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…

Carpet Protectant

Why would I need carpet protectant applied to a stain resistant carpet? Our carpeting was brand new about 3 years ago. We purchased a stain resistant carpet and have followed the manufacturers’ guidelines and had the carpet cleaned annually to maintain our warranty. However each time the carpets were cleaned the technician asked me if…

Spots & Stains Reappearing

Stains or spots you previously cleaned up are now reappearing again? There’s an easy solution to that problem right here. I have 2 children, a dog, a cat and a husband. My carpets really take a beating. When I use a carpet spotter that I purchased at the grocery store, it removes the spots, but…

How To remove Wax From Carpet.

My daughter spilled candle wax on the carpet in her room. How do I remove it? You will need the following household items: a plastic bag with ice in it, a white cotton terry towel and a steam iron. First set the bag of ice over the wax and let it sit for 15 minutes.…