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Cleaning isn’t just about appearance, it’s also about the life expectancy of the fabric and, even more importantly, the room’s air quality. Cleaning the carpet and upholstery removes dust, pollen, dander and allergens. Your lungs and sinuses will thank you.
Have your carpet deep-cleaned once a year. Steam cleaning, dry foam cleaning and dry powder cleaning methods all generally produce good results if performed by a reputable, well-trained technician. In other words, please don’t try this at home.
However, between professional visits, there are steps you can take on your own to help maintain your carpet’s longevity and beauty.Using a high-quality vacuum with appropriate filtration once a week is key here. To remove as much dirt as possible, remember to move the vacuum over each section of carpet multiple times and from different angles each time you vacuum. When dirt and debris become embedded in the fibers of your carpet, it is quite possible it may pass its point of no return. The final threshold. At this point no carpet ER can resuscitate it. Vacuuming is like going to the dentist: going too often for a scrape and probe cannot hurt you, but letting nature take its course unchecked will always result in decay.
An important note: improper carpet cleaning can void product warranties.
Most carpet cleaning companies also clean upholstery. Upholstered pieces need regular cleaning just as carpets do. Due to the copious fabric types that can be used, upholstery cleaning is more problematic than carpet cleaning. Cleaning instructions are often found on a tag located out of sight, so you may need to do some hunting for it. Water-based cleaning is typically indicated by a “W” on the tag and is commonly used for synthetic fabrics. Solvent-based cleaning (a.k.a. dry cleaning) is usually denoted with an “S” and is the common method used to clean fabrics of natural fibers. If the cleaning instructions are not marked, the furniture store from which the piece was originally purchased may still have the fabric-cleaning instructions on hand. Your upholstery cleaner may also be able to assist in the deciding on the correct method of cleaning.
Choose Services Wisely
Always pay close attention to the fine print, especially surrounding pricing and the actual services being offered. Certain “special offers” may have very strict limitations, and some services’ idea or definition of “cleaning” might differ from what yours may be.
Phone estimates are fairly common across the board these days. As stain removal and other repairs can cost extra, try to disclose any and all problem spots to get the most accurate estimate. An estimate over the phone from a reputable carpet cleaning company should be reasonably close to the final bill.