Had a Small Fire in Your Home?

House and Carpet Restoration Tips After a Fire

Whether due to fire damage, cigarettes, or burnt food, and smoke odor has a tendency to permeate every inch of a space, more so with carpets and rugs. Once smoke odors are trapped in the fibers of your carpet and padding, removing it can be very difficult, which is where our carpet restoration service comes into play.

Smoke odors due to fire damage

We will begin with the hardest challenge, which is removing the stench of smoke from carpets and rugs. Depending on what caused the fire, and the kind of smoke it created, carpet and other porous surfaces are affected in numerous ways. If the fire created wet or dry smoke, fuel particles or protein, or just residue from a fire extinguisher, generally it is advisable to call a professional carpet restoration service to deal with the smoke damage.

Odors from cigarettes or cigars

Cigarette odors in a home can be quite invasive, and quite harmful and offensive to visitors. Your first line of defense is a baking soda deodorizing mixture. Just mix dried lavender with baking soda, and then sprinkle it over your carpet, leave this to sit overnight, a good tip is to do this just before you head off to bed, once this time has elapsed, vacuum and if necessary repeat the process.

Safety Tips

When you are attempting to remove odors from your carpet, always remember to thoroughly ventilate your space as much as you can. Plus, you must always read the instructions that are printed on any chemicals and solutions you are going to use, and under no circumstances should you ever mix toxic cleaning chemicals. Should your job be just too big for you to cope with, then contact us we are only a phone call away.

If you want to learn more about our carpet cleaning services and costs, call Vertical Blinds Exa in Lauderdale Lakes, FL today on (954) 248-2893.

Tips from a Blinds Repair Service in Fort Lauderdale, Fl on Basic Repairs

Ask any professional blinds repair service, and they will tell you that blinds can add great beauty to your home, unless they no longer work. Broken, missing, or bent slats will make your home look unkempt. However, it is quite easy to perform basic repairs by yourself. The kind of blinds you can repair are vertical and horizontal blinds, which are also referred to as Venetian blinds.

The simplest blinds to repair are the vertical position ones, all it takes is snapping each one off and on. Replacement slats are available at most DIY stores. You will first need to measure the length of your blinds, and get the store to cut them to your required length. Just open the blinds up so they are parallel to one another and do not overlap. Bend the damaged slat to the window, this will open the hook it is hanging off, then simply lift up and out. After which, you can just slide the replacement blind back in until it catches and hangs.

Horizontal vinyl blinds are relatively simple to replace too, however, they will need more time and patience. Buy your replacement blinds, then remove the plugs which are found on the bottom of the rail, these hide the knots of the lift cord. Simply untie the knots and take out the slats until you reach the damaged ones. Replace these and reposition the slats which you removed, and then re-tie the pull cords.

It could also be necessary to replace your lift cord when it comes time to repair your horizontal blinds. This is done by opening the blinds to the max, then lift off the entire unit off its brackets. Put the blinds face down so the pulley is facing at you. Cut the cords and remove them, then with the aid of a large needle, thread the replacement cords, and then replace the blinds back onto their bracket.

Call Vertical Blinds Exa today at (954) 248-2893. Our blinds repair service is in Fort Lauderdale, FL.