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Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Rayon

Rayon is a manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber, produced from naturally occurring polymers. Because rayon is manufactured from naturally occurring cellulose sources, it is considered a semi-synthetic fiber. Rayon is also called Faux Silk, Artificial Silk, Viscose Rayon. With this fiber, cleaning technicians will be challenged by fiber loss due to abrasion or bending of the […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Olefin

Olefin has several distinct characteristics as compared to other synthetic carpet fibers such as nylon. It is far less expensive but it doesn’t last as long as other fibers. Olefin’s greatest challenge is appearance retention because it lacks resiliency and is susceptible to abrasions. It may also have resoiling issues from sticky residues, and it may […]

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What places harbor the most bacteria in your house? The answers might surprise you.

According to a 2011 study conducted by the National Sanitation Foundation, dish sponges are the single germiest place in your entire home. Sponges are the perfect place for bacteria to live, breed, and party it up.  86% of sponges tested were identified as having mold or yeast. 77% had coliform bacteria, which included the dreaded […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Triexta

Triexta is undoubtedly one of the most talked about updates to the carpeting world, and it’s easy to see why. Triexta is a synthetic carpet fiber has some similarities to polyester. It’s been hailed as the successor to nylon and synthetic carpet fibers in general, particularly with its reputation for durability and longevity, paired with its affordability and wide […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Wool

We continue to look at the different carpet fibers and the unique challenges each fiber exhibits. Previously we talked about Nylon and Polyester and today we will discuss Wool. Challenges when cleaning wool come from its alkalinity, not from its pH. The pH of a product is but one aspect of its alkalinity and does […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Nylon

We are will looking at the different carpet fibers, what you need to know about them, and the unique challenges each fiber exhibits. We started with Polyester and today we will discuss Nylon. When cleaning fibers, cleaning technicians must know the type and specifications of the fibers they are working with—and which methods and products will yield […]

Carpet Fiber Cleaning Challenges – Polyester

From day to day and job to job, cleaning challenges change all the time. When cleaning fibers, professional cleaning technicians must know the type and specifications of the fibers they are working with—and which methods and products will yield the best fiber cleaning results. Over the next few weeks, we will look at the different […]

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Cleaning Products for Stained Carpets and Rugs

There are myriad ways to obtain stains on your carpet or area rug. Blueberry stains are some of the most noticeable berry stains. The deep color that blueberries leave behind is hard to miss. The quicker you are able to treat the stain, the better! Lakeshore Cleaning and Restorations works with some great Cleaning Product […]

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Is your Area Rug feeling tired?

We have all been home more these past few months, home schooling, working from home, and cooking a lot more! This may be harder on your area rugs than usual with more constant traffic and lounging watching Netflix. We have become more relaxed as a way to de-stress and perhaps you are eating more away […]

Commonly Asked Questions about Carpet

Why is my new carpet shedding? Loose fibers or balls of fluff found on carpet or in your vacuum cleaner bag is normal with a new carpet. Removing these loose fibers does not affect carpet life or appearance. Most shedding gradually disappears within the first year after installation. What can I do about static? When […]

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