Removing Your Child’s
Artwork from Carpets

ALL STAR BLOG Removing Your Child’s Artwork from Carpets Any parent can tell you that children (by default) are messy; you can probably imagine the carnage they can cause with art sets. Spills on your brand new white rug can be particularly annoying, but there are simple remedies to remove paint from rugs. Dried Paint and Colouring: Once paint dries it can be a real hassle. Before even applying any solvents, you have to take a razor blade and carefully chip away at the hard outer covering. Once you have done your best, apply an oil-displacing agent like WD40 on the area of the stain. Let it sit for around 20 minutes before giving it a good solid scrub. Finish off with some cleaning detergent. This procedure also works well on play dough. If you have an older, expensive rug, you’ll want to hire one of our All Star Chem-Dry professionals. The rug may contain exotic colouring which will react with most oil-displacing solutions. Water based paints: When it comes to a child’s artwork set, this is the most common type of paint you will deal with. Blot up any spills with a clean wet rag; try not to scrub the section because the spill will seep through the rug and spread. Once most of it is absorbed, use any type of detergent and hot water to apply the finishing touches. Latex Paints: The good thing about latex paint is that it’s so easy to remove. The secret solution is hot water; hot water causes the paint to soften and dissolve. Put some water on the stain and place a hot rag over the spill and leave it on the spot for about 10 minutes. Then take a fresh rag and keep blotting the section while periodically adding hot water. Even the most well behaved children are messy by nature, but our experts are here to help. The best way to remove any stains is by giving Natural Carpet Care, the best Toronto carpet cleaning professionals, a call and having one of our experts take care of it. Contact us today for a free quote today at 416-916-0550 and get rid of those pesky...

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Don’t Wait Till Spring…
Work Your Winter Cleaning Magic Now

ALL STAR BLOG Don’t Wait Till Spring…Work Your Winter Cleaning Magic Now When you live in Canada, you never have to wonder how the term ‘spring cleaning’ became so popular. It is almost impossible to clean during the cold, harsh and surprisingly enduring winter months. Due to this, many people decide to wait until the sun comes out before they begin to clean their homes. Although this may work for you, it surely does not work for your carpets. Below, you will see why your carpets should be regularly cleaned by a Toronto carpet cleaning professional. Elimination of Allergens: Each day, your carpet absorbs thousands of new allergens. These allergens can cause those who suffer from allergy issues to experience harsh side effects during the spring months. After receiving a professional carpet cleaning, the harmful allergens that once lived in your carpets will be removed and you will be rewarded with an allergen free home. Removal of Bacteria and Viruses: In addition to the possibility of bacteria living in your carpet and furniture, there is a high chance that germs and viruses can live in there too. While it is recommended that you have your furniture professionally cleaned every 18-24 months, you can also maintain your furniture between those cleanings by vacuuming it regularly and protecting it against spills and stains.  Elimination of Grime and Salt: If there is snow in your area, the possibility of grime and salt being built-up in your carpet’s fibres is very high. The extreme build-up often results in unwanted stains and blemishes that end up leaving your carpet looking very old and worn out. The more worn out your carpet is, the shorter its lifespan will be. The trick to winter cleaning is not to let dark winter days get you down. Try to stay neat and efficient so that by the time spring rolls around, you will be outside soaking in the sunshine instead of scrubbing away at the stains in your carpets! For More Information Give us a call. Our experts at All Star Chem-Dry professional are readily available to assist you...

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Natural Carpet Cleaning
for Pets

ALL STAR BLOG Care Tips for Extending the Longevity of your Carpet Owning a pet, and keeping a clean and odour-free home is a delicate balance – harsh chemicals can be detrimental to your dog or cat’s lifespan. Choosing the right carpet cleaner involves selecting a solution that works against musty, pungent odours, but is also green carpet cleaning is enough to leave your pet unharmed. While pets can be trained meticulously, your puppy is likely going to choose a muddy romp over a clean bath any day. Dogs and cats alike bring in smells and dirt particles that can’t always be noticed right away. The easiest way to keep your home smelling fresh, is to focus on the areas that get the most contact with your animals – your floors. Routinely washing hard surfaces is a given, but deep cleaning your carpets is one of the better options you can take. Vacuuming is certainly important, but pet oils and dander can be absorbed within your carpet’s fibres, requiring more serious measures. Although some chemicals may not affect you, your pets have much more sensitive immune systems, and they can become ill from a much smaller dosage of toxicity. While browsing for options, remembering to go green will help protect your pets. These methods avoid the use of toxic cleaning agents, and keep water use to a minimum.  Professionally cleaning your carpets is the best option. When choosing carpet cleaning services in Toronto, look for options like Chem-Dry. It makes it easy to be eco-friendly to your pets and you can relax knowing that your carpets are clean and healthy for your furry companions. Trust Chem-Dry for the professional carpet cleaning services you expect, with the sustainable quality that you and your pet require. Your pet’s safety is immeasurably important – don’t risk their health with harsh cleaning methods. Achieve better quality cleaning, with a safer outcome for you and your...

