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DIY Spot and Stain Carpet Cleaning Tips

Life doesn’t go easy on carpet. Spills and stains are destined to find their way to your carpet, and often times, at the worst possible moment. Like say, a week after you’ve had a professional carpet cleaning, or right before a dinner party. Yep, it’s a sad reality, but sometimes there’s just no time to call Drycon of Middle Tennessee for a professional carpet cleaning.

Fortunately, if you maintain your carpet with regular vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning, you can likely handle an emergency spot cleaning.  Check out the following tips for cleaning spots and stains.

1-     TREAT STAINS IMMEDIATELY – The longer a substance is on the carpet, the better chance it has of becoming a permanent stain. The clock is ticking!

2-     USE A WHITE CLOTH/RAG – The last thing we want is to add to the stain, by color-transfer from a colored cloth. A white wash cloth or shop towel will work.

3-     DAB AND BLOT. AVOID SCRUBBING. – Scrubbing a stain can easily drive the substance deeper into the carpet fiber and can spread the stain. Using your clean, white cloth, and working from the outside of the stain towards the center, blot or dab the area to remove as much of the substance as possible before using any type of carpet cleaner.

4-     SPOT TEST ANY CLEANING PRODUCTS YOU USE – Most store bought carpet cleaners are perfectly color-safe, but better safe than sorry. Test your product in a small, out of the way area to make sure it doesn’t cause any discoloration of your carpet.

5-     ONLY USE ONE TYPE OF STAIN REMOVER AT A TIME – Most of our carpet cleaning customers have some type of store bought carpet cleaners in their home. For a list of homemade carpet cleaners, check out Real Simple’s guide here. Most all carpet cleaners can be effective, but sometimes they don’t play nicely together. Be sure to rinse the area thoroughly before using a different carpet cleaning solution.

6-     RINSE THOROUGHLY – After cleaning spots and stains with your carpet cleaner, be sure to rinse the area with water and dab dry with a clean, white rag. Not doing so will leave behind a residue and potentially a new stain.

7-     BOOK A PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING – Regular carpet cleaning by Drycon of Middle Tennessee will not only take care of spots and stains, but also help you get the most life out of your carpet. 

8 Tips for Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

It’s spring time in Middle Tennessee, and warmer weather means kids and pets bringing dirt into your home.  To keep your hardwood floors looking their best, follow these 8 easy tips from Drycon of Middle Tennessee.

  1. Wipe spills up immediately.  Accidents are inevitable, but be sure to clean spills quickly to limit staining.
  2. Place a mat at outside entrances to reduce the amount of dirt and moisture tracked into your home.  Limiting the debris brought in can help preserve your hardwood floors.
  3. Keep your pet’s nails trimmed.  This helps to avoid damage from scratches.
  4. Avoid cleaners that have ammonia, detergents, bleach, polishes, oil soaps, abrasive cleaning soaps, or acidic materials.
  5. Sweep, dust and vacuum your hardwood floors regularly, at least once per week. 
  6. Protect your hardwood floors from direct sunlight.  Direct sunlight can cause discoloration and warping. 
  7. Use protective padding under the legs of furniture on your hardwoods. Replace hard, narrow furniture rollers with wide rubber rollers.
  8. Protect high-traffic areas with area rugs.  This will help decrease the damage caused by normal wear and tear to your hardwood floors. 

Of course, regular professional cleaning can help protect your hardwood floors and extend their life.  Drycon of Middle Tennessee offers professional hardwood cleaning for just $60 per room or $75 per room with furniture moving.

If you live in the Middle Tennessee area, call 615-533-6641 to schedule your hardwood cleaning appointment today. 

Serving Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and surrounding areas, Drycon is your award winning carpet, hardwood, and upholstery cleaning service company. With our patented cleaning solutions, your hardwood floors will be clean and dry in 30 minutes.

We're looking for a new team member!

We are looking for a new team member to grow with us!

Over the past few years, we have seen steady growth in our carpet, hardwood and upholstery cleaning business, making 2015 the most successful year in our 13 year history. After making some key improvements last year, we feel Drycon is ready to grow exponentially in 2016!

In order to continue to provide our outstanding service to a rapidly expanding customer base, we are looking to add a new team member for a unique opportunity. The position available is part Cleaning Technician and part Sales/Marketing Representative. This person would train to become a professional cleaning tech in our company. In addition to helping us serve our new and existing customers, they will be provided the tools and training to create and grow their own clientele. In essence, create and run their own business.

That’s why we’re not just looking for an employee.

We’re looking for someone that shares our team’s vision of Golden Rule customer service and wants to make a meaningful contribution to our community.  We want a teammate that wants to join us in becoming an industry leader. Someone that thinks like an entrepreneur and isn’t afraid of a physically demanding job.

If you or someone you know is a high-character, motivated individual in search of a unique business opportunity contact us at (615)533-6641 or email us at Brian@dryconcarpetcleaning.com  

5 Tips to Protect Your Carpet

5 Tips to Protect Your Carpet

Keeping your carpet clean and free from unsightly spots can be difficult, especially with children and pets. If your carpet does need a professional cleaning, Drycon Carpet Cleaning is here to help. We service Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and the greater Middle Tennessee Area. Click through for five tips to help your carpet stay clean and fresh.