1. The Vacuuming and care of your fine rug

    Question of the day: Is it safe to vacuum my Oriental Rug? Answer: Yes, with a caveat.  It is safe to vacuum the rugs, as long as you do not have damaged rugs that need repairs. Vacuuming your rug is absolutely something that you can do.  Dry soil removal by vacuuming is the best way to keep your rugs looking their best.  Rugs can collect all kinds of dust and dirt from the air and from your sh…Read More

  2. Why you should spring clean your office building too!

    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

  3. Why use natural cleaning products?

    You may ask yourself, why is it important?  Let’s go over a few points as to why you should be using all-natural products and companies that use them. The traditional carpet cleaning process is to spray volatile chemicals like Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether, Ethylene Glycol Butyl Ether and Glycol Monomethyl Ether (just to name a few) on the carpet to loosen dirt, clean with soapy chemicals…Read More

  4. Fiber protection….it is worth it!

    Is having fiber protection worth the extra cost?  That really depends on how you think about it.  When you have any rug, whether wall to wall or a beautiful area rug, it is an investment in your home.   By adding a professionally applied protection to any of your rugs, carpet or upholstery you buy yourself a bit more time to help you get a spill up, therefore helping to maintain your rug, carp…Read More

  5. Pet urine in your rugs

    We love our furry family members. But sometimes, they can really make a mess on your rugs. Did you know that they are very difficult to remove and after 24 hours, should really be handled by a professional? In the first 24 hours, you can generally get out urine by blotting it up with a white towel (using several if necessary) and using our spot cleaner. Any longer and it can set in the pad. Urine …Read More

  6. How to choose the right cleaner for your project

    When you are searching for someone to do any kind of work in your home, you only want the best.  Inviting anyone into your home for any kind of service work can seem challenging and maybe even a bit overwhelming.  Let’s take a few moments to determine if the company you are looking at is reputable. One very important thing is to take a look at the ratings given to them by other consumers.  It…Read More

  7. We can clean your commercial space!

    As a general rule, most companies 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. While this is true for general day to day cleaning, in order to keep your carpets looking their best you should immediately implement a regularly scheduled preventative cleaning program.   Not only will…Read More

  8. The truth about tile and grout cleaning

    Your tile and/or stone work in your house is a large investment in your home and of course, you most certainly want to maintain that value.  Here are a few easy ways to help keep your stone or tile and grout looking it’s best! Use the correct cleaning products.  When you use products such as Fabuloso or Pine-sol, they are not the correct products for your stone or tile investment.  They can l…Read More

  9. Abrash in rug, what it is and what you should celebrate about it

    Abrash is the naturally occurring horizontal, shade or color variance in rugs. You may or may not notice right away in a newer rug. We here at The Specialists would like to take a look at what it means and why it is not something to panic about. When weavers are making rugs, especially in regions where wool fibers are dyed in small lots, often times weeks or months apart causing the dyes to have a…Read More

  10. Tufted rugs or hand knotted rugs, what is the difference?

    What are the differences between a tufted rug and a knotted rug? Both tufted and knotted rugs are made by hand and that is the only thing they really have in common. Let’s take a look a few of the most notable differences. A tufted rug generally has two backings to it. The first back is a canvas (often times a muslin fabric). The pattern is made by punching colored wool yarns through it onto a s…Read More