Aqualux Carpet Cleaning Blog - Tips on Home Improvement

When it comes to Spring Cleaning, you’ve probably heard it all. You already know to dust under all your knick-knacks and to rearrange your closet when you rotate your wardrobe. You’ve probably also read the latest spring cleaning hacks.

What you probably haven’t heard though are spring cleaning tips for dog owners, like you! When you have a dog, you have to clean up messes that are on a whole ‘nother level, so you need unique tips that are going to cater to your specific needs.

So, without further ado, here are the spring cleaning tips you’ve been waiting for:

We love our pets … but they don’t always smell so fresh! Their scents can seep into your furniture and your carpet, creating an uninviting space for your guests. It doesn’t have to be this way! Below are the best ways to avoid pet odor issues in your home:

What is polyester made of?

April 5th, 2015 9:23PM

Polyester is a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum.  Polyester is used in the manufacturing of many products, including clothing, home furnishings, industrial fabrics, computer and recording tapes, and electrical insulation. It does not absorb moisture, but does absorb oil; this quality makes polyester the perfect fabric …

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Because there are many different containers and applicators associated with Resolve products, the directions for each product may vary. However, the same basic gist is there:

Apply the carpet cleaning solution (either by spraying it, distributing powder or just pouring it on), let it sit for approximately five minutes, and either wipe or vacuum the stain away. For a lot of Resolve customers, it’s that simple!

However, after doing a little research, we’ve noticed that there’s some variation in customer satisfaction. Below are the lists of pros and cons users found with Resolve Carpet Cleaner, along with a brief analysis of the causes of these variations.

Most durable trash bags

March 29th, 2015 6:48PM

How frustrating is it to grab your trash and it rips and all your nasty debris out on the floor?  We have all had this happen and it’s very frustrating.  Double the work we have to do by picking up the spill and cleaning our floors.  Not only mopping but …

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Nature’s Miracle® Stain and Odor Remover is a cleaning product that is meant to not only clean up pet accidents in carpet and upholstery, but also to remove stains and odor, making it less likely that you pet will mistake the spot for a bathroom again.

The self-described “miracle” depends wholly upon the notion that this product does exactly what it says it does … but how well does Nature’s Miracle® work exactly? Is it worth the price (ranged from $9.99 to $44.99)? Is there a product out there that works better or just as well at a better rate?

Here’s all our research on the subject, laid bare:

11 years ago, the first iRobot® Roomba was introduced. Its innovative technology wowed us, beamed us into a Sci-Fi movie starring Will Smith. But—you know—without the Artificial Intelligence, and therefore less danger.

You have to wonder: Are the upgrades really worth that much more money? Are the older models even worth the $399 11 years later, now that there are hundreds of different high-suctioning vacuum cleaners to choose from?

Air purifiers for your home

March 5th, 2015 10:09PM

We all know how important air purifiers are for your home.  Keeps the allergens at bay and keeps you and your family safe from harm.  Indoor allergens and pet dander especially in the winter months can cause a problem for your family.  Your pets are in your home and cannot …

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DIY: How to Manage Pet Stains and Odor

March 1st, 2015 11:55AM

For pet odor, is there a “Quick Fix”?

In short: Yes … and no!

What Is Pet Odor, and Why Is It So Difficult to Remove?

Most are unsuccessful in removing pet odor because they do not understand the connection between bacterial growth and odor. Therefore, people try many different retail products to remove pet odor unsuccessfully!

You just got your carpets cleaned and your carpets look so fresh and clean. But you noticed an area in your living room that seem to have some wrinkles and rippling now.  You might think that the cleaning has caused this so you end up calling your carpet cleaner and …

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Chenille Fabric

February 19th, 2015 9:14PM

Chenille is one of the most luxurious fabrics.  It’s priced higher than most other fabrics but quite worth the money if you love extra softness.  Chenille in French means “caterpillar” the worm-like insect that, after a period of time in a chrysalis, becomes a butterfly.

Chenille is manufactured by placing short …

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If you have a pet, then you know that cleaning your carpet after an accident can be hard to do. Pet urine saturates your carpet fibers until it eventually settles into the padding itself. Over time, the smell of ammonia will permeate throughout your home, creating an environment that is both uninviting to your guests and harmful to your respiratory system.

Smells that repel our pooches

February 3rd, 2015 10:52PM

Our beloved pooches we love so dearly…they are a treasure to our families and we will do anything for them.  But how do we keep them off certain belongings that we love and want to keep for a long time?  It can be very difficult tasks at times but there …

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Removing stains from your carpet can be a harrowing process for homeowners who work outside the carpet cleaning industry. It takes time, energy and “elbow grease” to clean your carpet and, even then, it’s unlikely that you’ll make much progress without a Hot Water Extraction machine. The best way to protect your carpet from stains is by taking preventative measures. Here are a few ways you can stop dirt in its tracks:

Believe it or not, how you care for your lawn actually has a huge influence on how well you can maintain your carpet. Careless feet can tread over grassless matches, tracking in dirt clumps or slippery mud, through your flooring. Walking over wet grass also brings with it the possibility of creating grass stains in your carpet.

The best way to keep your carpet clean and looking its best is to take preventative measures against any weathering. In next week’s article, we’ll discuss preventative measures you can take in your daily life to protect your carpet, but today we’ll discuss how to properly care for you lawn so as not stain, flatten or mildew your carpet fibers and padding.