Carpet Cleaning Wichita El Dorado KS
Service Master Best Carpet Cleaning Wichita El Dorado KS
What can I do to keep my carpet clean?
Carpet is generally made of artificial (Nylon, Polypropylene, Polyester, Acrylic, etc) and natural (wool, silk etc.) materials. Since carpet is made of woven materials similar to clothing, it requires periodic and thorough cleaning. Similar to not cleaning ones clothing develops soiling, staining and odor, carpets have the same effects and will need thorough cleaning regularly.
Keeping the soil off of your carpet is the best way to maintain the “new carpet look”. One of the most economical ways to keep your carpet clean is to keep it from getting dirty by using walk-off mats. Walk off mats are rarely utilized properly by homeowners.
Walk off mats must be cleaned regularly to ensure they do not become a new source of soil that gets trapped. Walk off mats should be large enough for the individual entering the home to wipe both feet as they walk in. Walk off mats are available at most home improvement stores.
Vacuum regularly. There is not a step more important. Depending on the traffic on the carpets, a new carpet’s appearance can be maintained by a thorough vacuuming as frequently as daily in the high traffic areas and at least once a week for the rest of the areas. It is estimated that 75% of carpet soil is dry particulate, vacuuming more often prevents soil from embedding into the carpet fibers.
A few tips about vacuum cleaners:
Clean spots when they occur. Almost all carpets manufactured today have some sort of stain resistance built into the fabric. Removing a spot that is fresh is generally easier than attempting to remove it later. Remove the soil or dirt by scraping and vacuuming. If it is a spill, dab with a dry absorbent towel. Add only a little water (if necessary, based on need) and absorb with a dry clean towel. All liquid should be blotted, rubbing is not a good idea and will generally spread the spot and may damage the fabric.
Use spotting products sparely and only when above procedure fails. Only use products that are made for spotting purposes. Bleach will damage the fabric. Consult the cleaning procedures recommended by the carpet manufacturer of your carpet. Use of unapproved products may also void your warranty and damage your carpet.
What is professional carpet cleaning?
Professional carpet cleaning is the process of cleaning the carpets in your home by the recommended standards (among others) of the carpet manufacturers, the carpet and rug institute and The Clean Trust [formerly the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification]) with professional equipment by trained and certified technicians.
Why should you have your carpets professionally cleaned?
What should you expect from ServiceMaster by Best professional carpet cleaning?
Result: Your carpet should be free of most soil, it should feel soft and have a “combed”, even look. Your furniture should be protected and put back in place. Your home or the rooms cleaned should have a fresher smell.
How does ServiceMaster by Best professionally clean carpets?
There are many professional carpet cleaning methods, among them are:
For most residential clients, we recommend for their annual professional carpet cleaning, the “Hot Water Extraction” method. We provide all other services as well to meet your needs. Contrary to common misconceptions, this is one of the most thorough cleaning methods.
How long will it take for us to clean your carpet and how long will it take to dry?
How much does it cost?
Due to changing market conditions and current condition of your carpet, please call the office at (316) 573-4888 to get a quote and schedule your appointment. You may also complete the Quick Contact on the right side and we will get back to you at your convenience. Please also let us know your special needs so we can accommodate them. While having your carpets cleaned, consider having your upholstery cleaned as well.
Area Rug Cleaning
Area rugs have been used in homes for centuries. Rugs are manufactured internationally with various fibers and backings. American carpet manufacturers have been making rugs with and without patterns also. Fibers have ranged from natural fibers such as wool and silk to manmade or artificial fibers of Nylon, Polypropylene, Polyester, Acrylic, etc. Artificial fibers used in rugs make them easier to clean and there is less opportunity of color bleeding or shrinking which can easily occur in natural fibers like wool or silk. Often rugs that are of oriental origin or from the mid-east are more likely to be made of natural fibers. Excellent quality wool rugs also originate from countries that have high wool production such as New Zealand.
