How to extend the life of your upholstery:

1️⃣ Choose a fabric that works with your lifestyle. Choosing the right fabric can extend the life of your upholstery and make it easier to maintain it. For example, synthetic fibers are a good choice for upholstery that is used often.

2️⃣ Alternate your cushions. Periodically turning over loose cushions is a simple way to ensure a more even distribution of wear and tear. Changing the cushions around will also help as some seats are used more often than others. Also, make sure to keep those cushions fluffed!

3️⃣ Vacuum your upholstery regularly. Vacuuming your upholstery weekly will help to keep dirt and soils from becoming embedded in the upholstery fibers.

4️⃣ Position your upholstery away from direct sunlight in a well ventilated area. Too much sun can damage your upholstery causing it to fade or fray. Good ventilation is key as upholstery absorbs odors easily so smoke or cooking fumes could damage it.

5️⃣ Call a professional to help! The most helpful thing you could do to extend the life of your upholstery is schedule a professional cleaning, especially when something is spilled on it. The application of fabric protection is also extremely helpful. If it is time for your upholstery to be cleaned again, give us a call and don’t forget to ask the technician about the benefits of fabric protection for your upholstery!

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Carpet cleaning myth: Bad for carpets to get wet

Carpet Cleaning Myth: It’s bad for carpets to get wet. Fact: This is true if you’re referring to a water damage or intrusion. However, if you’re using it as a reason not to have your carpet professionally cleaned, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Most carpet manufacturers require annual professional cleanings using hot water extraction (most often referred to as “steam cleaning”) to maintain the carpet warranty. Unlike dry cleaning and other cleaning methods that just clean the surface of the carpet, steam cleaning is effective at removing odor causing bacteria, spots, and other unwanted things from your carpet while leaving them virtually residue-free (which is safer for your family and pets).

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Carpet Cleaning Myth: Grocery store spotters are safe to use on your carpet

Carpet Cleaning Myth: Grocery store spotters are safe to use on your carpet. Fact: This can be disastrous and cause permanent discolorations to your carpet. Many “big name” spotters sold at grocery stores or pet stores cause permanent color loss that may not become evident until the time you have your carpet professionally cleaned. For this reason (and many others), it’s super important to do your homework before opting to purchase ANY carpet cleaning product. We want to save you the heartache of using an unsafe spotting product so we provide a complimentary home spotter when you book a carpet cleaning service with us.

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Tips for Keeping Your Upholstery Looking Its Very Best With Pets in the Home

Tips for Keeping Your Upholstery Looking Its Very Best With Pets in the Home: 🐶🐱 1️⃣ Vacuum often! Even if you match your couch to your pup’s fur, it’s important to vacuum at least twice a week (more often when the pet is shedding). Pet hair has an odor and contains oil that attracts dirt so if you let it collect on your upholstery, your upholstery will look dirty and start to smell. You may want to consider investing in a vacuum that is efficient at removing pet hair or an attachment to your vacuum. 2️⃣ Bathe and groom your pet often. Regular baths remove loose hair before it ends up on the floor and your upholstery and trimmed nails prevent scratches in your upholstery or on your hard surfaces 📷. It’s easier to clean your pet than it is to clean your upholstery. 3️⃣ Choose stain resistant fabrics. Silk and velvet are not good choices for pet owners. 4️⃣ Don’t forget regular professional cleanings. Our cleaning experts can make your home look its very best! 🏡

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How to Get the Most Value From Vacuuming

Regularly vacuuming your carpet is really important for the maintenance of your carpet and for the indoor air quality of your home, which affects your health. Asthma is one of the nation’s most chronic health conditions, affecting more than 26 million people in the US. Vacuuming is especially critical for these sufferers as it helps to reduce the number of irritating particles in the air. In order to get the most value from vacuuming it’s important to: 1️⃣ Choose a vacuum with a HEPA filter (want to make sure it’s a true HEPA, not just HEPA like or HEPA type), which are more efficient at trapping small particles in the air. 2️⃣ Vacuum over the same area as many as 8 times. 3️⃣ Change the bags when ½ full for optimum suction capacity (and definitely by the time it’s ⅔ full). 4️⃣ Vacuum often! The frequency can depend on your lifestyle but it’s typically recommended to vacuum at least once a week or twice a week if you live in a household with someone who suffers from asthma. 5️⃣ Keep up with regular professional carpet cleanings (every 6-18 months). When you’re ready for a professional cleaning, let us know. We are here to help! 💪

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What You Should Know about Triexta Carpet

Smartstrand carpet (aka Triexta) is a fairly new addition to the carpet world. This type of carpet has built-in stain and soil protection thereby creating a more durable, family friendly carpet. It is luxuriously soft, yet very sturdy. One thing to note about this fiber type is that while it is resistant to natural spots and stains, it can attract oily soils so regular maintenance and proper fabric protection are key to getting the most life from your investment.

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What you Should Know About Nylon Carpet

Nylon was the world's first completely synthetic (man-made) yarn. This versatile fiber is oil resistant and hides soils quite exceptionally. It is very resilient and performs well in high traffic areas, which makes it the most popular type of synthetic carpeting on the market today. One note of caution: Nylon can be susceptible to permanent staining. For this reason it's highly recommended to have fabric protector applied at the time of your professional carpet cleaning to extend the life of your carpeting.

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