Common Cleaning Mistakes
Each surface in your home is unique and different in its own way. Carpet is thick and textured. Upholstery is thin and delicate. Tile is hard and slick while grout is porous.
Knowing how to best take care of each surface can be difficult. In this blog, you will see much of the issues lie within the fact that whatever you put into your surfaces is going to be hard to remove. Because of this, it is important to know what you are cleaning with and how you can be sure that everything will be removed from the surfaces.
Cleaning with Soap
This cleaning mistake may come across as a shocker because we clean our hands, dishes, and clothing with soap - why would it be bad to clean our carpets, upholstery, or tile with soap? The problem with cleaning the surfaces of your home with soap is that the sticky soapy residue is always left behind. Soapy residue attracts dirt and oil into your surface and can do lasting damage to the surfaces causing them to become matted, crunchy, sticky, and unpleasant to look at.
The trick to helping your surfaces stay cleaner longer is to clean without soap, detergents, or harsh chemicals. Zerorez® offers a better, more permanent answer to keeping the surfaces of your home clean. Our patented zr process™ and zr water® technology leave behind Zero Residue® - meaning your surfaces will stay cleaner, longer. You'll never be tempted to use soap to clean again after you Experience the Zerorez Difference™.
Eliminating Pet Odors
The next mistake that is commonly made when cleaning is not properly eliminating odors. Most of the time when people need odors eliminated from their carpet or upholstery, it is due to pet accidents. As your furry little friends add unpleasant aromas to your home, it is important to be knowledgeable of cleaning solutions that will fix your problem and those that will just hide it for a time.
As urine dries, a chemical change occurs. Acidic urine chemically changes to an alkaline, forming urea salts that attract moisture and they keep odor-causing bacteria alive for a long time. Biological matter must be neutralized and the bacteria need to be killed to help remove the odor smell at the source.
The Zerorez® cleaning process does not use soaps, detergents, shampoos, or harsh chemicals to clean and eliminate odors. Our Zerorez Pet Treatment is a proprietary polymer that effectively cleans and treats affected areas without leaving a sticky residue and does not contribute to re-soiling. We make sure not to leave anything behind that will harm your pets or disturb your nostrils. All we leave is clean™ at Zerorez®!
Scrubbing Instead of Dabbing
When handling carpet spots, there is a right way to do things and a wrong way. If you are not aware of the wrong ways of treating carpet spots, you may do it without knowing that you are making it worse! One common way people attempt to clean up carpet spots is by rubbing and scrubbing spots instead of dabbing. When you spill a glass of wine onto the carpet and try to scrub it out - stop! Scrubbing carpet stains is one of the worst things you can do. Scrubbing can damage your carpet's fibers making them wear down faster. When trying to get a spot out of your carpet, compromising the life of your carpet is surely not your intention. To save your carpet's fibers from damage and wear, dab carpet spots instead of scrubbing. Use a paper towel or dry white washcloth. The white color of the cloth will help you see what you are getting out of the carpet. Dab the spot until you have gotten as much of the spot out as possible, then call the professionals! To truly get all the spots out of your carpet, professional carpet cleaning will be necessary.
Waiting Too Long for Deep Cleaning
How long is too long to wait to have your carpet professionally cleaned? For your family's health and to extend the life of your carpet, your carpet needs frequent upkeep. There isn't an exact period of time you should wait before getting a professional deep carpet cleaning because every household is different. Some homes have two family members, and some have seven. Some households have dogs and cats, while others don't. Some of you may allow food to be eaten in the living room, while others have strict rules about food on the carpet. Everyone is different. So because we can't tell you exactly when you have waited too long to get your carpets cleaned, we can tell you the signs to look for. Signs that you're waiting too long and its time for cleaning: traffic patterns in your carpet, sneezing (commonly due to allergens trapped in carpet fibers), bent carpet fibers (this is when your carpet looks matted and flat!), and bad odor (happens when odors penetrate your carpet fibers and stick around too long).
If you see any of these signs in your household, it's time to call that professional carpet cleaner and get your floors deep cleaned!
The Zerorez Difference
Zerorez® is different from the traditional upholstery, tile and grout, and carpet cleaner. At the heart of the Zerorez® revolutionary cleaning technology is the ability to clean without the use of high-residue soaps, detergents, shampoos, or chemicals. Zerorez® cleaning services are based on our unique zr water® technology. zr water® is enhanced water that is electrolyzed and oxidized to create a powerful cleaning solution without harmful toxins or harsh chemicals. Discover how The Zerorez Difference™ has the ability to make your carpets Insanely Clean™ by booking an appointment with Zerorez® today!