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…

Ignorance Is No Excuse

Ignorance is bliss but read and understand the carpet warranty before you buy! When you’re shopping for carpet and the salesperson begins to over stress that a given carpet has a 10 or 20 Year Wear Warranty!!! You should perhaps begin to question how honest he has been with everything he’s told you. The carpet…

Propagating that Old Wives Tale

An old tale indeed…Often new clients tell me that their carpet salesman (or a friend) told them not to clean their carpeting until you absolutely have to. “Once you clean your carpeting, it will get dirty faster,” they say. The truth is – Prior to the invention of steam cleaning carpets were generally shampooed only.…

Preventive Maintenance

In the past I have conveyed maintenance tips and information about carpets being a filter for your indoor environment. The purpose of the filter is to collect the pollutants from within your home and trap them within the carpet fibers. This filtering effect means that you breathe in less harmful airborne contaminants, such as pollen…

Tips for Extending Carpet Life

Carpet life is directly related to the amount of soil within it. Normal household dirt and dust is abrasive to your carpet. Frequent vacuuming not only keeps your carpet cleaner, it significantly reduces wear and tear (cause by abrasive soils) in traffic areas. A quality, well maintained vacuum cleaner can make this job a snap.…

My Carpeting Seems To Soil Very Quickly

Carpeting of all types and styles are subjected to a variety of soiling problems. The leading causes of rapid soiling problems are: Life styles, Carpet yarn type, Yarn abrasion and Improper cleaning. Life styles: most people periodically wear street shoes on their carpeting, consume foodstuffs over it, and keep house pets that are not house…

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…