Thursday, March 28, 2013

what do people want to know about carpets?

What do people really want to know about their carpets send me some suggestions and lets see where we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

wool vs manmade carpets

If you're looking for new carpets there are a few things to consider. The first should be "how much money do I have?" and "do I really want to spend it on new carpets?" If your answers to these questions were "enough" and "yes" then you really are in the market for carpet and here's what you need to know:

A recent industry survey conducted by showed that man-made carpet was far more receptive to traditional cleaning methods than organic fabrics like wool or cotton. If you have a cleaner, get whatever carpet you want, as you likely won't be the one cleaning it. If you are among the many people who do their own cleaning, man-made fabrics like rayon and microfibre might be a good option. Treating man-made carpets with stain protectors like scotchguard is cheap and easy. Should you ever strike it rich and hire a team of domestic cleaners, you'll sleep better knowing that your carpets will pose no problems for them.

Wool might look and feel better, but hours spent on hands and knees removing pilling with a pair of tweezers and scrubbing tiny imperfections will certainly make you forget that. You'll be resenting your fancy new wool carpet and the South African mountain-dwelling mohair-bearing sheep it was made from in no time at all. What's more, wool carpets, because of their cushy, malleable quality, are also quicker to wear than other fabric types, making them look old before their time.

To make the great wool vs. man-made carpet debate more accessible to the average Irish person, here is a simple analogy, borrowed from the famous children's story "the tortoise and the hare"; wool is sleek and beautiful like the hare, it goes fast and, for a few wonderful moments, it will look great and all your friends will admire you for it. Man-made fabrics, on the other hand, are the tortoise. They may not look like much in the beginning, but as the race goes on they will win you over with their persistency. Also, hares require far more love and attention than tortoises, which is not included in the children's story but very pertinent in terms of the big carpet debate.

You would do well to ring around to a few companies, to get their thoughts on the matter. There are a lot of pros and cons regarding the material we choose for our carpets, get advice on your needs.

Monday, March 25, 2013

what carpets should you buy when you have pets

Pet owners looking for new carpet have two main priorities: stain resistance and durability. After all, pet accidents and wear and tear from four-legged traffic can really take a toll on your carpet and shorten its life span, though this seems like a fair trade for the health benefits pets bring to their owners. Many 21st-century consumers have added health and environmental effects to their list of flooring priorities, and finding a carpet that meets these concerns is getting easier.

What makes carpet a good choice for floor covering if you have pets? Wall-to-wall carpeting is more comfortable for pets; after all, many pets spend lots of time lying around on the floor, inspiring spasms of envy in their owners. Carpet is also a nonslip surface that can be safer for animals, whose footpads tend to slide on tile and wooden flooring Lastly, carpet absorbs sound and can make your home a more peaceful place to live .

A common concern with carpeting is that it may contribute to asthma and allergies by collecting dust and pet dander. Both The Carpet and Rug Institute and the Canadian Carpet Institute claim that wall-to-wall carpeting actually traps allergens until they can be vacuumed up. They say that it's the best choice for allergy sufferers as long as you vacuum and deep clean your carpet regularly. Most allergy experts, however, still recommend hardwood or tile flooring

If you have your heart set on carpet, you'll want to take the following factors into consideration when making your selection.

Materials: Carpeting is usually made from wool, a natural fiber, or from synthetic fibers like nylon, polypropelene and polyester. Wool carpet is the softest and most luxurious, is naturally flame-retardant and breaks down more quickly in landfills, but it's more expensive than synthetic fibers and not as stain-resistant. Carpeting made from nylon fibers is the most popular because it's durable, stain-resistant and affordable, making it the most suitable for households with kids and pets. polypropelene and polyester are cheaper than nylon but less durable .

