Thirty-Five Years in Business

Fabric Protection and Cleaning

When I was 30 years old I started FiberCare Inc., not because I always wanted to be in business but because I didn’t want to teach, I didn’t want to look for a job, and I loved the fabric protection and service business.

Here it is 35 years later and we are still going strong with a high end cleaning business added on.

I could toot my own horn saying most businesses fail in the early years, or even brag that even with a Master’s degree I had never had a business class. I didn’t even know which was net and which was gross, to my Father’s chagrin. So, what was the secret to creating a long lasting business?

The first thing is obvious, hard work. I worked hard during the week and spent the weekends doing paperwork with no computer just a calculator and a few friends doing secretarial duties.

The second thing, was customer service, I offer/ offered a terrific product and caring for my customer was always most important. The third thing was integrity.

I learned quickly that everyday in business is an integrity test. Would I give this designer a bigger referral fee just because my competitor would? Would I give this customer a discount because they were trying to intimidate me by losing a big job if I didn’t ? Would I allow a furniture store to use my company’s good name (FiberCare) but charge inflated prices?

These morality questions weighed hard on me the first months in business, I didn’t like it that everyday I had to deal with these emotional dilemmas. So I made a decision. Integrity is black and white, just like the truth. I would ALWAYS take the high road, my company would always have integrity. I would not be intimidated by the very rich, I would not have my arm twisted by the powerful furniture stores and I will not be threatened by fear or blackmailed by what someone will write on the Internet.

So, thank you to my clients, my designers, my friends, my trusted employees and Patrick, who have all contributed to 35 great years of taking excellent care of your fine furnishings. I have a computer now, I don’t work all weekend anymore but integrity, that hasn’t changed. It’s still black and white.

Sincerely,
Joan Friedman

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Clean, Wash and Dry Curtains

Cleaning Living Room Curtains

Step-by-Step Guide : How to Clean, Wash and Dry Curtains

You can get a lot of the dirt and dust off the surface of your curtains by dusting or vacuuming them every week as part of your general household cleaning.

Handheld steam cleaners are now widely available and inexpensive enough to be purchased for home use.

Machine washable curtains are the easiest and least expensive to clean. There are some tricks to getting the best results.

Always dry your curtains on a gentle cycle (tumble dry is best) with low or no heat.

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Quick Clean Your Curtains In 10 Minutes

This is a simple way to clean your curtains without the frustration of having to use the washer, dryer, and ironing board. Just use your dryer and a wet towel to get your curtains looking so clean that they seem like they came from the dry cleaner.

 

FiberCare Dallas Fabric Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning and Protection Services

With over 30 years in the industry working closely with interior designers and homeowners, we have developed a reputation as the premier company to contact when they have a furnishing they have invested in and want…

Professional cleaning and treatment of your home’s fine furnishings and draperies with care and precision.

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Cleaning Curtains - Professional Cleaning

We are Fiber Care and The Cleaning Company.

Cleaning Linen Drapes Stained with Water and Clean Linen Draperies Stained with Urine

Cleaning Linen Draperies

Linen Draperies With Water Stains – Before

Cleaning Water Stained Drapes

Linen Draperies With Water Stains – After

Cleaning Drapes Stained With Water

Cleaning linen drapes with blue trim stained with urine. Before and after pictures…

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Cleaning Linen Drapes

After

Clean Linen Drapes with Blue Trim

FiberCare can be applied to all fibers, new and old, even those that have been temporarily protected with mill level finishes such as Scotchguard or Teflon. FiberCare protects against both oil- base and water- base stains.

FiberCare Dallas Fabric Upholstery and Drapery Cleaning and Protection Services

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FiberCare Dallas – Customer Review

Bedroom Designer - Bed Cleaning and Protection

Thank you for being so responsive to our request to have the bed steamed at Curtis on Monday.

The guys who worked on it did an excellent job.

After the bed was delivered, the designer reported back to us that it looked “amazing”.

Please relay our thanks and appreciation to them. They saved the day for us.

– Diane Wood

Carpet Cleaning Tips and Caring For Your Area Rugs In Your Home

Carpet and Rug Cleaning

Cleaning Your Carpet

To keep carpets looking nice, Paul Iskyan, owner of Rug Renovating, suggests taking off your shoes when you get home – but leave your socks on because walking around in bare feet leaves natural oils that attract dirt.

Try to vacuum every day and use a top-load vacuum, so the dirt falls inward, and HEPA filters. Change the filters often, so you don’t blow pollutants back into the air.

For less-trafficked areas, you can get away with cleaning the carpets once or twice a year, and every 18 months for a bedroom. For higher-traffic areas, the most often you’d need to bring in professionals would be three or four times a year, although once you see that your carpet’s dirty, you probably should have it cleaned for health reasons.

