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Cleaning your interior

St augustine carpet cleaners service

At Pete’s carpet cleaning we believe that when you call for a cleaning service you will be expecting a topnotch cleaning service from St Augustine Carpet Cleaners service providers who nurture your assets, ensuring 100% guarantee.

Interior cleaning

That’s why at Pete’s Carpet Cleaning we pride ourselves in offering the best carpet, upholstery, leather and interior service in St Augustine and surrounding areas. Below are the steps we take for your interior cleaning.

1.Cleaning floor mats and carpets

Mats and carpets are first vacuumed off and then cleaned with the state of the art interior and upholstery cleaning machines. In this stage mats and carpets are removed, cleaned thoroughly and dried separately.

2. Cleaning the cockpit

The plastic trim is the largest area of the interior consisting of little sensitive and rather rugged materials suitable for pre-cleaner and interior settings, using such a cleaner and skillful manual wash will get rid of the dirt.

3. Cleaning to roof liner

The roof liner is vacuumed off first so as to remove the surface dust layer, as it often exhibits major discoloration and soiling.

4. Cleaning the spare tyre recess

The boot is vacuumed off and cleaned dry or wet, also cleaning the tyre recess where most dust accumulates.

5. Door entries

After vacuuming off the dirt of the door handles and entries, we use environmentally friendly products which not only leaves the interior of your doors clean but also smelling nice.

6. Cleaning the seats and upholstery

The seats are firstly vacuumed off in order to remove the top layer of dirt, followed by the application of upholstery cleaning foam, leaving your seats clean with a wonderful fragrance.

7. Leather care

Leather are mostly found on seats, steering wheels and shifts levers. We clean your leather with quality products that leaves your leather clean and smelling great. Learn more about our 10 step carpet cleaning process.

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Our 10 step carpet cleaning process

St Augustine Carpet Cleaners

Step 1- Inspection

Carpet cleaning is a delicate process, whether it’s your home, office, warehouse or gym club, Pete’s carpet cleaners inspect the place before commencing work, making sure all breakables are removed together with small items such as boxes, magazines, shoes etc.

Step 2- Pre-inspection

We pride ourselves on treating your home as if it were our own. After the inspection stage, our team of supervisors will perform pre-inspection making sure that everything is proper and as well noting carpet soiling conditions

Step 3- Furniture moving

Carpet cleaning is a delicate process, after the pre-inspection stage, the furniture is removed. Sofas, chairs and tables will be carefully removed for maximum cleaning results. During the carpet cleaning process your furniture will be protected with disposable blocks and tables.

Step 4- Pre-vacuum

This is one of our important stage. As needed your carpets will be pre-vacuumed to remove dry soil.

Step 5- Pre-Spot

Traffic spots are pretreated for maximum dirt removal.

Step 6-Pre-Spray

As traffic areas tend to have the toughest stains, we pretreat these areas with a biodegradable, environmentally friendly biodegradable traffic lane treatment.

Step 7- Extract and rinse

Once the inspection, pre-inspection, furniture removal, pre spot and pre spray stages are complete, our mounted hot water extraction cleaning process will thoroughly flush the carpet pile. During this process pressure and heat are regulated to prevent the carpet from being over wet.

Stage 8- Neutralizer

According to the manufactures of carpets, the neutralizing stage is very significant stage in carpet cleaning. It’s accomplished during the rinsing process.

Stage 9- Post groom and speed dry

This is the carpet drying stage, it is achieved by setting the carpets pile in one direction to aid the drying process and placing high velocity movers on the carpet to lessen the drying time.

Stage 10- Post Cleaning inspection

After the cleaning process is done, our supervisor will first inspect the carpets ensuring the work has been properly done.

Professional carpet cleaning

The supervisor will then walk through your home with you pointing out the cleaning results, making sure you are satisfied.Learn more on how to efficiently get rid of oil stains.

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How To Efficiently Get Oil Stains Out Of Carpets

World Golf Village, FL Carpet Cleaners

If you have accidentally spilled oil on your carpet, black oil that looks like it will never come out, there are ways to potentially extract this from the carpet fibers. Oil can be difficult because of the way that it can soak into the fibers of the carpet, and if it was oil that had particulate materials that made it dark, this can be even more difficult to remove. For those that have tried, you have probably created a worse mess then you started with. You may have spread it around, simply trying to get it out. Here are a few tips on how to efficiently and effectively get oil stains out of your carpet, even if they have been there for quite a while.

Products That You Will Need

There are a couple of products that you will need in order to successfully remove most oil stains. First of all, you are going to need baking soda, and if you don’t have that, you can also use cornstarch. Second, you are going to need a couple cups of warm water. Third, you will need a tablespoon of white vinegar. Fourth, get a tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing soap. Finally, you are going to need a sponge, bowl for all of the ingredients, and a white cloth or paper towels that you can use to extract the oil.

How To Proceed

The first thing that you need to consider is how recent the oil stain actually is. For example, if you have just dropped the oil on, you need to get a paper towel immediately and blot the oil stain out. If you swirl the paper towel, it’s just going to spread the oil through the carpet fibers. You simply blot until you get most of it out, and then proceed to the next step.

