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Will Steam Cleaning Carpet Kill Mold

By Team Ecodry NY

Will Steam Cleaning Carpet Kill Mold

It’s never fun to discover mold in your home, as it smells bad and is a health hazard. As soon as you notice any mold in your house, you should work on getting rid of it. One of the many options to fight mold is steam cleaning, but will steam cleaning carpet kill mold? That is the question you should ask before getting your hopes up. 

Will Steam Cleaning Carpet Kill Mold

In this article we will answer whether or not steam cleaning will get rid of mold completely. The post will also detail the process of fighting mold infestation in your carpet. 

Ways to kill Mold in Your Carpet

There are several methods to get rid of mold from your carpet. Top in the list is steam cleaning. It is true that steam cleaning your carpet kills mold. However, you should dry your carpet adequately once you use steam cleaner on it. 

Other methods are using baking soda, vinegar, and HEPA vacuuming. Each of the methods is effective if you do it the right way. Remember, you should not combine the methods. Use each one at its own time and settle for what is effective to you. Once the mold is eliminated, our carpet cleaning services can ensure your carpet remains free of buildup and bacteria.

Step by Step Process of Killing Mold from Your Carpet

Regardless of the method you use, you should follow the same procedure. Here is a general approach to dealing with mold infestation in your carpet;

  • Identify Where the Mold is Lodged: is it in your car mat or house carpet? Knowing where the mold is infested is the first step to dealing with the demon. Do your investigation and identify the exact area where the mold has set camp. 
  • Once you know the exact location of the mold, you can now go ahead and choose the method you are going to use. Remember the location of the mold will play a big role in determining the most effective method. For instance, if the mold is deep into the carpet fabric, you will require a deep penetrating method to reach to its roots. 
  • Before you get to work, ensure that you are wearing protective gear. Mold is dangerous and you should not breathe it in or let it touch your skin. 
  • If you are not comfortable handling the mold problem, it is advisable to get professional help. The advantage of using experts is that the problem is dealt with completely. 

How to Prevent Mold

It is always better to prevent mold than having to remove it. Since we know its cause is moisture, you should do your best to keep your house and carpet from excess moisture. Increase your house lighting, improve ventilation, fix leaks, and vacuum your carpet regularly. Without moisture, you will never have to deal with the nightmare of mold. 

In Conclusion

Will steam cleaning carpet kill mold? Of course, yes. But this is not the only method you can use to deal with mold. Baking soda and vinegar are also other effective methods. Start by identifying the location of the mold and choosing the most effective method. With the mold gone, our team here at Ecodry Carpet Cleaning New York will ensure your carpets are cleaned thoroughly and free of grime and stains.

Choose Ecodry NY

By Ecodry New York

Why Choose Ecodry NY?

With so many options to choose from, why choose Ecodry NY to clean your carpets, tile and upholstery?

Unlike so many other fly-by-night companies, we truly take pride in the work we do and it’s reflected by the customers who we’ve done business with for years, our loyal and friendly employees and our work itself.

We encourage maintenance and help teach our customers to get the most out of the flooring, how to properly care for their irreplaceable furniture, and offer our advice whenever possible. We understand new furniture or flooring of any kind is an investment, and we assume you’d like to get the most out of it. Let Ecodry NY help you receive the highest return by scheduling regular cleanings that will keep your floors and upholstery looking new. We even offer exclusive, in-home area rug cleaning. We take the utmost care in cleaning whatever type of area rugs you may have, be it a fine Oriental or a simple woven rug. Let Ecodry help you protect your investment!

Our proven HOST™ dry extraction method simply removes the unsightly dirt and blemishes that are too embedded into your carpets to get out with your standard vacuum or even those rent-a-unit’s from Walmart. The HOST™ method will not only remove the dirt and grime, it will leave your carpets looking full and fresh, feeling as good as they did when you had them installed and the best part, is entirely safe for your children, pets or the elderly. Not only will Ecodry NY get your carpets looking amazing, we will also clean your tile and upholstery too! Contact us today for a free quote!

