Viscose Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City – the fiber you should be aware of!

As design trends continue to change and new fibers are introduced into homes, us textile cleaners have the responsibility of keeping up on those trends and learning how to clean said new products. Unfortunately, there is a current boom in the home decor world and it is a fiber called "Viscose." Let's take a look at why this fiber is throwing cleaners for a loop... and why you should avoid purchasing it! Viscose, which is also known as; art silk, bamboo silk, faux silk, rayon, modal, and other names, is a cellulosic fiber that is cleaning nightmare. It is sold as an environmentally friendly fiber, but numerous lawsuits and a quick examination of the manufacturing process will prove it to be the opposite. The major issues are that the fiber is not meant to be wet cleaned, and it has a very short usable lifespan because of its very poor wear characteristics. So why would textile mills start injecting this fiber into every category of home decor? Price, and how it feels. It is a very inexpensive fiber that can be sold as silk by some shady manufacturers and it even has the almost same feel of a high end silk fiber. How has the cleaning industry responded? At first, most rug cleaners tried cleaning viscose rugs with conventional cleaning methods that work for wool or synthetic rugs. We quickly realized that those methods only created issues when cleaning rugs containing viscose fibers. The fiber does not respond well to cleaning with water, due to the fact it turns brown/yellow as it dries and gets very stiff... Not the result you want! Most cleaners decided to turn away viscose rugs all together, while others kept [...]

By |2020-08-28T18:47:40+00:00August 28th, 2020|Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Viscose Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City – the fiber you should be aware of!

Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City, UT

Hello friends! Today I want to talk about the rug cleaning market in SLC. A quick Google search will yield a list of results that shows a number of different carpet cleaning companies that say they can "clean" your area and oriental rugs. There are also a couple of rug retail stores that offer rug cleaning as a service as well. And, of course, you will see Cleanville Rug Care on the list! So what should you look for when choosing a company to professionally clean your expensive textiles? 1. *** Make sure they are not going to clean your hand knotted/wool/silk/viscose/etc... rugs with their HOT WATER truck mounted carpet cleaning system!!! 2. Do they know the differences between rug types, fiber types, and how to clean them respectively? 3. Do they have a submersion wash setup for doing a thorough cleaning on your heavily soiled rugs? 4. Do they have the proper and adequate insurance? 5. Can they pickup and deliver your rugs? 6. Do they offer a fiber protector application after cleaning? 7. Will they let you watch the rug cleaning process or see the cleaning area? 8. Do they stay current on all the latest cleaning methods and tools in the industry? 9. Do they have reviews and testimonials to back up their claims?? Those are just some of the concerns you should have when you are shopping for a rug cleaning professional in your area. We get asked a lot of these questions every day and want to make sure the public is informed on the rug cleaning process and why you shouldn't have an average carpet cleaning company clean your valuable investments. Rug cleaning is not an easy task and [...]

By |2017-10-16T19:41:50+00:00October 16th, 2017|Carpet Cleaning, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Rug Cleaning in Salt Lake City, UT

Taking Good Care of Your Office Carpet

While commercial carpets are often much sturdier than residential carpet, they still need to be properly maintained in order to live a long, attractive life. Office carpets put up with a lot of abuse day in and day out, and this can take quite the toll on them if they are not being cleaned on a regular basis. The dirt trapped in your carpet is constantly agitating the carpet fibers with the help of all that foot traffic, which causes the carpet to wear more quickly than it otherwise would. So how do you prevent premature carpet wear? To prevent holey and balding carpeting, your office floor will need a bit more TLC than your carpets at home. Make sure that you are calling in professional cleaners at least every 6 months. If your office is particularly busy, you may need to clean them more often. As well, make sure that you’re taking good care of your carpets between carpet cleanings. Vacuuming every day will keep the dirt and grime at bay, and prevent surface dirt from becoming deeply embedded in your carpet fibers. In the long run, regular carpet cleanings will save you a lot of money on costly replacement carpet. Commercial carpeting is expensive! Don’t buy it sooner than you need to. Hire the professionals at Cleanville Carpetcare that know how to treat your carpet properly. We know what it takes to get the most life out of your carpets, and we go above and beyond the call of duty so that every customer is satisfied with their experience. You don’t cut corners in your business, so don’t hire carpet cleaners that do. Articles with this disclaimer may not represent the beliefs or core values [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 27th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Taking Good Care of Your Office Carpet

