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Mattress Matters

A person can go crazy worrying about all the bugs, pollutants and bacteria that might be hiding in your bed.  Yuck.  Renown microbiologist Philip Tierno, PhD, in his book, The Secret Life of Germs writes: “I can think of no single place that challenges a person immunologically day in and day out more than a mattress.” Problem: Various normal body excretions (sweat, urine and blood, for example) naturally accrue in the mattress, which then become fertile homes to all kinds[…]

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The Eventful Life of Your Furniture

The furniture in your home leads an eventful life.  No matter what type of fabric you choose, it will need regular maintenance and cleaning to keep it fresh and new-looking. Upholstered furniture is a large investment in most homes, along with items like carpeting, kitchen appliances and the family car.  For that reason, regular maintenance and professional cleaning will significantly prolong the attractiveness and useful life of delicate upholstery fabrics. The superior cleaning services provided by Reliable Carpet & Upholstery Care[…]

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Unseen Danger – the House Dust Mite

The causes and effects of allergies have long been known and can be a serious health threat. Still allergies seem to be on the increase. They are an unwanted response of the immune system resulting in inflammation of the eyes and nose (rhinitis), lungs (asthma) and skin (eczema). It is estimated that allergies affect some 40% of the population at some time and the percentage is on the increase. One controllable culprit in the battle with allergens is the house[…]

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Myths and Facts about Carpet Cleaning

MYTHS “The carpet doesn’t look dirty enough to be cleaned” “I was told to wait a few years before having my carpets cleaned. “ “My cousin said that steam-cleaning will ruin the carpet!” “My friend said that once I have my carpets cleaned, I do not need to have any carpet protector applied.” “Expect to pay a lot for carpet cleaning.” FACTS Some carpets hide dirt more than others. It does not mean that there is no dirt there. All[…]

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Air Duct Cleaning provides more than just a cleaner home

Air Duct Cleaning Provides More than Just a Cleaner Home. Here’s why: Over time, harmful contaminants such as dust, pollens, dirt, pet hair and dander, dust mite waste material, and bacteria become trapped in your home’s air duct system. Without regular air duct cleaning, your air ducts can become hazardous to your health.  They can diminish the quality of the air in your home and contribute to illness and allergies. No matter how hard you try to give your home[…]

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8 Gross Reasons To Clean Your Carpets More Often

#1 – GERMS According to microbiologist Dr. Philip Tierno of NYU Langone Medical Center, carpet can contain a shocking 200,000 bacteria per square inch. That’s more than your toilet seat!  Most of these germs are harmless.  Other, including E. coli, salmonella, and staphylococcus, can cause digestive upset, skin infections, respiratory illness, or allergic reactions. Solution: Give your carpets a thorough, deep steam cleaning at least once per year.   #2 – POLLEN Spring is in the air, and that means[…]

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Reliable Carpet Care Blog

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