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Will Cleaning Get Rid Of The Indentions From Where My Furniture Used To Sit?

There is no simple answer to this question as it varies greatly from situation to situation based not only on carpet style, and the makeup of the carpet, but also the quality of the pad underneath.  A good professional cleaning will often improve these indentions and revive the surface fibers of the carpet.  However, in cases where the piece of furniture which left the indention is either very heavy or has been in the exact same spot for years on end permanent damage may be done to the backing of the carpet and or the pad underneath.  In cases like this the indentions may be improved with a professional steam cleaning or through other methods, but some indention may always remain.  Below you will see 3 pictures one of an indention from a couch leg on the front of the carpet, what that same indention looks like on the backing of the carpet, and the third of the pad underneath.

As you can see the couch has done significant damage to the backing of the carpet.  While steam cleaning the face fibers of the carpet will get the carpet fibers themselves to stand back up the damage to the backing and crushing of the pad underneath is extensive and most likely permanent at least in part.  Moving furniture around regularly or putting something with a larger base under the leg to distribute the weight will help stave off doing permanent damage to the backing or pad of your carpet.

Something you can try yourself to help improve indentions is steaming indentions with a steam iron on top of a wet cloth to protect the carpet, or the professionally trained technicians at Daisy will be happy to assist in restoring your carpet.  Call us today to schedule a cleaning or you may contact us online for appointments or with further questions!

Restorative Cleaning for Commercial Carpet

Cleaning carpet in restaurant’s, coffee shops, offices, or even a movie theater offers its own set of unique challenges, soils, and spots. At Daisy we welcome this challenge. Our professionally trained technicians have all the knowledge, tools, and experience to get your commercial carpet as clean as possible. Cleaning heavily trafficked, heavily soiled carpet, even if it is caked with food, pop, or grease is a challenge our technicians welcome and our powerful truck mounted system is more than up to. Below we have posted a video of the guys cleaning some grease packed carpet inlays just outside the kitchen of a restaurant. The most fascinating part is to watch the over-spray and just how black and dirty it is.

Whether your cleaning needs are commercial or for your own home Daisy can tackle your problem with our knowledge, experience, and super powerful truck mounted cleaning systems. Call us today to make your appointment for a cleaning or estimate you may also contact us via our online contact form!

How Far In Advance Do I Need to Schedule an Appointment?

As spring returns, the birds come back, school is winding down, and there are grad parties to plan we here at Daisy are there to refresh your carpets from a winter’s worth of dirt, slop, sand, and salt that has been tracked into your home. You’ve decided you need your carpet or upholstery cleaned now that spring has arrived, but how far ahead do you need to plan? This is a very common question, and the answer can vary a little day to day and by season. More often than not Daisy can provide you with a same day appointment if you contact us earlier in the day, and are flexible with your availability. Next day there is an even greater chance we can accommodate your scheduling needs. When you schedule your appointment with Daisy we will put you in for the date you request, and then the day before your scheduled appointment a Daisy representative will call to give you the two hour time frame within which the crew will arrive, and confirm the appointment. This, obviously, does not apply to same day or next day appointments for which you would be given the time frame at the time of your call. If you would like to request specifically an a.m. or p.m. appointment, or have limited availability Daisy Carpet Cleaning will do everything within our power to accommodate your needs and make the process as smooth and easy as possible for you. In general the further out you schedule the more accommodating we are able to be with more specific time frame requests. Daisy does clean six days a week Monday thru Saturday so if things are hectic during week days for you with work, kids, or whatever you have going weekend appointments are available! No matter what your cleaning needs may be Daisy is here to help with honest easy pricing, fast friendly service, and the power of our truck mounted steam cleaning systems. Call now or contact us online to set the appointment that works for you!

Why Do The Spots In My Carpet Keep Coming Back?

Almost everyone has had a spot on their carpet which seems to magically reappear after you have cleaned it or even had the carpet professionally cleaned.  There are two major causes of this common problem.

The first is called “wicking”.  Wicking generally occurs with spots where a larger volume of liquid is the cause of the spot.  Some examples of this type of spot include soda spills, pet urine, etc. where the volume of the spill was such that it saturated the carpet and was able to get into the backing of your carpet or even the pad.  When the spot is cleaned if we can remove it completely from the face fibers of the carpet but some of the spill remains in the backing of the carpet or in the pad underneath, because your carpet releases moisture out of the top of its fibers to dry this material left in the backing or pad can work its way back to the visible face fiber.  A similar effect could be seen by letting a candle wick sit just dipped in dyed water, the dye would eventually work its way all the way up the wick coloring the entirety of the wick.
Wicking is rarer when you have had your carpet professionally cleaned due simply to the volume of water which can be used to flush the spot out as well as the ability to pull more of that water back out of your carpet.  If standard professional cleaning is not enough to solve the problem Daisy’s trained technicians and industry leading equipment are capable of applying a host of other methods, including sub-surface extraction, to not only remove your spot but keep it gone as well.

