Information concerning Non-Polio Enterovirus D-68 in Colorado

November 1st, 2014

Non-Polio Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) in Colorado

Colorado is experiencing a rash of Non-Polio Enterovirus D-68 respiratory infections which I and many other parents are very concerned about this year.  This illness is spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or touches a surface which is then touched by another person.  Colorado has had many children in the hospital which is why I am writing this article at this time.  The CDC has the newest information at the following site which you can check on a frequent basis to see the latest methods on how to protect your families here in Colorado and the rest of the nation.  Here is a link to the site: .

Here is a map of the areas in the U.S.A. where the outbreak has been reported:

Here is an up-to-date link to the States where the virus has been located:

What cleaning companies can do to minimize transmission:

According to the CDC:  Cleaning companies should use a hospital-grade disinfectant with an EPA label claim for several non-enveloped viruses (e.g. Norovirus, Poliovirus, Adenovirus, and Rhinovirus).

Two cleaning agents which All Phase Cleaning Services and All Phase Carpet and Upholstery use which are known to be effective against non-enveloped viruses such as Enterovirus D68 are Microban Germicidal Cleaner Concentrate and Microban BotaniClean.

This link from the CDC shows you various links to more information:

Thanks for all of your Referrals and stay safe

We hope you have a great beautiful Fall season here in Colorado.

Thanks to all of our clients and stay safe!

Ed and Cathy Dillon

Carpet Cleaning In Boulder

May 13th, 2014

Complete Care of Carpet and Oriental Rugs – What you need to know to get the most out of your investment.

There is nothing like new carpet or a beautiful oriental rug.  It smells new, feels incredibly soft and fluffy, looks beautiful and makes a perfect statement about your style and taste.  One additional benefit in Boulder, or any other area of Colorado is the way it feels on your feet on a cold day- no other floor covering, which is relatively inexpensive to buy and install,   keeps you warm from your first step of the day.  Your carpet or oriental rug represents a sizable investment in your home or business and the proper care and maintenance are critical.

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In order to get the most out of your carpet or oriental rug, you need a total carpet care program.  A total carpet care program is a “retailer to recycle” approach to carpet and rug care.  To be effective, the program should include proper selection, professional installation, daily soil control, interim maintenance, regularly scheduled restorative cleaning, and the application of an appropriate carpet protector.  The following tips can help you develop a simple carpet care program.

Carpet selection and professional installation– it may be too late for the carpet you already have, but carpet selection is an important part of making sure your carpets perform as expected.  Some fibers are more resilient than others.  Certain colors and fibers look cleaner longer because they hide soil better.  Pile height, face density, and carpet construction all play a factor in how well your carpet or oriental rug will hold up.

Soil control– Prevent soils from getting on the carpet by using walk-off mats and keeping walkways and hard surface floors clean.  If you remove your shoes when entering and wear clean house shoes or socks, you will stop much of the soil from ever entering the home- (bare feet should not be on the carpet surface on a regular basis due to body oils that will be transferred from the skin to the carpet surface which will oxidize and turn yellow over time).  The most damaging soils are dry, gritty, particulate soils that abrade and dull the surfaces of the carpet fibers.  This leads to an overall loss of luster in the high traffic areas and washed out appearance that can not be removed by cleaning.   Regular use of a well-maintained vacuum cleaner is the single most important part of a total carpet care program.  Remember to change the bags or dump the canister when they are about half full and replace any hepa filters on a regular basis- don’t wait until the filters are totally full- doing so will shorten the life of your vacuum and reduce the effectiveness of your cleaning.  Prompt attention to spots and spills is also highly important using a safe cleaning compound that does not leave a residue.  Spots can eventually become permanent stains if allowed to age and oxidize on the carpet or rug.  It is best to attend to food and beverage spills immediately as carpet protector is only designed to keep the spill on the surface of the fibers long enough to allow you to remove the substance in a timely manner.

Interim maintenance- Some areas simply require more attention than others.  The main entry of your home and the high traffic areas in the family room, or just outside the kitchen tend to collect the greatest amount of soils.  One area that I have noticed many clients neglecting is the master bedroom and closet- in general bare feet in these areas are making contact with the carpet or rug which deposits body oils on the fibers.  The body oils attract soil and oxidize which will cause a yellow tint on the fibers of over time.  In most cases, it makes sense to clean these areas more frequently.  Maintenance cleaning usually goes quickly, dries fast and involves little or no furniture moving, so it is far less disruptive to your daily routine.

