Archive for July, 2009

Wool rugs and pets can be a bad combination.

July 29, 2009

When dealing with a wool rug, you are dealing with a natural fiber as opposed to man-made fiber like nylon. Wool rugs and carpets can be great for many thing. It’s fire resistant properties along with great durability makes it a great choice for a home.
Unfortunately they also require special attention when cleaning to avoid shrinkage or even fiber loss. This can make it difficult to use aggressive methods to get out some tough spots like the kind our pets leave behind. Speed is always a factor in getting theses spots out and unfortunately sometimes that is not enough. Often time when we pick up area rugs we find it was not the first or only “accident”.
The best thing is to get it protected with a wool carpet protector this will act as a temporary barrier to give you a little extra time to clean an “accident” up, before it penetrates the fibers and cause permanent stains.


What a beautiful day, to cold call.

July 28, 2009

The sun is out, the birds are singing what a great day to get out and cold call. No one likes to cold call, but whichever profession you are in, it can be effective. I have gotten phone calls six months to a year later which lead to some of my biggest clients. Just keep trying and make contact often. Once every 1-3 months they will at least admire your dedication and when the opportunity arises you will be ready and hopefully on their mind.

The dog Days of summer are here.

July 27, 2009

Wow, has it been hot & humid. Chance of afternoon showers everyday. Seems like it is a little of a late start to the heat and humidity. Well try to stay cool, I know I will be.

Sometimes it is nice to have friends in the water restoration business!

July 21, 2009

I am off today to help a friend in need. His hot wqter heater in his condo has sprung a leak. Luckily he has friends in the biz. We will make sure it is done right and as quickly as possible.

What a great week to get leather furniture cleaned!

July 13, 2009

When we buy our leather furniture, we get a bottle of cleaner/ conditioner and it finds some place to rest under the sink. Slowly throughout the year it gets pushed back, and then lost. As is the thought of using it.
Do you remember why you bought it? Was it the resiliency, the look, the color, whatever your reason you bought it to last.
Protect your investment! Leather is a natural fiber and must be condition and protected. The oils and protective coatings from the factory wear off and should be replenished once a year. This will add years to the life of the leather and prevent cracks from forming.

Wow, what a week!

July 10, 2009

We did it all this week carpets, upholstery, tile, leather, even got a few kool aid spots. Next week is also looking good. We will be pressure washing a house and have a couple of water damages to check on.

We are having a busy week!

July 7, 2009

Wednesday is booked and only 2 appointments left for this week. If you know someone in need of carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning please send them to A Better Image so we can show them what we are all about. Even our night work is filled up for this week!

The guests are gone and boy what a mess.

July 6, 2009

After the party, all is quite, you sit on your sofa and then you see it. That big spot where someone had an “accident” and forgot to mention it. Never fear, most spots can come out with immediate attention and a trained professional. Time is important! Do not use any OTC cleaners with teflon, they will only set the stain if they do not remove it.

Have a safe and stain free Fourth, Spotting tip

July 3, 2009

I hope everyone has a safe fourth of July. When someone inevitably spills something on your carpet, upholstery, or your favorite shirt don’t panic, wiping off a stain may make it more difficult to remove. NEVER SCRUB it will only push a spot deeper. Instead, take a warm glass of water add 2 drops of dawn dish soap, dampen a white towel with solution. Now remove any debris for spot and blot with wet towel til no more color transfers to the towel. Then, blot with a dry towel til dry. If the spot does not come out please give us a call. In our experience some popular carpet spotters with teflon are setting stains. please avoid these products.

Our carpet cleaning newsletters are online!

July 2, 2009

We have added all of our newsletters at our website. You can even get a preview of July’s newsletter just now going into mail boxes.