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Spring cleaning? Don’t forget your soft surfaces

For many, a spring cleaning to-do list usually includes things like deep cleaning in the bathroom and kitchen. These are the tasks that easily come to mind, partly because it’s usually quite visible as you walk around the home that it’s time to give these areas a good scrub. It’s no surprise why an attic or garage are the go-to places for stacks of random objects that go untouched for years– out of sight, out mind!

Another reason kitchens and bathrooms tend to get attention is because they are so frequently used. They come into contact with humans, pets, water, food, dirt and dust just to name a few. So deep cleaning should be done on a regular basis, not only for sanitary reasons but for health reasons as well. If not cleaned well, hard surfaces can easily attract mold and mildew that can cause all kinds of issues.

But what is often neglected are the areas of your home that are used even more frequently than the bathroom and kitchen and come into contact with the same exact things. The only difference? You can’t always see when these areas are dirty.

The areas in question are the soft surfaces of your home. Soft surfaces include things you can’t easily throw in the washer like carpet, rugs, drapes, and upholstered furniture. These surfaces can get just as dirty as the hard surfaces but are often overlooked because it’s difficult to tell when they’re in need of cleaning. And often if you can see that they need cleaning, the dirt, dust, dust, and allergens have already been affecting your home.

It’s likely that you’ve had your carpets or rugs cleaned before, but many people don’t get cleanings as often as they should. It’s recommended that you have your carpet professionally cleaned every 6-18 months. If you have many people living in your home and/or pets, you should probably go with the shorter end of that frame. Rugs can go a bit longer, possibly a few years between cleanings. Master Cleaners also offers rug cleaning in our state-of-the-art plant, allowing you to conveniently drop off and pick up without having to schedule an appointment in your home.

A word of caution when you look for carpet and rug cleaning services: While it may be tempting to hire a discount carpet cleaning service to clean your carpets and rugs, be aware of the risk that entails. More than 30% of the jobs we do at Master Cleaners are fixing mistakes from cleaners who did not use the right equipment, cleaning materials, or proper techniques. So saving a few dollars up front can cost you big time in the end.

A lesser known fact is that you can also get your upholstery and drapes cleaned the same way your carpet is cleaned. It may be tempting to just spray some fabric freshener on these items and call it a day, or only spot-clean as it is needed. But upholstered furniture can hold similar unpleasant things as your carpet does, like dust mites, allergens and other bacteria. It’s safe to say if you get your carpet cleaned, you should do the same for furniture and the other soft surfaces in your home.

So start this spring off right by giving everything in your home a cleaning – both the hard surfaces and the soft ones!

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Protecting the Investment INSIDE Your Home: Maintaining Carpet & Rugs

Imagine you spend thousands of dollars on a product that you use every single day. It’s a no-brainer to maintain it, right? The first thing that might come to mind is a car or computer.  But what you may not immediately realize is that the rugs and carpeting in your home are used just as (and perhaps more frequently) as your car or computer.

We change the oil in our cars and protect our computers with virus software and device insurance. We even routinely maintain other systems in the home, like changing the filter for our furnace or getting our A/C checked.  This is just part of the homeowner checklist to protect a costly investment that would be a hassle to replace. And it’s widely known that routine maintenance pays off in the long run when it comes to items of value.

These same principles apply to the carpeting and rugs in your home. Yet many people are not taking the proper steps to maintain this investment and ensure it lasts as long as possible. Just like car tune-ups, maintenance will extend the life of your carpeting and rugs. In fact, having your carpet and rugs professionally cleaned regularly can significantly improve the likelihood of them lasting. And it doesn’t take complicated math to realize that the more frequently you have to replace something, the more it costs you.

Why should I maintain my carpet and rugs?

Carpet, if well maintained, can last 15-20 years or more, and high-quality rugs can last hundreds of years.  In many cases, homeowners go through a long process of choosing just the right carpet and rugs. They factor in budget, the style of the décor, their lifestyle, and the feel and look of the fibers. After all this time, effort, and money is spent to create the perfect look for the home, it makes sense to take the same care in keeping it up.

Another factor to consider is the warranty on the carpet. If something goes wrong, you may have to show that you have held up your end of the deal by following the terms of the warranty and taking care of the carpet as instructed. So not only will proper maintenance help keep your carpet looking good, but it will also provide peace of mind in case something happens that would cause your warranty to kick in.

