Why Spots On Your Carpeting Keep Coming Back

 

Carpet Stains…  They’re Baaack!

Naturally, you expect your carpets to look better after cleaning than before. So it may come as a surprise when some of the spots return.

There are two reasons this can happen: “re-soiling” from residue and “soil wicking.”

Reason 1:  Re-soiling

Re-soiling is caused by a sticky residue that has been left behind. The residue may be from the spot itself (sugar, dye or pet urine), the cleaning agent the homeowner used to try to remove the stain prior to professional cleaning, or both.

Some common residue causes are over-the-counter carpet cleaners purchased at the grocery store. Avoid using these cleaners altogether. If you must use one, or you have used dishwashing detergent, use as little as possible and rinse, rinse, rinse with water thoroughly.

Other residue causes would be oily spots. Duct tape residue, body oils, lotions, etc. If all the oily residue is not removed, it will attract soil as the carpet is walked on. Even quality professional cleaning may not remove all oily residue the first time, especially if it has sunk to the backing or padding of the carpet.

Reason 2: Wicking

Many times, the face yarns of carpeting will show spots, and they easily disappear with a professional carpet cleaning only to “return” within a couple of days.  This condition is called “wicking.”

Wicking is common with pet urine, beverages, and anything that is spilled in “volume.” With a large spill, the material penetrates the carpeting and dries in the backing and the cushion (pad). When the spot is cleaned, only the material in the “pile” of the carpet is removed, however, deep set residual spillage in the backing and padding of the carpeting remain.

As your carpet is professionally cleaned, moisture and steam is introduced into the face fibers of the carpet. As carpeting dries, the material that makes up the backing of the carpet and carpet padding releases spillage it has been holding on to and allows this dried material to liquefy and “wick” back into the face pile as the carpeting dries.  When the carpet is cleaned, it looks good, when it dries the spots and traffic areas come back.

A professional carpet cleaner can clean the “face” of carpeting however deep-set spillage can be out of reach and will require a special service referred to as water clawing.

In instances where a water claw is required, the affected area will be flooded with a cleaning/degreasing agent and allowed to penetrate the carpet backing and padding.  After sufficient dwell time, the technician will use a special device referred to as a “water claw.”  This devise, coupled with a powerful truck mount, will evacuate the carpeting and padding of any foreign spills thereby preventing further wicking.

An unwelcome surprise

As carpet cleaning professionals, we can’t guarantee that re-soiling and soil-wicking will never happen. But if your spots do return, please call us. Our goal is to make certain clients are happy with our service and if a spot returns, so will we.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care and our award winning services, please feel free to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care provides thoroughly exhaustive carpet, tile, upholstery, and mattress cleaning services throughout Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County and we offer one of the strongest services guarantees in the business.


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Businesses With Dirty Floors Turn Off Customers 86% Of The Time

Businesses with dirty floors in SW Florida turn off customers 86% of the time.  Is yours one of them?

When someone walks into your business, one of the first things he or she notices is the floor and condition of your seating (upholstery).

Put yourself in their shoes. Would you want to shop or eat at a business where the tile is dirty and grimy, the upholstery is filthy from food stains, grease or child throw up or the carpet is stained and torn? Probably not. You may sell the most amazing products or have the best food in town, but if your business is dirty, few people will give you a chance to prove it.

In 2011, Harris Interactive performed a cleanliness survey and found that eighty-six percent of those surveyed reported that dirty floors would negatively impact their perception of a business. 86%. That’s right up there with unclean restrooms (95%), unpleasant odor (92%) and poor customer service (90%).

It’s amazing, especially with experience sharing services such as Angie’s List, Yelp, Google, etc., that some businesses don’t find it necessary to invest in clean carpeting, upholstery, or tile.

Word-of-mouth advertising can be good or bad for a business and more and more people are sharing immediate reviews online for the world to see.  Your flooring and upholstery is the first thing customers see when they enter your business, keep it clean and inviting or risk negative word of mouth.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is proud to be the “cleaner of choice” to some of SW Florida’s favorite restaurants, professional offices, homeowner’s associations and building superintendents.  Through experience and certifications, we understand the challenges facing our client’s properties better than most cleaning companies and our goal is to make their business appearance clean and inviting.

If you own a restaurant, manage an office, sit on an HOA or run a business, large or small, and believe first impressions count, give us a call.  We’d be happy to sit down with you and discuss how we’ve been delighting clients since 2005.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on our thoroughly exhaustive carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning services please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

You have ONE chance to make a great first impression.  Our services will make you look good!


