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…

Carpet Cleaning Machines

I see TV commercials for home carpet cleaning machines; with 3 kids and 2 dogs my carpets really take a beating. My husband says we should buy one to keep our carpets clean. Do they really work that well? Carpet cleaning machines sold on TV can do a fair job; but I consider them more…

Upholstery zippers

Our upholstery has gotten quite soiled from everyday use. I noticed that they have zippers on them. Is it okay to take the cushion covers off and wash them in the washing machine?   Cushions are made with zippers for ease of manufacture and to ensure proper fabric tension once stuffed with foam. Upholstered fabric is…

Septic System Back up

During the holidays our septic system somehow got plugged and backed up, overflowing all over the bathroom floor, running into the hallway and soaking part of the carpeting. I’ll spare you the gory details but let’s just say it was quite a mess. We cleaned up the best we could but now, even though the…