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How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?

To get the most life out of your carpet, you’ll want to have it cleaned BEFORE it starts to show signs of wear. Having your carpets cleaned is a chore that usually falls into the same category as spring cleaning: not very fun to do, but necessary, and should occur with at least the same…

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Carpet Padding

Foam padding (urethane)  This type of pad is very inexpensive and lightweight. If a retail store tries to give you free pad with your carpet purchase, just say “No thank you”. This type of padding will not tolerate much traffic. It will soon become completely flat as a pancake after a year or so. This…

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Carpet Grades Explained

There are at least, if not more; 3 grades of low-end carpets designed for apartments, rental property and is typically called “builders Grade” carpet. These low-cost carpets are only designed to last 3 to 5 years at best. The face weights are generally 22 ounces to 30 ounces. Prices range from $8 per square yard…

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Easy Tips for Asthma and Allergy Friendly Carpet Cleaning

While watching TV, I noticed a new commercial for a national carpet cleaning company claiming to be the first asthma & allergy friendly™ certified carpet cleaner.  Based on these criteria it would appear that only the products and procedures, rather than the individual cleaning technicians performing the work, are receiving the certification.   The effectiveness of…

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What is Hot Water Extraction?

In the hot water extraction method, hot water is essentially sprayed on the carpet and then sucked back into the machine, along with any dirt that was in the carpet. There is usually a cleaning solution added into the water to assist in the removal of stains. The primary method of carpet cleaning recommended by…

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Filtration

There are black lines forming on my carpet along the walls, under doors, around air vents, and along the edges of my stairs, how come? You are likely having a problem known as filtration soiling. What causes it? Filtration soiling occurs because of air being forced into the room or space at a higher rate…

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Recommendations for When the Technician Arrives

It’s best to pre-vacuum general debris from the carpets. Our system will suck up the little stuff, but larger pieces get caught in  our filters. If you’ve vacuumed within the last few days, you are OK. Remove any breakable objects from tight corners and tables near stairs. We move light furniture, but we let you…

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Carpet Care Tips

Good maintenance habits will extend the life and beauty of your carpet.  The most important step in keeping your new carpet clean and in top condition is proper carpet maintenance. Vacuuming Dust, dirt, and other materials that find their way onto your carpet can become embedded in the pile of the carpet. Over time this…

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Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are common household pests that look like small, fuzzy worms or little, dark beetles. They can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of the carpet, on the windowsill, on clothing and even in food products. How common are carpet beetles? Carpet beetles are fairly common bugs. Many times, a carpet beetle infestation…

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