Which method of carpet cleaning is the best?

There are four basic methods of carpet cleaning: shampooing, dry powder method, bonnet cleaning, and the extraction method. “Hot water extraction” or “steam cleaning” is the cleaning method most carpet manufacturers recommend. This is the only method classified as “deep cleaning”. The truck-mounted extraction machines have more power than portable units and the potential for deeper cleaning. Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer recommends this method because its own research indicates that it provides the best capabilities for cleaning.

How often should I get my carpet cleaned?
The general rule of thumb is every year to year and a half. However, if your carpet came with a stain guarantee you must check with your carpet manufacturer to see how often they require a professional cleaning in order to maintain the warranty. Light colored carpet, high traffic areas, and carpet areas subject to abuse from children and pets may require more frequent cleaning.

What can I do to help keep my carpet clean longer?
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Also, when using spot cleaners for little spots between professional cleaning, make sure you use a LOW residue cleaner. Most of the spot cleaners you buy in the store leave a lot of residue, and therefore the spot reappears quickly.  You can visit our spot cleaning page for tips on home made spot cleaners that leave
hardly any residue. Another important factor is making sure that hard surfaces that adjoin the carpeted areas are cleaned regularly to reduce tracking onto the carpet. You can call us for cleaning your tile and grout and this will help keep your carpet clean longer.

How do you clean the tile and grout?
We use a state-of-the-art vapor cleaner that makes the water particles small enough to penetrate your grout and remove the dirt and grime without harming your grout and floor surface. It’s a low-moisture, low-pressure, super-heated vapor system that uses a fraction of the water and less chemicals than other methods. Your grout is sealed when the cleaning is finished.

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