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How to Tackle the
Winter Carpet Blues

ALL STAR BLOG How to Tackle the Winter Carpet Blues It’s wintertime, and that means your family is spending more time indoors and consequently, wear and tear to your carpet increases. Steady foot traffic can have a pretty serious impact on your carpet – but you also have to factor in pet hair and dander, on top of the regular accumulation of stains, dirt, and debris. Combat your winter carpet blues with three simple suggestions from your All Star Chem-dry Carpet Cleaning Specialists. 1. Vacuum This step is simple- removing the daily buildup of dirt and dust by routinely vacuuming will significantly extend the life of your carpet. Create a vacuum schedule and stick to it, and even if the carpet appears to be clean, you never know what lies beneath! By removing the top layer of dirt more frequently, you will reduce the amount of dirt that gets pushed deeper into your carpet’s fibres. 2. Spot treat Depending on the spot or stain, there are particular processes and solutions used for spot treatment. In the wintertime, it’s common for some dogs to become picky about their bathroom routines and urinate inside, instead of bearing the cold outdoors. Our patented cleaning product P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment) is a revolutionary pet urine removal product; the chemical reaction sifts urine crystals and liquids from the source, to completely remove the odour. Or, if have an oriental rug you should only trust your precious family heirloom to professional rug cleaners. Without the right solution and methods, your rugs can discolour, fade, and slowly deteriorate. Luckily, our experts are fully trained on treating specialty rugs, using delicate procedures to ensure your rug will remain in top condition. 3. Give us a call Spilled liquids, like coffee and wine, can stain and seep into the carpet pad, harbouring pungent odours. Our team of expert carpet cleaning specialists are fully trained to remove bacteria, pervasive odours, and visible stains efficiently and sustainably. So if your pets have had many indoor accidents, and if your carpets have endured a lot of wear and tear, consult Chem-Dry’s professional cleaners today and get your carpets looking and smelling like...

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Care Tips for Extending the Longevity of your Carpet

ALL STAR BLOG Care Tips for Extending the Longevity of your Carpet Keeping your carpet clean isn’t an easy task – pets, children, spills – life happens. Instead of fretting over your carpet, here are some simple tips to extend the longevity of your carpet’s life: 1. Vacuum your carpet three times a week with a high-efficiency particulate air filter, or a HEPA vacuum. Investing in a good vacuum will set the groundwork for long-term maintenance. 2. Handle stains with care – when something is spilled, make sure to remove as much of it as possible before blotting it with a clean white cloth. Attempting to “scrub” it will simply push it further into the carpet. 3. Rearrange your furniture. This will even out the amount of wear particularly spots in your carpet receive. This will prevent areas from becoming treaded so frequently that they create a discolouration. 4. Call a carpet cleaning professional – Natural Carpet Care. Carpet that goes without a deep-clean for an extended period of time can be carrying grime, mites, and bacteria. Your carpets will look noticeably cleaner- you might be surprised at the colour before and after. But it’s more than just appearances – choosing a deep clean for your carpets is a choice for better health. Removing dander, allergens, and bacteria will help you and your family breath and sleep easier. It will also help your home to feel clean, smell great, and look polished. Our environmentally friendly carpet cleaning methods will ensure the safety of your children and pets is being protected. Investing in carpet cleaning is much more cost-effective than investing in carpet replacement. We’ll leave your carpets cleaner, drier, healthier. Trust Natural Carpet Care – your carpet cleaning...

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3 DIY Projects You Should Leave
to the Professionals

ALL STAR BLOG 3 DIY Projects You Should Leave to the Professionals To be a jack of all trades has become very popular in 2015 – from DIY weddings, home reno, cake art, and more. Pinterest has completely revolutionized everything as a potential project – and there’s realistically a youtube video for anything you would like to learn. Does this mean that you will be very successful? Not necessarily. There are some jobs that you should simply leave to the professionals. 1. Plumbing There’s a good reason why plumbers are paid so well – they have a very specific skill set. Clearing a clog or fixing a toilet seat is one thing – backups and damaging piping are another. Consult a professional. 2. Electrical Switching out a light bulb? No problem. Delving into complex electric wires to find out what that one switch in your house turns on? Not the best idea. Playing around can lead to electric shock or even fire – consult a professional. 3. Carpet Cleaning What part of your home gets the most wear, and the least amount of attention? Your carpet, of course. Dust and dirt can build-up over time and make your home look dingy or even musty. Without proper care, your carpets can soak up smells, allergens, and stains that cannot be removed by vacuuming alone. Trust your carpet cleaning in Toronto to the professionals at Natural Carpet Care. Once a season, give some affection to the part of your home that needs it the most – your carpet. A home healthy study concludes that Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonation extraction system removes 98.1% of common household allergens. We use a patented hot-carbonating extraction system to remove particles from the very base of your carpet. We extract with microscopic co2 bubbles to penetrate and remove dirt from your carpet. We protect your carpet and leave your home feeling brand new again, with 80% less water than a standard steam cleaner. This means no detergents, allergens, or domestic “steam-cleaning” machines that can cause mold to build up as your carpet slowly dries. Trust your professional carpet cleaner in Toronto – trust Natural Carpet...

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