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What is the Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Process?

What is the Hot Water Extraction Cleaning Process?

Looking to have your carpets cleaned by a company that will get rid of your carpet stains and odors? Then you need a professional that uses the hot water extraction cleaning process. Not sure what that is? It wouldn’t be a surprise if you had never heard of hot water extraction before when it comes to carpet cleaning. Over the years, the term “steam cleaning” has been coined and is widely used when referring to hot water extraction. Regardless of what you call it, it is the best carpet cleaning method on the market and is required by many carpet manufacturers, such as Lexmark, to uphold the warranty. Most warranties will request that the carpet is cleaned every 18 months after installation. Pre-treating for hot water extraction Once your carpet is assessed, your technician will mix the appropriate amount of eco-friendly pre-spray and apply it. A high pressured, water application

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Have Kids? Teflon Stain Shield May Be for You!

Have Kids? Teflon Stain Shield May Be for You!

Do you have school-aged children traipsing in and out of your home creating high traffic area stains on your carpet? Or perhaps you have toddlers who are a little clumsy as they learn to be more self-sufficient? Carpet is one of the most durable and resilient products we have in our homes, but it is not indestructible. If you find your carpets are being well traveled and spilled upon then you should consider a carpet protector.   What a carpet protector is When something gets spilled on unprotected carpets, it gets absorbed into the fibers and the results are stains and odors. That’s why a carpet protector is so important, and we recommend Teflon Stain Shield. Not only does it repel dirt from your carpet and prevent absorption of spills, but it also prevents excessive wear. Once applied by a professional carpet cleaner, Teflon Stain Shield forms an invisible shield

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The History of Carpet Cleaning

The History of Carpet Cleaning

Carpet dates back as early as 1790’s and as you can imagine, the need for carpet cleaning became necessary. The history of carpet cleaning shows there have been many different methods used to get a carpet clean and keep it clean. We are going to go through some of the more common methods used and where we are today. The carpet beater In the early history of carpet cleaning, the most used method to get the dirt out of a carpet was to beat it. In the early days, this is where a carpet would be taken out and hung over a fence or a clothesline to be beaten. People used a carpet beater, which is a tool that looks a bit like a tennis racket, to literally beat the dirt out of the carpet. The carpet beater was usually made of wood or wicker. They later became made of

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4 Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

4 Common Misconceptions About Carpet Cleaning

We’ve been in the business for quite some time and we’ve had people who get their carpets cleaned as often as monthly, people who don’t get them cleaned until they’re downsizing from the house they’ve lived in for 20 years and need the carpets cleaned to sell it and everything in between. No matter the scenario, we’ve found that there are common misconceptions about carpet cleaning. We share 4 of those misconceptions with you below. 1. Renting a machine is just fine The stores rent machines for $20 per day and those work just fine, right? Not exactly!  First, do you really want to bring someone else’s dirt and odors into your home with a machine that most likely wasn’t cleaned right? That’s just what will happen with a rented carpet cleaning machine. Second, carpet cleaning is very tricky and what ends up happening is that to solve one problem

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use a DIY Carpet Shampooer

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use a DIY Carpet Shampooer

The winter months are over and hopefully, you won’t see snow for another 6 months. Now is a great time to think about spring cleaning. Are you realizing you haven’t had them cleaned in a couple of years?  Do you go to the hardware store, rent a carpet cleaning machine and clean them yourself or do you hire a professional? The Washington Post says “It is possible to clean carpet reasonably well with a machine you rent. That said, you should also recognize that a good professional probably would do a better job.” Below are 3 reasons the DIY carpet shampooer isn’t the best for a deep clean. You must be educated in the art of carpet shampooing It is not as easy as plugging in a machine, pouring some soap in and cleaning a carpet. There are several factors to effectively cleaning and removing stains from a carpet. First,

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