Cape Cod Carpet Cleaning
Cape Cod carpet cleaning services, carpets, rugs, upholstery, spot removal and different cleaning methods
Carpet is the third most expensive investment you will make for your home. Carpet cleaning is typically done much too infrequently. Carpet should be cleaned a minimum of every 12 to 18 months, but some high-traffic carpeted areas of the home may require more frequent cleaning.
Homeowners may choose to clean their own carpets, rugs and upholstery with a heavy duty vacuum, home steam cleaners or other portable cleaning units. These options may not have the power necessary to remove deeply embedded soil, dust, spots, pet urine and odors. They may lack the proper water extraction needed to prevent mold under the surface of the material being cleaned.
Portable units, like the ones rented from supermarkets and rental centers, that use water may not achieve the temperature needed to properly clean your carpets and upholstery. The alternative is to hire a professional carpet cleaning company that uses truck mounted equipment and hot water extraction to remove the deep down dirt, stains and odors.
Carpet cleaning primer
Hot Water Extraction (HWE): The typical carpet cleaning method involves the preconditioning of the soiled carpet or rug with an alkaline agent (heated carpet cleaning solution is sprayed deep into the carpet fibers to loosen embedded dirt), followed by light agitation with a grooming brush and appropriate “soak” time. Next, the surface is passed over several times with a cleaning tool (a high-powered extraction to remove the dirt and cleaning solution) to thoroughly rinse out the preconditioner and, using an acid solution, lower the pH of the fibers to a neutral state. Finally, the surface is dried sufficiently to avoid any possibility of saturation. Inexperienced carpet cleaning companies sometimes over-soak carpeting, which can lead to mold and recurring stains.
Most carpet care products are relatively safe to use, and have only a small impact on the environment. However, some of these products do contain toxic chemicals that are harmful both to the person who uses them and to people who occupy the home. Some companies offer “green” carpet cleaning using environmentally friendly cleaning agents. It is best to select the mildest products you can find that work effectively. Using the wrong products or excess amounts of chemicals or water can easily damage carpets.
Carpets that are cleaned less often require more and stronger chemicals than carpets that are regularly cleaned. It is a good idea to set up a carpet maintenance program that includes cleaning at regular intervals.
Services typically offered by carpet cleaning companies:
Rug cleaning - area rugs, oriental rugs, braided rugs
Specialty Spot Removal
Pet Urine & Odor Removal
Application of carpet protectant and/or deodorizers
Cleaning of automobile carpets and seats/upholstery
Tile & grout cleaning
Water damage restoration
Carpet color repair
The right carpet cleaners will prove to be both powerful and ecologically sound.
Most of us don’t think about the environmental angle when we look for carpet cleaners.
Whether it’s industrial carpet extractors or a home carpet cleaner, the top priority for most of us is efficient cleaning.
At a distance from that, there seems to be a faith that environmentally-friendly products are often less proficient and useful. This purely isn’t true. In fact, the right carpet cleaners will prove to be both powerful and ecologically sound.READ MORE...
Renting or purchasing a carpet cleaner can be an inexpensive alternative to hiring a professional service
Save money by cleaning your own carpets. Roughly 42% of all carpet cleaning is performed by do it yourselfers.
Professional carpet cleaners will typically clean 5 to 7 rooms (or 1,000 square feet) for about $300. Each year nearly 6 million do-it-yourselfers rent a carpet cleaning machine from their local supermarket or hardware store.
Renting a carpet cleaner and buying the necessary cleaning supplies will cost around $40. If you prefer to own rather than rent, the machines cost $600 to $700.READ MORE...