Finding Restoration Companies For Carpet Repair

Finding Restoration Companies For Carpet Repair

Posted August 16, 2017
When a consumer needs help from restoration companies, they should rely on a business that has a strong set of certifications.
When a consumer needs help from restoration companies, they should rely on a business that has a strong set of certifications.

While there are several industry agencies that provide these, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is the most respected organization in the field. Hundreds of professionals from around the country make up the IICRC, and together, they are responsible for best practices in the industry. The agency offers more than 30 courses, each designed to improve the professional’s knowledge and capabilities.
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13 Easy Ways To Reduce Home Allergens

13 Easy Ways To Reduce Home Allergens

Posted August 09, 2017
As many as 50 million Americans have some sort of allergy, many of which are to substances found in their own homes.
As many as 50 million Americans have some sort of allergy, many of which are to substances found in their own homes.

In fact, research published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that at least six allergens were discovered in 51.5% of the homes tested.

Common indoor allergens, which affect both the eyes and nasal passages, include dust mites, mould and mildew, cockroach droppings and pet dander. Of course, pollens from trees and grass can sneak into the home too, as can the spores from outdoor mould.
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10 Carpet-Cleaning Secrets From the Pros

10 Carpet-Cleaning Secrets From the Pros

Posted August 02, 2017
Despite your best efforts at cleanliness, your carpet will eventually become the victim of drops, spills, accidents, and whatever's on the bottom of your shoes.
Despite your best efforts at cleanliness, your carpet will eventually become the victim of drops, spills, accidents, and whatever's on the bottom of your shoes. Learn the secrets to keep carpets looking new.

Despite your best efforts at cleanliness, your carpet will eventually become the victim of drops, spills, accidents, and whatever's on the bottom of your shoes. To learn how professionals handle problem areas and keep carpets looking new, we spoke with cleaning expert Mark Tarbox, the owner of Best Carpet Cleaning Experts in San Antonio, Texas, who has more than 30 years of experience.
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The Smart Way to Clean Up After a Flood

The Smart Way to Clean Up After a Flood

Posted July 26, 2017
With heavy rain pelting much of the country, and hurricane season in full swing, your home might be the next one to flood.
With heavy rain pelting much of the country, and hurricane season in full swing, your home might be the next one to flood. Here's how to salvage (or toss) your flooring, furniture, and clothes after the water recedes.

1. Assess the damage.
Before you tackle clean up, know that severe damage usually requires professional help. Pros have heavy-duty equipment to remove water and the expertise to check for mold. Plus, any damage to walls and floors should be professionally repaired.

Typically, you'll be able to handle minor flooding yourself, but don't bother trying to save any items damaged by water containing raw sewage, oil or other waste; they'll need to be discarded.
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Summer: The Perfect Time To Clean Your Carpeting

Summer: The Perfect Time To Clean Your Carpeting

Posted July 19, 2017
Summer is the season to get out there and have some fun. You’ve been trapped indoors throughout the long damp and dreary West Coast winter and spring, so the warm and bright days of summer present a welcome invitation to get back outdoors.
Summer is the season to get out there and have some fun. You’ve been trapped indoors throughout the long damp and dreary West Coast winter and spring, so the warm and bright days of summer present a welcome invitation to get back outdoors. But before you head out, just think about your carpeting. While you were trudging in and out from the soggy outdoors for the past few months you were inadvertently tracking dirt and assorted debris into your floor coverings. Now is the ideal time to get your carpets professionally cleaned, to begin your summer fresh and free of allergens and worse.
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