Over the last year or so I have been doing business with Janitors Closet Of Tampa Florida located on 4183 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33610.
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When choosing carpet for your home understanding the different styles carpet will make your buying decision easier and allow you to choose the right carpet style for your home.
Cut pile carpet is todays most popular for many households in the Tampa Bay area. Cut pile carpet gets is durability from the type of Fiber used, density of tufts and twist in the yarn. For heavy traffic areas such as stairs and living rooms highly twisted yarns will hold it shape longer making it a better choice for high traffic areas.
Cut Pile carpet is broken down into 4 types:
Textured Plush is considered most decoratively versatile. The textured surfaces helps hide footprints and vacuum marks. It’s a great choice for busy homes.
Saxony – Refined surface. It’s a great choice for traditional interiors.
Frieze – The carpet forms a “curly” textured surface because the yarns are extremely twisted. It has an informal look and also helps minimize footprints and vacuum marks.
Plush (Velvet) – This type of carpet has a dense luxurious feel. The downside to this type of carpet is that it shows footprints and vacuum marks. This type of carpet is best used in low traffic areas such as formal rooms.
This type of carpet is loop stye carpet with the same size loop. This type of style creates an informal look and it holds up very well in high traffic areas. Many of today’s berbers carpet have this style of carpet
This style of carpet as two or three different size loops which creates different patterns and provides good durability and a more casual look.
Cut and Loop Carpet:
This style of carpet has both cut and loop yarns. This style carpet has a variety of surface textures. The multicolor effects with this style will hide soil and stains allowing your carpet to look cleaner.
With any style of carpet, having a professional carpet cleaning service performed on a regular interval will keep you carpeting looking new for many years and provide a healthy home for your family.
National Cleaning Specialists is a professional carpet cleaning service that specializes in deep cleaning carpet, tile and grout cleaning and upholstery cleaning in the Tampa Florida area. They can be reached at 813-907-9092
Will cleaning my carpet get rid of the fleas? Running a carpet cleaning business for over 20 years, I get this question asked a lot and the answer is usually no.
When dealing with a flea infestation, we recommend having a pest exterminator determine the best treatment for killing flees.
Once the fleas are killed than a professional carpet steam cleaning would help remove the dead fleas and eggs. If you have other textiles in the home such as upholstery, drapes, and pet bedding a good upholstery cleaning is recommended as well.
Having your carpet and upholstery cleaned using a steam cleaning process will flush out any dirt, contaminants and dead fleas and remove them from your home.
Spilling paint on carpet, especially when you have new carpet can be a very traumatic experience. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner may be an option, but if it is not, knowing the proper procedure and solutions to use can make that ugly spot on your carpet disappear.
Here is a list of items you will need:
Spatula or large spoon.
Wet Dry Vac.
Terry Cloth Towels.
Solvent: Any paint oil grease removal product will work fine. Most hardware stores that sell paint will have this. I recommend Pro-Solve Gel and Power Gel by Pro’s Choice.
Please be very careful when using a liquid form of a paint oil or grease removal product. This solution can cause the carpet backing to separate.
If the paint is still wet use this procedure:
Apply Pro Solve Gel to spot. “Pro Solve can be substituted with a paint oil grease removal product”
Gently agitate spot using the edge of spoon.
Apply Power Gel and agitate gently.
Thoroughly extract using Hot Water Extraction. ” A sprayer with hot water and a wet dry vac will work”
If the paint is dry use this procedure:
Apply Pro Solve Gel to wet fibers.”Pro Solve can be substituted with a paint oil grease removal product”
Agitate gently with soft brush or edge of spoon.
Cover paint stain with clean terry cloth towel.
Apply steam heat form steam iron set at warm temperature for 15 to 30 seconds.
Reapply Pro Solve Gel.
Apply Power Gel to spot
Thoroughly extract using hot water extraction. “sprayer with hot water and a wet dry vac will work”
When cleaning carpet, knowing how to clean room and what to do first, will make a big difference with the amount of time it takes and getting the desired cleaning results you want. The average 250 square foot room would take a 2 man professional carpet cleaning team about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the amount of furniture needed to move. Hiring a professional carpet cleaner in Tampa that has experience with performing this service will make this job look easy and money well spent.
The two main benefits of hiring a professional two man carpet cleaning crew will be the amount of time it will save you and getting the carpet its cleanest.
Here is a list of steps on how to clean a room of carpet:
Have all small items such as shoes, books, and toys off the floor.
Remove all breakables such as pictures, and lamps off of tables.
Pre vacuum floor to remove dry soil.
Slide all furniture away from walls. You will usually need to move the furniture 4-5 feet from walls.
Using Carpet Steam Cleaning process clean behind furniture. If any spots remain use spotting agents and then rinse.
Slide furniture back place and use styrofoam blocks or plastic tabs to protect legs from staining carpet
Pretreat traffic area with pre conditioner and agitate
Steam clean carpet areas with a ph balancing rinse to remove soiling and detergents.
When it comes time to hire a carpet cleaning company in Tampa, FL. one way to save money is to have the rooms prepared for cleaning. All items such as laundry, shoes, toys , and loose papers should be lifted off the carpet and out of the way for the carpet cleaner.