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Upholstery Cleaning – Extend The Life and Looks of Your Upholstered Furniture

Whether you’re having company over for the holidays, or just want to remove pet dander, spills, or soiling from your furniture, Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has some of the most experienced fabric cleaners in the industry.

Unlike many “upholstery cleaning” companies who simply spray a cleaning solution on your fabric and then “suck it off,” our twelve step approach to upholstery cleaning guarantees the cleanest clean possible.  Our cleaning solutions are allergen free and safe for pets and infants and our thoroughly exhaustive upholstery cleaning services will extend the life and looks of your furniture.

Our twelve step cleaning process includes:

  1.  Pre-Inspection

Our technician will perform special tests to determine the content of your fabric. The content will determine what type of cleaning solutions and techniques will be used. We will also point out any potential permanent stains or areas of concern.

  1. Area Preparation

We will prepare the area where the upholstery will be cleaned to protect your surrounding furnishings.

  1. Pre-Vacuum

All textiles should be vacuumed thoroughly before cleaning. This step will remove dry soils and any loose particles from cracks and crevices.

  1. Pre-Treat

Depending on your fabric, a special solution designed for your fabric type and the soiling condition will be applied to “emulsify” the soil.

  1. Pre-Spot

Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.

  1. Pre-Groom

The fabric will then be gently groomed using soft upholstery brushes to loosen the soil.

  1. Soil Extraction and Rinse

The soil is then extracted from the fabric with a gentle, controlled rinse.

  1. Neutralize

The fabric is then pH balanced to maintain it’s soft, fresh feel.

  1. Post Spot

Any remaining spots will be treated with special stain removal products.

  1. Post Groom

The upholstery will then be prepared for drying with a gentle combing of the fabric.

11.  Post Cleaning Inspection

Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to ensure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.

12. Bottle of Professional Grade Spotter

Upon cleaning, our clients are provided a bottle of professional grade spotter for quick spot treatment and life’s little “oops”

*For longer fabric life and fewer permanent stains, have Fabric Protector applied!

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about our thoroughly exhaustive upholstery and leather cleaning services, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.


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Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care provides award winning upholstery cleaning services throughout the cities of:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Estero, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Alva, Buckingham, Pine Island, Matlacha, Bokeelia, Saint James City, Lee County. Charlotte County, Charlotte County

 

Thoroughly Exhaustive Carpet Cleaning Is A Phone Call Away

Thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning throughout Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Sanibel | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Lehigh Acres | Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida

 

Which Carpet Cleaning Process Delivers The “Deepest Clean?”

Truck-mounted Hot Water Extraction (commonly referred to as steam cleaning) applied by a trained, caring, experienced technician is the best method for residential carpet cleaning per ALL MAJOR CARPET MILLS and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Otherwise known as “steam cleaning”, hot water extraction is the process that most consumers are familiar with.  With hot water extraction, a hot water solution is produced, applied to the carpet, and immediately recovered, creating a “flushing” action within the fibers of the carpet.  This flushing action removes particulate such as soils, sand, oils, dust mites and pollen from your carpet fibers where they are extracted using a high-powered extraction unit.

Cheap, portable “carpet cleaning” machines rented at the grocery or hardware store are no match for a powerful truck-mounted carpet cleaning machine. Combine the power and efficiency of a professional truck mounted machine at the hands of an experienced technician backed by an industry leading carpet cleaning company and you’ll end up with the cleanest carpets, tile or upholstery possible.

A certified and experienced technician will know the appropriate amount of heat and rinsing action to use, what cleaning products will work best in your application, and how to get maximum soil and spot removal without over-wetting your carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind.

The horror stories of carpet being wet for days is due to operator error, not because “steam” or “hot water extraction” caused it. So be sure to select the right company!

Oftentimes we hear of consumers renting “carpet cleaning machines” from their local grocery or hardware store because “It’s cheaper.”  Really?

What’s “cheaper” about these rental machines are they are not capable of delivering the necessary hot water for proper carpet cleaning, they do not have the suction required to recover the water applied so your carpeting stays wet for day(s) with a chance for mold and mildew growth, the cleaning solutions are nowhere near as effective as quality, professional grade products and they are nowhere near as powerful as a truck mounted unit.

Basically, a rental “carpet cleaning machine” delivers a “cheap” carpet cleaning in every sense of the word.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For a thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning, follow the recommendations of the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC and all major carpet mills.  Demand hot water extraction (steam cleaning) from a reputable certified company.

Your carpeting will thank you for it!

