Posts Tagged ‘Carpet Cleaning’

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 in Brandon Florida

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Call today 813-435-1331 or visit us www.NationalClean.com

Today we will be cleaning  carpets in Brandon Florida 33510 and 33511.

Our process always starts with a Pre Vacuum to remove the dry soil from the carpet. We then will use a Heavy Duty Pre Treatment to help loosen and suspend the dirt from the carpet fibers. Following this step we then will use a ph balancing rinse to remove the pre treatment and soils from the carpets. This process will leave your carpets fresh, clean, and dry for your family to enjoy .

Dirty carpet is no match for our experienced cleaning technicians and professional truck mounted equiptment.

We also offer professional Tile and Grout Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning and Wood Floor Cleaning. If you would like to schedule an appointment please visit us www.NationalClean.com or Call 813-435-1331

Carpet Cleaning Specials

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

If you are looking to have your carpet cleaned in the Tampa Bay area we are now offering cleaning specials that will end on January 31, 2010.

Our unique 13 step carpet cleaning process is designed for Maximum Stain and Maximum Soil removal which will provide you with the cleanest carpets possible. We use all certified green cleaning solutions with our cleaning process, which means no harsh perfumes or cleaning residue that could be harmful for your family or pets.

Most carpet take 1-3 hour to dry, which means you don’t have to worry about staying off the carpet after its cleaned.

We service the Tampa Bay area including Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Valrico, Clearwater, St Petersburg, and Land o Lakes area.

3 Rooms Carpet Cleaning $105

4 Rooms Carpet Cleaning $140

5 Rooms Carpet Cleaning $175

After your carpet cleaning we offer carpet protector only $18 per Room

Call now for Same Day Carpet Cleaning 813-907-9092 or visit us on the web at www.NationalClean.com

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 removal 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: What’s the Difference

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Compare National Cleaning Specialist with other cleaning companies. Instead of the traditional ‘soak and suck’ method of steam cleaning (where the machine soaks the carpets and pads with water, then tries to suck back out as much as it can), National uses a process called Low Moisture Extraction (LME), which uses the power of Oxygenated Green Cleaning Solutions  with hot water to release dirt from the fibers and lift it to the surface where it is whisked away by The Low Moisture Cleaning unit. Most Carpet Dry in 1 -2 hours


Steam Cleaners National Cleaning Specialist
Cleaning Method Steam Cleaning with hot water, chemical solutions and suction. Low Moisture Extraction - the benefits of hot water and powerful extraction, but uses less water than steam cleaning. 
Cleaning Results When done properly, steam cleaning can provide a deep clean. Be cautious of the excessive amounts of water used, which can get left behind – leaving a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. National Clean system, provides a deep down clean, extracting dirt from the carpet fibers without overloading the carpet with water.
Residues Most steam cleaners leave behind dirt-attracting residues. Carpets resoil quickly after cleaning National’s EcoClean® leaves behind no dirt-attracting residues so carpets stay cleaner, longer.
Wicking Because steam cleaners leave so much water in the carpeting, as it dries, the water wicks dirt to the surface. Carpets look dirtier faster. National Clean uses less water and high-power extraction to virtually eliminate wicking
Dry Times Carpets may take as long as 2 days to dry. Carpets cleaned with National proprietary system dry in 1-2 hours so you can get back to your daily routines.
Green Many carpet cleaning companies use harsh chemicals that may be harmful to Mother Earth. Only National uses The EcoClean cleaning solution for a deep, effective clean that’s also green. Many National’s cleaning products are green certified. 
Customer Satisfaction Not all carpet cleaning companies are alike. With experiences ranging across the board, select a trusted brand name. 100% unconditional Money Back Guarantee. Its not Clean until you say its Clean.

Clean any 3 areas only $105
Clean any 4 areas only $140
Call now for same day appointments at 813-907-9092

Carpet Cleaning: Spotting and Stain Removal

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Does your Cleaning Company remove all of the stains from your carpets?

I ask this question because most cleaners I know do not even have a spotting kit on their truck. Removing stains such as Kool Aid, grease, paint, make up and rust will require specialty spotting to remove these stains.

To remove most stains in carpets the process should consist of these fundamental steps:

  1. Pre Vacuum : This will help remove more of the dry soil and sand from the carpet.
  2. Pre Treat :By pre treating the carpets, this step will help suspend the oily soil that sticks to the carpet fibers so it can be easily removed in the rinse step
  3. Rinse: This will remove the suspended soils and cleaning agents out of the carpet
  4. Spotting: Cleaning Solutions designed for a specific spot or stain
  5. Rinse: To remove cleaning solution
  6. Groom: Creates a neater appearance and faster dry times
  7. Dry: Carpet dryers to help speed the process up. Most carpets dry in 1-3 hours

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.

Call Today for Same Day Appointments: 813-907-9092