Carpet Cleaning

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.

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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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Determining Carpet Cleaning Intervals

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

DUBLIN — As a professional carpet cleaner, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “How often should I have my carpet cleaned?” While it would be easy to give a general answer, the reality is it depends on your particular circumstances. For example, while I recommend a minimum of one annual cleaning for a residential home, if you have small children or pets, you should probably increase this to twice a year. On the other hand, if your house gets minimal foot traffic, you may only need a cleaning every two years. So, it really comes down to how many people are living in your home and what kind of activity there is. Read more

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Video: Determining Appropriate Cleaning Intervals

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

DUBLIN —  Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to maintaining the carpet, tile and upholstery in your home, you’ll need to determine appropriate intervals for professional cleaning. 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: One of the things I’m often asked, “How often should I clean my carpet?” For a residential customer, we usually recommend about once a year for your residential carpet cleaning. If you have children or pets, it might be twice a year. If you’re 1 or 2 adults living at home without kids or pets, maybe you can push that to every 2 years. Read more

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Video: How to Prevent a Carpet Stain

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

HAYWARD — Host, Sarah Rutan: When cleaning a spill on your carpet, knowing the correct procedure can help prevent a permanent stain. Today we’re in Hayward with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Matt Cole of Cole’s Carpet & Upholstery Company to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Matt Cole: Want to talk to today about a problem that I always have when a lot of people will call me and ask me what solutions to use to clean spots up. And my tip is I always tell them to just get a damp towel, blot it up as much as you can, and just rub one way. A lot of people scrub and rub back and forth and it distorts and untwists the fibers which makes a permanent mark that cannot be taken away. Read more

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How to Prevent a Carpet Stain

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

HAYWARD — When a spill occurs on your carpet, you’ll need to use the correct clean-up procedure to prevent a permanent stain. First, get a damp towel and blot up as much of the liquid as you can. It’s best to avoid rubbing the spot, but if you do rub it, make sure to only rub in one direction—rubbing back and forth distorts and untwists the fibers, which will create a permanent mark.

After you’ve removed as much of the spill as possible with your cloth, put a terrycloth towel over the spot and weigh it down with a heavy item such as a 1-gallon jug. Leave it there for 24 hours. During this time, Read more

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