1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Dark lines on your carpets?

    Why are there black lines on the edges of my carpet? Have you ever looked down as your freshly vacuumed carpet and saw about a 2-inch dark band-like line around the edge of the carpet?  That is what is known as a filtration line.   Let’s take a look at what it is, what you can do to combat them as well as a few preventative measures you can take to keep your carpets lookingtheir absolute best…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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