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What to Do When Your Carpet Gets Wet in a Flood

The rain in Seattle is no joke and, if you’re like most people in the PNW, you might have to deal with flooding at some point in your life. It’s a stressful situation to get caught up in, but if you act quickly, you can rectify the situation. It’s important to act fast because it doesn’t take much water to cause mold. Moisture plus power outages put homeowners in a particularly susceptible mold situation. If you follow the next 6 steps, you should be able to quickly and efficiently dry out your flooded carpet. 1. Move Furniture Off the Carpet Begin by moving all the furniture out of the way. You don’t want to have heavy furniture weighing down the carpet, as the extra pressure will contribute to trapping water beneath the carpet. cause even more water to be trapped…
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Carpet Installation: 5 Questions to Ask Your Installers

A carpet installation estimate can be helpful in showing you all of your options for new carpet flooring in your home. But when you’re selecting a carpet installer, there are other factors to consider beyond just the carpet prices and carpet installation cost. Working with the right carpet installation company is just as important as the carpet itself. If you’re looking to have new carpet installed, here are five questions that you can ask to find out if your carpet installer knows their stuff. Carpet Maintenance With each different type of carpet, there are varying levels of maintenance involved. Depending on what kind of carpet you select, you’ll want to ask the installation company what kind of carpet cleaning and maintenance you can expect. Thicker carpet may require deep cleaning every once in a while to remove stains, or a…
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What Homeowners Need to Know About Low, Medium, and High Cost Carpets

Buying new carpet can be an overwhelming process. You want to find flooring that fits the style of your home, handles frequent foot traffic, and does not break the budget. Homeowners in the process of remodeling know how hard it can be to find carpet that fits every criteria. One floor may be visual perfection, but the price tag hurts to look at. Another floor might look great and cost less, but is not designed to withstand the amount of roughhousing that happens in your child’s playroom.   At Carpet To Go, we understand the time and effort homeowners put into buying new carpet. With that in mind, we compiled some questions on the ways carpet is priced, then weighed the pros and cons of each price range. We hope the following information can help you find the perfect carpet…
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Detecting Mold, Fungus, Bacteria, and Dust Mites In Your Carpet

Maintaining a clean carpet and healthy home can be a lot of work. We have all experienced a tower of dirty dishes in the sink, or a trail of muddy footprints through the hall. It’s to be expected—simply living in a space creates clutter and grime. How to Detect Mold in Carpet   Like every other area in the home, carpet attracts a lot of dirt and wear. However, carpeting also holds contaminates that are invisible to the naked eye, such as mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, and bacteria. These contaminates can cause allergies, respiratory illness, and other health issues, even with regular vacuuming and deep cleans.   Detect and Identify What Is Wrong With Your Carpet Listed below are several hidden culprits that contribute to unhealthy carpets and how they arise.   Mold or…
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Protecting Carpets From Cats And Dogs

We love our carpets and we love our pets, but sometimes they can be hard on each other. Carpets are best when they look and smell clean, but pets have a way of leaving spots, stains, and lots of hair all over the carpet’s surface. Thankfully, you don’t have to get rid of your carpets or your pets in order to have clean, beautiful floors. Here are some essential carpet care tips for those who want the best of both worlds — pets AND spotless carpeting. Related Article: Best Pet-Friendly Carpets How To Keep Your Dog or Cat From Ruining Your Carpets 1. Bathe Your Dog or Cat Often While you may find the occasional viral video of some fluffy pet enjoying every moment of their bath time, most pets are not nearly so docile when it comes to a good…
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