Scheduled professional cleaning- There comes a time when your carpet or oriental rug requires deep restorative cleaning.  This should always be done before soiling becomes visible.  By the time you see soil buildup, damage has already been done to the fibers.  How often you need professional deep cleaning depends on several contributing factors including the number of occupants, presence of pets, vacuuming frequency, lifestyle and other considerations.  For instance, Boulder and the surrounding areas have had forest fires nearly every year.  The smoke from these fires will enter your home and damage all surfaces eventually.

Protector application- Virtually every carpet and rug manufactured in America comes with a factory-applied protector ie- Scotchguard, or Teflon- TM.  Over time, this protector wears off and your carpet or oriental rug loses its ability to resist household spots, spills and stains.  It is very important that this protective finish be reapplied after every professional cleaning.  Your carpets and oriental rugs will thank you and will stay beautiful and last years longer.

Call Cathy at All Phase Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning at (303) 938-1793 for more information on making your carpets and rugs last longer or to schedule your next carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout cleaning in Boulder or surrounding areas.  We are happy to help.

I hope this article was helpful and leave you now with this picture showing some of my beautiful tulips that graced our yard this spring.  Have a wonderful spring and summer:)

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ECO or Green Boulder Carpet Cleaning?

October 15th, 2013

BoulderFlood aftermath

After helping many clients all over Boulder County with their flood related restoration, we had to remove over 6″ of standing water and dry out our own crawlspace in our home for a week and a half with turbo dryers and refrigerant dehumidifiers. After cleaning and taking apart our furnace we were able to save it which took a huge load of worry and expense off our mind.  We hope all of  you reading this are finally recovering from the disaster which befell all of us here in the best State in the U.S.- Colorado.

Comcast fail during the best Broncos’ game in many years!

Our family finally had time to watch a highly anticipated Broncos’ game- (which was cut short by Comcast’s signal disappearing for almost 1/2 of the game with no apology- if you were ever treated by us in the same way we would have cleaned your carpet for free- see our guarantee at; but we also had time to watch one of the shows we like to watch to relax- Shipping Wars.

Free, ECO Cleaning, Coupon, Green Cleaning

While watching Shipping Wars, I realized that the carpet cleaning business in Boulder is quite similar to the shipping business.  Both industries have companies like ours that strive to do the very best for their clients. Many other companies (coupon companies) really do not care about you at all- just getting the next job- in other words- a “Jarett like” company.  The almost “free” or coupon companies think that all you want is a low price and to salivate when you hear the words “Green cleaning or Eco cleaning”- the majority of these companies have no quality workmanship, experience, training, top quality equipment, insurance, or professionalism involved. Ask them how long they have been in business, or the certifications they have …   We think you do not want people with a Shipping Wars “Jarett” type attitude or company cleaning your home or business.

Education in cleaning systems

In learning the ever evolving aspects and systems of cleaning- (All Phase Carpet and Upholstery) and (All Phase Cleaning Services) have taken over 20 years to learn all the various aspects of the cleaning business and all the new systems and procedures that have evolved over the years.   Since 1990 we have learned in a systemic manner about every area of our adopted profession by taking class after class- seminar after seminar, reading book after book,and most importantly making mistake after mistake (and fixing the mistakes), which means you will be hiring the very best cleaning professionals in Janitorial, Office Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Oriental and Area Rug Cleaning, and Tile and Grout Cleaning services in Boulder County when you call (303-938-1793) today:)

A brief history of All Phase Cleaning Services and All Phase Carpet and Upholstery:

Below is a small synopsis of our history so you can get to know us- enjoy:)

