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Causes of House Dust Buildup Nobody enjoys dusting, but it’s part of keeping our homes clean and sanitary. Dust can contain allergens, dust mites and toxins that nobody wants in their home. Many Loudoun County residents say their homes seem to get especially dusty in the...

How To Remove Old Carpet Stains We all know the best time to remove carpet stains is the minute they happen. That isn’t always possible in real life. It’s also not helpful if you’ve moved into a house with an existing carpet. How do you get those...

Are Mold and Mildew the Same Thing? Mold and mildew create musty smells and introduce unwanted bacteria into your home. We often use these two words together, but do they mean the same thing? Here’s what you need to know about these intruders. What Is Mold? A mold...

Pick the Right Padding for Your Carpet You choose carpet carefully, paying attention to fiber types, loop styles and other factors that make a good carpet. Do you spend the same amount of time thinking about your padding? Padding keeps your home comfortable, protects your flooring and...

How Often Should You Vacuum Carpets? Vacuuming doesn't rank high on most people's favorite activities, but it's the best thing you can do to keep your carpets and area rugs looking their best. Most carpet manufacturers recommend vacuuming your carpet at least once a week and vacuuming...

Cleaning Water Stains From Your Carpet You work hard to keep your carpets clean, but despite your best efforts, spills can happen. Water might seem harmless enough, but water stains often turn an ugly brown color. That's caused by dirt in the carpet fibers coming to...

Carpet Is Great for Insulation Nothing makes a home feel as cozy and comfortable as carpeting. It's not just a feeling. Studies have found that carpet provides excellent insulation for your home. Taking care of your carpet will make your house feel better and help you...

5 Steps to Cleaning Upholstered Furniture Is your upholstery looking a little dingy? If your armchairs, couch and other upholstered furniture pieces are stained and smelly, you can freshen them up with some DIY spring cleaning. If you need deeper cleaning, remember that Carpet Keepers provides...

What's Causing Those Carpet Ripples? If you look across your carpet and see amber waves of fiber, you know something's wrong. What's causing all those ripples and waves in your wall-to-wall carpet, and what can you do to fix it? Read on to learn more. It Wasn't...