Residential Carpet Maintenance – How Often is Often Enough?

There is much discussion in our industry about how often carpeting should be cleaned. Surely you have heard “Wait as long as you can before you clean your carpet…” or “Once you’ve cleaned your carpet, it’s never the same…”.

These widely used comments have stemmed from unfortunate encounters with uninformed cleaners that have left the carpet with an overload of detergent residue. The unfortunate consumer has assumed that this is the case with all carpet cleaning and resolved to wait until the carpet is in dire straights to clean it.

The good news is that a properly cleaned carpet will not re-soil quickly and will actually last longer. Why? Because damaging soils are removed with effective carpet cleaning. Soil that is not removed by vacuuming, even though it can rarely be seen by the naked eye, cuts and slices on the carpet fibers as the carpet is being walked on breaking down the carpet yarns in the traffic areas. The result is that even with restorative cleaning at that point, it will not correct the damage that has been done to the fiber. Not to mention that a carpet that is not cleaned on a regular basis is an unhealthy carpet. Carpet is like a sink. It collects pollens, insecticides,
exhaust, etc. that gets tracked in or blown in from the polluted outdoors. Carpet manufacturers state that a residential carpet should be professionally cleaned at least 18 to 24 months for best performance. More often if pets and/or children are present and perhaps more often if you are a smoker. The EPA published a guide that suggested regular cleaning frequencies based on number of occupants, etc.

In closing, a carpet that is maintained on a regular basis will not only last longer but will also provide a healthier indoor environment.


For each new customer that you send us, we will reward you with a 10% referral fee that can be used toward FREE CLEANING. Simply refer your friends, neighbors, or co-workers, and we will reward you automatically. Remember our guarantee means we will take the absolute best care of your valuable referrals!

Run Spot Run – Seeing Yellow?

Have you ever experienced your carpet turning yellow? Yellowing can manifest in a myriad of shapes and sizes. It could appear in spots, only under furniture, or only in the open areas, under a rug or only in the bathroom by the tub! The fact is that it is totally unpredictable!

There are literally hundreds of causes for yellowing. It could be that a cleaning agent used contained too high of a pH, or it could be from the pad, backing or fiber itself. It could be the result of intense sunlight, or it could be a completely unknown reason.

Even though predicting what caused the yellowing is obscure, the approach
to solving the problem is relatively simple. Our company carries many products that are made specifically for yellowing in carpet. Sometimes it is as
simple as spraying a neutralizing solution on the carpet. Other times, greater measures must be taken. In any event, the solution is generally not as mysterious as the cause. Our solutions contain a variety of different agents, each cleaning agent works on a different type of yellowing problem. We simply test each one in a small
area to find out what works and proceed with that solution. Many times yellowing is caused by uninformed carpet cleaners. Our company avoids that by controlling the pH of our cleaning process, therefore helping you to avoid seeing yellow.


If you do not feel that our cleaning experience is the absolute best you have ever received,
we will rush out to re-clean for you at no charge.

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