What can I do keep my rugs clean? Tips on rug cleaning
Similar to carpet, the best way to keep rugs clean is to keep them from getting soiled. Walking on rugs without shoes (bare feet or with socks only) can significantly keep soiling off. In many countries where it is a custom to remove shoes at the door, certainly assists in keeping the rugs clean.
A periodic vacuum is one option in cleaning that is very effective. When vacuuming, be careful to not have the rug “sucked in” to the beater bar. This may damage the rug in a few seconds. It may help to have another person stand on the edges to help in this process. If possible, vacuum both sides.
Clean up accidental spills by blotting or dabbing with a clean color-fast cloth (preferably white to be able to see the soil transfer and notice color bleeding if it occurs). If possible avoid using cleaning chemicals, use of water to remove the soiling is the best solution. Avoid increasing the area of the spill by using as little water as possible. When using water, if the rug is made of natural fibers (wool or silk, etc) test clean a corner or an area that is not easily visible should there be a color bleed.
A method that is not common in the United States that is found in many nations is to suspend rugs so they hang. Then they are beaten with a rod or stick till all the dust comes off. This may or may not be the best solution for rugs that are American made.
As in all products, please refer to the label or the manufacturer requirements for cleaning and follow their tips.
Why should you have your rugs professionally cleaned?
Most area rugs can be cleaned by most homeowners. Should the need arise due to significant soiling that will not come out with water based cleaning (as mentioned above), professional cleaning may be necessary. Stubborn pet odor or urine/fecal soiling may require professional cleaning.
How does ServiceMaster by Best professionally clean area rugs?
First and foremost, we attempt to clean using the standard procedures based on the manufacturer’s requirements. If they are not available, we perform a fiber test to see if the fabric is man-made or natural fiber. Once the fabric is determined, we perform a color-fast test to identify color bleeding.
Upholstery (Chair, Couch, Sofa, Mattress, etc) Cleaning
Upholstery fabric at home or the office is heavily used and often will show dirt and soil easily, especially if it is a light color. Whether it is micro-fiber or silk to leather, regular maintenance cleaning will prolong the life and appearance of the furniture. To maintain its aesthetic appearance, regular maintenance cleaning and occasional professional cleaning is recommended by the manufactures and cleaning industry associates.
What can I do to keep my upholstery clean?
To keep it from soiling, adequate protection is necessary. For mattresses, a water proof mattress pad keeps from soil penetrating the fabric of the mattress. Most mattress warranties are void or depreciated once they are soiled or stained. With chairs, couches and sofas; a throw over it can help in preventing from deep soiling. Dining chairs that have a seat cover are easier to wash in the laundry and can be replaced if necessary, keeping the upholstery on them clean. Protecting the chairs that young children use is an excellent idea in keeping them from soiling.
Regular vacuuming of couches, sofas and over-stuffed chairs is an excellent way to keep up the maintenance. Some vacuum cleaners have attachments to facilitate that. If your vacuum cleaner does not have specific attachments and the suction hose can be removed, use a soft to medium bristle brush to agitate and vacuum the dust and soil on a weekly basis.
Spills need to be absorbed with high absorbent towels quickly before they penetrate too deep. Use fresh filtered water to avoid bleaching that can happen due to the chlorine in the water when using water to clean spill. Use very mild detergents sparingly and only when necessary.
Leathers can be maintained by cleaning with a leather cleaner and then applying a leather conditioner on a periodic basis. Before using any agent or conditioner, always refer to the leather manufacturer’s recommendations.
Why should you have your upholstery professionally cleaned?
How does ServiceMaster by Best professionally clean upholstery?
There are many professional upholstery cleaning methods and they are dependent on the fabric or leather that it is made of. For the basic fabric, below are the basic steps; however they are customized to accommodate the specific fabric that we will clean:
How long will it take for us to clean your piece of furniture and how long will it take to dry?