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How Should I Care for My Installed Carpet?

How Should I Care for My Installed Carpet?

May 02, 2018

Just like clothing and upholstered furniture, carpets need TLC too. You want to retain that like-new appearance for greater enjoyment and protection of your investment. But how and when should you manage carpet care? We've got you covered. Follow our four simple steps and your installed carpet will last longer—and look better all the while.

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.

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.

Sticky Soap and Magic Water Marketing Myths

Sticky Soap and Magic Water Marketing Myths

January 30, 2018

Way back then, the only way to clean installed carpet on-site was to use a soap-based shampoo. Once the foam dried, a vacuum cleaner was used to remove the visible excess, but most of the shampoo remained, and the process just pushed the soil deep into the carpet, while the shampoo residue reflected light to make the carpet appear clean. The belief that your carpet gets dirty faster after cleaning stemmed from this cleaning method.

Why Re-apply Stain Protectant?

Why Re-apply Stain Protectant?

March 08, 2017

Stain protectant is worn away with normal use and with some home cleaning products. Most carpet manufacturers recommend having stain protectant re-applied after each cleaning to preserve the like-new resistance to soils and spills. The conditions that lead to carpet needing to be cleaned also lead to the need to re-apply stain protection.