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It happens every day — people realize their rug has a problem.

Maybe it stinks.  Really bad, like stinky shoes, like run away bad.

Maybe it is turning yellow or other colors, on the backing or the backing is coming through the top.

Or the fibers are coming out when you vacuum or walk on it.  Or the color is coming off on the carpet underneath.

Any number of things can be wrong with a rug and most of them can’t be cleaned away.

Here is a great article by one of the experts on rug care, The Rug Chick.  It’s called Pottery Barn Rugs to Run From.

If you’re going to be walking and playing and having pets on your rugs, you need to be sure that the money you are spending is going to be invested in a good quality rug.  Not to get down on Pottery Barn, there are lots of other cheap rug stores that may be selling great rugs, or they may be passing on stinkers.

Before you buy another rug, learn a bit about how to tell what rugs are good, and which ones are bad. Most of the bad ones are cheap.  But that’s not the only criteria — many are made from the wrong backings, have inferior latex or are overdyed.

Take a look and save yourself a lot of money, if you like to decorate around a rug — it can cost thousands to redo your rooms!

Think about it this way, you’d never consider passing your wall to wall carpet down to your kids — it’s just not something you want to keep. But a really good rug (which doesn’t have to cost thousands) is an heirloom — and you want to be able to have it washed professionally and last for generations.

So have fun looking at rugs, and learn a bit about who made it and how it is constructed, and you’ll enjoy it for many years to come.

ALL-STAR CHEM-DRY COVID-19 UPDATE

A message to our valued customers and clients:
As a small business we anticipate that some of you may have questions regarding our efforts in managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be advised that we are taking this matter very seriously. Each day and throughout we will continue to closely monitor the developments and information regarding the status of this sensitive matter.
All-Star Chem-Dry is in the business of providing healthy homes and businesses.
Our NEW MicroPro Shield™ (Disinfection with 90-Day Protection™) package is an EPA and FDA approved food grade safe application to help eliminate germs, bacteria and viruses. An SDS sheet can be provided upon request.
Please be advised that due to the nature of how the coronavirus spreads (person to person) there is no guarantee that the homes or businesses we provide a service will prevent from being infected, however our service is to assure that we are doing our part in making the spread of the coronavirus minimal. Additionally, our employees are doing their part in making sure we do what we can to minimize the risk to the spread of the coronavirus.
Daily steps we are taking:
  • All equipment is cleaned and sanitized before entering any residence or business.
  • Our trucks are cleaned with an EPA registered sanitizer / disinfectant and treated with our MicroPro Shield™.
  • Our office and shop are cleaned and sprayed with MicroPro Shield™.
  • We have provided our employees with hand sanitizer and advising them to wash their hands regularly during each day.
  • We are enforcing the training procedures to ensure all cleaning processes are implemented properly by each employee.
  • If an employee begins to feel ill in any way, they are advised to notify us and are asked not to come in for their shift until we feel the situation is safe and there is no risk to our clients and to the rest of our team.
  • We are asking those who request an appointment for services to please let us know if they or someone in their household, business etc., had suffer from any illness within the last few weeks.
As we work through this difficult time, please know that we are committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers, employees, and their families.
Over the last several months, there have been some stated claims with some sanitizing products by other companies that do NOT conform to product labels. If a company is offering a guarantee or residual effect from their application or processes – Ask specifically what that covers, a residual claim may not be for viruses.
We also thank you and appreciate your trust in us. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the above referenced information, please feel free to call our office at 770-443-1800. Together, we can all do our part.