After water damage, deciding whether to keep damaged floors can be a big -- and expensive -- decision. How can you be sure it's safe to clean and restore carpets, hardwoods or underlayment? While you don't want to waste money buying all new materials, you also don't want to risk further damage or health problems.
Here are tips for deciding what to keep and what to get rid of after water floods your carpets or wood floors.
In the gastronomy business, you polish your image by updating your dining areas and fine-tuning your menu. To take your upgrades all the way to the top, give your restaurant's staff a fresh look by making across-the-board uniform changes.
Being proactive in outfitting your staff not only increases your establishment's prestige and professionalism, it benefits your food safety program while setting you apart from the competition.
You build prestige by paying attention to the details.
Every now and again any pet can have an accident on your favorite carpet. When it happens, there's no need to worry because you can get rid of both the stain and the odor with just some baking soda and white vinegar. It's usually best to try to remove the pet stain as soon as possible after it shows up, but sometimes that isn't feasible, particularly if Fido hid the accident in a particularly out-of-the-way location.
If you're looking to install a carpet in your home, or purchase a nice area rug, then it is a good time to get acquainted with the different types of carpet fibers. Not all carpets are alike. It doesn't matter if your looking for a small area rug, or wall-to-wall carpet, it is important to make sure you understand the benefits and drawbacks of each fiber. Some fibers are easier to clean than others and also are more appropriate to different areas in your home.
When it comes to cleaning your carpets, you have two basic choices: clean them yourself with a carpet shampooer, or hire a professional. Because the equipment is not generally as good, home carpet shampooing doesn't usually measure up to a professional cleaning. However, it can result in a cleaner, fresher carpet as long as you know how to avoid these pitfalls:
Danger 1: The carpet takes too long to dry and becomes moldy.