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): Carpet and other common materials found in homes may contain VOCs. These chemicals can cause eye, nose and throat irritation and have neurological effects

Newer carpets contain lower levels of VOCs, and carpets that carry The Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label are certified to be low-VOC. Manufacturing of newer carpets may also require less water and energy, and they're often made from recycled materials

Carpets made just for pets: Some carpets have been specifically designed to prevent pet stains from soaking through to your carpet padding, where the moisture can foster bacteria and mold growth. You might also consider carpet tiles, which make replacing damaged sections of the carpet easier. Some colors or patterns hide pet hair better than others, so consider this when choosing new carpet, too.

Once you've installed your beautiful, new, pet-friendly carpet, be sure to clean it often and well. Keeping carpet clean and dry prevents mold from growing To best care for your carpet, choose a vacuum approved by The Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label program, which can reduce airborne dust by 94 percent .

Monday, March 18, 2013

What to do before a carpet cleaner arrives

thought this was a good article , not all applys to all companies of course but still good info

What to do before a carpet cleaner arrives

Getting your home's carpets cleaned is a great way to freshen up the appeal of your home and preserve a floor covering's life span.

While part of the joy of hiring a professional is having someone else do the dirty work, taking these pro-active steps can help make sure you get the cleanest carpet possible:

1. Vacuum, if needed - Removing as much debris and dirt from the carpet fiber prior to a cleaning can help ensure your carpet cleaner is focusing on the deep down soiled in dirt. Some carpet cleaning services vacuum the carpet prior to beginning their work. Others rely on you, the homeowner, to do so. Ask your carpet cleaning professional whether or not you need to vacuum prior to their arrival.

2. Dust and clean Skirting boards - Clearing these areas of dirt and debris can help ensure the carpet isn't' dirtied quickly following a cleaning.

3. Remove fragile items - Porcelain knick-knacks, Ming dynasty vases, collectibles and any other potentially fragile or breakable items should be removed from the cleaning area and placed in a safe area.

4. Remove valuable items - While many carpet cleaning companies thoroughly screen and vet their employees, it's still a good idea to remove any items of value from rooms with carpeting that will be cleaned. Store them behind a locked door or in your car's trunk.

5. Move furniture, if necessary - Your carpet cleaner may offer a discount for cleaning a room that's empty or just focusing on high foot traffic areas. On the other hand, you may want to ensure your carpet is totally clean from wall to wall. Some companies charge a fee for moving furniture, others don't, so ask about moving furniture when making an appointment.

6. Remove smaller items from the floor - Floor lamps, waste baskets, toys, and clothing or shoes should all be moved out of the area to be cleaned. It's also a good idea to lift up and secure things like bedspreads, drapes or dust ruffles with a clothespin to prevent them from getting in the way of a carpet cleaner's tools.

7. Free up a parking spot - If your carpet cleaner uses truck-mounted equipment, they'll need to park their vehicle as close as possible to an entry door to run hoses for their cleaning equipment. Make sure your family's vehicles aren't obstructing them.

8. Point out areas of concern - Showing a professional carpet cleaner the stains, spots or high traffic areas you're most concerned with will help make sure they're not missed during the cleaning process.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

what kind of carpet should i buy?

I would say that a week doesn't go by without us getting asked, "I'm thinking of buying new carpet. What kind is best?" Many want us to give them a manufacturer and a brand. But, this is not a question that can be answered in a word or even a sentence, although that's what most want. So what is the answer?

It seems to me that many people have the opinion that 'carpet is carpet', that all carpets are pretty much the same. Unfortunately, that could not be farther from the truth. Let's compare carpets to something else we all have, automobiles. Are all vehicles the same? Of course not. Not only are there different brands but also categories. What's best: a sedan or a pickup truck? A sports car or a minivan? Let's face it, it really depends on what you're using it for. Each one has a place and is suited for specific needs. It's the same with carpets.

Carpets are made with as much variety as cars and trucks. To determine what's best you really have to decide on what you're going to use it for, what your family is made up of and their habits, and what you expect from it.

For instance, a three-season room is very different from a formal dining room, a bedroom from a family room. Also, who's in your family: kids? pets? how many of each? The harder you will be on a carpet, the tougher it has to be. Also, how long will you be using it? If you're planning on moving in the next five years you may not want to purchase a carpet designed to last 20 or more years (yes, they will last at least that long!).

