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Cleaning Method

Why do my carpets have gray line along the edges?

Is this included in my carpet cleaning? At Anderson Carpet Cleaning, one of the most asked questions is, “Why do I have gray lines at my carpets edges?”  Those are called soil “filtration lines,” which are created by soot from your furnace, and in some cases, candles. Nearly every home has them to some degree.…

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What is Hot Water Extraction?

In the hot water extraction method, hot water is essentially sprayed on the carpet and then sucked back into the machine, along with any dirt that was in the carpet. There is usually a cleaning solution added into the water to assist in the removal of stains. The primary method of carpet cleaning recommended by…

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Recommendations for When the Technician Arrives

It’s best to pre-vacuum general debris from the carpets. Our system will suck up the little stuff, but larger pieces get caught in  our filters. If you’ve vacuumed within the last few days, you are OK. Remove any breakable objects from tight corners and tables near stairs. We move light furniture, but we let you…

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Steam Clean vs. Dry Clean

The time has come. Despite your best efforts… You finally decided to get it thoroughly cleaned, but how do you know which carpet cleaning method to pick? Steam cleaning AND dry cleaning are both popular methods for cleaning carpets, but does one have an advantage over the other? In the steam clean versus dry clean debate,…

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Proper Vacuuming Technique

It is no secret that carpets and rugs should be vacuumed on a regular basis to lift excessive dust, dirt and food particles and other pieces of debris. Vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpet clean.   However, it may come as a surprise that something as simple as regular vacuuming…

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Should I Have My Carpet Cleaned or Just Replace it?

Should I have my carpet cleaned or just replace it?  I talk to people about this issue everyday.  You can restore the fresh look and smell of your carpet by having it professionally cleaned if it is less than 15 years old. However, at some point, your carpet begins to look worn and old, and not even…

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Extraction (Truck Mount Steam Clean) Cleaning

Extraction (truck mount steam clean) cleaning refers to a carpet cleaning process in which a hot (220*), water-based cleaning solution is injected into and extracted from the carpet, taking with it the loosened soil. A heated detergent solution is pumped through a pressure hose to a wand where spray jets force it into the carpet…

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The Chemicals We Use

At least once a day, someone wants to know what chemicals we use to clean carpets.  Is it safe, biodegradable and kid friendly?  Yes it is! Black Out Removes black filtration lines from carpet edges, under doors and around heating and air conditioning vents. It suspends back carbon and other pollutants for easy, thorough extraction.…

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When Can I Walk on My Carpet?

Can we walk on the carpet right after it’s been cleaned?   This seems to be a huge question..and this is what I tell my customers…Yes, however it WILL be damp. We recommend that after your carpet is cleaned you wear socks walking on it so that you do not transfer oils from feet to…

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