our recommended spotting product also has the Wool Safe Certificate of Accreditation and the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval. Routine spot removal- research has shown that many products sold for do-it-yourself spot removal clean poorly and their residues attract soil on the cleaned area rapidly afterward. The Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval program tests and certifies products that meet stringent standards and thus clean effectively, without damage to your carpet.

Give us a call today 760-504-6608

Carpet Spotter’s, Are They Safe For Your Carpet, Furniture And FAMILY?

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Jan 26 2012

There are many cleaning agents you can choose for carpet and rugs.  There are hundreds of different products all claiming to be the best.  So which ones are safe? I’m sure you’re concerned about the safety of your carpet.  But even greater, you’re concerned about the safety of your family.  I’ll give you the basics on both.

NEVER use this on carpet or rugs…

First, chlorine bleach products should NEVER be used on carpet or rugs.  This is one of the chemicals that’s not only harmful to the fiber, but also harmful to the person applying the chemical.  Bleach is much more harmful than most people think. Did you know some cleaning agents could actually cause a stain to be permanent?  For instance, some high PH spot removers can cause a pet stain to permanently set into a fiber?

To make sure you’re applying the right cleaning agent, use a neutral PH spotter.  Or, choose a spot removal agent designed specifically to treat pet stains. Many types of carpet cleaning shampoo can leave a sticky, soil-attracting residue in the fiber.  In particular, the types of shampoo that foam up and are scrubbed into the fiber are the worst culprits.  These cleaning agents are often laced with “optical brighteners” to temporarily make the fibers look better.  But in the long run, they ruin the fibers.  And even worse, the soil that accumulates isn’t good for your indoor environment. Keep the use of solvents to a minimum.

There are indeed some solvents that may be used to remove oils in extreme soil instances.  These include amyl acetate (in nail polish remover), rubbing alcohol, and odor-less mineral spirits.  But be WARNED! These solvents should be used at a minimum.  After cleaning, the area should be rinsed with water and extracted.

Are professional cleaning agents safe?

Some are.  The most dangerous equation here is typically the technician cleaning your carpet.  If the technician in your home is poorly trained, you could be in for trouble. It is suspected the disease Kawasaki Syndrome has been brought on by improper carpet cleaning methods.  The disease affects small children.  This is suspected to sometimes occur by the use of an excessive amount of high PH cleaning agents followed by very little rinsing of the fibers. Many cheap portable cleaning machines can’t rinse high PH cleaning agents properly. For your utmost safety, we always clean your carpet with the safest cleaning agents possible.

After cleaning, we make sure your carpet is left in a PH balanced state.  We use some of the best professional grade equipment available.  In addition, we are FANATICS about rinsing your carpet. Our technicians understand the importance of rinsing and performing extra dry passes to insure your carpet dries quickly.  This is safer for your family and also prevents the possibility of spots returning later.

Give us a call at One Call Carpet Cleaning, 760-504-6608 and we’ll clean your carpet and make sure that we leave no soap or residue left when we are finished.

2012 Is Here

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Happy 2012!

Here at One Call Carpet Cleaning we hope you had a great 2011.  It’s been a tough economy but despite that we are very grateful to all of you for choosing One  Call  Carpet Cleaning and hope that you will continue to use us in 2012.

We put a great deal of effort into providing great service at a fair price.  We know how hard earned your money is and we try and give you the most for it.

Give us a try today and see what great results we can give you for all your Carpet, Upholstery and Tile cleaning needs.  760-504-6608

Happy New Year to you from us at One Call Carpet Cleaning

Christmas Is Almost Here

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Merry Carpet Cleaning Christmas

Christmas is almost here.  We are working hard here at One Call Carpet Cleaning to make sure that all of our customers new and old get the service they need before Christmas and New Years.

Give us a call today and we’ll make your Christmas a a clean one.

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Holiday Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning At The Last Minute

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Pilgrims at Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you know that we are understanding of your last minute needs to get a room or even your whole house carpet and upholstery cleaned before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We are giving our days extra time if needed to make sure that everyone who needs service gets it.  So give us a call today, tonight or whenever and get scheduled to get whatever you cleaned so you can be on your way to a great 2011 Holiday Season.

Thank you all for your business.  My family and I really appreciate it very much.

The Thomas Family

One Call Carpet Cleaning

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Emergency Treatment For Your Expensive Area Rugs

In this post we’ll discuss what to do with your Oriental Rug in the the event of a spill, pet accident, or flood.

