TCM Restoration & Cleaning Blog

Clean Area Rug or Buy A New One?

This is a common question we hear some of our customers ask us.  It usually is regarding inexpensive rugs.   Sometimes the cleaning of one of those rugs is almost equal to what the rug originally cost.  Cleaning oriental rugs and other area rugs  is a much different cleaning process than regular carpet.   It takes more time and a gentler, hands on approach so it will cost more to have it professionally cleaned.   If you love your rug and it has sentimental memories to you…. and…. it also goes with the decor of the room…. it is in then well worth it to just have it cleaned.    The money,  time and effort into finding another rug to match the decor will most likely end up being more.

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Anchorage Carpet Cleaning, carpet cleaning, oriental rug cleaning, Uncategorized, Wasilla Carpet Cleaning | | 3 Comments

Tis The Season…

Your home and carpets cleaned and ready for company.  The house is beautifully decorated…Christmas music playing… the Christmas tree is a masterpiece with lights, ornaments and all the trimmings…it smells so Christmasy and just perfect….
And then you notice…. Pine Sap stuck in the carpet!

Unfortunately even with a tree skirt around the Christmas tree… carpet is not always protected!

No need to panic!  No need to call in for an emergency cleaning…

You can use some glycerin to get the sap out. (Available at most drug stores).  Use a 50/50 mixture with warm water and apply directly to the sap.  Let the mixture disolve, then use a paper towel and gently pull the sap away from the carpet.

Sigh of relief…back to “perfect” for the Holidays!!

PS.  For any other carpet emergencies like spilled wine or candle wax that often occur during the festive season…check out these other stain tips.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Anchorage, Anchorage Carpet Cleaning, carpet cleaning, Carpet Stains, residential carpet cleaning, Wasilla, Wasilla Carpet Cleaning | | Leave a comment