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Installing Carpet or Buying Rugs – What is the Best Solution?

Considering new flooring for your home? Soft surfaces like installed carpet or area rugs can give your home an entirely new look and feel. Each has its benefits and disadvantages, so read on to find out what is best for your home and your lifestyle! Installing Carpet...

Rental Carpet Cleaning Machines vs. Professional Carpet Cleaners

Just imagine: Your in-laws are coming for dinner this weekend. You suddenly realize the kids have waged a grape juice war against the living room carpet, and somehow created a runway of muddy footprints in the hallway, too. What else could go wrong? Uh-oh. Fido has...

How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?

I was asked a simple question today: How often should I have my carpets cleaned? As my technicians walked in at the end of the day, I decided to pass the question onto them. They get down and dirty (quite literally) with clients’ carpets all day and would know the...

Rug Cleaning Made Easy

Let’s talk about rugs. Your rug to be exact. You have one, it’s dirty and you don’t know what to do. We know you want a clean rug and we have the solution: Bring it to Gallagher’s. Right about now you’re asking yourself, “How do I even begin such a process?” Our...

Spring Cleaning

The season known as Spring is upon us, and that brings three things: Baseball, Allergies and Spring Cleaning. Now, we love number one, dread number two and well, we do our best with number three, right? We’ve all been there. In times past, homes needed to be virtually...

Shag Rugs? No problem

The 1970’s were a magical time. The pants were tight at the waist and wide at the feet, the hair was long and free and the music was both AMAZING and disco. We can be thankful that most of these trends have left us, but few things have stuck around...one of them being...

FAQ: What Are You Going To Do To My Carpet?

There is nothing better than having your wall-to-wall carpet professionally cleaned. It’s satisfying and promotes a feeling of wellbeing.  But sometimes, you think: What are you going to do to my carpet? Fair enough. Here’s what happens. Gallagher’s trained and...

Green Carpet Cleaning: You Asked, We Answered

It’s 2016, and you live in Portland. Portlanders love living “green.” We love hybrids, composting, organic produce, and all-natural solutions in our everyday items and products. That translates to maintaining a clean home too.   Many of our clients ask about our...

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Everyone knows the old saying, “Looks can be deceiving.” And that is true - unless you’re able to dig deeper. In the case of rug identification, this means looking at the front AND the back of the rug.  We just blew your mind a little bit, didn’t we? The two most...

How Often Should I Clean My Rugs?

As a general rule, most rugs should be cleaned every 12-18 months, but a variety of factors can make it a good idea to clean your rugs more often or less often than that. It all depends on the type of rugs you have, your lifestyle, and the elements your rugs are...

Which Carpet Type Is Best For You?

Carpets provide comfort and even warmth in winter months. They also act as a natural sound blocker, making your space more peaceful and quiet. The right carpet type for you depends on your lifestyle and your needs. The truth is, it really comes down to three essential...

How To Properly Store Your Rugs For Winter

We have experienced an influx in water damaged rugs this season, and wanted to share some quick tips to protect your rugs and heirloom pieces.  First, make sure to store your rugs a few feet off the floor of your basement or garage to avoid damaging them if, and when,...

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