Is my house healthier if I put down hard wood floors vs. carpet?

January 23, 2012

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to install carpet or wood flooring in your home. Cost, noise, cleanliness and health are all important things to think about. Here’s a little guidance that may help you make a decision!

Cost

Costs vary widely in both carpet and wood flooring purchase options. There are a wide variety of different types of carpet (berber, plush, etc.) and an equally wide variety of wood flooring types (hardwood, bamboo, etc.) Your best bet is to try to set a cost ceiling, or aim for the level of quality you prefer. From there, your decision should get easier.

Noise

One thing carpet has over wood flooring is carpet’s ability to dampen noise. Though you can soften the echoes in a house with wood flooring by strategically placing area rugs, you’ll still lose the cozy, plush experience of a well-carpeted room.

Cleanliness

There’s no way around the fact that it’s easier to clean up liquid spills from wood flooring. An improperly treated spill in carpet can lead to unsightly stains, mildew or mold, and bacterial growth. The same spill on wood flooring would simply get wiped up and forgotten.

Here’s where things get tricky, though. One might think that hardwood floor would be better for allergy sufferers, because one could just sweep and mop often, removing possible irritants. However, carpet can actually help to contain allergens and keep them from drifting in the air in your home. Thorough regular professional carpet cleaning can then remove those allergens, leaving your home much more pleasant.

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.


Top 4 Health Reasons to Have Your Carpets Cleaned Regularly

January 12, 2012

We rarely forget how important it is to keep our homes clean. We scour countertops, wash thoroughly, and scrub diligently. Yet we may forget how important it is to have our carpets cleaned regularly.

Here are five reasons to have your carpet cleaned often and professionally, to help you remember!

  1. Dust Mites / Creepy-Crawlies:  Carpet is notorious for harboring pesky creepers like dust mites. Dust mites feed on skin cells that we all shed naturally. Dust mites do not feed directly on humans, and are not known to carry disease, which makes them less frightening than some other bugs. However, they are known to aggravate allergies, which is no fun for anyone. A thorough professional carpet cleaning at least twice per year helps to keep dust mites down, and removes all those shed skin cells and creepy crawlies, too!
  2. Mold / Mildew – We might think that mold and mildew are limited to bathrooms and under the kitchen sink in most households, especially in drier climates. But the fact is, spills, pet accidents, rainy or snowy days, and kids can all contribute to soggy spots in carpet. Even if we blot diligently, moisture can stay deep in carpet and padding, which may lead to mold growth. Not only is it smelly, it can also trigger allergies. Professional, thorough carpet cleaning can help to eradicate mold and mildew.
  3. Bacteria – Dust, pet dander, and the everyday stuff that we track in on our shoes can harbor bacteria. Having your carpets cleaned regularly will cut down on bacteria, which will help you and your family stay healthy.
  4. Indoor Air Health – Pollen, dander, dust and other allergens can build up in your carpet over time, even when you vacuum regularly. Vacuuming alone simply doesn’t clean carpet thoroughly enough. Periodic professional carpet cleaning removes build-up that your vacuum may have missed, and helps to ensure that the air in your home is allergen-free.

Keeping your carpets clean through regular professional carpet cleaning will help keep you, your family, and your carpet healthy!

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.


Why Clean your Upholstery?

December 19, 2011

Having your upholstery professionally cleaned regularly may be even more important than having your carpets cleaned regularly.

Think about it: You probably spend more time close to your upholstery than you do the carpet. That means you shed hair, oil, and skin cells in higher quantities onto your upholstery. Dust mites feed on shed skin cells, and other tiny critters may be attracted to your upholstery as well.

You may be one of millions of Americans that consumes meals and snacks in front of the television. If this is so, then you can add food particles to the growing concoction being slowly ground into your upholstery. Food particles can attract bacteria.

If you have pets, you may be in the habit of vacuuming your upholstery regularly. Vacuuming helps, but may not remove all of what your beloved pet may bring in on its fur and paws.

And if you have children, your upholstery may face spills, stains, and any number of other stressors. Let’s face it: life is sometimes hard on the furniture!

Regular professional upholstery cleaning can keep your upholstery looking great, may extend the life of your furniture, and can help keep your family and home happy and healthy.

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.


Carpet Cleaning for the Holidays

December 5, 2011

It’s the Holiday season once again, and time for deep cleaning before the house is inundated with family and friends!

There is already so much to do to prepare for the holidays. Why not let the pros add the finishing touches to your clean, well-organized, ready-for-celebration home? A professional carpet cleaning could be the difference between a nice-looking holiday home and a spectacular one.