Although there are countless brands and lines of carpet, we can look at carpets by what they are made of. There are primarily four types of materials are used in carpet production: nylon, polyester, olefin(polypropylene), and wool. Each one has very different characteristics and properties, just as a pick-up is different from a car.

Nylon: the best overall material for carpets. It has excellent abrasion resistance so traffic patterns don't develop quickly, is fairly stain resistant, especially with Scotchgard Protection, and responds very well to steam cleaning.

Polyester: very stain resistant, but, we've noticed it crushes or mats fairly quickly and only lifts temporarily after cleaning. This carpet lasts a very long time. We clean some polyesters that are over 40 years old.

polypropelene: the most stain resistant carpet. Some are bleach proof (although we don't recommend it for cleaning). This is an excellent carpet for indoor/outdoor settings, or areas where you need a lot of stain resistance, like a play room. These mat or crush almost immediately, so take that into consideration. It has been far overused in home settings. Personally, I think this is one of the reasons that people have torn out their carpets and installed other floor coverings in recent years.

Wool: no man-made fiber is a soft as natural wool. It resists crushing, is good for long term wear, is naturally fire-resistant, and usually offers rich colors. Unfortunately, it is pricey.

This is just a very short list on carpets. Within each category are numerous 'levels'; the type of material (nylon 6,6, PET, etc.), the density and backing just to name a few. I highly recommend the Carpet Guru's website, at, for a very comprehensive but easy to understand explanation of carpet, padding, and manufacturing. Read it over before you purchase any carpet. Just like you do your homework before you purchase your car, do your research before you buy your carpets. You'll be glad you did.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Working as a carpet cleaner in Ireland

Instead of offering a tip today i thought i would share my thoughts on working in the cleaning sector in Ireland.
To begin with it is a tough market whether its cleaning carpets, windows, gutters or driveways there is a lot of competition and to be honest we cannot compete with the one man operators that are paying no tax or insurance so to be honest we do not try, Unfortunately for us we are living in tough financial times so for many cost is the bottom line, last week we saw a guy cleaning a sofa with a wet/dry vac that you can buy in argos cant compete for sure!!!
One  problem that we do encounter is that people are just not bothered about clean carpets, to give you an example , i was pricing a job last month in Dundrum Dublin an affluent suburb, it was filthy, but in two weeks they were having a wedding party in the house so they wanted it spruced up , my point is that if there was no party there would have been no carpets cleaned.
Are people in Ireland less concerned about hygiene and cleanliness, i dont know to be honest, but when it comes to carpet cleaning our experience is that there are alot more dirty carpets then there are clean , post your thoughts how is it where you are

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do carpets affect allergies

Allergies and Carpets - Not What you Think!

We often hear a common thought, 'I'm getting rid of my carpet because I'm worried about allergies.' Now, granted, we are carpet cleaners, and, therefore, we love cleaning carpets and prefer you don't get rid of them. But this thought process may not be well-founded. There are some circumstances where getting rid of carpeting is the best choice. Many times, though, this is based on a lack of understanding on how carpets really work and can benefit a home.

You carpet is a filter. Does that make you uncomfortable? Many feel that way. But really, should it? Your furnace has a filter. When you changed it last what did it look like? Probably filthy and dusty. Did you conclude that there was something wrong with your furnace or the filter itself? Did you feel that because the filter was dirty there was something wrong with it? Of course not! We know that the filter was doing exactly what it was supposed to do, trap allergens and dust. You either replaced it or cleaned it. How does this relate to carpets?

Carpets act like filters in your home. When air moves over or through your carpets, the fibers catch and hold dust, hair, pollen, dander, dirt, etc. Is this bad? No. Think about it. If you had hard floors would there be any less dust? Obviously not. Where would this dust go? Well, every time your furnace or A/C would turn on, or even when doors open and close or people and pets move it causes air to move. With nothing to hold the soil and allergens, they get airborne easily and can find their way into us. Carpets prevent this from happening. They can actually make your indoor air quality (IAQ) better!

