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Vacuum Cleaning Importance to Health

Lets talk about vacuum cleaning and its importance to your health.

It’s loud. It’s time consuming. The dog goes nuts and the baby cries at the noise. We either love or hate our vacuum cleaners. But it’s not just about making the house look clean — there are plenty of unseen “nasties” that vacuuming can reduce or get rid of that sweeping with a broom just won’t get.

Consider some of the pros of dragging that thing out of your laundry/spare room/linen press:Read More

Doing Your Own Carpet Cleaning?

Most carpets are stain-resistant, meaning that the manufacturer has treated them to reduce staining.

However, no carpet is stain-proof. Over time, the carpet’s fibers trap dirt, oils and bacteria, which can discolor the material and cause unpleasant odors and stains.

Use a few tips, tricks and secrets to steam clean your carpets, as needed, and then keep them cleaner longer with some simple suggestions for the whole family.

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Guidance for Selecting the Right Area Rug

Guidance for Selecting the Right Area Rug
(and if you want to clean them give it to the experts at www.classiccareservices.ca in Nanaimo BC)

want to clean them give it to the experts at www.classiccareservices.ca in Nanaimo BC
want to clean them give it to the experts at www.classiccareservices.ca in Nanaimo BC

 

 

 

Area rugs provide several benefits to one’s home; they offer the perfect amount of colour, warmth, and design to just about any room you place one. On hard-wood floors, an area rug looks particularly charming, creating a multi-layered appearance that is quite stylish!
The key to locating the perfect area rug for your home, is selecting one of the correct size. Ensure you take the proper measurements prior to shopping for your area rug, or ask a professional for guidance. Once you are sure of the proper measurements, use the below as helpful considerations during your search for the ideal area rug:

Size;
your area rug should be based around the size of your room. Typically an area rug that is 5’x8’ works well for small bedrooms or home offices, as well as under a coffee table in your living room. For larger spaces such as a master bedroom, or dining room, you’ll want to consider an area rug that is roughly 8’x10’ or larger.

Place;
If you are shopping for an area rug to place under your coffee table, select one that will fit properly underneath all four legs of the table. For aesthetic appeal and to get the most out of your area rug, it should be about the same width and length as your furniture in the given space. You’ll want to either leave even space between the furniture and area rug, or place the front legs of the table/chair on the rug with the furniture coasters under the back legs to line up with the height.

Colour;
This will depend on your unique tastes, as well as what you want the area rug to provide for your room. If you’re looking to open up a room to feel and look more spacious, it’s best to select a light hue. Dark colours or busy patterns tend to make a small room appear even more crowded than it already is. You can’t go wrong if you have a fabric swatch (or two) with you while you’re shopping for your area rug. Never be afraid to mix larger prints with smaller prints in a room. If they are in the same colour palette, it can contribute to a more interesting and fun look! You can significantly boost your décor with the right area rug.

Design;
Several people are under the impression that they must consider the colour of the walls before completing the design of a room; however, many designers will actually state the opposite, explaining that walls are the last thing to worry about. An empty room can be designed effectively around an area rug. Refer to the colours in the area rug to establish the tone for furniture, draperies and wall paint colors. If you’ve chosen a patterned area rug with a distinct background hue, you may wish to choose that background shade for your wall colour. Next, consider a more subtle colour in your area rug to use as an accent shade for throw pillows and other accessories.
Area rugs can indeed be the final touch your room needs to feel “completed”. So where will you put your next area rug? Will you go with a plain hue or patterned one? From generic area rugs, Persian rugs, Oriental rugs, Turkish rugs, to braided rugs, we clean them all at Classic care carpet and upholstery cleaning 250 7564109.

Cleaning Tips to Avoid Mold

Why Something Seemingly Harmless Could Be Damaging Your Health

There could be something lurking in your home that is actually making you ill – and you wouldn’t even know about it.

It can lurk anywhere – including bathrooms and kitchens, especially under sinks – particularly leaky ones.

Behind or under appliances that hide slow plumbing leaks (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.)

Roof leaks, around windows where condensation collects, high humidity areas of your home, and even fabrics and carpets – through leaks or through bad/cheap cleaning, caused by over wetting.

We are of course talking about mold, and in this article we are going to focus on bad cleaning.

Mold Buildup Is Harmful to Your Health

Mold is very serious,  it’s not just harmless black spots.

Mold can cause:

  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headache, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and visual disturbances
  • Immune system disturbances and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath and more.

How Fungi Grow in Your Home

Fungi grow by releasing reproductive cells (spores) into the air, just as plants reproduce by spreading seeds.

The airborne spores are invisible to the naked eye, which is a major reason mold is such a problem.

It is not uncommon to find hundreds or even thousands of mold spores per cubic foot of indoor air.

Mold is a type of fungus, as are mushrooms and yeast. There are thousands of  types of fungi  and of these, scientists have identified more than 1,000 types of mold growing inside houses.

Some mold compounds are volatile and released directly into the air, known as microbial volatile organic compounds.

Fragments of the cell walls of molds can also be inhaled and cause inflammatory respiratory reactions, including a flu-like illness called Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome.

How to Avoid Mold Issues

Having damp in your home is not good for you!

If you have had a bad experience with a cleaner – using cheap, weak equipment, thus leaving your carpets too wet – often for days on end, then next time make sure that they really do have the most powerful cleaning system available.

This way you should never get a serious mold problem – possibly giving you health issues.

If the equipment is NOT the most powerful, then it simply cannot extractHappy New Year 2018 Images as much moisture possible, a simple fact.

For carpet, upholstery, or cleaning tips, please give us a call.

Tips to keep your carpets and area rugs clean

Tips to keep your carpets and area rugs clean!!
Classic Care Carpet Cleaning, in Nanaimo for over 20 years, is here with some carpet cleaning tips for your home’s carpets this spring.

Keeping carpets clean is an easy way to add to the overall appearance of your home and these tips will help you keep carpet fresh, clean and lasting.

The following tips cover the different aspects of how to keep you carpet looking great all year.
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Spring Cleaning and Carpets?

Spring Cleaning ?
Do it yourself Carpet Cleaning versus the Pro.

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Having your living room or bedroom flooring – carpets or/and upholstery cleaned is a chore that usually falls into the same category as spring cleaning: not very fun to do, but necessary, and should occur with approximately the same level of frequency. Most carpet owners, however, will only have their carpets cleaned once every year (and some not even that).Read More