Plus, the overall health of your home is better with clean carpet! The holiday season is often also cold and flu season, and we need all the help we can get staying healthy. A clean carpet is a good step toward ensuring a strong immune system for you and your family during the most wonderful time of the year.

Opening presents under the tree, lounging with a warm holiday drink, or playing games with the whole family can put you closer to your carpet at this time of year than maybe any other time. Make sure it’s spotless and healthy before the holidays!

Premium Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is committed to excellence. We strive to remain experts in our field, and to provide service that is head and shoulders above our competitors.

Visit our website at http://www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com or call us at (970) 482-2350.


Area Rugs are the New Contemporary Flooring Accessory Must-Have

November 8, 2011

In the last several years, modern flooring trends have transitioned from carpeting to contemporary hard flooring alternatives such as decorative concrete, wood, and laminate. Homeowners are going with these options for many reasons, including their versatility, affordability, and the “awe factor” that they can create for the space. However, living in a cold weather climate can create some issues for residents choosing to use these hard flooring options in places where traditional carpeting would be.

In order to overcome these drawbacks, homeowners have purchased and strategically placed area rugs throughout their home’s flooring surfaces, thereby reducing both noise and heating issues.  However, keeping these rugs in their best condition and increasing longevity does not end with regular vacuuming. Like carpeted surfaces, area rugs need to be cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. This will raise rug fibers and allow for deep cleaning of the surface thereby reducing imbedded soils and removing allergens from the area rug. Taking time and budgeting to keep area rugs professionally cleaned will insure the life of the flooring accessory and keep your family comfortable and healthy.

Let the professionals at Premium Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning give you a free estimate today on the care of your area rugs. For more information on the services we offer and how our PremiumPRO can help improve your carpets or furniture with a professional clean, call us at 970-482-2350 or visit us at www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com.

 

 


Area Rugs are the New Contemporary Flooring Accessory Must-Have

November 8, 2011

In the last several years, modern flooring trends have transitioned from carpeting to contemporary hard flooring alternatives such as decorative concrete, wood, and laminate. Homeowners are going with these options for many reasons, including their versatility, affordability, and the “awe factor” that they can create for the space. However, living in a cold weather climate can create some issues for residents choosing to use these hard flooring options in places where traditional carpeting would be.

In order to overcome these drawbacks, homeowners have purchased and strategically placed area rugs throughout their home’s flooring surfaces, thereby reducing both noise and heating issues.  However, keeping these rugs in their best condition and increasing longevity does not end with regular vacuuming. Like carpeted surfaces, area rugs need to be cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. This will raise rug fibers and allow for deep cleaning of the surface thereby reducing imbedded soils and removing allergens from the area rug. Taking time and budgeting to keep area rugs professionally cleaned will insure the life of the flooring accessory and keep your family comfortable and healthy.

Let the professionals at Premium Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning give you a free estimate today on the care of your area rugs. For more information on the services we offer and how our PremiumPRO can help improve your carpets or furniture with a professional clean, call us at 970-482-2350 or visit us at www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com.

 

 


Carpet Restretching, a Cost Effective and Efficient Alternative to Replacement

November 8, 2011

Very soon pumpkins will be lining walkways, leaves will turn shades of brown, red, yellow, and then wreaths will begin to adorn the front doors of countless homes across America. The holiday season, like autumn’s nudge and winter’s push, will soon be upon us. While entertaining friends and family can be a wonderfully fulfilling time of year, it is also inevitably busy and stressful. A portion of the stress can be directly tied to presentation. Not only are hosts and hostesses showcasing their food, family, and hospitality, they are also opening their homes to the scrutiny of friends, family, and acquaintances alike. Thus those minor knicks on furniture and frayed carpet edges become glaring calls to attention, escalating anxiety and dampening holiday spirits.

What is a homeowner to do? Replacing your carpet may not only be out the question due to budgetary constraints, especially during the holiday season, but also not available within the allotted time frame. Besides, replacing flooring is a major household decision, cost, and time commitment.

A very practical alternative to getting your carpeted areas looking like new is restretching. It is not only economical but can also be easily fit into anyone’s busy schedule. Thus, when your carpeted areas begin to look bubbled, worn, or torn, call the professionals at Premium Carpet and Upholstery for a free estimate.

For more information on the services we offer and how our PremiumPRO can help improve your carpets or furniture with a professional clean, call us at 970-482-2350 or visit us at www.premiumcarpetandupholstery.com.