There is a big condition on this, though! Think back to your furnace. What do you do when the filter is full? You change or clean it. Most filters are designed to be replaced with new, clean ones. Your carpet is not designed to be changed every few months. It is up to you to clean it. This is done quite efficiently by giving it a thorough, regular vacuuming. Also included in this would be a deep steam cleaning to remove oils and deep down soil that vacuuming can't reach. Unfortunately, many disregard these vital steps and blame the carpet when really they simply aren't maintaining it. This is not simply conjecture, or opinion. Check out this link and the .pdf on it:

So don't be too quick to get rid of your carpet. Really consider the pros and cons of

bare feet good for carpet?

Whether your feet are clean are not, walking barefoot on carpet causes oil absorption. The oils attract dirt and dust, so the carpet does become dirty faster than if you wore socks. Remove your shoes and always wear clean socks when walking on your carpet. This will prolong the period of time between regular carpet shampooing.

common misconceptions about carpet cleaning

Common misconceptions about carpet cleaning.

"How often should I have my carpets cleaned?" This is one of the most asked questions. What do you think? Every few months? Once a year? Once every two years? Only when absolutely necessary? Well, let's examine what's behind the question itself.

I've found that a person that asks this question usually has underlying concerns. Many times these are based on misconceptions.

Misconception #1 - Cleaning your carpets wears them out faster.
False. Wear in carpet does not come from any type of cleaning but actually from a LACK of cleaning. Soil is constantly being deposited in your carpet. This has a bad effect when it is walked on, much like sandpaper would have. You need to remove the soil, grit, sand, oil, etc. Vacuuming the carpets is a good start and is vital to long-term care. But you need to 'wash' out the deeper soil and especially the oils. Think about an oily spot on your counter. Doesn't everything stick to it? The same thing happens on your carpet. Sand, grit, and other things readily stick to it causing further wear. You have to have it cleaned!

Misconception #2 - Once you clean your carpets they get dirtier faster.
False. This misconception comes from the days when you literally 'shampooed' your carpet. You soaped up your carpet, scrubbed it, and left it. It looked great for a while, but what do you think all that soap did? It attracted dirt. Time to scrub it again with more soap, and more dirt was attracted even faster. Do you see an issue? Today's methods are far better. Hot-water extraction leaves very little detergent in the carpets. They will not resoil faster based on the cleaning.
Now it has to be said that cleaning can affect the factory protection. You need to replace this with Scotchgard protection. Often, though, the cleaning exposes the wear the carpet has endured. Worn carpet soils faster. Also, once clean, we are often sensitized to any soiling and it can appear that the carpet is soiling faster.

Misconception #3 - They don't look dirty.
False. Carpets should be cleaned before they look dirty. When they look dirty, it is gone too far; damage is being done to the carpets and wear patterns are setting in. Remember, your carpets have depth. Soil does not stay on top for long. Where does it go? It works it's way down into the carpet. Perhaps, out of sight, out of mind; but, it's still there.

Sometimes, people using a combination of these misconceptions allow years, even a decade or more before cleaning their carpet. They are often quite surprised, even shocked, at the difference a cleaning makes. Don't let it go this far. Regularly vacuum your carpet and have it cleaned professionally.

Monday, March 11, 2013

how to keep your carpet smelling clean

The secret of a clean and smelling fresh carpet is to regular maintain it. Carpets tend to accumulate a lot of dust and dirt daily, which stay trapped in the carpets’ fibre and cause odours. Here are several tips how to make sure that your carpets not only smell fresh, but they’re completely bacteria-free and safety for your family.
Carpets need to be deeply cleaned at least twice a year, so rent a carpet clean from a home improvement store or contact a professional
carpet cleaning company to take care of the carpets in your home.
To keep your carpet looking clean and smelling fresh, you should ensure that anyone coming in your home putting their shoes off before stepping on the carpet. Thus way all dirt and grime will stay on the shoes soles instead of on your lovely carpet.
Another way to keep the carpets in your home clean and safety is to place rugs on areas in your home with high traffic. You’ll be able to wipe your feet on the rugs and leave your shoes there so that no dirt and grime spread over your carpets.
Vacuum, vacuum and vacuum. You should vacuum your carpets at least three times a week in order to prevent dust from accumulating and bacteria from growing up which would cause odours.
We at Cleanbright recommends that you use a hwe that rinses out with clean water when cleaning your carpets, because any soap residue may lead to dirt accumulation.

