What Carpet is the Easiest to Clean?

What Carpet is the Easiest to Clean?

Today’s carpet comes in several sythetic and organic fibers. Most carpet manufacturers use nylon, polyester or polypropolene in most carpet construction because of their durability, low cost and color and style availability. These synthetic fibers are more durable than natural fibers such as cotton, jute or wool, which is why they’re offered in today’s flooring market.

As a Nashville carpet cleaning company, EverClean feel it’s important for consumers to know the differences between these fibers so you make the right choice prior to purchasing or cleaning your carpet investment. Most of us know what berber carpet is; however, what people don’t know is that berber is usually made of polypropolene, which is a stain resistant fiber, but can crush easily. Berber’s natural loop formation adds buoyancy which makes it’s harder to crush in loop formation.

Both polypropylene and polyester cut pile carpet are oil based fibers so pet urine, sythetic dyes or other non-oil based substances will not adhere to it; however, oil based stains will surely stain it, and the most common traffic lane stains are caused by black soled house shoes or flip flops.Oil based stains are also common with home or offices that have black top paving outside as well as kitchens or hair studios that use oil based products. Removing oil based carpet stains requires adding solvents during or prior to the carpet cleaning process to help break down the bond between fiber and oil stains. Removal is not guaranteed as the oil loving carpet can absorb some of the oil based stain making impossible to fully remove, but your carpet cleaner should make a significant difference in removing most of the stain.

Now lets talk about my favorite type of sythetic carpet fiber known as nylon. As a carpet salesman years ago I used to sell polyester carpet for its stain resistance not knowing how quickly it breaks down under normal residential wear. When it comes to wear, nylon is supreme! However, nylon is porous and is known to stain easier, but carpet cleaners can remove most carpet stains. I tell my clients that I personally would rather have carpet that stains easier but lasts 15 years (nylon) over carpet that is harder to stain but looks broken down after a couple years (polyster capret). Not a believer? Go to your local home improvement store and feel the difference between polyester rope verses nylon rope. You’ll agree nylon has a quality that is second to none regarding synthetic carpet.

Carpet cleaning nylon fiber is similar to polyester but with less solvents as the oil based stains are typically not as prevalent. We recommend reapplying a stain guard to your nylon carpet to reduce stains from entering the porous fiber. If you have any questions before purchasing carpet or about attempting to clean carpet yourself, feel free to contact us at EverClean Carpet Cleaning by calling 615-379-3278. Visit us online at https://evercleantn.com

Brandon Branco, Owner/Operator
EverClean Carpet Cleaning Nashville Tennessee

219 Shady Grove Rd
Nashville, TN 37214
615-Dry-Fast! (379-3278)

How to Remove Pet Urine Odor From Carpet

How to Remove Pet Urine Odor From Carpet

Luckily for Nashville pet owners it’s September and cooler weather is on the way. You’ll notice less pet odor coming from your carpet as the humidity levels drop in the atmosphere.

Pet urine odor causes homeowners thousands of dollars every year – not to mention obnoxious odors that make homeowners and guests cringe whenever passing through a contaminated area. Not only is the carpet stained but the odors that permeate the air remind us of a late night bathroom stop at a truck stop.

Dog urine and pet odors are an issue of the pad and not the carpet. When Fido pops a squat, the urine puddles on the carpet for a moment then is absorbed into the carpet pad as the pad is equivalent to a sponge. The urine eventually evaporates leaving behind concentrated amounts of salt and bacteria in it’s place. If you’ve ever sipped concentrated lemon juice, you probably understand just how potent the dried urine is…and it’s Not From Concentrate!

Back to the carpet pad – The semi-dried urine contains salt that is always thirsty. This is why you typically notice pet odors on the second floor where humidity gathers first. The urine salt absorbs the moisture which then wafts its odors up into the air

Now that you know the basics of pet odor, lets talk about remediation. A quick walk through your local grocer’s pet isle, you’ll notice that most of the shelf bought cleaners cater to the visual stain as opposed to the odors caused by dog urine. If the dog urine and pet odors are coming from the pad, then why treat the surface? Whether it’s a misinformed customer or capitalism at its worst, cleaning the surface does nothing for removing pet urine odors! We recommend you either use special enzymes designed for pet urine removal or to use our professional pet urine removal service that flushes the urine out of your carpet for good.

Please feel free to call us if you attempt this at home. We will guide you through the steps, or you can have us do it – either way, the pet urine odor will not go away on it’s own. And if you decide to wait it out, you might want to grab a snickers because it’s not going anywhere for a long while!  If  you have a couple spots that are not too big, try mixing one or two tablespoons of vinegar per cup of hot water and pour over the urine deposit. Use a wet/dry shop vac to remove the cleaning solution after it sits about 10 minutes. The distilled white vinegar contains acetic acid which breaks down the salt crystals created by the urine bacteria. After thoroughly removing the liquids with a shop vac or cotton towl, use a meat syringe to inject enzymes into the carpet pad where the urine was. You can purchase liquid enzymes engineered for pet odors at most pet stores. If there is any remaining stain, we suggest you call a Nashville carpet cleaning professional for removal. The chemicals involved to remove urine stains are harsh and can cause discomfort if handled incorrectly.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our pet odor and dog urine removal process by Nashville EverClean Carpet Cleaning. You can find us at https://evercleantn.com

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