Which Cleaning Method is the Best?

Unless you’re in the cleaning industry, we know it’s tough to get excited about the need to clean your carpets, rugs and other furnishings. At Chase, we understand how you feel. So we try our best to make the cleaning process as seamless for you as we can. It’s our desire to get in and … Read More

Shrinking or Stretching of Textiles is not Uncommon

Do you ever wonder why some upholstery fabric and rugs stretch, shrink or ripple? If it is a natural fiber, the textile isn’t shrinking, it’s actually swelling due to the highly absorbent natural fiber backing yarns (wool, cotton, linen, ray- on, jute, etc.) when wet. Enlarged yarns require more space from the outer perimeter of … Read More

How to Identify Handmade Area Rugs

There are a few basics you should know about rugs. Once you understand how to identify what makes a rug valuable, you’ll have a greater chance at purchasing a better rug. Rug fibers usually consist of wool in most hand knotted rugs. These rugs may also have silk highlights and artificial silk called viscose. Be … Read More

Vacuuming Basics – A Few Simple Rules

Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpet, rugs and furniture clean since as much as 80% of the soil is dry particle. Regular vacuuming can also have the largest impact on the air you breathe by trapping dirt, dust, hair, dander and microbials. Carpets and rugs need to be … Read More

6 Reasons Why You Should Use Fabric Protection

Chase highly recommends MicroSeal for your fabric and area rug protection. MicroSeal is a non toxic, non allergenic fabric protection formula for permanent stain and sun fade protection. MicroSeal is a commercial product used by hotel establishments and on planes and jets to protect fabric from stains and fading from the sun. It is available to … Read More

When to Hire a Professional

Life is messy at times. And it’s surprising how fast a neat and tidy home can get dirty, especially with an active life style, kids and pets. Generally speaking, a dirty environment where dust, dirt, microbes, mold, and potential pathogens thrive does not promote good health. There are, however, several things that can be done … Read More

All About Persian Curvilinear Rugs

Except for some tribal, Caucasian and collectible rugs made outside of Persia (present day Iran), Persian rugs made before 1950 are considered the benchmark by which all other oriental rugs are judged. With a few exceptions, they were well made and do not have any inherent cleaning problems. As a general rule, rugs with depressed … Read More

Rayon: An Exotic Fiber Used in Many Textiles

If you’ve shopped for rugs, upholstery or even carpet recently, you may have seen names for the fibers found in those item which include “viscose,” “antique silk,” “faux silk,” “art silk,” “bamboo silk,” “soy silk,” “vegetable silk” and other similar names. When used for clothing the terms used are Lyocell, Model and Tencel. No matter … Read More

Walk All Over That Rug

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