Types of Carpet Fibers

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Home Improvement |

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The type of carpet to choose for your home is a very hard decision. You need to consider style and color and of course the cost of the carpet and installation. You also want to learn how durable the carpet is and how easy it is to clean and maintain.

All of these factors are based on the fiber the carpet is made of. Today’s post will explain each type of carpet fiber and the pros and cons of each:

NYLON CARPET

The most popular type of carpet for home’s in 2017 is nylon carpet. There are several reasons why homeowners in Valencia love nylon. Nylon is the most versatile carpet fiber available for purchase in your home. That is because nylon is both soft and stylish which means it is suitable for all of the different rooms in your home due to both its texture and style.

Another benefit of nylon carpet is that it is one of the most durable and resilient carpet fibers available. This means the carpet can withstand a lot of foot traffic and wear and tear before it starts to show signs of fading, discoloration or dirtiness. The fiber itself isn’t naturally stain-resistant but it is often manufactured with a stain-guard to repel liquid and solid stains.

Routine vacuuming and a yearly carpet cleaning appointment from Healthy Choice Chem-Dry for deep cleaning should be enough to maintain nylon carpet for well over 10 years and the cost is relatively affordable when compared to natural carpet fibers such as wool.

TRIEXTA CARPET

Triexta is a hybrid of polyester and nylon. Triexta is a synthetic carpet fiber that offers the stain-resistance of polyester and the durability of nylon. This type of carpet fiber is also very soft and features luxurious textures. You will come to find that triexta is often slightly more expensive than nylon but overall still a good value due to the fact the carpet should last in your home for 10 years or more.

POLYESTER CARPET

Polyester carpet is the cheapest of all carpet fibers. The benefits of polyester include its striking colors and its natural stain-resistance but unfortunately it is not very durable. You might save money in the initial purchase and installation of polyester carpet but you also might need to replace it sooner as it will wear down fast from traffic and dirt. We recommend installing polyester carpet in bedrooms and rooms that do not receive as much traffic. Do not install polyester in hallways or entryways of your home.

POLYPROPYLENE CARPET

The best type of carpet fiber for stain-resistance and resistance to fading and discoloration is polypropylene. We recommend polypropylene for rooms with a lot of sunlight or rooms like a dining room where there isn’t a lot of direct traffic but there could be a chance for liquid stains.

NATURAL CARPET

Types of natural carpet fibers include wool, jute, sisal and sea grass. Natural fibers are eco-friendly and sustainable and often beautiful. However, natural fibers are the most expensive and have no stain-resistant properties. You will want to be very careful with a natural carpet and want to vacuum and schedule carpet cleaning often to ensure it maintains its beauty and resiliency.

You can see there are several types of carpet fibers to choose from. We are partial to nylon carpet as it provides the best combination of style, durability and affordability and can last 10 years or more if cared for properly.

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How to Find a Good House Cleaner

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Home Improvement |

Finding a good house cleaning service can be quite challenging due to the multiple choices available out there. You just don’t know the right cleaning service or individual to trust with your house. On the other hand, we both know that hiring a house cleaning service is no longer an option today. It’s not even a luxury. It has become one of those necessities every homeowner needs every other day.

There are many companies offering house cleaning services. It’s not easy to find the right cleaning service especially with the increased number of house cleaning companies that end up scamming people. Furthermore, you’re getting a complete stranger to come into your house including your private areas of your home. Here are some guidelines to help you find the right house cleaner for the job.

Is the House Cleaning Company Bonded and Insured?

A professional cleaning service company should have a liability insurance and bond for your peace of mind. This will protect you in case of any damage of property or if anything gets lost within your home. That means you’ll have nothing to worry about as far as the security of your belongings is concerned. It’s also important for you to inform the house cleaner about anything in your home that may need attention during the cleaning service.

How long have they been in Business?

It’s not recommended to work with a brand-new cleaning company. Ask them about their experience in home cleaning business and the period within which they have been around. You may also consider finding out how long their cleaning staff have been with the company. A reputable cleaning service conducts background checks on their staff members. These are fundamental things to consider as they will ensure your safety and that of your home. Don’t forget you’re allowing strangers into your home.

Find out how they set their rates

Whether they charge for every project or have an hourly rate, ask the cleaning service how they set their rates. They should provide you with an estimate especially the time needed to clean your home. Consider putting a cap or rather limiting the duration within which the cleaners should be in your home. This will help you save money and avoid unwanted costs.

Do they carry worker’s compensation?

As the homeowner, you shouldn’t be liable in case of any accident and injury to one of their employees. To stay safe, hire a company that provides their cleaners with worker’s compensation.

Do they bring cleaning equipment and supplies?

First of all, make sure you understand the difference between environmentally friendly and the conventional cleaning products. You should be able to distinguish the two beforehand. There are cleaning companies that only bring cleaning equipment while the homeowner is expected to provide cleaning supplies. Others will bring both. Find out in advance so that you can plan well.

What Services are included?

Finding out the different services included in the company’s visit will help you plan accordingly. It’s also important that you also inform the cleaning service about the things you want to take care of during the cleaning service. If you only want them to take care of window-washing, floor scrubbing or any other area, inform then so that you’re given the right costing for the service.

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