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…

How Carpet Effects Allergies

Don’t Toss ’em They’re Awesome! The science of indoor air quality is very interesting and relatively new. In the past, the focus was on the quality of the outside air and the interest was in lowering emissions of all types into the air. I suppose the latter statement is still very much active today also.…

Carpet Or Hard Surface Flooring

The answer might surprise you. Many homeowners are learning how expensive shortsightedness can be. However, many others still don’t know the whole story: For roughly 10 years, the popularity of hard surface floors were abounding as carpet sales dropped. However, for the last three years, carpet sales have been on the rise again. Why the…

The Spots Were Just

The first thing you should understand about carpet constructed of synthetic yarns – nylon, polyester, acrylic, polypropylene (Olefin)-is that they are solidified chemicals. In other words, when you apply spot cleaning agents to such carpeting, you are literally applying a chemical to a chemical. If a chemical reaction occurs, permanent yarn discoloration may result, which…

Carpet Protectors

The most common question I hear is: Do they work? We recently cleaned carpet in a home that houses two adults, a teenager, and two dogs. The initial carpet cleaning took some work but when completed 3M Scotchgard was applied to protect the carpets. About a year later it was time to clean their carpets…

Spot Cleaning Blood

Before cleaning up blood always pre-test the safety of any cleaning solution by applying several drops to an inconspicuous area (closet, under a couch) after 30 seconds rub gently with a clean white towel. Do not proceed if any carpet color transfers to the towel, or if the carpets color changes. Should color transfer you…

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…