Uncategorized Archives

Prep is Key to Getting the Most out of your Commercial Carpet Cleaning

If your business hasn’t had a professional commercial carpet cleaning done before, and you’ve recently scheduled our cleaning experts to come out to take care of you, first of all, congratulations and well done! You’ve taken an important step toward protecting one of the biggest capital investments you’ve made — namely your carpet — and toward making your workplace more attractive and even more productive.commercial carpet cleaning

Here are just a few things you can do to make your professional cleaning go even more smoothly:

• Vacuum your carpet in advance of our arrival. You don’t have to, but we’ve found it can speed up our cleaning process a little, and help ensure our techs are focused on problems you can’t solve on your own.

• Make note of any problem areas. Speaking of problems you can’t solve — make note of and be sure to call attention to any stains  or spots you’d like our commercial carpet cleaning professionals to tackle. We’ve got a lot of carpet cleaning tricks up our sleeves, and we’re ready to put them to work for your business.

• Leave us a space. If you’ve got a great parking space near the door we’re going in, please try to make it available for us to park our vehicle(s). Also, if it looks like we might block someone in during our cleaning who might need to get out, let us know so we can be sure to accommodate them!

• Tell us about breakables. It’s always a good idea to let out technicians know about any breakable items that we might encounter in the course of our cleaning — including artwork, sculpture, lamps and vases you have in the workplace that require particular care.

How Long Can I Put Off Residential Carpet Cleaning?

carpet cleaningIf you’re the sort of person who puts off doing something as long as they can stand it — e.g. you mow the lawn when, say, you can’t find the mailbox any more — we’ve got some bad news: your carpet can’t take it, and you need to change your ways.

The longer you go between professional carpet cleanings in your home, the more damage you’ve let be done to your carpet — and the more quickly it will wear out, requiring costly repair and replacement more soon than necessary. The reason is that dirt doesn’t just make a carpet look bad, it starts working to destroy carpet fibers from the moment it lands.

This is because dirt particles, as tiny as they are, have multiple sharp edges. As they work themselves into the fibers of your carpet, they do so making tiny cuts in those fibers as they go. And while a single grain of sand might not seem like a big deal, consider that an average teaspoon of dirt contains anywhere between three and ten thousand individual grains — each one essentially sawing back and forth on the fibers in your carpet every time anyone walks on them.

There’s a reason you see people vacuuming and cleaning carpets daily at Fortune 500 companies; it’s not because their employees are bringing in more dirt than you and your family, it’s because these companies know carpet is a major investment, and protecting that investment is just good business. Taking steps to get the most out of your carpet — even if it means getting out your wallet and investing in carpet cleaning more often than you might think necessary — will save you money in the long run. So don’t put it off, get a professional residential carpet cleaning today!

In The Air: Why Carpet Cleaning Is A Must For Allergy Sufferers

There are lots of truly great reasons to have your home’s carpet regularly cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning service; deep cleanings make your carpet look fresh and new, and the removal of dirt and grime that’s accumulated despite vacuuming can actually protect the carpet, making it last longer.download (1)

 

But an often overlooked advantage to professional cleanings is how it can help people with allergies — and that’s more than 50 million Americans. Simple “hay fever” is the 5th largest chronic disease in the country; national studies estimate allergies are responsible for more than 4 million missed or lost work days per year, as much as $700 million in lost productivity.

 

Most allergy sufferers know it’s a good idea to clean a carpet at least weekly with a vacuum cleaner that has what’s known as a high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filter, which is a filter that’s fine enough to trap particles that commonly cause allergy problems — like dust mite, pet dander, and pollen. But even the best vacuum cleaners have a tendency to “stir up” particulate matter to a certain extent; and in the process of removing and replacing a HEPA filter, the collected particulates tend to at least partially escape as well.

 

For wood and other solid floors, the answer is damp-mopping; it is the most effective way to keep those particles from accumulating — and getting kicked up in the cleaning process. Similarly, a professional carpet cleaning that uses steam and high-pressure liquids never stirs up the allergens being picked up — and there’s no bag to change or filter to clean; we take care of that for you! Finally, the high temperature of steam cleaning actually kills dust mites, so they can’t reproduce. For more information about the benefits of carpet cleaning, give us a call today!