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Repair Your Carpet Tears, Stains and Ripples before the Holidays

We’ve recently experienced our first snowfall in the greater Saint Louis area and all of sudden it feels like the holidays are upon us. Gathering around the Christmas tree or in the family room to share holiday traditions is a wonderful way to make memories. At Sams we want to ensure that those memories are made on spotless like-new carpets, because let’s face it no one wants to sit on a dirty carpet on Christmas morning, or have an unsightly stain or tear in your holiday photos! That’s why now is the perfect time to have Sams take care of cleaning up stains, and repairing tears and ripples in all of your household carpet.

Don’t Replace Rippled Carpet – Let Sams Repair It!

If you’re looking at your carpet and notice that it’s starting to develop ripples, you’re not alone. In fact, modern carpets are manufactured with materials and backings that are prone to ripples. Most people think that when a carpet starts to ripple that it is time replace it – but that’s just not the case. You can save time and money by calling Sams! In most cases, we can use special tools and techniques to re-stretch your carpet and make it look good as new. Homeowners are often amazed at the results! And the great news is that your carpet will be smooth and ready for you to welcome family and friends to your home for the holidays without having to worry about anyone tripping on those inconvenient ripples.

Take Care of Carpet Spots and Stains

Perhaps you can’t wait to have Aunt Mildred and Uncle Harry staying at your house over the holidays, but the spots and stains on your carpet are keeping you from being as excited as you should be. They may be new, or they could be stubborn stains that you just haven’t been able to beat. Whatever the case, the Sams team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to properly dispose of these offenders. We have techniques and cleaners not available on your store shelves that may take care of your spots and stains. But sometimes a spot won’t be phased by cleaning (think spilled paint or splashed bleach). In this case, we can spot dye or even patch the carpet so it looks as good as new. When we leave, it will be in tip-top shape and you’ll now be proud to welcome Aunt Mildred and Uncle Harry.

Carpet Feeling Dinghy? Opt for Carpet Cleaning!

Sams can make your carpets look like new with one visit from the yellow van. We use a state-of-the-art cleaning process to deep clean and restore life into your carpet. Our equipment is high-powered, allowing us to get more dirt and grime out of your carpets than you ever thought possible – stuff your vacuum can’t even pull out! While we’re in your home, we will carefully remove your furniture, apply corner guards where needed, and get right to work with our truck-mount steam extraction cleaning system. High- traffic areas which are matted and worn will come back to life and carpet will be thoroughly cleaned and ready for all of your entire family to enjoy. Our 8 step process will give your house a fresh feel as you gather to create lasting memories with those you love.

At Sams, we love spending time with family and friends, and we would welcome an opportunity to make sure that your home is the perfect place to host your loved ones this season. Give us a call and let us help you make this holiday season the best one yet.

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Getting Your Inner Picasso Out of Your Carpet…

There are many instances of people uttering famous last words.

“I regret that I have but one life to live for my country.”

“Say goodnight, Gracie.”

“We don’t need to hire a professional painter.”

Sure you don’t. Except now, not only do your walls look like a topographical map, but your carpet has the appearance of the floor of a kindergarten class after “learning to paint by numbers”. Before you hatch your plot to commit grievous self-flagellation, it might not be as bad as you think.

Like most stains, it’s always easier to clean paint if it’s still wet. For a fresh spill, splat, or splotch, put wet rags or paper towels around the paint stain. Then, use more towels to soak up as much paint as possible. Once most of it is up, continue to blot with warm water over and over until the paint is removed.
But like life, things don’t always happen in a best-case scenario. Maybe you’ve decided to get that last bit of painting done as you’re running out the door for a hot date, and you have to leave that fresh lake of Mustard Yellow until dawn.

It could happen.

Well, then you have choices depending on what type of paint you’ve used to pretty up your abode. If you’ve had the good sense to use latex paint, you’re golden. For starters, you’re going to have to re-saturate the paint. Use hot water to achieve this. Once you’ve introduced the H2O, lay a rag over the stain and wait for a few minutes. Then blot up the moisture over and over with a white rag or paper towel until the paint is removed from the area. Only start to scrub gently when the vast majority of the paint is already removed. This should remove the fine bits of paint in between the threads. Just be patient.

Of course, you might have a Da Vinci fetish for your woodwork, and oil-based paint is your go-to. Again, if it’s wet, it’s easier. But let’s not think easy at this point. You’re going to need something stronger than water. A common suggestion is using rubbing alcohol with a white cloth, paper towel, or cotton ball to blot up as much of the stain as you can. You may also want to blot in one direction so that the stain won’t have a tendency to spread.

If that doesn’t fully work, the heavier gun use a store bought spot remover that is made for carpets.  Using household remedies such as dishwashing soap can damage the fiber of the carpet. (If the product does not say it’s made for carpet, there’s a reason why!) Mix, and apply using a spray bottle. Gently blot the area, like there’s no tomorrow. Rinse with a small amount of water, and then stack paper towels on top to soak up the liquid. Keep rinsing until you see no signs of soap. Again always test a area making sure carpet is safe.

If you think this sounds like a lot of work, you’re right. And if you have a bit of trepidation about tackling something like this by yourself, you’re not alone. And that’s why we’re here. At Sams Carpet, we use an environmentally friendly cleaning system. Using the latest spot removal technology available, we pre-treat your carpet for all stains, including paint. We then use our powerful extraction cleaning system, which allows us to thoroughly clean all sides of the carpet fiber. A fresh-water rinse is also applied to remove any residue. This helps to keep your carpet cleaner… longer. If all else fails Sams Carpet Specializes in Carpet Patching and Carpet Repairs as well.

Here’s a testimonial from a client who experienced a paint disaster of her own, and gave us a call!

On Easter Sunday a full gallon of green latex paint fell down our stairs and landed on our living room carpet and nearby chair. We cleaned it as much as we could with a home carpet cleaner, but it looked terrible, and I thought we would have to replace it. The next day I called your company and was pleased to get a cleaning scheduled for the next day. The two men that came worked tirelessly to clean the stairs, carpet, and chair. I am very happy to say that the paint came out! I couldn’t be happier with the professional service that we received. I look forward to be able to refer your company to anyone!

Kathy S.|St. Peters, MO

So go ahead and paint, Monet, and feel free to express your creativity on the canvas of life. And while we can’t tell you what colors to paint your domicile, rest easy that we can get that Chartreusey Lavender out of your carpet most of the time.

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