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San Diego is a flood prone area. Residents are being advised to prepare for storms and flooding that is already a constant event for them. However, no matter how common the incident is to your life as a homeowner, you will still find it daunting and overwhelming to face the truth of damage – big or small is still a loss – after the flood.
Always remember to blot a stain and not to rub it! The key to removing a stain is to blot it with a damp cloth. Rubbing a stain will only push it deeper into the carpet, causing long term damage to the carpet fibers. This will make it virtually impossible to remove.
Therefore first, determine the level of service you want. If you live in an apartment, chances are that you’re not looking for the same level of clean as the person who has invested $60.00 per square yard for their top grade carpet. Some guys buy their dress shirts at Walmart for $12 and others will only wear a custom tailored shirt for $400. The same is true for carpet cleaning customers. Some happily pay $1000 or more to have their carpets meticulously cleaned, while coupon shoppers are satisfied with a quick $50 clean. Needless to say, the quality and service are not comparable.
One person said that the carpet cleaner that they hired to clean their carpets came into their home, sprinkled a powder on the floor, and then removed the powder with a vacuum cleaner. They felt completely ripped off because the carpet looked the same as before. Here they had spent hundreds of dollars for a service they could have water damage restoration done themselves to get the same results. So, if this is a common problem how do you choose a carpet cleaner?
Uric acid contains non-soluble salt crystals. These crystals remain tightly bonded to any surface. If you clean the cat urine using ordinary products it may seem that urine odor the problem is solved but only apparently. Any type of moisture will reactivate those remaining salt crystals, releasing the cat urine smell again, and this time it will be worse.
Removing loose soil while it remains on the surface is important so that it is not worked into the carpet pile by foot traffic. Removing embedded soil is more difficult and time consuming than removing surface soil.
When the area is dry, vacuum the powder up. If you have a steam cleaner, allow the mixture to cake slightly on the stain BEFORE you use the Steamer to suction out any remaining moisture.
Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet about 20-30 minutes prior to vacuuming. The longer you let the baking soda sit, the better it will work as a deodorizer. You can also take a container (old seasoning shaker, parmesan cheese container, etc) and use it to make a home made mixture of baking soda and cinnamon. This can be sprinkled onto your carpet before vacuuming to deodorize your carpet while leaving behind a pleasant scent. Start off by adding a small box of baking soda and one teaspoon of cinnamon to the shaker and blend well. Take caution in sprinkling the cinnamon onto light colored carpet.