All Phase Cleaning Services and All Phase Carpet and Upholstery were founded in 1990 by Ed and Cathy after working in the computer programming, and stock brokerage fields.  After deciding to start our own businesses we immersed ourselves in education about the cleaning industry by taking certification classes from the IICRC, and networking with other professionals across the country, we learned everything we could about the industry- the best methods, systems, and procedures available.  We have high expectations of what can be accomplished in the cleaning process and pay a living wage to all of our employees who love what they do for a living so they can meet and most likely exceed your expectations. The majority of our employees have been with us for over 12 years and are true professionals- we love them and so will you:)  All Phase Cleaning Services and All Phase Carpet and Upholstery are full service cleaning companies and offer all the most up-to-date realistic green and eco services and cleaning methods, including rotary jet carpet cleaning of all surfaces in Boulder County offices and residential homes.  Our motto is: “We care about the details so you don’t have to” and we take our mission very seriously.  We love our clients, and after getting to know us you will love us too. :)  Call  Cathy at (303) 938-1793 to make an appointment to learn about us, or to begin using our expert services today.  Thanks, and have a great week and a wonderful fall season:)

All Phase Carpet and Upholstery

Boulderflood -Flood Relief And Resources #Cowx

September 16th, 2013

Phillip Monette of the Flagstaff House Restaurant restoring a Synagogue in Boulder during the Boulder Flood

All of us here at All Phase Carpet and Upholstery of Boulder hope and pray that all of you are safe and dry after undergoing one of the most traumatic flooding experiences in recent Boulder and Colorado front range history- The Boulder Flood.  We normally do Carpet Cleaning in Boulder and Carpet Cleaning in Niwot and the rest of Boulder County for all of our wonderful clients who we have served for over 20 years.  During this time of emergency we have suspended Carpet Cleaning in Boulder so we can respond to numerous emergencies our clients are experiencing during this unprecedented weather event in Colorado.  I have been putting together a list of resources, but just received several emails and Twitter notices which should fulfill quite a bit of your needs- I will add to this blog as I find new sources of flood resource and rebuilding information- so come back and check on a regular basis:)  We are praying for all of you and know that if we all work together we know that Colorado will come through this weather event stronger than before.

Here are the Boulder Flood Resources I and others have located for you so far:

Here is a link to a partial list of businesses and organizations that are providing help to victims of the Colorado floods:

SBA opening business recovery centers in Boulder County:

This is information from an organization I belong to (IICRC) concerning mold and mold remediation

Be very careful of out of town remediators who tell you  that mold is a huge problem in your home or business- verify the problem with several companies before doing mold remediation in Colorado.

News Boulder Flood:

Road Closures in Boulder, East County and Surrounding Area:

Boulder flood Info website:

Boulder Office of Emergency Management–  Locations for trash receptacles for flood debris:

Map of Where to take trash in Boulder:

Boulder, Boulder County to provide trash receptacles for flood debris at various community locations

One of our BNI members (Lisa Louise Lindsey) has given us a great resource for new carpet and flooring which she has used many times and trusts- she says: “They have a huge crew of installers, estimators and an enormous selection. And do very nice work.”

Scott and Monica Graham
Graham’s Carpet Network
451 Denver Avenue
Loveland, CO

And a wonderful list compiled by another one of our BNI members- Brian Hellwig of Re/Max of Boulder has put together a comprehensive list of Flood Relief and Resources which you can find here:


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Flood Relief and Resources

With the recent flooding and severe weather, I wanted to share some information that may be helpful if you were affected by this storm. If you have immediate needs for food, water or shelter, you should contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 from a landline phone.

Boulder County has received the major disaster declaration. Individuals in Boulder County may qualify for FEMA aid for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help in your recovery. If you would like to apply for federal assistance, you can do so online by visiting or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Operators are taking calls between 7 am and 10 pm, seven days a week. FEMA also recommends that you contact your insurance agent if you have not already done so. You will need to have the below information ready to apply.

  • You social Security Number
  • Current and pre-disaster address
  • A telephone number where you can be contacted
  • Insurance Information
  • Total household annual income
  • A description of your losses caused by the disaster

For a map of statewide shelters, pet shelters and activated emergency command centers, click here.

If you were not impacted by the flooding but are wondering how you can help, the following agencies are all accepting donations to aid in the recovery.

Salvation Army
Visit or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.” You may also text GIVEHOPEIM to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.* Donations by mail may be designated “Colorado Floods” and sent to:
The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 60006
Prescott, AZ 86304

Red Cross
Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be made by visiting

United Way
Foothills United Way has established the Foothills Flood Relief Fund to be able to respond to the effects of these storms. Organizers expect to use this fund for immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield counties. The Fund is accessible online at

Fema Information: 13 Sep

Affected by ? Register yourself Safe & Well. Search for loved ones as well.

