pet friendly flooring pros and cons

Pet Friendly Flooring Options: Pros and Cons

Pets are like family, but we don’t want them ruining our floors. (Come to think of it, we don’t want our human family ruining our floors, either!) There are plenty of things for pet owners to consider when it comes to the flooring in their home. How scratch- and damage-resistant is it? Will pets slip and slide? Will it be …

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5 Ways to Take Care of Hardwood Floors

Real hardwood floors are a gem in the housing world. Most people love them, and with good reason. They’re incredibly beautiful and extremely durable, often lasting well over 50 years! But they’re not immune to damage, and their well-being is up to the homeowner. If you have or are considering hardwood, consider these tips to get the most life out …

How to Properly Test Fabric & Furniture Cleaner

If you ever find yourself researching how to clean fabric or furniture, or if you’re reading the directions on a new cleaning product, there’s usually an admonition to first test the cleaner to make sure it doesn’t discolor or damage the material. Sounds simple enough, but how do you properly test the cleaner without the running the risk of damaging …

4 Common Upholstery Cleaning Myths

Just like the myth that you can get warts from toads or that brown-colored eggs are somehow healthier for you than white ones, some myths need to be debunked. The same is true when it comes to cleaning upholstery! Common upholstery problems include textile distortion, cellulose browning, and color bleeding or fading, and when it comes to these common issues …

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6 Quick Ways to Remove Pet Hair in Your Home

We’ve previously addressed the common concern of homeowners and pet lovers alike: how to get pet stains and odors our of fabric and carpet. But another common problem also plagues pet-friendly families, and that’s the issue of pet hair. Pet fur can wind up any and everywhere, and in places you wouldn’t even expect. Vacuuming is great, especially if you …

cleaning carpet with enzymes

How to Clean Carpet Using Enzymes

Cleaning is a part of most households’ daily routine to some degree. A utility room, cleaning cabinet, or under-the-sink spot for cleaning supplies can usually be found in most living spaces. Most average households have a small collection of commercial cleaning products, and these are fine for everyday cleaning. Sometimes, you’ll need more specific products for truly thorough cleaning. This …

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How to Prevent Water Damage this Winter

While maybe not according to the calendar, it sure feels like winter’s arrived! With all the great things that winter brings to our homes and families, one thing is certain: winter water damage can be the worst. Here are precautions your family can take in insuring that your house doesn’t fall victim. Inspect Your Roof & Gutters. No one wants …

pros and cons of bamboo flooring

Pros & Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Here on the blog, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of vinyl, laminate, engineered hardwood, and carpet flooring options. One we haven’t talked about is bamboo flooring…until now! According to Cleanfax, the global sales of bamboo flooring in 2016 was at $1.13 billion. Yes, billion. It’s a growing choice among home owners, buyers, and builders. So what are the reasons …

Some outdoor furniture that needs care because they've been snowed on

Winter Care for Outdoor Furniture

We often think of winterizing our lawns and homes, but rarely do we consider winterizing our furniture. While most people know that outdoor furniture is not made for every season under the sun. Some may not always know how to properly winterize their outdoor furniture – especially if you have limited space! And just because a patio or deck is …