Black mold is common in areas on where were there is high humidity or in areas with moisture. Usually, they do show up on bathroom shower tiles, grout or floors and even on kitchen backsplashes. Initially, they will start showing up as small spots. But if you left them untreated, they will spread out.
Molds when left for granted do provide health risks at home. They are known to be associated with respiratory response like chronic coughing and sneezing. Other side effects are irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches.
Tiles and grout do really look unpleasant when black mold does show up, especially if your tiles and grout are using light colored tones. And unfortunately, some commercial products available on the market to remove them uses strong chemicals that could have potential side effects that can harm our health and also damage your tiles and grout when used too much.
Here at Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we will give you a guide on how to create your own D.I.Y. mold remover that comes from combining bleach, baking soda and water. You will also need a scrub sponge and abrasive scouring pad.
For you to create the solution, you simply have to mix half a litter of water with a teaspoon of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of bleach.
After mixing the solution, use the scrub sponge and apply the solution on the areas on where the black mold is abundant. Wait for a few minutes then rub it with the abrasive pad.
Once done, rinse the area with water to finally remove the black mold.
We hope that this can lessen your tile and grout cleaning worries.
Please call us or fill up our form if you need further cleaning of your tiles and grout.
Body lotions like Vaseline has many uses. In fact, body lotions are widely used that almost every bedroom or bathroom has it. But there are times that spills from this type of products do happen on a carpet. And often times when this happens, we’ll be running within our house to get a paper towel or worse, a toilet paper to scoop up the body lotion then leave the remainder of it on the carpet. Next thing you know is that you have a carpet stain already.
Here in Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we don’t mind giving DIY tips to people. Because like you, we also have the burden to maintain the cleanliness of our home with little effort and spending as much as possible.
So below are the things you will need to clean you carpet from body lotion stains.
Here are the steps to do it
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Most of the time, carpets are a fair choice to be used on home floorings because they provide warmth, suppresses sound and they are comfortable to walk on barefoot. But people haven’t realized that carpets also act as a giant filter for your home due to the traffic and abuse that it gets every day. They catch and hold considerable amount of dirt, dust and other particles that regular vacuum cleaning is will not be enough to remove it. It’s for this reason that your carpet needs to be professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Here are the reasons why you need to hire professional carpet cleaner like us and how frequently you should do it.
As a general rule, you should have your carpets cleaned by professional carpet cleaning service every 12-18 months. This helps your carpet to last longer and feel better. This also helps the occurrence of allergens circulating on your home and also the removal of stains that are difficult to remove by yourself.
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Looking for a natural way to clean your couch or car upholstery? Well, we got the solution for you. In fact, this will also remove stains and help sterilize your upholstery too!
Please note that:
- We have only used it on microfiber couch and in the car.
- You might want to open your windows and doors before applying this cleaner to your carpets. At first, the smell of the cleaner is overpowering, but it will smell good once it dries up
- We recommend to apply the cleaner in a small inconspicuous place first to test the surface you want to clean for discoloration because we will be working with a mild acid and a disinfectant.
Now we proceed to the ingredients:
- Rubbing Alcohol
- White Vinegar
- 5 drops of essential oil that you like
- 5 drops of another essential oil that you like (optional)
- Glass/plastic spray bottle with fine mist option
- Sponge/dish towel
Here's how we do it.
1. Put equal parts of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar and combine them in the spray bottle. Use the funnel if necessary.
2. Add 4-8 drops of essential oil in the spray bottle. The smell from the essential oils will come out once that the vinegar part from the cleaner dries up, giving it a fresh scent. Use a glass spray bottle if you will be using citrus essential oil because it might eat away a plastic spray bottle.
How to use it:
***Once again, we recommend to apply the cleaner in an small inconspicuous place first to test the surface you want to clean for discoloration because we will be working with a mild acid and a disinfectant.***
1. Spray the DIY upholstery cleaner on the affected fabric generously and let it settle for 1-2 minutes but make sure that you will not let it dry.
2. With the use of the sponge or dish towel, scrub the affected part vigorously then allow it to dry. Repeat this step if needed to remove stubborn stains on your upholstery
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One of the worst stains that you can get on your carpet is from paint, especially if you are the D.I.Y type of person. Unlike any other stains, paint is visible and will not fade easily. But don’t feel bad about it. Here’s a way on how to remove that ugly dried paint stain.
The materials needed for this task are:
- Spray bottle
- Plenty white cloth rags
- Putty knife
- Liquid dish soap
- Plain water
- Very hot water
- Carpet Shampooer
- Distilled white vinegar
- Vacuum cleaner
The ingredients below are needed for you to create your own dried paint stain remover.
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp olive oil or melted coconut oil
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- 5 drops eucalyptus, lemon or orange essential oil
Simply mix all of the ingredients stated above until it turns into a loose paste.
Now we proceed to removing the dried paint stain on your carpet. Here are the steps to do it:
***If the D.I.Y. dried paint stain remover is not effective in scraping out the paint, you may use Goo Gone goo & adhesive remover***
To effectively shampoo the carpet:
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Removing dirt, dust and hair that got stuck on your stairs are one of the dreaded cleaning rituals that any homeowner’s face. Stairs that have either hardwood or carpet will always track dirt every time someone walks over it.
It is important to learn the best ways to vacuum your stairs to further beautify your home and to keep your floor’s integrity. So we prepared some of the best methods that any homeowner can do or use on any type of material that is used on your staircase.
First we’ll discuss the tools that you’ll need.
1. Carpet Cleaners
If the dirt on your carpeted floors has settled already then it's time to consider a carpet cleaner. Finding one is easy because it uses the traditional method of deep cleaning plus most of them are designed by known vacuum manufacturers like Dyson and Bissell.