For more information on our carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning services please visit Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers award-winning:  Carpet Cleaning | Restorative Tile and Grout Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Leather Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning | Pet Urine and Odor Treatments | Scotchgard Carpet Protector | Oriental Rug Cleaning

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care Services:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Alva, Buckingham, Pine Island, Bokeelia, Captiva, North Captiva, Sanibel, Saint James City, Matlacha, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Fl.

How To Treat Pet Accidents On Carpeting Or Upholstery

Pet Urine Accidents Cape Coral | Naples | Fort Myers | Sanibel | Punta Gorda

If you have pets, at some point, you are going to have pet stains on your carpet, mattress or upholstery.

The question remains whether it will be from an accident, illness or dirty paws. For most of us, our biggest concern is getting the smell out as well as the stain removed. Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care specializes in pet stain and odor removal.

The first step of our process is to locate the contaminated areas by using Xenon lighting. Once the pet stains are identified, we apply live enzymes, allow sufficient dwell time and begin our thoroughly exhaustive deodorizing and cleaning process.

Live enzymes are designed to consume bacteria left behind as a result of urine or feces accidents while eliminating the odor and offensive off-gassing.

Our pet accident service is 100% guaranteed so if after five days you still smell the pet odors, we will come back and re-apply the areas at no charge.

If your pet has an accident, or decides they want to mark an area, you may want to try to tackle this job yourself or at least, preventively until Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care arrives.

Here are the steps you can take for best results:

First, locate the soiled area. Getting rid of the odor is important so your pet won’t continue to return to his scent. You want to soak up as much of the liquid as possible (you can use a spoon if the accident is feces) using paper towels. Apply pressure with your foot to help get up most of the liquid.

Next, you want to treat the area to remove the odor. You can apply a solution of 1 part WHITE vinegar to 1 part club soda, saturate the area for 10 minutes and then soak up the liquid. Once the area is almost dry, apply baking soda and let sit for about an hour and then vacuum up.

Beware of using the over-the-counter pet stain removal products as many are soap based and just temporarily cover up the smell. The problem with these products is that you will be unable to get out all of the soap thus leaving a residue that attracts dirt and causes stains to reappear.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 Lee County, 239-206-1935 Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.


Pet Urine Accidents | Pet Urine Accident on Carpeting | Pet Urine Accident on Upholstery | Pet Accident on Mattress

Pet Urine Accident Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Sanibel | Lehigh Acres | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Sanibel | Punta Gorda | Port Charlotte | Pine Island | Bokeelia | Saint James City | Matlacha

 

Thoroughly Exhaustive Tile and Grout Cleaning in SW Florida

 

Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning

Ceramic and porcelain tile is one of the most abused and overlooked floor and wall surfaces in the home and office simply because of the care involved in cleaning it. No one is anxious to relive the terrible memories of scrubbing each tile and grout line for hours with a small brush and of using those irritating, harsh, and unsafe chemicals. Most of us would rather rearrange our sock drawer.

No one is anxious to relive the terrible memories of scrubbing each tile and grout line for hours with a small brush and of using those irritating, harsh, and unsafe chemicals only to have the .floor to “ugly out” within a week or so.   Most of us would rather rearrange our sock drawer.

The good news is Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care can make short work of this task, using only earth-safe products that won’t harm your family, your pets, or this world we share.

Tru-Clean Carpet and Tile Care skillfully accomplishes the proper cleaning of ceramic and porcelain tile. Whether your tile is in your kitchen, bathroom, living area or office, those stubborn stains, and soil don’t stand a chance. Your tile and grout will look fantastic after our technicians have completed our thoroughly exhaustive cleaning process.

At Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, we’re dedicated to helping you keep your home or office healthy, clean, and always looking its best. The solution to difficult tile and grout cleaning is just a phone call away.

Trust Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care for all those difficult and unpopular projects. You really will be glad you did.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.


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Mothers Day Gift Certificates For Carpet Cleaning

Give Mom The Gift Of Fresh Clean Carpets For Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Make your mom feel extra special this year by giving her a unique gift…something thoughtful and different, the gift of clean carpet, mattresstile or upholstery.

Most moms will receive the gift of a nice card and flowers, but very few moms will receive something that will make them want to jump up and down with excitement.  Something they can use and may have been putting it off scheduling for themselves.

Does your mom take pride in having her house clean and shiny? If so, it only makes sense to give her a Mother’s Day gift that she would truly enjoy – a clean house.

Not only a clean house but a clean that doesn’t require her to do an ounce of the work.

Just watch, she’ll be jumping up and down with excitement at the sight of your thoughtful Mother’s Day gift. The card and flowers are still essential gifts; but if you’re feeling the urge to take your Mother’s Day routine to the next level, we can help.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers gift certificates in any domination for that perfect Mother’s Day gift.  And when you purchase a gift certificate, we add an additional 15% to the value at no extra charge and include FREE deodorizer.

