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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!

Increase Value With Clean Carpets
Increase Value With Clean Carpets
Pets and Kids Are Rough On Carpets
Pets and Kids Are Rough On Carpets
Upholstery Stain Removal