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Carpet Cleaning: How to Select a Professional Carpet Cleaning Firm

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Carpet Cleaning: How to Select a Professional Carpet Cleaning Firm

If your carpet still looks dirty and dingy after vacuuming then it may be time to have your carpets professionally deep cleaned. Hiring a cleaning firm can be difficult and costly if you don’t know what questions to ask.

When it’s time to hire a carpet cleaning company, asking these questions will help you choose a professional, experienced and reputable company.

  1. How long has your company been in business? This speaks volumes about a company’s experience and reputation.
  2. How long has the technician you plan on sending to my house been with the company? This will also tell you about the experience of the technician
  3. What kind of training or certifications do you provide your cleaning crews before they are allowed to enter customer’s homes? Most reputable companies will require their technicians to obtain certifications.
  4. Do you vacuum the carpet before you clean? Most soil in carpet is insoluble which means water or solvents can’t break them down. The best way to remove this type of soiling is by dry vacuuming
  5. Do you Pre- spray the carpet before you clean? This helps break down the high traffic areas and spots before they clean the carpets.
  6. Does your cleaning process include spotting for any stubborn stains? If this is not included they may charge additional fees for this service.
  7. How long will it take my carpets to dry? This is important because most professional cleaning should only take 6- 8 hours to dry.

By asking these important questions you will be able to tell what kind of experience and reputation the company has and what type of cleaning you can expect. If the company employs these steps in the cleaning process you can expect to have a very clean carpet without any surprises.

For more information please visit us at www.NationalClean.com or call 813-907-9092

Carpet Cleaning: Homemade Pet Odor Removal

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Homemade Pet Odor Removal

The best homemade pet odor removal is prevention through good cleaning practices. However, there are some natural homemade pet odor neutralizer procedure when necessary.

Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the best homemade pet odor removal solutions. Depending on the surface or material that you are cleaning, you can use the standard 3% peroxide solution as your new homemade pet odor removal. Or if you are moping a floor, you may want to consider using 1 cup a high mix (35%) with 1 gallon of hot water.

Using H2o2 as a homemade pet odor removal is a great choice because of its disinfectant, anti-bacterial, anti-mold and anti-mildew properties. Secondly, it’s a homemade pet odor removal solution that is non-toxic to people, plants and of course, household pets.

Other common household products that can be used as a homemade pet odor removal solution is dishwashing detergent and vinegar. You can mix a quart of water with several drops of detergent and a couple tablespoons of vinegar to make this nifty homemade pet odor removal mixture.

Apply your new homemade pet odor removal mixture to fresh pet stains. If the pet stain has already dried out, you may be too late.

A third homemade pet odor removal is Borax. Sometimes it will clean a soiled area well, but the best property of this homemade pet odor removal is its ability to remove unpleasant odors.

As always, if your homemade pet odor removal solutions don’t quite do the job, you can always call the pros at National Carpet Cleaning Specialists.

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Carpet Cleaning Tampa: What are those black lines around my baseboards?

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Many customers that I have cleaned, have pointed out that the previous cleaner could not remove those black lines around the baseboards and under closed doors? These black lines are between a quarter of an inch to half inch in width and travel down the length on the wall.

This type of soiling is called Soil filtration. Its the airflow contaminants that are trying to pass through a door or the crack in the wall. This contamination is similar to what you find in your air conditioning filter.

As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, the microscopic  soiling is deposited there, (hence the term filtration soiling). This build up occurs over a extended period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred.

This type of soiling is very difficult to remove because the soil particles  are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet.

Removing this type of soiling is very difficult and requires special cleaning agents to assist in the process.

To help prevent soil filtration, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpet on a regular basis.

Carpet Cleaning Tampa: High traffic areas

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

While cleaning carpets today, I had a customer ask me about a high traffic area in front of her sofa.

She had moved her sofa to a different location and there was an area in front of the sofa that appeared worn out. She wanted to know why that area still looked so bad after the cleaning.

I explained that sand and grit had scratched the face of the fiber causing it to be distorted.

If the carpet is fairly new, many customers will think that the carpet has worn out in those areas. Carpet manufacturers disagree with this term. They consider this as ugly out.

This could have been avoided by more frequent vacuuming and cleaning frequency. Proper door mats will also help in removing of the sand and grit that causes this type of condition.

Vacuuming should be done daily in the high traffic areas to prevent this from happening.

Professional Carpet Cleaning using a low moisture hot water extraction process, should be done at least every 12 to 18 months.

Carpet Cleaning Tampa Bay: Proper Fiber Indentification

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

When choosing a professional carpet cleaning company, it is important that the cleaning technician identifies the carpet construction prior to cleaning. The reason for this is that there are many different cleaning solutions to choose from.

Choosing the cleaning solution that works best for that particular fiber construction will give the cleaner and home owner better results. When its time to choose a carpet cleaner make sure that the technicians coming in to your home have the technical knowledge on fiber identification.

National Cleaning Specialists has over 30 years of experience in cleaning Carpets, Rugs, Fine Fabrics and Floors. All of our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification which means that we will provide you with the experience you need to get the cleanest floors possible.

Clean any 3 rooms of carpeting for only $105.00.

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Carpet Cleaning: Fundamentals of Cleaning Carpets

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Cleaning carpets in the Tampa Bay area should consist of 4 fundamental processes to achieve the cleanest results

At National Cleaning Specialists we first identify the carpet construction to determine what type of cleaning agents will provide the safest and most effective results. Once this is done, we then pre inspect the carpet areas being cleaned to determine the amount of soiling, stains, and any installation problems prior to cleaning. Choosing the proper stain removal process is key to having success with removing stains.

There are four steps that should be done if you want clean carpets.

1. Dry soil removal: This process is accomplished with using a high powered vacuum and brush system. By doing this first, it will remove more sand and dirt from your carpets. Most non professional carpet cleaners do not vacuum the carpet prior to cleaning. Most experts would agree that the 85% of soil found in carpets is dry soil. This type of soiling is insoluble, which means it can not be broken down with use of water base cleaning agents or solvents. The most effective way is to vacuum the carpets prior to cleaning.
2. Soil Suspension: An example of this is the wash cycle in your washing machine. This is accomplished by using an alkaline pre conditioner to treat the areas prior to cleaning. This helps in suspending the oily residues for removal. ?
3. Ph balancing rinse: With the use of special cleaning agents, this process removes the suspended soils from the carpet and also neutralizes the previous cleaning agents. The carpet is free of any residue and left clean and soft
4. Spotting: If any spots remain professional spotting agents should be used. Some difficult stains such as ink, mustard, and coffee will most likely need specialty spotters to remove.

There are other steps involved in cleaning carpets but these mentioned are the bare minimum in order to achieve Clean Carpets.

National Clean uses a unique 13 Step Cleaning process to achieve Maximum Soil Removal and Maximum Stain Removal.

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Clean any 5 areas for only $175.00

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