August 6, 2015

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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Polish!

We asked our Facebook page what you would like to see in the next blog post and you guys definitely answered, and it was (drum roll please…) Nail polish! Well, we did some digging and found some pretty good ideas to help you ladies out. Oh nail polish! How can you be so fabulous, yet so unkind to my carpet, hair, clothes, walls, bedding, and everything else you can potentially destroy? Let’s get to business and knock those pesky polish pigments out!

Bedding

Have you ever been painting your nails and all of sudden Fluffy jumps on the bed! Oh no! Pink Petal polish all over the place! What are you ever to do? First give that pup some loving; she’s obviously oblivious to your major freak out and hair pulling. Next, jump into major cleaning action by busting out that trusty can of hairspray and some tweezers and let’s get to business!  Spray the stain and completely saturate the area. Next, grab some tweezers and scrape the area, removing any excess polish. After that’s done, set your washing machine to the hottest setting possible, without damaging your beautiful comforter. While it’s washing, if you pull it out and still notice the stain is still there, repeat that process! The hot water should be loosening the fabric making it easier to remove that stain! And voila! Magically removed (with the help of aqua net and some elbow grease, hey! I never said it would be easy!)

Clothing

If you’re anything like me, you understand the importance of taking proper care of clothing, Especially if you spend as much on them as I do. Picture my husband’s evil glare at my closet. Wear and tear is inevitable, polish stains can be prevented but often times are not! It’s happened to all of us, the key is to act fast. When treating any stain on clothing (or anything in general), its best to test a small inconspicuous spot before doing the entire thing. You don’t want to ruin something by making a small mistake like that. Especially something you’re taking time out of your busy schedule to fix.  Nail polish remover is your best bet for this one, but again be careful, as some polish remover can melt some fabrics. After you’ve applied polish remover, launder it normally. Remember that the hairspray trick can be useful for this as well. Just follow the steps from the bedding section.

Hair

If you were in a rush and ended up both ruining your nails and painting up your hair, the fix is pretty simple. If the polish is still wet, just grab some non-acetone polish remover and run it down the polished strands. If it’s dry already, work some conditioner or oil gently through your hair until you can slide the polish bits out.

Carpet

First of all, what color is your carpet? If it’s light or white, using a non-acetone polish remover is probably your best bet. If it’s dark and you’re not sure about whether the dye might interact with it, try pouring on hair spray or rubbing alcohol and then blotting the polish up with a sponge or paper towels. Don’t give up if the polish just seems to keep coming — you want to get every last bit out.

Did this help? We hope it did! Post some before and after pictures to our Facebook and let us know how it went! We look forward to hearing from you!

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Urine stains and Potty training

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The dog can’t make it til morning? Potty training can be a long and tedious task, especially for parents that have multiple children.  If this is you, keep reading. Let’s face it, Urine and mattresses, they don’t mix. Grab a spray bottle, some hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and some Dawn dish soap. This is a powerful mixture that will break down the enzymes and discoloration. Try not to shake the mixture, it may cause bubbling. Roll it around until it blends. Another tip is to add lavender oil in; it will help with odor control and may just help the little ones sleep a bit longer! Perfect for those early morning bus rides. Spray the entire mattress, especially those lovely urine stains. And that’s it! Watch those urine stains disappear. After it dries, grab your trusty vacuum and go over the mattress once or twice and that’s it! Since the kids are in school, this is a great trick to have on hand! We always get questions asking how to remove urine. The smell alone is enough to make you sick. Luckily, you have us to guide you!
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Back to School in the Emerald Coast

Back to School D.I.Y Carpet Cleaning

Mystery Stains, Be Gone!

Since its back to school time here in Fort Walton Beach, we’ve been getting a ton of questions from frantic moms asking how to get those carpets clean. Now that the kids are out of the house it’s the perfect time to get on it! If this applies to you, keep reading!

Carpets and children… Need I say more?  Juice, urine, gunk, that mysterious stain in the corner of the living room! In this post were going to quickly go over some DIY methods for cleaning those pesky (and mystery) stains. With children comes lots of love and precious moments, they also come with dirt and one big mess to clean up.

When doing DIY projects, always remember to test a small, inconspicuous spot before doing the entire area. That way, if for any reason things don’t go as planned you can make corrections as needed. For those “mystery” stains, try mixing 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. That’s it! Now you’re probably rolling your eyes at the simplicity of this recipe, but when mixed in a spray bottle and used on a mystery stain, the results are quite effective!  If you’d like to send us before and after photos, we’d love to see them!

Keep in mind that some stains need professional attention, in those situations feel free to contact us at Fusion Carpet Care, located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. (850) 650-6600 and we will be happy to help! Enjoy this post, Did you find it helpful? Let us know on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fusioncleaning. We would love to hear from you! Check back soon for more posts from our blog, For more tips, tricks and all things cleaning!

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