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Carpet cleaning tips from Tallahassee carpet cleaners

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1. How long does it take the carpet to dry?
Dry times vary depending on humidity, temperature, fiber content, density and air flow. Generally they are dry in between 4 and 24 hours. We promote rapid drying.

2. Can I walk on the carpeting immediately?
Yes, however you will need to have clean shoes or socks. And limited outside to inside traffic. We recommend letting carpets dry before allowing heavy foot traffic.

3. Do I have to wait all day for the carpet cleaner?
NO, We schedule in 1 to 2 hour blocks for arrival times. For example, we might schedule you for 9:00 to 10:00 AM or from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and so on.

4. How long should I wait between cleanings?
Because dirt is an abrasive, like sandpaper, every time you step on the carpet you grind dirt into your carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. And while vacuuming helps, by itself, it’s simply not enough. Then, the longer you wait to have your carpeting cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out. So get them cleaned regularly every 3-6 months

5. Are there any other reasons to clean my carpet besides getting the dirt out?
As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and hundreds of other chemicals. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria, and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing, and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up — you guessed it —in your carpet.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems, one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet. So in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of pollens, fungus, bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue from tobacco smoke

6. Is there really a difference between one carpet cleaner company and the next?
Yes! Many companies own hot-water cleaners, but a large number of employees don’t know how to use them. The company may own good equipment, but the employees may not know how to use it correctly. This is why it’s important that you choose your cleaner carefully

7. What about the companies that advertise really cheap cleaning? Are they any good?
Here are two important points to consider…

Point #1: The price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed. Before you select a company, decide what you want to accomplish. If you want the carpet cleaner to remove only some of the dirt, you can choose from hundreds of companies that use small shampooers or other cleaning methods. Or, you can even rent a machine at the grocery store and do the job yourself.
On the other hand, if you want your carpet thoroughly cleaned — if you want to remove the harmful dirt, bacteria, pollens, chemicals and tobacco residues — then you need to hire a company that uses hot water extraction. This is the only way to assure that your carpet remains healthy and free from dirt, disease-causing bacteria, and hurtful chemicals. So remember that the price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed.
Point #2: The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay.

Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised was not the amount they were charged. And if you’ve ever hired a cleaner, you too may have been the victim of false or misleading advertising. You probably learned the hard way that some carpet cleaners offer a cheap price — usually between $3.95 and $9.95 per room — and then pressure you into paying a lot more once they get inside your home. Some of them may even break the law by using illegal bait and switch tactics. As in all businesses and professions, the carpet cleaning industry has its share of bad apples. By their misleading advertising and false promises, they cast a dark shadow on our entire industry

8. Can I figure how much it will cost?
Consumers often think that if they want to clean four rooms and the price is $20 per room, then the price will be $80. But this is not always true. Honest and reputable carpet cleaning companies usually price carpet cleaning by the square foot. So if you’d like me to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, I need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned. Call 850-889-1515 for rates or an estimate

9. What are the differences between “dry cleaning” and “hot water extraction”?
You can choose from two primary methods to have your carpets cleaned: Dry cleaning or hot water extraction.
When a carpet cleaner uses dry foam, he applies shampoo to your carpet, allows it to dry, and then sucks the dried shampoo into a vacuum. Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum? This method can leave a residue in your carpet, which is one reason dry foam is not very effective.
The dry-chem method is similar to dry foam. The major difference is that when dry-chem is used, the company sets a large cotton bonnet on your carpet. Using a machine, the bonnet spins from side to side, absorbing the dirt that’s in the carpet. After the bonnet is saturated with dirt, another cotton bonnet is applied. Bonnet cleaning is like trying to use a large towel to rub the dirt out of your carpet. Like dry foam, it’s not very effective.
The dry-compound method spreads an absorbent mixture that looks like wet sawdust all over your carpeting. Then the machine brushes the mixture into the carpet, which in theory causes dirt to absorb into the mixture. When the mixture has dried, a vacuum cleaner sucks the material out of the carpeting. Because the carpet is not rinsed in any way, this method is not very effective.
The second carpet cleaning method is called hot water extraction. This is a fancy way of saying that a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into the carpet and then sucked out of the carpet. This method is also referred to as steam cleaning even though steam is not used. Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction.

No question, the most effective way to clean carpeting is with hot-water extraction. It’s the only way to thoroughly clean your carpet and rid it of dirt, harmful bacteria, fungus, chemicals, pollens and tobacco residue. Methods that use cold and even warm water remove dirt – but are not as effective as the hot-water method

10. Will hot water damage my carpet?
Some people believe that hot water damages your carpet, but this is not true. By washing and then rinsing your carpet with hot water, we clean your carpet completely — in the same way that the person who showers and then rinses off the dirt and soap will be much cleaner than the person who takes only a sponge bath

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