Red, White, and Blue Stains

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As Independence Day nears, we are feeling very patriotic at A-Team Carpet Clean. We would like to share our favorite red, white, and blue stain removals and color restorations that we’ve done over the years. Different techniques were used in removing each stain pictured below including stain removal, color restoration, and carpet repair.

You might be wondering what the difference is between stain removal and color restoration:

  • Stain Removal – Some stains can be removed by a professional carpet cleaning with an additional spot treatment applied to the stain before and after cleaning. Check out our blog to help hire a true professional, How to Hire a Good Carpet Cleaner.
  • Color Restoration – If your carpet has been discolored by a set-in stain or harsh chemical such as bleach, carpet color restoration can help you restore your carpet’s hue. Small spots treated with color restoration are very hard to detect, and the process is less expensive than replacing your entire carpet. Sometimes it may involve replacing a small section of the carpet with a new piece as seen in some of the color restoration pictures below.

Red Stain Removal Before and After:

 

 

 

 

White Stain Removal Before and After:

 

 

 

 

Blue Stain Removal Before and After:

 

 

 

 

Please visit ateamcarpetclean.com for more information about stain removal or color restoration or to schedule carpet cleaning for residents and businesses in Lawton, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. We hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!

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How to Remove Rug Stains

How do I remove this stain from my area rug? As professional carpet cleaners in Lawton, Oklahoma we get asked this question frequently. After trying probably every over-the-counter stain remover on the market, we have found a couple of DIY stain removal tips to try before spending your money on cleaners that don’t work or calling a professional carpet and rug cleaner. Sometimes a stain will come out easily, and sometimes professional cleaning services may be needed – all stains and area rugs are different!

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Like “The Dude”, we know how well a rug can pull a room together. We’ve got DIY stain removal tips to extend the life of your rug, man. 

DIY Stain Removal for Rugs:

  1. VERY IMPORTANT – Before starting, make sure the rug is not a high end oriental rug as it may bleed. Check the tab. Click here for a good article giving 3 signs of a quality oriental rug.
  2. Mix 32 oz. of water to 1 tablespoon of Dawn liquid detergent. Mix well and put in spray bottle. (If it’s an oil-based stain the Dawn should help out.)
  3. Spray enough to saturate the affected area.
  4. Lightly agitate and dab a little bit to smear the area.
  5. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Now extract with water and wet/dry ShopVac. Do not use a regular vacuum!
  7. If the stain comes up all the way, place a fan to dry the area. If not, repeat process one more time.
  8. If the stain is still there we recommend contacting your local professional carpet and rug cleaner. Upon inspection they should be able to give you a good idea if the stain is even removable or not.

Seem like too many steps? We agree. Make it easier on yourself and use our Spot Out Spot Remover instead! Not only is it safe for carpets, pets, and people, it’s ready to use with no rinsing required, plus it’s residue-free. Spot Out is so effective that one application may be all you need to remove any carpet, rug, or upholstery stain. Just spot, dab, dry, and you’re done! Click here to learn more or to place an order for A-Team Carpet Clean’s Spot Out Stain Remover.spot out stain remover before after

 

 

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

It’s that time of year for spring cleaning. The definition of spring cleaning is a thorough cleaning of a house or room, typically undertaken in spring. Since you will be busy cleaning your house from top to bottom, we are here to remind you about your dirty carpet! Vacuuming isn’t considered to be a thorough cleaning, so we recommend hiring a professional carpet cleaner to deep clean your carpets a minimum of every 12 or 18 months, before it shows soiling. Learn more about the steps involved in professional carpet cleaning in order to achieve a true deep clean by clicking here.

If you live in Lawton, Oklahoma or surrounding areas of Comanche County, be sure to enter our spring cleaning giveaway on Facebook! The winner will be chosen at random and will receive a FREE 4-room deep carpet cleaning which includes the following:

  • High Traffic Pretreatment
  • Steam Clean
  • Spot Removal
  • Deodorizer

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND ENTER TO WIN!

These before and after pictures speak for themselves. What a difference a professional deep carpet cleaning and spot removal can make!

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3 Reasons NOT to Replace Your Carpet

There are many blogs and articles about reasons why you should replace your carpet. We find that a few of these reasons can be fixed instead of replaced, which saves the homeowner lots of money! Here are 3 things you should consider hiring a professional to do first before paying a lot more to replace the carpet in an entire room or home.

  1. Carpet Repair – So your carpet is ripped, burned, or bleached? Many professionals like us are able to repair a patch of your carpet to look like brand new again. Carpet repairs in Lawton, Oklahoma are incredibly more affordable than having new carpet installed. We recently saved this homeowner from replacing the carpet in a section of their home:carpet-repair-lawton-ok-before-after
  2. Deep-cleaning and/or Stain Removal – There are many times that carpet appears to be so dirty and stained that it can’t be saved. With the correct cleaning agents, equipment, and expertise, the right professional carpet cleaner will be able to deep clean your carpet back to new again! A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a recent job we did showing stain removal and carpet cleaning before and after results:carpet-cleaning-before-after-lawton-ok
  3. Pet Odor and Urine Stain Removal – One of the top reasons for replacing carpet in homes is odor, usually from pet stains. Dog urine stains and odors are very difficult to remove. As you can see from the image below, stains typically stay in your carpet even when it appears to be clean. Most professional carpet cleaners offer pet odor and stain removal services and/or DIY cleaning products. In order to remove urine stains and odor, it takes a different cleaning agent and a more vigorous cleaning process. Some pet stains are set in too deep for too long to remove them completely. black-light-pet-urine-inspection-a-team-carpet-clean

