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What is a carpet protectant and how does it work?

A carpet protectant is applied to the surface of the carpet after cleaning. It provides a barrier which coats the individual fibers of the carpet.  When there is a spill or spot placed on the carpet, the protectant will prevent interaction between the carpet materials and contaminate, thus protectin…

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How often should my carpets be cleaned?

According to IICRC guidelines, carpets should be cleaned every 12-18 months. This is also the recommendation made by the majority of carpet manufacturers.  It is important to clean carpets as a part of a regular maintenance for your home. This is true because carpet is essentially a large filter. It…

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What should I do about spots on the carpet?

An important thing to remember about spot cleaning is to address it early. 90% or more of spots properly treated within a couple of days will come out.  Only when the spots are allowed to chemically react with the carpet fibers over time do they become permanent. Be sure to test whatever cleaner you…

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Should the furniture be moved?

Having the furniture moved may vary depending on the specific project and/or cleaning budget. It is recommended that furniture in high traffic areas are moved and cleaned under every 12-18 months which correlates with the regular carpet cleaning interval. Smaller furniture such as end tables, ottoma…

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Do I need to vacuum the carpets ahead of time?

Vacuuming the carpets beforehand is not necessary, but is appreciated.  In fact, it can save you money. Be sure to ask for details. If you prefer however, we can take care of that too. Vacuuming should be performed before the carpets are steam cleaned for faster dry times.  

How long until the carpets are dry and ready to use?

It is important to allow the carpets 1-3 hours to dry on most days after steam cleaning.  Frequent use before the carpets are completely dry can lead to rapid re-soiling of the carpet and subsequently should be avoided.  Excessive humidity can affect the dry time by a few hours for instance on a rai…

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