Increase Value With Clean Carpets

By Ecodry New York

Increase Value With Clean Carpets

When Selling Your Home, Clean Carpets Are Imperative

Into the spring and throughout the summer, traditionally we see an increase in people selling homes. In the process of selling your home, there’s some overhead expenses that most people invest in to ensure they’re able to get top dollar on their home. Flooring is one of the first things potential buyers notice when they walk through the door. The quintessential term “it takes money to make money” and getting a home prepared to sell is a prime example of this. Having clean carpets, along with your tile and grout looking as good as possible will have an impact on people walking through and in-turn, help your home sell faster.

Of course, there may be tile in the bathrooms and laminate in the kitchen, but traditionally, carpeting is still what covers most of the floors in a majority of homes throughout the country. Sure wood flooring and laminate are becoming more popular options, but carpet is still the top choice for living rooms and bedrooms everywhere. Buyers are going to notice your carpeting and it’s condition. Let’s face it, in order to sell your home quickly, your carpeting needs to look better than the “comps”.

The national average is that a couple will look at 15 homes before they buy one. What this means is that most potential buyers have a basis for comparison – and they are measuring your home against every other home they’ve seen. Yep, in regards to your carpets, it’s a good idea to ‘Keep up with the Jones’ If your carpeting doesn’t look as good or better, it’s an automatic deduction, and you can be sure they will automatically estimate the cost of replacing it, and deduct that from the asking price for your home. The condition of your carpets can actually COST you money! And if the carpeting is truly terrible, or worse – it smells, it can drive a buyer out of a home entirely. Having your carpets, tile AND upholstery professionally cleaned prior to listing or showing your home is an absolute necessity.

The ‘do-it-yourself’ approach surely is better than nothing but unless you’re a professional who does it for a living, your carpets will not get as clean as they potentially could. Absolutely, it’s slightly more economical. But if you account for the cost of renting the equipment, the cost of the chemicals, time and energy required to get as much dirt and grime out of your carpets as your able to, is it worth the savings? EcodryNY will come out to your home, save you the time and energy, AND have your carpets looking better & healthier than any DIY option. If you’re considering selling your home, clean carpets are imperative and EcodryNY love to help you get the most return on your investment as you possibly can. Contact us today for your free consultation!

Pets and Kids Are Rough On Carpets

By Ecodry New York

Pets and Kids Are Rough On Carpets

Let’s face it, pets and kids are rough on carpets!

We all have mishaps from time to time, or maybe we have that ONE friend over who tends to be more careless than one would prefer and over time, all carpets take a beating. But let’s face it, pets and kids can be the most rough on carpets! Dealing with deep stains, nasty odors and unexpected mishaps are always frustrating as well as time consuming. It irritates the calmest of individuals, but there’s help! EcodryNY understands these challenges all too well and we have the friendliest, most knowledgeable technicians dedicated to expelling those stains and odors, leaving your home smelling, feeling and looking as good as possible.

Carpet Advice For Pet Issues

We have clients who have more extensive pet issues than others and as pet lovers ourselves, we try to offer some light at the end of a dim tunnel. The first step to ensuring your carpet looks great is to have your pet trained and a specific area established that is dedicated to them. It is always a good idea to stay prepared for accidents and other mishaps, especially with a new or young pet. More specifically, if you have male dogs, you may encounter pee problems that need to be dealt with. Dogs mark their territory, as do cats, and a great way to minimize this is to make a solution of two parts Listerine and one part water. Place this solution in a spray bottle. As soon as you spot the area that has dog urine blot it dry and place 1/2 cup of warm water and 1/2 cup of vinegar if the area is large if not just put one part water and one part white vinegar and scrub it and then use a vacuum to suck all the moisture out. Lastly spray the area with the Listerine and water solution. This should help get the smell out and prevent further markings of territory in the area. Contact us today on (315) 271-5627 to find out how we can help you maintain your carpet so clean no one would even know you had pets!

