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GreenChoice Support Team on September 16th, 2011

If your carpet gets a lipstick smear it can looks like a very tough stain to remove. But the good news is that by following a few simple steps you can remove it. First use a spoon to scrape off as much lipstick as you can. Second step is to use petroleum jelly or Vasoline. Lipstick is made from petroleum jelly so applying Vasoline to the lipstick stain will soak it up into the Vasoline. Rub in in the vasoline and then scrape it up. Keep using the Vasoline till the lipstick is gone. Afterwards you can use a gentle soap to remove the vasoline.

GreenChoice Support Team on September 12th, 2011

When you are installing a new carpet or rug it is important to buy a good rug pad for it. Even though you might think that your rug or carpet may be thick enough already, padding can help extend its life. There are many types of carpet padding available. It is important to to get the right thickness of padding for the particular types of rugs and carpets. But choosing a thinner pad does not mean less cushion. You can buy a memory foam pad. These are more expensive but they can also carry a lifetime warranty. If memory foam is too expensive you can get a less expensive foam padding. One thing you need to look for is how it handles moisture. You want to make sure it is moisture resistant. That way if you have a spill or a pet accident the moisture stays on top of the carpet or rug for easy removal. If you get pad a that soaks up moisture then mold or mildew can grow in the pad. As an added protection some pads will have a antimicrobial protection to help prevent mold and mildew.
Having a back padding to your carpet or rug will also help absorb foot traffic pounding and reduce the wear and tear. If you place your rug on a hard floor a good pad will help absorb the impact of foot traffic and lower the noise as well. The rug pad will also stick to the floor much better than the backs of many rugs. Oriental rugs may not provide a good surface to stick to a hard surface and this can cause the rug to move under pressure and cause an accident.

GreenChoice Support Team on August 24th, 2011

With Storm Season here and the warning of possibly 2 feet of rain in NYC it is time to think about possible water damage and how you can protect yourself. If you live in a area that already received alot of rain that means the ground is less able to soak up rain. So even a regular amount rain can cause small flooding in your home. A flooded basement is a common problem. If you know you will get large amount of rain then consider unplugging appliance in the basement. If you are storing furniture or rugs in the basement move them to higher ground. If you have a washer dryer in the basement you might want to place wood underneath it to move it off the ground.
Watch out for sewage backup. If the sewers get flooded it can backup into toilets and any type of water faucet, esp in the basement. Consider blocking them.
Make sure if you have fuel tank it is very secure against flooding. If a fuel tank leeks oil into the flooded area if make clean up much more expensive.
If you store things like paint and other chemicals make sure they are high above the floor.
Once any water is removed you have to check for mold. If caught early molds are easy to remove with a simple cleaning.
The key to recovering from water damage is to move fast and get the water removed. GreenChoice is ready 24/7 for water removal and water damage repair.

GreenChoice Support Team on May 26th, 2011

Now a days Steam cleaning is one of the most important carpet cleaning method. Compared to traditional carpet cleaning methods, steam cleaning has many benefits. One of the major benefit is the effectiveness. Steam has the ability to go deep in carpet fibers and extract dirt and dust accumulated there. Steam cleaning is very efficient to remove deep seated dirt from the carpet and rug. Carpet steam cleaning method is proved to be efficient in removing allergens, dust particles, spills, spots and dust mites from your carpet. Though this method is very efficient compared to other methods, it require a little experience and skill. Operating steam cleaning equipment is not so easy for a normal user. So we Green Choice Carpet recommend you to contact a professional cleaner to do steam cleaning if you are not an expert in it.

Steam cleaning uses the hot steam of detergent solution to remove dirt from the carpet. So it is very important to know whether the detergent steam can harm your carpet. Only a professional cleaner can pick right detergent solution for your carpet. In addition to this, steam cleaning require an expensive steamer and its operation is little difficult for a normal user. So we suggest you to handover this job to to some one who is actually an expert in it.

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GreenChoice Support Team on May 26th, 2011

One of the normal form of stain on rug and carpet is gum stain. This is normal for a family where kids having the habit to use chewing gum. Small kids may
spit gum on rug and others may not notice it. so gradually it will create stain on rug and may form a permanent stain on the rug. For a normal user it would be difficult to remove gum stain from floor textile without leaving a mark. So many users call professional rug cleaners to handle the issue.

If we are ready to put an extra effort, it would be easy to remove gum stain from house hold rug. Here we Green Choice Carpet provides some useful guidelines to users. At first we should target how to remove the sticky gum from the rug material. So let us check how to do it. If you have a steady hand we recommend you to use a knife to lift gum from the rug. You should be careful in doing this because knife can damage the rug fibers. That is why we mentioned the importance to have a steady hand. Now let us handle the stain mark. The mark can be removed by using gum stain remover. You can get right gum stain remover from market. After this we recommend you to wash the stained portion and dry it using a drier.

