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Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
Removing rust from a carpet There are many products on the market today that are capable of removing rust from a carpet. The problem is whether or not that particular product is safe to use on the fibers in your rug. Rugs consist of fibers such as nylon, nylon 66, polyester, olefin or natural fibers like wool, silk, cotton and jute. These fibers all have a different tolerance for chemicals. Some can be exposed to alkaline some to acids and other can’t tolerate either and should only be exposed...
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Posted by on in Spot Cleaning
 Ink on Upholstery ? This can be a simple stain to get out or it can be the worst possible stain. It all depends upon the amount of ink. Typically there are two main types of ink stains. A line, usually caused by an accidental swiping of a pen across the surface of a fabric. The other type are blots and can be caused from either the dropping of a pen between cushions and left undetected for a period of time. This allows the tip of the pen to come in contact with the fabric and as a result ...
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Posted by on in Carpet Cleaning
Boston Carpet Cleaning Whether it is Boston carpet cleaning you need or Boston upholstery cleaning. We have the knowledge and experience as well as the passion to provide you with the highest level of service in the greater Boston area.  Alec’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning LLC was established in 1970 and provides carpet and upholstery cleaning service to the greater Boston area as well as all of Cape Cod. We provide our services at many of Boston’s most exclusive residences such as Th...
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Posted by on in Stains on Carpets
Characteristics of Carpet Stains   When it comes to stains on carpets, there are typically two types of stains on carpets. There are surface stains and there are deep stains. Surface stains are a results of substances like dirt, grease, sap or other stains related to foot traffic, or small stains resulting from small spills. These stains are usually just on the surface or face yarns of the carpets. Since these stains are surface orientated, they will clean off fairly easy unless they have...
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Posted by on in About Rugs
Cleaning of Wool Carpets When it comes to the cleaning of wool carpets there are many items of concern. Many more than those carpets made of the latest synthetic fibers. The first concern is using cleaners that are safe to use on wool fibers. Most cleaners today are designed to be used on synthetic fibers and are much too strong for wool. To strong means that the ph level is to high and it can cause a chemical burn on natural fibers. Some people think if the cleaners are too strong, they can j...
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