Carpet Cleaning Tricks and Tips

Sunday, 31 January 2010
If you've ever had to deal with a tough carpet stain or carpet that just won't come clean, than learning a few time tested rug and carpet cleaning techniques may be your next step. There most certainly are occasions where a professional cleaning may be in order, but often a more economical option is available. The first tip for carpet stain removal is to treat the stain as quickly as possible. This may or may not involve trying to remove the stain. Sometimes it is best to allow substances to completely dry before treating. Dirt tracked in from the outside, for instance, is often most readily removed by vacuuming the area once the dirt is dry. Blotting the area with a damp cloth can then take care of any smaller particles left in the carpet fibers.

When treating wet stains, time really is of the essence. Many substances, like wine or spills containing dye, can quickly discolor a carpet. Most carpets have been treated for at least some level of stain resistance, but most often water dissolution is the first and best option when dealing with stains. Dissolving the liquid from the spill followed by gentle blotting to remove any excess is usually a good first step. Always try to work the stain from the outside toward the center using a blotting motion as opposed to rubbing or scrubbing. A harsh carpet cleaning can potentially damage the fibers and result in the need for costly repair or replacement.

If water alone does not remove the stain, try a small amount of a mild dishwashing liquid. The solution should be gently worked into the fibers followed by rinsing the area with warm water. Remember to rinse and dry completely. Soap residue will invariably attract and trap dirt making the stained area even more noticeable. Once rinsed thoroughly, blot the area with a clean towel or dry cloth. For stubborn stains, a solution of 2 tbs. of ammonia to 1 cup of warm water may be in order. Once applied, diluted vinegar can be used to neutralize the ammonia. If these household remedies do not adequately deal with the stain, than a commercial stain removal product should be applied. Use caution however, as these products when used incorrectly can sometimes discolor or permanently damage carpet fibers. It is usually a good idea to test a carpet cleaning product in a less noticeable area before pouring or spraying a cleaner directly on the stain.

Sometimes the best solution is simply to call your local carpet cleaner. Steam cleaning or hot water extraction is the method most commonly used by professional carpet cleaners.

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Wireless Speakers

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Are you tired of tripping over all of the wires that surround your audio-video devices? Want a clean floor, with the convenience of portable sound? Than you may want to invest in Wireless speakers.These type of systems offer more flexibility and convenience for home theater systems, out door speakers systems, and desktop speakers systems.

But there is more than just doing away with some speaker wire when installing a wireless system. Their are two major difference between wireless and regular speakers, which is the manner in which they receive sound. Wireless systems use a cable to transmit electronic signals carrying the sound information; the signals are transmitted by means of radio frequency waves. It takes radio or infrared electrical signal and transforms it into acoustic sound. Wireless speakers are very popular amongst consumers and the number of models available on the market is still growing.

Most are sold in a package with the, receiver, transmitter and speakers included for ease of use. Being easier to set-up saves time and sometimes money, which makes wireless speaker systems an very smart investment. Wireless speakers are definitely the wave of the future; they will un-clutter your area while providing optimum sound and performance.

The cost of wireless speakers can vary greatly, depending on the type you want to buy. Most electronic shops will stock many different models to fit your budget depending if you want to spend a few hundred, or a few thousands dollars. But remember that more expensive does not necessarily mean better so make sure you do your homework before you finalize your purchase. I recommend finding low cost speakers by shopping at stores that have sales or special sales, and offer some type of return or exchange policy; and a warranty is an absolute must.

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