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September 2021

Save Money While Replacing Your Carpets

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Replacing any type of flooring can be expensive. Replacing old carpet is no exception. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands a little dirty, you may be able to save some money. For example, have you considered pulling up the old carpet and pad yourself? This would definitely save you some money, but you will have to have a plan of disposal. Ripping up the carpet and pad yourself will also give you an idea of what is underneath. If some simple repairs need to be done or some extra cleaning needs to happen, you may be able to accomplish these things yourself, again saving you money.

Move the furniture. Did you know that some installers will charge extra for moving furniture? If at all possible, move everything out of the room where you are replacing the carpet. If you are not able to do the heavy lifting yourself, try and have a plan of where the installers will move the furniture. This will save everyone time. Try to declutter the furniture. This means picture frames, candles, really any sort of knickknack. Again, this will save the installers a lot of time which means you will save money.

Be ready to paint. When installing new carpets, walls and molding may take a little bit of a beating. The installers can’t help it. You can be prepared by having the paint color ready and doing the touchup work yourself.

Last, but not least, have a good maintenance plan in place. You have just spent money putting in beautiful new carpets and it is up to you to take care of them. Learn how to upkeep the type of carpet you have chosen. Invest in a good vacuum (and then use it!). Have a schedule where you get your carpets professionally cleaned. Having a maintenance plan put in place will save you money in the long run.

How To Choose Carpet, Plush Or Berber?

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Carpets can really beautify your home. However, choosing the right type of carpet to put in your home can be daunting. Although carpet is not permanent, you want it to last for a good number of years. There are so many choices, how do you choose the best carpet for your home? Let’s explore a few differences between plush and berber to help you narrow down your choices.

Plush and berber carpets are both beautiful in their own right. They do, however, differ in purpose. It is important to think about where in your home the carpet will be placed. Is it a high traffic area? In that case, berber is your best bet. Its dense, tightly woven loops resist dirt for a cleaner look. Whereas plush is more loosely woven which absorbs more dirt. For these reasons, berber is also lower maintenance, as it is easier to clean. Plush is higher maintenance, as it requires more effort to pull the dirt out. Plush is a great fit in a low traffic area, such as a bedroom. It can make your bedroom feel cozy and comfortable while looking luxurious.

Plush may be a better choice for you if you have a baby or pets because it is so soft. Berber may not be a good choice in this situation because of it’s tightly woven loops. This creates a rougher surface that can cause carpet burns. Also, your pet’s claws can easily get caught in the loops and pull them up.

Both carpets have their benefits. Plush, with its luxurious look and soft feel. Berber, with its elegant designs and durability. Each one will serve its purpose beautifully. Hopefully these comparisons will help you make the right choice that suits your needs. Happy carpet hunting!

Is Having Your Tile Professionally Cleaned Worth It?

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Often when we think of having floors in our house cleaned by a professional our minds naturally go to having our carpets cleaned. However, have you ever thought of having a professional come in and clean your tile? You may think that it is not worth it,that it is a job you can handle on your own. However, take a look down. That’s right, really look at your tile floors. In particular, take a close look at the grout. How does it look? When was the last time you cleaned it? Like, really cleaned it, on your hands and knees with a scrub brush? If we had to guess, we would say it’s probably been a while.

  

Cleaning grout is no fun and is often a household chore that is ignored. It can be messy, not to mention uncomfortable for your knees and back. Normal mopping will not result in a deep clean of the grout line. As a result, grout tends to have a buildup of dirt, grime and sometimes bacteria. It can become stained from spills that discolor the grout. Not being deep cleaned can cause mildew and mold to grow in the grout, which is not only unhealthy in your home but can cause your tile to appear old and ugly. Calling in a professional is definitely worth it! 

 

A professional will know exactly what type of solution is needed to get the best result for your tile and grout. They will also have the right equipment so as not to damage your floors. They will leave your floors looking shiny and brand new as well as eliminating any health hazards. They will do the heavy scrubbing for you (no more aching backs and knees for you)! Have we convinced you yet? Hiring a professional to come in and clean your tile floors is totally worth it! Your tile, grout, back and knees will thank you!