1. Happy Earth Day!

    Happy Earth Day from The Specialists!  We are committed to being an all green, all-natural company. We do this for not only our health, but for the betterment of Earth.  By using sustainable Earth friendly products, we are not only keeping our families healthier but leaving a legacy of caring about our planet. In an ideal world all cleaning products would be green cleaning products made using su…Read More

  2. Is it allergies or a cold?

    Is it a cold or is it allergies?  That seems to be the big question, especially this time of year. With all the plants blooming and pollen levels rising, it can be difficult to figure out if you have allergies or simply, a cold.   Let’s take a look at the key differences. If you have a cold you can exhibit the following symptoms: A fever. It can occur with a very bad cold. Body aches. It last…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. 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

  8. Moths in my rug?

    Have you noticed moths flying around?  What about bare patches on your beautiful area rug?  You may have a carpet moth infestation.  If you see this, you want to address it as soon as possible. They can cause a lot of damage within a short period of time.  Let’s take a look at some Moth information 101. What are they? There are generally two types of moths that are seen, one is a Webbing mot…Read More

  9. Why a rug pad?

    Rug Padding, they are not all are created equal.  Just like with the many types of rugs available, there are different types of rug padding.  To really know what is the right one for your rug(s) you should explore a bit more about each of them. Using the correct rug padding help prolong the life of your rug.  It helps provide a solid foundation for your rug(s).  Not only does high quality rug …Read More

  10. Traffic lanes, wear patterns and pile distortion…oh my!

    Just what are traffic lanes, wear patterns and pile distortion?  Here is some basic information from The Specialists to help you understand them. Traffic Lanes.  These are about what you would picture in your mind.  They often times look like general “lanes” of wear or discoloration where people walk.  A lot of people call them the traffic areas.  It is the highest trafficked areas on a f…Read More