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germs and bacteria in your home

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 colour that blueberries leave behind is hard to miss.  Lakeshore Cleaning and Restorations works with some excellent Cleaning Product Companies that can handle pretty much anything that gets in carpets, area rugs, and other […]

germs and bacteria in your home

Is your Area Rug feeling tired?

We have all been home more these past few months, homeschooling, working from home, and cooking a lot more! More people at home equates to more daily traffic on your area rug. We have become more relaxed, and perhaps you are eating away from the table, and your rugs are feeling it! We treat your area […]

Commonly Asked Questions about Carpet

Why is my new carpet shedding? If you are finding little fluff balls on your carpet or in the vacuum, this is normal with a new carpet. It usually happens when the carpet is new and will disappear in the first year as the carpet settles in.  Can I do anything about static? Static happens […]

How to Clean Puppy Pee from a Carpet

Dog is a man’s best friend until they pee on the carpet.  You may be potty training your puppy, or perhaps your dog was alone for a long period of time, at some point you will most likely experience a dog pee accident and, most likely, it will be on the carpet. Here are some tips […]

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How To Clean Vomit out of Carpet

With the flu season here and parties on the go, you may have a few surprises that a few cleaning tricks will help you with. Cleaning vomit from your carpet is not a fun thing to do. The next time your toddler has an upset stomach, your dog eats something gross, or a party gets […]

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