SAN FRANCISCO - June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - Many people are wondering which is more cost effective, carpet or hard surface flooring? According to COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco and a study made by the carpet and rug institute the answer is "carpet can be 65% less expensive to maintain compared to hard surfaces". Although the cleaning company recommends periodic professional carpet cleaning to keep carpets clean and fresh, most incidental spills don't require a truck mounted extractor, deep down extraction, or the use of toxic home cleaning products. Whether you spill your morning coffee or your evening glass of wine, you can tackle the problem successfully if you act fast and use the correct cleaning methods.
Another interesting question that COIT infographic answers is "do you really need to break the bank to buy the latest, greatest carpet cleaning products?" According to COIT Cleaning the answer is "of course not." The infographic published by the 60-year-old company reveals that you can create your own cleaning solution for as little as 40 cents and can combat some of the most common carpet spills with a few ingenious – if surprising – home cleaning tips.
"Many homeowners love the warmth, comfort, and beauty that high quality carpeting provides in their homes," Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT, said. "Some, however, are spending unnecessary funds on carpet cleaners that might or might not work, and that might even be toxic to people or pets. Our new infographic provides simple, inexpensive solutions for both regular carpet cleaning and the successful removal of spills and spots."
According to COIT's easy-to-read infographic, a coffee spill requires nothing more complicated than liquid dish detergent. Removing a red wine spot is quick and easy with a solution that includes both dishwashing liquid and white vinegar. These are just two examples of the cleaning tips from professional carpet cleaners highlighted in the infographic.
You might be surprised at some of the additional cleaning methods you'll discover. White wine, for example, is another option for tackling a red wine spill. Beer, meanwhile, can be used to remove coffee or tea stains. Many carpet owners think of gum stuck in the carpet as a disaster, but according to COIT the problem is easy to fix – simply remove the gum by simply freezing it with ice and then peeling it away.
In addition to these and other sometimes surprising cleaning tips, the infographic highlights information about carpet "cleaning superstars" vinegar and ammonia, which can remove water soluble spots ranging from milk and cola to juice and even jelly. Of course for removing deep-down grime, soiling and contaminants, no DIY method is as effective as powerful truck-mount carpet cleaning equipment.
To make sure you'll breathe easy next time someone spills something on your carpet, download COIT's infographic and keep it handy in your home. You can also visit COIT's online Spot Removal Guide for more detailed cleaning tips and recipes. For information on COIT's home and commercial cleaning and disaster restoration services, call (800) – FOR-COIT or visit our website.
With more than 60 years of industry experience in the U.S., Canada and Thailand, COIT is a leading supplier of carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning services. The company also provides tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, wood floor cleaning and 24-hour emergency restoration services. COIT's impeccable reputation offers customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing every job will be done right the first time. For information about franchise opportunities, call Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108.
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