The second step, will include using the solution of vinegar, baking soda, and detergent with the sponge. You will dip that into the bowl, and onto the oil stain. You will then take the white cloth, or the paper towels that you have, and repeat the process of blotting. If this is an older stain, the only difference is going to be bypassing the first step because the oil will already have dried into the carpet. You will leave the solution of vinegar, water, and detergent on the carpet for several minutes before starting the blotting procedure.

In conclusion, most of the stains that are recent will come out quite effectively. Older stains may not come out as easily, or at all. It also depends on the type of carpet fibers that are in the carpet, and how absorbent they were when the oil was first spilled on them.

Additionally, the color of the carpet can either accentuate the oil stain, or may actually help hide it, especially if most of it can be extracted using these procedures. By making sure that you do not swirl the sponge, cloth or paper towels as you are extracting the oil, you can keep the oil stain in that one location. You want to extract the oil through blotting, and if all goes well, most of the stain will be removed. Learn more on our carpet cleaning Youtube video.

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Removing the Most Common Carpet Stains

Carpet Celaning Stains

You may think that part of owning a beautiful carpet is dealing with the stress and frustration of greasy spills, muddy marks or coffee, wine and Kool-Aid. But this doesn’t have to be this way. Carpets of all types are besieged with these threats on their beauty and come out just fine. It’s all in how you react.

The important things you will need are patience, resolve and some of the simplest ingredients you already have in your home. So without further ado, here are the best ways to treat a stains and save your carpets.

CArpet Cleaning Stains

Coffee, Wine and Kool-Aid

Act fast, but never rub at the spill. You want to remove the colored fluid by blotting at it with paper towels or clean rags. Remove as much as you can and then apply this simple solution to the affected area and then begin blotting it out and adding more until the entire colored section is gone.

-Coffee, Wine and Kool-Aid Busting Solutions

-¼ Cup of White Vinegar
-1 Tbsp dish soap
-2 liters of cold water

Remember to always test your solutions on a small corner of the fabric. If you see it causes the colors to run or be otherwise affected, discontinue use.

Pet Droppings, Vomit and Urine

While this task can range from very simple to colossal depending on the extent of the mess and the time it has been there, the importance is always to act fast and precise. Gently remove as much of the solids and liquids as you can without working them further into the fabric. If the problem is urine and it has had time to dry, use a black light to highlight the spots and then outline them in chalk.

Use a simple mixture of warm water and white vinegar to soak into the affected areas and then begin blotting this out till you are satisfied the odors have been removed. Allow it to sit for a little and when it is almost dry use the following “Odor Busting Technique” to remove the last vestiges of contaminants.

Odor Busting Technique

Sprinkle baking soda liberally on the almost dried portions of your carpet. Mix half a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Put on your rubber gloves and then begin to add this mixture onto the baking soda and work it into the carpet with a toothbrush or your fingers.

Then you can begin rinsing this out with the same vinegar and water solution from earlier. Blot it dry and then vacuum.

Blood Stains

There is a lot of scare about blood, but stains like these can actually be removed easily with a little know-how. Again acting fast will be the way to prevent a permanents. Blood should never be addressed with hot water as this will quite literally “cook” the stain into the fabric. Instead do a thorough job of blotting the mess without pushing the stain further into the fabric.

Sprinkle flour onto the fabric to absorb the liquids and then sweep them gently off the affected areas. Then you can add the same “Odor Busting Technique” mentioned earlier mentioned earlier to remove the last vestiges of the bloody mess.

Ink Stains

Ink unlike most other contaminants is designed to leave a permanent mark and will therefore require specific techniques for fully removing the stain.

Isopropyl Alcohol is the most effective ink remover, but can also affect the coloring of the carpet. The higher the alcohol content the more effective. You will want to perform the same dab and blot procedure, imagine you are pulling the stain from the fabric rather than soaking it in.

Removing carpet stains

Don’t flood the area with alcohol or you could leave a larger mark. Apply the alcohol to a blotting rag and make your work slow and steady. Remove as much as you can with alcohol before you finish the job with nail polish remover. Remember to always check any solution on a small corner to see if it adversely affects the dye before applying it to a more noticeable area.

In Conclusion — when faced with a stain, time is of the essence. But don’t let that rush you into applying the wrong remedy, take time to rely on these helpful tips and you can increases the longevity of your carpets and rugs.

If you cannot get a stain out call us for St Augustine carpet cleaning services or read through our most popular vacuum cleaner blog post.

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The 5 Most Popular Vacuum Cleaners

Top 5 Vacumm Cleaners

Before you shop around for a new vacuum cleaner, you should know what we think are the best ones and the most popular ones. After you read this article, you can decide if you should buy one of them. With that said, here’s the five most popular vacuum cleaners.
1. The N42 Shark Navigator Deluxe– This is an upright vacuum cleaner and you can buy it for around $130, give or take. It is worth every penny, especially considering how durable and reliable it is. If you’re looking for a lightweight, but powerful vac, then look no further than this 15-pound vacuum.

