How to Treat Fleas in Your Home

Now that the weather is keeping us inside, and possibly fleas as well, there are some basic ways to remediate fleas.

Keeping in mind this incorporates treating your pets, carpets and upholstery, check out this article on flea remediation:

How To Treat Fleas in Your Home

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10 Myths About Oriental Rugs

There are always misconceptions about oriental rugs. Here are some examples of untruths about wool and silk rugs.Some of these truths may surprise you!

10 Myths About Oriental Rugs

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How to Value Your Oriental Wool Rug

This article will give you a rough idea about the value of your older rug. Having some knowledge of the history of your rug will help, especially the age.

Determining the Value of Your Oriental Rug




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How to Clean Dog Urine from a Wool Rug

Animal urine can be difficult to remove, and wool rugs can easily be permanently damaged. The best defense is to deal with the contamination immediately, while it is still fresh.

DON'T USE AMMONIA!! There are properties in stale urine that cause an ammonia smell and that is what turns the carpet yellow.

The following steps are a basic approach to remediating the urine in your rug:

Step 1: Place a thick wad of white paper towels on the 'spot' and soak up as much as the towels will take. Reapply towels and do this until you can't get anymore moisture out. Apply gentle pressure, don't push it into the backing. If you can get at the back of the rug, put towels under there as well.

Step 2: Put some cool water in a bucket and add one tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of water. Dampen the area with a sponge saturated with the mixture.

Step 3: This time use a white folded terry towel and blot the area until you can't get any more moisture out. The vinegar will help to neutralize and dilute the urine.

Step 4: Dry the rug as soon as possible by propping up the rug and placing a dryer/fan under the rug and another blowing on the top.

Note: This is a quick fix to hopefully prevent more serious damage. Always call a professional to deal with urine issues if you can. In the meantime, prompt action is crucial. Good Luck!



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Upholstery Cleaning Codes

If you check your funiture, there will sometimes be a cleaning 'code' on a tag under your seat cushions on the deck. These codes are there so the consumer will know which method of cleaning is recommended.

They are as follows:

W – Wet cleaning (extraction)

S – Solvent clean only

W/S – Wet and solvent cleaning

X – Vaccuum only

From our experience, most furniture will have an 'S' designation. This is because the manufacturer does not want to be responsible for damage if the material is wet cleaned. Very few professional cleaning companies dry clean anymore, so does this mean most modern furniture is uncleanable? NO!

Here at Greenway, we are experts in upholstery cleaning and are very capable of cleaning almost any material with water, including silk. We highly recommend a free, in-home evaluation and quote of your upholstery before cleaning, This way we will be on the same page regarding cleaning procedures and expected results.

Please don't attempt to clean your upholstery yourself, as there are so many things that can go wrong! Leave it to the experts.


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Greenway’s Kickoff to Summer Sale!

Take 15% off Area Rug Cleaning with FREE pick up & delivery on Area Rug cleaning.

(Are you looking for a fantastic stainguard for your area rug? Check out MicroSeal as well!)

**Be sure to mention this special when you book your cleaning!

This offer expires June 30th, 2013.

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HomePro™ Spotter Now Available at Greenway Carpet Cleaning!

HomePro™ Spotter gives professional results on wet cleanable carpet and upholstery stains, and even works on many wet-cleanable clothing stains.

It's non-toxic and safe for use in the home, office or car. Great for spotting between those cleaning appointments! We carry this here in Victoria!




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Happy Victoria Day Weekend from Greenway Carpet Cleaning!

Happy Victoria Day Weekend, everyone, from Greenway Carpet Cleaning! Have a Safe and Happy Weekend!

We will be closed on Monday, May 20th but will be open for business on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am!



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May Special – 15% OFF Area Rug Cleaning

Take 15% off Area Rug Cleaning with FREE pick up & delivery on Area Rug cleaning.

(Are you looking for a fantastic stainguard for your area rug? Check out MicroSeal as well!)

**Be sure to mention this special when you book your cleaning! 

This offer expires May 31, 2013.


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And The 2013 Home Expo Draw Winners Are…

Well it was a success! Lori and I had a booth at the 2013 Home Expo this past weekend at Juan de Fuca promoting our new protectant, MicroSeal®.

We had daily draws where each winner will receive a FREE MicroSeal application worth up to $250!

Congratulations to our Winners!

Robert Marshall

Diana Ball

S. Waterman

Many people were happy to find out that there is an alternative to flourochemical protectants, which only coat the material and wear off over time. MicroSeal®, which uses high grade silicone in nano particles, actually penetrates the material it is applied to. Of course the fact that MicroSeal® has a non-toxic EPA certification was very important to us, as well!

We look forward to serving Southern Vancouver Island and the Golf Islands with this amazing product!






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