Frequency of Maintenance

So how often should you get your carpet cleaned? Typically you should consider a cleaning every 6-18 months, and the exact time frame depends on your lifestyle. If you have a full house and/or pets, you probably want to go with the 6-12 month range. For rugs, the general guidelines for cleaning are between 1 and 10 years. Your best bet is to go with a professional cleaning service that will assess the situation and provide you with reminders to help you schedule cleanings at the proper intervals.

Another advantage of using a professional cleaning service is that they’ll often help you in between these routine cleanings if you are in need of emergency spot-cleaning. At Master Cleaners, service is our top priority, so we want to make sure you’re feeling confident and proud of your carpet and rugs and that they are in tip-top shape at all times.

So consider getting your carpet and rugs on a routine maintenance schedule the same way you do for your car. It may cost you some throughout the years, but in the end,  it could mean big savings if you can prolong the life of these assets.

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The Surprising Way to Boost Your Family’s Health This Year (Hint: Look down!)

Eating right, exercising, seeing the doctor… these are the things that immediately come to mind when it comes to taking care of your health. If you’re particularly health conscious, you may even think about toxins and other harmful things in the food you eat and the products you use.  But what is often forgotten is the air around you. Not just outside, but the air where you spend much of your time – your home.

Typically, air filters, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers are the go-to methods for addressing the air quality inside of your home. However, many homeowners fail to do one thing when considering home air quality: look down! The floors are a big contributor to the overall health of your home and the people in it.

For the most part, we buy carpet and rugs for their visual appeal, and perhaps the comfort or noise reduction aspect. But what you may not know is that they also act as filters. Allergens, dust, and potentially harmful germs and bacteria enter your home through open windows and dirt and debris that’s tracked in from outside. These particles settle into the fibers and affect the quality of your indoor air.

At first blush, it sounds like having a rug or carpeting might not be the best idea. But, if you treat them right, homes with carpets and rugs can have very healthy indoor air. In fact, many studies show that those with allergies report improvements in their symptoms after installing carpet. Instead of allergens circulating in the air, they’re able to be thoroughly vacuumed up and removed via deep cleaning.

The key to keeping your indoor air quality as high as possible is maintenance. Much like a filter, whatever is captured must be removed. While vacuuming can help remove some of these particles, much of it is deep below the surface and not visible to the naked eye. In fact, if your rug or carpet is visibly dirty, it’s quite possible the particles have already been affecting your indoor air quality. So what can you do?

Get professional deep cleanings 

Your carpet and rugs should be cleaned professionally approximately once per year, depending on the usage (6-18 months).  This process extracts deeply embedded dirt and particles that regular vacuuming can’t reach (learn more about the process here). When seeking out a professional cleaning service, be sure to ask questions about their process and experience and check customer reviews. Many times discount cleaners are not using the proper equipment and process, which means the cleaning is not effective and can even damage your carpet and rugs.

Vacuum consistently

Vacuuming alone isn’t enough to keep your carpets and rugs pristine, but it will help tremendously between deep cleanings. Be sure you have a high-quality vacuum and are using proper technique. High traffic areas should be vacuumed at least a few times a week and areas that aren’t as used should be vacuumed once per week.

Limit dirt entering your home whenever possible

If you already ask visitors to take off their shoes before entering your home, pat yourself on the back! Not only does this cut down on stains, but it will also help prevent some of dirt and grime from lodging into your carpet and rugs. A doormat is the next best option, and being mindful of children and pets is also important. They may be cute, but they can sometimes track in some unpleasant things.

Don’t forget other soft surfaces

Your upholstered furniture and draperies can also build up microscopic allergens quickly and need to be cleaned regularly. The good news? These can also be deep cleaned similarly to how your carpets and rugs are cleaned.

Keeping your indoor air quality as high as possible doesn’t take much extra effort. Scheduling professional cleanings (here at Master Cleaners we remind clients when it’s time to get soft surfaces cleaned), vacuuming regularly and practicing some prevention can make a big difference. Here’s to your health!

Low-Priced Oriental Rug Cleaners in Santa Rosa

Low-Priced Oriental Rug Cleaning Business Santa Rosa

Rugs are an excellent way to add warmth and texture to your home. They can also be delicate and require specific care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. That’s why it’s important that if you have oriental rugs at home, you get them cleaned by a professional rug cleaning service such as Master Cleaners in Santa Rosa. We have more than twenty years’ worth of experience and offer fast turnaround times.

