How Often Is Normal

We are often asked, “How often should I have my carpets cleaned?” While we jokingly reply “once a week”, the truth is there is no set amount of time. Cleaning frequency really depends on the type of traffic you have on your carpet and how you maintain it. Some people can get by with professional…

The Time Has Come To Look Down

As the cost of fuel increases, so will the price of carpet…Rising fuel costs have made people avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store, and fewer lights in their homes are left burning. But have you considered what’s going to happen to the price of carpet? All synthetic yarns used in carpeting; nylon, polyester, acrylic,…

Finding The Right Cleaning Company

Too often unsuspecting consumers who are lured by cleaning company specials find themselves victims of bait-and-switch advertising. They realize, often too late, that these advertised specials have conditions, either written in small print or not stated at all. They are often told that “certain services” cost extra or that a “special procedure” is required. Bait-and-switch…

Why Is My Carpet Rippling In Every Room?

Carpeting can be either glued directly to the sub-floor or installed over padding. Either way, rippling can appear. When ripples appear on carpeting that has been glued down, the cause is almost certainly that insufficient glue was applied to the sub-floor. Since the cost of the adhesive is the installer’s expense, some apply it too…

How to Choose New Carpeting

Buying new carpeting is a major investment for most people. Yet, for such a “big ticket” item many people don’t spend enough time during the selection process and wind up buying carpeting that is not suitable for their lifestyle. They often end up unhappy with the performance of their carpeting, which is one of the…

Mattresses

Most people are not affected by dust mites due largely to the low ambient humidity levels (below 50% RH) in most homes there is generally no significant problems with dust mites or associated allergens, which are attached to their fecal pellets. Increase the level of humidity and you begin to provide ideal conditions for mites…

This Carpet Is Hardly A Year Old

Within a year tuft fraying caused by friction, some methods of carpet cleaning, and by scrubbing action during spot removal procedures. Friction: Some people do not lift their feet high enough when they walk; and, as a result, their heels brush the surface of the carpet. Sometimes loose shoes, such as clogs, are the cause.…

I Had No Idea This Color Would Show

I had no idea this carpet color would show soil so badly. It was supposed to have been Scotchgarded at the mill. But, within a few months, the high traffic areas look terrible. The reason books, magazines, newspapers and such are printed on white paper is that black print upon it is easy to read,…

Soil Filtration Stains

Soil Filtration Stains are those dark lines running along the baseboards, in front of cold air return vents for the furnace, under long hanging drapes, around edges of heat vents, sofa skirts, around plastic chair mats and along dressers or other furniture that does not get moved very often. Soil filtration is caused by air…

New Carpet Already Packing Down

Pile packing on new carpet is caused by the loss of yarn resilience. (Resilience is a yarn quality that causes it to spring back to its original position after having been stepped on and compressed under body weight.) The question: what causes yarn to loose resilience? Perhaps I should first point out that resilience varies…