Map of Boulder 100 and 500 year flood plains:

Boulder disaster assistance center opens at 55th and Arapahoe:

Boulder’s Four Mile Creek in Palo Park subsiding- finally! Boulder Flood

Carpet Cleaning in Boulder- satisfaction guaranteed

August 20th, 2012

Thank you Boulder students!!  August is the busiest month of the year for All Phase Carpet and Upholstery and we have had a lot of fun cleaning student rentals this month.  Going into a unit that has not been cleaned for an entire year that smells like stale beer and transforming it into a nice, clean, fresh smelling unit is wonderful- the landlord and new tenants are always happy when we accomplish our magic.  Normally we clean two regular homes per day, but in August we clean up to 20 rental units per day.  Our people love the challenge and always learn new methods of stain and odor removal.  Since we are experts in all phases of the move-out clean- kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, blinds. floors, and all the carpet cleaning, we have developed systems over 18+ years that help us keep the cost down for the landlord and the tenant-everybody wins!

Now that rental season is over,  we look forward to cleaning your carpet, oriental rugs, carpet, tile and grout, or upholstery.  Give us a call at (303) 938-1793 to make an appointment today:)

A fire was averted in this picture- thank you so much for keeping us safe this year Boulder fire fighters and emergency workers:)


Carpet Cleaning in Boulder is essential!

May 5th, 2012

It is spring again in Boulder, CO and after a long windy winter it is time to clean your oriental rugs, tile and grout, carpets, upholstery, and every other horizontal surface where the dust settled all winter.  All Phase Carpet and Upholstery has been in business for over 18 years and we have the latest training, the most powerful equipment, and the friendliest employees to assure your satisfaction.  Give us a call at (303) 938-1793 so you can spend your time planting flowers, hiking, biking, and anything else other than cleaning- let us care about the details so you don’t have to.  People call us all the time asking how often they should be cleaning their carpets, rugs, and upholstery- here is a nice general guideline which assumes that you are vacuuming on a regular basis:

How Often Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned?

Cleaning Schedule

1-2 Working Adults: Every 12-18 Months

2 Adults & 2Children: Every 6-12 Months

Household of 5 or more: Every 3-6 Months

Household of 5+ with at least one pet: Every 3 months

College Students on the Hill: Every Monday after the weekend party :)


Have a fantastic day and we’ll see you around town and in the Bolder Boulder soon.

Ed and Cathy Dillon


Carpet Cleaning Boulder; Upholstery Cleaning Boulder

May 12th, 2011

It is definitely spring cleaning season.  Our phones are ringing all the time which we love. I know you are very busy right now so here is just one reason to clean your carpet, oriental rugs, and upholstery today.

Smoke damage from Boulder fires

Smoke damage from Boulder fires

Your carpet, upholstery, and oriental rugs act as air filters for your whole house, and they still contain smoke from the fires we had in the Boulder foothills last year.  Vacuuming is absolutely critical to maintain the health of your home, but is not sufficient to remove the filtered oily particles and numerous spills that have occurred.  You need to extract these types of soil to properly remove them from your home.  We use the very best deep cleaning technology to remove all foreign substances from your carpet, upholstery, and oriental and area rugs that leaves all the surfaces in a ph balanced state with virtually no residue remaining.

Call us today at (303) 938-1793 to make an appointment to restore the health of your home- your kids, pets, and lungs will thank you!  Have a wonderful spring day!




Oriental Rug Cleaning Boulder, Area Rug Cleaning Boulder

April 8th, 2011

It’s finally Spring- Time for Spring Cleaning From All Phase Carpet and Upholstery!

I hope all of you have had enough of winter and are ready to get back outside hiking, tending to gardens, and all the other activities you could not do since Fall.  This time of year, we are back in full swing- all of our clients are calling for us to pick up their oriental and area rugs in Boulder and Broomfield County and have them cleaned of all the accumulated pounds of dust, dander and various spills that have occurred over the winter.  Last year, our clients increased their use of our Oriental and area rug cleaning services by about 33% over the year before.  This makes sense, as many Boulder County residents and business’s tend to maintain their valuable belongings better when the nations economy slows down- it is much cheaper to maintain a rug or carpet than it is to buy a new one:)  If you are afraid to look at your rugs anymore after a long winter- just give All Phase Carpet and Upholstery a call at (303) 938-1793 so we can make your rugs and your home or business clean and fresh smelling again.

