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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Here are some of the famous leaders whose names still ring through the places, people, and things in America.

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COVID-19 Surface Survival

A new study has suggested that COVID-19 surface survival can last for up to 28 days. Does this change what we have to do to avoid the virus in everyday life?

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Articles that will provide answers to your FAQs are presented here. If you cannot find your answers here, please contact us and we will do the research and add it to this page...

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ABC Oriental Rug|Ithaca|Cortland|Cazenovia|Skaneateles||Fayetteville|Dewitt

ABC Oriental Rug will wash and repair your oriental and area rugs in our own certified rug washing plant. We are the experts in rug washing and carpet and upholstery cleaning!

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Levittown was the first truly mass-produced suburb and is regarded as the archetype of American suburbs. This is a fascinating story of human ingenuity...

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ABC Newsletters

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Disposable Rugs

Disposable rugs do exist! Rug cleaners know these rugs as ‘garbage rugs.' Cheap labor is used to quickly produce rugs marketed as handcrafted. Buyer beware...

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Aubusson Rugs

Aubusson rugs from France were an important part of the history of rug design in the West and are examples of rugs not primarily influenced by the East…

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Cherry Picking Data

Cherry picking data is the act of selecting & representing only certain evidence to support a position while ignoring other relative evidence...

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ABC Newsletter - September 2020

Here is your September 2020 Newsletter-Mutations & COVID-19, Agressive Rug Aging, Disposable Rugs, Labor Day, and more...

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Aggressive Rug Aging

Aggressive rug aging is one of the latest techniques used to make brand new rugs look like old or antique rugs. But buyer beware. Find out why here...

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Mutations in viruses can cause much anxiety. How do mutations arise and what do they really mean in relation to a virus such as the novel coronavirus...

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ABC Newsletter - August 2020

Here is your August 2020 Newsletter -Virus Contact Tracing, Shedding Rugs, Area Rugs on Carpet, Navajo Code Talkers and more...

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Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September of every year. This year, of course, with the pandemic upon us, many traditions may change...

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Soaps, Sanitizers, and Disinfectants

Soaps, Sanitizers, and Disinfectants--How to effectively prevent COVID-19 infections...

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Navajo Code Talkers

Navajo Code Talkers and Navajo Marines were among the over 16 million Americans who served in WWII, but the Navajos were not honored until 1968. Find out why...

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Area Rugs on Carpet

Placing area rugs on carpet (wall-to-wall) doesn't have to be challenging. We have gathered some basic guidance for you...

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Shedding Area Rugs

Shedding area rugs and what to do about them is a customer question that comes up quite often. An area rug may shed for many different reasons...

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Virus Contact Tracing

Virus contact tracing is the process epidemiologists are now using to shed light on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread. But this is not a new process...

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ABC Newsletter - July 2020

Here is your July 2020 Newsletter - Anti-Vaccine Movement, Braided Rugs, Paper Rugs, Thomas Jefferson & Slavery, July Specials & More...

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ABC Newsletter - June 2020

Here is your June 2020 Newsletter-Herd Immunity & COVID-19, Typhoid Mary & COVID-19, Viscose Rugs, Flatten a Folded Rug, Flag Day-June 14 and more...

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence promising equality to all. But there was a dark side to Jefferson and his followers...

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Paper Rugs

Paper rugs should be considered as novelty rugs. They can be artsy, interesting, amusing? But buyer beware! Find out why here...

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Braided Rugs

Braided rugs represent an art form that has been around for a long time. Older ones, especially, may often pose problems for both rug owners & rug cleaners...

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Anti-Vaccine Movement

The anti-vaccine movement in our country and around the world may be of special concern because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out why here...

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Viscose Rugs

Viscose rugs or viscose rayon rugs are inferior fibers, manufactured to copy the attributes of silk without the prohibitive cost. Inherent problems exist...

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Flag Day - June 14

Flag day-June 14 is not a national holiday everywhere in the nation. What is the meaning of Flag Day and why on June 14th each year?...

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Flatten A Folded Rug

Flatten a folded rug? This is a question that must be straightened out (pun intended).

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Typhoid Mary and COVID-19

Typhoid Mary and COVID-19. The first case of the asymptomatic spread of disease by a human carrier. Though Typhoid is a bacteria, this story relates to today...

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Herd Immunity and COVID-19

Herd immunity and COVID-19? If everyone gets infected, we’ll eventually develop herd immunity against COVID-19 and everything will be OK. But, will it?

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