RUGS 101: Rug Repair and Restoration

RUG REPAIR and Restoration:  Whether it's everyday use, pets, plants, age, furniture wear, or an OVER-enthusiastic vacuuming,  ALL area rugs eventually show signs of damage and distress.  Typically, the most common areas in need of repair are the edges and fringes of...

RUGS 101: Stain and Fiber PROTECTION

One of the most important options to consider after you have your rug or carpets professionally cleaned is whether or not to have a stain and fiber protector applied.  Fiber protector is a KEY factor in safeguarding your rug and carpets from everyday traffic and...

RUGS 101: PET URINE – WHAT TO DO?

Pet Urine Stains - What to do?  Removing the odor from your rug after a pet urine accident is relatively simple.  But the pH level of the stains left behind change as they dry, sometimes causing permanent color loss, or bleeding of the dyes.  In extreme cases, when...

RUGS 101: HAND KNOTTED VS. TUFTED RUGS

HAND KNOTTED RUGS are made by skilled weavers who hand tie every knot. Traditionally made with wool or silk, the weaver ties each knot around the warp threads one at a time.  The rug can consist of 25 to over 9000 knots per square inch and it can take many months to...

What’s Hiding in Your Ducts?

Air ducts.  Remember those scenes in the movies, where the main character is stealthily crawling through a building's duct work system?  Isn't it amazing how clean and shiny the inside of those ducts are?  Sadly, that is NOT what a typical system...

AIR – What’s in Yours?

The contamination shown on the left is the normal by-product of living things occupying closed spaces, like our homes and offices.  Disaster Recovery finds these every time we clean the air ducts in a home or building. What's in your air? Skin cells. Mold spores....

8 Things to Ask an Air Duct Cleaning Company

Because all Air Duct Cleaning Services are NOT the Same! When you're investing in an air duct cleaning service for your home or office, you deserve to know exactly what you're getting for your money.  Do you want a cheap quote and empty promises, or a fair price...

WoolSafe Approved Company – Rug Masters!

WoolSafe Approved - What it means for You and for your Rugs Just like you - We love Rugs, too!  In September 2014, our company recognized the need to add a premier Area Rug Washing division to our services here in Gillette.  Qualifying as an approved WoolSafe Service...

MOLD REMOVAL: A DIY Guide

“What’s that musty smell?  What’s that black stuff?  Is that BLACK MOLD?”  When you first discover mold in your home, your immediate reaction is:  “How do I get rid of mold?  How dangerous is this type of mold?  Is there a way to kill mold with products I already have...

Mold Mistakes – How to Avoid Them

Common MOLD MISTAKES in the home or workplace is a real issue in the Gillette area.   Why? An unusually wet season, faulty construction, lack of routine maintenance, and misconceptions about mold itself all add up to a potential health risk that could end up costing...

Bleach to Kill Mold? Exposing the Myth!

Lately, our office has received a flurry of phone calls concerning mold in the home or office. After explaining the health risks, as well as the proper procedures involved in removing mold, invariably the response is: "But can't I just spray it with bleach? CHLORINE...

Why Clean Air Ducts: Is it Necessary?

Why clean air ducts? Parents are concerned about the health of their kids.  Employees are concerned about the conditions in their work environment. A week doesn't seem to pass without a TV special or talk show presenting medical facts about the dangers of pollutants...

Can it Affect Your Health?

Every time the blower fan comes on, a cloud of dirty particle-laden dust blows back into the indoor spaces of your home, completing the dusty cycle. Some studies have found the air we're breathing inside our homes and offices is far more contaminated than the air...

Can it Damage the Furnace?

A furnace system is a sizable investment. The blower fan, heat exchanger, combustion chamber and air-conditioning coils need to be kept clean. Overheating, short cycling, air-conditioning coil freeze-ups, rust, and wasted fuel are often the results of this...

What’s the Best Solution?

Get your air duct system cleaned! Many HVAC companies recommend a cleaning cycle of two years to prohibit the buildup of contamination. This regular maintenance, not unlike regular oil and filter changes in our cars, keeps the furnace running efficiently and the air...

What’s a Fair Price?

“How come you guys are so expensive? I'm looking at a coupon right now and this company's offering to do the same work for less than half of DUCT Masters' price!” I've lost count of the number of times I've heard these words on the phone! Deceptive advertising at its...

What Should You Expect?

What you should expect from a contractor is HONESTY, with no deceptive small print or phony promotions. You should expect to trust that the information and quote you're given contains NO HIDDEN CHARGES. Knowledge is power. If you know what questions to ask, you're...

Your Indoor Air Quality -Take this Air Quality Test!

YOUR INDOOR AIR QUALITY - How's yours doing? Our modern homes and buildings are designed to be energy efficient and comfortable.  Unfortunately, construction materials, furnishings, and household items are often made of products that can affect our health, especially...

9 Steps to a Professional Air Duct Cleaning!

1. MONSTER Vacuum! Our goal is to remove all the dirt and dust in your system. Our high-powered HyperVac equipment is among the most powerful systems available in the duct cleaning industry.  Do not settle for the under-powered portable units of our competitors....

Dryer Vent Cleaning

IT’S TRUE— Clothes dryers start more residential fires than any other appliance! How important is dryer vent cleaning?  The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that there are over 15,600 dryer fires each year in the United States, causing over $96 million in...

What to Do Before We Arrive!

The average air duct cleaning job in a home usually takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. Here are some TIPS to make your cleaning experience a smooth and happy one! 1. Be sure that all your duct registers and cold air return registers are accessible Our technicians will...

PREVENT Water Damage in your home

How to prevent WATER DAMAGE In Your Home THE AVERAGE HOME can be a ticking bomb when it comes to water damage. Water damage is costly, inconvenient, and can cause health problems if ignored. Use this handy CHECKLIST to prevent water damage and identify problem...

The Facts About Mold

All molds reproduce by making spores. Mold spores are microscopic and only become visible when individual spores accumulate. According to the United States EPA, these microscopic particles continuously move through indoor and outdoor air. When mold spores find...