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BEWARE What's living in your mattresses, furniture, rugs, carpets and other fabric could be making you SICK!

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Jan 22, 2018 8:21:11 AM
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Topics: home maintenance, spot cleaning carpet, carpet maintenance, wool carpet maintenance, area rug cleaning seattle, oriental rug cleaning gig harbor, oriental rug cleaning tacoma, oriental rug cleaning bellevue, rug restoration, rug care, rug padding, carpet and area rug cleaning, carpet pet urine, carpet dog urine, carpet odors, area rug cleaning tacona, area rug cleaning olympia, area rug cleaning federal way, area rug bellevue, rug care tacoma, rug care bellevue

Post-Holiday Cleaning Tips And How To Tackle Them | Carpet, Rug, Upholstery And Tile Cleaning City State

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Jan 18, 2018 9:45:34 AM

Holidays can make even the most rational person wish the man in the red suit had a magic potion with our name on it. With all the stress of cooking, preparation, and gifting, the last thing you want is to tackle is the mess left. If no one thought to give you a gift card for maid service, here are a few ways to handle post-holiday cleaning:

From spilled beverages to plates in the sink, it’s best to deal with messes as you go. While it might seem exhausting to clean as you go, it’s a lot less stressful than facing a mountain of dishes and no clean forks. Spills are less likely to become set-in stains if handled immediately.

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Topics: tile cleaning, carpet cleaning, commercial upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning tacoma, holiday cleaning, oriental rug cleaning bellevue

Oriental Rug Care And A Journey Into Mysterious Worlds Of Old

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Jan 10, 2018 8:17:55 AM

Want to add a splash of color to the interior of your home? An Oriental rug can complete the look of a room and draw your decor together into one seamless space. With styles hailing from Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Tibet, Pakistan and Turkey, one can find something completely marvelous, mysterious and bring far east culture right into your living room. With some extra attention and professional oriental rug care, your treasure will last a lifetime.

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Topics: Area Rug Cleaning, oriental rug care, rug care tacoma, rug care bellevue

6 Ways to Start 2018 Fresh

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Jan 1, 2018 7:18:00 AM

How to Start the New Year Fresh


1. Put away the holiday decorations in a timely manner


2. Look over your New Year's Resolution list


3. Focus on organization


4. Relax more


5. Clean your home


6. Reflect over the past year

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Tile, Grout & Natural Stone Maintenance

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Dec 21, 2017 3:56:10 PM

Avoid your tile and grout looking like this:

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Topics: tile and grout cleaning, commerical tile cleaning, scratched granite, granite cleaning, grout cleaning, mildew shower, pool tile, caulk repair, mildew caulk, sealer concrete, sealer natural stone, counter tile, grout counter, floor tile, tile maintenance, grout maintenance, grout stains, pool deck stains, hot tub tile stains, sealer tile, tile shower, pool deck cleaning

Avoid Mold, Mildew & Soap Scum Build Up In The Shower

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Dec 19, 2017 5:01:48 PM
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Topics: How much to clean my tile stone grout, tile cleaning seattle, tile cleaning bellevue, tile cleaning gig harbor, tile cleaning tacoma, commercial tile cleaning, shower mildew tile, shower mildew, shower soap scum, tile cleaning olympia, tile cleaning federal way, shower cleaning, tile cleaning puyallup, removing mildew shower, removing soap scum shower

A Rug Cleaning Will Make Your Rugs Look Like New Again

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Dec 14, 2017 7:44:57 AM
Rugs of all sorts are perfect for living room and dinning room areas and several other areas of your home. Heirloom oriental and area rugs add warmth, color and heaps of comfort to the floors of your home for you and your family. Therefore, small ones make great entryway décor. Ones for the bathroom provide comfort to the feet as you get cleaned up. The places and uses you can have for area rugs within the home are endless. Rugs can collect dirt, odors, allergens, and discolorations from the ongoing foot traffic it endures day in and day out.

Frequent vacuuming and spot treatment is helpful. However, it is imperative to have a skilled technician do comprehensive maintenance every now and then. The more foot-traffic it is exposed to, the more often it will need a good cleaning. Hiring professional rug cleaners for a rug cleaning is the best way to help get them clean and looking almost brand new.



Best of all, receiving area rug cleaning services will help the rugs last longer so the constant need to buy new ones does not need to occur, which will keep money in your pocket for other things needed for your beautiful home.

Your rugs, whether hand-knotted, family heirlooms or modern accent pieces - are representative of your style and your home. They are an investment and require proper care. Call today to schedule an appointment!

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Topics: Area Rug Cleaning

Warning-what lives in your carpet could be disgusting

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Nov 27, 2017 6:30:00 AM


It's down-right

GROSS
what lives in your carpet

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Topics: Commercial Carpet Cleaning, carpet cleaning, carpet cleaning tacoma, carpet cleaning olympia, carpet repair, carpet cleaning gig harbor, carpet cleaning puyallup, carpet repair tacoma, carpet cleaning federal way, carpet and area rug cleaning, carpet cat urine, carpet pet urine, carpet dog urine, carpet odors

Preventing Wear And Tear From Damaging Your Heirloom Oriental Rug

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Nov 9, 2017 10:52:50 AM

Sun Damage
Most rug dyes are quite resistant to sun fading or bleaching. But let’s be real, sun means only one thing for carpets and rugs—sun fading. Ultraviolet rays are a powerful force of Nature. A rug will likely fade over time if used for years in a very sunny area. Consider placing your heirloom Oriental rug out of direct sunlight. Also, close the drapes while you are at work and try to turn the rug end-for-end once a year to even out possible color changes.

Uneven Wear
An heirloom Oriental rug should be rotated once every year to even out wear and color change. Try not to use a rug on a very uneven floor. An area of the floor that is raised (a loose floorboard, a transition strip from one flooring material to another, etc.) causes the part of the rug that covers it to wear much more quickly than other areas of the rug.

To Move a Rug
When you move a big rug to adjust its position, there is a better way than just to pull with brute force on the fringe or edge. A simple trick is to roll the rug up. Start by rolling from the short end of the rug so that the length of the roll is as short as possible. If storing the rug, make sure to have it professionally cleaned first before wrapping the rug for storage. If the rug is not cleaned prior to storage, it will be far more susceptible to moth infestation. Any particulate within in the pile will act like glass against the delicate wool fibers.

To Lay a Rug Flat
If an heirloom Oriental rug has been folded for shipping, there may be wrinkles or creases when you lay it down. To flatten them out, first determine which way the nap lays (rub your hand across the pile in the direction of the fringe: the pile will feel smooth one way and will roughen up when rubbed in the opposite direction). Stand at the end of the rug with the nap running toward you. Roll the rug up, then slowly unroll and smooth it down along the way. Persistent wrinkles should be attended to by a professional rug repair and restoration expert. If not cared for properly, premature wear along the ridges made by the wrinkles can result in lasting damage. Some rugs have wrinkles "built in" as the rug is woven-try not to buy one of these!

Rug Pads
Not only with a rug pad extend the life of your rug, pads under a heirloom Oriental rug can prevent sliding, tripping on the edges, from creasing and provide comfort under foot. According to expert interior designers, rug pads can also help with sound reduction. A pad should be about an inch smaller than the rug all the way around (not counting the fringe) so that the pad will not show beneath the rug. Pads can be made of materials like rubber, felt, polyester, or one of a number of synthetic foams.

We hope this article had some useful tips and tricks in helping to prevent wear and tear from damaging your treasured heirloom Oriental rug prematurely.

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Topics: rug repair, oriental rug cleaning, rug restoration, rug care, rug padding

This is why we clean

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Nov 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

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