A carpet can be a great addition to home interior and make a home cosier. To prolong the beauty of your lovely carpets, you should know how to keep them clean and smelling fresh. So follow the tips above.!/Cleanbright.carpet

why do spots keep coming back

Why Does This Spot Keep Coming Back?

Have you had the frustrating experience of the 'reaccuring spot?' Someone spills some food, the dog has an accident, or someone walks in with something on their feet. You go into action and work like crazy on the spot. Success! The spot is gone and you breathe a sigh of relief; the night continues. But, soon after, you notice that it is back! 'What?', you ask. So you work on it again, but, a little while longer and it's back again! What's going on? Let's break it down so we can understand what we're dealing with.

Where is the spot coming from?
I have had many people tell me in frustration that the reaccuring spot must be coming up from underneath, maybe even from the padding beneath the carpet. Is this the case?

Well, in most cases the answer is no. In order for the spot to travel , or 'wick up' it needs moisture. So unless there is water constantly present it's unlikely that it is coming up from underneath. So in most cases it's something in the carpet that is attracting soil. Before we go further you need to answer a question...

How long does it take for the spot to appear?
Don't worry if you can't remember exactly how many days or weeks it takes to reappear. It's much simpler than that. If the spot appears during the drying process, when there is moisture present, that's Type 1. If it takes weeks or even months to appear that's Type 2.

Type 1
If the spot appears quickly, during the drying process, this shows that it is either not completely cleaned or is a chemical reaction. Some things, like coffee, can go deep into the carpet when spilled and often take several trys to clean out. Every time you wet the carpet the wicking action goes into effect and draws more coffee to the surface to be cleaned. Many time, though, you get a chemical reaction, commonly called 'browning', that happens. This is a similar reaction to the one that happens when taking a bite out of an apple and seeing the meat of the apple turn brown as it dries. This is a very simple reaction to fix. Try misting some white vinegar on the area to neutralize the spot. Of course, we are also willing to help you out. We use citric acid which has a 'magical' effect making the spot vanish before your eyes.

Type 2
When the spot takes weeks or months to come back, this takes more patience to get out. Something is in the carpet and is attracting dirt. Think back to the day the spot happened, the initial clean-up. What did you use? We've all done this: in a panic we go under our sink and grab the first cleaner we see and begin to work. Many times it's dish soap, a highly concentrated cleaner. Many cleaners are not designed to be used on fabrics like carpet or they need to be rinsed out thoroughly. Honestly, often we are the causes of the reaccuring spot. What should be done? Use a diluted white vinegar solution (4:1 or even 8:1) and clean the spot. Try to blot it up as best as you can. The vinegar will break down the soap and rinse it out. It may take a few times but it will eventually come out.

Many blame carpet in general when these things happen. But, that's not completely fair. When we understand what we're dealing with we can spot like a pro.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Should i clean my carpets myself

If you are like me, paying someone to do something in your home is distasteful. I know that in my line of work, that is exactly what I do. Ironic. But the fact is, if I can figure out a way to do it myself and save some money, I will. I fix my cars, repair my appliances, and do my own building. There is a real sense of accomplishment to figure things out. So what about carpet cleaning?

Even though I work as a professional carpet cleaner, I want to say straight out, that I am not in any way against cleaning your own carpet. Does this surprise you? Well, think about it from my standpoint: if you clean your own carpets, that means you want the carpets to last as long as possible; that's what we want as well. But on a broader level, you care about the appearance not only of the carpets, but of your home as well. These are the types of people we like to work for!

