Grout Coloring and Sealing. Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

The short answer is, it depends.

When performed by a quality contractor using a quality product there is much value and in many circumstances the absolute best option without question.  A professionally cleaned and applied grout colorant/sealant should be GUARANTEED FOR LIFE!

The problem in SW Florida is some businesses are touting this service yet doing nothing more than ‘painting grout’ with what amounts to house paint or another type of acrylic.  For this reason, these colorants will not last, and that is the reason their durability is not guaranteed to outlive the client.

Quality color sealers repel oil and water-based liquids, which will prevent food and beverage stains. Also, the specially formulated colorants and sealers used at Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care contain mildewcides and other agents that inhibit the growth of bacteria and mildew. These mildewcides not only offer health benefits by making your floors more sanitary but can reduce or eliminate the unusual smells you often find with older floors that have absorbed a variety of offensive liquids such as pet urine.

There are aesthetic reasons for choosing color sealing as well. When you have areas where only some of the grout needs replacing, it is virtually impossible to match the color of the new grout to the old grout. Even if you use the identical product and color, aging and wear have already altered the look of your previously installed grout, and the difference is usually noticeable.

Color sealing will provide a consistent look across the board, making all of your grout look new again.

And not just new —color sealing can completely change your grout to virtually any color you choose.  Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care can match any of over 100,000 colors.

Are you considering new decor, an updated, fresher look or more contemporary colors? Your existing grout does not need to hold you back or limit your choices. Color sealing is a way to harmonize with and complement remodeling without the expense of regrouting. With color sealing, you can even change from a dark shade to a lighter one or simply match the original color of your original grout.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, it is, but there are a couple of cautions that you need to be aware of.

First of all, grout coloring is not a do-it-yourself project! A proper application that ensures complete protection over the entire surface of your floor is an art that requires training, professional equipment and practice to master.

Secondly, professionals not only have the training, experience, and tools to do the job, but they also have access to a wide variety of professional sealers and are better equipped to select the right color and application that is right for your circumstances.

Finally, not all grout color sealing services are the same. The quality of the product coupled with an application applied by an experienced professional is critical!

Some companies —even some that may surprise you —are using products that are tantamount to house paint. It may look great right after they finish, but within a short time, the paint peels. Not only that, but this type of product does not have the properties of a lifetime color sealer, such as the constant acting mildewcides or true stain prevention assets.

Be sure to do your due diligence, and don’t hesitate to thoroughly question your prospective provider and ask if they are willing to stand behind their services with a lifetime guarantee.  If not, why not?

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

All tile and grout cleaning and sealing companies are NOT the same.

At Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, we guarantee our grout coloring services for infinity or as long as you own your home, whichever comes first.

Our colorant sealer is explicitly blended for our company and will not chip or fade.  We have been applying grout colorants and sealers in SW Florida for over 11 years and have never had a reported issue with chipping, cracking or fading.

For a FREE no-obligation quote, please do not hesitate to give us a call anytime.

For more information about our tile and grout cleaning, sealing or grout coloring services, please do not hesitate to give us a call 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.

For all of your tile and grout cleaning, sealing or grout coloring needs – Think Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care.


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers thoroughly exhaustive tile and grout cleaning, grout coloring, and grout sealing services

Our grout coloring services are offered throughout the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Alva, Buckingham, Saint James City, Matlacha, Bokeelia, North Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach Florida

We Perform Carpet Stretching and Repairs Throughout SW Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before and After Pictures Of A Recent Carpet Stretching

Don’t let 5% of your carpet cost you 100% replacement! Repair it instead for a fraction of the cost.

Damaged carpet is an eyesore, and buckles can be a tripping hazard, but you do not have to live with it.

Most carpet stores want to sell you new carpet not repair what you already have.  Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers a mobile service that specializes in top quality carpet stretching and repairs.  Our repairs meet the strict standards set forth by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) so you’re assured a quality repair every time.

Services we offer:

Pet Damaged Carpet Repair – Is your pet up to his old tricks again? Chewing, clawing and urinating are problems we encounter on a fairly regular basis.

Whatever the pet damage we can fix it!  We have processes and procedures in place to identify the best course of action based on the observation conducted by our carpet repair technicians.

