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What Types Of Carpet Are The Easiest To Keep Clean

Keeping a carpet clean can be tricky. Especially when there is a lot of foot traffic. Fortunately, the carpet industry has learned a few things when it comes to using the best materials that appeal to the average homeowner as well as creating products that will be...

Is Your Dirty Carpet Affecting Your Health

Have you ever thought about what is in your carpet? You may not want to know but then again, maybe you should. Carpets attract anything that comes in from the outside as well as everything that settles from the air in your home and that's not including all the mites...

3 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Carpets in the Winter in the Pacific NW

Generally speaking, it is recommended that carpets are cleaned once to twice a year but every home will vary depending on foot traffic and other likely variables. Pets, wearing shoes indoors and having small children all impact how often a carpet should be cleaned. A...

Is Carpet Cleaning An Essential Service? Yes!

Why is carpet cleaning an essential service? Because maintaining a clean home is essential for our sense of safety, comfort, and overall well-being. As a homeowner or renter, you aren’t expected to solve every in-home problem that arises. You can troubleshoot, but you...

Now is a Good Time to “Quaran-Clean” Your Homes Carpet, Furniture & Rugs

Most of us are spending way more time at home right now than we usually do. And, we’re starting to notice every little thing about our living spaces. That closet needs to be cleaned out! Those drawers could be reorganized! That floor needs a good scrub! Where did that...

5 Favorite Places for Take-Out in Our Portland Neighborhood

When you live in Portland, Oregon you know that there are no shortages when it comes to food options. Portland is known as one of the biggest food hubs in the U.S. and we can understand why. There are tons of places to choose from and numerous tastes that will satisfy...

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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