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Importance of Vacuuming | Improve Air Quality & Reduce Allergens

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 @ 12:49 PM

In this blog, we address the importance of vacuuming, choosing the right vacuum and then how to maintain your home’s furnishing and carpets with the correct vacuuming technique. As I considered these subjects, I asked the leaders in our industry and the response pointed to conclusions offered by The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) research and Consumer Reports magazine.

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The Dalton, Georgia based non-profit trade association CRI defines its job as going well beneath the surface to prove how our environment for living, work, learning and healing is better thanks to carpets and rugs through science based research, customer advocacy, environmental stewardship and consensus building, we serve our members and their customers. Our initiatives help to protect a carpet’s life and beauty and demonstrate its air quality benefit. Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product testing organization which, to remain independent, accepts NO outside advertising.

Why Vacuum?

So why is vacuum cleaning so important? Well, research shows that up to 83% of the soil in rugs and carpets is loose, dry particulate that can be removed by regular vacuuming. In-plant cleaning of area rugs and handmade carpets and Hot Water Extraction cleaning of installed carpet is the only way to remove water and oil based soil such as food, beverages, animal accidents, oily dirt and other materials.

How to Choose The Best Vacuum

There are thousands of vacuum cleaners available for purchase. So how do you know the “best choice” for you? To come up with the answer I turned to the CRI and Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is world famous for their testing, evaluating and rating of thousands of different products.

CRI - Certified Vacuums
https://carpet-rug.org/testing/seal-of-approval-program/certified-vacuums/

Consumer Reports - Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/vacuum-cleaners/buying-guide/index.htm

Have the Right Vacuum? What's Next?

When vacuuming rugs and carpet, use slow, repetitive, front-to-back motions in an overlapping sequence. A quick, single pass will have little effect on removing the dust and loose dirt. Perform approximately four passes over an area and then move to the left or right as you move around the room. There is no need to push down the front of the vacuum or stay in the same spot for more than four passes.

We hope this information helps you to maintain a healthy home for you and your family.

Best,

Paul Iskyan
CEO Rug Renovating

Tags: carpet, oriental rugs, carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, area rugs, indoor air quality, reduce allergens, vacuuming, vacuum

Spring Cleaning Tips To Make Your Home Shine

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape. A good, deep spring cleaning is a tradition that not only promotes wellness by keeping your environment clean and organized, it also helps carry the fresh-start feeling brought on by a new year well into the summer.

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Start with your windows. Clean the inside and outside of all your windows. Once the light shines into your house, you will be able to see what areas you missed during the wintertime.

As you’ve been hibernating throughout the winter and piling on the sweaters and blankets, there’s a good chance that clutter—and your lists of chores—have been piling up as well. Start small – don’t try to attack your entire house at once. Think about clearing one room, or even one closet, at a time.

When this is complete, sort it out. Go through your space and separate your belongings into categories. Determine the things you will keep on hand, store for later, sell, donate, or throw away.

Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, give your home some much-needed TLC. Empty out your kitchen fridge and thoroughly clean it. Sweep under your large appliances, like the stove and the fridge, and larger furniture pieces, like dressers, desks and the beds. Clean vinyl or wood blinds and take any curtains or drapes to the cleaners. Flip your mattress. Don’t just clean your sheets; wash your pillows and mattress covers as well. After these more thorough tasks, do your usual scrubbing, mopping, dusting, and vacuuming.

Change your filters often. If you are running an AC system through your house, you need to change the filters in the spring and fall. This will help you reduce the amount of dust particles that build up in your home.

Maintain a clean bathroom. This will also allow you to focus on other areas of the house, such as ceilings and closets, that may need a more thorough cleaning job.

Put the spring back in your dirty keyboards with cotton swabs. If certain keys are sticking, or your entire keyboard just doesn’t have the same pop that it used to, chances are dirt and crumbs are the culprits. Your smart devices and tablets most likely need a good cleaning too. Remember to spray the disinfectant spray on a micro-fiber cloth or paper towel first and then wipe the unit!

Most importantly, have the surfaces in your home like your rugs, carpet, and upholstery professionally cleaned. An expert can remove more dirt and allergens than regular cleaning can achieve. Furthermore, regular maintenance will make them last a lifetime.

If it’s warm enough, open the windows and let the fresh air in as you freshen up your home. When your work is done, not only will the sun be shining – your house will too.

Sources:
http://cachevalleyfamilymagazine.com/five-quick-tips-for-spring-cleaning/
https://blog.nationwide.com/spring-cleaning-tips-and-tricks/

Tags: carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Spring Cleaning, home

Superb Company - Excellent Service | Five Star Customer Reviews Fort Salonga NY

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Feb 06, 2020 @ 01:22 PM

Five Star Customer Reviews for Rug Renovating

"Superb Company - Excellent Service

My parents started using Rug Renovating in the 1950s for the careful cleaning of our oriental rugs. I now have a house full of beautiful oriental rugs and I wouldn't even think of having them cared for by any company other than Rug Renovating. Not only do they thoroughly clean my rugs the expert staff is more than capable of repairing any damage, rebinding the edges and replacing the fringe for a reasonable price. When I get my rugs back from Rug Renovating they look brand new.

