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Cleaning Tips for Carpet, Wood, Tile & Upholstery

Spot Cleaning Your Carpet

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

Blot, blot blot, blot, blot, blot and did I mention blot? Trying to rub out a stain just pushes the spill into the pile and causes fibers to mat. Rather, blot up spills by covering the area with a clean white towel or a thick pad of white paper towels. Press down with the heel of…

Spilled Liquid Detergent

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

I get many calls from people who have spilled a tub of liquid detergent… If you spill detergent on carpet…Here’s a quick guide to help you remove laundry detergent from your carpet.  Run your kitchen faucet until the water is as hot as it can get. Make sure the water is at its highest temperature.…

Wrinkles in the Carpet

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

Wrinkles happen in your carpet too, not just your face. So, Anderson Carpet Cleaning just left, your carpets look and smell great!  You are so excited.  You wake up the next morning and the panic sets in….There is a wrinkle in your carpet that wasn’t there before!  The hair on the back of your neck…

How Often Should I Clean My Carpets?

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

This is a commonly asked question.  I have had people say that they have not had their carpets cleaned in 10 years or more because they have relied on myths and misconceptions.  The fact is that cleaning extends the life of your carpet and saves you the tremendous amount of money required to replace prematurely worn carpet. …

Water Wicking

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

Brown Spots on My Carpet After the Cleaner Leaves?

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

Why oh why does this happen? This is called wicking. What is wicking? The act of moving moisture by capillary action from the inside to the surface (the free dictionary). So what does this mean to you? Or me? So, your carpet is dirty (so is mine). Actually dirtier than you think. Way down deep,…

Carpet Color

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

Carpets warm a home by adding color, pattern, and texture. Regular vacuuming provides the first line of defense against dirt and grit that damages carpet fibers. But carpets also need regular cleaning to keep them looking their best. Plan to thoroughly clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months, more often in high-traffic areas. If…

How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

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…

Carpet Padding

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

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…

Carpet Grades Explained

By Lisa Shultz | August 31, 2016

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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