Low Price Cleaning

Why does low priced carpet cleaning leave you shortchanged? Low price carpet cleaning companies survive on two things: Volume – which means booking as many jobs as possible each day, get in and get out fast and hopefully complete all of the days bookings – if they show up on-time or show up at all;…

Sick House

Is Your Home Making Your Family Sick? Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, but may not know that indoor air pollution can also have significant effects. The EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 5 times higher than…

Flood Prevention

Generally this happens by mid October however this year it seems to be happening in September, the overnight temperature drops below zero; the lawn mowing is done for another year and most of the yard work has been completed. Alas there is but one last small, but important, chore to do! Turn off the flow…

No Casters

Rolling wheels or casters of any type or size (from desk chairs to wheelchairs) over carpeting produces a rippling effect in the carpet backing. In time, repeating this practice will cause the backing to separate, ruining the carpeting. Additionally the wheels of the chair will pack down the carpet fibers and eventually flatten the area…

Ugly Traffic Lanes

Understanding Traffic Lanes and What Can Be Done About Them: It’s imperative not to forget that carpeting is a textile, just like our upholstery, linens and clothing. After about a year or so; we are not terribly upset when the seat and knees of our $50 jeans become threadbare. Why, on the other hand, do…

Value vs. Price

I spend a lot of my time finding out what my competitors’ do for the money they charge. This year there are well over 100 carpet cleaners in the yellow pages, and many more that are not; as a consumer you are faced with the daunting task of choosing one cleaner over another. So how…

So Many Things Can Happen To Carpeting

Germs, mold, fungus, bacteria and chemicals of all kinds can settle onto or be tracked into your carpeting. These biological microbes are alive and thriving in your carpets, and as long as it remains dirty, they will continue to breed and grow. Sticky residue from conventional shampoo, dry foam and dry-chemical methods of cleaning will…

A Short History of Rugs and Rug Making

Many centuries ago, shepherds began knotting wool into heavy woven cloth. These heavy cloths provided protection from the elements and eventually were developed into rugs. Whether the first rugs were made in the near East or Siberia is not clear; but over the centuries rug making changed from a necessity to a fine art form.…

Carpet Ripples After Cleaning

A carpet that ripples after a professional carpet cleaning is almost always a symptom of an underlying cause. The cause is due to the carpet not being installed correctly when it was new. Not installed correctly means that the carpet was cut to fit and knee-kicked only as opposed to the correct method of power…

Spot Tip

There is a right way and a wrong way to cleanup an accidental spill on your carpet. What you should NOT do is just as important as what you should do. Step 1: Remove any spilled solid material with a rounded spoon. Blot up as much of the spill as you can. Don’t scrub, scrubbing…