Spring Home Maintenance Tips

March 3, 2019 at 12:40 am

  Now is the time to do maintenance on your home  to prepare for spring rains and possible flooding.  Here are some things you may want to check out on your home.

1. Clean the gutters.

Clean Your Gutters

Get your ladder out and check for leaves and debris that may be clogging the down spouts. Clean out what you can with your hands and then put a hose in the down spouts to get any junk out.  If the water coming out does not drain away from the house make sure you add an extension on your spout so the water goes at least 5 feet from the foundation walls.   Improper drainage can cause problems to the foundation and water can leak into the basement causing flooding.

2. Inspect your roof for damage or lost shingles.

Your roof protects the top of your home and you do not want water leaking into the roof or around any pipes coming out of it.  Make sure you check the flashing around skylights, plumbing vents and the chimney. 

3. Check the seals around windows and doors.

 The cold can cause seals to loosen or crack. Make sure to calk anywhere water can get in.

4.  Service your cooling system.

 This means starting the air conditioner to make sure it is actually sending out cold air.  Make sure to remove leaves and debris that may have fallen on top of your air conditioner.  While you are at it change the furnace filter as the blower in your furnace send the air throughout the home and dirty air filters will cause problems to the way your system operates.  If you have not had your system cleaned in a while then have a licensed HVAC company service the sytem for you.  Thus way it will perform better and more efficiently.

5. Check batteries in your smoke detectors.

This could save someone’s life. You never know when a fire might start.

6. Clean the garbage disposal.

Put a tray of ice cubes down the drain while the disposal is running and run some cold water with it. Maybe add some lemon for  a fresh smell.  It really helps clean out the disposal.

7. Inspect the concrete.

If there are cracks make sure you fix them with a concrete crack filler so they do not get worse.  Cracks in concrete will only get bigger and can cause problems to the foundation.  If you have sunken concrete you may want to get it raised before it sinks more and is more expensive to fix.

8. Check your outside faucets.

Turn on the water and make sure everything works properly. Put your thumb over the opening.  If you can stop the flow then the pipe is likely damaged inside the home.  If the weather will still be getting down below freezing make sure to turn the outside water off again until the nights are above  freezing.

9. Test your sprinklers.

It’s a good idea to test the system once it warms up but before you really need to use it.  If you wait until it gets hot and the system is having any issues or leaks then it can take a while to get someone to repair it.

10. Inspect and test your Sump Pump

Sump pumps have an average lifespan of around 10 years, and it’s important to check them for proper operation annually. They are one of the few things standing between you and a flooded basement.

Check the sump pit for any debris that could interfere with your pump’s operation. If there is any sign of oil on the surface of the water, the pump could be releasing coolant and may need replacement. Unplug the pump and take a look at the intake on the pump, and clean it out if necessary; do the same with the impeller, and the air bleed hole.

Test the pump by adding a few gallons of water to your pit, enough to raise the float, to see if the unit is functioning properly.

If you want to spruce up the look of your house with new carpeting spring is a great time to do it! Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee! Give us a call today to get started on a new look for your home!  We are experts at finding the type of carpeting that will match your lifestyle and the needs of your household.

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Nothing says cozy and warm like carpet.

February 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

In the winter months, it feels so nice on your bare feet stepping on warm comfortable carpet. It’s a new year and a great time to upgrade your home with new carpeting.  Carpet is available with soil, stain, odor, and static-resistant features, and manufacturing techniques have increased its durability and cleanability.

This is a great time to pick out your carpeting wish list for 2019 with tax refunds coming soon.  Do you have an idea of the type of carpet  would you like to make your home nice and cozy for your family and friends this year?  Coventry Flooring has a beautiful showroom with all types of carpet samples and our experts can help you with all of the carpet options that are available today. We also have a mobile showroom truck and will come to your home instead of you having to drive around saving you precious time.

Here are some of the benefits of carpeting for your home.

1. Cost Effective Flooring
Carpet is one of the most cost effective flooring options.

2. Easy to Clean

Carpet needs regular vacuuming and an annual cleaning and it will last for a very long time.

3. Style Options

Carpet offers many so many options to create the look you’ve always wanted.

4. Comfortable and warm

Carpet offers comfort, insulation and warmth. 

5. Air Quality

Carpet improves indoor air quality by trapping dust and allergens in the carpet, which are removed through vacuuming.  If anyone in your family has allergies or asthma than carpeting is a great choice.

When you compare the same carpeting, padding and installation price that Coventry provides you against any of our competitors you will find that we are about 20% to 30% less overall and your installation is guaranteed for life! 

Category: Carpet and Flooring

It’s a new year and time for a fresh look for your home with new carpeting!

January 8, 2019 at 2:57 am

Who doesn’t want a beautiful comfortable home?  This is a great time to pick out your carpeting wish list for 2019. What type of carpet  would you like to make your home nice and cozy for guests and relatives who will be coming over this year?  Coventry has a beautiful showroom with all types of carpet samples and other flooring options and can help you with all of the options that are available. We also have a mobile showroom truck so if you have a busy lifestyle isn’t it refreshing to know that someone will come to your home instead of you having to drive all over town?

New carpeting makes your home ready for guests and entertaining.  There is a huge assortment of colors and styles to choose from.   New carpeting  and fresh paint will make your home feel warm and comforting.   Here are a couple of our most popular carpet choices:

Stainmaster®’s PetProtect® line is the top choice for people with pets and kids.

