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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Why use a professional to clean my area rugs?

    Why would I use a professional to clean my area rugs? This is a question we hear a lot.  The main reason is that often times your rugs hold a great deal of value.  Whether it is a monetary value or sentimental, you want your rugs to look and feel their best. When something is spilled on your rug, you need to use extreme caution when cleaning it.  We recommend the following: Blot it up right awa…Read More

  6. Spring Clean with The Specialists!

    Now that spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to deep clean your home.   Let The Specialists help with that! We offer a variety of services to help get your home looking beautiful. Let’s look at each service. Carpet Cleaning As a general rule, carpet cleaning by a professional, certified firm should take place at least once per year.  For extremely heavy traffic areas, cleaning may…Read More

  7. 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

  8. Why would you want rug padding?

    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 padding provide comfort, it will help protect your rug from furniture tears, holes and indentations by providing an extra layer of cushioning for your furniture. It can also help protect the floors underneath your rugs. If you have a dye transfer,…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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