Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Try to Clean Their Own Carpets

Man Regrets DIY Cleaning Mistakes

Lots of people like to take the bull by the horns and do their own home maintenance. And in a lot of cases, they do a great job. Replacing tiles in the bathroom, hanging new light fixtures or hanging a new front door are all projects DIYers typically excel at. The most important thing about the do-it-yourself impulse though, is knowing when to step back and call the pros. And carpet cleaning is one such case. Carpet cleaning? Yup.

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Can Carpeting and Rugs Be Saved After a Flood?

Living Room Submerged in Floodwater

In the wake of a flood, many homeowners are left to deal with the specter of carpeting and rugs that have been underwater for hours or even days. At first glance, it might seem that all is lost but is that actually the case? Or can carpeting be rescued by professional carpet cleaning from what seems like a watery grave? The answer is… it depends. It’s not like carpets are made from paper after all. Many are fashioned from robust natural and synthetic fibers that are not necessarily affected by being submerged in water. The primary consideration when judging whether or not rugs and carpeting can be saved after a flood is the nature of the flood water itself.

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Why Does Your Dryer Vent Become Clogged?

Woman Using Dryer

There are a bunch of signs you can look for that indicate your dryer vent has become clogged. But before we get into those let’s look at some of the reasons why the vent is getting clogged in the first place. Because if you are aware of the cause you can often times prevent the problem, reduce the risk of fire and fend off the need for dryer vent cleaning.

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Why You Should Never Use a Carpet Cleaning Machine on Your Persian Rug

Woman Using Dryer

We get approached all the time by folks with Oriental and/or Persian rugs in their homes who want to know if it’s okay to clean their expensive rugs with a one of those rented rug cleaning machines. Our response is always fast, and to the point: "No." With our decades of carpet cleaning experience, we know exactly why the answer is no. But others understandably want more information about why they should never, ever clean their Persian or Oriental rug using a carpet cleaning machine. So for them, we put together a more detailed explanation.

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