5 Unusual Uses of Scotchgard

3M Scotchgard Staingard is a great way to keep your furniture and carpets looking brand new for longer. It is a powerful stain and water repellant that can be used on a wide variety of fabrics, keeping them safe from messy toddlers and naughty dogs alike. The versatility of this product is amazing, check out the following five uses for Scotchgard, most you’ve likely never heard of. Protection from Food Stains on Clothes Are you a notoriously messy eater? Whether you are just out on the town or attending a classy event, it’s not a good look to walk around… read more >>

Tips to Prevent Melting Snow from Entering Basements

With warmer weather comes melting snow, and with melting snow comes the potential for basement leaks. Melting snow can be just as dangerous as heavy rainfall when it comes to basement flooding. Especially when there are drastic changes in the weather, a particularly warm day can easily melt a few feet of snow, which often causes nearby lakes and rivers to overflow. Thankfully, there are ways that you can help prevent melting snow from entering your basement and causing water damage. Repair Foundation Cracks Immediately If you have an unfinished basement, it is relatively easy to keep an eye on… read more >>

New Year, New Pet: How to Pet Proof Your Home (and Carpets)

Summary: Got a new family member over the holidays? Then it’s time to pet proof your home. Here are a few ways to keep your furry friend safe and protect your home, especially your carpets. If you or your family adopted a new pet over the holidays, you’ll need to pet-proof your home. Here are a few quick and simple pet proofing tips to help you keep your new furry family member safe and happy, and protect your home from accidents and other pet-related disasters. Get a Gate (or two, or three) While we love having our pets around us,… read more >>

Three Unexpected Health Benefits of Carpet Cleaning

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Clean carpets are some of the best things you can have in your home. All you have to do is steam clean your carpets once to notice an immediate difference in looks, but that process can also hold many different health benefits. In fact, regular carpet cleaning with shampoo and steam cleaning machines can help make your home a healthier place than simple vacuuming. Here are just a few health benefits that you can see from having your carpets cleaned regularly. Eliminate Mold Mold is one of the most dangerous organisms that can hide in your home. While we often… read more >>

The Three Mistakes Pet Owners Make When Carpet Cleaning

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  Keeping your carpets clean when you own pets is difficult. Make it easier by avoiding these three common mistakes. As every pet owner know, animals can get pretty messy, from bringing in dirt from their latest outdoor adventure to using the carpets as their own personal lavatory. When these accidents happen, it’s important to clean the resulting mess properly and avoid the mistakes many pet owners make when carpet cleaning. Here are a few of those mistakes, how to avoid them, and how proper carpet maintenance can help you save money in the long run. Mistake #1: Scrubbing it… read more >>

How Scotchgard™ Can Make Maintaining Carpets Simple

Bedroom with perfectly clean carpet.
Don’t risk your carpet’s cleanliness or durability – having it treated with Scotchgard™ is one of the best ways to protect your carpet and make cleaning and maintaining it a breeze.   If you have carpets or upholstery in your home, office, or anywhere else, you’re probably all too familiar with that sense of panic that grips you whenever you see someone carrying a too-full cup of coffee, or walking in on a rainy day without taking off their shoes. Sound familiar? If you live in fear of a single misstep ruining your carpet forever, your saving grace might just… read more >>

How to Choose the Right Carpet for Your Space

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  While looks are important, these are a few key considerations to keep in mind when shopping for carpets. Carpets have long been a mainstay in flooring, even as hardwood gained its resurgence a few decades ago. While other floorings have many benefits, few can match the luxury and elegance of a well-maintained carpet. If you are thinking about buying carpet for your home, here are a few considerations to keep in mind. Each will help you make the right decision for you, your home, and your family. Think About Your Lifestyle While many people go for aesthetics when it… read more >>

How to Stop Your Pets from Going Potty on Your Carpet

Our furry friends provide us with hours of entertainment and companionship. They often feel like members of the family. Unlike our human family members, however, our pets are not toilet trained. If your pet is doing its business on your carpet instead of its cage, litter box or outside, it could be a sign of trouble. Here’s how to identify and correct this problem.   Dog's like to announce their presence by marking Dogs that pee on furniture, doorjambs, the leg of the coffee table, etc., are marking their territory. This is usually in response to a change in the environment,… read more >>

3 Types of Bacteria That Are Lurking in Your Carpet

Did you know that there are approximately 200,000 bacteria per square inch of carpet in your home? Yes, you heard that correctly. And it’s not just everyday organisms like dust mites and allergens. A lot of the bacteria found in carpets pose serious health risks. Below are just three kinds of germs hidden in your carpets.   1. Fecal Matter Particularly common in households with pets and young children, fecal bacteria can cause E-coli diarrhea, salmonella or shigella. Along with these serious health risks, there are also viruses transmitted through human feces, including rotavirus, norovirus and hepatitis A and E.… read more >>

Cold and Flu Prevention for Kids

Cold and flu season is upon us! Here are a few tips on how to head off cold and flu symptoms in your kids. Get Everyone a Flu Shot Vaccinations stop disease, and when it comes to the flu, the best chance you have is free, easy to get, and effective. It’s called a flu shot and all you need is your health card and a local pharmacy. Getting a flu shot dramatically reduces your chances of getting the flu, but it works even more effectively if everyone in your family gets one as well. When more people are vaccinated,… read more >>