Carpet Cleaning

Video: Caveat for Organic Carpet Cleaners

Posted on January 30, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to carpet cleaning, organic products are a great choice, but it’s important to understand their limitations. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Alex Figueroa of Marin Carpet Care and Cleaning Services to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Alex Figueroa: A lot of people are asking for natural, organic chemicals. I don’t like too much organic chemicals when your carpet is heavy dirty. I like to use the – because it’s an environment good for the homes and nontoxic chemicals. But when your carpet’s really, really dirty, we’re not recommending to the organic, because it’s not going to become out the heavy duty you have. Read more

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When (and When Not) to Use Organic Carpet Cleaning Products

Posted on January 30, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — Organic, all-natural cleaning products are very popular nowadays, and carpet cleaning products are no exception. Unlike standard carpet cleaning products, organic products don’t contain any of the toxic chemicals traditionally used to eliminate dirt and stains. For this reason, when an organic product is used to clean carpet, no toxic chemical residue gets left behind, which makes for a cleaner, healthier home environment.

While we recommend organic products for regular maintenance cleanings, we don’t recommend them if your carpet is very dirty. Since organic products don’t contain heavy-duty cleaning chemicals, they lack the cleaning strength to remove heavy dirt and stains. In contrast, a carpet that’s well-maintained typically won’t require as intensive of a cleaning, 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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The Benefits of Steam Cleaning Carpet

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SAN FRANCISCO — Most homeowners don’t realize the abundance of bacteria, germs and other contaminants a carpet can harbor. After making their way into the home (whether by air or being tracked in by people and pets), most of these contaminants end up on the floor, which can be particularly problematic in homes with carpet. While regular vacuuming will help keep contaminants in check, this only removes debris at the surface level, allowing particles that have become deeply embedded in the carpet to remain. So, to purge your carpet of contaminants, you’ll need to take more intensive measures.

One effective technique used to deep-clean carpet is steam cleaning. Also known as “hot water extraction,” this method utilizes heavy equipment that shoots hot water into the carpet fibers to dislodge buildup. Read more

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