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Removing Stains and Odors

Ruth Travis, president of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, says that to remove stains and odors, blot up as much of the smelly mess as you can right away.

While you’re blotting the upholstery, put a plastic liner or a garbage bag between the cushion and the fabric so you don’t push the contaminant into the cushion. Then flush with cold water as best you can. Blot and flush again. Cold water doesn’t set stains as much as hot water.

You can also use a portable spot cleaner or wet/dry vac. If there’s still a residual odor, use a half-vinegar, half-water solution and rinse again.

If that doesn’t work, call in the professionals.

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The Cleaning Company: People often ask us how do we clean? How do we clean carpet, how do we clean upholstery, how do we clean rugs and draperies? I find myself going into a big explanation that probably doesn’t even give my customer the most important piece of information they should know.

We clean your furnishings conscientiously. We are not in a hurry. We care about the results. We want to be proud of our work. We want to you to be satisfied. We want you as a repeat customer and most of our business is repeat customers. For those of you who like details I’ll give you a brief description of how we clean.

Wet Cleaning:

The best way to clean is with water. If your fabric can be wet cleaned that is how we will clean it. First we will vacuum, then we will pre-spray spots to loosen that particular type of stain. Then we will spray the entire piece of furniture with a live enzyme that has a soil releasing agent, then we will rinse the furniture with a special additive. This additive “invites” or “attracts” the soil to it, taking or transferring the soil from your furniture into itself and out of your fabric. The rinse water is not recycled, and your furniture is left nearly dry. We use the same wet method for cleaning carpeting.

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Dry Cleaning:

Dry cleaning means don’t use water, use dry cleaning solvent. The unfortunate problem is, that most everyday spots do not release with solvent cleaners. To dry clean furnishings we pre-spray in small areas with the dry cleaning solvent, we employ several different techniques to remove spots and heavily soiled areas. Then we vacuum out the solvent cleaner and repeat on the next area. Silk draperies are cleaned this way, by hand, each spot given individual and detailed attention.

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Removed Blood Stains on White Linen Blend Sofa Cushions

Off White Linen Blend Sofa Cushions With Blood Stains – Before & After Pictures

Fiber Care specializes in removing stains and caring for fine fabrics.

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We offer long lasting fabric protection and cleaning services for upholstery, draperies, rugs and carpet.

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Cleaning Tips for Boat Owners

Clean Boat Upholstery

If you own a boat, keep your seats and benches covered when not in use, especially if you don store the boat in a covered facility. This should be in addition to any whole boat covering you may have.

When you take your boat out of storage, clean the upholstery before you resume taking people out. After that, clean it based on frequency of use, but at least once every two weeks.

If you live in an area with sandy soil, you should vacuum more frequently. The sand particles sink to the bottom of the carpet and act like glass, cutting through the carpet fibers and speeding up its deterioration.

Does your upholstery have deep stains that are difficult to remove? Hiring a professional cleaning company is the best way to remove stains from materials such as ink, blood, tomato sauce, wine, and grease.

Did you know that a professional cleaning company requires its employees to receive training certifications and undergo continuous instruction to maintain their certifications from certain professional organizations? Ask about the training requirements for a cleaning professional.

Home Cleaning Tips – Eliminating Odors, Deep Carpet Cleaning and a More Powerful Vacuum Cleaner

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Do you need to eliminate odors from your furniture? Using carpet and upholstery deodorizers with baking soda is one of the best ways to get rid of unpleasant odors. You can even use plain baking soda in some cases, since it can trap the invisible molecules that cause the odors.

One of the best ways to give your carpet a deep cleaning is to steam clean it. This is also known as hot water extraction and involves using a mixture of hot water and detergent to remove dirt and debris from your carpets.

When you purchase your sofa or chair, ask the retailer for an extra set of arm covers. That way, you always have a set available when it is time to clean the ones in use.

Did you know window blinds can help you save money on your utility bill? In the summer, direct sunlight on windows forces your cooling system to work harder. Blinds can lower the temperature in your home by blocking sunlight.

When you change your vacuum cleaner’s bag, take a minute to look inside for loose carpet fibers. If you see clumps of the material, your cleaner is not cleaning deeply enough. Consider changing to a more powerful vacuum cleaner.

5 House Cleaning Tips – Leather Furniture, New Rugs, Sun Damaged Carpets

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One of the easiest ways to maintain your leather furniture is to keep it out of direct sunlight, since this can dry the leather and cause it to crack eventually. You can also use covers or throws to protect your leather from dirt and dust.

Sun can damage carpet. If you have carpet that receives full sun for the majority of the day, consider installing draperies or sheers to help lessen the impact. Window tinting will also help prevent fading.

Once you have brought your new rug home, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully for recommendations on cleaning spills and spots, and what cleaning fluids to avoid. Some cleaners may stain or attract dirt.

When you vacuum your carpet, take a few extra minutes to vacuum your upholstered furniture. Remove the pads and vacuum them, and then vacuum the bed of the chairs and sofas. Use the crevice attachment to clean in the creases.

Did you know that harmful bacteria and viruses such as MRSA, Sars, Avian Flu, E. coli, and Salmonella can actually accumulate on your blinds? Regular professional cleanings of your blinds can help increase the overall healthiness of your living space.

Furniture Fabric Stain Remover – Chair Fabric Cleaning and Protection by Fiber Care

If you have children who enjoy playing in the sprinkler or pool when the weather warms up, consider purchasing seat covers for your chairs and couches to keep them dry and clean.

If your chair or sofa has arm covers, clean them regularly according to manufacturers’ instructions. While waiting for them to be usable again, use seasonally themed tea towels in their place instead.

If you are unsure of how to clean your leather sofa or chair, read the tags attached to it to determine the type of leather and coating. However, it is always best to consult with a professional before you try to clean your leather furniture yourself.

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Contact the Fibercare, Inc. & The Cleaning Company today. Do you need fine fabric cleaning and protection? CALL (214) 987-4111.

Cleaning Leather Sofas and Upholstered Chairs and Couches – Fabric Protection Tips

Did you know that cleaning leather sofas requires specialized care and specific cleaning products? It is very easy to damage your leather sofa when you try to clean it, so it is important to determine which type of leather your couch is made of and what type of finish it has.

When you vacuum your carpet, take a few extra minutes to vacuum your upholstered furniture. Remove the pads and vacuum them, and then vacuum the bed of the chairs and sofas. Use the crevice attachment to clean in the creases.

If your chair or sofa has arm covers, clean them regularly according to manufacturers’ instructions. While waiting for them to be usable again, use seasonally themed tea towels in their place instead.

If you have children who enjoy playing in the sprinkler or pool when the weather warms up, consider purchasing seat covers for your chairs and couches to keep them dry and clean.