Did you know that one of the best ways to maintain your carpets is to prevent dirt and debris from collecting in them? One of the easiest ways to prevent the amount of dirt and debris that collects on your carpets is to take your shoes off before walking on your carpet. Vacuuming your carpets at least once a week is a great way to keep your carpets looking and smelling fresh.

If you have pets and are getting new carpeting, ask the retailer or installer to use a carpet pad that has been treated to fight pet odors, in the event of an accident.

To ensure you have the most success with steam cleaning your carpets, rugs, and upholsteries, it is important to vacuum your home rigorously. This removes excess dirt and debris from these materials and reduces the amount of muddy mixture that results from applying hot water to your carpets.

Did you know that one of the biggest problems pet owners have is pet odors in their carpets? Pet urine can soak through the backing of your carpet and create a multi-layered problem that can be very difficult to get rid of.

If you want to clean your carpets and rugs without using potentially harmful chemicals, you should ask a professional about chemical-free cleaning solutions. These use ingredients such as sea kelp, distilled water, and vinegar to clean your carpets and are completely safe for the environment.

Caring for Your Area Rugs

Philip Costikyan of Restoration by Costikyan says you should clean your area rugs every four or five years – or every 10 years if a rug is not walked on much. Overcleaning contributes to wear and tear. Really fine silk rugs need be cleaned only every 20 or 30 years.

For treating stains at home, keep a bottle of club soda on hand. Stains caused by pets, coffee, orange soda, red wine, and anything with dye or an acid base are the hardest to remove, and the key is to act quickly. Pour club soda directly onto the area, let the soda absorb into the yarn, and the salt in the soda will neutralize the acid. Blot again and again, until the residue is gone.

For bloodstains, you should use milk instead, and for soil and grease-based stains, mix 1 part Ivory soap detergent with 16 parts water. If you still see residue when it dries, call an expert.

FiberCare Dallas – Make your carpet, upholstery, and drapes look new with service from our carpet and upholstery cleaners in Dallas, Texas. Request an estimate today.

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FibeCare Dallas Cleaning Tips and Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services

Modern Upholstery Cleaning

Do you need to eliminate odors from your furniture? Using carpet and upholstery deodorizers with baking soda is one of the best ways to get rid of unpleasant odors. You can even use plain baking soda in some cases, since it can trap the invisible molecules that cause the odors.

If you are using petroleum based carpet or upholstery cleaners, make sure to follow the instructions regarding proper ventilation, and DO NOT smoke while using the product.

Does your upholstery have deep stains that are difficult to remove? Hiring a professional cleaning company is the best way to remove stains from materials such as ink, blood, tomato sauce, wine, and grease.

Did you know that the most common procedure for upholstery is through steam cleaning, which uses a combination of hot water and a cleaning solution? Professionals release this combination onto your furniture and then extract it into a wastewater tank.

One of the benefits of hiring a professional to clean your carpets, rugs, and upholstery is that you can often receive a 14- to 30-day guarantee. This ensures the company will do a follow-up cleaning at no charge if you are dissatisfied with the cleaning.

If you use a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service, when you find one you like, stick with them. Reputable companies keep records on how frequently they clean, and the materials being cleaned. This facilitates a more efficient service.

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Cleaning Leather Sofas and Chairs Requires Specialized Care and Cleaning Products

Cleaning Leather Sofas

Did you know that cleaning leather sofas requires specialized care and specific cleaning products? It is very easy to damage your leather sofa when you try to clean it, so it is important to determine which type of leather your couch is made of and what type of finish it has.

If you are unsure of how to clean your leather sofa or chair, read the tags attached to it to determine the type of leather and coating. However, it is always best to consult with a professional before you try to clean your leather furniture yourself.

While leather furniture adds warmth and charm to your home, it also requires special care. One of the best ways to make your leather furniture last as long as possible is to protect it while it is new. Ask a professional about how to keep your leather furniture looking its best.

If your chair or sofa has arm covers, clean them regularly according to manufacturers’ instructions. While waiting for them to be usable again, use seasonally themed tea towels in their place instead.

FiberCareDallas : We clean your furnishings conscientiously. We are not in a hurry. We care about the results. We want to be proud of our work. We want to you to be satisfied.

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Removing Pillow Stains Before And After Pictures

Remove Pillow Stains

Cleaning Pillows

 

FiberCare is an invisible, long-lasting finish that protects against spots, stains and spills. FiberCare works by impregnating fibers with co-polymer resins in a mineral spirit base.

This means dust and dirt can’t get trapped within the fiber. Spills can be easily blotted up, dirt and grit can be more effectively removed by vacuuming or damp dusting, thereby, increasing fiber life.

FiberCare can be applied to all fibers, even those that have been temporarily protected with mill level finishes such as Scotchguard or Teflon.

FiberCare protects against both oil-based and water-based stains.

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