Carpet Seam Repairs – Most homeowners do not know that carpet is made up of individual pieces that are glued or seamed together.  Many assume that if they see a seam in their carpeting, the textile is falling apart and ruined.

Our seam repair service is an inexpensive way to restore your wall to wall carpet and will also save you from replacing it prematurely!  We can repair your carpet using reliable repair techniques that can make those seams “disappear.”

Berber Carpet Repair – Carpet patching and stretching Berber carpeting can be tricky due to the construction of the textile but don’t despair; our professionals can realign, stretch and patch Berber like its’ nobody’s business.

Carpet Patches for Cigarette, Bleach & Permanent Stains – Nobody plans on having to patch his or her carpet but fear not, we have the expertise to make damages seemingly go away.

Carpet patches are used when a particular area in your carpeting is damaged or cannot be spot treated such as a cigarette burn, permanent dye, bleach stain or pet trying to claw their way out of a room.

Our experienced technicians can remove the affected area from your carpet by cutting out the damage and replacing it with another piece of the same carpet.  For the carpet patch, you will need a spare section of the same carpet (if you have leftover carpeting) or we can take a donor patch from a closet or other hidden area.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care’s professionals can eliminate these eyesores with a quality repair.

Carpet Stretching – Re-Stretching – Do you wish that you knew of an easy way to remove the ripples and bumps in your carpet?   Ripples in your carpeting present trip hazards and can be dangerous if not repaired.

There are several reasons why wrinkles occur in carpet, and many variables can be involved. The most common is a faulty installation.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care uses specialized tools and a power stretcher to stretch even the stiffest of carpets until the excess slack is removed.  We then re-attach your newly repaired carpet to the tack strip and your carpets appearance will be wrinkle-free.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about our host of services, including carpet stretching and repairs, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or give us a call 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 Florida.


Services Offered:  Carpet Stretching | Carpet Repairs | Carpet Patches | Cigarette Burns on Carpeting | Pet Damage to Carpeting | Carpet Seam Repairs | Carpet Cleaning | Pet Urine Treatment for Carpeting

Carpet Stretching and Repair Service Area Cape Coral | Fort Myers | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Lehigh Acres | Sanibel | Captiva | Useppa | Alva | Buckingham | Bokeelia | Saint James City | Matlacha | Punta Gorda | Port Charlotte Florida

Make That Old Tile Floor Look New Again SW Florida

Grout that has been color sealed

Grout that appears in the joints of most ceramic and porcelain flooring throughout SW Florida is much more vulnerable to problems than the tile itself.

Grout is porous and is primarily sand and a small amount of cement, leaving it susceptible to all sorts of stains. Any spill will be quickly absorbed and can leave behind a permanent stain. Tracked in dirt can also leave behind stains, mold or mildew.

Over time, grout can be damaged to the point where it will no longer clean up to an acceptable appearance.  Exposure to pet urine, improper cleaning agents, drink spills, and everyday traffic can “ugly” grout, and no cleaning in the world can make it look new again.

What can be done?

Professional cleaning and color sealing by Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care can restore the beauty of your tile flooring to a better than new appearance and help keep it that way.

If your grout is discolored and stained or, if you wish to change or match the color of your grout, it can be cleaned, colored, and sealed. Recoloring your grout can give the appearance of a whole new floor. Furthermore, color sealing will prevent moisture, dirt, and grime from being absorbed into the grout.

Maintenance is as simple as a routine mopping, and color sealing by Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is GUARANTEED to last for infinity or as long as you own your home, whichever comes first.

Correctly color sealed grout will make your tiled areas look brand new while giving it a look of luxury that is hard to match with any other type of flooring.  Color sealing is affordable, and we can provide thousands of different color choices.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is the “cleaner of choice” to many of our areas leading interior designers, floor covering specialists and contractors when it comes to restoring the beauty of tile flooring for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

For more information about our color grout sealant and our lifetime warranty, please do not hesitate to 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.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.


Tile and Grout Coloring and Sealing Services Provided throughout the cities of Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Sanibel | Captiva | Useppa | Lehigh Acres | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Punta Gorda | Port Charlotte | Matlacha | Alva | Buckingham | Bokeelia | Saint James City | Pine Island Florida

Permanent Grout Coloring with an unconditional lifetime warranty

So Your Home “Stinks” In SW Florida. Now What?

