1. What is that smell in my rug?

    What is that smell? Your beautiful rug can get a nasty smell due to several reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why. Bad Latex. Occasionally you will get a tufted rug (they generally have a material of some sort on the back) that will have an odd odor. Sometimes it smells sour or it even smells like something is burning. The cause of this is the latex used to hold the rugs together…Read More

  2. Before selling your home, you should deep clean all your surfaces!

    Grey tile may be the hottest new trend for homes, but dirty tile that just looks or turned grey is not.  Did you know that by cleaning your flooring you could get more money for the sale of your home?  Think about it, if you walk into a home and the floors do not look fresh and clean, how would you feel?   If you are the seller, wouldn’t you rather pay to have the flooring professionally cle…Read More

  3. Spring Cleaning with The Specialists

    Spring Cleaning with The Specialists It is that time of year when we all spring clean our homes.  Here are some helpful tips, tricks and reminders from your team at The Specialists. Here is a good checklist for your home: Take down and wash or dry clean your curtains. Don’t forget your blinds if you have them, they need a deep clean as well. Clean your lampshades. Take a soft brush and get into…Read More

  4. To fringe or not to fringe?

    To fringe or not to fringe? Ah the fringe on a rug, it is a love hate kind of relationship. People either love them or hate them. Let’s take a look at it today and go over a few points on fringes. What is it? Simply put, fringe defined is “an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists.” On your rugs, they are most often on the warps of the rug(s). The warps of t…Read More

  5. Frequently asked questions part 2

    Why are there black lines around the edges of my carpet? This is probably the number one question we get here.  That and can we make it go away?  The answer is that it is filtration soiling and we may be able to get it off, there are a few factors. “Filtration Soiling” is the term for those ugly black lines around the baseboards and under doorways. If you have light colored carpet, you may h…Read More

  6. Frequently asked questions part 1

    Here at The Specialists, we get a lot of frequently asked questions.  Here is part one of some of those questions asked about cleaning your home.  Whether in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Davis or Elk Grove, these are asked on a regular basis. How soon can I walk on the carpet once it is cleaned? We will leave a pair of shoe covers for each person in the household to wear while carpet dries so you ca…Read More

  7. A few rug do’s and don’ts

    Don’t be afraid of color. Color is a fantastic way to bring some brightness and fun into a room. There are many colors and patterns available today so bring your open mind when you shop. The beauty of bringing in a color or fun pattern into a room with an area rug is that if you want to change it up, it is easy to do, just roll it up and move it to another spot. It will instantly change the look…Read More

  8. Cleaning your office space

    Most people think that being in a professional office building with a regular maintenance/janitorial crew will be more than sufficient to keep their office looking its best.   But in order to keep your carpets looking their best you should implement a preventative cleaning program.   Not only will this keep them looking great, it will actually help keep your employees healthier. Like regular v…Read More

  9. All about our all natural cleaning solution

    In an ideal world all cleaning products would be green cleaning products made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that don’t negatively impact the environment. There are many reasons to go green, here are a few. Healthier Home. No more harsh chemicals to be absorbed in your skin released in the air to breathe. Safer for …Read More

  10. What do you really know about your stone work in your home?

    There are 3 major types of stone that are typically used.  Let’s take a look at them and see the differences in each of them and some fun and interesting facts about them. GRANITE Granite is an igneous (or having solidified from lava or magma) rock.  They are identified very simply by performing a scratch test in an unseen spot.  If it is difficult to scratch, it is most likely a granite ston…Read More