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Cleaning, furniture care

  1. Should I hire a carpet cleaner?

    If you've been holding holiday events all December, the unsung MVP of your home may be your carpets! They've endured large amounts of traffic, not to mention the salt or melted snow visitors may be tracking into your house. Now is an excellent time to take stock of your carpet and consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner.


    Cleaning your carpet carries more than just aesthetic benefits. The American Lung Association says that dust accumulation ...
  2. What's the best way to clean hardwood flooring?

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ID:	10254Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any room and can really boost home value.

    Installing hardwood flooring can also be a big investment, so proper care and maintenance - including cleaning - are important.

    Laminate flooring is a bit more durable, but using the wrong cleaning supplies on hardwood can damage the wood and cause it to warp or even crack. So, here are some cleaning tips to help you safely care for your hardwood floor. ...
  3. How to remove dried blood from carpet

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ID:	10014How to remove dried blood from carpet?

    It's always best to deal with a blood stain before it has a chance to dry. Many times, all you have to do is dab the area with a clean cloth and cold water.

    However, when blood dries, it binds to carpet fibers. If it sits awhile, it can become more deeply embedded by foot traffic.

    Still, there are techniques you can try that may work to remove dried blood. The first step, say pros, is to brush ...