Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rug Pad will extend the life our your rug

Christmas 2011 has brought many rugs to our rug cleaning plant. However, one of the things some people over look in the care of their rugs is the importance of rug pad. Here is a list of some of the reasons a rug pad is important.

1. Reduces wear.
2. Makes vacuuming easier.
3. Helps in reducing the impact of foot traffic across the rug, thus
increasing the life of the rug.

4. Helps keep your area rug laying flat and prevents the rug from moving.
5. Rug pad can also give you good non-slip protection on hard surface floors.
6. It can cushion the feel of a flat-weave rug.

Note: Never use tape or adhesive to secure your rug to the floor. This can cause damage to the rug and the floor.

Lastly, when you take your rugs in for cleaning don't forget about the pad. You shouldn't put down a clean rug over dirty pad. Either have your rug pad washed with your rug or simply buy new rug pad.

For more information on rug cleaning in the Houston area go to http://www.pearsoncarpetcare.com/ Also visit our other site for all your dehumidification needs http://www.prodrying.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Water Damage and Your Carpet

When you have a water damage in your home there are so many questions most people have. So many things can get wet in your home from your sheetrock, baseboards, door jambs, cabinets, and of course your flooring. However, most people are only concerned about the carpet because it is something that you can see that is wet and most of the time you can't see when cabinets and walls are wet.

One of the first questions usually asked is, “What about my carpet?” With advancements in technology in recent years we are able to dry the carpet and pad in place. It is usually dry before the structure of the house is dry. To do this the water must have come from a fresh water supply line and we need to get to it within 24 hours in most cases. We have been drying the carpet and pad in place without pulling up the carpet at all now since 2003 and still we are one of the only companies in the City of Houston that is able to do this.

There are many advantages to being able to have the carpet and pad dried in place.

Less disruption to your life and home after drying is complete.
Cost is less than removing, disposing, and replacing pad.
Moving furniture is minimized.
No damage to carpet like happens when it is pulled up to remove the pad.
No damage to carpet from air movers being put under the carpet to dry it and them causing the carpet to slap against the tack strip and fray the edges.

Since carpet and pad are one of the most porous things in a structure and are generally the first things to get wet, then if you have the right equipment they should be one of the first things dry in the structure. As a water restoration professional, if I couldn't dry one of the most porous things in a structure how would I be able to dry something not so porous like walls, cabinets, or a wood floor. However, many water restoration companies are still using technology developed in the 1970's and will tell you that it is not possible to dry carpet and pad in place. This is simply not true and could cost you more time and money when using one of those companies.

Kevin Pearson is a Master Cleaning Technician with The Clean Trust and has been in the cleaning and restoration industry since 1992. Kevin is presently working on a committee to rewrite the carpet inspector standards in our industry and has previously served on the carpet cleaning standards revision committee. He also serves on two other committees at The Clean Trust and is on the Board of Directors of The Clean Trust since 2011 and on the Board of Directors of the Professional Cleaning and Restoration Alliance since 2004. For information Call Pearson Carpet Care at 281-548-7200 or visit our website at http://www.pearsoncarpetcare.com.

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