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7 Reasons to Have Carpets Cleaned Year Round

As the weather warms and people head outdoors, it is important that custodial departments don’t lose sight of what needs to be done inside. There are many reasons why carpets should not be neglected. Properly cleaning and maintaining carpets: 1. Prolongs the life of carpeting. Regular carpet cleaning using the extraction method can increase the life of carpets significantly, protecting your floor-covering investment. 2. Protects indoor air quality. Carpets trap airborne pollutants; however, eventually those pollutants must be removed in order to [...]

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Carpet Care Tips for Commercial Facilities

Constant 24 hours a day 7 day a week use is both an opportunity and challenge for commercial facilities. How do you keep carpet in service round the clock—both in common areas and in individual rooms and offices? How do you maintain and keep this heavily trafficked carpet looking beautiful day in and out? Facility managers and executive housekeepers are not only under pressure from managers and owners to deliver these benefits, but they also deserve solid, practical advice on how [...]

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Carpet Cleaning Tips

Here are some useful tips for cleaning carpets yourself. Please note, we do not accept any liabilities derived from following this information. So if you kill your carpet don’t blame us! [list style=”list2″ color=”blue”] Carpets need to be hoovered once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent hoovering prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your [...]

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Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetles: Are They The Next Bed Bugs?

An interesting article found in the Village Voice: Invasion? The Voice recently wrote about bugs’ inevitable triumph over humankind. And though it doesn’t look like bed bugs are necessarily going to be the creepy, crawly culprits who enslave us, we have recently learned about another species that comes out while you are asleep and defenseless: carpet beetles. So what’s the deal? Writes bed bug expert Marcia Anderson on the EPA’s “Greening the Apple” blog: “Several months ago I received an e-mail from a city resident who was getting bites at [...]

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