Author: Paul Tucker

Keep Your Workplace and Home Free of Asthma Triggers It is very important to understand how asthma affects an increasing percentage of the population. ICS Magazine has published its own list of tips in an effort to help facility managers have a cleaner environment for their workers. Here are some excerpts: Don’t rely on disinfectants: Often, facility managers believe that using a disinfectant will reduce asthma and allergy triggers. However, more intensive methods such as carpet cleanings, dusti [...]

Swedish Study Shows Carpet is Better for Your Feet Let’s look at one obvious benefit of carpet – it feels better on our feet. A recent study from Sweden indicates the ergonomic benefits of carpet are significant. We’ve always known it: carpet is better for our feet, ankles, knees, and back. The Swedish study was initiated by the Swedish Work Environment Authority (SWEA). It concludes that carpet in the workplace is better for feet and helps prevent injuries more than hard floor coverings. The st [...]

Vacuum

CRI Technical Bulletin: Vacuums for High Pile Carpet Recommended Vacuum Cleaner for High Pile Carpet Technical Bulletin Proper carpet care is essential to long-term consumer satisfaction with their floor covering purchase. The use of the correct vacuum cleaner can extend the life of carpet; contain the respirable particles generated by the vacuuming process, not damage to the carpet. The result is a cleaner environment. Some high pile carpets require alternative vacuums to ensure damage does not [...]

New Carpet Adds Value and Other Tips for Quick Home Sales Even with the real estate market improving, homeowners are in a competitive market and it can be difficult to make a quick sale, so there is added importance in creating an appealing atmosphere for potential buyers. 'You can’t be too tidy or too well-scrubbed,' says Cathy Mansour, an interior designer and director at Aqua Hospitality Carpets. ​ Cleaning the home is a simple answer and a house can look good enough to showcase right after a [...]

Pet Urine and Carpet Technical Bulletin Owners of even the best-trained pets will occasionally encounter pet urine accidents and leave urine stains on carpet. Often, the urine is not discovered until long after the accident. The types of damage from pet urine can be diverse and are dependent upon the makeup of the urine. Urine content will change over the pet’s life because of the pet’s diet, medications, age, health, sex, and reproductive cycles. Because of these variations, some urine stains m [...]

Dust Mites Technical Bulletin Dust mites are found in almost every high humidity environment that is capable of supporting plant life. In a survey of homes with dust mites, 60% of the dust mite population is found in the bed, mattresses and pillows, 30% in upholstery, and 10% in carpet. There are two species of house dust mites, belonging to the genus Dermatophagoides, that are found in North America. Both species feed on shed skin scales from humans, animals, lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) [...]

Easy Carpet Cleaning Tips for Your Home Carpet provides good traction, absorbs noises, and saves homeowners money because it naturally insulates a room. And, contrary to popular misconceptions, carpet that is cleaned regularly is fine for people with allergies, and even asthma.  The best practice for keeping carpets consistently clean is having a regular maintenance routine. Refreshing carpets after a special event, a season of tough use, or simply any time of year is easy with these tips from t [...]

Allergies

You Can Have Allergies and Keep Your Carpets Carpet isn’t just comfortable and stylish, it’s a safe flooring option too, reducing slips and softening falls if they do occur – ideal for both the elderly and very young. Carpet also improves a home’s acoustics because it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. Those who want to save money welcome the fact that carpet provides actual thermal resistance (R-value) – meaning when it’s cold, it retains warmth longer, conserving energ [...]

Carpet Spot Removal Procedure for Fruit Flavored and Sports Beverages While no carpet is completely stain-proof, new stain-resist carpet treatments allow most spills to be removed when immediate action is taken and directions are followed carefully. 1. Immediately blot the spill with a dry, white towel, absorbent plain paper towel, or cloth. Do not scrub the area. Scrubbing can cause distortion of the carpet face fiber. Work from the outer edges to the center of the spill to prevent spreading. C [...]

5 Benefits of Choosing Carpet In Great Britain, a government study uncovered an alarming fact: between 1998 and 2003, slip and fall accidents on hard surface flooring increased by more than 300%. Coincidentally, (or perhaps not so coincidentally), during that same time period a great many folks in Britain had been removing their carpets and replacing with hard floors in their homes and offices. The study results are mentioned in an article called, Why Choose Carpet? We've included some excerpts [...]