We’re carpet geeks and clean freaks

Yes, we’re nerdy about carpet cleaning, area rugs, and all other stain, dirt, and dust-related challenges. We want to help you learn to love cleaning just as much as we do - explore tips, advice, and insider info from the experts. Everything you need to know about turning your home into a fresh, relaxing retreat is right here.

Carpet Cleaning Chronicles

The Sticky Truth about Glued Down Carpeting

The Sticky Truth about Glued Down Carpeting

Today was one we don’t see every day, but we see it occasionally - mostly in commercial jobs, but those are usually a little different. Our Senior tech went to what he expected to be a standard cleaning. Six rooms and a set of stairs. The hidden gem was the carpeted...

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Everything You Need to Know about Spots and Stains

Water as a cleanser?

Water as a cleanser?

Today I had a call from a customer who spilled wine on their carpet last night and he wanted to know what to do. Way back, when I was in a training for upholstery cleaning, something the instructor said resonated with me and has stuck with me ever since. Water is a...

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An Area Rug Education

How to Clean a Jute Rug

How to Clean a Jute Rug

Yesterday Adrienne took a call from a customer who has a water stain on a Jute Rug. I swear, every call gives me an idea for a blog post. Jute rugs are not a hot trend right now, but they are a timeless and stylish rug that we see often. Jute rugs are made from an...

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Tricky Upholstery Challenges

Viscose still trending. Why we hate it.

Viscose still trending. Why we hate it.

Hate is a strong word, but this fiber earns it. Back in 2019 I wrote a blog post about viscose rugs. It remains one of our most visited posts to this day. Why is that? Of course I can only speculate, but when you are dealing with a fiber that turns yellow when exposed...

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Upholstery Cleaning Codes We Ignore

Upholstery Cleaning Codes We Ignore

Today, our notable call was from a young lady named Erin who has an ottoman on which she attempted some DIY cleaning and now has compounded her problem. Not uncommon! The unique thing here is that during our call she referred immediately to the cleaning code that is...

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Learning About Leather

Our Sonoma Italian (Leather) Job

Our Sonoma Italian (Leather) Job

Today, one of our technicians went for a leather cleaning and conditioning job in Sonoma. The piece was a high-end Italian leather - no problem - but it was a suede. Suede is an unfinished leather, meaning that it has no manufactured pigment applied on top of the dyed...

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Cleaning Specialty Items

Viscose still trending. Why we hate it.

Viscose still trending. Why we hate it.

Hate is a strong word, but this fiber earns it. Back in 2019 I wrote a blog post about viscose rugs. It remains one of our most visited posts to this day. Why is that? Of course I can only speculate, but when you are dealing with a fiber that turns yellow when exposed...

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Dryer Vent Access and our Quest for the Exhaust

Dryer Vent Access and our Quest for the Exhaust

Never a dull moment - today our tech went to a dryer vent cleaning job. We love dryer vents because they are relatively simple to do with the right equipment and having clean ducts makes a big difference in safety and efficiency of your dryer. Our office team is...

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