A CLEANER CARPET CHRONICLE
Published exclusively for clients of A Cleaner Carpet Cleaner
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” – Theodore Roosevelt
In This Issue
For the Love of Cotton
Making a Clean Break
Choosing a Great Pet Bed
Boosting Your Brain Function
Recipe: Classic Macaroni Salad
Client Testimonials and
For the Love of Cotton
You may not know this, but cotton is the
most popular fiber in the world. Why?
Because it’s durable, easily dyed, absorbent,
soft and comfortable to touch. These
characteristics make it the fabric of choice
for clothing, towels, bedding and more.
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upholstery differ in a number of ways from
clothing, including how we clean them.
When used in upholstery, cotton may be
blended with other fibers that have different
characteristics and dye systems. Often the
fabric is made up of multiple layers and can
We’re not the first people to recognize the be quite thick. This creates challenges when
cleaning. Ripples and distortion to the fabric
virtues of this versatile fiber. Cotton has
texture are not uncommon.
been cultivated globally for thousands
of years. From underwear to overcoats,
Second, while most cotton clothing is
clothing continues to be the most
designed to be washed in the laundry with
common use for cotton.
lots of water, detergents and agitation,
The same features that make cotton ideal upholstery fabric is not. Lighter colored
for clothing make it perfect for upholstery. cotton upholstery may turn brown or
Like your clothing, all upholstery –
yellow as the cellulose material in the
cotton breaks down. Dyes may bleed or
including cotton– must be cleaned
run. With some cleaning agents, cotton
periodically for appearance and health.
fabrics can actually degrade and become
Furniture manufacturers recommend
cleaning every 12-24 months. Failure to do weak or even split.
so can result in an unwanted appearance
There is also the potential that the fabric
change called soil staining. Soil staining
will shrink. This leads to cushion covers not
occurs when soils, oils and pollutants
fitting properly, skirts and dust ruffles curling
adhere to the fibers and oxidize. This can
or wrinkling and other appearance problems.
result in permanent dulling of colors and
That’s why you should never remove cushion
changes to fabric texture.
covers to launder them.
Aside from a certain amount of normal
You can hang your clothing on a line
shrinkage and potential wrinkles, most
or put it in a dryer to dry. Not so with
cotton clothing can be washed without
upholstery. The multiple layers of fabric,
any major problems. The fabrics used in
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