Carpet Steam Cleaning Process
Steam Cleaning is a deep cleaning process that involves water extraction. It is the carpet cleaning method most recommended by manufacturers of carpet and carpet fiber. While other methods may effectively clean the carpet’s surface, only steam cleaning penetrates carpet pile, and effectively removes dirt and soil. The steam carpet cleaning process involves a fine spray of cleaning solution and hot water, which pushes out trapped dirt and instantly vacuums it away into a holding tank. Because the soil and moisture are not circulated in the air, steam cleaning is a healthy, non-invasive way to clean carpet. Another advantage of steam cleaning is the complete and thorough removal of all cleaning agents and moisture. Other cleaning methods, which do not adequately remove residual moisture and cleaning solutions, can lead to the development of mold and mildew in the carpet fiber.
Carpets and area rugs
Carpets and area rugs are underfoot of your family, pets, employees, and clients on a daily basis. Sand, dirt, and debris, as well as allergens, airborne particulates, and automotive oils, are constantly being tracked indoors every day, whether you realize it or not. Even new carpet can maintain a beautiful appearance, while dirt and particulates are filtered through the fibers only to lurk beneath the surface.
Keeping carpets and area rugs clean takes more than weekly vacuuming. It is virtually impossible for standard vacuum cleaners to remove all of the debris. Professional carpet cleaning using a hot water extraction method known as steam cleaning is most recommended by carpet manufacturers for the deepest clean possible. Steam will penetrate carpet pile the best to loosen dirt at the base and prevent particulates from becoming airborne.
Stubborn stains that have set may need extra attention, too, and the pros know what works best for the varying carpet types. For example, olefin, or polypropylene, is the 2nd most widely chosen rug fiber after nylon. Olefin carpets attract oil and dirt and are difficult to keep clean. Everyday cleaning products may only reduce surface dirt and stains, but they will not remove them.
Make sure your carpet cleaning adequately removes residual moisture and cleaning solutions, which then can lead to the development of mold and mildew in the carpet fiber.
It is recommended you seek experienced carpet cleaning professionals to tackle the toughest stains and use a special sealant spray to leave your carpet and area rugs stain-resistant, healthy, fresh and clean. Contact Howard’s Cleaning for your carpet cleaning needs. We service both commercial and residential clients in Tarpon Springs, FL and the surrounding area and Cincinnati, OH.
Carpet Cleaning Misconceptions
When we have spent our hard-earned money on our carpet, making sure we have the best padding, the right color, and texture we want to make sure it is well taken care of. With most carpet installation and the warranty that comes with it, it is recommended, sometimes required for an annual professional cleaning.
We have been in this business for quite a few years and we have seen many things, good and bad. We want to share a few misconceptions about professional carpet cleaning.
Howard’s Cleaning Service believes that educating our clients is the best approach! To better understand carpet care, we have decided to list down some of the most common misconceptions we have heard through the years.
Cleaning the carpet frequently may damage the fibers
Think of the dirt you are bringing into your house . . . it can be rough, like sand. Those little pieces get into your carpet where your vacuum cannot pick them up. If you have pets and kids think of what they bring in, rolling around outside, walking through mud, tracking all of those tiny particles into your house. Then you are sitting, lying, and walking on the floor, not to mention if you have babies they are on the floor. Good quality carpet is made to be professionally cleaned every 12-18 months. We like our clients to be proactive and clean annually rather than waiting until it too long, then it is harder to get those stains out of the fibers.
Choose the company that offers the lowest price
We are all looking for a good deal and want to be budget conscious. When it comes to service-based business, lowest price doesn’t always beat the best service. We work hard to be affordable for our clients and offer the best service. We have heard and witnessed a lot of companies giving a price on the phone or coupon but when they get to your house that price just keeps going up. You also want to ask about hidden charges, sealants for tile floors, stain guard for carpets, green-friendly products, are those items all included or add-ons? Be sure to be clear with the company you choose about the work that will be done. Ask about furniture and corner guards.
You can clean your carpet yourself
We have all been there, thinking that we can do it ourselves! We can just go to the local grocery store and rent a machine and save money! Yes, they may be enough to get rid of the dirt and grime. You still need to think of the bacteria, fungi, pollen and other substances that it will leave behind. Another problem that the store machines lack is power. They do not have the proper equipment or power to truly clean a full house of carpet.
Our approach of steam cleaning is a deep cleaning process that involves water extraction. It is the carpet cleaning method most recommended by manufacturers of carpet and carpet fiber!