Aqualux Carpet Cleaning Blog - Tips on Home Improvement

Why Not to Clean Your Own Carpet!

May 16th, 2016 8:31PM

With all the new machines and store bought items you can buy to clean your carpet yourself, you would think, “Wow I can do it myself and all the stains, dirt and debris will be gone.”

You are probably thinking, “Why would I ever need to hire a professional …

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No one likes walking into a house and the first impression they get is a big whiff of nasty, lingering pet odor. Air purifiers are extremely popular in American households and depending on the brand and quality, they can be very expensive. American’s spend an estimated $250 million annually on …

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You can only cover up a foul smell in your home so much. Home fragrances, plug-ins, aerosol sprays, and candles will only do so much. You have to isolate the problem and conquer the bad odors.

You must eliminate the source of bacteria to completely eliminate the smelly culprit.

The best way …

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The Perils of Pet Urine

April 16th, 2016 11:09AM

What is exactly in pet urine?

Pet urine consists of bacteria, hormones, ammonia, and uric acid. What exactly is in uric acid? Uric acid is a by product of the bodies’ metabolism. Urine releases toxins in the body, and it’s quite normal for pet urine to smell pungent, especially cat urine. …

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Does the Sun Fade Carpet?

April 5th, 2016 8:17PM

You just purchased brand new carpet for your house. The carpet is crisp, clean, and in pristine shape! People are often concerned about not getting the carpet dirty, whether it be from food and drink stains, or foot traffic. But, many people fail to recognize that environmental sources could slowly …

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When choosing flooring, it is a significant decision to make! You’ve got to take into perspective the advantages and disadvantages of each material. Cost, maintenance, longevity, and durability are the main concerns when people are trying to choose a floor. But, is carpet truly the better alternative for your, feet, …

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Wool is an excellent fabric choice when picking a rug. A significant aspect of wool is it’s a renewable resource. Wool provides the utmost durability and resiliency. Wool fibers trump synthetic fibers any day, are resistant to crushing, and dirt. But, on the downside if you have a white wool …

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Before we start, there are a few things to consider when purchasing new carpet. Some of them we have already discussed in previous blog posts and we will not re-hash them. Just a tip, when purchasing new carpet, the quality and thickness of your new carpet is something to …

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So your in the mood to purchase new carpet and your not sure on what to consider before making your decision. The is actually quite common with carpet because there are so many choices to choose from! Yep, there are many types and styles of carpet sold on the market …

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HOW LIGHT COLORED CARPET EVOLVED

February 21st, 2016 10:50AM

As a carpet cleaner, one of the questions we get asked is “why is light colored carpet more difficult and expensive to clean?” Here’s the history on this. There is not an exact answer to the question because there are many reasons for this. Back in the 1950’s and …

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Myth Debunked: Is Thick Carpet Is Better?

February 16th, 2016 9:46PM

If what you’re looking for in a carpet is a plush, rich fabric; then yes, thick carpet may be the better choice for your home. But, thick carpet is not the best alternative if you’re looking for a more dense and durable carpet. Density, which is more yarn per square …

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Well…well…well, it’s amazing how these myths come about and travel like wildfire. Yep, that’s the whole point of this discussion is to rationalize the the facts here. As with any myth, you have your skeptics and your believers…What say you???

The bottom line is “What color is your carpet?” Yes, this …

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Room Deodorizers (Contaminate or Not?)

February 2nd, 2016 9:19PM

Here we are going to discuss the positives and negatives of room deodorizers. We felt this topic was important because it’s often overlooked…the discussion of it anyway! Starting off, this is just to discuss the use and abuse of room sanitizers and deodorants used in households today. The problem …

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Canine Diseases and Carpet

February 1st, 2016 11:05PM

Here we are going to discuss whether canine bacteria (disease causing bacteria) can reside in carpet. As we all know, there are many canine diseases that cause severe illness in our pets. But, can these diseases reside in carpet to create future illnesses. So, canines and carpet…do they mix? …

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Before we start discussing whether the topic of this article is True or Not, lets start by talking about why this topic is being discussed in the first place. Here’s the deal, Hot Water Extraction is one of the oldest forms of carpet cleaning still around today and still holds …

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