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1 year ago

CFR Offers Tips on Selecting a Professional Carpet Cleaner | Reuters

CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Typically, homeowners and property managers delay carpet cleaning during the winter months because of adverse weather. But with warmer weather hopefully around the corner, carpet cleaning companies will be receiving lots of calls from people asking for this service.

However, before any carpet cleaning is performed, Doug Berjer, regional sales manager for CFR (continuous flow recycling) carpet extractors, suggests that homeowners and property managers use a bit of "due diligence" when selecting a professional carpet cleaning technician.

"There are many excellent [carpet cleaning] companies," says Berjer. "Selecting the right company not only helps keep your carpets looking like new, but extends their lifespan as well."

Berjer offers the following tips on selecting a professional carpet cleaner:

Referrals from a friend or associate are still one of the best ways to find a professional carpet cleaning technician.

1 year ago

Research and Markets: Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services Market in the US 2014-2018: Key Vendors are ABM Industries, Anago Cleaning System,

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (

has announced the addition of the "Commercial

and Residential Cleaning Services Market in the US 2014-2018"

report to their offering.

The Cleaning Services industry in the US is divided into two major

markets: Residential and Commercial. Residential cleaning services deal

with the cleaning of individual households. It involves services such Carpet cleaner as

maid services, carpet cleaning, and window cleaning. Vendors pertaining

to this market provide general and specialized services.

Commercial cleaning services include cleaning services on a bigger scale

in addition to the maintenance of commercial buildings and facilities

across a wide variety of industries. Vendors who provide commercial

cleaning services are usually contracted by businesses.

The analysts forecast the Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services

market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 4.46 percent over the period


The Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services market can be segmented

into four divisions: Janitorial Services, Carpet Cleaning Services,

Swimming Pool Cleaning Services, and Others.

The report, the Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services Market in

the US 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis

with inputs from industry experts.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape

07. Market Segmentation by Service

08. Market Segmentation by End-users

09. Buying Criteria

10. Market Growth Drivers

11. Drivers and their Impact

12. Market Challenges

13. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

14. Market Trends

15. Trends and their Impact

16. Vendor Landscape

17. Key Vendor Analysis

18. Other Prominent Vendors

19. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

ABM Industries

Anago Cleaning System


Clean Net USA





BONUS Building Care

Coverall North America

Pritchard Industries

Red Coats


UGL Unicco Services


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1 year ago

How to Install Carpet on Stairs

Replacing or installing carpet can be a do-it-yourself project. It will save you the installation fee and every time you walk on it, you will feel accomplished at your project. In this Hub, we assume you will start with no carpet in place. If you are remodeling, you will have to remove the old padding and tacking strips as well.

Tools for this job should include:

Tack strips


Staples or upholstery nails

Utility knife

Measuring Tape

Knee Pads

Knee kicker (you may want to rent one of these, see the video below)

Stair Tool (you may want to rent one of these)

Safety glasses

Calculate the amount of carpet you will need. Measure across the tread to get the width, and add the height and be sure to add the length under the noser for the total. Add at least 3 inches per stair to account for the padding under the carpet.

Put the tack strip down at the stair crotch location. Then tighten the carpet, tucking it into the crotch with a knee kicker as shown in the video, stretching the carpet at the center of the tread and hooking it on the tack strip. Attach the carpet firmly to the strip by sliding the kicker back and forth to compress the pins Hardwood floor installation on the tack strip. Trim the excess carpet. Do the same on each side of the tread, and be sure that the carpet is smooth when you are finished with that tread. Sometimes stapling is done as well to ensure that the carpet is secure.

This first video gives an overview of the method of installing carpet using a traditional method called the cap and band installation. This is for a straight staircase, a spiral staircase is a different method.

1 year ago

Empire Today® Expands Service In Georgia For Next Day Carpet, Flooring & Window Treatments

NORTHLAKE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Empire Today, a national leader in the installed home improvement and

home furnishings industry, announces today that it has expanded its

services in the state of Georgia and is now serving the Macon area.

Empire has been servicing the Atlanta area for the past nine years.

Empire services over 45 major metropolitan markets across the United

States and is a full-service provider of quality carpet, flooring and

window treatments for the residential and commercial business segments.

"We are very excited to expand our services into the Macon, Georgia

area," said Steve Silvers, chief executive officer for Empire Today.

"With our convenient shop-at-home service and next day installation, we

make it easy for customers to update their homes or businesses with our

carpet, flooring and window treatments."

Empire Today, commonly carpet steamer known as Empire Carpet, also offers free in-home

estimates or on-site consultations, name-brand Empire carpet, Empire

flooring and Empire window treatments from leading manufacturers, a Low

Price Guarantee and one year financing options with approved credit.

In 2011 and 2010, Empire Today was a finalist for the prestigious

national awards for Best Customer Service Organization and Best Overall

Company from the American Business Awards. As a Better Business Bureau