Now this is not to say that cleaning your carpets can be done any way you can think of. There are a lot of products that can be used to "clean" your carpets that we feel should not be used. We avoid naming brands to our customers as these change frequently, but instead focus on methods.

Liquids and powders that are applied, scrubbed in and left: This is a throwback method but we still run into it from time-to-time. This is a method that leaves most if not all of the detergent in the carpets. The problem is obvious. What happens to all the soap? It does not magically disappear or change. It sits in the carpet and will often attract more dirt especially when the humidity is high. When the carpets appear dirty, what do you do? Repeat the process. This creates a mess, no way around it. The carpets will appear dull and worn over time. This is a very tough situation to reverse.
Powders that are applied, scrubbed in and vacuumed out: These are advertised fairly frequently on TV and are often used in a pinch. They may contain odor absorbing compounds like baking soda. This has much of the same drawbacks as the above method. Again, a container of dry compound is sprinkled on the carpets and how much is really vacuumed up? How many people are going to take the time to thoroughly vacuum? What happens to the the rest? It doesn't go away. This method may give you temporary results but the long term results are poor.

What about methods that are good to use?

Home extraction units: These can be purchased at stores from argos to Homebase. They work on the same principles as our extraction units work. Water and a small amount of detergent are applied and then immediately vacuumed up. These work fine if used properly (SEE BELOW).
Rental extraction units: These are simply more powerful versions of the home units. The design may be different but they work the same. Your local hardware store, grocery store, and others may carry these (ex. Rug Doctor).

Here are some things to consider when using the smaller extraction units:
DON'T USE TOO MUCH DETERGENT!!!! This cannot be overstated. We tend to think that if a little is good a lot must be better. This is not true in this case. To illustrate, let's compare detergent to fertilizer. What happens if you use too little fertilizer? The worst that can happen is the grass doesn't grow as fast. What happens if you use too much? Well, has one of your kids ever tipped the fertilizer spreader in the yard? We found out effects the hard way in our house. The fertilizer acted like grass killer. It took two summer for the grass to recover. So it is better to use too little detergent when cleaning than too much. I suggest using perhaps half the recommended amount or less. You can always go over it again. But if too much is in the carpet, how are you going to get it out? Remember most of the soil you are trying to clean out is water soluble and doesn't even need detergent to be removed.
DON'T USE TOO MUCH WATER!!!! Anyone can wet a carpet. Honestly, all it takes is a hose. But, how are you going to get the water out? Make sure that you take a lot of vacuum strokes. Not only is this good for drying, as every drop pulled out is one less that has to evaporate, but remember, the water has soil in it. The carpet will be cleaner simply from this step alone.
DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE SIZE OF THE JOB! Doing the job right takes time with a smaller unit - no way around it. I have heard from my customers on many occasions that weekends have been lost to cleaning a relatively small area of carpet, an area that may take us an hour or so. You need to weigh the costs versus the benefits. Every do-it-yourselfer knows that there are some things it is better to pay someone else to do, whether because of the time, job size, or skill level required.
THIS DOES NOT REPLACE PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. I am not simply saying this for my benefit. It is the truth. While the small units work great for touch up cleaning or sprucing up for when the relatives visit, they simply don't generate the heat and power that a prifessional unit can. They don't clean as deeply or as thoroughly no matter how much time is taken.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Carpet cleaning and Odours

Did you know that carpet cleaning has an intimate relationship with your senses? Our senses are amazing things, and in particular our sense of smell is sometimes mystifying. Our sense of smell can tell us when fruit is ripe, when the rain is coming and has come, and it can even magically transport us back to our first day of school just by the memory of a smell. I want you to go and do something, nothing too crazy. Go into your living room, your entry way, your bathroom, wherever your carpet gets the most traffic and give it a smell. No really, get down there and smell your carpet. What does it smell like? Your pets? Last night’s dinner? Something worse?