The second cause of spots reappearing is “residue spots”.  Leftover residue from either the spot itself or the cleaning agent used to address the spot.  Common causes of residue stains like these can range from, oily residues from spills such as lotions, sticky adhesive residues, or failure to completely rinse the area of residue during spot cleaning.  In both cases the residue by its self is not generally visible, however the dirt and dust that sticks to it and doesn’t release to your regular vacuuming becomes the visible spot.  Proper spot cleaning techniques become very important when attempting to eliminate residue spots.

Whatever the cause of your reappearing spot or spots Daisy’s professionally trained technicians have the knowhow and will put forth the effort to remove your stains for good!  It’s a beautiful busy spring and days are filling up quick, so call us or use our online contact form to schedule your cleaning today!

The Things We Do For Our Pets!

We all love our pets, but that does not mean they don’t come with their own set of issues.  This can be especially true when it comes to caring for your carpet and upholstery.  Pets can present many different issues around the house. After you get past chewing problems, scratching problems and initial house training your pet is hopefully relatively mess free.  The issue that remains your pet cannot help, but this does not make it less of an issue.  We’re talking about oils from their fur and bodies.  Pet oils can significantly impact the look, feel, and smell of our carpet and furniture.  A major hurdle to this is that this problem can go largely unnoticed until it is at extreme levels.

Not only can the oils from our pets themselves make the carpet look dirty, dingy, or dull, but these oils also themselves attract and trap dirt.  Particles of dry soils your carpet or upholstery collects from the air, or being walked or sat on can usually be removed with a high level of success by your vacuum cleaner.  However adding pet oils to the situation allows dirt and other dry soils to better attach itself to the fibers of your carpet or upholstery and the dirt cannot be released with regular vacuuming.  Now we have a compound problem.  Daisy’s professionally trained carpet and upholstery cleaning technicians can solve the problem for you!  Our truck-mounted steam cleaning system is the best way to remove not only the oils from your pet but the dirt that oil has attracted as well.  The truck mounted system allows us to break down and remove pet oils, leaving you with a cleaner, softer, fresher look and feel to your home!

Daisy would love to help with any issue you may have related to your carpet or upholstery!  Same day appointments are often available.  Call today or contact us via our online contact form to schedule your appointment!

How Long Will It Take For My Carpets To Dry?

After a professional steam cleaning of your carpets by the Daisy crew the carpet will generally take less than a day to dry completely.  Upholstery dries even faster and usually takes just a few hours to completely dry.  Some factors that play into this include:

  • Weather
    • If it is hot and humid or damp and dreary the carpet will take slightly longer to dry, though the difference should not be alarmingly significant.  This may tack on a couple extra hours of dry time.
    • In opposition to the above scenario, a cool day with dry air as seen often in our Minnesota winters, or a nice breezy summer day where you are able to open up the house will decrease the dry time of your carpet by a few hours.
  • Air movement/circulation
    • This is the most significant factor in drying your freshly cleaned carpet.  Obviously, opening up windows on a beautiful day will help to dry your carpets, but this is not always an option with the, sometimes testy, Minnesota weather conditions so here are some other options:
      • Your home furnace fan- On your thermostat your furnace fan is often set to Auto, so that it only runs when your furnace is either heating or cooling your home.  If you switch your furnace fan to ON after you have your carpet cleaned this will cause your furnace fan to continuously circulate the air in your home allowing your carpets to dry more quickly. Note that this will not cause your heat or A/C to run continuously only the fan itself.
      • Ceiling fans- In rooms with ceiling fans, leaving the fan on will help significantly to dry your clean carpet.  Setting up other fans, such as box fans will also help, but is certainly not necessary.
      • Keeping doors open- If there are doors on the areas which you have had cleaned (bedrooms or especially basements/steps) leaving them open allows air to flow naturally through your house, and allows the carpet to dry more efficiently.
  • The fiber type/makeup of your carpet
    • This can play some role in how fast your carpets will dry.  Some difference may be seen between Berber or other types of loop carpets and plush, or cut pile carpet.   Berber and other types of loop carpeting may take slightly longer to dry than cut pile carpets.  This is because moisture is released out of the tops of the carpet fibers having cut pile carpeting may allow it to do so more easily. The makeup of the carpet fiber itself can also influence dry time nylon fibers for example may absorb 150 times more water than polypropylene which can have some effect on dry time, though,with modern cleaning equipment this difference is not hugely significant, we’re probably talking minutes not hours worth of difference.

It is important to remember if you have moved any small furniture out of the room before the crew cleaned, the carpet needs to dry completely before you place your furniture back in the room.  Any furniture which the crew moves within the room they will place protectors under the legs or edges of the piece to prevent wood stain from bleeding or metal rusting onto your clean carpet.  Your Daisy crew will be more than happy to leave you additional protectors for items you have moved if you would like to place them back in the room before the recommended 24 hours has passed.  With Daisy’s high powered truck mounted extraction system getting your carpet to dry will not be a problem.  To schedule your carpet cleaning job with us today give us a call, or visit our online contact form and we will email you a response as soon as possible.  Remember with same day availability clean carpet is only a phone call away.

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