Carpet Cleaning

Video: The Proper Way to Vacuum an Area Rug

Posted on May 15, 2019 by James Florence

PLEASANT HILL — Host, Sarah Rutan: In order to maintain a fine area rug, you need to know the proper way to vacuum it. Today we’re in Pleasant Hill with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dave Steely of Maximum Carpet Care to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dave Steely: So, here’s a pro tip for all you homeowners with area rugs. Today we’re going to talk about the proper way to vacuum your area rugs, especially wools, Orientals, Persians, things of that nature. Wool fibers tend to trap a lot of dry soil in there. Most homeowners will take their vacuum cleaner and just do a quick single pass right over the rug and think that that’s good enough. Read more

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How to Properly Vacuum an Area Rug

Posted on April 30, 2019 by James Florence

PLEASANT HILL — If you own a fine wool, Oriental or Persian area rug, you obviously want to preserve its beauty and integrity. The simplest way to do this is by vacuuming it regularly. However, it’s not enough to merely take a quick pass with your vacuum cleaner every so often. Fine rug fibers (wool fibers in particular) tend to trap a lot of dry soil, so it takes a thorough job to actually get the rug clean. Follow this procedure for vacuuming your fine area rug:

1. Adjust your vacuum to an appropriate height. If the vacuum’s level is set too low, it can create a suction seal to the rug, which actually makes it less effective at pulling up dirt. Read more

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Video: Spot Cleaning Your Carpet

Posted on February 01, 2019 by James Florence

DUBLIN — Host, Sarah Rutan: If your carpet has unsightly spots, you’ll be glad to know there’s a simple way to remove these yourself. Today we’re in Dublin with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Curt Holman of Precision Cleaning Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Curt Holman: Today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about spot cleaning your own carpet at home or in your office. The important thing when you’re spot cleaning is that you pick a good spot cleaning agent. A good spot cleaner such as Avenge Spotter is great. Or one that you can get over the counter is called Folex, F-O-L-E-X. Read more

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Proper Procedure for Spot Cleaning Your Carpet

Posted on January 31, 2019 by James Florence

DUBLIN — Spot cleaning your carpet isn’t difficult, but you need to use the proper procedure to yield a good result. This starts with choosing a good spot cleaning agent. Look for a product that has a neutral pH and isn’t overly soapy or heavily concentrated. Avenge Neutral Spotter and Folex® Instant Carpet Spot Remover are both good choices.

Once you have your cleaning product, you can begin the spot cleaning procedure. First, get a damp cloth. Next, apply your cleaner, either onto the cloth or directly onto the spot itself. Gently rub the cleaner into the carpet, feathering it in different directions as you go. “Gentle” is the key word here—you don’t want to over-scrub or use a heavy brush when you spot clean your carpet. Read more

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Video: Carpets and Air Quality

Posted on July 26, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re wondering what type of flooring is best for indoor air quality, you may be surprised to hear the answer. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Leigh Bakhtiari of City Carpets to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Leigh Bakhtiari: Indoor air quality is important to everybody, but most especially to people who suffer from allergy or asthma. The Carpet and Rug Institute has actually shown that having an area rug or wall-to-wall carpeting gives a place for airborne particulates to land, making it easier to clean.

Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local, Read more

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Video: Hard Floor Cleaning Tip

Posted on July 26, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — Host, Sarah Rutan: Whether you have a tile, hardwood or laminate floor in your home, there’s an important cleaning guideline you don’t want to overlook. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Leigh Bakhtiari of City Carpets to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Leigh Bakhtiari: When cleaning any type of hard surface floor, whether it’s tile, hardwood, LVT or laminate, make sure to dry clean it first by either sweeping or vacuuming. Otherwise, adding liquid to it could act like a sand paper on top of a hard surface. Also remember with hard wood floors it’s not necessary to wet mop.

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Video: Carpet Cleaning Frequency

Posted on July 26, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — Host, Sarah Rutan: To maximize the lifespan of your carpet, it’s important to know the recommended intervals for maintenance measures like vacuuming and steam cleaning. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Leigh Bakhtiari of City Carpets to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Leigh Bakhtiari: People frequently ask how often they should have their carpets vacuumed. Vacuuming at least once a week is beneficial to the life of your carpet, as well as having them professionally truck-mounted steam-cleaned every 18 months. The reason I say “truck-mounted” steam cleaning is because a truck mount will actually allow the water to get hot enough to clean the carpets and restore them to their natural beauty. Read more

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