Controlling pet odors using disinfectants

People will often use disinfectants to combat pet odors, only to have the odor return. Disinfectants will create temporary relief, but will not permanantly eliminate pet odors. During the urine’s stagnant stage, the disinfectant will reduce the amount of odor causing bacteria, but as soon as the antimicrobial subsides the odor causing bacteria will be to quickly multiply, thus bring back the odor. See my other posts on eliminating odor causing bacteria for effectively controlling pet odors.

Updated carpet cleaning coupons for the Lake Norman area

The new carpet cleaning coupons have been posted on our website at . This is a great time of the year to get excellant deals as many of the carpet cleaners are lowering their prices. Call now at 704-663-2787 to take advantage of thes great deals before the holiday season begins.

As Fall arives I want to thank all of our loyal customers who had carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, upholstered furniture cleaning, ducts and dryer vents cleaning, tile cleaning, pet accident cleaning, pet odor treatment, and water damage services performed by us this past summer. We will continue to reward your loyal support with great deals during the fall and winter months! Call Sheila in October 2011 to make your arrangements before the holiday season arrives so that we can reserve your appointment early.

Surviving hurricane Irene

I hope everone up and down the east coast made it through Irene with their health. We’ve been through several of these natural disasters in the past (Hugo, Northridge earthquake, Wittier Narrows earthquake, and countless fire), but this one did not seem as distructive. Always important to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

In the aftermath, if you had water damage make sure to take proactive measures to prevent mold and sustain a healthy environment. Don’t wait, if you suspect that you have damages in your crawl space, your subfloor, your padding and carpet, and especially in your HVAC system and walls, call a professional to come out and mitigate your circumstances. Look for the obvious, standing water, musty odors, and wet walls. Mold will hide in places that you never see. If you see or sense any symptoms, it’s time to act. Your health is most important.

If you have any questions, call Sheila at (704) 663-2787 and she’ll help point you in the right direction.

Make sure to look at our available coupons for great savings on water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, carpet repairs, tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning, pet accident and pet odor treatment.

Carpet cleaning coupons for the Lake Norman, NC and surrounding areas

Go to our coupon page under client area to get our latest hot and sizzling deals. Or just click on the following link and take advantage of these great back to school specials for carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, tile cleaning, duct cleaning and sanitizing, and carpet stretching before the end of August.

Carpet types and cleaning

Understanding the type of carpet that you are cleaning is critical for carpet cleaner technicians. Each of the main fibers that are used in the manufacturing of carpet have their own characteristics, which determines how the carpet should be cleaned. The following fibers are the most common fibers found in carpets:

1) Nylon – the most durable of fibers and is best suited for higher traffic areas in residential environments (I’ll keep this blog limited to residential as opposed to commercial carpets). It’s the easiest fiber to clean because it does not attact soily oils. However, many of the nylon carpets are not solutioned dyed, which makes it the easiest carpet to stain. It’s critical for nylon to have protection to keep it from surviving it’s desired life expectancy.

2) Olefin (also referred to as polypropelyne) – does not have the strength and durability of nylon. It will abraid and “brown out” or “ugly out” the quickest of all fibers. It attracts oily soils very easily, but it is a very easy carpet to professionally clean, because the fiber is naturally stain resistant (solution dyed colors). This allows the carpet cleaner to become more agressive with the chemicals that he/she is using.

3) Polyester – is naturally stain resistant as well (remember the polyester clothes worn back in the disco days – you could spill a drink on yourself and it would just roll off). It doesn’t have the wear characteristics as nylon, but the industry has made progress over the years to make it a viable, less expensive option to the residential consumer. It’s very good for areas where the consumer is concerned about spills and stains. Because it is only semiresistant to bleaches and some high PH chemicals, the carpet cleaner cannot be as agressive in cleaning.

Water Damage

If you have experienced a loss from water damage, go to our “Consumer Tab” at the top of our website and click on “What to do if Your Home or Office Gets Flooded”, and review the five things to do NOW. Call Sheila at (704) 663-2787 and she will step you through the process. Review the “Safety” precautions. Do not put yourself or your family in harms way.

Their are two parts to a water loss situation. The “Mitigation” phase is the process of stopping the source and drying out your structure. Their may be demolition work to be performed. The main goal here is to stop the potential of mold taking over. The “Reconstruction” phase is the process of bringing your home or office back to original condition.

It is NOT necessary to have your insurance company send THEIR restoration company to your house. Many insurance companies have alliances with restoration companies to perform their mitigation services. The problem is that they are only going to perform the minimum amount of work to get the job done. That’s how they get on their list of preferred providers. Their goal is to keep the cost down to minimize the Insurance company’s out of pocket expense. This is dangerous if the company does not perform an adequate job which may lead to future problems.

If you don’t call us, make sure that you call a reputable company that is certified and insured to perform this type of work. If performed incorrectly, the insurance company will not pay you, the Insured, for future problems that may arise.

Also, you do NOT have to use the Insurance Company’s recommended Restoration company for reconstruction. Many restoration projects end up going on for a much longer period of time than they should, because the restoration company becomes over inundated with too many jobs. Talk with Sheila about our restoration process. We are committed to getting the restoration process completed in the most expeditious time frame so that you can get your house or office back in order.

Sizzlin’ Summer Specials

Go to the coupon section in the Client Area tab to see our latest specials for carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, tile cleaning, furniture cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and duct cleaning

Mother’s Day/ Spring Specials & Coupons

Click on the image to print out your coupons!

Coupon update for carpet cleaning

Gas prices are on the rise, but our carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and carpet repair prices are staying the same. Look at our latest great coupon specials in the client area tab from the home page. As usual, these specials are valid for homeowners in the Huntersville, Davidson, Mooresville, Cornelius, Troutman, Statesville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Denver, Mount Holly, and North Charlotte areas of North Carolina. Thank you to all of loyal customers for all of your business.

Coupon Update

Go to the Client tab at the top of our website www.pcslakenorman.com to view the great carpet cleaning SAVINGS that we’re offering for the Lake Norman area including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Troutman, Statesville, Terrell, Sherrills Ford, Denver, Mount Holly, and North Charlotte, North Carolina. Call Sheila at (704) 663-2787 for additional savings on upholstered furniture cleaning (including chairs, sofas, loveseats, and sectional sofas), duct cleaning, area rug cleaning, and tile cleaning.