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…

No Casters

Rolling wheels or casters of any type or size (from desk chairs to wheelchairs) over carpeting produces a rippling effect in the carpet backing. In time, repeating this practice will cause the backing to separate, ruining the carpeting. Additionally the wheels of the chair will pack down the carpet fibers and eventually flatten the area…

Ugly Traffic Lanes

Understanding Traffic Lanes and What Can Be Done About Them: It’s imperative not to forget that carpeting is a textile, just like our upholstery, linens and clothing. After about a year or so; we are not terribly upset when the seat and knees of our $50 jeans become threadbare. Why, on the other hand, do…

Value vs. Price

I spend a lot of my time finding out what my competitors’ do for the money they charge. This year there are well over 100 carpet cleaners in the yellow pages, and many more that are not; as a consumer you are faced with the daunting task of choosing one cleaner over another. So how…

So Many Things Can Happen To Carpeting

Germs, mold, fungus, bacteria and chemicals of all kinds can settle onto or be tracked into your carpeting. These biological microbes are alive and thriving in your carpets, and as long as it remains dirty, they will continue to breed and grow. Sticky residue from conventional shampoo, dry foam and dry-chemical methods of cleaning will…

Dust Isn’t Just Dust

Studies show that debris collected from the air filter in a ventilation system contains between 100 and 6,700 bacteria per gram of dust (approx 2,800 – 190,000 bacteria per ounce), from ventilation ducts contains between 50 and 50,000 bacteria per gram (approx 1,400 to 1,400,000 bacteria per ounce), and the floor debris contains similar numbers…

How Often Is Normal

We are often asked, “How often should I have my carpets cleaned?” While we jokingly reply “once a week”, the truth is there is no set amount of time. Cleaning frequency really depends on the type of traffic you have on your carpet and how you maintain it. Some people can get by with professional…

The Time Has Come To Look Down

As the cost of fuel increases, so will the price of carpet…Rising fuel costs have made people avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store, and fewer lights in their homes are left burning. But have you considered what’s going to happen to the price of carpet? All synthetic yarns used in carpeting; nylon, polyester, acrylic,…

This Carpet Is Hardly A Year Old

Within a year tuft fraying caused by friction, some methods of carpet cleaning, and by scrubbing action during spot removal procedures. Friction: Some people do not lift their feet high enough when they walk; and, as a result, their heels brush the surface of the carpet. Sometimes loose shoes, such as clogs, are the cause.…

I Had No Idea This Color Would Show

I had no idea this carpet color would show soil so badly. It was supposed to have been Scotchgarded at the mill. But, within a few months, the high traffic areas look terrible. The reason books, magazines, newspapers and such are printed on white paper is that black print upon it is easy to read,…