Cleaning Your Carpets At Home, Easier Than You Think!

Carpets are an essential part of any home, and many people think they are the best flooring material you can purchase for your home. They add a lot of value to your home with the variety of patterns and color that they come in. There are a lot of advantages of having a carpet at your home but as everything else in your home, you have to clean your carpets too when they get dirty. There are various methods that you can use to clean the carpets at your home. The method that you should use depends upon the kind of mess that you are dealing with.

Vacuum Cleaning

The first and foremost thing that you should regularly use to clean your carpet is the vacuum cleaner. Carpet cleaning professionals recommend that you should vacuum clean your carpet at least twice or thrice a week to keep it in a good shape. A vacuum cleaner will get rid of most of the dirt present in your carpet if the suction is strong enough, so make sure that you have a powerful vacuum cleaner. Before you start vacuum cleaning, make sure that you get rid of the useless things present on the carpet such as toys, objects or papers. After that, start your vacuum cleaner and use it on your furniture first and then on the carpet. Also make sure that you use the vacuum cleaner both horizontally and vertically on your carpet.

Stain Removal

Whenever you spill something on the carpet, get rid of it as fast as you can. For removing the stain, you will need to use a cleaning product but make sure that you pretest it because some products may not be right for your carpet and will make your carpet bleed (removal of color). So, after you have found the right cleaning product for your carpet, it is time to start using it whenever you find any stain on your carpet. Get a clean cloth and apply the cleaning product to it in a very little amount. Now blot the stain with the cloth — never rub it too hard! After that, rinse the area with a dry cloth and water.

Pressure Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Power Washer
You should wash your carpet at least once or twice a year. This method is used to clean your carpet thoroughly and give it a new life. Get rid of all the things in the room by moving them to another room or place. After you have got rid of all the things that were in the room, vacuum clean the carpet thoroughly. You will need a carpet cleaner to pressure clean your carpet, so make sure that you buy or rent one. Once you have got one, pretreat the carpet by spraying it with cleaning product and let it soak in for about 15 minutes. After that, use your carpet cleaner on the carpet which will pump water at high pressure in your carpet and also extract all the fluid from your carpet with its built in high powered vacuum, thus removing all the dirt and stains from your carpet. You will need to ventilate the room to make sure that the carpet gets dried. It will take around 6-12 hours depending upon the ventilation that your provide. Make sure that no one steps on the carpet when it is left to be dried.

The Controversy of SawStop Technology

All of us depend on the aid of tools to help us do the jobs we can’t perform alone, and we’re surely using tools as well. However, all the products around us are dangerous to some extent, and some tools are really perilous for they can even be life threatening. One of the tools that falls into the domain of extremely dangerous tools is table saw. No doubt it is one of the most splendid and frequently used tools out there, but its functionality and accuracy comes at the price of a high risk and due to the uprising trend of do-it-yourself due to which around 3000 U.S citizens cut their fingers off and the cause obviously is the table saw. Someone came up with the technology that could stop a saw as soon as it comes in contact with flesh. It sounds like a fabulous invention at first but there are a number of doubts regarding the reality behind this invention.

The Mechanism

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Table saws have a blade that rotates at thousands of rpm and its size is the same as a plate. At such high speeds, the blade is even hard to see and its sharp edges are life threatening when they have such impetus. At The Sharp Cut they say the guard is not enough to protect you all the time and if you lose focus just for a millisecond, you can end up losing your fingers even before you realize it or feel any pain.

The sawstop technology works by inducing a small electrical current in the blade that is detected by a microcontroller chip inside the saw and this mechanism works on the fact that human body is conductive while wood doesn’t conduct any current. Whenever any flesh comes into contact with the blade, it conducts current which changes the signal being detected by the chip. As soon as the chip detects a change in current, it activates the safety mechanism which doesn’t just stop the blade, it pulls the blade downwards away from the hand of a person. This eliminates chances of any injury that might occur from carelessness, saving a lot of fingers and sparing you from a lifetime of regret too. This process is so quick that it only takes thousandth of a second to pull the blade away from your hand.

The Problem

The main issue that most of the professionals have is that the inventor of this technology has been trying to sue companies who wouldn’t incorporate his mechanism in their table saws. Most of the manufacturers believe that adding such a feature is not worth the cost it will add to the saw and people will be reluctant about spending a lot more money on such a feature while the inventor believes that human lives and health shouldn’t be taken so frivolously and that is why he sued many companies. Today, saws with this technology can be found in market and those who can afford such saws should consider spending in them because indeed, such a mechanism can actually be a bliss in critical situations.