Stainmaster® the leaders in carpet stain protection have developed PetProtect® Nylon Carpeting that is designed to prevent carpet stains with stain-resistant nylon. 

STAINMASTER® TruSoft® carpet is a top rated soft carpeting.  It feels luxurious under your feet as you walk upon it.   TruSoft® carpet is made from specially engineered nylon fibers to give it a super soft feel.

STAINMASTER® ACTIVE FAMILY® CARPET

Say yes to your active life with a carpet that lets you have kids and nice things. With STAINMASTER® Active Family® carpet, you don’t have to worry about life’s messy moments. It resists spills, stains, and soiling, and cleans up in a snap. Did we mention it’s also incredibly durable?

With STAINMASTER® Active Family® carpet, you don’t need to take your shoes off when you walk in the front door, so you can relax when it’s your turn to host the neighborhood block party. Our science behind the carpet helps it keep its good looks, so when you have a houseful of guests, there’s no reason to panic.

Wool Carpeting  is a natural fiber and one of most popular types of carpet for.  Wool carpet is resistant to moisture and mold. Wool is an extremely long lasting material that wears nicely. Wool is the only natural fiber that is  in the top four most popular types of carpeting.

 Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee! Give us a call today to get started on a new look for your home!  We are experts at finding the type of carpeting that will match your lifestyle and the needs of your household.

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Happy Holiday Season

December 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm

Happy Holiday season. It is a festive time with holiday parties.  There could be a wine or other liquid spilled on your carpeting.  We will give you some tips to clean your existing carpeting at the end of our blog.

If your flooring  is looking old, has stains or is worn you may be wondering if now is a good time to consider replacing flooring in some of your rooms. Do you want new carpeting to make your rooms warm and cozy? Or perhaps Luxury Vinyl tile (LVT) which is the most versatile flooring available.

Here are a couple of our most popular flooring choices:

Stainmaster®’s PetProtect® line is the best choice of carpet for homes with pets. Stainmaster® the leaders in carpet stain protection have developed PetProtect® Nylon Carpeting that is designed to prevent carpet stains with stain-resistant nylon.

STAINMASTER® TruSoft® carpet is one of the top rated soft carpets on the market today. It has a luxurious feel under your feet as you walk around your home.   TruSoft® carpet is manufactured from specially engineered nylon fibers to give it a super soft feel.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing segment in the flooring industry for many reasons.  Many styles of LVT looks like wood so much so that you really have to look at it closely to determine if it is LVT or wood.  You can also purchase LVT that looks just like tile.  LVT is a very versatile product and can be used in any room in the home. The newest LVT product has a water proof core.  This is very popular for bathrooms and kitchens because it is water proof and you can just wipe up spills without worries.  It is also becoming very popular in businesses because of its versatility.

At Coventry  Flooring we build upon your dreams and provide you with great looking rooms for your home.  We come out to your home with our mobile showroom or you can come into our showroom, with an appointment, to get ideas for your flooring installation project.

Coventry Carpets guarantees their installation and takes pride in their work.  Our design consultants have extensive knowledge and can help guide you through the different types of flooring options and the pros and cons of them in specific rooms in your home.  We are one of very few flooring companies in Denver that actually do their own installations for carpeting and luxury vinyl tile.

Here are the basic steps to take whenever Wine is spilled on your floor:

When wine is spilled on your carpet get a clean rag and put it over the spill and apply pressure to blot up the wine.   Keep blotting the wine up with clean towels until you cannot absorb any more wine.   Then get a damp cloth, with cold water so the stain does not set in, and blot until no more is visible on the towel.

  • Soak up and blot the spill area.
  • Apply a  cleaning solution.
  • Leave solution on 5 minutes or more.
  • Rinse with cold water; cover with white paper towel.

Common cleaning solutions:

Detergent solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.

Vinegar Solution: Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.

 

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Custom Stair Runners for Your Home

November 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Stair runners add class and beauty upon entering a home.  They are often times referred to as works of art.  Custom stair runners will visually enhance a home’s entrance and make a statement about the home.  They also can make your stairway safer.  Hardwood stairs are often slippery and easier to slip on than a stair runner.  Stair runners can be made from any type of carpet.  They can be simple or extravagant.  Stair runners can be a practical addition to your home or be used to enhance its appearance.  The entrance to your home is the first impression people have when they come inside. If they see a beautiful stairway they will be impressed.

Wool or synthetic fiber?

A stair runner is usually more decorative than standard carpet and is  woven for stair use. Stair runners are typically woven using wool or synthetic pile fibers.  The fiber comes in a variety of styles and prices.
Either fiber is great and can be said to be better than the other in different ways.  Our experts at Coventry will provide our customers with all of the information necessary regarding the differences and help you make the right choice for your home.

Stair runner installation:
They are usually installed over a dense carpet pad with small hidden staples. This keeps the carpeting from moving.  Having a properly installed stair runner is critical for it  to perform well and last for a long time.  Incorrect installation can result in a safety risk and reduce the life of the runner.  At Coventry we deal with all types of staircases and we have a lifetime installation guarantee.

Maintaining your stair runner:

  1. Vacuuming on a regular basis.
  2. Clean or remove shoes when entering the home.
  3. Keep the floors by the stairs clean.
  4. Professional carpet cleaner yearly.

Coventry Flooring provides a lifetime installation guarantee on all of our work!

Category: Carpet and Flooring