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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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Topics: Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Leather Cleaning and Repair, Area Rug Cleaning, tile cleaning, carpet and rug cleaning, furniture cleaning, carpet cleaning tacoma, tile cleaning bellevue, carpet cleaning gig harbor, tile cleaning gig harbor, tile cleaning tacoma, commercial tile cleaning, carpet cleaning federal way, area rug cleaning tacoma, area rug cleaning bellevue, area rug cleaning gig harbor, area rug cleaning seattle, grout cleaning tacoma, natural stone bellevue, natural stone seattle, natural stone gig harbor, natural stone tacoma, oriental rug cleaning gig harbor, grout cleaning bellevue, grout cleaning seattle, grout cleaning gig harbor, oriental rug cleaning tacoma, oriental rug cleaning bellevue

Preparing Your Home For The Holidays | Professional Tile, Carpet And Rug Cleaning Tacoma Bellevue WA

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Oct 19, 2017 9:16:13 AM

Whether your guests are staying just for the day or will be overnight visitors, this holiday cleaning checklist will help make your home as inviting and comfortable as possible.

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Topics: tile cleaning, carpet and rug cleaning, holiday cleaning

Five Star Reviews For Hammond Knoll From Satisfied Customers

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Oct 5, 2017 10:50:34 AM

First of all, our reputation is an essential part of who we are and what we do. At HammondKnoll, we take pride in serving our customers to the best of our ability. Our business would not be where it is without our customers. We know that the many loyal patrons, in the local community help us be a great company. They return year after year which means we must be doing something right. The five star reviews our valued customers leave really give you a feeling of the connection our crews give the home and business owners in the area.

Click here to see the reviews of our company. These five-star reviews are from satisfied customers like the one below. Leave one of your own if you have not done so already!



HammondKnoll has provided expert carpet, tile and area rug cleaning for over 78 years for both residential & commercial jobs. Our motto is Expert Cleaning, Amazing Service. Call Now! (253) 777-3923 and (425) 903-8428

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Topics: customer reviews

Extend the Life of your Carpet with Carpet Maintenance and Spot Cleaning Tips

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Oct 2, 2017 6:15:00 AM

Whether you have new carpet or have just had your carpet cleaned, maintenance is of the up most importance to extend the life of your carpet.

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Topics: Commercial Carpet Cleaning, carpet cleaning, carpet and rug cleaning, cleaning services Tacoma WA, carpet cleaning tacoma, spot removal, carpet cleaning olympia, carpet repair, carpet bellevue, carpet cleaning gig harbor, PET URINE, carpet odor, carpet cleaning puyallup, carpet repair tacoma, how much to clean my carpet, spot cleaning carpet, spills carpet, carpet cleaning federal way, carpet maintenance, carpet warranties, wool carpet, wool carpet maintenance

How to remedy pet urine issues on carpet

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Sep 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

 
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Topics: carpet and rug cleaning, urine odor, PET URINE, cat urine, dog urine, pet damage, urine odor dog, cat urine odor, carpet odor, carpet urine, carpet urine damage

Upholstery Cleaning: Why It Should Be on Your Home Upkeep List

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Sep 21, 2017 8:38:21 AM

It can be hard to keep track of everything when it comes to keeping your home maintained and clean. Creating an upkeep list which includes all of those little random jobs that need be done, is a great way to stay on top of things. You can split things into daily, weekly, monthly, and bi-monthly groupings, to help you keep track of everything.

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Topics: furniture and upholstery cleaning, commercial upholstery cleaning, upholstery cleaning, residential upholstery cleaning

Custom Rug Ideas

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Sep 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Let your creative mind unleash…

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Topics: serging, special sizes of rugs, throw rugs, custom throw rugs, one of a kind rug, cut down rug, sew rugs together, designer rug, binding, fringing, custom area rugs, custom cutting rugs, area rugs that fit, specialty rugs, rugs over hardwood, rugs over tile, how to make a rug fit, cutting rugs, cutting carpet, carpet into area rugs, special sizes of carpet, border rugs, edge finishing carpet, edge finishing runners

Home Maintenance Checklist for the Fall [Infographic]

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Sep 7, 2017 12:04:07 PM

A home maintenance list to keep your home—and property—in good condition this winter.

Fall is almost here. It’s that time to prepare your home for the cooler and more dormant months ahead. Autumn can be one of the busiest seasons for homeowners to prepare for the coming months. However, it is time to take advantage of the cooler weather to repair whatever is necessary.

In the infographic below, included is a checklist of tips and tricks.  This could give your family the advantage they need this season for your house to remain in tip, top shape:


Also, you will want to get cleaned those areas of your home that get less attention throughout the year, among the other maintenance tasks above in and around your house.

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Topics: home maintenance, home

   

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