Do you have a water damaged carpet? Does your carpeting require quality pet stain removal? No matter your specific reason for considering carpet cleaning companies, here are some useful facts about carpet cleaning to keep in mind, as well as some interesting information about the history of carpets.
Have you ever been annoyed by the indentations that furniture can leave in your carpet? There is actually a handy home remedy to alleviate this issue. By steaming the carpet using a household iron, you can remove these unsightly impressions without touching the iron to the carpet. In fact, you’ll want to avoid doing this. You can then lift the carpet fibers up with the edge of either a spoon or a coin.
Carpet cleaning can be essential for removing pesky fleas, which bite both animals and humans alike. While the dryness of the carpet provides a conducive environment for grown fleas, a wet carpet caused by flooding, moisture from the kitchen, or insufficient ventilation in the bathroom can be ideal for flea eggs.
A common misconception about carpet cleaning is that it can cause the carpet itself to shrink. Though this may have been true when carpet was made of natural materials, now that modern carpets are synthetic, the possibility of shrinking is virtually impossible.
The history of carpets goes back thousands of years ago. The first recorded mention of “red carpet” like that rolled out for royalty was made by Aeschylus in 458 B.C. in reference to Agamemnon. As for modern day vacuum cleaners, they find their roots in a 1699 machine created by Edmund Heming that swept streets.