Do You Know What Type of Carpet You Have?

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At Steve’s Carpet Care we’re carpet cleaning experts, which means we're also experts at identifying the different types of carpet. It's understandable, however, if homeowners - especially ones who bought a home that had one or more previous owners - do not know exactly what type of carpet is gracing their floors. But it's important to know this stuff because it can impact how they treat that carpet between professional cleanings. In this post, we're going to take a close look at the different types of carpets as well as the different materials used to make them.

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Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner for Your Carpet

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The carpeting in your home has a direct impact on the quality of life of everyone who lives there. If the carpeting is vacuumed and professionally cleaned on a regular basis your entire house will benefit in ways both aesthetic and practical. When it comes to carpet cleaning no one is better qualified than the team at Steve's Carpet Care. But when it comes to choosing the right vacuum for your carpets, that much is up to you. In the interest of giving you a leg up on the process, we've brought together the following list of things you should look for and consider when shopping for a new vacuum cleaner.

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Carpet Shedding and Carpet Fuzzing: What are They?

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At Steve’s Carpet Care, we often field questions from customers who are confused as to why their new carpeting seems to be shedding so much material. This excess material routinely clogs vacuum cleaners and is picked up by shoes, socks, pants and other articles of clothing. “What” people want to know “is going on?” It’s a good question and the answer is either “carpet shedding” or “carpet fuzzing”.

In this post, we're going to take a close look at these similar but different phenomena, whether or not they are a sign that you need carpet repair and whether professional carpet cleaning can solve the problem.

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Six Major Grout Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

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If you want the tiles in your bathroom or kitchen to look their best you can’t ignore the grout. Grout is that white material that fills the space between tiles and helps hold them in place. It’s quite a porous material and hence it does as good a job attracting dirt, stains and mold as it does making sure your tiles don’t fall out.

If you engage in tile cleaning but ignore grout cleaning you’re only doing half a job. On the other hand, if you clean the grout using the wrong materials or methods you could damage the grout (and the tiles), undermine its integrity and create worse stains than you already have. Below we’re going to look at the six biggest mistakes people make when cleaning grout.

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