Removing Carpet Odor

81 percent of U.S. homeowners agree that the health of their family is directly related to the cleanliness of floors in the home. While a key component to improving air quality is eliminating carpet and rug odors, which in many cases requires regularly cleaning these surfaces, only 15 percent clean their carpet at least once […]

Removing Mold From Carpeting

In many cases, if mold has grown on carpet, cleaning will not be possible. If growth has occurred on more than one area of the carpet, or if there is a large area of growth, the carpet will probably need to be replaced. Small areas of growth that have been quickly identified can sometimes be […]

Identifying Carpet Mold

Just because mold is not immediately apparent or visible on a carpet’s surface does not mean that mold growth is not in progress. In fact, mold will probably only be visible on the surface of carpets in unusually severe cases of growth, such as carpet damaged in flooding that has remained wet for some time. […]

New Carpet Odor

New carpet odor comes from a reaction between styrene and butadiene, the components of synthetic latex or styrene-butadiene latex (SBL). There is no natural latex used in carpet today; therefore, there are none of the latex proteins that cause allergic reactions in sensitive people, as might be the case with latex gloves. When new carpet […]

Damaged Carpet

Here’s a picture of carpeting which was severely damaged due to a water loss.  The carpet backing/mesh has puled away from the carpet, and in this case had to be completely removed.  When water loss occurs, having the damage dealt with as soon as possible can eliminate these types of issues. For more, click here […]

Carpet Patching

Carpet patching is something that many people are already aware of, but it is important to hire a professional for the best outcome.  This process involves the physical removal of a segment or area of flooring and the subsequent replacement of a visually similar piece of flooring. This is accomplished best by seasoned professionals who […]

How & When to Clean Rugs

What are the steps typically taken by a professional to clean rugs? What is the difference in today’s techniques and those of yesteryear? Is there a way to stay environmentally friendly or green? Dusting is the important first step to achieving a fresh looking and smelling carpet. The dust and dirt particles must be removed […]

Classes of Water – Part 1

Along with Categories of water, there are also Classes of Water. Classes of water describe the potential rate of evaporation based upon the amount of water present and the type of material affected. In this session, we will define the different classes of water. Class 1 Class 1 intrusions involve only a part of an […]

Carpet Cleaning

This photos shows a carpet being cleaned after a water loss occurred in the property. The padding was removed and replaced and the carpets were dried and now cleaned using a hot water and chemical method. Notice the difference from right to left.