Carpet Care: Holidays Are Here! Does Your Tile Floor Pass the White Sock Test?

By: bchauveau Monday October 28, 2019 comments

When choosing the flooring for home or office, many people elect to go with a hard-wood stylebe it wood, tile, or laminatebecause of its durability and the relative ease with which you can clean it. However, as you are getting ready for the holiday season, both your home and business are going to be getting more and more traffic from family, friends, and customers. But just how clean are your floors? Are they clean enough to pass the white sock test? Lets see what you can do to make them even cleaner. If you have ever looked at... Read More

Champion Mom: How to Be a More Relaxed Parent

By: bchauveau Monday October 21, 2019 comments

There are a lot of books and advice out there on the dos and donts of being a good parent. But one of the biggest things everyone agrees on is that losing your temper with your child can be a bad thing. But thats often easier said than done. No one wants to lose their cool and start yelling in front of their kids, but sometimes the stress just reaches a boiling point. One of the best things you can do is learn to be a relaxed parent. This doesnt mean youre going to be a slacker that lets your child get away with everything. It just... Read More

Commercial Cleaning: Could Your Commercial Facility Use Carpet Padding?

By: bchauveau Monday October 14, 2019 comments

If you run a commercial facility, oftentimes you look for the most basic options you can as a cost-cutting measure. When people use a Do-It-Yourself flooring job, they sometimes skimp on the padding underneath. This can be a mistake because there are almost as many benefits to carpet padding as there are types of padding. So, lets look at some of the reasons why you may want to add carpet padding to your commercial flooring plan: Support for your employees If you have employees who stand for a long time on their feet, such as... Read More

Champion Mom: Halloween Fun Without All the Sugar

By: bchauveau Monday October 7, 2019 comments

If you have kids, then you know how much they love Halloween. The whole concept of dressing up in crazy costumes and chowing down on candy can be pure heaven for a child. But for you, the idea of that kind of a sugar rush can be just as scary as the monsters and ghouls that the kids dress up as. Instead of loading up on sugar this year, here are suggestions for Halloween activities without all of the sugar: Pumpkin Carving This is a time-honored tradition that you can do on Halloween night instead of trick-or-treating.... Read More

Carpet Care: Scary Carpet Cleaning Myths You Need to Know

By: bchauveau Monday September 30, 2019 comments

One of the beauties of the Internet is the fact that you can find out information on almost anything. Unfortunately, this also means you can get bombarded with a lot of misinformation that can cause you problems. Myths about carpet cleaning abound on the web. There are several stories out there about home remedies for carpet stains and other care tips that can actually not only do nothing, but in some cases, it can damage your flooring. Here are some of the most common myths that you need to know about carpet care: ... Read More

Champion Mom: Boosting Your Kiddo's Immune System

By: bchauveau Monday September 23, 2019 comments

You know the scene: you visit your childs school or go to pick them up one day. While there, you see another child (or several of them) with runny noses theyre wiping on their sleeves, sneezing and coughing without covering their mouths. The germs that get spread around some classrooms can be so disturbing that you would want to bathe in hand sanitizer. But if youre worried about your child catching something from the germs at school, here are some tips on how to boost your kids immune system: Sleep The first thing you... Read More

Commercial Cleaning: Is Cleaning the Floor Daily in Your Retail Space Enough?

By: bchauveau Monday September 16, 2019 comments

If you have a retail space that caters to customers, then you know that your appearance can make or break the store itself. If a customer comes in once and finds the carpets and flooring dirty and dingy, theyre likely to walk out and never come back again. If they do deign to try out your store a second time and find there has been no improvement, then you can almost guarantee that you will lose their business. So how do you prevent this? You might think that vacuuming or sweeping is enough, but it may not be for a commercial space.... Read More

Champion Mom: Planning Seasonal Family Fun this Autumn

By: bchauveau Monday September 9, 2019 comments

Autumn is an awesome time to get out and enjoy yourself with the family, especially if you have been cooped up in the house for parts of the summer. (Who really wants to go outside when the temperature is over 100 and you have air conditioning at home?) Now that the temperatures are dropping, you can bundle up a little and really get outside and have a blast. Here are some things you can plan to do this fall with your family: Go on a hayride A hayride is just one of those simple, childhood memories that many of us have... Read More

Carpet Care: Do You Use a Carpet Protector?

By: bchauveau Monday September 2, 2019 comments

Often people ask how they can take care of their carpets to ensure they last longer and look better. But that isnt the only reason why you should consider getting a protector for your carpets. There are actually financial reasons why you should consider doing this. There are several different protectors that you can use for your carpet, from runners to clear plastic coverings in a work environment, as well as chemical sealants and protectors such as Scotchgard. But heres why you should use these carpet protectors: Money ... Read More

Champion Mom: Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

By: bchauveau Tuesday August 20, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

A few years ago, the term helicopter parent was coined. These are the parents that hover over their children and swoop in anytime they think that someone is treating their child unfairly. They are often overprotective and too involved in their childrens lives. These are the parents that call a parent conference over every single assignment, who do their childrens essays for them, and who are still micromanaging them even into college. But now that parenting style has moved aside for a new one that is even more troublingthe lawnmower... Read More