Aqualux Carpet Cleaning Blog - Tips on Home Improvement

Carpet & Upholstery Water Spotting

July 28th, 2016 5:04PM

Water spotting, what’s that? Does this type of staining really exist? The answer is yes! For those who don’t know, water spotting is caused from minerals in the water and soil in the upholstery/carpet being cleaned. Let’s talk about it.

Here goes, so what exactly are water spots? What …

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July 20th, 2016 8:54PM

So, why are carpet cleaning drying times so important? If your not sure, then you will find your answers here! For many years carpet cleaning companies have touted faster drying times when using their service. It’s better for your carpet…so they say! But why? Let’s talk about it!

Before we go …

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Wool Rugs & Curling

June 22nd, 2016 9:50PM

Wool comes from the fleece of lambs or sheep. Wool is also one of the oldest fibers used by man. Even before 10,000 B.C. wool was being spun and woven by the tribes of Northern Europe. It is still one of the finest yarns available for both carpet and rugs. …

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Having dogs that are not potty trained and carpet is going to be a nightmare. Now if you have 2 male dogs and carpet… that’s even worse. It’s common for pet owners to forget the natural instincts and behaviors that dogs are accustom to.

Urine marking is very normal, …

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Why Carpet Dry Time Is Important

May 27th, 2016 8:04PM

You just got your carpets professionally cleaned, and now you’re wondering how long will it take your carpets to fully dry? Why is it important to allow your carpets to dry completely before you walk on them? There are several key reasons for this!

The dirtier a carpet is, …

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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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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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