Carpet Maintenance

What is the best product to use to get pet stains out of carpet?

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If you just got a pet, have a pet with a weak bladder, or maybe even an aging pet with medical issues, you know the pain of pet accidents on 
your carpet. You love your pets beyond measure and we want to make one of the biggest challenges to pet ownership easier for you!  Check out our tips below on how to properly remove pet stains from your carpet.  There are a million or more suggestions and tips out there on the internet. When you google it, you will actually come up with 2,900,000 results on .84 seconds. Those results can be very overwhelming. How in the world do you sort through those results and find the one that really works? We will solve this mystery for you and save you time and money.

Different types of accidents need to be treated differently. Just like when you spill chocolate milk or white wine, the stains need to be treated with what works for each pet stain and what works for your type of carpet.

For solid accidents, the first step is to remove the waste. Secondly, treat the pet stain with an enzyme carpet cleaner like VOY Spot Cleaner and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. This will allow the enzymes to be broken down and the stain will come out much easier. Wipe the area with a clean cloth and allow to air dry. Once dry, vacuum thoroughly to remove any excess dirt or hair with the stain.

Urine pet stains can actually be more damaging to carpets because they can soak down through the underlayments and padding of your carpet. For urine, the first thing you always want to do is to soak up as much of the excess urine as you can. Absorbent paper towels work best for this job. Try to get the carpet as dry as possible with just blotting the area with paper towels. Use an enzyme cleaning solution to spray the area and allow it to soak into the pet stain. Odors can get trapped if not all of the urine is contacted with your solution. Allow this solution to soak on the stain for 10 minutes. You may then blot the stain dry in the same manner that you used to remove the excess urine. Allow the stain to air dry and once dry, vacuum thoroughly to remove any excess dirt or hair with the stain.

Vomit removal will be similar to solid waste removal in that you will want to remove excess solid waste from the stain to begin. Spray the enzyme cleaning solution on the stain and allow to soak for 10 minutes. Stomach acids can be harsher on carpet fibers than any other type of accident. They may cause fibers to break down more quickly because of the acidity. It is important to note that you should not scrub your carpet aggressively because this can cause carpet fibers to break down.

How can I make my carpets last longer with pets?

Having your carpets regularly cleaned and cared for by a professional cleaning service like VOY Home Services will add years to your carpets. It will also make removing puppy2intermittent pet stains and those from other accidents much easier. When you have your carpets cleaned by us, we will pay extra attention in case you were unable to remove any older stains. Your furry friends will never be happier to roll around on your carpet!

Where can you get a good enzyme cleaning solution for your carpets?

VOY gives all clients a FREE bottle of Pet Spotter to clean and treat stains in between deep cleanings.  VOY is proud of the technology and training we invest in our business to make your home as clean as possible. Call us at (425) 272-7253 and we’ll send our specialized team of deep-cleaning carpet fiber experts to remove and clean any pet dander, fur, and accidents from your carpets! You can also click here to schedule online!

 

Roof Maintenance

Removing moss from your roof may seem like a daunting task. We will break it down and explain why it is important to remove moss and how we can help you get it off and keep it off.

What is Moss?

Moss is a plant that grows on almost any surface. It grows by sending spores into the air, these spores will then land on the surface of your roof and start growing. In Washington State and the Pacific Northwest region, winter is when moss can really have a chance to accumulate. In the winter months, the air is moist, there is often a breeze to carry the spores and the temperatures are just right. When Spring comes, the air dries out, and the usually the moss will too. If your roof faces to the north or is hidden by trees, it may never have the chance to dry out. However, leaving it on your roof can be harmful.

What happens if I leave the moss on my roof?

Even when the moss dries out, it will absorb the rain and can leach that rainwater slowly into the underlayment of the roof. It can eventually lead to mold growth and the decay of the wood. Letting the moss there, after already dried, can ultimately lead to structural problems with your roof. To quote the wise Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Removing this moss and giving the roof a thorough cleaning is the best way to prevent mold growth, and water and structural damage.

What can I do to prevent moss from growing back?

There are two easy ways to keep moss from regrowing after your roof has been properly Image result for moss.cleaned. The first is zinc strips. Installing zinc strips on your roof will allow rainwater to distribute small amounts of the metal onto the roof and prevent moss growth. The
second option is to treat your roof with chemicals that can prevent growth. This method generally needs to be done at least twice per year. Voy Home Services can help you with the removal and prevention or moss regrowth.

How can I book my appointment?

Call us at (425) 272-7253 and we’ll send our specialized team of deep-cleaning moss treatment experts to remove, clean and prevent the unsightly and damaging moss! You can also click here to contact us online!