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Carpet Salt Stain Removal in Dyersville, IA

December 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

ServiceMaster by Knipper provides winter carpet cleaning services.

Carpets get dirty no matter what time of year it may be. Dust, dirt, grime, leaves, animal stains, food spills; you name it, we’ve seen in in every season over our 32 years in the cleaning service business. But only in winter do we see a particular element that can chemically alter itself and cause permanent damage to your residential or commercial carpeting: Salt, and salt byproducts. In Iowa, the state highway department uses 230,000 tons (460 million pounds!) of salt, and then another 2.5 million gallons of salt brine every year! That, of course, doesn’t include salt or brine used by municipalities, counties, companies, or individual homeowners. The stuff is all over the place, and some of it is going to end up on your carpets. To avoid carpet damage, call ServiceMaster by Knipper in Dyersville, Manchester, and Independence, IA and surrounding communities in the Tri-State area.

Salt is an alkali, which can damage the fiber of your carpeting at the microscopic level. The chemicals break down threads and damage protective treatments that may be on the carpets. Plus, some salt brine formulas are not safe if you have pets in the house. All the more reason to deep clean it from your wall-to-wall carpeting and rugs. You may not notice it at first, but after it dries, a white residue appears on the carpet surface. It may have soaked deep down into the pile as well, to areas that aren’t visible. Most likely it came in on people’s shoes and boots, perhaps even on pets’ feet. They’re exposed to salt or salt solutions on sidewalks, driveways, and whenever they step into a street or roadway. Even when people wipe their feet, they don’t come completely clean.

A good preventative method is a shoe mat or stand at the doors of your home. Make sure it’s large enough and provides a bench to aid your guests in removing their boots or shoes. You might even provide carpet slippers if you think it appropriate. Once people see how clean your carpets are, they’ll understand. If you do find yourself with salt on your carpets and floor coverings, contact ServiceMaster by Knipper for carpet cleaning service in Dyersville, IA, East Dubuque and Galena, IL, Platteville, WI, and other communities in the Tri-State area.

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