 N42 Shark Navigator Deluxe preview

Also, it doesn’t lose suction, which ensures reliable cleaning from the start, right up to the finish. There is a dirt cup and a pet hair pickup system, so if you have areas that attract pet hair, this vacuum should suck it right up. It’s great for deep carpet cleaning, as well as cleaning bare floors.

2.Dirt Devil Upright– When it comes to well-known brands, perhaps the first one that comes to most people’s minds is Dirt Devi and rightfully so. One of the best vacuums on the market is the Dirt Devil Upright, which costs under $50 and it is a basic vacuum cleaner that gets the job done. It features an attachable hose and it is easy to maneuver. If you only need to do some basic vacuuming and nothing too rigorous, then you can’t go wrong with the Dirt Devil Upright vacuum.

Dirt Devil Upright preview

3. The Bissell Zing Bagged Canister– This canister vacuum sells for around $50, but don’t let the inexpensive price tag fool you because it is one of the best vacs that money can buy. It has an extremely powerful suction and it can be used on rugs and bare floors. It isn’t that heavy and you can just flip a switch when you need to go back and forth between cleaning carpets and hard floors. When the bag is full, the indicator will let you know and when you’re done using it, simply use the automatic cord rewind feature and then store it.

Bissell Zing Bagged Canister preview

4. iRobot Roomba 880– Out of all the vacuums on this list, the iRobot Roomba 880 has the most unique look to it and it is tiny. It kind of resembles a Frisbee. However, this vacuum ranks among one of the most popular vacuums of all-time and it costs around $500, but it’s worth it.

iRobot Roomba 880 preview

This vacuum is special because it is a robotic vacuum and it will vacuum areas of your home without you needing to be there. It features an AeroForce Cleaning System and it is easy to use because you simply turn it on and let it go, or you can set it on a schedule and it will work automatically. When you buy the iRobot Roomba 880, vacuuming will be fun and easy.

5. The Dyson V6 Animal– For around $350, you can own the Dyson V6 Animal. It doesn’t have a cord and it is extremely light, but it’s effective. It does a good job at removing pet hair from areas and ground-in dirt.

If you want a powerful vacuum and one that’s easy to use and will last for years to come, then look no further than the Dyson V6 Animal. It may very well be the most popular and best vacuum cleaner around. Also, it has a handheld mode and a mini motorized tool.

Dyson V6 Animal preview

Compare each vacuum before you come to any decision. However, we think you will be happy with any one you decide to purchase. Go ahead and purchase one of the above vacuums today and find out for yourself why it is among the best vacuums on the market today. Learn more on our top 5 cleaning tips.

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Our Top 5 Clean Carpet Tips?

St Augustine Carpet Cleaners

Carpet are a favorite in American homes. However, carpets can get dirty and stain easily. The good thing, though, is that there are some easy steps you can take to keep the carpets in your home looking great. Continue reading to learn some of the best tips for cleaning your carpets and keeping them looking like new.

One thing you can do is prevent carpets from picking up dirt in the first place. You can do this in a few different ways.

Keep shoes and dirty feet off of your carpet if you can.

Take off your shoes before entering your home and designate a pair of house shoes for wearing inside your home and no where else. This will help to keep dirt and other random stains off your carpet. Avoid eating or drinking in areas of your home that have carpets. Food and drinks can cause a mess if they end up on carpeted floors.

Along with prevention, regular care of your carpets can help keep them clean.

Vacuum the floors on a regular basis.

Depending on how much traffic your floors get, you may choose to vacuum them once or twice a week. Since everyone has their own unique situation, they have to find what works best for them as far as a vacuuming schedule to keep carpets clean.

Regularly clean your carpets.

Again, this will depend on your lifestyle and the type of carpeting you have, but you may choose to hire a carpet cleaner, buy your own cleaning machine, or rent one so you can shampoo your carpets a couple of times a year or more. By doing this, you are removing the dirt and bacteria before it sits too long making it much more difficult to remove. The process of shampooing carpets is a great way to get the carpets cleaned deeply and thoroughly and will help to extend the life of the flooring material.

For a professional level clean call your friendly St Augustine Carpet Cleaners.

Clean Up Stains Immediately

Also, make sure to clean up any spills, dirt, mud, or other messes as soon as you possibly can. The longer you allow these things to sit in your carpet, the more embedded they become. This means that these stains will get harder and harder and harder to remove. By finding effective remedies for removing the type of stains on your carpet, you can do your best to keep the carpet looking great until you are ready to shampoo it.

Finally, you can treat your carpet with protectant.

Many carpets are treated with stain protectant. If your carpet isn’t, you can check with local flooring stores to learn what options you have. You may be able to use a protecting product on your carpet to help keep it looking great as it will help repel dirts and stains and other things that can wind up on your floor and make it dirty and stained.

Carpet cleaning process

As you can see, there are many options for keeping your carpets clean. One of the best things you can do is prevent them from becoming dirty in the first place by not wearing shoes from outside into your home and not eating or drinking around your carpet. Regular vacuuming and shampooing also help keep your carpet clean as does cleaning up spills and other stains as quickly as possible. Another option is using protectant on your carpeting if your particular carpet allows for that. By doing these things, you can help keep your carpet as clean as possible.