Six Ways to Ruin Your Upholstery

 1) Unzip People figure that because they can unzip their upholstery, they can just take it off and take it to the dry cleaners.  In fact, zippers are put in for the convenience of the manufacturer, not the customer.  Upholstery should be cleaned on the frame or cushion so that it will retain its shape.  Also, dry cleaners use different materials and techniques than upholstery cleaners, which can shrink and/or damage upholstery.  Surprise – the fabric doesn’t fit anymore!  2)[…]

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Pet Odours

Well-trained dog

Even the most well-trained pets will occasionally have accidents, causing stains and odour from dogs and cats, particularly their feces  and/or urine. To make matters worse, unless your pet can clean up after itself, it often happens that the odour damage escapes detection until long after the accident has occurred. Damage from pet odours can differ depending upon its specific chemical content. It’s important to understand that urine’s chemical makeup can actually change over the course of your pet’s life[…]

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Oriental rug

Oriental Rug Myths

Oriental rugs seem to be steeped in mysteries of the East.  It can be a rug retailer giving a “little story” with the rug to enhance the sale.  Or just wrong information which is repeated so many times it takes on a life of its own. So like Myth Busters on television let’s bust a few Rug Myths. Myth #1 – Oriental rugs are identified only by design Design is only one component used to identify rugs.  Construction, how the[…]

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stain guard carpet

The Truth About Stain Guard Protection

It’s always a pleasure to see how bright and clean your carpets or upholstery look right after professional carpet cleaning and/or upholstery cleaning. You can keep them looking fresh and new longer by asking for Stain Guard Protection, to help resist soil and stains. Stain Guard Characteristics The repellent characteristic of a fabric protector keeps dirt from sticking to the fibers.  This Improves vacuuming because dirt is more easily picked-up, and fewer passes are required with the vacuum. It also simplifies[…]

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bedroom with plush pile

Carpet construction and characteristics

Are you in the market for new carpet for your home? There are so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start. The following may help you understand the types of carpet and which may be best for you. Popular Carpet Construction Types: Textured Plush Pile Textured Plus is the most decoratively versatile type of cut-pile carpet.  Its textured surface is good for hiding vacuum marks and footprints, and even looks terrific between vacuuming.  Textured plus adds a casual[…]

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fluffy cat

Pet Owner’s Guide To Choosing Flooring

Here in Canada, we love our furry friends. Almost 33% of households have dogs, while cats can be found in just under 35%  of homes according Statista, Canada. With so many pets playing a big role in our daily lives, one of the biggest considerations for pet-owners is finding the right flooring. Get it right, and you and your four-legged companions will be able to co-exist with minimal drama. Get the choice of carpet wrong, however, and you may spend[…]

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adjusting clean curtains

How to Maintain and Clean Draperies and Curtains

Clean draperies and curtains can add beauty and style to any room, and they serve useful funсtіоnѕ including blocking sunlight and providing privacy. However, with time they аlѕо tend to accumulate soil. You’ll nееd to clean them regularly to keep them looking their bеѕt. How Often Do Curtains or Drapes Need Cleaning? Cleaning your curtains at home еvеrу 3 to 6 months should be аррrорrіаtе for mоѕt hоuѕеholds, with professional cleaning by a service like Reliable Carpet Care every 3-5[…]

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Commercial Carpet & Office Furniture Cleaning

Unlike other companies that cater solely to residences, Reliable Carpet Care also has a commercial division to expertly handle commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning.  Reliable technicians know that commercial cleaning is different. We are well trained and experienced in handling the special needs of office buildings, restaurants/bars, houses of worship, hotels, retail stores, schools, institutions, and apartment complexes anywhere in the GTA. Whether your cleaning job is large or small, we have the experience, know-how and equipment to get the[…]

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Solve your Pet Urine Problems

We love our pets but hate pet urine problems. Nevertheless, sometimes they can have an accident on the carpet or upholstery. Don’t panic; just call a professional cleaning company that can deal with the problem right away. One piece of advice, don’t just mask the problem with deodorizers and perfumes. And please don’t try to clean it yourself with wet cleaners. There’s a very good chance you will make the problem even worse. Get to the root of the problem[…]

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