Are you “nose blind” to offensive odors in your home?

It is not just food, cigarette and stale odors that turn guests and potential buyers off when visiting your home.  Pet dander and urine off-gassing are offensive to many people, particularly those with allergies, and having a “stinky home” can reduce the resale value by 29% or more.

In many instances, homeowners are nose blind to offensive odors in their home because there around them all the time.  Similar to a smoker who can not smell cigarette odor in their house, those of us who own pets are no longer sensitive to their dander or little accidents here and there.

Professional stager Tori Toth of Stylish Stagers in New York City is the go-to person many successful realtors turn to when listing a home for sale.  Tori explains that no matter how successful the staging project if the home “stinks” it will not sell for asking price, and in many instances, will sell significantly below what the homeowner has listed.

Regardless if you are getting ready to sell your home or just want to create an inviting space by reducing indoor air pollution and offensive odors, here are a few tips from our realtor friends and Stylish Staging.

Don’t Mask.  Treat

Odor is created by off-gassing bacteria and tar that attaches itself to ceilings, air ducts, walls, carpeting, furniture, and drapes.  Plug in air fresheners, carpet deodorizing powders, air fresheners and the like will only temporarily mask the odor.  The offensive molecules are still there and will rear their ugly scents within 2-3 days.

To efficiently deal with odor and indoor air pollution, you must eliminate the source of the problem.

If your home is not subject to cigarette or offensive cooking odors and if pets have not used the carpeting and furniture as a public toilet, a professional allergen free steam cleaning of the carpeting and upholstery using the appropriate cleaning enzymes will help eliminate most odors.  Professional carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning companies such as Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care have a host of products designed to help eliminate odor.

Ozone Treatment for “STINKY” Homes

If the home smells like cigarettes or has a stale smell, an Ozone treatment coupled with an enzymatic fogging can reverse offensive odor by eliminating the molecules causing the malodor.

Ozone removes odor by destroying the molecules, bacteria, and spores that cause unpleasant smells.

Without getting technical, Ozone is quick to chemically react with particles that it comes into contact with in the air and on surfaces.  Ozone attaches itself to offensive molecules and chemically changes their structure to create a non-offensive molecule the odor is removed.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care’s Ozone and odor treatment services are relied upon by leading realtors, interior designers, and hotels to rid premises of offensive odors.

Realtors may ask for an Ozone service for homes they have recently listed.  Hotels use Ozone services to rid rooms of cigarette and pet odors, and many homeowners and interior designers will ask for an Ozone treatment for a home has a peculiar smell or just needs to be freshened up.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

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

If your home “stinks” give us a call anytime.


Odor Treatments Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Sanibel | Captiva | Useppa | Lehigh Acres | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Saint James City | Matlacha | Bokeelia | Punta Gorda | Port Charlotte | Alva | Buckingham Florida

Pet Urine Treatment For Carpeting in SW Florida

Did your kitty, doggy, or even potbellied pig have an accident on your carpeting?  (Yes, we have cleaned up after a potbellied pig or two)

Pets…we love them to pieces and yet…we are reminded every once in a while, they may have an “oops moment.”  They did not mean to…bless their little hearts.

Annually, we receive hundreds of calls for our industry leading pet urine treatment services.  Pet urine is not only harmful to your carpeting and foundation but is a major cause of poor indoor air quality.

As urine bacteria start to off-gas, the pungent odor can become nauseous.  The acids in urine can cause carpet delamination, dry rot, foundation issues (especially with concrete), unsanitary living conditions, and can wreak havoc with people sensitive to allergies.

Pets will have accidents, and when they do, you can count on Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care.  Our thoroughly exhaustive pet urine treatment services are designed to eliminate, not mask, urine odor and bacteria.

Our treatment process begins with the application of enzymes designed to consume the bacteria causing a foul odor.  Once we have identified the pockets of bacteria in your carpeting, we saturate those areas with live enzymes.  After sufficient dwell time, these enzymes, along with urine salts and bacteria are extracted from the carpeting.

