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Why Choose D. A. Burns?

Why Choose D. A. Burns?

April 04, 2018

Since 1935, clients have trusted the service professionals at D. A. Burns with the care and cleaning of their valued furnishings. Whether for your home or your business, we carefully handle your carpet, Oriental and specialty rugs and upholstered furniture as if they were our own. The cleaning, sealing and polishing of stone, tile and grout are also popular services with our clients. We take great pride in the quality of our services and the experienced professionals who perform them. So, why choose D. A. Burns over other service providers? Here are just a few reasons:

Why Are Pet Stains So Challenging?

Why Are Pet Stains So Challenging?

April 04, 2018

It's true that pets are like children. They love unconditionally, bring endless hours of joy and sometimes have unavoidable accidents. About those accidents ... the spots left behind can be difficult to remove, and if left untreated, can turn into permanent stains.

Should I Have a Pad Under My Area Rug?

Should I Have a Pad Under My Area Rug?

March 02, 2018

Perhaps you searched for weeks—or even months—to find the perfect area rug, and you finally found it! It's that beautiful addition to the room that truly makes your décor complete. To ensure a long life for your rug, and to enjoy it to the fullest, the first thing you should do is buy a high-quality pad (otherwise known as underlayment) to place beneath it. Here are just a few of the reasons why.

Are These Flaws in My Hand-Knotted Rug?

Are These Flaws in My Hand-Knotted Rug?

March 02, 2018

Some purchase hand-made rugs specifically because they look hand-crafted. Having something that's truly one-of-a-kind can be exhilarating for a designer or collector. But for others, those hand-crafted imperfections can be puzzling. Many who find the hand-knotted or Oriental rug of their dreams take a closer look once they get home and see things that didn't at first stand out. For example: One rug may display crooked edges, white knots or event contain areas of abrash. These conditions aren't necessarily "flaws," and in some cases, they could be distinctions that make the rug special. Here, we examine a few common conditions in hand-knotted rugs.

Debunking the Myth of Winter Carpet Cleaning

Debunking the Myth of Winter Carpet Cleaning

February 22, 2018

Rumor has it that cleaning installed carpet during the winter months is a bad idea, especially here in the chilly, wet Pacific Northwest. Like all rumors, this stems from a few ideas that sound reasonable, but while these thoughts all seem reasonable, they're not completely factual. Getting your carpet cleaned in the winter is no different than getting it cleaned in any other season.