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  • What Is Carpet Grooming And Why Do Professionals Do It?

    What Is Carpet Grooming And Why Do Professionals Do It?

    What is Carpet Grooming? Carpet grooming is a process where professionals use special tools to brush and comb the fibers of a carpet in a specific direction. This technique helps to loosen and remove dirt, debris, and pet hair that may be trapped within the fibers of the carpet. It also straightens out any matting…

  • How Do Carpet Cleaning Pros Get Sand Out Of An Area Rug?

    How Do Carpet Cleaning Pros Get Sand Out Of An Area Rug?

    The Jersey Shore is a great place to be in the summer time. Living so close to the beach means having the opportunity to spend time in the sun and surf more often than most. But this time of year also brings the kids and pets tracking sandy feet through the house and spreading the…

  • Carpet Burn Repair: A Guide to Saving Your Carpets

    Carpet Burn Repair: A Guide to Saving Your Carpets

    Can a burn spot on carpet be repaired? Yes, carpet burns can be repaired. The extent of the repair depends on the severity of the burn and the type of carpet. For minor burns, such as small singes or melted fibers, repairing the damage may involve trimming away the damaged fibers and blending the surrounding…

  • What Professional Cleaners Use To Remove Carpet Stains

    What Professional Cleaners Use To Remove Carpet Stains

    Professional carpet cleaners use a combination of advanced equipment, specialized cleaning solutions, and in-depth knowledge of carpet fibers to effectively remove tough stains from carpets. Our main tools and techniques include: By leveraging this powerful combination of equipment, solutions, and expertise, professional carpet cleaners can effectively tackle even the toughest carpet stains, restoring the appearance…

  • Will Water Ruin a Wool Area Rug? A Care and Maintenance Guide

    Will Water Ruin a Wool Area Rug? A Care and Maintenance Guide

    Using water on wool rugs requires caution. While water itself will not ruin a wool rug if handled properly, improper drying and cleaning techniques can lead to damage such as shrinking, discoloration, and mold growth. For minor spills, blotting immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth and allowing the rug to air dry thoroughly is key.…

  • How Professionals Clean A Fine Area Rug?

    How Professionals Clean A Fine Area Rug?

    The cleaning process of fine area rugs is not the same as regular carpet cleaning. Unlike wall-to-wall carpets, area rugs need specific attention due to their delicate nature and high-quality materials. With decades of experience and over 100 positive Google reviews, GM Carpet Care has honed a specialized method for in-plant area rug cleaning, using…

  • When To Call A Carpet Stretcher To Smooth Out Wall To Wall Carpeting

    When To Call A Carpet Stretcher To Smooth Out Wall To Wall Carpeting

    Depending on the installation method and the skill of the carpet installer, daily wear and tear may cause the carpet to loosen from the tack strips. This leads to visible wrinkling and unevenness. An effective solution to this problem lies in the carpet stretching process. While some may attempt to stretch their own carpet, it’s…

  • How to Remove Upholstery Stains

    How to Remove Upholstery Stains

    There are times when a stain proves too stubborn or the fabric too delicate for a DIY approach. At GM Carpet Care, we’ve been rescuing stained upholstery in Ocean and Monmouth counties since 1978. Our certified upholstery cleaning technicians have the expertise, tools, and solutions featuring powerful, truck-mounted, hot water extraction techniques to tackle even…