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How to Get Food and Beverage Stains Out of Carpet

Stain on carpet | Jabaras's

What do carpet and a home-cooked meal have in common? When done right, both can warm your soul and make a house feel like home. Unfortunately, the two don’t always go hand in hand. Why does it seem like the best foods always make a mess? Carpet stains can be intimidating. Don’t let that spilled…

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Why Is My Carpet Making Me Itch?

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Whether your carpet is older or newly installed, you want everything your home to be comfortable, leaving no cause for concern. However, when your carpet is causing you to itch, it’s important to recognize that there are many potential causes of itching and irritation other than pests. Allergies, environmental contaminants, and even low quality carpet…

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How to Get Rid Of That Musky Carpet Smell

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Q: Like many other homeowners, we have a “musky” smell in our basement. What can be done? What about carpeting?   A: There are quite a few options available to you. The musky smell is usually caused by moisture and/or bacteria. It is important to make sure your basement is well ventilated. Check the drainage…

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Common Carpet Problems

Chateau Fare | Jabaras's

Q: What are some common problems associated with carpeting?   A: When purchasing carpet products, you should be aware that just like all flooring products, there are often different characteristics of carpets that could cause the appearance of that carpet to change over time. They are quite common and should not be cause for concern…

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Preventing Carpet Problems

Chateau Fare | Jabaras's

Q: How can I make sure my carpet looks as good as possible for as long as possible?   A: Last month we addressed some problems that often occur in carpet in regards to shedding, static, tufting, crushing, texture surface retention and depressions and indentations. This month I thought it would be good to talk…

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Options for Water Damage to Carpet

Carpet flooring | Jabaras's

Q: With the recent rains, our basement leaked and therefore our carpet got wet. What are our options?   A: When water mixes with carpets or other flooring, there can always be damage. Water damage can be severe and sudden. One moment everything at home is apparently fine, and then in the very next moment, you…

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Carpet Shedding

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Q: I had new carpeting installed this month and it seems to be shedding, why is that? A: Everything is ok; this is a very common characteristic of new carpet. This is quite common and should not be of concern as the shedding will gradually diminish over time.  Once a carpet is created in the mill,…

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How to Remove Every Common Carpet Stain

Whoops! Whether it be food, wine, wax or a present from Fluffy, it seems whatever is not supposed to get on the carpet always does. These stains are inevitable, but luckily they can be easily cleaned with a few simple steps. Here’s how you can remove virtually every type of carpet stain using products you…

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Carpet Tiles Versus Carpet

Home flooring | Jabaras's

Carpet tiles are an inexpensive way to add a fun carpet solution to any room in your home. While carpet tiles can be installed within a day for an easy do-it-yourself project, adding carpet to your home can be a more extensive process. Carpet tiles and carpet both have upsides and downsides, but it really…

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When Should You Replace Your Carpet?

You might be looking at your carpet and noticing that it’s looking a bit worn out or maybe you just feel like it’s time for a change. No carpet will last forever, but how do you know when is the right time to replace it? There are telltale signs your carpet should be replaced, so…

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It’s Our 45th Anniversary! How Things Have Changed…

September marks Jabara’s 45th year in business, so we thought it would be fun to take a look at what life was like when we opened in 1970. Here are a few fun facts and events from the year. 1970 Statistics Richard Nixon was President of the United States (1969-1974), Vice President was Spiro T.…

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5 Tips to Keep Your Carpet Looking Newer Longer

It’s hard to forget how good it feels when new carpet is installed and the way it completely changes the room. Carpets can change the way a room looks, feels and even smells, but how well are you taking care of your carpet? Here are five easy ways to keep your carpet looking newer longer.…

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What is the Best Flooring for a Home Theater or Media Room?

If you’re planning to add a media room to your home, there are several aspects to consider, such as audio and video components, seating, and décor. But when thinking about furnishings, don’t overlook the importance of what goes on your home theater’s floor. You may be asking yourself, “What is the best flooring for a…

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Five Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Carpet

    No matter how well kept your home is if your carpet is not looking good, your home will not look good either. Carpet ages over time and will need to be replaced eventually. However, you can extend the life of your carpet.   And you need to…   Getting new carpet installed is…

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Six Carpet Styles: A Closer Look

Before embarking on any home improvement project, it is important to be educated on the ins and outs of the project you’re about to undertake. No matter if you are planning to DIY, or hire a contractor, you must educate yourself in order to ensure the project is done properly. Carpet is no different. Yet,…

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How to Remove Pet Odors from Your Home’s Carpets

It is a truth universally acknowledged that pets are messy; cleaning up after pets comes with the territory. Knowing how to properly remove pet odors from homes makes the experience of owning a pet all the more enjoyable and rewarding. Here are some common remedies for removing pet odors from the carpets.     New…

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