Design Easy Clean Home – Clean Design Living – Luxury Home Staging Dallas Texas – Top Cleaning Tips

15 Ways to Design an Easy Clean Home

Spend more time doing what you love with these pointers for minimizing cleaning needs throughout the entire house…

Choose upholstery fabrics that are durable, stain resistant and easy to clean. Leather upholstery is a favorite for people with children because it is easy to wipe off. I would stay away from white or ivory leather if you’re choosing it for ease of cleaning…

Don’t forget fabric. Choose contract-grade fabrics that have been treated to be stain repellant. I’m having some custom-designed dining chairs made and have selected a luscious Kravet textured velvet that is treated with a stain repellent…

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Clean Design Living Areas

Beautiful images of living room interiors…

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A Crisp, Clean Home Makeover

Nearly walled off from the dining room, the dark and dysfunctional kitchen was isolated from the living area. Check out this makeover by makeup artist Billy B. to get ideas on how to upgrade your home from dreary to refreshing…

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Top Cleaning Tips

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…

Top Cleaning Tips For Upholstery, Drapes, Curtains, Rugs, Couches and More

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Fabric Protection and Fabric Finishing with FiberCare Cleaning Services

Fine Fabric Cleaning and Protection - Cottage

What is FiberCare?

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.

How Do We Clean?

The best way to clean is with water. If your fabric can be wet cleaned that is how we will clean it. First we will vacuum, then we will pre-spray spots to loosen that particular type of stain.

To dry clean furnishings we pre-spray in small areas with the dry cleaning solvent, we employ several different techniques to remove spots and heavily soiled areas.

Flameproofing

Our state of the art chemical formulations and application techniques are environmentally safe, non-toxic and solvent dry cleanable. Certificate of flame repellant furnished with every paid order.

Stain Repellent

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.

Lamination

A soft, protective, transparent vinyl film is laminated to the face of the fabric, this protects fabric from staining. With laminated fabric, spills clean up easily with a damp cloth.

Mildew Guard

This provides a mildew inhibitor and fungicide for fabrics exposed to damp climates.

Acrylic Backing

Acrylic Backing is an acrylic coating applied to the backside of fabrics. This backing increases the life and durability of the fabric by 50-100%. Acrylic backing stops seam slippage, prevents unraveling and adds dimensional stability.

 

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Furniture and Fabric Protection

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

Cleaning Every Kind of Fabric and How to Clean Upholstered Furniture After a Fire

Upholstered Furniture

How to Clean Every Kind of Fabric

Go through the most common types of fabric—from acrylic to wool—and learn the proper way to care for each of them.

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What the Laundry Symbols on Your Clothes Actually Mean

As a general rule, remember to always check the care tags on your clothing. Just because that dress shirt is made of linen doesn’t mean you should toss it in the wash. If you don’t know how to read those crazy laundry symbols, check out this guide…

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After the Fire is Out: Cleaning Household Textiles and Clothing

Fires cause considerable damage to homes and their contents; however, “after the fire” activities can cause more damage. It is important to take immediate, appropriate action. Carpets, draperies, upholstered furniture and clothing usually can be refurbished after a fire, except for scorched or severely water damaged items.

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Furniture and Fabric Protection

Our Fire Retardant Fabric

FiberCare’s flame resistant is certified at the NFPA701 standard, which is required for draperies and upholstery in public places. We charge an average price of $2.20 per yard and our turnaround time is approximately 5-7 business days.

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I like to spend time with my customers, learning their concerns; whether its dogs, children, wine, hand oil or wear and tear. I believe part of my job is to educate my customer. To tell them honestly what to expect from fabric protection, to teach them how to take care of their spots, spills and other concerns. And to them employ procedures that will maximize fiber life and minimize wear and tear. Caring.

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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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The Cleaning Company: People often ask us how do we clean? How do we clean carpet, how do we clean upholstery, how do we clean rugs and draperies? I find myself going into a big explanation that probably doesn’t even give my customer the most important piece of information they should know.

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. We want you as a repeat customer and most of our business is repeat customers. For those of you who like details I’ll give you a brief description of how we clean.

Wet Cleaning:

The best way to clean is with water. If your fabric can be wet cleaned that is how we will clean it. First we will vacuum, then we will pre-spray spots to loosen that particular type of stain. Then we will spray the entire piece of furniture with a live enzyme that has a soil releasing agent, then we will rinse the furniture with a special additive. This additive “invites” or “attracts” the soil to it, taking or transferring the soil from your furniture into itself and out of your fabric. The rinse water is not recycled, and your furniture is left nearly dry. We use the same wet method for cleaning carpeting.

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Dry Cleaning:

Dry cleaning means don’t use water, use dry cleaning solvent. The unfortunate problem is, that most everyday spots do not release with solvent cleaners. To dry clean furnishings we pre-spray in small areas with the dry cleaning solvent, we employ several different techniques to remove spots and heavily soiled areas. Then we vacuum out the solvent cleaner and repeat on the next area. Silk draperies are cleaned this way, by hand, each spot given individual and detailed attention.

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