One thing I'd like to point out is the pickup and delivery service. These guys are terrific! They pick the rugs up and, more importantly, lay them down two weeks later with absolute precision. And, they'll adjust the rugs' positioning until I'm totally satisfied.

Yes, from pickup to delivery the professionalism of Rug Renovating is outstanding. They really are that good."

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A Professional Cleaning Can Extend The Life of Your Rugs and Carpet

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 03:14 PM

Having a professional cleaning, at the very least annually, on your carpet and rugs is so important. A dirty rug or carpet can have thousands of dust mites living in the dust. Not to mention, the pounds of soil can accumulate underneath and in it every year. Carpet and rugs can contain several indoor contaminants and promote the growth of mold in damp areas which often cause allergies. Because it can be a health hazard, it is important to always keep your home furnishings clean.

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Dirt causes a lot of damage to the carpet, it grates against the yarn, making scratches in the fibers and taking away the luster. Dirt trapped eventually goes down to the carpet backing and deep within your rugs. This dirt scrapes away the fibers, wearing them out. High-traffic areas will look dull and faded compared to the rest of your home.

Show Some Love to Your Carpet and Rugs

One major benefit of a professional rug and carpet cleaning service is that it helps extend the life of your furnishings. Removing this build-up of dirt and debris will help improve the longevity of the carpet or rugs. Furthermore, the dust and other debris are more likely to adhere to a dirty rug or carpet than a clean one. Homeowners can also help decrease the build-up of debris in their area rugs and carpet between cleanings by vacuuming regularly.

By keeping your carpet and oriental rugs consistently maintained, you will be providing your family with a healthier environment. Having your furnishings professionally cleaned annually will help increase the appearance and longevity of your furnishings. It is a great time to have a professional cleaning to remove the dirt and debris that has settled into your home this season.

If you are interested in having your rugs and carpet professionally cleaned, contact Rug Renovating today!

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https://urlzs.com/HMA19

Tags: carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, maintaining oriental rugs, area rugs, professional cleaning, clean rug, home furnishings

Fantastic customer service! | Five Star Customer Reviews Tenafly NJ

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 11:35 AM

Five Star Customer Reviews for Rug Renovating

“Fantastic customer service!

The repairs/cleaning made to my oriental rug and customer service were fantastic. I received pictures of the areas that needed attention, a price that was never adjusted and really exceptional delivery service.

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Tags: rug cleaning ct, expert rug cleaning, rug cleaning reviews, clean home, five star customer reviews

Cleaning Up After The Holidays

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

The holidays are a joyous time with family and friends, but that seasonal glow can fade quickly when you're faced with the aftermath: a house to clean up once all your guests have left. Getting your place back into shape can be a daunting task, but we've got a few smart tips to help you do it in time for the new year.

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Clean up after houseguests.
Give your house’s surfaces a deep clean. Wash all your linens. Vacuum carpets, floors, and baseboards to give yourself a fresh start. Clean out your refrigerator - eat the last of those yummy leftovers and then clean and store your leftover containers.

Strip the Christmas tree carefully.
Use as much care taking your tree down as you did putting it up to save you some headaches next year.

Rubbing alcohol can remove sap from washable clothing and knit gloves because it acts as a solvent. For clothes, even a down coat, saturate the area with alcohol, let sit for a minute, then launder in warm water with regular detergent. Heat sets stains, so be sure all the sap is gone before using the dryer. Repeat the process if any remains.

Check your carpet, rugs and furniture for stains.
The longer they set, the more difficult they will be to remove. If you spot any, use a spray bottle to lightly apply a mixture of warm water and mild dishwashing liquid. Blot with a paper towel and continue spraying and blotting until the stain is removed. Rinse with clear water and blot again. Fluff the pile and allow it to dry. To be safe and to save time, contact a professional carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning expert.

Use this time to get rid of what you don't need.
Did you get some great new gifts for your kitchen or other places in the house? That's great! But you may not need two or three chip and dip sets in your cabinet. Either discard old ones or donate them. Have kids? Recruit them to help by creating a race to see who can gather their toys first. Store toys that are of no interest at the moment and rotate or bring them out every once in a while to keep their spark.

Therefore, the holidays can do a number on your home! Between house guests, holiday feasts, and kids on school breaks, your house probably needs some TLC. Thankfully, we have you covered. Call Rug Renovating today to have us help with your post-holiday cleaning needs!

