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Jul, 2016

Fabric Protection that Really Works

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DID YOU KNOW that one of the best ‘feel good’ experiences you can enjoy is having freshly-cleaned carpet or furniture? And one of the most frustrating experiences you won’t enjoy is when, within just a few days, something like red wine, coffee or tea is spilled on that freshly-cleaned carpet or furniture. This is not good! So you feverishly apply all kinds of household cleaning products and scrub in desperation. That spot does look a little better but it is still there. You have an important appointment so you give […]

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Jul, 2016

Dust Mites and You

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No matter who you are, no matter where you live, you never sleep alone. But don’t panic…those sleeping with you are somewhat peaceful. And not really that noticeable, until the “Welcome” sign goes up and they start inviting a bunch of guests over. Once the invitation goes out, there can be millions that end up in one mattress alone! Yes, we are speaking of dust mites, those super-tiny eight-legged creatures that live in every house and take up residence in virtually every pillow, mattress and other comfortable abodes in the […]

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Jul, 2016

How Long to Dry?

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DID YOU KNOW that when you have your carpet professionally cleaned it can take as little as one hour to dry — and, according to some reports, as long as THREE DAYS to dry? According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, the certifying body for professional carpet cleaners, carpet should take about six to eight hours to dry, and never longer than 24 hours to dry because after that amount of time, microbial growth (like mold and mildew) can begin to grow. No one wants […]

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Jul, 2016

Your Rug Deserves Some Pampering

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DID YOU KNOW that a valuable rug in your home is virtually crying out for some comfort? When people start installing more hard floors in homes, the first thing many of them do is cover those floors with soft area rugs. Some of these rugs cost thousands of dollars, and they need their own special protection. A rug pad designed and sized specially for your area rug (or rugs, if you are fortunate enough to have several in your home) is the protection they need and deserve. Why go with […]

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Jun, 2016

Guilty! (but it will be OK)

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DID YOU KNOW that the devastation of spilling something like grape juice, cordial and other fruit drinks doesn’t have to be that… devastating? So you have kids, grandkids, or some other kids come over, and they want something to drink. They surely don’t want water from the tap. That’s pretty boring stuff. They want something fruity, sweet, and with lots of colour. Like deep blues, or reds. You know, the stuff that can really stain a carpet or piece of furniture. And the inevitable occurs. The kids enjoy what you give them, […]

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Jun, 2016

Commercial Facilities and Vacuums

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Often under specified and misunderstood is a commercial office vacuuming program. If most of the soil in the carpet can be removed by vacuuming, whose responsibility is it to remove that soil? Should it be done by the outsourced carpet cleaner or the in-house facility provider? With what frequency should it be performed? What type of vacuum should be used? Professional cleaners have the information necessary to ensure optimum appearance and life of the carpet in a commercial building. The plain fact is that most buildings’ RFP (request for proposals) […]

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Jun, 2016

Cleaning Wool Carpet and Rug: Good News? Or Baaaad?

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DID YOU KNOW that choosing a wool carpet or rug for your home is both good news… and sometimes bad? The good news is choosing wool, which is a high quality fiber but not really that popular because of the higher price, means your carpet or rug will last longer, look better and retain value. The bad news is choosing wool means you won’t see as much dirt on it, and so you may not vacuum or clean it that often — which means your nice, wool carpet or rug […]

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Jun, 2016

Carpet: It’s Just Good for You

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Everyone is concerned about better health. We shop for healthy foods. We take our vitamins. We visit our doctor on a regular basis. We drink filtered water. What we might not appreciate is the value of filtered air. How do you effectively filter the air in your home? You are right… changing the filters in your split system on a regular, scheduled basis. If you wait too long, you know it because the filter is just so darned dirty. It makes a mess when you change it. So you vow to […]

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May, 2016

How to Keep Dust Out!

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It’s one of the most frustrating things… moving an item on a bookshelf only to see a clear outline of where something was sitting. Or how about moving a piece of furniture and discovering a herd of “dust bunnies” have taken up residence. Dust happens to everyone, even those who attempt to keep their homes spotless. While you can’t keep every last speck of dust out, you can greatly reduce the amount of dust that finds its way into your home. Here are just a few ways to create a […]

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May, 2016

Tossing in the Towel

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It happens all the time in a typical household. You grab a paper towel — or two, or three — to wipe up a mess when something is spilled. That’s what paper towels are for, right? But something else you might have experienced using paper towels is for polishing your nice granite countertop, rubbing and scrubbing but still seeing streaks on the surface. You keep going until you have exhausted not only your stock of paper towels, but your own energy as well. And what about the mirrors and windows […]

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