The Importance of Cleaning Oriental and Area Rugs Properly

Your oriental rug is a work of art that you fell in love with in the store, or perhaps your beautiful rug has been in your family for generations.  Why would you ever trust a coupon guy to take care of your work of art?  We have taken classes through the IICRC in oriental and area rug cleaning and have been cleaning rugs for over 15 years – make sure the company you choose has taken the time to learn how to properly take care of your rugs.  The most important information we learn in classes is when to say no- if your rug is beyond cleaning or repair, we will tell you.  We also have a relationship with another company that has been in the rug care business for decades- if we can not take care of your problem, we can send it to them to make sure you always get the very best service and care for your valuable rugs.  Many of you bought your homes in the past decade and are just now realizing that your area rugs, wood, and tile floors need to be cleaned on a regular schedule to maximize your enjoyment of the flooring in your home.  Cleaning of the rugs and tile also helps keep your home in a healthier state as all the dust and allergens just keep on building up in your home until they are removed by proper cleaning techniques.  Woven rugs, especially hand knotted rugs are designed to hide dry soil.  A few years ago, the Eureka company did a study and found that a 9 x 12 rug could hide 87 pounds of dirt!  One test you can perform on your rugs is to turn the rug upside down on a clean hard surface and use a vacuum equipped with a beater bar to vacuum the back of the rug.  Next, remove the rug from the surface and you will be able to see a portion of the soil that your rug is hiding!  If you notice quite a bit of soil on the floor after performing this test, it is probably time to call us to have your rug cleaned.  We can also evaluate your carpets, upholstery, and tile and grout to see if it is time to clean those surfaces as well.  In times when the national economy is struggling, it is more important than ever to protect your very important investment in your rugs, upholstery, carpets and tile.

Call All Phase Carpet and Upholstery now at (303) 938-1793 to ask us to pick up your rugs and do a free evaluation of your other valuable furniture, and flooring items in your home or business.

Free room of Carpet cleaning!

December 4th, 2009

Hello all- I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving holiday and are working hard over the next few weeks to afford presents for all of your friends and loved one’s.  I know that this year has been very difficult for many people here in Boulder County, and have been trying to find a way to help my neighbors keep their carpets clean while still having funds to give the important people in their life presents or who would rather give their money to help people in our community who are homeless or who are undergoing hard times.

This is what I have come up with to accomplish  both of our goals:

One free room of carpet cleaning (up to a $115 value in Boulder County) to the first 10 homeowners who call us at (303) 938-1793 and make an appointment to have the room cleaned before December 18, 2009.  We will be doing one free room per day until the 18th (M-F).  If you rent your apartment and want to take part in this opportunity- just have your landlord contact us at (303) 938-1793. (Sorry- no mountain jobs available)  We will be taking appointments on a first come- first served basis- so call as soon as you can to reserve your space.

Thank you and have a great holiday season!

 From All Phase Cleaning Services to you.

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It’s almost Thanksgiving! Is your carpet and upholstery, and your oriental and area rugs, and your tile and grout clean enough to show your family?

November 17th, 2009

You have been working hard during this fabulous Fall- we all have!  If you have been as busy as our family since Summer, you are ready for a break where you can just enjoy being with family and friends.  With all the great weather we had, we spent a lot of time hiking, biking, and traveling throughout Colorado with our dog and kids.  I just wanted to share all the great pictures I was able to take this season with all of you- enjoy:

From the changing leaves on the Peak-to-Peak highway       


To beautiful sunsets above Boulder:

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From pretty flowers:

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To unique views of the flatirons:

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From the wonderful views from an outlook on the way to Goldhill:



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To the Flatirons covered with new snow and enshrouded in wispy clouds: 



From the cliffs above Ouray in all their glory:

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This was a wonderful Fall, and we love living in the best area in the world!  I hope you have been able to enjoy the phenomenal area that we live in and give thanks during the holidays for all the gifts we have been given.








 From All Phase Carpet

and Upholstery!

If you wish to make your carpet, tile, upholstery, area rugs, or office as beautiful as they can be just call (303) 938-1793 to make an appointment today….