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Pet Odor Professional Cleaning Tips

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Pets are an important part of many households. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 36.5 percent of American households have dogs and 30.4% have cats. Although they are loyal and loving, pets can make a mess and leave an odor. We’ve put together some pet odor professional carpet cleaning tips to help.

First, it’s important to understand that carpet cleaning alone will not remove pet urine or pet odor from the carpet padding and sub-floor. Pet stains and odor are best treated with professional enzymes and deodorizing agents. We offer pet odor neutralizers and deodorizers that are safe for you, your clients and their pets.

Eliminating Urine Smells

To clean carpet in homes with pets, use an enzymatic based pet odor remover. The enzymes in the cleaner “eat” away at the materials that cause the urine smell. When dealing with well soaked areas, saturate the carpet. Soak the carpet thoroughly. Then cover with cardboard. Allowing this soaking gives the enzymes more time to work. Save these areas for the last in your carpet cleaning.

Odor Neutralizers

Pet odor professional carpet cleaning employs a neutralizer to control urine and other odors. Our odor neutralizers eliminate odors chemically by creating an odor free compound.  It encapsulates the odor, minimizing the spread of odor particles. This product is safe on all water safe surfaces. It is a clear liquid with a nice, clean smell. Allow at least 20 minutes of soaking.

Deodorizers

Finish cleanings with a deodorizer, which can help with any lingering smells.  Deodorizers are water soluble products. These products combine counteractants and fragrances that promote maximum odor neutralization. It is a clear liquid with a mild fragrance.  This is best applied with a trigger sprayer, electric atomizer or pump-up sprayer.

Pet Stains

Beyond the challenges of pet odor professional carpet cleaning are stains left by pets. A hot water extraction cleaning process is one option. You can also use a spotter to clean specific areas where pet stains accumulate. This could be an entrance into a room or a dog’s favorite spot near the window.Don’t scrub, as this just drives the stain deeper into the carpet fiber. Repeat as necessary: saturation, soaking and light scrubbing.

These are just a few tips on pet odor professional carpet cleaning. If you’d like to learn more about neutralizers and deodorizers, browse our products.

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Product Spotlight: Carpet Spotter Cleaner

spotter-carpet-cleanerLooking for a spotter carpet cleaner? Then you should try the Pro Clean Chemicals Spotter. This Spotter is a non-residual spotter, which means it doesn’t leave anything behind. The Spotter is ideal for everyday spots and stains. It works on dissolving stains and spots. It’s strong enough to get out stubborn stains yet gentle enough to not cause damage to fibers.

The Pro Clean Chemicals Spotter Formula

The Spotter is a combination of solvents and cleaning agents formulated for optimum performance. The solvent ingredients allow the spotter to dissolve any stubborn stains. It contains no chlorinated or aliphatic solvents.

Uses

The Spotter is effective on all soils and most spots. It works well on any carpet soil. It’s also great for pre-treating clothing. It dries quickly, leaving no residue.

How to use it

Do not dilute, use at full strength. Apply with a spray bottle to soiled area and brush spot, or use a white towel and scrub spot area. Blot up with a clean towel. Allow to dry. If soiled area remains, repeat procedure over when area dries.

Purchase Today

The Pro Clean Chemical spotter is available in quart or gallon sizes. This is the best spotter carpet cleaner you’ll ever use. Shop for the Spotter now!
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Carpet Cleaning 101

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Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to carpet cleaning, understanding the terms and techniques for carpet cleaning is important. That’s why we are dedicating this blog to Carpet Cleaning 101. Keep reading to learn more.

Blooming

Blooming occurs when carpet fibers untwist. Blooming occurs for several reasons, including improper heat setting or cleaning, maintenance techniques and general wear and tear.

Carpet Tiles

Carpet tiles are actually squares, unlike wall-to-wall. They are most often found in commercial settings. They are very durable, which makes them a good fit for commercial environments.

Carpet tiles can be solid in color, textured or patterned. They can be removed for individual spot cleaning and/or repairs.

Crushing

Also known as “matting,” crushing occurs when fibers become bent and compressed. Eventually, all carpet will show signs of crushing. But it can be slowed by establishing a regular maintenance program, using firm padding below the carpet and frequently rearranging furniture to redirect traffic patterns.

Denier

Denier refers to the total amount of yarn per carpet area; carpets with more denier have a higher yarn count.

Face Weight

Similar to denier, face weight plays a role in carpet performance and durability. Face weight is defined as the total weight of fibers per square yard of carpet. When measuring face weight, backing is not included.

Fibers

Fibers are the basic material of which carpet is made. Most carpet manufactured today is made of synthetic fibers (i.e. nylon, olefin, polyester). Other types of carpet are made from natural fibers, including wool, cotton, silk and bamboo.

Fray

As a result of high-traffic, wear and tear and improper cleaning methods, carpet fibers can fray. When fraying occurs, the carpet fibers become damaged, expand and change texture.

Padding

Padding is the layer of cushion that is installed between the carpet and floor board. Padding is essential in prolonging carpet life, appearance and quality.

Pile

Pile is the visible portion of carpet fibers. There are several different types and styles of piles, including cut pile and loop pile.

Pile Reversal

Pile reversal or shading occurs when high-traffic activity bends the carpet fibers in various directions. It is highly common in hallway coners and doorways and directly results in the creation of a discolored impression.

Resilience

Resilience is a carpet’s ability to resist crushing/matting. Type of fiber, padding, backing and other characteristics qualify the amount of resilience a piece of carpeting has.

Rippling

Rippling is the consequence of excessive heat and humidity. It causes wave-like or ruffled patterns that appear on wall-to-wall carpeting. Re-stretching carpet can resolve rippling.

