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How to Remove the Smell of Smoke From Your Home

The smell of smoke is not only unpleasant, but it also poses a danger to your health and lingers for weeks at a time in the home. Whether you’ve recently stopped smoking or you’ve spent an evening surrounded by smokers, you’ll be looking for the best way to remove cigarette smell from your home and clothes. We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to get rid of that pesky smell, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean! Don’t smoke inside This one may seem like a no-brainer, but smoking inside means the smoke has time to soak into the room’s…

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The Best Carpets for Pets [Infographic]

Everyone who owns a pet knows how easily they make their way into your heart. You treat them as one of the family, so its more than likely you allow them to lounge around your home. Unfortunately, their dirty paws and sharp nails will cause wear and damage to your carpets – but not to worry! There is a selection of carpets to choose from that will be resistant to this kind of wear, allowing your carpets to last longer and your pets to roam freely! Carpets are difficult enough to clean without a pet rolling all over them, but some…

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How to Prevent Mould on Curtains

The last thing any homeowner needs is mouldy curtains, they look distasteful, no one wants to clean them, and they can even harm your health. The ideal solution is to prevent mould from growing in the first place, which can be done by creating a clean, temperature controlled house, free from damp.  Regular cleaning: As with most areas of home maintenance, the best way to upkeep your belongings is with regular cleaning. To protect your curtains from mould, make sure you vacuum all the furnishings in your home frequently and occasionally dry clean them. Also, wipe down your windows, the surrounding…

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Rug and Carpet Trends for 2019

  Are you looking to redecorate your house, or simply freshen it up?  Here are some of the top rug and carpet trends of 2019 to inspire you and make sure your house guests are impressed.   Bright and colourful The bold, colourful look has become popular this year. This trend is useful for updating spaces that have become stagnant and dated; just adding a splash of colour will liven up the room. Playful, multicoloured rugs are part of this trend, and are helpful for interior designers as they don’t have to limit their colour scheme. Some of the carpets in…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Living Room

With the clocks about to go forward and the weather picking up, it’s time for our cleaning gear to come out of hibernation. And what better place to start than the living room – the best room in the house, in our opinion. But where to start? The living room is probably the biggest room in your home, so it’s going to take a bit of planning if you want to get it looking ship shape. In this article, we’ll show you how.     Start with the sofa Ah, the sofa – we all spend more hours on this particular…

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Why Does My Carpet Smell?

The problem with a bad smell coming from your carpet is that it’s not always simple to identify the source. It could smell for any number of reasons, which makes trying to figure out the next course of action rather difficult. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the most common causes of a smelly carpet, so you’re armed with the knowledge the next time you need to do a bit of detective work.   It needs a clean Probably the most common reason why carpets smell in most households – especially those with children in – is…

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What are the Most Popular Styles of Carpet?

  When trying decide between different carpet styles for your home, it’s not always easy, especially given the fact that it’s often difficult to tell the various styles apart. However, once you become more familiar with these styles, it will be much easier to decide which styles of carpet you like, and which would best suit the specific requirements of your home. So, in this article, the carpet experts here at John Frederick are going to looking at 3 popular styles in greater detail, helping you decide what’s right for you.   Saxony carpet Arguably the most popular style of carpet…

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How to Make Your Sofa Last Longer

Unlike other pieces of furniture, we often become very attached to our sofas. Perhaps it’s the sheer amount we spend on them, or perhaps it’s their size and location, making them the focal point of our living rooms. Either way, they will look and feel far better if you invest a little time in taking care of it. From creased or faded fabric, sagging cushions and cracked leather, many of the key signs of an aging sofa can be avoided if you implement a good care routine. So, in this article, the team at John Frederick will be telling you how…

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The Importance of Professional Carpet Maintenance

When it comes to furnishing our homes, carpets are arguably the most popular and beautiful ways to do so. They bring softness and warmth to our homes, both physically and in their aesthetic, and can look decadent or muted, depending on the style we wish to achieve. However, in order for all of these things to be true, we have to keep our carpets clean. Unfortunately, daily vacuuming, while important for the general upkeep of your carpet, simply isn’t enough on its own to ensure that your carpets are looking as good as new. Eventually, professional carpet cleaning will be necessary…

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Welcome

Having been delivering excellence in curtain, carpet and upholstery cleaning for almost 90 years, at John Frederick Ltd we feel like there is no better way to share our industry knowledge with our customers than through a brand new blog page. Here, you’ll be able to find out all the latest industry news regarding our area of expertise, but we’ll also be providing you with tips, guides and information in relation to looking after and prolonging the life of the fabrics and upholstery in your home. Ensure you bookmark this page to take full advantage of what we have to offer…

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