Give your mom an extra special gift this year with a gift certificate from Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care.

Call us at 239-541-4888 for more details, or to order one. We can mail the customized gift certificate to you or directly to your mom and they never expire.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on our carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning services, please feel free to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.


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Make Sure You’re Booking The Right Carpet Cleaning Company In SW Florida

Carpet | Tile | Upholstery Cleaning – How to schedule a quality company in Lee, Charlotte and Collier County Fl

There are plenty of carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning companies in SW Florida to choose from and to make sure you’re booking a good one, here are some tips to go by:

Insurance: Does the company have liability AND Workers Compensation insurance?

Before booking a carpet cleaning company feel free to ask if they have liability and workers compensation insurance.

It may surprise you that not everyone carries these valuable insurances designed to protect the homeowner.  If you have doubt of their coverage, simply ask for a copy of their policy.

Did you know if you invite a contractor into your home who does not carry liability insurance and they damage your home, fixtures or valuables, you’re on the hook?  Sure, you can sue them, but chances are, if they cannot afford insurance, they can not afford to pay you after you’ve spent time and money filing a suit against their negligence.

To add injury to insult, if one of their employees slips and falls in your home and their employer does not provide workers compensation insurance, you’ll be liable for the employees medical and “pain and suffering” costs.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is fully licensed and insured with liability and workers compensation insurance.

If you’re willing to hire an uninsured contractor, make sure your homeowners policy is up to date!

Certifications: Is The Company Nationally Certified In Their Field Of “Expertise?”

Before scheduling your next carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning, ask the carpet cleaning representative to provide you proof they are certified and trained to a professional organizations standards, such as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) or the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).

Such national certifications ensure the company has passed rigorous scrutiny and are apprised of the latest standards that affect our industry.  Too often, unscrupulous carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning companies skip many of the industry certifications because they’re not interested in following industry guidelines.  In addition, many “non-certified” companies simply don’t want to invest the time or expense of certification, or they may not qualify because they don’t carry the appropriate insurance for the protection of consumers.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is certified by the IICRC and the CRI.  Our goal is to deliver the highest standard of cleaning possible.

Service Guarantee – Exactly What Is Their Guarantee?

Oftentimes service companies will “say” they guarantee their work but won’t put it in writing and won’t spell out exactly what their service guarantee is.

At Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, we consider it an honor when a client invites into their home.  We believe our clients should receive the same level of service we would provide our own mothers.  For this reason, our service guarantee is this:

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not completely thrilled with the service experience provided, we will return to your home at NO CHARGE and attempt to receify the issue.  If you are still not satisfied, and the problem was not preexisting, we will issue a refund.

Payment methods: What sort of payment methods do they accept and when should you pay?

Before booking, ask about the payment methods they accept and when you’re required to pay.

Make sure you ask, before booking a service about the payment methods they accept, such as checks or credit cards and when payment is due.

A responsible carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning company such as Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care will never ask for payment before services are rendered.  We’ve read horror stories of some cleaning companies only accepting cash upfront before providing any service.

At Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care we never collect for services until the job has been completed and the client indicates they are happy with our services.  We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Before hiring just “anybody” or inviting a “stranger” into your home, check their industry credentials.   With the internet verifying credentials couldn’t be easier.

A quality carpet cleaning company will invest in their employees through industry certifications, ongoing training and seminars, carry the appropriate liability and workers compensation insurance and thoroughly vet their staff for criminal and sex offenses on an annual basis.

We hope these tips help you receive the most thorough service experience ever and if we can be of service, please do not hesitate to give Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care a call anytime at 239-541-4888 or visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com.


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Cities Serviced:  Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Sanibel | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Lehigh Acres | Port Charlotte | Punta Gorda | Alva | Buckingham | Saint James City | Bokeelia | Matlacha

Does Carpet or Upholstery Protector Really Work?

Does Carpet or Upholstery Protector Really Work?

 

ABSOLUTELY!  When properly applied.

Unfortunately, there is a great deal of confusion about carpet and upholstery protectors in our industry.

Untrained and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners give out false information, and in the worse cases, intentionally misrepresent the product.

Carpet and upholstery protectors help protect textiles from liquid penetration due to spillage and also enhances its ability to resist dry soils.  A quality protector resists dry soil that usually leads to traffic lanes in your carpeting.  Due to this resistance, when you vacuum, you’ll receive a deeper clean as the soils can not stick to properly protected fibers.  In addition, most spills are resisted allowing the homeowner an opportunity to clean them up before permanent staining becomes a reality.

