Archive for October, 2010

Carpet Biology

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Carpet Cleaning and Frogs

Frogs and Carpet Fibers

Most everyone reading this post, myself included, have taken a biology class at one time or another. We studied cell mitosis, the structures of various microscopic organisms, how plants  draw water up their stems, and so on. We had to know the names of various kingdoms, phylum, and classes and what made them distinct from one another. But, one of the things people most remember about biology classes are the dissections. Whether we found them interesting, cruel, or gross, they are, if nothing else, memorable.  But what was the goal of those dissections? Simply to  see and really understand what physical life is made of. They didn’t, after all, need frog surgeons.

Likewise, we here at Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning want to help you understand what your carpet is made of – though we won’t make you dissect your carpets. In an earlier post we already explained the differences between the various carpet pile types – saxony, loop, berber, etc. – but now we want to tell you about the actual fibers themselves. There are four traditional fiber types used in most carpets: Nylon, Polypropylene, Polyester, and Wool. Continue Reading post – Carpet Biology

The Calvin Defense

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Anyone up for a philosophical discussion while we careen toward that gulch?

Carpet Cleaning and Calvin

Although it’s been out of papers for quite a while now, Calvin & Hobbes still has a special place in many people’s hearts. Whether they read it as a kid, found it later in life, or are just discovering it now, these beautifully drawn comics are still entertaining and meaningful. Why am I talking about them though? Well, because one particular comic is relevant to many people who don’t get their carpets cleaned. Calvin was going through his daily chores – making the bed, bathing, brushing his teeth, and so on. But as he approached each task, stopped himself, and said “Why should I do ________. They’ll just get dirty again.”

Of course, to most adults that’s silly. You’ve got to keep yourself clean and brush your teeth, otherwise you’ll start to get foul smelling and loose your teeth (making the bed I can take or leave.) Yet we grown-ups make a similar claim when we consider having our carpets cleaned. We think, “Why should I get them cleaned. They’ll just get dirty again – and faster then before.” Unlike Calvin, though, this resistance to carpet cleaning is somewhat based on a fair conclusion. Continue Reading post – The Calvin Defense

Add Ons and Oxi Fresh

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When someone is buying a car, they’re usually offered a plethora of features and luxuries that they can add-on to their car. XM radio, leather seats, specially tinted windows, an iPod dock, and much more. And while none of these features are strictly necessary, they certainly can be quite fun. That’s true of a lot of add-ons (you don’t need the extra large cup-holder, but why not?) but not the ones offered by Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. If we suggest an add-on to you, it’s because we think it’ll help improve the overall quality of your carpet.

Let’s look at our Odor Destroyer.  This isn’t a product we throw around and recommend willy-nilly to everyone. The Odor Destroyer was designed with a specific purpose in mind – stopping smells where they begin – and it’s pointless to apply it to carpets that smell fine. You see, this product is actually comprised of active bio-enzymes that eat the bacteria that cause odors. Rather then just covering up the smell, it literally kills it. Offering an Odor Destroyer to someone who didn’t need it would be like offering to upgrade someone’s speakers when they’re deaf – it doesn’t serve any purpose.

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Jonathan Barnett – The Man Behind Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

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Every great company usually has its foundation in one person. Sometimes they’re someone within the company itself who comes upon a certain idea and realizes the great potential therein, causing the business to grow exponentially. Sometimes it’s an investor who sees a business and realizes it has great potential and decides to give it the funds it needs to reach the next level. Often, though, it’s the person with the original idea. That spark that causes them to create a business from nothing and build it up until it’s an unstoppable force.  Jonathan Barnett, the founder of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, is one of the latter. His company is still young, but he’s in the midst of it all, working hard to make sure that Oxi Fresh never stops growing.

Jonathan started Oxi Fresh in 2006, but his interest in business goes back much further. As a matter of fact, one of his earliest business ventures was all the way back in Elementary school. Every year, his dog would have a litter of puppies, and every year he would start a “Puppy Business” selling them to other families.  Admittedly, it was a rather small scale affair, but it illustrates just how business minded Jonathan has always been. His college years saw no end to his drive.  He played on Oral Roberts University’s D1 basketball team, served as team chaplain, founded a charity called Crossover International, and opened up a chain of Johnny B’s Firework Stands – a venture that made enough money to pay for most of his college tuition. Did we mention that he did all of this in just one year? Continue Reading post – Jonathan Barnett – The Man Behind Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

Oxi Fresh of Denver and It’s Green Carpet Cleaning

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Almost everyone can agree that getting a green carpet cleaning here in Denver is important. After all, no one wants to waste water and energy and damage or the environment with harmful chemicals. So, when you’re looking for a Denver carpet cleaning, who should you look to? Well, the answer is Oxi Fresh! Our green carpet cleaning system is designed to conserve water – compared to a steam cleaner, a carpet cleaning in Denver done by Oxi Fresh will save up to 58 gallons of water a home! That’s an astonishing amount of water saved! Oxi Fresh of Denver also saves energy with every cleaning by using energy efficient equipment and not keeping the car on to power said equipment. Finally, this Denver carpet cleaner uses safe, green cleaning solutions designed to be safe for pets, children, and the environment.  There are more reasons it’s green – and you can find out about them here!

