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Wouldn’t it be great if our pets did this?!!

Unfortunately they don’t…How we love our pets but often they can cause damage and messes in our homes.

The best way to protect and prevent unsightly stains and horrific smells is to properly train your pets.  Here is great post on housetraining I wrote a few years ago that has some great tips you might want to check out.

Now if you happen to be reading this and have stains and damage to your carpet right now you most likely need a professional carpet cleaner to come out and clean your carpet for you.  If you are in our service area of Anchorage, Eagle River or the MatSu Valley give us a call.  We give free inspections and estimates.  We are always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns over the phone as well.  Don’t let man’s best friend be your carpet’s worst enemy.

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April 9, 2012 Posted by | Carpet Stains, pet stains | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Easy way to get red wine stains out of carpet

Red wine stains are not unusual for us to come across.   The typical response from many misinformed clients is to use products that contain bleach for trying to remove the red stain from the carpet.  That’s a big NO-NO as it will also discolor the carpet as well.

Instead, try to blot as much of the wine stain with a white towel.  If your have a wet/dry vacuum, such as a shop vac, try to extract as much as you can as well.  If you have club soda, take a clean (dry) white towel and pour some club soda on the towel and blot over the stain again.  This step will help get more of the stain out.

If the carpet is still stained, there is only one more thing you can do.  Take a bottle and combine ammonia with peroxide (50/50 mixture) and spray this solution into the stain.  Saturate the area well.  This solution will work on acid dyes when they are still fresh.  Next cover the area with a piece of plastic wrap and place a phone book above it so it dries very slowly.  Check it the next day and the stain should be GONE!

If a red stain or shadow still exists, contact a professional carpet cleaner  as soon as possible.  Contact us if you are in Anchorage or Mat-Su area and we can work the stain further and in most cases get it out completely using advanced red stain removal techniques.

September 5, 2008 Posted by | Alaska, Anchorage, carpet cleaning, Wasilla | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quick Tips for Removing Stains Out of Carpet

Here are some easy stain tips you can do right at home:

Ink Stains: Sponge with detergent solution.( a few drops of dish soap in warm water will do)  Rinse. Ifstain remains, saturate with cheap hair spray and blot. Always work from the outside in to avoid making the spot bigger. 

Candle Wax:  Scrape off all you can. Ice cubes will make it brittle for easier scraping. A hot iron (on low heat setting) over a damp cloth will melt and absorb remaining wax

 If you need any suggestions or more help please contact us www.tcmrestoration.com  and we’ll be happy to assist you! 

May 15, 2008 Posted by | Anchorage, carpet cleaning, Carpet Stains, residential carpet cleaning, Wasilla | , , , | 1 Comment