Carpet odour is a problem that affects hundreds and hundreds or people. It isn’t really a surprise; our carpets get used more than almost everything else in our homes. We track all kinds of things into and onto our carpets everyday from outside and inside. Carpet odour is directly related to chemicals, most odours are chemical reactions that give off an unwanted smell to the surrounding air. Carpet odour doesn’t always mean your carpets are “dirty” either. Your carpets may look beautiful but be full of some bacteria smelling up the house. Capet cleaning is more than just dealing with unsightly stains. When there is a need for odour control on your carpets, first you need to identify the source and remove it with the correct cleaner. Treating the area with enzymes and molecular modifiers also helps to remove the affected area and neutralize it. Once it is neutralized, it no longer gives off the gas that causes the odour to become airborne.

Carpet odour is a solvable problem; carpet cleaning can eliminate the odours and get your carpet back to smelling its best!

It is also important to seal the area locking in any remaining odour source. When carpet cleaning, using the correct chemicals, those that will not harm the environment in your home, is critical. We all have environmental concerns today, especially with all the pets and children that come in contact with your carpet every day. Our carpet cleaning techniques are designed to ensure the unwanted odours are removed and the health of your household is protected, both from disease causing bacteria and from harmful chemicals.

If you live in the Dublin Wicklow area, we want to help you with all your carpet cleaning and odour control needs. Carpet odour can be a serious problem, but it can be quickly and effectively eliminated. When you are choosing a carpet cleaning team, always ask questions to understand the process they use to do the job. Odour control can vary depending on the various sources that you have in your homes that cause odours in your carpets. What questions can we answer for you? Give us a call, we would love to partner with you to take the best care of your carpets.

what to expect from your carpet cleaner

Springtime is a time when most people give their homes a thorough cleaning. If you plan to clean your carpet this season, you may want to give careful thought to who will be doing the job. Is it a do-it-yourself project or is it best left to a professional?

If you are seeking a professional carpet cleaning service, be sure to do your homework. With so many choices and advertised prices that run the gamut, you want to be sure you are getting your money's worth. I offer the following tips to help your search go more smoothly:
To find a reputable company, ask around. Ask your family, friends and neighbours who they use to clean their carpets and who they would recommend to others. .

Price does matter. The lowest price is not always the best price. While no one wants to be overcharged, extremely low prices should also set off warning signals. Companies that advertise very low prices may be practicing what is called "bait" advertising. Once the workers arrive in your home, they quickly suggest a more expensive treatment for the cleaning. Ask exactly what is included in the price and be sure to get it in writing before the crew begins any work.

Find out what you get for your money. Just as pricing can differ from company to company, so can the services included in the price and what the company considers "extras."

 What type of cleaning agent does the company use and exactly how does it work? Will the cleaning company move furniture and return it to its original location? If so, is there an extra charge for this service?

What about pre-treating spots and heavily soiled areas? Are there extra charges for high traffic areas? What if you are not happy with the cleaning? Is your satisfaction guaranteed?

Find out what care is required after the cleaning. How long will it take to dry? What kind of ventilation is needed? Can you get a written guarantee?

The Key is do not be afraid to ask a good carpet cleaner will have no hesitation in providing the right answers and service

Monday, March 4, 2013

rip off carpet cleaners

thought this was a really good article, like many professions there are companies who prey on vunerable , they charge really low prices and then upon arriving they have what they call add-ons, often hiking the price up anyway read the article

Friday, March 1, 2013

what to expect from a carpet cleaner

As in many trades there are good and bad, what should you expect from a good carpet cleaner?

1. A pre inspection audit check what needs to be cleaned and a realistic appraisal
2. A quote is given not an estimate too many conmen out there
3 .Any good carpet cleaner will give a gaurentee no hesitation
4 .A good operative will pre vacuum this is a must dont listen to any excuses because thats
    all they are
5 .Furniture moved free no hidden charges
6 carpet presprayed  with good chemical and then agitated this gets soap deep down
7.detergent washed and extracted using a quality machine
8 carpet groomed