 

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Spills and Pet Stains

1. Whether it is wine, coffee, coolaid, urine, paint or whatever, the first step is to remove as much of it as possible from the rug- as soon as possible. Paper towels work well. Keep blotting until you have got as much out as possible.

2. After blotting, many spills will require diluting. If it is clear that much of the spilled substance is still in the rug, dilute it with water (assuming that the substance is water soluble)- as much water as necessary. That may mean a half cup for a small spill or it may mean a quart of water for a major spill. Don’t get the rug sopping wet unless you need to.

Please note that some rugs have unstable dyes that may run if you put water on them. But they are a small minority of all rugs. Sometimes you simply must take a chance.

3. Now back to blotting. Get as much out as possible.

4. If the rug has become wet in the process, you needn’t panic. Chances are that it can stay wet for at least several days without harm. Still, you will have to manage the wet rug and promote drying. If the rug is quite wet, you may have to elevate it to promote air circulation under it. You might just stuff some wadded up newspapers under it. You may wish to play a fan on the rug to circulate air.

5. If the rug is still stained after all your efforts, consider taking it to a professional rug washer as soon as you can. Very often spills come out in the wash.

6. Do not use spot removers on Oriental rugs that are formulated for use on wall to wall carpeting. They will harm the wool pile of your rug.

Urine

Urine stains from pets are probably the most common of all stains in Oriental rugs. They present a special problem because urine actually changes the chemical composition of dyes once it has had a chance to set. The best strategy then (besides preventing it from happening) is to remove it the same way as other stains- as fast as possible. After removing as much as possible, rinse the area with a solution of water and distilled white vinegar- about one tablespoon per cup of water- and then remove as much as possible from the rug. If a urine stain is already dry when you discover it, act as quickly as possible anyway, and get the rug to an Oriental rug cleaning specialist. Enzyme type urine removers feed on wool and should not be used on Oriental rugs.

Wet Rugs

If your rug has become sopping wet from plumbing problems, a leaking roof, as a result of firefighting or anything else, the situation may not be as bad as you fear. A rug can stay wet for at least several days before it is harmed. Still, you must do the best you can to manage it. Even though the water and the rug are dirty, your priority most likely will be to get the rug dry. You can have it washed later.

In many cities there are 24 hour emergency services available to deal with wet rugs. You can find them in the phone book under carpets. Their work seems satisfactory on carpeting, but sometimes inappropriate and even harmful on Oriental rugs. Unless you are simply overwhelmed, you may be better off to handle the problem yourself.

1. If possible, get the rug to a wooden deck, a concrete patio or even a sidewalk. If you have a squeegee on a long handle, use it to squeegee out the water, pushing in the direction of the pile. In a pinch, you can use the back of a heavy garden rake as a substitute for a squeegee. Get as much water out of the rug as possible.

If you cannot get the rug to a flat, outdoor surface, you may vacuum it with a Shop Vac or other wet-or-dry type vacuum, pulling as much water as you can from the rug.

2. After squeegeeing or vacuuming it, you may now roll the rug without folding it and stand it on end, letting it stand until water is no longer dripping from it.

3. At this point the rug is still damp but no longer sopping wet. Finish drying it however you can. If you have good weather, you can dry it in the sun. If you must, dry it indoors in a warm room, elevating it, if necessary, to let air circulate around it. A fan trained on the rug will help.

4. If necessary, you can, at your convenience, have the rug washed by professional specialists.

You can also call us at One Call Carpet Cleaning and we’ll come out and extract whatever soiled your rug,  760-504-6608

You Have A Pet Accident On Your Area Rug, Now What?

Dirty Area Rug

Pet Stains On Area Rug

Sometimes this happens on a prized carpet that cost alot of money.  Sometimes it’s just a home depot area rug you liked.  In either case you’ve got warm acidic urine on it and you better do something.  Unfortunately cleaning it yourself is not the best idea.  Doing this can cause color bleeding as well more damage to the area rug you are trying to save.

It’s best to leave this type of job to the professionals.  Call us at One Call Carpet Cleaning and we’ll take this head ache off your hands.  760-504-6608

The History Of Halloween

Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

Here at One Call Carpet Cleaning we understand if you need us for an emergency candy clean up.  Give us a call at 760-504-6608