The next step is to rinse with a second application of enzymes, followed with the appropriate cleaning solutions and enzymatic deodorizers.  The final step is to once again, extract the affected areas and then clean the entire room as usual.

We GUARANTEE our pet removal services IN WRITING, and our cleaning solutions and enzymes are allergen free and safe for pets and small children.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on our thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning and pet urine 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 cleaning, tile and grout restoration, upholstery and leather cleaning, mattress cleaning, grout coloring, pet urine odor control, Oriental area rug cleaning, and allergy treatments,

Service Areas:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Alva, Buckingham, Saint James City, Bokeelia, Matlacha, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda Florida

Dust Mites and Allergens In Your Home? We Can Help in SW Florida.

Experiencing watery eyes, restless nights, sniffling or other unexplained symptoms?

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, you never sleep alone.

But don’t panic…those sleeping with you are somewhat peaceful. And not really that noticeable, until the “Welcome” sign goes up and they start inviting a bunch of guests over. Once the invitation goes out, there can be millions that end up in one mattress alone!

Yes, we are speaking of dust mites, those super-tiny eight-legged creatures that live in every house and take up residence in virtually every pillow, mattress and other comfortable abodes in the world.

Commonly called the “house dust mite,” this little creature feeds on flakes of shed human and animal skin and known to be a cause of asthma and allergic reactions.

Dust mite feces contain a powerful digestive enzyme that causes all kinds of breathing problems — if there are enough of the creatures in your home.

Some people are highly sensitive to dust mites such as those with allergies, weak immune systems, our elderly or newborn children, while others never have a reaction.

What can you do?

First of all, like we already said, don’t panic. Dust mites are everywhere, and there’s nothing you can do about that.

What you can do is keep things clean. Dust mites reproduce quickly in mattresses, beddings, pillows and other areas because these absorbent items take up moisture, such as saliva, perspiration, and blood, from body contact. Dust mites prefer those warm, moist environments created by sleeping bodies.

Besides moisture, they need food. Dust mites are like any living creature. They need to eat. The skin flakes, dander, and other protein sources are food for dust mites, so regular vacuuming is smart, especially using one with HEPA filtering. And running an air cleaner in your home with HEPA filtering will help, too.

Professional cleaning every 12-18 months is a good investment for your home. Professionally treating fabrics with an anti-allergen agent and then steam cleaning mattresses, upholstery, and carpeting means you’re taking food away from these unwanted tenants. Logically, this equates to fewer dust mites coming over to party at your house.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is proud to be the “cleaner of choice” to many allergists, family physicians and sufferers of allergens.  We are a 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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

We know a thing or two about treating for dust mites.

For more information about Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care’s dust mite and allergen treatment services, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.


Allergen-Free Carpet Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning | Oriental Rug Cleaning | Kid Safe Carpet Cleaning

Allergen Treatment Services Offered Throughout The Cities Of:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Alva, Buckingham, Bokeelia, Saint James City and Matlacha Fl

Carpet and Fabric Protection That Really Works!

 

DID YOU KNOW that one of the best ‘feel good’ experiences you can enjoy is having freshly-cleaned carpet or furniture?

And one of the most frustrating experiences you will not enjoy is when, within just a few days, something like red wine, coffee or tea is spilled on that freshly-cleaned carpet or furniture.

This is not good!

So you feverishly apply all kinds of household cleaning products and scrub in desperation. That spot does look a little better but it is still there. You have an important appointment, so you give up. When coming home a few hours later… it has grown! (This is another mystery, and you might want to ask your carpet cleaning pro why this happens.)

All of this drama could have been avoided if you had asked for fabric protection when you had your carpet or furniture cleaned. You know, like Scotchgard or Teflon or some of the other commercial grade products available by your professional textile cleaner.

Yes, fabric protection does cost a little bit more but… it’s worth it!

How does it work?

Fabric protection is quite a mystery to many, but basically what it does is act as a kind of invisible shield that repels most substances that are spilled.

You might compare this to waxing a car. You are providing protection to your paint job by applying an invisible shield, and you know it is working because you can see water beading up on the surface.

Carpet and furniture fabrics need the same type of protection.

