Spot Cleaning Tips

Pre-test all spotting solutions in an inconspicuous area prior to using on any fabric to make certain the solution will not alter the fibers or damage the texture of the fibers. Dye bleeding will show up on the towel. If any dye transfer or damage becomes visible you should contact a professional technician to clean…

Carpet Warranties

Shaw and Mohawk (the two largest carpet manufacturers altered their carpet warranties by stating: “Effective January 1, 2008 the company will require the use of IICRC Certified Firms for all professional cleaning services.” Additionally cleaning companies must also be compliant with and approved by the CRI/SOA (Carpet & Rug Institute / Seal of Approval) with…

How to Protect Your Carpet

You can drastically prolong the beauty of your carpet and greatly improve the healthful quality of your home environment if you: 1) Don’t wear shoes on your carpet (especially outdoor shoes) as the treads abrade and scuff the carpet filaments more than wearing socks or soft soled slippers. 2) Don’t consume foodstuffs over carpet. Food…

How Carpet Affects Pollutants

CLEANING YOUR CARPET FILTER! My carpet doesn’t have a filter, does it? Well not really, but it does function like one. For reasons I’ll explain later this filtering is very beneficial. Have you ever thought about what is really being collected, tracked through and spilled into your carpet? The most common household pollutants are; dirt,…

Why Not Olefin Berbers?

Berber carpets are very popular; this is in part due to the affordability of this type of carpet. The other part is that many carpet retailers are promoting this style of carpet as being tough as nails and that it will wear like iron. Truth be told, it simply is not true. Olefin (polypropylene) fibers…

Pet Stains Odors

Although you may not be aware of the odors caused by pets urinating on the carpet right now…come Spring when the temperature and humidity rise you will be! Due to lower humidity levels during winter months the urine salts present in carpet simply do not have enough moisture to generate bacteria, thus there is little…