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Do you suffer from allergies?

Are you sniffling and sneezing like the rest of Kansas City? Fall allergies are terrible this year. And, guess what? Dirty carpet can add to the problem.   If you suffer from allergies or asthma, we not only recommend that you have your carpet cleaned twice a year, it needs to be treated with anti-allergy …Continue Reading…

Tips for when it’s time to buy new carpet

We love to think that we can get stains out of just about any rug. But, sometimes pets have done too much damage or the carpet’s just plain old. So where do you start when it’s time to buy new carpet? Here are some tips.   Take a good look at your home and decide …Continue Reading…

Hardwood floors in bad shape? We can help!

Are your hardwood floors dull, scratched and dirty? Have you tried to rescue them with products in the cleaning aisle that promise great results but never deliver? Are you beginning to wonder if it’s time to have them refinished or tear them out completely? We may have a solution for you.   The Bock’s Steam …Continue Reading…

Why does dog urine smell worse in the summer?

If you have a pet that has peed on your carpet in the past, we’re sure you’ve noticed that dog urine smells worse in summer months. While most people think it has to do with summer heat, it actually has to do with humidity. It’s the water in the air that draws the unpleasant odor …Continue Reading…

Proper oriental rug cleaning after a flooded basement

Has your basement flooded lately and damaged your Oriental rugs? With a high value (both monetary and sentimental), you (and your insurance company) want them cleaned right. Unfortunately, many companies don’t follow the right process. Many times, rugs are permanently damaged not from an incident, but from improper handling. The following are the steps we …Continue Reading…

How often should upholstered office chairs be cleaned?

Upholstered office chairs need to be cleaned at least once a year by a professional cleaning service that knows how to remove maximum soil. As you may or may not know, commercial upholstery experiences a lot more daily soiling and wear and tear than residential upholstery. It’s important to keep chairs clean for a positive …Continue Reading…

What is a tea washed rug?

Do you know what a tea-washed rug is? It’s a term used for rugs that have been over-dyed with a brown or gold “tea-like” spray, which darkens the fibers, making them appear to have the look of an older rug. It is also often used to hide flaws in a rug, such as discolored areas …Continue Reading…

Which of your Area Rugs should be cleaned by a Professional?

Wondering which of your area rugs should be professionally cleaned? In many cases, this will be a straight-forward question with an equally simple answer. Other times, it becomes more difficult to come up with a clear-cut determination. There are three basic areas you need to consider: First would be the soiling condition of your area …Continue Reading…

Healthy Home Debate: Hard floors or carpets?

It’s a big debate. Are hard floors or carpets better for a healthy home? Let’s explore. According to the EPA: Indoor air pollution is ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health. This is important as most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Children are most at risk. The question becomes, “How can I …Continue Reading…

What are those ugly black lines around my baseboards?

Those ugly black lines around your baseboards are really soil filtration lines.  They are dark soiled areas that develop gradually on carpet. They are most common around the edges of a room next to the wall, under floor length draperies and under doors. But they can develop anywhere there is an air space such as …Continue Reading…



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