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Cleaning Method

Why do my carpets have gray line along the edges?

November 29, 2016

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. We do NOT include them in our quoted carpet cleaning price.  Why? Because while it is possible to remove them,…

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Water Wicking

August 31, 2016
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What is Hot Water Extraction?

August 31, 2016

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 carpet manufacturers is hot water extraction — more commonly (though slightly imprecisely) known as steam cleaning. Technically speaking, true steam…

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Recommendations for When the Technician Arrives

August 31, 2016

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 handle small things like toys and clothes. It is helpful if you move any vehicles out of your garage before…

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Steam Clean vs. Dry Clean

August 31, 2016

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, it’s important to clear up the myth that “steam” is actually used to clean your carpets. While home and commercial…

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Proper Vacuuming Technique

August 31, 2016

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 can also have the largest impact on the air you breathe. Every vacuum is not created equally .  Some are…

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Should I Have My Carpet Cleaned or Just Replace it?

August 31, 2016

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 the best cleaning can resuscitate it. In general, the lifespan of carpet is 5-15 years, depending on the quality of…

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Extraction (Truck Mount Steam Clean) Cleaning

August 31, 2016

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 fibers. The dirty solution is then extracted by vacuuming air and moisture through a narrow opening in the wand and…

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The Chemicals We Use

August 31, 2016

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. BlackOut is unlike any other formula in the KleenRite product line. It was specifically developed to target and emulsify dark…

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When Can I Walk on My Carpet?

August 31, 2016

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 clean carpets. If you ARE going to walk on it; do not walk in your regular traffic places! What does…

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