Serving Nampa ID & Surrounding Areas
16 Oct 2012

Carpet Maintenance Tips

Carpet manufacturers recommend you have your carpet cleaned every 12-18 months to keep up with appearance and warranties. If your carpet receives a lot of traffic more frequent carpet cleaning may be needed. We are constantly asked what things can be done in between professional cleanings to keep the carpet in great shape.

Step 1

The easiest home maintenance action you can perform is vacuuming. Regular vacuuming will keep the carpet pile lifted to help from crushing and matting as well as remove dry soil particulate that is damaging to the carpet fibers. If you have a family of five we recommend you vacuum common areas at least every other day, if not every day. Bedrooms and less used areas can be vacuumed less frequently, but don’t forget to make a pass or two into your walk-in closets as well.

What vacuum is best ?

When purchasing a vacuum you want one that has a good beater bar, and has the ability to adjust its height based on the different pile heights. You want the beater bar to have some aggression to dig the fine particulate out, but you don’t want it to be digging too hard and damage the carpet. You will have to test different settings to find the happy medium. Some vacuums perform better than others, that is absolutely true, however the important thing to remember is to actually perform the vacuuming. For clients that have a budget using a less expensive vacuum more often will give similar results as a more expensive unit used less often. We recommend you don’t rely on a more powerful unit to vacuum less often because once the damage to the fiber is done, it cannot be reversed!

Dribbles, spots and spills OH MY!

Our most asked question is what to use when we have a dribble, spot, or spill. The answer is simple…

If you spill a liquid you want to BLOT BLOT BLOT, DO NOT RUB!

Using absorbent clean white terry towels soak up as much of the liquid as you possibly can. A lot of times this can actually solve the problem, and no cleaning solutions are needed.

For things such as pet urine, absorbing as much of the urine as possible is critical. When urine first comes out it is at a neutral pH, and as it dries it quickly turns alkaline. Once it turns alkaline it makes it harder to remove, and the smell tends to get stronger as well. After absorbing as much of it as possible spraying it moderately with a white vinegar solution(1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water) will help keep the urine closer to a neutral pH. Following the application of the solution, take a clean dry terry towel, and place something heavy on the spot. If the spot is wider, more terry towels may be needed. Placing something heavy on the spot will compress the carpet and pad, and allow the urine to wick into the towel. A lot of times this will also help prevent a spot from appearing after drying. Leave the compressed towel(s) on the area for several hours for best results. This can also be done for common spills and dribbles.

These spotting tips may not work 100%, but they will allow us to remove them easier with a higher rate of success when it comes time for professional cleaning. We do offer same day service for emergency spills. Things such as koolaid, and other liquids with dyes you should call us right away to treat as they will set quickly, and the chance of successful removal lessens.

21 Sep 2012

Able Carpet Care – Pool tile and grout cleaning

We wanted to share a video of a recent tile and grout cleaning we performed.

Summer is over and we’re beginning the fall season. Call Able Carpet Care to schedule a tile and grout cleaning before the cold weather begins! You can use form on the right hand side of the page, or call 208-466-3223.

Able Carpet Care provides residential & commercial tile cleaning in boise, Nampa, Caldwell, and Meridian.

15 Sep 2012

September & October Special Offer!!

We wanted to thank each and everyone one of our clients for supporting us these last 20 years! In celebrating of our 20th year in business we have this special offer for you!

 

 

Summer is winding to an end, and the kids are back in school. Let us help you get your carpets back to their soft, fresh, and clean selves! We thank you again for supporting a locally family owned and operated small business!

17 Apr 2012

Able Carpet Care Special Offer!

Special Offer! Able Carpet Care announces 20th Anniversary Celebration Special Offer in Nampa, Idaho. Receive a Free Room of Residential Carpet Cleaning! Have 2 rooms of carpet cleaned at our regular affordable price and receive a 3rd room of carpet cleaning absolutely FREE! Call 466-3223 to schedule today as this is a limited time offer. Free room to be equal or less value then paid rooms. Multi-use areas to be considered 2 rooms. Expires 4/30/2012.

17 Apr 2012

January 2012: 20 Year Celebration

Able Carpet Care a Carpet Cleaning and Tile & Grout Cleaning Company in Nampa Idaho is celebrating 20 years in business. John Bunn the founder of Able Carpet Care and the Able Carpet Care family of technicians have satisfied many customers in Nampa, Caldwell, Boise, Meridian and out lying areas of the Treasure Valley since 1992. The company is planning special promotions on Carpet Cleaning services to celebrate this milestone and show appreciation to the customers that have made it all possible.