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GreenChoice Support Team on May 23rd, 2011

Nylon rugs are a part of fair appearance of your living room. These rugs can give a dazzling look for your residential area which is better than that from a wool rug. Another advantage of nylon rugs is that you can clean it very easily. Cleaning of the nylon rugs is found to be effective if you use any carpet cleaning foam as a cleaning solution. These types of cleansers contain chemicals that can easily fetch out all dirt or stains from your favorite nylon area rugs.

Firstly, try to remove loose dirt from your nylon rug as much as you can. Next provide thorough vacuum procedures for the removal of more dirt from the rug surface. Spray the carpet cleaning foam on the stained portions of the rug. After allowing the cleaning foam to stay on the stained area for some minutes, try to blot the rug surface using a damp sponge. Thus you can efficiently extract all the stains from the nylon area rug structure. Try to vacuum the rug when you finish the cleaning process in order to remove any remaining stains from your nylon rug surface.

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GreenChoice Support Team on May 23rd, 2011

Karastan rugs can make your living room nice in appearance. Even this type of rugs are expensive, people can’t avoid it from there house hold material list. You can take the full worth of your money which is used for the purchase of these rugs by acquiring the proper knowledge for proceeding the karastan cleaning process without any error. If your karastan rug has any serious wear or staining, it will be better for you to transfer the cleaning job into the hands of efficient rug cleaning professionals. You can keep your karastan rug away from damages or stains by providing periodic vacuuming and rapid dirt removal procedures.

Actually, the karastan rugs are not delicate like ordinary rug materials. They need effective vacuuming procedures at least two times in a week. You have to decide the way of cleaning according to both type and the staining level of the karastan rug. If you find any spill or stain in your karastan rug, firstly try to remove it by blotting the rug surface by using some paper towels. Avoid rubbing of the stained portion of the rug since it can cause the spreading of the stain all over the rug surface. When you finish the blotting process, try to fetch out the remaining stains from the karastan rug by treating it with an effective dish washing detergent solution. After removing all the stains from your rug, allow it to dry for the reuse.

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GreenChoice Support Team on May 11th, 2011

It is our duty to keep rug in our room clean and dirt free. Some times we cannot avoid the chances of food spill on rug even if we careful. So in this situation what should we do ? We all know food spill on rug can cause stain and even it can cause bad odor and color fading. So we should act immediately to avoid stain formation and color fading. Removing food spill on rug is very easy compared to removal of sticky stains like grease stain.

At first we should make sure is if the food spill dry on the rug. We should not let the food spill become dry. That means we should act immediately after spotting it and act intelligently. We should apply mild detergent solution over the spot after blotting the stain causing liquid (if any) using a white cloth. We should wait for an hour and then start socking the stain using white cloth and wash the spot using pure water. After washing the spot, we should dry it using a drier.

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GreenChoice Support Team on May 11th, 2011

Wall to wall carpeting is one of the best method to keep your room attractive. In addition to this this wall to wall to wall carpet can ensure the hygiene of your room. Now let us check how to clean wall to wall carpet by normal user. One of the best method to clean wall to wall carpet is vacuuming the carpet in a systematic way. The vacuum cleaning should be done frequented and in systematic way. Now let us check how to clean wall to wall to wall carpet using vacuum cleaner.

First thing you should do is to divide the wall to wall carpet by fixed sized squires. It will make sure your work is easy and effective. First rule you should follow is to clean first squire completely and after finishing the squire only you should go to next squire. It will ensure the effectiveness of your vacuuming process. When you finish all the squires, the entire wall to wall carpet will be cleaned.

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GreenChoice Support Team on May 10th, 2011

Persian rug is one of the expensive house hold materials. So it is very essential to give extreme care to protect Persian rug from damages. Like all other rugs regular cleaning can keep the fair look of your Persian rugs. You have to provide cleaning efforts to your rug in accordance with the amount of dirt it contains. It will be better if you to clean your Persian rug at least once in a week. Since Persian rugs are delicate, always use a soft brush for its effective cleaning.

Lack of cleaning can spoil the fair look of your Persian rug. So when you find any stains in your rug, you must rapidly extract it. Immediate cleaning actions can remove stains from your rug easily. Always use neat paper towel for the Persian rug cleaning purpose. Avoid scrubbing of the rug forcefully since the rugs are soft and gentle. That is, never apply too much pressure in order to clean your rug. After extracting all the dirt from your Persian rug, rinse it using running water. Special care should be taken in the removal of excess water from the rug. After cleaning both sides of the rug, allow it to dry in shadow if you do not want to use drier to dry your Persian rug.

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