Friday, November 8th, 2013 at
One of the more common questions about residential carpet cleaning Lawrenceville customers ask most has to do with pets, and whether it’s appropriate to let cats or dogs walk on freshly-cleaned carpet.
The truth is there’s no hard and fast rule; liquid remaining in a carpet still damp from cleaning might absorb any dirt or soil on a cat or dog’s paws, but it’s not likely to be any more significant than what you might see when the carpet is dry. More importantly, there is nothing in any of the products used in our professional carpet cleaning Lawrenceville homeowners should be concerned about in terms of pets’ health and safety. Even right after a full cleaning, the carpet can be safely walked upon by pets and barefoot children with no worries about the natural ingredients causing any problems.
Another popular question — one we hear from commercial customers as well — is how often we recommend a carpet be cleaned professionally. The answer really depends upon many factors, including the type of carpet and what color it is, and where in the house (or business) it’s located. Carpet in high-traffic areas like kitchens and main hallways sees more wear and tear than carpet in less used rooms such as guest rooms or closets. Also, it should come as no surprise that we’ll recommend more frequent professional cleaning for carpets that are exposed to pets — unless you have dogs who wipe their feet before coming inside!
In general terms, most people can tell a carpet needs professional cleaning when it doesn’t return to its “like new” look after just regular vacuuming. In addition, it’s important to schedule regular cleanings at least every six months to address ground-in soil that might not be visible, but can nonetheless be damaging to your carpet.
Friday, November 1st, 2013 at
So you’ve made the choice to call a carpet cleaning service Camden home and business owners have been using for years — great! We’ve found our customers tend to ask a lot of the same questions before we arrive, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you get ready for your carpet cleaning — Camden customers should read on!
One of the more common questions is whether there’s a particular time of year you should choose for carpet cleaning; traditionally, there has been some reluctance to have a carpet cleaned during the winter months, due to fears that not being able to open a window or two will make the carpet stay damp for days or weeks after a good cleaning. Fortunately our state-of-the-art equipment leaves a clean carpet only slightly damp moments after we’re finished — and in nearly any environment, the carpet will be “go-ahead-and-walk-on-it-with-your-socks” dry in a matter of hours.
We also hear from homeowners in particular who ask whether they should clean their carpets themselves before we arrive, in an effort to get them really clean by the time we’re finished. The answer is, yes and no. There’s nothing wrong with picking up larger pieces of debris, and there’s never a time when it’s inappropriate for you to vacuum your carpet on your own; that said, we always begin our cleaning process with a vacuum process, so that’s covered.
Importantly, if there’s a stain you’d like us to remove, the best thing for you to do is to not start after it on your own; in most cases, attempts at scrubbing without the professional materials and techniques we employ will only make a stubborn stain worse! If you’ve got really tough stains, let us know; there may be pre-treat options we can employ for the best results.