Two Ways Factory Protector is Removed From A Carpet

  1. Regular foot traffic – Over a period of six months to two years, depending on the traffic, a significant amount of protector can be removed from your traffic areas and must be reapplied.
  2. High Alkaline cleaners. Many cleaners use harsh chemicals on the carpet, and those chemicals will strip your carpet’s factory protection.  No factory manufactured carpeting on the market has permanent, indestructible fabric protector built in during the manufacturing process.  To protect your carpets soil and spillage properties, you should have carpet protector applied with each cleaning.

Paid A Carpet Cleaning Company To Protect Your Carpeting And It Didn’t Work?  Here’s Why.

  1. The company did not use a high-quality protector. Discount protectors are watered down and not as effective and sometimes void the warranty of the carpet.  Many “discount house,” coupon companies and unscrupulous carpet cleaners use cheap, no name protectors or water down name brand products to make them go further and put more profits in their pockets.
  2. Not applying the product properly. Some cleaners either under-apply or over-apply protector.  The manufacturer guidelines must be followed if the client is to receive maximum protection.
  3. If the carpet cleaning company does not rake the protector into the carpeting, or groom it into your fabrics, the protector will not penetrate the textile. Proper grooming ensures contact with all areas of the upholstery’s fabric and carpet fibers.
  4. And the last reason quality protector doesn’t work is because it was never applied even though you were charged for it. Many unscrupulous carpet cleaners simply don’t apply protector at all or tell the client protector is being applied at the same time their carpeting is being cleaned.  Carpet and upholstery protector can ONLY BE APPLIED after the cleaning process has been completed, and then applied using a pump sprayer.

A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot.

Unprotected carpet doesn’t repel spillage and dry soils as well as protected carpeting.  Carpet protector will help spills from becoming permanent stains and allow easier cleanup.  Carpeting that has been protected will allow your vacuuming to become more efficient by enabling more particulate to be recovered with each cleaning.  Protected carpeting will also allow the professional carpet cleaner to deliver a higher quality cleaning because there will be less staining and soils to contend with.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a professional Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute.  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care or should you have any questions, please feel free to check us out online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.

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Carpet Cleaning | Carpet Fiber Protector | Upholstery Protector | Scotchgard | Upholstery Cleaning

Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Sanibel, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Lehigh Acres, Bokeelia, Saint James City, Matalacha, Pine Island, Punta Gorda

Allergen Free Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning For SW Florida

Allergy Season Is Here Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Naples | Punta Gorda

It’s that time of the year when flowers start to bloom, grass starts to wake and palm tree pollen begins to fill the air.

While it’s beautiful outside, this seasonal change can sometimes wreak havoc on those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care deals with eliminating allergens all the time when we clean carpet, mattresses, and upholstery, but there are also some other things you can do to ensure you breathe a little bit easier while you enjoy the onset of spring.

Clean Air Filters. Air filters used with your air conditioning systems are great for catching dirt and pollen while ensuring your AC system runs smoothly. However, when your AC filters become clogged with dust, pollen and other contaminants, the air coming through your system passes through these dirty filters, potentially picking up and spreading allergens along the way. Make sure they are cleaned and replaced regularly to minimize allergens in your home.

Get the Right Kind of Air. If you suffer from springtime allergies, then flowers and pollen are likely the problem. If this is the case then be sure to keep your windows closed, and take off your shoes before tracking outdoor allergens through your home. If allergens from indoor dust are your problem, then we recommend opening the windows and letting some fresh air in – or just be very thorough when you clean!

Remove Dust, Don’t Spread It. We’ve established that keeping your home clean is essential, but be certain you are removing the dust and not just spreading it around. Remember to remove your shoes when coming from outside, we can’t stress this enough.

Avoid feather dusters and similar cleaning tools as these will spread the dust around rather than actually removing it; instead, use a damp cloth that will absorb the dust and remove it for good. And, please don’t forget your mattress. Each of us sheds skin cells that feed dust mites and every mattress in the world contains these little critters.

Dust mites can interfere with a good night’s sleep and their feces contributes to watery eyes, stuffy noses, tossing and turning and allergies.  A thoroughly exhaustive mattress cleaning once a year should help elevate the symptoms of dust mites and allow you a peaceful, deep sleep.  And if you have infants or are expecting a new baby to your household, a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning with an allergen treatment may be just what the doctor ordered.

Of course, one of the best things you can do is have your carpets cleaned professionally. We happen to specialize in thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning, so give us a call and get rid of the allergies today!

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row winner of Angie’s List coveted Super Service Award.

For more information about our allergen free cleaning processes please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.


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