Know the Difference: Hand Woven vs. Machine Made Rugs

Can you tell the difference between hand woven rugs and machine made ones? To an untrained eye it can be very difficult to tell the difference, but knowing how is everything when it comes to the proper care and handling of your rug. The following is a guide to help homeowners distinguish what kind of rug…

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4 Reasons Why Upholstery Cleaning Is Important

Upholstery is something that is often overlooked when considering to clean your home. Your carpet may cover more square footage -but we bet you’ll spend more time sitting in your favorite armchair than on the living room floor! Here are three reasons to have your upholstery cleaned regularly. 1. Appearance: the main reason to have…

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Dry Cleaning Vs. Hot Water Extraction

Choosing and understanding the proper cleaning system is important. Some systems may leave residues which accelerate re-soiling and defeats the whole purpose of cleaning! There are 2 main cleaning methods when it comes to carpet: 1. Dry Cleaning  2. Hot Water Extraction  Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpet is like dry cleaning you…

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You Get What You Pay For

Cleaning has historically been viewed as a commodity –a menial task that anyone can do. Long before sophisticated textiles and complex indoor environments were created, cleaning may have been a simple, easy task, but that is no longer the case. Complex flooring systems, sensitive fabrics and new age soiling conditions have created a need for advanced…

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Commonly Asked Questions About Stone Floors

Tile & Grout There are two stories to tell when it comes to cleaning Clay and Ceramic Tiles. One is the story of the durable tile itself. The other is of it’s evil sibling “grout”. Tile usually cleans up beautifully, but at times grout can become permanently stained, particularly if it has not been sealed…

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More Spot Removal Tips

Spot Removal Tips between Professional Cleanings The first step in spot removal is to eliminate excess spot causing materials. a.    To remove a thick substance, such as peanut butter -use a spoon or dull knife to scrape up the excess. b.    Remove excess liquid:  blot with a dry absorbent towel or a wet/dry vacuum. Do…

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