It’s also important that stains and spills are immediately taken care of.
The longer you leave a stain, the longer it has to dry and work deeper into the carpet pile.
When hiring a carpet cleaner, you always take the risk of not knowing where it’s been, and more importantly- what it was used to clean.
Hired carpet cleaners are used in multiple homes before they reach yours, and although they’re cleaned after each use, it can never be guaranteed that all grime, dirt and germs are removed from the tanks and base of the machine.
This project is a system to reduce our power consumption, particularly when we’re not there.
When either of us comes into the room, all we have to do is tap our key fobs on a reader mounted by the door, and the room turns on or off what we normally use. The reader by the door reads the presence or absence of the tags.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the O’Reilly Blogger program. is a very short “book” on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), a way to tag and identify objects over varying ranges, and how to use Arduino to create a few interesting RFID projects.
The book assumes that you have some experience with Arduino and micro-controllers (i.e., do you know what a breadboard, jumper wires, and circuits are? We start with a very brief introduction to RFID, follow up with two introductory technical tutorials on Arduino, and end with a fairly simple home automation project: Between my officemate and me, we have dozens of devices drawing power in our office: two laptops, two monitors, four or five lamps, a few hard drives, a soldering iron, Ethernet hubs, speakers, and so forth.
After a long day of cleaning carpets you’ve decide to treat yourself to a glass of wine as you put your feet up… You’ve just knocked the glass over onto your freshly clean carpets.
If only the carpet cleaner was still there to quickly remove the stain.
Spills and stains can happen quite often and are a common reason to why people invest in carpet cleaners.
However it’s important to know that spills can occur at any time and having to rent a carpet cleaner each time can be a pain (especially if it’s just recently after you’ve cleaned them.) If you had your own carpet cleaner stored in the cupboard, the stain would be cleared up in a jiffy with no problem at all.
A lot of people have the misconception that hiring a carpet cleaner is the only way to give your carpets a deep clean and that buying one is too expensive and takes up too much space in your home.