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Back to Basics: How to Keep Carpet Clean in Your Facility – Island Lake, Il

Keeping carpet clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your facility’s interior and CRI is here with some tips to help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting, especially with Seal of Approval-certified products.

The following tips cover the different aspects of a maintenance program you will need to keep you carpet looking great all year.

1.      Vacuuming

Vacuuming is the simplest and easiest way to keep carpet clean and lasting. Regular vacuuming is imperative to the life and beauty of your carpet. For high traffic areas, you should vacuum daily. Be sure to use a Seal of Approval-certified vacuum.

2.      Interim Maintenance

Interim maintenance is a recently added aspect to the Seal of Approval program, but that does not minimize its importance. Interim maintenance is a scheduled frequency appearance cleaning for all traffic areas. Its purpose is to refresh carpet with a surface cleaning.

3.      Deep Cleaning

You may know deep cleaning by a number of different names (i.e. hot-water extraction, steam cleaning), but deep cleaning is vital to the life of carpet. An annual deep cleaning will remove the deepest, ground-in dirt residing in your facility’s carpet.

4.      Spot Removal

Spots and stains happen in almost any environment, but the most important thing you can do is treat the stain as soon as it happens. This will dramatically reduce the chance of the spot or stain resoiling. Wiz Team Solutions are tested and certified for their ability to effectively remove stains and minimize resoiling.

As mentioned earlier, following these tips will allow you to keep your carpet beautiful and lasting throughout the year.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

Home Carpet Installation Checklist – Ingleside, IL

Proper installation of carpet is vitally important to the life of your carpet. If carpet is not correctly installed, it can cause a number of issues that can affect the look and useful life of the carpet.

1.    Check for Carpet Recycling Options in Your Area

Before getting your new carpet installed, you need to properly remove your old carpet. Many people recommend taking used carpet to the landfill, but this is not good for the environment. CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort) promotes proper disposal of post-consumer carpet. CARE’s website helps you find a carpet collector in your area.

2.    Who Should I Hire to Install My Carpet?

Carpet installation might seem like a DIY project, but it’s best left to the professionals. Specifically professionals who follow CRI 104/105 Installation Standards. CRI 104/105 were created by professionals in the carpet industry and are the only installation standards recognized by the industry. CRI also recommends hiring a professional who has been certified by a credible third party.

3.    Learn to Take Care of Your New Carpet

Carpet technology has made a number of advancements in recent years including stain and soil resistance, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be cleaned. Proper cleaning starts with vacuuming and many manufacturers recommend specific vacuums for their carpet. In the case they don’t, CRI’s Seal of Approval certifies vacuums for their ability to clean carpet.

4.    Provide Proper Ventilation

After the installation is complete, you need to provide adequate ventilation. Open windows, doors and operate the fan of your HVAC system to get fresh air flowing. Ventilation removes the new carpet smell within 72 hours.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

The Importance of Clean Carpet in the Nursery in Hoffman Estates

Carpeting is a great choice for a nursery. It adds warmth, comfort and style; and it provides a nice, soft place for your baby to crawl on. But carpeting does get dirty.

In fact, if you don’t keep your carpeting clean — especially in a nursery — it can become a hotspot for germs and a harbor for dirt. Are you wondering what can be hidden in your nursery carpeting? Read on.

Dirt

Even if you have a no-shoes policy in your home, dirt finds its way into carpeting from clothing, pets and most any item you bring in from the outside.

Dust

Most people think of dust accumulating on their furniture surfaces. The fact is that once you dust — no matter how carefully — some of the dust can fall on your carpeting.

Dander

If you have pets in your home, you know how much they can shed. Not only dog hair but also their microscopic dander can fall into the carpeting.

Food and drink

Inevitably someone will bring some edibles into the nursery. Food and drink are one of the biggest culprits of carpet stains.

Mold and mildew

If water and dirt get into your carpeting and sit for a period of time, they can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew.

Keeping the carpeting in your home clean is important, and even more so in the nursery. You don’t want your little bundle of joy crawling around on germs. Take the following precautions to keep your nursery carpeting clean:

  • Be sure to vacuum on a regular basis
  • Clean up any spills or stains that may happen right away
  • Try to keep food out of the nursery
  • To keep dirt at a minimum, keep slippers by your entryway door and insist on a no-shoes policy in the nursery
  • You should also have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis Choose a company that specializes in residential carpet cleaning

We are happy to provide you with carpet care tips for your nursery and every other room in your home.

With our all natural carpet cleaning, you can rest assured that our process is safe for your baby. Visit our website to learn about all of our eco-friendly cleaning services.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

DIY Carpet Cleaning vs. Professional Carpet Cleaning Services – Highland Park, IL

If you are like many American homeowners, you know that spring is coming up soon and it’s time to think about spring-cleaning. One of the key priorities in spring-cleaning should be your flooring.

Winter brings in slush, sleet and dirt; and most of it winds up beneath our feet. Are you wondering the best route to go when getting your carpets cleaned, whether it’s prudent to hire a professional or try to tackle this task on your own? Here are some pros and cons of both.

Doing it yourself

One of the conveniences of cleaning your own carpeting is being able to do it during your own time. You can decide when it’s best for you to clean your carpets and what rooms you want to clean and when. This gives you some flexibility so you don’t have to get the job done all at once. You may also be the type of person that feels better when they do the job themselves. If you are that type, you may want to consider cleaning your carpets on your own.

Hiring a Pro

One of the benefits of hiring a professional residential carpet cleaning company is that you will get – of course – professionals. You don’t have to worry about moving large pieces of furniture, spending hours on a stubborn stain or questioning whether you are using the right products for your carpeting. It also frees up time for you to do other things around the house by having the pros come in and clean your carpet.