Besides the obvious immediate benefit of cleaning up fresh spills, you can rest assured that a protected carpet or piece of furniture is going to last longer because when something is clean, it performs better and increases the lifetime of the fabric.

This does not mean you can skip regular cleanings. Anything that is dirty will wear out prematurely. Fabric protection enhances a good cleaning. It is an added step that you want for your carpet and furniture in your home.

So you want peace of mind? The next time you have your carpet or furniture cleaned, ask for protection. You will like it… and so will your carpet and furniture.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is a full-service carpet, tile, upholstery and mattress cleaning company serving all of SW Florida.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Does carpet and upholstery protector really work?  Absolutely!  We have protected thousands of clients carpet and upholstered textiles over the years, and a failure of the protection has never been reported.

For more information about Tru-Clean Carpet and Tile Care and our thoroughly exhaustive cleaning and fiber protector services, please feel free to visit online anytime at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us at 239-541-4888.

Fiber protector extends the life and beauty of your carpeting and furniture.  Are You Covered?


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care Offers:  Carpet Cleaning | Tile Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Leather Cleaning | Grout Coloring | Pet Urine Treatments | Anti-Allergen Treatments | Fiber Protector | Oriental and Wool Area Rug Cleaning 

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care services the cities of:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers Beach, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Alva, Buckingham, Bokeelia, Saint James City, Matlacha Florida

 

How To Avoid Carpet Cleaning Scams In SW Florida

 

Sadly, the carpet cleaning world in SW Florida has a few scam artists that would have consumers believe their “cheap” price for carpet cleaning is also the” best method.”  How could this be? 

This does not even make sense but to a select group of discount shoppers, seeing or hearing a “low” price for carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning, is like music to their ears.

If you’re meticulous about keeping carpets tidy, healthy, stain-free and within warranty, you know the benefit of a professional carpet cleaning service. Unfortunately, carpet-cleaning scam artists try to take advantage of homeowners with high-pressure sales or bait and switch tactics.  They’ve also carved out a niche market for coupon shoppers and renters who could care less about the quality of cleaning; after all, they do not own the home or apartment, why choose a quality carpet cleaning that might cost twenty dollars more?

If you are looking to hire a pro, become familiar with the process and watch out for these three common carpet cleaning scams.

The “unbelievably low prices” scam

You will hear this one from coupon marketers, claiming to offer the lowest price in town.   These people also create “fake” reviews on sites such as Yelp, Google, and Yahoo because these sites do not verify reviews.  These people want consumers to believe they’ll receive a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning, just as good as the best guy in town for about half the cost.

Their coupon will offer an “unbelievable” price such as $9.95 a room or a whole house of carpet cleaning for $99 or less.  Some consumers hear these unbelievable prices, believe all carpet cleaners are the same and tell the person on the other end of the phone to “sign me up!”

Believing all carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning companies are the same is like assuming a Steak from Ruth Chris is of the same quality as one found at your local buffet joint.

Once these companies schedule an appointment and are inside your home, the price suddenly starts to increase — because you have thicker than average carpet, your rooms are a strange size, or there are certain types of stains in your carpeting that will require additional labor, you need a deep scrub, etc.. Regardless of what you initially agreed to, the price suddenly spirals out of control, and you find yourself paying for services you do not need or want.

The fix? Before responding to any coupon deal, or before inviting any contractor into your home, do your homework.  Check with Angie’s List (Angie’s List is FREE) and the Better Business Bureau.  These two organizations do not accept “anonymous reviews.”  If you post a review using one of these nationally recognized organizations, the poster MUST provide identifying information and back up proof as to their claim should a business deny what’s in the posting.

You can also speak with neighbors or friends, inquire as to the methods they will use to clean your carpeting, tile or upholstery and get their guarantee IN WRITING!

You should also inquire as to their professional certifications and industry organizations they belong to such as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) or the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).

If they are not rated with the BBB or Angie’s List or if their company is not certified, WHY NOT?

The “best method” scam

There are several standard methods for carpet cleaning. The most popular is steam cleaning, which uses hot water and a chemical detergent. Clean water and detergent are pushed into your carpet using high-powered tools, and dirty water is pulled out using a vacuum.

