Archive for the ‘Carpet Cleaning’ Category

Best Prices on Dehumidfiers in Tampa Florida

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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.

I have purchased carpet cleaning supplies, dehumidifiers, air blowers, and truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment and have been extremely satisfied with their friendly staff, responsive service department and low prices.

I highly recommend Janitors Closet if you are in need of water damage equipment such as dehumidifiers and blowers that will dry out your home or business and live in Tampa Florida. Visit my friends at Janitors Closet (813-626-3030). Ask for Greg

Understanding Carpet Styles and Types

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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:

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.

 

Level Loop:

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

Pattern Loop:

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

Carpet Cleaning: Can I get rid of fleas by cleaning my carpet?

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

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.

Carpet Cleaning: How to Remove Dry Paint From Carpet

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

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:

  1. Spatula or large spoon.
  2. Wet Dry Vac.
  3. Terry Cloth Towels.
  4. Steam Iron.
  5. 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.
  6. 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:

  1. Apply Pro Solve Gel to spot. “Pro Solve can be substituted with a paint oil grease removal product”
  2. Gently agitate spot using the edge of spoon.
  3. Apply Power Gel and agitate gently.
  4. 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:

  1. Apply Pro Solve Gel to wet fibers.”Pro Solve can be substituted with a paint oil grease removal product”
  2. Agitate gently with soft brush or edge of spoon.
  3. Cover  paint stain with clean terry cloth towel.
  4. Apply steam heat form steam iron set at warm temperature for 15 to 30 seconds.
  5. Reapply Pro Solve Gel.
  6. Agitate gently
  7. Apply Power Gel to spot
  8. Gently agitate
  9. Thoroughly extract using hot water extraction. “sprayer with hot water and a wet dry vac will work”

Repeat steps 7 thru 9 if needed

If you are looking for professional carpet cleaning in Tampa Florida please call 813-907-9092

How To Clean A Furnished Room Of Carpet

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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:

  1. Have all small items such as shoes, books, and toys off the floor.
  2. Remove all breakables such as pictures, and lamps off of tables.
  3. Pre vacuum floor to remove dry soil.
  4. Slide all furniture away from walls. You will usually need to move the furniture 4-5 feet from walls.
  5. Using Carpet Steam Cleaning process clean behind furniture. If any spots remain use spotting agents and then rinse.
  6. Slide furniture back place and use styrofoam blocks or plastic tabs to protect legs from staining carpet
  7. Pretreat traffic area with pre conditioner and agitate
  8. Steam clean carpet areas with a ph balancing rinse to remove soiling and detergents.
  9. If any spots remain use spotter and then rinse
  10. Groom and dry carpet.

 

Carpet Cleaning Tampa Tip | How to Save Money on Hiring a Carpet Cleaner

Monday, October 15th, 2012

 

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.

Call Now to schedule a carpet cleaning appointment

813-435-1331

Carpet Cleaning Tampa

Before and After

Tampa Bay Carpet Cleaner provides much more than Clean Carpet!

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Tampa Carpet Cleaner catches Snake while cleaning carpet

Tampa Carpet Cleaner Catches Snake

While cleaning Tile and Wood floors in the New Tampa area, cleaning specialist Brady Steeves removes a Snake that was in the garage of a family’s home.

Tampa Oriental Rug Cleaning Company Shares Tips

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Before you clean your Oriental rugs, be sure to know the answers to these 4 questions:

oriental carpet

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.

Oriental carpet

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.

Brandon Florida Carpet Cleaning Companies Use Different Cleaning Processes

Monday, May 16th, 2011

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.

The more you know, the better decision you can make when you choose a carpet cleaning company in Brandon, Lutz or Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Truck mounted hot water extraction equipment image

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.

To get a free estimate and schedule a carpet cleaning appointment online, visit our carpet cleaning estimate page or call us direct at 813.435.1331.

Save ten percent when you book your Lutz carpet cleaning appointment online.

This article written by Mark Finstein, owner of National Floor Care Specialists. Mark has more than 20 years experience cleaning carpets, cleaning tile and grout, and restoring wood flooring.

Pet odor removal from Carpet

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

National Cleaning Specialist tries new product that works on removing the worst pet odors from carpets and upholstery.

We have recently cleaned some carpet and have used Fresh Wave IAQ on some pet odor problems. It has worked well for us on those jobs.

The company brochure states “It doesn’t mask odors – it destroys them at a molecular level. It bonds to and then digests the worst organic and inorganic odors for complete removal.

Fresh Wave IAQ is completely non-toxic and safe to use around people and pets.”

If you are in need of pet odor and stain removal from carpets in the Wesley Chapel, Valrico and Greater Tampa area or like to order the product  please call 813-435-1331