Dangers of DIY Carpet Cleaning

Dangers of DIY Carpet Cleaning

When nasty blotches and dirty spots infiltrate our living space, our first reaction is to get rid of them immediately. Many people will quickly begin a hunt on the web to figure out the best DIY carpet cleaning techniques, anxious to rid their floors of the odors and debris that plague them. However, most people don’t realize the dangers of DIY Carpet Cleaning; often, reaching for a quick fix with at-home ingredients or grocery store cleaners can be more detrimental to the health and cleanliness of your carpet than you may realize.

So what’s so dangerous about DIY carpet cleaning? First off, it is nearly impossible to find a carpet-cleaning machine to buy in store that has as much power as one owned by professionals. While you may think at first that you are saving money through purchasing something small, the effects of such a machine are not nearly as thorough as what a professional carpet cleaner supplies. And without the proper tools and expertise, DIY carpet cleaning can lead to excess moisture, which spirals a myriad of other unexpected and unwanted issues. Mold can gather, making the carpets more unsanitary, and dampness creates unpleasant odors, shrinkage, and discoloration. Adding fuel to the fire, most grocery store products and some commercial cleaners contain oxidizing agents such as bleach and peroxide, which strip the color from the carpet.

With so many products filled with soap as one of their main ingredients, DIY carpet cleaners leave behind a foamy residue that adheres to the fibers of the carpet. Moreover, the soap that gets absorbed into the carpet will transform its natural color, causing a dull and yellow tinge to form over the cleaned spots. Most DIY carpet cleaners also feature shampoo ingredients, which is equally detrimental to the aesthetics and longevity of your carpet. About thirty percent of the shampoo used gets absorbed into the carpet, and its sticky nature ends up attracting an unforeseen amount of dirt.

With CitruSolution’s carpet cleaning services, our expertise and high-quality products ensure that your carpet returns to its natural state, reemerging in pristine condition without the hassles and dangers of DIY cleaners. We use a chemically inactive defoamer to eliminate soapy residue, getting rid of this source of re-soiling. Our powerful citrus cleansers release dirt and grime that other carpet cleaners leave behind. With natural citrus ingredients and powerful cleaners, we are able to pick up dirt that other carpet cleaners cannot. Plus, our carpet cleaner leaves behind a fresh and pleasant scent, completely eradicating any harmful odors associated with dirt trails. With CitruSolution, we help eliminate the trapped pollutants and dust mites, and neutralize spots that are unreachable and even exacerbated by DIY techniques.

For more information on our carpet and upholstery cleaning services in Middle Tennessee, give us a call today at 615.388.8977.

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Removing Pet Stains With CitruSolution of Middle Tennessee

Removing Pet Stains With CitruSolution of Middle Tennessee

Pets bring an enormous amount of joy to our homes and our families. But with each bundle of love comes a load of responsibility, including cleaning up after surprise messes they leave behind. When guilty pets leave behind evidence of their crime scene, CitruSolution can save the day.

We are all aware that accidents will happen when living with a dog or cat. But it is vital to deep clean the traces of these stains and odors immediately after they occur. Because animals have such a strong sense of smell, they will zone in on these tainted areas and continue to view them as their territory. In order to prevent this kind of cyclical habit from extending itself, it is essential that you use the proper cleaning tools to eradicate these stains.

We realize that it is unrealistic to call a professional carpet cleaning service every time your pet leaves behind a messy deposit inside your home. That’s where CitruSolution of Middle Tennessee comes in:

  • CitruSolution will not only leave your carpets smelling great, but when combined with Odorcide 210 (deodorizer) and a botanical antimicrobial (Benefect), will actually eliminate the urine smell in your carpets and serve as a deterrent to your pets using the same area in the future.
  • We provide each customer with a 32oz spray bottle of our CitruSpotter to clean up pet stains in-between professional cleanings.
  • Our unique CitruSpotter formula quickly and efficiently removes these stains without leaving behind a soapy residue.

If your pet does have an accident, it requires immediate attention. Do not clean the area with soap and water or detergents! Blot up the excess liquid with an old towel or paper towels. Then, spray liberally with CitruSpotter an area about twice the size of the spot and dry again. If you’re an annual customer, we’ll even refill the CitruSpotter at no charge!

The truth is, carpets require attention and care just like pets. To maintain a healthy, stain-free home, we recommend that homeowners with pets vacuum at least 2-3 times per week and regularly empty your vacuum bag. For anyone with pets or children, we advise that you get your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to maintain a healthy home.

Are you ready to remove the pet stains from your Middle Tennessee home? Give us a call today at 615-333-8977 and discover why pet owners in Middle Tennessee trust CitruSolution to remove pet stains and keep their carpet and upholstery in pristine shape!

