Difference Between Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

There is a significant difference between carpet and upholstery cleaning. While you can try cleaning carpet at home, but upholstery cleaning always needs professional help. Apart from spot removal, carpet and upholstery cleaning is quite different. There are wide varieties of products used for carpet and upholstery cleaning and maintenance.

Methods used for carpet cleaning

Carpet and Upholstery both are very frequently used for decorating the households or the business areas but there are some clear differences between the carpet and upholstery cleaning techniques. The carpets are being cleaned with numbers of processes which are applied rapidly. Steam or the technique of hot water extraction is the main process among them all. Dry cleaning and shampoo are the two others methods which have some uses also. Some of the well accepted carpet cleaning solutions is mentioned in this occasion.

upholstery cleaning servicesHot Water Extraction Method of Cleaning

The methods used for carpet and upholstery cleaning are not the same in manner. Carpet cleaning is done by the rapid use of dry powders, dry foams, shampoos and bonnets with the most effective method of hot water extraction. Hot water extraction is the most accessible method used by a huge percentage under the blue sky. In this method either the carpet cleaning company would bring a mini unit to your resident for cleaning the carpet at home or the company will bring a ‘truck mount’ for carrying the carpet to their warehouse.

In this method the cleaning process is done by the use of high heat and great vacuum process. A solution is used for cleaning the carpet gently and allowed it to reside thoroughly. Then the carpet is sponged down with water as well as the rinsing solution. In the method of hot water extraction the drying time of the cleaned carpet is approximately between four to six hours.

Shampoo and the Carpet Cleaning System

Shampoo is another instrument for cleaning the carpets. In this cleaning system of the carpets a solution is taken and applied to the floor coverings and frantic. The cleaning solution then captivated the soil and after this step the carpet has been taken for drying it. When the cleaner became fragile and easy broken then the fibers are broken out and the entire carpet body became unsoiled or dirt free during the whole body is nurtured by the vacuum cleaner. This carpet cleaning procedure with shampoo is also recognized as Encapsulation. The average time for drying the carpet during Encapsulation is approximately 1 to 3 hours.


Home Heating With Solar Power

Solar power is the energy from the sun that reaches the Earth. It takes the form of light and heat. Stand outside on a sunny day and turn your face towards the sun. What you’re feeling is solar power in action. All it takes is a few simple steps to turn that free energy into free heat for your home. Having a certified electrician install solar power in your home can cut down on your gas and electric bills and do something good for the environment to boot.

installing solar panelsIf you are building or buying a home, you want to make sure that the home is angled to face the sun. This means that in the northern hemisphere, you want the side of the building with the most windows to face south. In the southern hemisphere, you want exactly the opposite. You want to make sure that the building with the most windows faces north. This allows your home to absorb the hottest sunlight for the longest time throughout the day.  You may also consider putting solar glass windows in the side of the house that faces the sun. These windows allow even more sunlight to be absorbed than normal windows and prevent the heat associated with that sunlight from escaping back out of the house at night.

It is also important to minimize the amount of windows on the side of the home that faces away from the sun. In the northern hemisphere, this is the north side of the home and in the southern hemisphere it is the south side of the home. Too many windows on this side of the house will allow heat so much heat to escape that it will offset the heat being drawn into the home on the sunlit side.

Of course, you will need a conventional backup heating system in your home, no matter where you live. You need this in case there is insufficient sunlight on any given day to effectively heat your home. However, even with the use of a backup system, you will still see a significant lowering of your heating bills and you will still be helping the environment.


Wet Concrete Passes Water

Although it doesn’t appear to be, concrete is very porous. Most concrete mixes contain more water than needed to set the concrete. As it dries, this water moves to the surface and evaporates leaving microscopic capillaries throughout the concrete. They are very small, much smaller than a human hair, but much larger than water molecules which continuously pass through when the capillary pores get wet again.

Dampness from soil that is saturated after a rain seeps against the basement wall. Capillarity in the concrete draws the moisture on though to the inside. Capillarity will also draw water up from moist soil at the water table as much as 16 gallons per day for a 1000 square foot house. This water can then enter the footings and floor from below.

It is usually possible to keep moisture away from the foundation and basement by digging drainage ditches. If your house is on sloping ground, these should be positioned so as to intercept the water flowing downhill and take it around the house. The important thing is to intercept the water and carry it away from the walls of the house.

water extraction and cleanupThe extent and depth of the digging depends on the amount of water, the source, and the amount of money and labor one is willing to spend to solve the problem. Following is an example.

Install plastic sheeting in a modified french-drain. Dig a trench about three feet wide around the house walls, line the trench with a vapor impermeable material like polyethylene film (plastic sheeting). Coat the wall with asphalt. Press the sheeting to the wall and along the base of the trench. Slope the trench away from the house at lease ? inch per foot. Install PVC slotted plastic drainpipe at the end of the sheeting to carry off the water toward the low side of the property. Be careful not to dig so far as to undermine the foundation of the house wall. For houses with a basement, about 1 foot against the house, sloping down from there, should be fine.

Make sure the bottom of the trench slopes away from the house with no dips or hills in it with a steady slope so water will not stand in the slotted plastic PVC drainpipes. Extend the gravity flow PVC drainpipes at least 12 feet from the house. Fill with a layer of coarse gravel, cover with a weed control fabric and then cover with a layer of soil. Slope the soil gently away from the wall.

If it is not possible to have gravity flow from the level of the PVC drain tile, then a sump pump must be used to remove the water. Water cannot be collected in the drain tiles without an appropriate way to remove it.

As always, I wish you good fortune and success solving your waterproofing problems. Take a deep breath and try not to get discouraged if things don?t go quickly and easily, as is often the case. Don?t take it personally. Remember, nearly every solution which now exist was acquired by trial and error by someone who was frustrated before you. Persevere, you?ll get the job done and feel very good about it.