Carpet Advice For Growing Families With Children

Regardless if they are small toddlers or careless teenagers, children can wreak havoc on your carpets. Personally, I’ve yet to meet a kid (small or big) to come in a house, remove their muddy shoes or clean up a spilled soda when they “accidentally” do it. No, most of the time, they trudge through your beautiful soft carpets and realize after they come back out of their room. Or, that spilled soda, gets covered up by moms favorite pillow. It happens. No matter how you’d like to slice or dice it, children add a significant amount of time and energy to your carpet cleaning efforts. The good news is that there is a solution to almost everything. The first step is to try and catch the problem as soon as it happens so you can act on it. If you are in the middle of something that cannot be left unattended wet a towel thoroughly and place it over the area until you can deal with it later. The moisture of the towel will keep the problem area moist and it will be easier to deal with later. Next, blot up or absorb as much of the liquid as you can. If it is something that is not all liquid, such as mud or juice with pulp, you should first pick out the small pieces of mud or other particles that can be removed with your fingers. Once you removed particles and are left with a more dry stain you can then select your weapon of choice.

For mud and other common stains scrubbing the area with dish soap and baking soda might be the solution. However, for other problems such as marker stains and other ink stains you may need to go out and buy a cheap lacquer hairspray, specifically one without oils and spray the area with the hairspray until it moistens the stain then using an absorbent cloth blot the area, until you can remove some of the color off the stain, repeat this as many times necessary, wetting the stain with the hairspray and removing as much ink as possible with the cloth. The stain should be able to loose all the color this way, if there is still a faint marking on the carpet you may try adding baking soda and leaving it for a bit then scrubbing the area and vacuuming it.

Having a clean carpet is harder when you have kids or pets, the carpet suffers a lot more wear and tear and is constantly begging for attention. Scrubbing and blotting, cleaning and vacuuming can take up much of your time and strength, not to mention patience. Stop fretting over all the problems and stains that need to be dealt with and leave the carpet cleaning to us. We care about your family and your carpet that is our HOST™ method of extraction is safe and environmentally friendly. Our cleaning process is one of the most advanced and effective way to keep your carpets like new.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or schedule your appointment today! (315) 271-5627

By Ecodry New York

Upholstery Stain Removal

The Holidays Can Wreak Havoc On Your Upholstery

With family and friends in & out of your house, beginning a couple weeks before Christmas and lasting throughout the New Year, your couches, chairs, and upholstery sure do take a beating. I think it’s safe to say we all have that one relative who enjoys the eggnog a tad too much and ends up destroying your brand new couches in the process. We love our family, but we also love when all of the holiday rush and stress come to an end and everyone goes back home. Make a resolution to yourself and let Ecodry NY help you with your Upholstery Stain Removal needs and get ALL your upholstery back to looking and smelling as good as new!

We often get asked (typically after that one relative causes irreversible damage) which types of upholstery hold up the best against stains and overall damage. Here’s some insight from our perspective and hopefully one that will save some headaches down the road.

Cotton and Cotton Blend Upholstery • Based on how it’s wove, cotton can be a very lasting and durable choice. Here’s some things to consider, even though it is very resistant to wear, it typically does not do well with stains. Like anything the higher quality materials and cotton blended upholstery take this into account and assist in making a typically soft fabric somewhat more hardy.

Microfiber • Microfiber is a synthetic (man made) material that has been in high demand for the last few years. It is soft, comfortable and is often compared to suede. For the most part Microfiber upholstery does very well against stains and it also accepts stain resistant products well, to help further battle damage to your new couch. Families with little ones who are prone to mishaps often choose microfiber material and have mentioned time and time again how happy they are with their choice.

