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.
Let’s Talk Leather

Let’s Talk Leather

I’m going to shame myself in this post, and hope you all learn from my mistakes! About 8 years ago I bought a sofa set on Craigslist that had seen better days but wasn’t beyond help. I had my team restore it as a training exercise and it took us FOREVER, but it turned...

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Furniture depression(s) in your carpeting

Furniture depression(s) in your carpeting

This week Gustavo was assisting our client Sarah for her move out cleaning. She had some deep depressions in her carpeting from a table that had been sitting in the same place for a number of years. She removed that piece of furniture and it left some pretty...

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Why You Need a Rug Pad for Your Cowhide Leather Rug

Why You Need a Rug Pad for Your Cowhide Leather Rug

Last week, Javier was in the home of one of our clients. It’s a beautiful contemporary farmhouse and he was there to clean the carpeting upstairs. When he walked in the front door, he noticed a beautiful cowhide rug sitting in the entrance. It looked to be in great...

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Upholstery Cleaning Codes and What They Mean

Upholstery Cleaning Codes and What They Mean

I recently read a number of articles explaining to consumers that knowing cleaning codes can help them to clean most upholstery spills and stains themselves. Having a couple of decades of experience under my belt, I would have to disagree with that claim. However,...

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Will removing cat urine and smell stop my cat from peeing?

Will removing cat urine and smell stop my cat from peeing?

Last week we returned a set of sofa cushions to a customer very clean and smelling fresh. She had called us because her cat had peed pretty extensively on the cushions on her living room couch. Selfishly, we really love pets and their accidents because it usually...

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Five Tips for Maintaining Velvet Upholstery

Five Tips for Maintaining Velvet Upholstery

It’s been a few decades since we have seen velvet in abundance, but it is making a comeback. This trending material is becoming a centerpiece of today’s living rooms. Read on to find out what to do, and what not to do, to keep your velvet furniture looking its absolute best.

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Cleaning Sheepskins, Flokatis and Other Animal Hides

Cleaning Sheepskins, Flokatis and Other Animal Hides

Have you ever wondered how we clean a sheepskin rug or other animal hide product? This is not entry level carpet cleaning stuff - Mother Nature’s Cleaning has been cleaning sheepskin rugs, cowhide rugs, leather rugs, flokati rugs and all sorts of animal products in...

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Mold – Another Four Letter Word

Mold – Another Four Letter Word

We see mold on outdoor cushions, Persian rugs, commodity tufted area rugs, on indoor furniture that has been in storage, as well as on carpeting that has been over-wet during a cleaning or flooded. We see our fair share of it so it only makes sense that we are always...

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The Importance of Maintaining your Leather

The Importance of Maintaining your Leather

I have been studying, practicing and teaching leather care and restoration for seven years. Today I spent some time on a presentation that I did a couple years ago for our technicians. I was updating some pictures and I was scouring the internet for comparable images....

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Painful day of Discrimination and Cancellations

Painful day of Discrimination and Cancellations

Tuesday was a rough day for the team. I feel compelled to post about it because we all felt the pain. When you work in the service industry, you gain a very high respect for the time of others, and you honor your commitments with other providers. When people flake on...

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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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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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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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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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Overusing Cleansers – How much is too much?

Overusing Cleansers – How much is too much?

Yesterday morning, as I watched my husband use about 1/4 cup of Windex to clean a counter less than six feet long, a blog topic came to mind. I recalled a year prior when I was staying with our manager for a weekend retreat of sorts. Her husband did a load of laundry...

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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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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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Wool Carpet and the Wet Dog Smell

Wool Carpet and the Wet Dog Smell

I am open to suggestions for a better title to this post, because while wet dog is one of the smells we talk about here, it isn't the main one. Our gem from yesterday was a customer, Jane, who had invited a carpet cleaning company out that wasn’t us. That was her...

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