Having the rooms cleared and the carpet exposed prior to the carpet cleaning company arriving will make the job go quicker with less liability for the carpet cleaning company.
While most Carpet Cleaning Tampa companies have different prices based on total area cleaned, National Cleaning Specialists offers a discounted rate up to 10% off for cleaning homes that require no furniture moving or empty houses.
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Seeing is believing. While cleaning your tile floors on a regular basis will provide you with a better overall appearance of the floor, It also provides a healthier home for your family and friends.
Cleaning your tile and grout floors at least once a year will help maintain a cleaner home . Our cleaning process removes food and drink spills, cleaning residues, and fuel and oil residue from track in soiling from the garage.
National Cleaning Specialist, A professional tile and grout cleaning company in the Tampa Bay area provides cleaning of tile floors for $29.95 per area up to 100 sq. ft with a two room minimum.
Before you clean your Oriental rugs, be sure to know the answers to these 4 questions:
This beautiful oriental rug photo taken by Peter from Saudi Arabia and licensed under CC by 2.0. See more of Peter’s photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedronet/
1. If your Oriental rug is made of cotton, is the cotton is mercerized or non-mercerized?
Most oriental rugs are silk or wool, but there are some made of cotton. The kind makes a big difference. Mercerized cotton has been treated with heat to make it fade resistant. Mercerized cotton rugs are also resistant to shrinkage and generally easier to clean. Mercerized cotton looks shinier and smoother than non-mercerized cotton. Great care must be taken to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning rugs made of non-mercerized cotton.
2. What does the manufacturer of your Oriental rug recommend?
Steam cleaning your Oriental rugs may be fine, but you should make sure by checking what the manufacturer of your Oriental rug recommends. The money saved doing your own Oriental rug cleaning is no bargain if you end up with a rug that needs to be repaired or is ruined by improper cleaning.
This image of fine oriental carpet taken by Svadilfari and licened under CC ND by 2.0. See more of Sean’s photos on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/22280677@N07/
Many newer oriental rugs are already treated with a chemical to prevent stains when you buy them. However, treating your oriental rug with a carpet protector like Scotchgard™ will give it additional resistance to stains.
3. Are you comfortable cleaning your Oriental rug yourself?
You should only clean an Oriental rug if you know the material that it is made of and are certain of the correct process to clean it. Some of these rugs are made of silk; others are natural wool or cotton. Some of these rugs are machine-dyed and some are hand-dyed. Cleaning a hand-dyed silk rug improperly can easily ruin it.
4. If you decide to use a commercial rug cleaning company to clean your oriental rugs, what should you look for?
Look for an established cleaning company with technicians that are IIRC certified. Carpet cleaning techs who have this certification know how to clean different kinds of Oriental carpets.
At National Clean, we have been cleaning carpets for decades and every one of our techs holds this certification. Trust your valuable Oriental rugs to certified cleaning professionals who have been in the business for many years.
Ask your National Clean tech to show you his certification. He’ll be glad to do it.
Call National Cleaning Specialist at 813-435-1331 for Oriental rug cleaning in New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, or throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
Before you hire a carpet cleaning company in Brandon, Florida, or anywhere else in Hillsborough County, you should understand the different kinds of cleaning processes that commercial carpet cleaners use.
There are four basic cleaning processes that carpet cleaning companies use:
Dry chemical carpet cleaning – The carpet cleaning tech sets a pad on your carpet and using spins the pad with a machine. When the pad has absorbed as much dirt from the carpet as possible, another pad is applied to the carpets. Using a dry chemical process is like trying to wipe dirt out of your carpet with a giant towel. It’s not the process that most carpet manufacturers recommend to clean your home’s carpets.
Dry foam carpet cleaning – Carpet cleaning companies that use this method put a cleaning chemical on your carpets and allow it to dry. The theory is that dirt sticks to the wet chemical. First of all, the process can leave a residue on your home’s carpet. Second, it does not work as well as other methods. Would you put shampoo in your hair, let it dry, and then vacuum out the dirt? Cleaning processes that use rinsing and extraction work the best on carpet.
Dry compound carpet cleaning method – Companies that use this method sprinkle a carpet cleaning compound on your carpets and then brush it in with a machine. The mixture is supposed to attract dirt before it is vacuumed out of the carpet.
Hot water extraction carpet cleaning – Hot water extraction is the method that most carpet manufacturers recommend because it works the best. We pre-treat the carpet with a cleaner and then rinse with hot water that is forced deep into the carpet and sucked out using very high pressure. The heat and pressure generated by truck-mounted commercial equipment is much better than that generated by the DIY hot water extraction carpet cleaning machines rented at home improvement stores. Hot water extraction works so well because the water suspends dirt in solution and high pressure suction removes it leaving clean, fresh-smelling carpets.
Remember that carpet makers require professional cleaning of your home’s carpets every 12-18 months to maintain the warranty. At National Floor Care Specialists, our hot water extraction carpet cleaning will keep your warranty in force.