version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:41:43 -0500WeeblyThu, 29 Sep 2016 14:42:54 GMThttp://www.thecarpetpro.com/the-carpet-pro-blog/preventing-water-damageDID YOU KNOW that a nice vacation is one of the most rewarding, relaxing events you can experience? That’s right… a relaxed time in a beautiful location, enjoying time with family and friends… it can’t be beat.

But that amazing vacation becomes a disaster with all kinds of regrets if you arrive home to a flooded house!

It is one of the absolute worst events in life. Nobody wanted to come home. You wanted to extend your vacation, but you know you have to go to work on Monday. So you arrive home late Sunday night, and when you walk in the door, instead of nice, soft carpet awaiting your footsteps, you discover a squishy experience, and the first thing you hear is the sound of a pipe pouring water all over the place in another room.

Oh, if only you had been home when that pipe broke! If you had been home, you could have quickly shut off the main water supply and taken care of the small mess. But Murphy’s Law dictates that if the worst can happen, it will. Pipes always seem to break when no one is home. Sump pumps seem to fail when no one is around. The list goes on and on.

What can you do?

Here are some tips homeowners can use to ensure water damage does not occur:

1.    Securely close all windows and doors. Remember that a storm can push water into your home if there is any type of opening, even a tiny one at a window.

2.    Don’t turn off the heat! Keep the temperature set at a level that ensures nothing inside will freeze. In winter months, you never know how frigid it might get when you are on vacation.

3.    Some hot water heaters have a vacation setting. If you're fortunate enough to have that, take advantage of it!

4.    This one is really important! Shut off all water supply sources to anything that might leak, like the washing machine. Even better? If appropriate, shut off the main water supply to the home, but leave detailed instructions if anyone is going to visit or stay at your home while you are away.

5.    Make sure your sump pump is in good condition. A failed sump pump means ground water is going to come in and create chaos in your home.

So enjoy your next vacation, but don’t let coming home be a disaster. Follow these tips to make sure you don’t suffer from a water damage disaster.

(But if you do, call us at Carpet Pro, immediately! We can fix it!)
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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:22:23 GMThttp://www.thecarpetpro.com/the-carpet-pro-blog/new-outpost-siteCarpet Pro now has a new outpost site that offers another way for potential customers to contact us or find us on the web! With so many competitors out there we need to make sure we have a way to be found. If you'd like to check out the new outpost site, click here. ]]>Tue, 03 May 2016 17:58:51 GMThttp://www.thecarpetpro.com/the-carpet-pro-blog/allergy-seasonughAllergy Season is well upon us and unfortunately for many sufferers, Spring comes at a cost. Many people think that getting rid of their carpet may help their woes but did you know carpet can actually help allergy sufferers?!

It can! Carpet fibers actually trap dust, dander and pollen particulates, preventing them from further circling in the air.

Vacuuming regularly removes these particulates and allows you to remove them from your household, whereas sweeping hard floors can recirculate these allergens into the air. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to make sure that the air that is then pushed out of the vacuum, is free from allergens. Make sure to change your vacuum bag often, or empty your canister regularly, so that these allergens are not sitting in your home as well.

Periodically getting your carpets cleaned can remove even more of these potential allergens as well as free the fibers up for more allergy-trapping work.

Now you can consider your Carpet the filter for your home, appreciate it's beauty and it's allergy-preventing powers!

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:29:26 GMThttp://www.thecarpetpro.com/the-carpet-pro-blog/carpet-cleaning-has-health-benefits-tell-me-more

Have you heard the saying, "A clean home is a happy home!" Well I have. My mom would say it every time my room was messy while growing up....so I heard it a lot! 

There is definitely truth to it, though. Cleanliness is much more healthful!

Carpet Cleaning has 3 main health benefits
(based on a neat article from CBS Local)

1) It eliminates trapped pollutants


2) It can clear our dust mite infestations


3) It can help prevent mold growth

Certainly not a health benefit per se, but clean carpet looks nicer and lasts longer....which also usually makes moms happy! 

I hope these quick tips helped!

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:31:31 GMThttp://www.thecarpetpro.com/the-carpet-pro-blog/what-to-do-in-case-of-a-water-damageMost water damage is not weather related! Toilet overflows, broken washing machine supply lines, faulty plumbing and other indoor accidents cause the majority of floods.

Save thousands of dollars... in property damage, days or weeks of inconvenience and serious injuries, just by taking a few minutes to understand the following information:


A. Safety first! If water is in the walls or ceiling, turn off electricity and remember that soaked ceilings may fall. Also, use caution on wet, slippery surfaces.


B. Eliminate the source of the water. Know where your water shut-off valves are, or contact a plumber.


C. Remove personal belongings and furniture. Your furniture can bleed, swell and delaminate if left on wet carpet. Water travels underneath carpet several feet further than evident on the topside.


D. Water needs to be removed from the carpet, walls and floors, then treated to stop mildew and mold growth.  These structures need to be dried with special equipment to insure a healthy environment. If the drying process is started quickly, damage can be minimized.  Carpet Pro offers 24 hour emergency service to help you!


Insured's Responsibility: The insured is authorized and required by their insurance company to take prudent action to minimize loss. Failure to do so may absolve the insurance carrier from liability. ]]>