Thứ Sáu, 7 tháng 10, 2016

History of the Vacuum

The vacuum cleaner was invented in Chicago in 1869 by Ives W. McGaffey.  It was called The Whirlwind, a "sweeping machine."  People had to hand-crank it as they navigated around the floor.  The Whirlwind cost $25, an exorbitant amount when the average salary was $58 a month.  Sold in Chicago and Boston, many machines were lost in the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.  McGaffey obtained the first patent, but many others followed.  His invention was preceded by a carpet sweeper patented by Daniel Hess in 1860.  However, his product was never produced.  Melville Bissell created a vacuum cleaner in 1876.  This was the beginning of the Bissell Carpet Sweeper, which evolved into the brand we still know today.  Corinne Dufour received the patent for an electrically driven “carpet sweeper and dust gatherer” in 1900.
A large number of patents continued.  H. Cecil Booth's powered cleaner in 1901, Walter Griffiths' 1902 "Griffith's Improved Vacuum Apparatus for Removing Dust from Carpets," David T. Kenney's patent in 1903, and James Murray Spangler's 1907 electric vacuum cleaner, which was sold to W.H. Hoover.  That's perhaps the most recognizable name.  In Britain, vacuum cleaners are called hoovers.  This is much like our use of the brand names Kleenex, Band-Aid and Jell-O, which we use generically.
Moving ahead to 1963, David Oreck worked with the hotel industry to manufacture his upright vacuum cleaners, which are advertised ubiquitously today.  Another widely advertised product is James Dyson's Dual Cyclone machine, debuting in 1993.  Black & Decker's Dustbuster seemed to arrive in all our houses after 1979.  But one of the newest products is the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner.
Using the best in vacuum technology, Crystal Clean Carpet Care in Kearney, Nebraska can help you to make your carpets as clean as they were they day they were installed. They can also shampoo the carpets, remove stains, and more. They can be reached at the following number: (308) 237-3717.

Removing Difficult Stains From Carpets

Spilled wine, ketchup, berry juice, etc., presents the panic induced question of how to deal with the resultant stain.  The first rule of removal is to know your stain.  If not sure what caused the stain, smell it.  Blot the stain to get up as much as possible. 
The next step depends on the stain.  If it is wine, mix laundry detergent with lukewarm water or ammonia and blot the stained area.  Follow that treatment with some club soda and blot again.  If the stain is grease, use dry cleaning fluid, then blot with warm water and detergent.  Blot the area from the outside in.  Professionals like Crystal Clean Carpet Care in Kearney, Nebraska can be called for expert advice as well.
Blood stains are blotted first.  Pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide on the stain.  Wait for it to bubble for a minute or two, then blot with lukewarm water and a towel.  Repeat again if necessary.  This works on clothing also.  Dairy and milk are culprits if children are present.  Just blot with a towel soaked in ammonia and warm water, then apply white vinegar and warm water.
Obviously, if the whole carpet is stained and needs periodic care, it’s best to have professionals deal with carpet damage and/or wear and tear.  One company who specializes in this daunting project is Crystal Clean Carpet Care.  The owners, Brian and Gayle Brontz, have been in business since 1993 and take pride in fulfilling needed areas of expertise not only in carpet and upholstery cleaning, but additionally in mold testing and removal, odor control, bacteria and allergen removal, and other great services.  Their technicians are trained and meticulously screened by the use of a criminal records search, sex offender search, bankruptcy search, SSN verification, and other legal avenues of verification.  You can reach them at (308)237-3717.