Contact us today for a free quote so you and your pets can live in harmony once more.

5 Tips For Creating A Healthier Home

5 Tips For Creating A Healthier Home

Making your home a healthier place to live doesn’t have to be costly, or overwhelming. Just a few small changes can make a significant difference. Here are a few simple things you can start doing today to improve the overall health of your home.

  1. Use Natural Carpet Cleaners

With carpet cleaning solutions that are made from natural ingredients, you can eliminate the environmental risks associated with cleaners made from harmful chemical agents. Citrus-based cleaners do not leave behind the soapy residue, which is known to attract dirt, so your carpets will dry faster and stay clean longer. At CitruSolution of Middle Tennessee, our solution contains citrus acid (like lemon juice) and d-Limonene (which is distilled from citrus peels), which not only smell great, but also have even been proven to fight against dust mites and other household allergens. 

  1. Regular Upholstery Maintenance

When sinking into our favorite loveseat after a long day at work, we often don’t think about the dirt and grime that has built up in its fibers after long periods of time. These pollutants can significantly damage the air quality of your home, causing breathing issues and instigating fussy, unwelcome allergies. By cleaning your furniture on a regular basis, you will not only get a longer use out of it – you will also help to promote a safe and healthy environment within your home.

  1. Clean Water

Ensuring that your tap water is clean and free of toxins is a great way to improve the health of your home. You can call your local municipality to confirm that your water is of a high quality, and install home filtration systems to eradicate any unwanted pollutants.

  1. Vacuum:

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – vacuum, vacuum, vacuum! I know that’s something that no one wants to hear. Vacuuming your rugs and carpet reduces the amount of dust, dust mites, and other particulate pollutants that accumulate in your home. Ever go to someone’s home and feel like you can’t breathe well? Airborne particles fall on all horizontal surfaces. While furniture is one target, floors cover more square footage in your home or office. Vacuuming with a good quality HEPA vacuum will remove much of the loose dirt and grime from your carpet and rugs.

  1. Air Purifiers

Besides regular upholstery and carpet cleaning to improve the air quality in your home, adding an air purifier can significantly help as well. Little known fact – indoor air pollution can be five times higher than outdoor air pollution, because the toxins get trapped within the walls of your home. The filters in air purifiers help to eliminate harmful particles that go unseen by the human eye, and erase unwelcome odors.

Use these five, easy to follow tips, and you’ll have made a world of difference in creating a cleaner and healthier home! Schedule your next carpet or upholstery cleaning with CitruSolution of Middle Tennessee to improve the health of your home today!

Why Nashville Moms Love CitruSolution!

Why Nashville Moms Love CitruSolution!

Someone once told me, “Your house can be cleaned whenever you want, but your children will only be young once-” a sentiment that assuages the chaos accompanied by an active and vibrant household. Still, when cryptic stains sully your carpet or find their way into the crevices of your couch, madness ensues. That’s why mothers turn to CitruSolution, our non-toxic citrus-based cleaner that resurrects a spotless environment for you and your family.

Most cleaners on the market are inundated with poisonous chemicals that wreak havoc on the central nervous system and are unsafe for use around children. Though all of us crave a clean home, putting our families at risk is never an option. The CitruSolution formula, containing citric acid and d-Limonene, neutralizes spills and spots, cleans your home environment, and fights against household allergens without compromising the safety of your family. Most other cleaning brands carry stain removers chock-full of harmful chemicals that leave behind strands of toxicity. With the main ingredients in our cleansers derived from citrus fruits, we ensure the maintenance of a safe and sanitary household.

Local mommy blogger, Mandy Stribling, recently shared her experience using CitruSolution in her home, “CitruSolution uses an environmentally-friendly, citrus-based cleanser. I liked this part due to the fact I have kids and pets! It’s super safe… I couldn’t believe how great my carpet looked when they were done. And the best part? They leave an entire bottle of the cleaning solution so you can clean spots yourself using the same solution they used.”

Image within BlogBesides its eco and family-friendly nature, the blend of ingredients in CitruSolution leaves behind a fresh, pleasant aroma that evokes a sense of cleanliness, not of chemicals. With standard cleaners, kids complain and pets scurry away from the harsh residual odors that are left behind in the aftermath. Distilled from the peels of oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, our products boast a clean and fresh scent.

“CitruSolution smells amazing,” says Nashville mom, Jamie Reeves, on Blonde Mom Blog. “They use only natural, safe ingredients to clean your carpet so there are no overwhelming chemical smells filling your home. I know that after using some really strong cleaners in my home I want to run and open all the windows, but not with CitruSolution.”

With a crisp and clean scent, sustainable, eco-friendly ingredients, and free of harmful agents for pets and kids, CitruSolution has quickly become the premier cleaning service for mothers across Middle Tennessee.

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