Various Common Synthetics • Acrylic and polyester upholstery are also a viable choice because they are tough and very easy to clean as well. Additionally, they’re resistant to static. Olefin is a relatively new synthetic material that is very resistant to staining and wear. It’s downfall is that it is very heat-sensitive.

Wool • Wool is and upholstery that’s in demand because of it’s elegance, comfort and resiliency. The problem with wool is that it isn’t really easy to care for yourself. While some dyes in wool allow for spot cleaning, the only way to ensure little damage to woolen upholstery in cleaning is to have it dry cleaned. Exactly what Ecodry NY specializes in! Another thing to consider about wool upholstery is its ability to fade in direct sunlight, it will not be the best option in front of that beautiful wall of windows.

If you have any questions about caring for your upholstery, please feel free to ask any of the Ecodry NY technicians, we’d be glad to help in any way we can.

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and wish you all nothing but the best in 2016!

Ecodry NY

By Ecodry New York

Ecodry NY Wishes You A Very Merry Christmas!

Ecodry NY Wishes You A Very Merry Christmas!

We’ve been blessed as of late with some beautiful, unseasonably warm weather and have loved every minute of it! With Christmas right around the corner, Ecodry NY would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. We assume everyone is gearing up for families, parties, the children’s laughs and excitement as they finally get to see what Santa left for them. This is a season of giving and the enjoyment that comes from watching spirits rise from all of the smiles and bright eyes!

We’ve helped many customers throughout New York and along the way have also built many friendships which we are so thankful for. Hard work, attention to detail and providing an honest service for our customers, has enabled EcodryNY to continue to provide superior carpet & upholstery cleaning services throughout the Central New York area. We are proud to contribute to our community and again, extremely thankful for the customers and friends we’ve acquired along the way.

All the baking is soon to begin and there’s plenty of gifts yet to be wrapped, these next few days are sure to be hectic for so many. But after all the dust has settled, with all the family, friends and loved ones are around, celebrating as we do each year, all that hard work is well worth the short time we’re all able to spend together, happy.

From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

By Ecodry New York

Welcome To Ecodry NY!

Ecodry NY is a full service carpet care company serving the Central New York area. Ecodry NY specializes in an eco-friendly dry extraction approach for all your residential and commerical carpet cleaning, upholstery, rug or tile & grout needs. Our qualified, friendly technicians treat your home as if they were in their own and are dedicated to making you home look as good as you expect it to.

Ecodry NY is a relatively new franchise headquartered out of Rome, New York. Our service is our reputation and we do understand the plethora of competition which is why we have to perform top-quality work for each and every customer we service. We care about the quality of your home, Ecodry NY only uses the HOST™ dry-extraction cleaning method through application of the dry carpet cleaner, brushing it thoroughly into your carpet then vacuming the product, dirt and allergens out of your carpet and then out of your home. Leaving it looking as good as new & as healthy as possible for your friends and family.

We offer thorough services to both commercial and residential properties and have a prompt turn-around time. With the upcoming holidays, Ecodry NY would like to help make your home or office look as good and be as healthy as possible for all of your guests. We will make every attempt to make our schedule coincide with yours to make your experience as convenient as possible. Make sure to follow us on social media, we will be running specials and offering information to help our customers make the most out of every treatment.

If your carpet, upholstery, area rugs or tile & grout need some attention, please give Ecodry NY a call or an email, we’d be glad to provide a quote for the services and then exceed your expectations!

Will Steam Cleaning Carpet Kill Mold
Will Steam Cleaning Carpet Kill Mold
Choose Ecodry NY
Why Choose Ecodry NY?
Increase Value With Clean Carpets
Increase Value With Clean Carpets
Pets and Kids Are Rough On Carpets
Pets and Kids Are Rough On Carpets
Dirty tile and grout, Ecodry NY
Dirty Tile and Grout Equals Funky House Smell
Upholstery Stain Removal
Ecodry NY
Ecodry NY Wishes You A Very Merry Christmas!
Welcome To Ecodry NY!