1. One of our most commonly asked questions.

    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.  This is one of our most common questions we get.   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 El Dorado Hills carpets looking thei…Read More

  2. Keeping your stone, tile and grout clean in El Dorado Hills

    Your tile and/or stone work in your El Dorado Hills home is beautiful and a large investment in your home and you most certainly want to maintain that value.  Here are tips and tricks to clean your stone or tile and grout in El Dorado Hills. Use the correct cleaning product and care routines. When you use products such as Fabuloso or Pine-sol, they are not the correct products for cleaning your t…Read More

  3. Cleaning a rug in home verses cleaning it in shop.

    What is the difference?  Let’s take a look at each of them and their differences. In Home Cleaning.  When you want an area rug cleaned in home it is absolutely possible, with a few very notable exceptions. Is the rug on wood floor? If yes, we will need to either have another area to clean it in your home or we are unable to clean it. We do not want to damage your wood floors. We use very hot w…Read More

  4. Why clean your upholstery, it doesn’t look dirty?

    Most everyone has upholstery of some sort in their home or office.  Whether an upholstered sofa, sectional, chairs, ottomans, dinning furniture, headboards, office chairs or partition walls we here at The Specialists are here to help! Let’s talk about the low down on upholstery cleaning. We are certified in upholstery cleaning by the IICRC, which is the world’s most recognized certification f…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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