Hopefully these tips save you a little money now or in the future. If you have any questions concerning carpet services, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Your Couch is Dirty

You may not realize it, but your couch is the usually the dirtiest piece of furniture in your home. Upholstery is a keeper of dirt, grime, bacteria, body oils, and possibly even mold! Just think about everything your couch goes through:

  • Daily encounters with bottoms of humans
  • The drippings of meals and snacks that sneak into the cracks
  • Dogs and cats shedding their hair and dirt all over
  • Family and friends crashing on it with possible drool and other stuff that sneaks out at night

Ok, we’re done grossing you out. Since your beloved spot on the couch is where you spend the most time vegging out, you should probably have your upholstery professionally deep-cleaned as often as you do the carpet. It probably doesn’t even look dirty to you, but that’s what these clients thought until after we deep-cleaned them with specially designed tools and cleaning solutions to gently clean folds and crevices:

If the pictures don’t convince you then don’t take our word for it! Here’s a Facebook review from a satisfied client of our upholstery and carpet cleaning services in Lawton, Oklahoma:

“A-Team is fantastic!!! They are professional, personable and courteous. They came in and took care of my carpets and upholstery. Did I mention they got stains out of our carpets and couch I never thought would come out? This is my second time to use them, first was a hot water tank clean up. Definitely USE THIS COMPANY!!” – April S.

Your couch is always there for you, so be sure to take good care of it. It will not only look good and last longer, it will also be healthier and cleaner. 

Carpet Repair Before & After

Carpets take a lot of wear, tear, rips, and stains. Sometimes the damage is repairable, and other times it has to be replaced. You would be surprised at what a carpet repair or color restoration specialist can do to save your carpet. Carpet repair is a more affordable option than replacing your entire carpet, so check with a professional to see if your damage can be repaired. Here are some before and after pictures of carpet repair, carpet stretching, color restoration, and spot removal done by the specialists at A-Team Carpet Clean in Lawton, Oklahoma. Keep scrolling for some DIY carpet repair tips!

Carpet Stretching & Carpet Repair

Before & After Pics

DIY Carpet Repair Tips from the professionals at A-Team Carpet Clean in Lawton, OK to keep that damaged spot from getting worse:

  • Never pull any strings and always cut with scissors or a razor.
  • If you see a tear in the carpet try to cover the area with a rug, runner, or anything so that it gets little foot traffic. This will slow down the rate that the fibers come loose from the primary backing.
  • Be careful when vaccuming because the rotary rollers can do more damage to the loose fibers.
  • If you are in need of professional carpet repair services, please check for carpet remnates in closets or attics with the same style and color of carpet. If none is avalabile a closet may be the next choice to remove carpet from. Most reputable carpet repair businesses such as A-Team Carpet Clean offer a replacement remnant for closets (one standard style and color which is not guaranteed to match carpet in closet).

Color Restoration & Spot Removal

Before & After Pics

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Water Damage Prevention

Did you know that water damage is among the top 3 reasons that homeowners in Lawton, Oklahoma file an insurance claim year after year? Reduce the risk of incurring water damage in your home this winter with these water damage prevention tips.

Common Winter Issues

From our experience in water extraction services, the most common leak prone areas during the winter months are bathroom sinks, outside water faucets, hot water tanks, and attics with plumbing. Recommendations for water damage prevention:

  • Bathrooms – When the temperature falls below freezing, keep bathroom cabinet doors open and leave hot and cold faucets at a steady low stream. These tips are good for all faucets within your home.

  • Outside faucets – Protect outside faucets with an insulated cover. Try not to use outside faucets during the winter. This helps reduce the risk of frozen pipes. If you have a crawlspace under your home, be sure to close vents and ensure pipes are properly insulated during the winter.
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    Pipes in the attic are prone to freezing.

    Hot water tanks – The average life expectancy of a water heater is 8-12 years, dependent on many different factors. Tanks that are never drained tend to leak earlier. Click here for more tips from Lowe’s about when to replace a water heater.

  • Attic plumbing – Attic pipes are more prone to freeze. This can cause a major flood in your home. If your plumbing is in the attic, it needs to be properly insulated in order to prevent freezing and bursting.

When Prevention Does Not Work

So you tried our water damage prevention tips but the elements had another idea? Sometimes the best preventative methods cannot stop a catastrophe from happening. If a flood occurs in your home or business, immediately call a professional cleaning company to perform proper water extraction services. Don’t try to clean up the water damage on your own; mold and bacteria can form in your carpets and walls within hours. Only professional cleaning equipment can safely and completely remove water damage in your home. A Team Carpet Clean offers 24/7 emergency water extraction services to residents and businesses in Lawton, Oklahoma and surrounding areas of Comanche County.

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Emergency water extraction services available 24/7 in Lawton, Oklahoma!