Steam cleaning your carpets is a true clean

By: christineh Tuesday December 1, 2015 comments Tags: steam carpet cleaning

Steam cleaning your carpets is a true clean

Why do I want steam cleaning instead of hot water extraction? We have seen people in line to rent a cleaner from the grocery or hardware store. We have also seen people purchase carpet cleaners from home stores. These can be okay for spot cleaning between regularly scheduled professional steam cleaning of carpets and upholstery, but they are not meant to replace them. Why? The two cleaning methods have different purposes. Imagine if instead of brushing your teeth, you only flossed. You will have a level of cleanliness, but you... Read More


Getting rid of odors when selling or renting a home

By: christineh Thursday November 26, 2015 comments Tags: carpet odor

Getting rid of odors when selling or renting a home

Odors can be a really big problem when selling or renting a home. I remember one home we went into smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke. The Realtor called us to do cleaning so that when she walked potential buyers through, the smell would be gone. Some people have a very sensitive nose and they can smell cigarette smoke and pet odors in a home, and this can deter them from buying or renting a home. Odor in carpet caused by pet urine can be problematic because many times the urine has penetrated the carpet pad and even subfloor. In... Read More


Why being IICRC Certified Carpet Cleaners Matters

By: christineh Tuesday November 24, 2015 comments Tags: IICRC, IICRC Certified., IICRC Professional Carpet Cleaning Process

Why being IICRC Certified Carpet Cleaners Matters

Champion Carpet and Upholstery Care is IICRC Certified. What does it mean to be IICRC certified and why does it matter? IICRC stands for Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning and they are a non-profit organization who certifies cleaners "who meet prescribed levels of technical proficiency and pledge to operate by a Code of Ethics". One area they aim to support cleaning professionals is to protect customers from fraudulent practices in the cleaning industry. The IICRC have created a set of guidelines that... Read More


Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…

By: christineh Tuesday November 17, 2015 comments Tags: Carpet Cleaning, vehicle upholstery cleaning

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…

Yes, 3 kids in a car means there is now a BIG MESS! Champion Carpet Cleaning does more than just carpet cleaning, we do upholstery cleaning as well, which includes automobile upholstery! Here are some tips to keep your car clean and your sanity intact while on a road trip this holiday season: Check the weather Checking the weather will help with knowing if you need items like boots, hats and coats, but it will also help with knowing if you need chains for your tires. Consider a coating of Scotchgard for your seats and bring... Read More


Need a carpet spot cleaning before Christmas?

By: christineh Monday November 16, 2015 comments

Need a carpet spot cleaning before Christmas?

Pets and children are the main causes of spots on the carpet. They can't help it- it's just part of life when you have dogs and little ones running around. Well, now you are expecting some guests and don't have enough area rugs to cover all those dark spots on your carpet. You don't have time to rent a carpet cleaning machine, nor do you have time to do it a second time if and when those spots come back. Champion Carpet can help! Once you have your carpets cleaned, you are going to want to keep them fresh and clean as long as... Read More


How Scotchgard® on our carpet and upholstery makes Thanksgiving better at our house

By: christineh Wednesday November 11, 2015 comments Tags: Carpet Cleaning, scotchgard, upholstery

How Scotchgard® on our carpet and upholstery makes Thanksgiving better at our house

My mom has a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving. She LOVES having her family over to laugh, tell stories, play games and enjoy a great meal. She HATES having her family over to spill juice on the carpet, gravy on the chair and having to clean all the dishes. We help by doing the dishes and clean up after she and Dad feed us well. But as far as the carpet and upholstery go, I will be honest, I am nervous about going over there. AND, about a week before any big family event at her house, one of us kids will get the frantic call: "I... Read More


5 ways Champion Carpet helps with OCD

By: christineh Tuesday November 10, 2015 comments Tags: OCD

5 ways Champion Carpet helps with OCD

They are coming! Sleeping in your bed! Showering in your shower! Spilling on the floor! Don't worry, we have you covered. I have a friend who calls herself   "OCD", as in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder . This is a real psychological disorder that effects over 3 million Americans. And some people, like my friend, identify with it even though they don't have a clinical diagnosis. And some people identify their friends, or call them out, or yell in their face, "You have OCD!" Whether tongue in cheek, or... Read More


5 tips to help your visitors follow your no shoe policy

By: christineh Friday November 6, 2015 comments Tags: clean carpet, no shoe policy

5 tips to help your visitors follow your no shoe policy

One reason people don't adopt a no shoe policy is because they don't want to impose it on other people. Some people have medical conditions that may require them to keep their shoes on, while others are more concerned with the condition of their socks, feet or the look of their outfit. Since Denver is a year-round town, with activities that keep us outdoors any day of the year, and therefore tracking in gunk with our shoes, having a no shoe policy is a good idea. If you aren't sure exactly why you should even consider a no shoe... Read More


Why to adopt a No Shoe Policy for clean carpets

By: christineh Tuesday November 3, 2015 comments Tags: bacteria, dirt stains, dirty shoes, keep carpets clean, no shoe policy

Why to adopt a No Shoe Policy for clean carpets

Homes with small children, those toddlers and infants that spend most of their time on the floor, are encouraged to adopt a no shoe policy. And it is never too soon. Scientific studies, including those from the EPA, show the dangers that can enter your home from the soles of your shoes. Not only do shoes track in bacteria, they can track in dirt, grime and toxins that can damage your floors and even stay in your carpet. For these reasons, more and more Denver homeowners are using a no shoe policy in their home. So, what's on your... Read More


You dirty dog!

By: christineh Thursday October 29, 2015 comments Tags: Carpet Cleaning, dirt pet on carpet, dog urine, dogs, pet stains, pets

You dirty dog!

No, we aren't talking about the political campaigns running right now. We are talking about those furry babies that are a big reason for our carpets being SO dirty. Pet stains are the number one reason people get their carpets cleaned . And for good reason. Studies have shown that by having a pet, whether cat or  dirty dog, changes the microbial landscape of your home. The researchers have found that certain bacteria linked to dogs such as salmonella, and noted gingivitis, and pneumonia as some of the diseases that could be... Read More





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