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May
13
2019

The horrifying truth of the ecosystem of your mattress.

On average, a person spends a third of their life asleep, and it's usually on the same mattress they've had for years. What lives in my mattress? Mattress ecosystem.  Most people have heard the salesman spiel on mattresses and how you should get a new one every ten years. Well, ten years is a pretty long time, an entire decade of having someone lying in it for up to 8 hours every day. That can lead to some pretty questionable stuff being left behind after you've woken up and gotten ready for the day.

Get ready to have your day ruined as we dive into the ecosystem that is your mattress!

Let's get the worst out of the way first. Your bed, right now, is covered in dead human skin, fungus, bacteria, grease, and even bugs. I know, I'm sorry, it was tough to type that and not want to put up a tent in the backyard - but we must continue.

Bugs. No one wants to hear they have bugs in their bed, but we do. Fortunately, these bugs aren't ones we can usually see with the naked eye because they are so tiny. That would be D. pteronyssinus, or more commonly referred to as dust mites. Under a microscope, these little buggers look fierce, but they hold a purpose in the crevices of your mattress. They help clean up all of that dead skin you shed while you're asleep.

The fungus among us isn't all that bad either. The fungus commonly found here is called A. penicilloides, and it too feeds off the dead skin cells left behind. But the fungus is more attracted to the fat left in the dead skin cells. A normal human skin cell contains too much fat for a dust mite to ingest, which is where the fungus comes in to absorb all that extra the mites couldn't finish.

The grease and the bacteria all come from our skin, sad to say. But again, this is a natural thing and isn't necessarily considered to be a dirty trait. Oily skin can create excessive excretion from the skin and cause natural oils to be absorbed by the bed.

So all in all, it sounds gross to know what all lurks on your mattress but it's all relatively normal. It is best to keep it as clean as possible, and there are many products available in bedding that can keep the dust mite/fungus count very low as it does cause some allergen issues. The ecosystem in your mattress is daily occurring thing, but it can be significantly cut down by having it cleaned and sanitized with low moisture cleaning by Gator Clean. 

Contact Gator Clean today to have your mattress cleaned and sanitized.

Apr
15
2019

Awesome unconventional ways to remove pet hair from your carpet.

Pet owners all have the same problems when it comes to sharing our homes with our four-legged friends. Awesome unconventional ways to remove pet hairs from your carpet. Remove pet fur from carpet. The fur is everywhere, especially on the carpets! Getting rid of the animal is out of the question, so what are we supposed to do? Vacuuming regularly helps but the fur still seems to linger.

There are other simple ways of moving pet hair with everyday products you already have in your home.

Sponge mop: This can be achieved by lightly spraying a sponge mop with water and mopping the carpet. It will lift the fur, and you can push it into a pile and pick it up.

Window squeegee: attach a window squeegee and an old mop handle and rake it across your carpet. It will collect in a pile which can be easily vacuumed.

Lint roller: Just like you roll the lint roller over your clothes to remove pet hair, the same can be done on the carpet, sofa, and chairs. Some companies even sell attachments to make rolling it on the carpet easier.

Fabric softener: Add one part fabric softener and three parts water to a spray bottle. Lightly spray your carpet and let it dry. Run the vacuum over the entire area and the fur should come up with ease.

Rubber bristle brush: This is an excellent tool for removing fur from the carpet. One side has fine bristols and the other bigger bristols for tougher jobs. Just brush the carpet and rack the pet hair into a pile and vacuum it up.

Deshedding gloves: This not only works on removing loose hair from your pet but also helps to collect it from the carpet and furniture.

Our furry friends make life better in every way possible. If you are still having trouble with pet hair or maybe pet stains contact Gator Clean and we can get you all set up!

Mar
18
2019

Old wives tales about carpet cleaning debunked.

Many old wives tales and myths crop up all over the internet.  It's hard sometimes to know which advice to take seriously and which to take with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to cleaning your carpet. 

If you take the advice of some online myths, you may be doing more harm than good to your carpet. Here are some carpet cleaning myths that you need to stop believing:

Myth 1: You shouldn't vacuum every day because it will damage the rug.

This is false, Vacuuming lifts dirt out and prolongs the life of your carpet. Dirt and grim will break down carpet fibers faster if not removed as much as possible. Vacuuming keeps the carpet looking and feeling new for much longer. It is also recommended to vacuum the underside of your carpet at least one time a week. 

Myth 2:  You don't need professional carpet cleaning.