5 Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Mold

Moisture. It’s the worst nemesis of most flooring types and an annoying (and costly) issue for many homeowners. It doesn’t take that much water for mold to start forming, and mold can be dangerous to your home and your health. Carpets can be particularly vulnerable and carpet mold can remain undetected for quite a while. So how can you and your family protect yourselves from mold and water related damage? Here are a few tips for dealing with moisture and keeping it out of your carpets.   1. Clean And Dry Water Damage Immediately When water damage strikes, it’s important to move quickly. Soak up as much of the water as possible with a wet/dry vacuum and absorbent towels. If you don’t have a vacuum that will work, you can often rent them from carpet cleaning companies. Put out fans to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. Large amounts of water damage may require scrubbing with carpet cleaner and bleach to remove mold that may be forming under the carpet.   2. Remove All Furniture from the Room Mold can form on or under your furniture, so be sure to clear the room of furniture and rugs after a flood. Check the condition of your rugs and furniture. Then clean them thoroughly to combat mold and remove any grime that may have been present in the water. Return furniture to the room only after the carpet has had time to dry.   3. Get a Dehumidifier A dehumidifier will help create an arid environment indoors that will allow the carpet to dry more quickly and prevent the formation of mold and mildew.   4. Steam Clean Your Carpet After excessive water damage has taken place, [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 25th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Mold

Do It Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips

You know you should be keeping your carpets clean because it’s good for your family’s health and the look and feel of your home. But did you know that proper cleaning can make your carpet last longer? Here are some tips on proper carpet care to ensure that you get the most out of your carpet.   1. Vacuuming is Your First Line of Defense Dirt can wreak havoc on the durability of your carpet. It gets under the fibers of your carpet, damages them, and causes them to lose their fullness. This makes it incredibly important to regularly and thoroughly vacuum your carpets. The amount of vacuuming your carpets need will be determined by the amount of traffic your carpets see- but it’s generally accepted that once a week is sufficient for most carpeted areas. Front halls and hallways will likely need to be cleaned more often.   2. Act Quickly On Stains There are some stains that will never come out if they’re allowed to dry, and you may not always be able to identify which stains these are. Regardless, all stains are harder to deal with if allowed to sit. So when a stain happens, act quickly.   3. Approach Stains Carefully Before you even touch the stain, make sure you test the cleaning agent you will be using on a small piece of carpet. Wait a few minutes after using the cleaning agent to check if there has been any discoloration, fading, or damage done to the carpet. If there is, try a different cleaning agent or call a professional carpet cleaner.   If the spot test turns out well, proceed to use the cleaning agent on the stain in question. [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:45+00:00May 9th, 2016|Carpet Care, Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on Do It Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips

Tips for Removing Pet Odor From Carpet

We love our pets, so we’re willing to bear the sometimes unfortunate parts of raising and house training them. One of these things is pet related odors that happen when your little animal friends do their business on your carpet. It can be stressful to deal with and you may wonder if your home will ever smell the same again. Here are some tips on how to spot clean your carpets yourself. 1. Attend to the Issue as Soon as You Notice it Animals tend to continue to do their business in the same spot, relying on smell to lead them to it. So if you leave the issue for too long, it will likely get worse. If you allow the problem to persist for too long, the carpet may be beyond repair- causing you to need to replace the carpet entirely. So don’t delay! Clean the carpet or get it cleaned as soon as you identify the problem.   2. Locate the Area That’s Causing the Odor Finding the area (or areas) in question that are causing the pet odor is an important first step to dealing with it. If you have light colored carpets, it probably won’t be difficult to locate the darkened spots where your pet has done his or her business. However, it’s not so easy with dark flooring. If you’re having trouble locating where the smell originates, a black light will help by illuminating areas that have been soiled.   3. Absorb Any Excess Moisture If the area is still wet, get an absorbent towel on it immediately and try to remove as much of the contamination as possible. If there is still a visible spot or odor, the area [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:45+00:00May 5th, 2016|Carpet Care, Pet Odor|Comments Off on Tips for Removing Pet Odor From Carpet