A range of different cleaning services for oriental rugs.

Master Cleaners is a Santa Rosa-based rug cleaning service that offers a range of different cleaning services for all kinds of rugs. We use the best tools and products to ensure that your rugs are cleaned properly.

Rugs can be delicate and require specific care and maintenance to keep them looking their best

Oriental rugs are an excellent choice for adding warmth and texture to a room in your home. They can also be delicate and require special care to keep them looking their best.

Oriental rugs are made of many different materials, including silk, wool, cotton, synthetic fibers and more. Each type of material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Rugs made from silk or wool will not last as long as those made from synthetic fibers. However they will retain their color better over time because they do not absorb dirt like other types of rugs. Rugs that have been woven with a high thread count are considered higher quality than those with lower thread counts, and may cost more.

For oriental rug owners in the Bay Area, Master Cleaners is the place to go!

If you live in the Bay Area, then Master Cleaners is the place to go for your oriental rug cleaning needs. Established more than twenty years ago and with a reputation for quality service, Master Cleaners has built its business on providing fast turnaround times and great value. With a range of services including upholstery cleaning and carpet repair/restoration, Master Cleaners has something to offer both residential customers and commercial clients alike.

If you live in the Bay Area and are looking to have your rugs professionally cleaned, call on Master Cleaners.

Low-Priced Persian Rug Cleaners in Santa Rosa

Low-Priced Persian Rug Cleaners in Santa Rosa

If you have antique rugs that need special care and attention, we are ready to help with our Persian rug cleaning services. We have been providing quality workmanship and excellent customer service for over 50 years; our goal is to ensure that every rug is treated like royalty.

Master Cleaners Offers Persian Rug Cleaning Services in Santa Rosa

Our professional cleaners will bring your rugs back to life with our wide range of cleaning techniques, including:

  • Dry-cleaning
  • Spot removal
  • Rug shampooing

Our services come at an affordable price and they are guaranteed effective. If you are interested in learning more about our Persian rug cleaning prices or the process we use, please contact us today!

Our Antique Rug Cleaning Services

An antique rug is a piece of art that has been passed down from generation to generation. They are usually valued for their ornate patterns and vibrant colors. However, as time passes, dust particles get trapped in the fibers and can damage them over time.

The first step in our process is remove any dirt particles lying on top of the surface without damaging the delicate fabric or foundation (if you have one). The next step is applying a solution made specifically for cleaning antique rugs based on their material type (wool, silk etc.). Once this has been applied evenly across every square inch we allow it sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing each individual fiber until no stains remain. Then we dry off off excess liquid with an absorbent cloth rag. This process may take up about two hours per square yard depending on how dirty the rug is.

Common Types of Antique Rugs

  • Persian Rugs. One of the most popular types, Persian rugs are characteristically woven to have a soft, flat pile rather than a fluffy one. Their colors tend toward earth tones like gold and tan with splashes of red, blue or green.
  • Oriental Rugs. Oriental rugs are not only beautiful but also durable as they’re made with extra thick weaves that can tolerate heavy foot traffic.
  • Turkish Rugs. Turkish rugs come in all shapes and sizes—from small accent pieces to bold wall-covering styles. These handmade beauties add a touch of class to just about any room in your home!

How to Maintain an Antique Rug

  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Use a rug pad to prevent slippage.
  • Dust with a soft brush and steam clean regularly to keep your antique Persian rug looking its best.
  • Clean stains immediately. Never let stains fester, as they can damage the fibers of your rug and cause permanent discoloration.
  • Keep rugs away from pets, children and other hazards that might damage them.

If you have antique rugs that need special care, call Master Cleaners.

If you have antique rugs that need special care, call Master Cleaners. We are a family-owned business and have been in business for over 30 years. We are licensed and insured, so you can rest assured knowing that your rug is in good hands. We can clean rugs of all types and sizes.

Master Cleaners has been cleaning rugs in Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas since the late 1980s. We specialize in antique rug cleaning, which requires a great deal of care and attention to detail. Our technicians take time to clean each piece with care. We also use eco-friendly products when possible, so you can feel good about your decision to hire us for your rugs’ needs!