Steam cleaning, or otherwise known as Hot Water Extraction, is the Number One method for carpet cleaning as recognized by ALL MAJOR CARPET MILLS and any other process of cleaning merely delivers surface clean results.

Some carpet cleaners offer the “dry cleaning” method.  This type of cleaning uses a minimal amount of water and chemicals to pull surface dirt out of your carpet and refresh the fibers.  It does not provide deep cleaning.  Basically, the carpet cleaner will go into a client home, mist some cleaning solution onto the carpeting and use a buffer to “surface” clean the tips of the carpeting.  When they’re finished the carpeting looks good UNTIL the contaminants that were deep-set in the carpet pile now works their way to the surface.

Some companies will try to scam you by claiming to use the “best” method available. The problem? There is no such thing. What works best for your carpet depends on its age, material, pile and the amount of cleaning it requires.

The “surface clean” scam

Of all the carpet cleaning scams, this one requires homeowners to be the most diligent. Even seemingly reputable companies try this trick occasionally, though sometimes they do not do it on purpose.

It all starts innocently enough; you contact a company, have them come and do an estimate, agree to a time and a uniformed employee comes to your door. You vacate the house and return when the carpet is dry only to find that your stains return within days, and none of the surfaces seem particularly clean.

What happened?

There are two possibilities. First, your contractor may have faulty equipment, which didn’t push enough water in or suck enough out. It is also possible the contractor made no real effort to clean your carpet, instead, doing only a quick surface clean before packing up and moving on to the next job.  The surface cleaning scam allows a carpet cleaning company to run in and out of your home very quickly.  The more homes they can do a day, the more money they make.  Don’t let this happen to you.

To avoid this scam, do your research. Read reviews of local companies on trusted sites like Angie’s List or the Better Business Bureau, and check out this company’s reputation online.

What to look for in a professional carpet cleaner

When hiring a carpet cleaning company, make sure to get a specific rate per room or per square foot, and ask about the preferred cleaning method. Ask if their company is certified by the IICRC and are their employee’s background checked on an annual basis.  Moreover, again, DON’T BE LAZY, check them out online.

It is incredible to us how someone would invite a contractor into their home based on some low-ball offer and give no thought as to if the technician is a convicted child molester or thief.   Yes, we have seen that happen locally in SW Florida.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Our technicians are background checked twice a year and we are fully licensed and insured.

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 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2198.

For your peace of mind – thoroughly vet any contractor you invite into your home.  Your safety could depend on it.


Carpet Cleaning | Tile Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Leather Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning | Pet Urine Treatments | Oriental Rug Cleaning | Allergen Treatments | Grout Coloring

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care services clients throughout the cities of Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Sprints | Naples | Marco Island | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Sanibel | Captiva | Useppa | Lehigh Acres | Port Charlotte | Punta Gorda | Alva | Buckingham | Bokeelia | Matlacha | Saint James City

Upholstery Cleaning For The Life Of Your Furniture

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care – Your Answer To Fresh-Clean Upholstery

As a Certified Partner with the global Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has the experience and certification to deliver a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning to any fabric type of upholstery.

We are a leading provider of upholstery and leather cleaning throughout SW Florida and our services are guaranteed to breathe new life into sofas, mattresses, armchairs, and all your soft furnishings.

The power of steam from our advanced hot water extraction machines coupled with industry-leading allergen free cleaning agents will leave your upholstery clean and fresh – guaranteed!  And for leather, we hand clean your beautiful textiles with the best leather cleaning solutions available.  Once your leather has been cleaned, we apply a moisturizing agent designed to help keep your leather nice, soft and supple.

Our technicians are trained, experienced and certified in removing stains and handling all your soft furnishings safely.

How do we do it?

We use a powerful hot water extraction cleaning system that uses the power of steam cleaning to get deep into the upholstery to get rid of dirt and stains. Steam cleaning is the best way to clean, disinfect, and deodorize fabrics. It leaves your upholstery almost dry and it extends its life too.

Using a special hand tool, our technicians pass steam across the fabric, which won’t saturate it and leaves it clean and dry in next to no time. We also use a special cleaning solution for your upholstery, which helps extract any dirt, body oils and stains from the fabric.