Sources:
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/institute/a23816/cleaning-up-after-christmas/
https://www.cleaninginstitute.org/cleaning-tips/holiday-cleaning/cleaning-after-holidays

Tags: cleaning, oriental rugs, rugs, carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, area rugs, couch stains, holiday stains, carpet stains

Amazing Results of Karistan Carpet Rug Cleaning | “It looks brand new!”

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 09:25 AM

See these amazing results and customer review for Rug Renovating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “We thought this expensive carpet was done with

This company is the best. We sent them a pet urine stained and smelly Karistan carpet that we have had for decades. It looks brand new.

And Avi is the best. Ask for him. Pick up. Delivery. Promises made and promises kept.”

Review by: John D. of Edison, NJ on 11/10/19

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Give Thanks By Leaving A Review | Share Your Thanks This Thanksgiving

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 @ 11:54 AM

We would just like to say thank you for being a part of our family. We are very grateful for your continued patronage because we wouldn’t be here without loyal customers like you. Please give thanks this holiday season. A kind word and your feedback mean the world to us. We love hearing from our customers and would not want to miss the chance to improve our cleaning services. The process is simple and it only takes a few minutes of your time. Click on a location link below to leave a review in Customer Lobby for RUG RENOVATING and tell us a little bit more about your experience. We would appreciate your feedback!

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Very Good Work, Very Clean Rug! | Five Star Customer Reviews Greenwich, CT

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

Five Star Customer Reviews for Rug Renovating

Very Good Work, Very Clean Rug!

A friend recommended Rug Renovating and I'm so glad she did. They picked up two Oriental rugs for cleaning and on one rug they are doing some reweaving also. The rug that has been returned looks very good, they were able to get it very clean. The gentlemen who picked up the rugs were on time, very courteous and professional. It is great when a company shows up when they say they will. Their customer service was excellent. I can easily recommend them because of this one experience with them.

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The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

Posted by Paul Iskyan on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 @ 11:52 AM

When the days start getting shorter and your thoughts turn to sitting around the fireplace instead of standing around the outdoor grill, it's time to invest a weekend on fall cleaning.

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Some elbow grease now will make Christmas entertaining easier and keep your home safer and more secure, too. These five important autumn chores will help get you prepared for winter and save you from having to play catch up during those short winter weekends when there never seems to be enough time or energy to get things done before it gets dark outside.

1. How to clean cobwebs
It's spider season! That means one thing for your walls, ceilings, and any other crevices that these eight-legged creatures can possibly find their way into - cobwebs.

Grab a long feather duster, and start up-high, swiping over walls and ceilings. Don't forget the corners of the room, and also around light fittings (you may need a ladder for this).

2. Get your windows sparkling clean
As the heating comes on in Autumn, condensation often appears around the windows. It's important to give frames some TLC to prevent them becoming damaged from excess moisture.

Outside windows typically have more dirt and stains. Start by rinsing the windows with the hose, then fill a bucket with clean water and add a few drops of liquid dish soap. Using a soft microfiber cloth, go over the surface of the window. For higher windows, use a sponge mop (or a soft cotton or microfiber mop) on a pole. Rinse thoroughly with the hose. Although it may seem like an unnecessary chore, you'll be amazed at what a difference clean glass makes to the amount of natural light in your home.

3. How to clean skirting boards
Once you've done a thorough dusting around the house, it's time to turn your attention to another, often-neglected area - skirting boards.

If you keep on top of your skirting boards, they won't need anything more than a quick once-over. Our favorite way to do this is with the vacuum. Pop a soft brush attachment on and gently vacuum over them.

If you have allowed your skirting boards to gather dust, you may need to wipe them over with a slightly-dampened microfibre cloth too.

4. Autumn is a great time to clean upholstery
It's officially home-cinema season. Make sure your surroundings are cosy and clean by giving upholstery a refresh.

If your sofa is smelling a little strange, we like to vacuum over upholstery using a soft brush, then sprinkling baking soda over the area. Leave for 15 minutes, then vacuum once more to leave your living room furniture looking and smelling lovely.

However, if you want a really thorough clean, it's best to call in a professional.

5. Refresh your carpets and rugs
A carpet cleaner's equipment provides results far superior to anything achievable with a DIY method. They will be able to really get into the pile of the carpet, removing germs and debris that aren't visible to the human eye.

An expert rug washer’s in-plant rug cleaning facility is highly recommended for the cleaning of Oriental and loose woven rugs. They should not be cleaned on location like your wall to wall carpeting.

You spend major time indoors when the weather gets cold, so the more you do now to clean and arrange your space, the more pleasant it will be to hunker down for the duration when the weatherman starts talking about frost on the pumpkin.

Sources:
https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning-organizing/5-tips-for-cleaning-for-fall.htm
https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-clean-windows/
https://experthometips.com/autumn-cleaning-checklist

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