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User Question of the Week: How often should I steam clean my carpets?
Depending on whom you ask, you will get different answers for this question. Some will say steam clean the carpet once every six months, others once per year, once every twelve to eighteen months, and every twenty-four months. These answers could all be correct, depending on the conditions one’s carpet is exposed to.
Foot traffic and how often the carpet is vacuumed are the main factors effecting the frequency of the carpet cleaning. So, how often the carpet should be professionally steam cleaned depends more on carpet foot traffic and how often it’s vacuumed more than the time.
Vacuuming removes soil particles from the carpet, helping prevent soil accumulation, and thus keeping the carpet clean longer. All things equal, a carpet that’s not vacuumed regularly will need to be steam cleaned sooner than a carpet that’s regularly vacuumed. There is no set standard for how often to vacuum, but a manufacturer, Shaw Industries, recommends to “vacuum, vacuum, vacuum.” (haha, we apologize if that particular recommendation didn’t provide clarity, but we hope you get the point, which is to vacuum as much as possible. 😊)
Also, carpets with high volume traffic may need to be cleaned more regularly than a carpet which gets very little traffic at all, because more soil particles are being deposited on the carpet and the carpet is being exposed to more natural wear. The easiest test of whether the carpet needs steam cleaning is if you see soil accumulation. If you vacuum regularly and your carpet does not get much foot traffic, Shaw Industries recommends steam cleaning the carpet once every twenty-four months minimum.
So, in summary, you should vacuum the carpet as much as possible, professionally steam clean the carpet as soon as it looks like it needs it, or definitely once every twenty-four months.
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FULL SERVICE LIST:
STEAM CARPET CLEANING
Steam Carpet cleans are done using truck-mount equipment, which can clean using water temperatures over 200 degrees farenheit; truck-mounts are combustion engines, like a car, and extracts water better when cleaning. This amounts to a better carpet clean, which dries very quickly, within 1-2 hours.
TILE AND GROUT CLEANING
Description: Tile and grout cleaning is also done with a truck-mount, which allows us to provide consistent, top quality results. We also offer deep cleaning, for an additional fee, which involves manually cleaning the grout before cleaning with the truck-mount.
PET URINE ODOR TREATMENT
Description: We are able to remove pet urine odors using a 3 step process.
1) Identify Urine using UV Light.
2) Neutralize pet urine using an enzyme based solution, and extract.
3)Eliminate urine odor using an encapsulating solution chemical that bonds to the odor causing agent, which allows us to extract it.
Please note more than one treatment may be required.
Description: Carpet stretching and resecuring is done using a power stretcher, which connects from wall to wall. This allows us to stretch the carpet fully, and eliminate carpet wrinkles. The carpet wrinkles do not return.
Description: We can repair most carpet damages. Did your pup scratch the carpet? We can repair that. Did you spill bleach on the carpet? We can repair that. We understand the effect carpet wear, carpet type, and damage size has on the results of the carpet repairs, and how to provide the best carpet repair possible.
PET STAIN REMOVAL
Description: 6 inches in diameter is considered medium, and one foot is considered large. Prices varies for stains greater than one foot.
We do all types of house cleaning: bi-weekly and monthly maintenance cleaning, and move out deep house cleaning. You tell us what you like cleaned, and our maids will get it done.
We guarantee the quality of our product. Our painters are professionals at priming, trimming, and painting. We also take care in not leaving a mess behind, and cleaning up after ourselves.
We can handle all your drywall repairs needs.
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ABOUT PROFESSIONAL CARPET RESTORATION LLC
We are family owned and operated since 2008. Our family has done this work for over 25 years. We began offering steam carpet cleaning in Alexandria Virginia in 2008, as well as Water Damage Restoration; ever since then, we have continued to grow and offer a diverse set of services. We now offer House Cleaning, a.k.a Maid cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, drywall repairs and painting in alexandria va and the general DMV area. Our goal is to always provide top quality work every time, and to be able to form a personal relationship with you. If we ever provide a service that is not up to your standard, we will return and fix the issue for free. Don't take our word for it, see what your neighbors are saying on Yelp, Google, Angie's List, Facebook, and HouseCall. Also see the apartment property managements we work with, odds are we may already work with your property management. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. You made us who we are. Thank You.