Control Indoor Mold

A 1999 Mayo Clinic study attributed nearly all the chronic sinus infections afflicting nearly 37 million people to mold. Recent studies have also linked molds as a contributing factor in the tripling of the asthma rate over the past two decades. Mold thrives and grows in warm humid areas of our homes, including damp basements,…

Vacuuming Tips

Proper vacuuming is contingent to proper airflow and agitation – the key ingredients when it comes to selecting a proper vacuum for your home or office carpet. Maximizing airflow is a function of the motor, which should be a bypass motor (dirt and debris do not pass directly through the motor). Look for a motor…

Microfiber Fabric

In the furniture industry Microfiber was initially introduced with two names; micro-suede and ultra-suede™. As the names suggest, you could buy the look of suede or leather without the high cost. Microfiber is made using a variety of fiber types and is used in a multitude of products but when it comes to furniture the…

Upholstery – white cotton

Five years ago we bought a very expensive sofa and love-seat – in hindsight we probably shouldn’t have bought white upholstery. We now have 2 kids and a dog. Needless to say but the fabric is no longer white. In my infinite wisdom I decided to borrow a home steam cleaner from my neighbor and clean…

Water Stain

We removed our Christmas tree and found a large brown stain on the carpet from over-watering. I’m afraid to touch it. Help! There are a couple of reasons why a brown spot would appear from over-watering. The most obvious is the water itself however it may also contain soil and/or cellulosic pigments washed from the…