Albuquerque Carpet Cleaning

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There are a lot of Oxi Fresh Franchises our there in a lot of different states and we’re proud of each one. They all strive to provide great cleaning and make every carpet feel fresh and clean. Oxi Fresh of Albuquerque is one of those businesses and they’ve recently come up with a list of some of the top reasons to choose Oxi Fresh as your Albuquerque carpet cleaner! Just follow any of the links in this post and you’ll see why, when it comes to Albuquerque carpet cleaning, that Oxi Fresh should be your number one choice!

When Green Carpet Cleaning Isn’t Enough

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Green carpet cleaning for installed carpets, recycling for torn up carpets.

Carpet Cleaning Can Go So Far, Then It's Time to Recycle

Here at Oxi Fresh, we believe being green is very important. With every carpet cleaning we conserve a significant amount of water – using 95-97% less than what most traditional steam cleaning methods uses. We’re also committed to conserving energy with our green carpet cleaning, and we’ve got several clever ways we’ve been doing that. One is our actual cleaning system. Since it’s a low moisture system and doesn’t require us to lug about a lot of water and that saves us gas and decreases the amount of energy used per job and, therefore, the amount of pollution. Plus, since we don’t have to pump tons of water in and out of a carpet, we don’t need to have our cars on during the job to power the equipment. Our energy efficient machines plug right into normal outlets.

Of course, then we have our green cleaning solutions, specially designed to be safe for pets, children, and the environment.  We even had one of our major products examined by the EPA’s Design for the Environment team and it passed their tests, earning the right to use the coveted DfE logo. Finally, we ask that all franchisees recycle their bottles after they’ve finished with them. Basically, when it comes to carpet cleaning companies, we’re just about as green as you can be. Of course, what happens when we can’t clean your carpets? When our carpet stain removal techniques are fruitless due to the sheer intensity of the stain? What do you do when they’ve become so irrevocably damaged that no one can get rid of the stains or undo the damage? Continue Reading post – When Green Carpet Cleaning Isn’t Enough

Understanding Your Carpet

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Oxi Fresh puts an obvious stress on carpet cleaning – it’s kind of our thing, after all. We’re good at getting rid of stains, odors, high traffic areas, and general dirt and oils. We make old, gross carpets look and feel fresh. We’re one of the best companies in a field that is extremely important to the overall quality of your carpets and, therefore, your home. Our cleanings not only remove things like mold, mildew, and dust – making your home healthier – but it also helps increase the lifespan of your carpets by years, saving you money down the road. All of this goes to say that carpet is an important part of you home and Oxi Fresh is the best when it comes to maintaining it.

Yet, despite the importance of maintaining carpet, few people know what kind of carpet they actually have. So, we’re here to help you understand the difference between various kinds of carpet. Let’s start, though, by defining carpet pile. Basically, when we talk about a carpet pile, we’re talking about the actual fibers of the carpet and their construction – how they’re looped/woven together and so on. So without further ado, here are the major pile types that carpet cleaning companies find in most homes: Continue Reading post – Understanding Your Carpet

Carpet Cleaning As Investment

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Regular Cleanings Literally Add Years to a Carpet's Life

Invest in your home with our carpet cleaning company

The above title does, admittedly, sound a bit odd. We generally don’t think of carpet cleaning – or most of the cleaning you do – as being an investment. Cleaning just seems to be mostly about temporary appearances. After all, a freshly vacuumed floor will get dirty again, a dusted windowsill will accumulate more dirt, and a shining counter top needs only one spill to look gross. So how are any of these things a long term investment?

Well, what happens when you never wipe off the windowsill? The dust accumulates, hardens into the cracks, stains appear on the wood and/or plastic, water leaks in because the track is full of gunk – you can turn a good windowsill into trash if it’s ignored. Basically, you run the risk of loosing money by lowering the value of your home

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Even the Kitchen’s Not Safe with Oxi Fresh Tile and Grout Cleaning

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Ge Rid of Dirt and Grime

Oxi Fresh Tile and Grout Cleaning

No, don’t worry, I’m not threatening your kitchen. Though, to be perfectly honest, there’s hardly a need to. The kitchen floor can easily be one of the dirtiest surfaces in your home simply by merit of their being so much food nearby.  A spilled coffee, a dropped sandwich, overflowing spaghetti sauce – all of these spills are quite common, and seem to be easily wiped up. But each time that happens, it leaves your floor dirtier and dirtier.  Food gets trapped in the pores of the flooring and stains latch onto the grout. After a while, no matter how many times you scrub at it, it just manages to look dingy. Then it’s time to call Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning.

What? Why call us? Aren’t we just carpet cleaners? No, of course not. Oxi Fresh can also do tile and grout cleaning. You see, when we started out, Oxi Fresh just focused on carpets and then we swiftly added upholstery to our repertoire. After that, we knew that, with the proper brushes and some new cleaning solutions, we’d have a perfect way to clean tile and grout. After some tinkering and trial and error, we had our new system set up. It was extremely thorough and leaves tile and grout – including natural stone – looking refreshed and clean.

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