This is not good advice because at home cleaning products and equipment do not adequately remove deep down dirt, bacteria, allergens, pet urine, and dust mites. Some products can discolor or damage carpet fiber. Professional carpet cleaners are expert at making sure the carpet is entirely down to the bottom layer with cleaning products that do not damage carpet fibers.  

Myth 3: If you purchase built-in stain resistant carpet you don’t have to clean it often.

This is false, stain resistant carpet is more resistant to stains but is not immune to dust, danger, allergens, mildew, and mold. It is recommended to have all types of carpet cleaned regularly. 

Myth 4: Professional carpet cleaning is too costly.

Having your carpets cleaned regularly will help you get more years out of your carpet and you won't need to replace it as often. Trying to clean it yourself can become costly: from renting a machine to purchasing the solutions, to any damage that may occur during cleaning. 

These are just a few online myths that people believe to be true. Carpets should always be cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning expert like Gator Clean. Contact our team today for a free quote request.

 

Feb
08
2019

Can your carpet be saved from pet urine?

Even the best-trained pets occasionally encounter accidents, like pet urine and even worse. How to remove pet urine from carpet. Often, the urine is not discovered until long after the accident. It is best to address these stains as soon as possible. Here are the most concerning the effects of pet urine on your area rug home’s carpets and rugs.

Smell
If not appropriately treated, the odor from pet accidents can travel through your entire home and impact your family’s health, happiness, and comfort. As the urine dries, the liquid evaporates, but urine crystals become even more concentrated and pungent when reactivated with moisture, such as humidity or dampness. You have probably observed urine odor return stronger on some days than others. That’s the pet urine crystals reactivating.

Because animals are enticed to continue urinating in the same area over and over, the smell emitted from an accident area will often lead to repeat incidents in the same area until it is adequately eliminated. Once the problem begins, if left untreated, it just becomes bigger and bigger. In the worst cases, the flooring and even the underlayment will need to be removed and replaced.

Dye Bleeding & Fiber Damage
Pet urine can affect the dyes used in carpeting and rugs by creating a break in the dye bond to the wool or other material. It can also make colorfast carpeting and rugs bleed; a darker color will often run into a lighter area. Pet urine can also cause the dyes to react and go through a chemical change resulting in a change in color, usually a red, orange, or yellowing color.

Key to the success of removing or restoring these discolorations by a professional rug cleaner is dependent upon the content of the pet urine, the type of dyes, the fiber type of the carpet or rug, and the time elapsed after the accident. Some of these reactions may be immediately noticeable, while others may take weeks or months for a reaction. Long term or repeat pet urine exposure can lead to mildew and dry rot of the carpet or rug.

To avoid damage and repeat accidents, tackle the accident as quickly as possible. Blot the area with white towels until no more moisture can be soaked up. Then apply a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar to the area with another clean white towel. Continue to apply then blot until you are no longer blotting up urine. Your carpet or rug may still require specialized professional cleaning well beyond just a simple cleaning and treating to avert permanent damage.

The best way to eliminate pet urine completely from your carpet is to have a professional carpet cleaner, like Gator Clean, deep clean them for you. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning. 

Jan
28
2019

Is your home clean from the inside out?

First impressions are made from the exterior of your home. Is your home clean from the inside out. Pressure washing Small steps in caring for your home help create a stunning impact for all who pass by.

If you want to make a stunning impression for everybody who passes you have to make sure that the first thing they see is clean. Before you even walk into a house, you see the exterior of your home. That is where the first impression is going to be made.

Over time the exterior of your home may collect mold, mildew and other grime from the environment. Even for a house that was newly constructed it only takes a couple of years for the exterior of your home to become dirty. You may see mold, mildew, dirt and other foreign debris begin to collect on your exterior walls, garage, driveway, and sidewalk.

Renting a pressure washer becomes expensive and time-consuming, not to mention it can be incredibly messy.

Did you know Gator Clean does not just clean carpets, but we also tackle the task of cleaning the exterior of your home as well? We have the right equipment and experience to bring your home to its former glory!

Keeping your home clean on the outside also keeps you and your family safe and healthy on the inside. By cleaning the exterior walls, we eliminate the chance that harmful contaminants will enter into your home and air and heating units.

We use our trusted techniques of manipulating high pressured water and environmentally friendly chemicals to blast grime, mildew and mold away. It works on walls, garages, stone pavers, patios and more. You will see beautiful results right away! Contact Gator Clean today for a free quote, and get a clean house from the inside out. 

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