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Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
There are two reasons why stains return.  The first reason is many stains are not just surface stains but the stain goes fairly deep. Examples of typical stains like this are when you spill a whole glass of a liquid or a slow leak from something that lasted for a while or even a pet stain. Where these types of stains are relatively deep, they can require multiple cleanings. When a stain is cleaned, whether by you or a professional, you can only go over that area so much before you run a r...

Posted by on in About Carpets
What Is The Best Type Of Carpet To Buy?   First, remember I do not sell carpets and this is my opinion based upon my years of cleaning carpets and issues I see as far as benefits or problems with certain types of carpets. For simplicity, I will keep this discussion limited to carpets that you would purchase for wall-to-wall installation and not used as area rugs. If you do have specific questions regarding area rugs, please feel free to e-mail me at Alec@Alecscarpetcleaning.com and I wil...

Posted by on in About Rugs
  Yes, there are a lot of choices. Colors, fibers, patterns, hand-made or machine-made, multi-level, woven, there are just so many decisions.  Well, I just thought I would give you my perspective as a carpet cleaner. As far as color goes, some colors will have a tendency to fade quicker than others and the dye stability will vary from fiber to fiber, so if sunlight is an issue, you may want to dig in a little deeper as to the particulars with that color combination and the face fiber...

Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
    We all have had that unexpected spill, whether it was a glass of wine, a bowl of gravy, or perhaps you forgot to let the dog out so he left you a surprise. Time is important when an accident happens but doing the wrong thing can be worse. First, we will break this down into two categories. A liquid spill and a spill of more substance that is say more the consistency of pudding. The liquid spill should always be blotted first with dry paper towels. The plain white ones are prefer...

Posted by on in Carpet Cleaning
There are several answers as well as considerations you need to consider regarding how often you should clean your carpets. They are what I call blanket answers. Answers that are designed to cover everyone. The problem being no one answer is realistic for everyone.  All the major carpet manufacturers recommend every carpet should be cleaned on an annual basis but require that all carpets are professionally cleaned at least once every two years to keep the warranty in force for the carpets....