Seam

The line where two pieces of carpet intersect is is the seam. Since most carpet is produced in 12-foot wide rolls, it’s nearly impossible to avoid seams.

Shedding

Post-installation, new carpet has a tendency to shed fibers for several weeks. While shedding is more common in cut pile and wool carpets, it is still a minor issue for synthetic fiber carpets. Regular vacuuming is the best method for resolving a shedding issue.

Soiling

When dirt particles and grime build up in carpet fibers, soiling occurs. Regular professional cleaning can prevent soiling from occurring.

Tufting

Tufting is the first step in the carpet manufacturing process. It is the loop (cut or uncut) of pile.

These terms make up Carpet Cleaning 101. If you need help with any of these carpet concerns, check out our supplies and tools.

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Professional Carpet Cleaning Accessories: The Tools You Need

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Professional carpet cleaners need great tools. They make every job easier and help you maximize time and effort. Here’s an introduction to professional carpet cleaning accessories. Learn about what tools are necessary, how they work and how they can make all the difference.

High Pressure Hoses

Choose hoses that are light and hold heat. A steel braided hose can be rated up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Look for hoses that include a no-slip hose saver. Reusable crimps are also a plus.

Hose Crimps

Most hose crimps require a crimping tool, but it’s much more convenient to find hose crimps that don’t require a tool. Using crimps without a tool helps you get jobs done quicker without having to stop and use a tool. Hose crimps that are reusable also reduce costs.

Silicone

Every carpet cleaner tool box needs this product. Makes replacing hose endings a breeze.

Quick Disconnect Set

Quick disconnect sets come fully assembled. It includes a brass female fitting, a stainless male fitting and a connector cover.

Quick Disconnect Cover

Keep your hands and clients’ property safe with a quick connect cover. A high pressure connector cover protects you and floors.

Trigger Valve Assembly

These include a stainless steel male fitting and hex nipple. Use it with a trigger sleeve.

Bone Scraper

Every carpet cleaner needs one of these in their pockets!!! The best tool to help with those stubborn spills. Feather in with a bone scraper to work a stain remover or chemical agent into carpet fibers.

This is a blade-like tool used to remove or loosen soils or material coated on carpets. It’s a perfect tool for stubborn spills and helps remove gum, tar and adhesives.

Trigger Sleeve

This is the best protection for fingers. It’s an excellent blister preventative. They are typically made from silicone and should fit several types of triggers.

Shutoff Valve

You’ll need one that’s tough and can withstand every day usage and abuse.

Wash Stick

Use a heavy duty wash stick to wash out your tank, clean off a tool or wash out your truck.

Professional carpet cleaning accessories are essential for every cleaner. These are just a few professional carpet cleaning accessories we recommend. Browse our accessories to find the right tools for your next job.

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Five Professional Carpet Cleaning Tips

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As a professional carpet cleaner, you’ve probably seen every stain imaginable. You’ve likely picked up a few professional carpet cleaning tips as well. Because we’ve been in the carpet cleaning business for years, we’ve amassed a lot of experience, including things that have worked and not worked. We decided to share these with you, tips for experts from experts.

Blot Never Rub

With the toughest stains, blotting is always the preferred method. Rubbing can ground the stain in further and spread it. Before using any equipment, use a cloth with a small amount of cleaner to blot from the outside inward. This is the best way to control and minimize the stain.

Countering Over-Shampooing

Over-shampooing occurs when either too much shampoo is used or the carpet is not rinsed thoroughly. If you encounter a carpet that has soapy residue build up then it must be rinsed properly before cleaning again. Often this residue can cause the carpet to become a dirt magnet. If you suspect the carpets have been overly shampooed in the past, it’s always wise to ask about past carpet care before beginning a new cleaning.

Rinse Just Enough

If you over wet carpets too much, water will soak into the bottom of the carpet. Backing materials can cause the carpet to lose its coloring if they become too wet. Carpets will actually shrink from over-wetting and pull from the floor. If the backing and pad become too wet, it’s very hard to dry them. You also have the risk of mold and mildew problems.

Removing the Unexpected

Not everything that stains a carpet is a liquid. Sometimes things like gum and wax embed in carpet. There’s a fix for that! For gum, freeze it. Then lift it up, and cut it out. If the piece of gum is small, you shouldn’t be able to tell.

Wax from candles can sometimes end up in carpet. The solution is to reheat it using an iron. Use a paper or cloth towel under the iron. When the wax becomes softened, peel it off with a knife or other tool.

Odor Issues

Odor in carpet can come from people, animals or other lingering smells. Use a water based cleaner. This will encapsulate the odor which minimizes the spread of odor molecules.

These are just a few of the professional carpet cleaning tips we’ve picked up over the years. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us. If you’d like to browse our carpet cleaning products, you can start shopping.

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Pro Clean Chemicals Launches New Website

Welcome to the Pro Clean Chemicals website.

The Pro Clean Chemicals website is ready for you to shop, explore and learn.

Pro Clean Chemicals offers professional cleaning supplies. Our products are made by cleaners for cleaners. We understand exactly how these products work because we’ve spent years as actual cleaners.

We’ve cleaned millions of square feet of office space and thousands of homes. Now we’re offering the best products to you. Our professional cleaning supplies include carpet cleaners, upholstery cleaners, tile and grout cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers and odor neutralizers. We also offer hoses, wands and more.

You can be confident we’ll have the professional cleaning supplies you need with our wide selection available 24/7 on our website.

Check out our products! If you have questions, please refer to our FAQ section.