Before you consider hiring any professional carpet cleaning company, be sure they have the experience to get the job done. The Wiz Team has been serving the Highland Park area for more than 18 years.

 

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

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Patching Damaged Carpet Spots – Should You Hire a Professional? – Grayslake, IL

You spent weeks sorting through multiple carpet samples, days preparing for the installation in your home, hours arranging your furniture and enjoying your beautiful new carpeting – and minutes for an accident to happen. Stuff happens.

Unfortunately, at some point your carpeting may become stained or damaged. Are you wondering if you should you fix it yourself or call in the pros? Read on.

On your own

Tackling carpet patching on your own depends on several factors. The first one is your patience level, experience and handiness and how badly the carpeting is damaged. If you have scraps of carpeting left over from your install, you are halfway to getting the job done. If a small section of carpeting is damaged, you can cut away the stained or damaged area and glue in a replacement piece from your carpeting scraps. You may need to trim the carpet or position it to match the fiber path. If you don’t feel up to the task, you may want to hire a pro.

Hiring a professional

The best part about hiring someone to help fix your carpeting problem is you are dealing with a professional who has experience in carpet cleaning and repair. Whether your carpeting is damaged due to staining, burns or buckling, a professional can assess the situation, send a trained technician to solve the problem and guarantee their work.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

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Best Types of Carpet for High Traffic Areas – Fox Lake, IL

Choosing a carpet that can stand up against traffic in your home can be difficult. For high traffic areas, ditch the silk or shag and look for a durable wool carpet to save the day. We’ve put together some reasons why wool carpet will be more beneficial for your high traffic room.

Most well made wool rugs are extremely durable, which makes them a great option for a room with a heavy flow of traffic. These rugs will hold up for a long time on their own, which makes them a desirable choice for your home. Additionally, there is one simple step that will allow you to extend their lifespan: Place a pad underneath. Typically, rugs and carpets don’t wear out from the top, but from the bottom. By placing a pad underneath your wool rug, you will keep your rug looking new and lasting longer.

Silk and Shag should be avoided in high traffic areas, as they are less durable and won’t be able to withstand the traffic. Silk rugs are not made to be durable at all, and shag rugs in a high traffic room will wear out and lay flat because you’ll be walking on the side of the pile and not the top. It is best to keep the silk and shag carpet options out of your high traffic rooms, and start thinking about wool.

Additionally, be sure to choose a pattern or color that will not display dirt and stains easily. This means it is best to avoid whites and creams, or black solid carpets. Each of these shows dirt quickly and obviously. It is best to choose a color that is in between the two, or a pattern that will camouflage dirt and stains.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

Tile Cleaning Doesn’t Clean Your Tile – Algonquin, IL

Well sort of. But if you leave the dirty water on the floor after you clean the tile, the dirt in the water is left behind when the water evaporates. Next time you do your tile cleaning, use a white terry cloth towel to see just how much dirt is really left behind. (Don’t use your best towels)

You might be surprised at how dirty the towel is. All that dirt on the towel would have been left on the surface of the tile.  And the dirt in the water/tile cleaner residue would have discolored your grout. The best way to keep your tile clean is to dry the floor after the tile cleaning process. Remove any puddled water that accumulates in the grout joints or in the recesses of some tile designs. This ensures all of the dirt is removed and makes your tile cleaning effort much more effective.

But Aren’t Cleaners Effective For Tile Cleaning?

Tile cleaners today do have agents in them that help lift dirt to the surface. The lifting agent (surfactant) works best when the tile is drenched with tile cleaner and water, and rinsed with clean water. With even the best tile cleaning products, it’s a fact that any tile cleaning residue or mop water left on the tile and grout will still leave behind dirt.

Properly done, floor cleaning can maintain a tile floor in a like new condition with regular mopping. Just remember to use the proper grout and tile cleaner and the proper tile cleaning techniques and you are sure to achieve excellent results.

The Wiz Team is a full service carpet cleaning and restoration service. We service Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palantine, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Mundelein, and more. Contact us today for your cleaning and restoration needs.

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Best Questions to Ask When Hiring a Carpet Cleaning Company in Carpentersville, IL

It’s been said that knowledge is power. Your flooring is a large part of your home, and you don’t want to entrust cleaning and care to just anyone. Find out about who you are hiring to care for your carpeting. Here are some great questions to ask your carpet cleaning company.

What is included in the service?

Before hiring someone for residential carpet cleaning, find out what is included in their service. Do they offer free estimates? Do they spot treat stains? What is their cleaning process, and how long will it take? Do they offer specials for cleaning the carpets in more than one room?

Does the quoted price include specialty treatments?

If you are interested in pet urine odor removal or carpet protection, inquire about these services. Most companies will add these onto a regular cleaning but may run specials on these treatments.

Should I move my furniture or will you?

You don’t want to suffer a broken back just because you’re having your carpets cleaned. Inquire what you are responsible for moving before your technician arrives. Most times you are asked to move only small items from the floor.

Do you offer natural carpet cleaning with low or neutral pH treatments?

You shouldn’t be afraid to lay down on your carpets. Choose a company that offers natural carpet cleaning that is green and eco-friendly.

Do you guarantee satisfaction? If so, for how long?

You don’t want your carpet cleaning company to disappear after cleaning your carpets. Unfortunately, some stubborn stains may require a second visit. Choose a company that will come back upon request.

The Wiz Team has been serving the Carpentersville, IL area for  years. We take pride in our work and our customer service.

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