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Entertaining Outdoors All Autumn Long – How to Keep Your Tile in Tip -Top Shape

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Entertaining Outdoors All Autumn Long – How to Keep Your Tile in Tip -Top Shape

Whether you come home to a busy, growing family of six or you live alone, it’s nice to know that at a minute’s notice, you can turn your backyard into another room to eat, play and entertain! And, autumn is the perfect time to use it to its full advantage! Invite your next door neighbor over for an impromptu dinner while you enjoy the view, or simply turn your backyard into a fun ‘overnight campout’ for the entire family. Do you have tile covering your deck or patio that you want to keep ‘like new?’ During these next few weeks when your backyard gets some extra action, here’s how to keep the tile you love in the best shape possible! Dealing with Durable Tile The good news about tile is how durable it really is. It can withstand rain, wind, sleet and the pitter-patter of little feet extremely well....

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Should You Clean Your Carpet or Replace It?

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Should You Clean Your Carpet or Replace It?

If you are concerned because your carpet is heavily soiled or stained, you might be wondering whether or not you should replace it.  There are a few important things to consider before making your decision. First off, carpet is quite an investment and can be very costly to replace.  It can cost thousands of dollars to re-carpet the average size home. A good thorough cleaning might be just the thing your carpet needs in order to revitalize its appearance.  It is recommended that homeowners have professional carpet cleaners come at least once a year, preferably twice.  If has been over a year since you have cleaned your carpets, it would be much more cost effective to try a professional cleaning before purchasing all new carpet. On average, you could have your carpets cleaned by a licensed professional for less than $250. You can also choose to have a just...

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Tips from Mommy Blogger on How to Clean Your Carpets

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Tips from Mommy Blogger on How to Clean Your Carpets

Have you ever wondered how to clean your carpets? Check out this video by Mommy blogger Molly Gold on her GoMom! blog, as she shares the importance of maintaining clean carpets for a healthy home. In the video, you'll find carpet cleaning tips such as: Clean carpets three times a week by vacuuming regularly to pull out dirt and allergens Remove stains by blotting up area, using a qualified stain remover like Chem-Dry’s World Famous Spot Remover Have carpets professionally cleaned several times each year. Plus, Molly reviews Chem-Dry's Stain Extinguisher product and is pleasantly surprised that unlike other stain removers, Stain Extinguisher actually removes stains permanently. Check out her video:...

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Care Tips to Ensure Long and Healthy Life of Your Carpets

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Care Tips to Ensure Long and Healthy Life of Your Carpets

While regular carpet cleaning by professionals is necessary to ensure your carpet leads a long and healthy life, additional care and maintenance on your part can go a long way. Proper care and maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful life and preserve its appearance longer. Failure to maintain proper care will result in premature wear. Additionally, clean carpets contribute to a healthy indoor environment. Vacuum your carpets three times a week using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate) filter. Remove stains and spills as promptly as possible. this is best achieved with Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover. Remove as much excess as possible, then apply and blot with a clean white cloth. DO NOT rub the spot as this might grind the stain in further. Have your carpets cleaned and protected at least twice a year by Chem-Dry, or more often if you have children...

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How Germy are Your Carpets?

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How Germy are Your Carpets?

Millions of homeowners enjoy the lush comfort of carpet on their bare feet and its attractive appearance in their home, but do they enjoy the nearly 200,000 bacteria that are inside it?  Believe it or not, your carpet is one of the germiest places in your home.  It contains about 4,000 times as much bacteria as the toilet seat! Germs, germs everywhere Just how does all of this bacteria get trapped in your carpet?  There are a number of ways in which different types of bacteria collect inside carpet. First off, you are tracking in many different germs from your shoes.  These bacteria may include different strains of E.coli, many of which are harmless, but others that can make you ill.  To help avoid this from happening, you might want to consider removing your shoes before entering your home. Another way in which bacteria is spread to your carpet...

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Toddler proof your home

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Toddler proof your home

If you are the parent of a toddler, then you probably know every trick in the book for cleaning up all kinds of messes!  You have probably spent countless hours mopping up spills and vacuuming your floors. You have probably “googled” every DIY carpet cleaning remedy.  It’s time to stop cleaning and start preventing! Here are a few suggestions for avoiding the countless spills and messes caused by toddlers. Eating and Drinking When it comes to eating, toddlers have a unique ability to make an elaborate mess with just a small amount of food.  For starters, it is best to avoid eating or drinking in carpeted areas.  Try to establish proper eating habits by limiting food and drink to the kitchen area.  If possible, give your toddler a small table that is just their size.  This will make it fun for them to eat at their own special table. ...

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How to handle winter carpet woes

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How to handle winter carpet woes

Winter season is here in full force and you, your family and your pets are probably spending more time indoors. This could possibly mean 2 things for your household. One, this will mean more potential foot traffic treading over your carpet. Second, it is more common for little dogs to become finicky if they do not particularly like the colder weather, and opt for using your carpet as their new “potty place”. The key to cleaning and maintaining high- traffic areas is to try and prevent the accumulation and buildup of dirt. There are several simple steps that will help keep your carpets tidy, and greatly lessen the potential of debris buildup and stains.   Vacuum It’s imperative to adapt a routinely vacuum schedule. You want to keep the amount of dirt that is collected into the carpet fibers to an absolute minimum. If you allow debris to compile,...

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

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Top 5 Reasons to Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

Millions of homeowners have carpet in their homes because of its appearance and comfort.  While carpet is a great choice for flooring, it is important that the homeowner properly care for the carpet by performing routine maintenance.  Part of this routine maintenance is having professional carpet cleaners come every 6-18 months depending on use.  Although most people have seen advertisements for this type of service, they might not fully understand its benefits.  Below is a list of the top 5 reasons to have your carpets professionally cleaned. Health Benefits Carpets tend to trap a variety of dust particles, bacteria, and allergens found in the home.  Such airborne dust particles have been linked to nose, sinus, and breathing problems such as asthma.  If these contaminants are not removed from the carpet, they can cause numerous health problems, especially in young children.  While vacuuming is certainly an important part of maintaining...

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Keeping Your Tile Clean While Puppy Potty Training

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Keeping Your Tile Clean While Puppy Potty Training

When you become a dog owner you reap many rewards: companionship, loyalty and unconditional love. But even with the most lovable and loyal puppy, comes a messy, and sometimes smelly home—especially during those months in which you’re potty training your beloved pet. Just like any other part of your home, your tiles require regular maintenance as you teach your puppy the “do’s” and “don’ts”. Here are some tips to keep your tiles stain free and as good as new.   Redirect Your Puppy to Go Outside (and Minimize Your Risk of Accidents in the Home) When you first take home your puppy, you may be tempted to smother it with love and affection (why not?) as well as keeping it inside, day and night. Doing so can actually harm your floors, since being inside will increase the chance for it to have an accident on your beautiful tile floors....

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Don’t Let your Business’ Floors Send a Bad Message

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Don’t Let your Business’ Floors Send a Bad Message

As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”  This is especially true when a business is trying to attract new customers.  Oftentimes, a customer’s first impression is based on the look and appearance of the business or facility.  It is imperative that your business look its best when potential customers are walking in.  It is important to keep your business tidy and organized with coordinating and professional-looking furnishings.  By creating a space that is comfortable, clean, and inviting, you are helping to give customers a positive attitude toward your business. The first step in creating an inviting environment for customers is to focus on cleanliness.  Not only should the workplace be well-organized and free of clutter, but the floors and furnishings should be clean as well.  If your business is carpeted, you should have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. ...

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