Carpet cleaners are typically larger than a vacuum but the way they operate are similar to each other as it has rolling brushes with suction, includes a dirt reservoir and can be plugged into a regular wall outlet. The difference between carpet cleaners and regular vacuums is that the former uses water to loosen dirt. So instead of a dirt reservoir, you have a water tank instead that filters the dirt.
Carpet cleaners also have the option to add carpet fresheners and other enhanced cleaning solutions to further rid of stains and any signs of dirt.
This makes carpet cleaners perfect for cleaning stairs because they usually offer accessories to easily clean hard to reach areas like banisters and against baseboards. But keep in mind that they are typically heavy and a bit challenging to maneuver.
2. Steam Cleaners
This is one of the modern methods of cleaning stairs because it combines all the best features of a vacuum cleaner and carpet cleaner plus improved mobility and ease of use. If you are looking for a steam cleaner, it would be better to consider a model that was proven to remove allergens, dirt and bacteria from your carpet.
The way they work is by heating the water inside their water tank and using it to remove dirt and stubborn stains. Another benefit of using steam cleaners is that you can use it on almost any type of flooring as long as you have the appropriate accessories for it. So using it on a carpeted stairs and then using it on a hard floored stairs should not be an issue.
Another benefit of using a steam cleaner is that it cleans your floors as naturally as possible. So if you have someone that suffers from respiratory illness or you have pets or children that are allergic to cleaning solutions then this is the best option.
3. Traditional vacuum cleaners
Still widely used by most households due to its ease of use and portability, traditional vacuum cleaners are still perfect for cleaning your stairs. It would be better to look for vacuums that offer accessories so that you can reach every area of your stairs. Vacuum cleaners with large brush heads usually come with telescopic poles and crevice attachments for it to clean the hard to reach areas.
Traditional vacuum cleaners work by suctioning dirt and grime but they won’t be able to match the effectiveness of a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner. Also, they are not recommended for harder types of flooring unless it has the needed accessory for use to possibly clean it.
But still, traditional vacuum cleaners are more affordable and can be used every day without the risk of exposing your floor to too much water.
4. Hardwood vacuums
Some homeowners prefer hardwood rather than carpeted floors because it is easy to maintain. If that is the case then a hardwood vacuum will be the best choice for you.
Hardwood vacuums are designed for any type of flooring besides carpet because their suction is designed to be as close to the floor as possible for it to remove the dirt. And most of the time, they are portable and easy to store. This makes them more affordable too.
It would be better to look for a hardwood vacuum that has a wet function to mop your floor after you have vacuumed all of the dirt.
Next are the best ways to vacuum your stairs.
1. Remove large objects or debris. Because this will definitely clog your vacuum. You need to make sure that there are no obstructions on the path while you are cleaning to get the most out of cleaning experience as possible
2. Focus on corners. Because this is where the majority of dirt resides particularly in between banisters. Use the nozzle attachment on your vacuum to clean the edges of your carpet.
3. Clean the stair surface. You may use the nozzle attachment with a wider brush. Make sure you run the nozzle width-wise on stairs, as it’s far more time-efficient.
4. Cleaning the stairs with a wet vacuum (preferred if you want to thoroughly clean your carpet or hardwood). Then repeat step 3. Make sure that let the floor dry for a few hours before it can be used.
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Tile grout cleaning is considered as one of the cleaning rituals that requires a lot of hard work. With a bit of elbow grease and using the typical things that you can see from your home like toothpaste, baking soda, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or acetone can make your tile grout super clean. Below are the ingredients and steps needed for you to create your own DIY detergent to use to whiten your tile grout.
Toothpaste prevents impurities and bacteria deposit with its detergent, abrasive and antimicrobial content.
Vinegar is a natural acid with antifungal properties. You can use 30 drops of lemon essential oil instead of dishwashing liquid. You may use a spray bottle to store the solution so that spray it directly on the tile grout.
Get a coarse salt and mix it with the lemon juice until it turns into a paste. Then use a cloth or toothbrush to apply the mixture on the tile grout. Let it settle for 10 minutes then rinse. Rust can be also removed by this mixture.
Boil 250ml of water. Get a lemon and cut it in half. Put the 2 halves of lemon in the boiled water. Let it settle for a few minutes for it to infuse. Then rub the solution on the tile grout. Make sure that the solution will remain hot while you rub it on the tile grout.
You may use hydrogen peroxide to clean the tile grout further. To do this, use a piece of cotton wool and soak it on the hydrogen peroxide to clean the tile grout.
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Imagine yourself walking in your living room and then you noticed an odd patch mark on your carpet. Then you took a closer look and... surprise, its dog urine.
We know dog urine on your carpet is unpleasant, regardless of what type of pet you have and how much you love them. Much more if you left it for too long because it can seep through the carpet, leaving an ugly stain and bad odor on your carpet.
You can hire a carpet cleaning service to sort out your pet's mess at the carpet. But to others, calling them is not an option. Also there are others who would like to avoid chemical solutions as cleaning products.
So we came up with a DIY dog urine remover and deodorizer that uses less chemicals with the ingredients readily available on any shops.
Here are the ingredients of the dog urine remover:
- 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide
- tsp of baking soda.
- 1 tsp liquid dish soap
Here are the steps to make the DIY dog urine remover:
- Pour all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir it until the baking soda has dissolved
- Pour the solution on the dog urine patches and allow it to completely dry
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any excess of the solution
Here are the ingredients for the DIY carpet deodorizer:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 10-15 drops of essential oil that you desire (this will give the desired fragrance of the carpet deodorizer)
Just sprinkle all of the carpet deodorizer ingredients on the carpet then let it sit for 15-30 minutes. And then use a vacuum cleaner to remove any excess of it.
Hope this helps and have a nice day.