Friday, September 13th, 2013 at
When a manufacturer describes their product as “for commercial use,” you generally know that means it’s built for business; everything takes more abuse when it’s in a commercial setting, so it needs to be made a little tougher to withstand the day-to-day needs of your enterprise.
Carpet is no different. Commercial carpet is designed with business in mind, manufactured to wear more slowly under more traffic than you’d ever expect in a residential setting. But that doesn’t mean you can simply neglect it; it may be tougher in a lot of ways, but the carpet manufacturer expects a business owner to care for it more than a homeowner as well.
Regular commercial carpet cleaning is a big part of keeping your commercial carpet looking its best for your customers — and your employees. But there are a few steps you can take as a business owner to prolong the “just cleaned” look, to help it last from one commercial carpet cleaning to the next.
The most obvious is vacuuming, of course. Make sure whoever is assigned vacuuming duty knows the high-traffic areas need to be cleaned at least twice a week, if not more — and that every inch of carpet should be vacuumed once a week at a minimum. And when big spills happen, get it cleaned up quickly; the sooner a staining agent is cleaned up, the less of a stain it will create.
If you have area rugs, be sure to vacuum underneath them from time to time, as dirt and grime can find its way beneath and cause additional damage to both the rug and floor. And if you are using rugs to protect high-traffic areas from carpet wear, consider plastic mats — they last longer, and are easier to clean.
For more information about carpet care or to schedule a cleaning, please contact us today!
Friday, September 6th, 2013 at
Most homeowners know there’s a lot of aesthetic value in having a clean carpet; carpet cleaning makes the area you live in more pleasant, and if you work from home, a clean and inviting work space can make anyone feel more productive. But residential carpet cleaning professionals know there’s another aspect to clean carpet that isn’t always recognized by homeowners: carpet cleaning is a form of asset protection that can help most carpet last longer, and maintain a home’s value for less.
Professional residential carpet cleaning protects your carpet investment by removing tiny particles of dust and dirt that, over time, can work their way into even the most carefully-vacuumed home’s carpet. The carpet fibers themselves trap those particles between each woven strand, and with every movement across the carpet — whether the sliding of furniture, the typical footfalls from human or pet traffic through the home, or even the wheels of a typical home vacuum cleaner — the tiny sharp edges of those particles begin, ever so slightly and nearly imperceptibly slowly, to cut away at the carpet fibers. With each tiny cut, the particles work themselves into the fiber “wound” deeper, making the problem worse with each movement and leaving behind a damaged carpet that cannot be brought back to its original shape.
Preventing this damage means proactive residential carpet cleaning can be essential; and, if you’re not including regular carpet cleaning as part of a regular maintenance schedule for your home, be sure to use professional residential carpet cleaning services to take care of the episodic “big mess” problems every home faces, and do so sooner rather than later. There’s no substitute for deep cleaning with professional equipment; for more information about our residential carpet cleaning services and service packages, please contact us today!
Friday, August 30th, 2013 at
If you’re getting ready to showcase your home to new people — whether you’re preparing the home for a real estate sales showing, offering the space as a rental, hosting the biggest party of the year or just preparing for the first visit from the in-laws — you need to put your best foot forward. And perhaps you’ve taken the usual steps already; you’ve picked up the clutter, you’ve run the vacuum around the house, you’ve scrubbed a few sinks and toilets and you’ve mowed the front lawn.
Now it’s time to get serious about cleaning, and for that, we’ve got the professional help you need. You may already know we offer the most comprehensive, effective and carpet-safe carpet cleaning in the industry, informed by years of experience and a high level of professional standards. But did you know carpet cleaning is just the beginning of the cleaning services we offer?
For example, our furniture cleaning process is one of the best in the industry, featuring the latest technology in the upholstery cleaning world. We use a high-temperature water extraction system that gets well into the fabric and pulls out deep, ground-in dirt and soil in ways you may not think possible — and with results you’ll appreciate.
We also offer a tile and grout cleaning service that can breathe new life into your bathrooms and kitchen, or anyplace where the white lines around your tile may no longer be as white as you remember. If you’re tired of harsh chemicals and scrubbing for the better part of a day with lackluster results, consider our service, offering state-of-the-art tile and grout cleaning without all the work for you.
For more information about tile and grout cleaning, furniture cleaning, carpet cleaning, or any of the services we provide, please feel free to contact us today!
Friday, August 9th, 2013 at
You’ve done your part; whether your carpet was installed at home or in a commercial setting, you’ve taken the time to maintain it with regular vacuuming and basic cleaning. But at some point you’re bound to feel your carpet is ready for professional help — maybe it’s suffered a serious stain or two, or there’s been a set of circumstances that has brought particularly high traffic to a specific area. Or maybe it’s just been about a year, and you’d like to incorporate carpet cleaning as part of a routine maintenance schedule (most carpet manufacturers actually recommend this, a professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months!).
Regardless of why, your carpet doesn’t look as good as it did new; the good news is, a residential or commercial carpet cleaning professional can help! And while of course not all carpet cleaning companies are created equal, asking questions when choosing among them will help you find the right people for your job.
The first, of course, is “How long have you been in the carpet cleaning business?” It’s a good question to ask anyone you let into your home to do work, and if the carpet you need cleaned is in an office setting, commercial carpet cleaning companies especially should be able to provide references of other customers you could contact. Another good thing to find out is whether the carpet cleaning company’s employees receive any special training or certifications before they begin work.
Finally, ask for (and approve) a written estimate before any work begins. Professional residential and commercial carpet cleaning companies will perform an on-site inspection of your carpet and should provide a complete estimate for the work to be done. A written contract you can reference later will remove any doubts about which services (furniture removal, etc.) are included in the price.