- THE MAGAZINE
Articles by Jeff Bishop
Fleas brought in by pets - particularly multiple pets - can be a major problem when they transfer from the animal to other fleecy materials, such as carpet and upholstery, and then lay their eggs and multiply.
Increasingly, home and business owners are expressing their desire to live in a more sanitary environment. Inquiries abound about the need to treat carpet with antimicrobials, disinfectants and sanitizers. But is that a practical idea?
Upholstery cleaning codes actually originated as colorfastness codes. They were designed to give consumers and cleaners some idea about which fabrics and dye systems would withstand exposure to water and which ones could not.
I define an “expert” as one who masters the details of her or his profession. And part of that expertise includes keeping up with changes in their industry.
Homeowners have several misconceptions relating to smoke odor in clothing and other household fabrics. First, they believe that closed closet doors or closed drawers provide protection against smoke residue and odor in a moderate-to-heavy smoke damage situation. That simply is not true.
Carpet repairs are a major issue for consumers, and for inspection and cleaning professionals, since many become apparent over time or even during the cleaning process.
Every year, we get calls from cleaners or consumers wanting to know what to do about mothballs or flakes that were used in excess.