Our cleaning solutions are allergen-free and safe for pets and small children.

Our upholstery cleaning service includes:

  • Pre-treating fabrics
  • Stain removal
  • Steam cleaning
  • Extraction
  • Deodorize
  • Spot Removal
  • Mattress Cleaning

We also provide professional mattress cleaning by using the same powerful steam cleaning process as afforded to upholstered furniture.  Our mattress cleaning solutions will emulsify body oils and spills while eliminating dust-mites and pollen from your mattress for a good nights sleep.

Regular mattress cleaning every twelve months or so helps to protect your mattress and extends its life. Mattress cleaning with steam is the best way to kill bacteria that live in your mattress and helps eradicate dust mites. People who suffer from eczema and asthma may also benefit from regular steam cleaning of mattresses.

Industry-leading fabric protector

We also offer Scotchgard treatment to protect your sofas and upholstery.  Applying Scotchgard will protect your fabric, furniture, and carpets from stains and preserve color.

It’s not only fabric we clean. We can also clean your leather sofas and furniture removing longtime spots while conditioning and revitalizing. You’ll be amazed at the difference our cleaning efforts can make to your leather sofas and chairs!

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the prestigious Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on our thoroughly exhaustive upholstery, leather and mattress cleaning services please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us anytime at 239-541-4888.


Services Offered:  Upholstery Cleaning | Leather Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning | Carpet Cleaning | Tile & Grout Cleaning | Pet Urine and Odor Treatments | Grout Coloring | Oriental Rug Cleaning

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

Pet Urine Accidents On Carpeting – What You Need To Know In SW Florida

Pet Have An Accident?  We Can Help!

We love our pets. They are great companions and dogs, in particular, are always there.  Some even say a dog is a man’s best friend and we are inclined to agree with them. Sometimes our beloved pets can forget where the toilet is and our carpets or other pieces of furniture ends up on the receiving end of an accident.

For all of your pets little “oops,” Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers professional pet urine and odor treatment services. In SW Florida, many of us own pets and know that even though we love them very much, their accidents can wreak havoc on our indoor air quality, and in some instances, leave behind harmful bacteria that could present health challenges to some people, especially babies.

Urine from dogs is harmful if it contracted leptospirosis, a bacterial infection. Pet urine can also contain harmful bacteria, not to mention the pungent off-gassing.

Leptospirosis is an infection that may cause disease in humans.  Both domestic and wild animals transmit it.  The transmittal apparatus is exposure to animal urine, either through direct contact or by water or soil containing infected animal urine.   Individuals who are exposed to Leptospirosis can experience:

  • Development of respiratory symptoms
  • Bleeding from the lungs or meningitis
  • Weil’s disease
  • Running eyes, allergies or coughing due to irritation of the lungs
  • Kidneys, liver and the brain can be infected
  • In some rare cases, leptospirosis is life-threatening

The bacteria is passed easily and infants are especially sensitive to pet urine bacteria.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care provides ad quick and effective pet urine and odor removal service throughout SW Florida.

Is pet odor removal pet-friendly?

In SW Florida we have helped many homeowners who had “incidents” with their beloved animal friends and wanted to get rid of unpleasant odors and stains as soon as possible. Some of them ask is our pet urine, and odor removal service is pet-friendly.

The answer is yes! We are one of the few cleaning and odor removal companies in Lee, Charlotte and Collier County that use eco-friendly products. It is essential for our clients, their children and pets to live in a safe environment free from dangerous cleaning products. Hazardous substances contained in cheap, low-quality cleaning products are banned.

Unlike many carpet cleaning companies who attempt to “mask” pet urine bacteria with strong deodorizers, we treat the bacteria and odor at the molecular level.

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 five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Our cleaning solutions are allergen free and safe for pets, the elderly and infants.

For more information about our pet urine and odor treatment service, please feel free to give us a call anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.  You can also visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers pet urine treatments throughout Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Estero | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Sanibel | Captiva | Lehigh Acres | Punta Gorda | Port Charlotte | Alva | Buckingham | Matlacha | Saint James City | Bokeelia | Pine Island | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach

Carpet Cleaning | Pet Urine Treatments | Anti-Allergen Treatments | Oriental Rug Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning