Carpet Spot and Spill Removal Guide

 

Effective Spot and Spill Procedures for Many Spots

  • First, soak up the excess liquid by blotting with a clean, absorbent cotton or paper towel. DO NOT brush or rug, simply blot.
  • Then spot-clean with a mild detergent-WHITE vinegar-water solution. Do not over wet!
  • Rinse the area thoroughly with water and a small amount of WHITE vinegar. Avoid wetting the carpet’s backing.
  • Blot dry until most of the moisture has been absorbed.
  • Allow to air dry. A fan or cool hair dryer can be used to hasten the drying process.
  • For spots that do not come out using these methods, simply call us at 239-541-4888

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 how to get specific stains out of your carpeting, you can visit Shaw Industries spot and stain removal guide at https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/carpet/carpet-care-maintenance

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


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care provides thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning, leather cleaning, mattress cleaning, grout color sealing, pet urine and odor treatments, oriental rug cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and high rise apartment and condo carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning services

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

How To Select A Carpet Cleaning Company in SW Florida

Why do Lee, Charlotte and Collier County’s top professionals in real estate, floor covering, and interior designers refer their best clients to Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care exclusively?

  • Reputation 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.
  • Experience Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has been delighting clients throughout SW Florida since 2006 and we are experienced in all fabric types and soiling conditions known in the industry. We are experts at spot removal, pet urine decontamination, and deodorization.
  • Education – In addition to our industry certifications and assistance to major carpet mills, our technicians receive ongoing training from industry leaders and manufacturers. Our technicians are also knowledge tested several times a year.
  • Systems Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care cleaning systems are the most advanced on the market. These technologies, coupled with quality cleaning agents and experienced technicians, guarantee maximum soil and spot removal without leaving sticky residues behind or over-wetting your carpet, tile or upholstery.
  • Guarantee Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will return at no charge to address your area of concern.  So long as there are no issues involving permanent damage, we will re-clean the area again and if you are still unsatisfied, we will honor our money-back guarantee.

Industry-leading carpet mills such as Stainmaster, Mohawk, Shaw, and Couristan have used us to help them with cleaning-related problems.

Don’t be the victim of uninformed, uneducated, or sometimes even just downright dishonest cleaners.

Ask yourself these questions when looking for a service company?

  • Will the contractor show up on time…or at all?
  • Is there company reputable and A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau?
  • Was the price they gave me on the phone or on their coupon just a “bait and switch” gesture?
  • Will they treat my home, family, and pets with care and concern?
  • Does their appearance make me feel comfortable or nervous?
  • Are the technicians AND company certified by their professions certification authority?
  • Does their company carry liability and Workers Compensation Insurance?
  • Have you vetted this company? Are their employee’s background checked?

Don’t invite a STRANGER into your home.  Check them out.

Don’t be the victim of uninformed, uneducated, or sometimes even just downright dishonest cleaners.

At Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, OUR MISSION is to provide you with the most outstanding service experience ever, guaranteed!

For your carpet, tile, upholstery, mattress, and dryer duct cleaning needs, please consider Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care.  We service all of Lee, Charlotte and Collier County and offer one of the strongest service guarantees in the industry.

For more information about Tru-Clean, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us any time 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.


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care Services Include Carpet Cleaning | Tile and Grout Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Dryer Vent CleaningLeather Cleaning | Grout Color Sealing | Anti-Allergen Treatments | Mattress Cleaning | Oriental Rug Cleaning | Pet Urine and Odor Treatments | Scotchgard Fiber Protector

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

Cheap Carpet Cleaning – Be Careful Who You Invite Into Your Home.

How Well Do You Know That Contractor?

Carpet cleaning employee steals prescription medications from home.  https://cbs12.com/news/local/carpet-cleaner-admits-to-stealing-prescription-medicine-from-customers

Annually, tens of thousands of homeowners invite “strangers” into their home based on an advertisement or discount coupon found in their local newspaper.  Some of these strangers may be convicted child molesters, have domestic violence issues, are thieves or have ongoing drug issues that the courts currently, and in the past, have had to deal with.

Just because a contractor appears on television, radio or in a coupon book, or happens to have a presence on social media such as Facebook, doesn’t mean they or their employees are safe to invite into your home.  Yet yearly, many consumers, hundreds of thousands of times do without a second thought.

Imagine a stranger, a convicted child molester, rummaging through your daughter’s bedroom.  Alternatively, a contractor going through your medicine cabinets, closets or dresser drawers.

Many companies choose not to perform background checks on employees due to the expense, or they know employees with issues can be hired at a minimum hourly wage.

Other employers do not purchase Liability insurance or maintain Workers Compensation coverage for their employees.  In a scenario such as these, if an employee is injured on your property (they slip and fall, bang their head on something, etc.) the homeowner is liable for the cost of medical treatment, lost time from work, and of course, “pain and suffering.”  Sure, you can sue the contractor but what are you going to recover?  They can’t even afford insurance.

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 employees are background check twice annually, and we maintain Workers Compensation and General Liability Insurance with one of the nation’s largest insurers.

Background checks, General Liability, Workers Compensation Insurance and membership in national organizations offer clients peace of mind in knowing that anyone entering their home from Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has been thoroughly vetted and insured.  We also perform random drug screens and conduct client surveys grading our staff on how well they performed for our valued clients.

Before inviting any contractor into your home, do your homework.  Just because they’re part of a franchise, are family owned, or offer a coupon doesn’t mean a hill of beans.

Ask for proof of insurance, check to see their status with the Better Business Bureau.  Check out their “verified” reviews from Angie’s List or the Better Business Bureau.  (Note:  Reviews posted on Yelp, Google, Yahoo, etc. are NOT verified, and anyone can post a fake review, good or bad).

For more information on Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care, please feel free to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or give us a call any time at 239-541-4888.  Of course, you can check us out through the Better Business Bureau (https://www.bbb.org/west-florida/business-reviews/carpet-and-rug-cleaners/tru-clean-carpet-and-tile-care-in-cape-coral-fl-90052387#bbbseal) or Angie’s List (https://www.angieslist.com/).

For more information on employee theft that appeared in the news, you can visit any one of these links:


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care  provides Carpet Cleaning | Tile Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Leather Cleaning | Oriental and Wool Rug Cleaning | Pet Urine Treatments | Grout Color Sealing | Mattress Cleaning | Dryer Vent Cleaning | Carpet Repairs and Stretching | High Rise Tower Carpet Cleaning | High Rise Tile Cleaning | High Rise Upholstery Cleaning

We Service The Cities of:  Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Isnald, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel, Captiva, Punta Gorda, Alva, Buckingham, Matlacha, Saint James City, Bokeelia, and Port Charlotte Florida

 

Carpet Protector – Does It Work In SW Florida?

Is Your Carpeting Protected Against Spills and Soil “oops?”

Recently we interviewed an applicant from a local carpet cleaning company and during the interview we asked him to explain the value of carpet protector and how it works.

Imagine our shock and disgust when he told us that he had no idea if Scotchgard works or not because his current employer never applied Scotchgard, the technicians were told to ”spray the clients carpeting with water and they’ll think it’s Scotchgard.”  We promptly ended the interview and needless to say; he was not hired.

Wondering if this practice was prevalent in the industry, we contacted Scotchgard, and after being transferred several times, we were informed that sadly, they’d heard these same complaints.  Scotchgard works IF applied correctly.

Applied by reputable carpeting cleaning professionals, Scotchgard Protector has been trusted by consumers and carpet manufacturers for more than 50 years.  Safe AND effective, it helps carpet fibers resist soiling and makes spills easier to blot up.  It allows stains release more easily during cleaning and revitalizes carpet mill applied stain protection.

Scotchgard Protects Against Dirt, Stains, and Spills

  • Scotchgard helps protect against both oil and water-based stains
  • Helps carpet fibers resist soiling
  • Helps spills release before they become stains
  • Allows stains to release more efficiently during a professional carpet cleaning
  • Helps carpet and upholstery stay cleaner longer
  • Effective against fruit drinks, soft drinks, and frozen fruit treats
  • Vacuuming is more thorough because soils and pollen can’t easily stick to carpet fibers

The best time to apply Scotchgard is immediately after a professional cleaning.

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.

We apply professional grade Scotchgard and offer a one-year guarantee.  Once applied, if you have an accident and spill one of the hundreds of water or oil based covered items, just use a few squirts of the spotter we supply directly to the spot and dab with a white paper towel.  If the spot does not release, simply call us.  We’ll send a technician to your home and remove the stain with our truck mounted equipment.  If the stain is permanent, we will refund the money you paid for protection for that room.  What could be fairer?

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

Don’t be a victim of unscrupulous carpet cleaners.


Carpet Cleaning | Scotchgard | Carpet Protector | Angies List | Better Business Bureau | Scotchgard Upholstery Protector

Carpet Cleaning Services provided throughout the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Alva, Buckingham, Matlacha, Saint James City, Bokeelia, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida

How To Avoid Nightmare Carpet Cleaners, Theft and Lawsuits In SW Florida

Who’s Really Knocking On Your Front Door

Every day tens of thousands of consumers throughout the United States invite strangers into their home based on a coupon or perceived “good deal.”  They don’t give a second thought as to the reputation of the company, if their employees are background checked, etc.

After all, they’re getting a good deal and all carpet cleaning companies are the same, right?

Click on this link to find out what happened in Naples to a homeowner when an employee of a carpet cleaning company was not thoroughly vetted:  https://www.forcleancarpets.com/2016/01/09/fort-myers-carpet-cleaner-charged-with-felony-grand-theft/

Have you ever seen a coupon for “Four Rooms Of Carpet Cleaning” for the cut-rate deal of just $49 or just $6.95 a room?  What about those rental carpet cleaning machines that can be found at your local grocery or big box store?  For only $19.95 plus the cost of chemicals, you too can become a professional carpet cleaner.

Have you ever wondered how a cleaning company could deliver top-notch carpet cleaning results for these unbelievable prices?  The simple answer is, THEY CAN’T.  Moreover, let’s not get started on those cheap, inefficient and water soaking rental machines.

You see, carpet cleaning at “too-good-to-be-true” pricing is just that, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

Many “deals” are based on “bait and switch” or “smoke and mirror” pricing.  A LOW price is advertised and when the technician/salesperson arrives at your home, all of a sudden you need a “deep scrub,” or they’ll need to apply a carpet cleaning solution, or the room sizes advertised are based on a 10X10 room, and anything larger is charged extra, by the square foot of course.  The price always goes up!

Bargain carpet cleaning companies also offer a “dry cleaning method” which is designed for surface cleaning glue down carpeting in a commercial environment, not residential.

Basically, the company squirts some solution on the carpeting and uses a buffer to buff the surface.  The carpeting “appears” clean, but give it a few days; the deep-set dirt and grime that resides at the bottom of the carpet pile will work its way to the surface.  The consumer soon realizes that got what they paid for.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a governing body managed by the nation’s leading carpet producing mills.  They set the standards for how they want their textiles cleaned, and they do NOT endorse “dry cleaning” as a deep cleaning method. In fact, in most cases, this method of cleaning will VOID your warranty.

Some carpet cleaning companies offer dry cleaning in their coupon ads because its quick, cheap, and in most instances, they cannot afford steam cleaning equipment.  They realize there’s a market for cheap carpet cleaning “deals” and this method is as cheap as you can get.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care’s carpet cleaning method exceeds all major carpet mill requirements.  We are 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.

To avoid nightmare carpet cleaners, it takes less than five minutes of your time.

Check out the prospective cleaner with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) and Angie’s List (www.angieslist.com).  Perform an internet search using the company name in the search results.  Ask neighbors, family or friends for referrals.

The last thing you need to do is invite a stranger into your home based on a too-good-to-be-true price.

Companies offering heavily discounted pricing are cutting corners.  They are buying inferior cleaning products, using cheap cleaning equipment, not doing background checks on their employees, and many do not have Workers Compensation or Liability Insurance.

If one of their employees is hurt on your property, and the company does not carry the proper insurance, the homeowner can be sued for their injury, time lost from work and of course, pain and suffering.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has been servicing SW Florida since 2006, and we are proud to be the “cleaner of choice” to many realtors, interior designers, floor covering retailers and homeowners desirous of quality and reasonably priced carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning.

Our employees are background checked twice annually and are backed by experience, training, industry-leading cleaning solutions, and the best equipment money can buy.

If Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care can ever be of service to you and your family, please do not hesitate to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or 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.

Who you invite into your home matters.  For your safety and peace of mind, check out any contractor allowed in your home.  Don’t throw safety and quality out the window just because they offer a coupon.


Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care Offers Thoroughly Exhaustive Carpet Cleaning | Restorative Tile and Grout Cleaning | Oriental Area Rug CleaningUpholstery and Leather Cleaning | Allergen Free Mattress Cleaning | Carpet Repairs and StretchingPet Urine and Odor Treatments | Grout Coloring and Sealing | Dryer Vent Cleaning | Scotchgard Fabric Protector

Areas Serviced Include Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Alva, Buckingham, Matlacha, Saint James City, Bokeelia, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte Florida

Carpet and Tile Cleaning For High Rise Condo’s in SW Florida

Carpet, Tile, and Upholstery Cleaning For All SW Florida High Rise Condo Buildings

 

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care has a wide range of equipment available to tackle any residential or commercial cleaning need and we have been servicing high-rise condominium homes since 2006.

Whether your home is located on the first floor or the penthouse you can be assured your carpets, tile, and upholstery will be cleaned to the highest industry standards.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care uses environmentally safe cleaning solutions that are allergen free and safe for pets and infants. Your carpets and upholstery will feel softer and smell fresher, and you will appreciate a healthier home for you and your family.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is the “cleaner of choice” to many high-rise condominium owners, interior designers, real estate agents and homeowner’s associations because of our attention to detail and phenomenal customer service.

We are fully licensed and insured and can provide carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning services to any high-rise building located throughout Lee, Charlotte and Collier County.

Why Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care?

  • Education – 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 (CR).
  • Systems – We maintain the most advanced state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning techniques that provide maximum spot and soil removal without over-wetting your carpet or upholstery. Our powerful portable equipment utilized in high rise condominiums is just as strong, and most company’s truck-mounted equipment, so you’re assured a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning.
  • Guarantee – We have a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not absolutely thrilled with the service experience provided, we will rush back to your location at NO CHARGE.  If you are still not satisfied, we will issue a refund paid for our services.  What could be fairer?
  • Experience – Our certified technicians are familiar with unusual soiling conditions and experienced in all types of textiles and hard surfaces. They receive ongoing manufacturer and industry training

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.

For more information on our award-winning carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning services, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us any time at 239-541-4888.


High Rise Condo Cleaning | High Pointe Place | Carpet Cleaning for Towers | High Rise Carpet Cleaning | Carpet Repairs and Stretching | Tile and Grout Cleaning in Towers | Carpet Cleaning | Tile Cleaning | Upholstery Cleaning | Pet Urine and Odor Treatments | Oriental Area Rug Cleaning | Leather Cleaning | Mattress Cleaning 

High Rise Condo Cleaning Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach Florida

Dryer Vent Cleaning – Help Eliminate The Number One Cause of House Fires

Did you know that Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care offers dryer vent cleaning?

With over 15,000 house fires started annually resulting in an average of 35 deaths, 425 injuries and over $205 million dollars in property damage, clogged dryer vents are the Number One cause of house fires.

Having your dryer vents cleaned by Tru-Clean offers peace of mind to you and your family while extending the life of your dryer and saving you money in electric costs.

Our thoroughly exhaustive cleaning begins with a video inspection of your dryer vent system, followed by an air volume reading to measure dryer exhaust output.  We then rotary clean the entire dryer vent system, introduce a disinfectant and fungicide to combat mold, mildew, and bacteria within the duct system, and finish by cleaning the lint screen and vacuuming under and around the dryer.

If your clothes are taking more than one cycle to dry, if they feel overly hot when removed from the dryer or if the room feels hot or unusually humid, it’s time to have your vent cleaned.

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.  We service hundreds of homes annually and if our family can ever be of service to yours, please do not hesitate to give us a call any time.

For more information about our dry vent cleaning services please give us a call anytime at 239-541-4888 or visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com


Dryer Vent Cleaning | Dryer Duct Cleaning

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

 

What Are Carpet Beetles and What Can Be Done About Them in SW Florida

Carpet Beetles Can Destroy Carpets and Rugs

 

For more information about Carpet Beetles and what can be done about them, please visit our July Newsletter by clicking on the link below.

https://view.joomag.com/tru-clean-ccnl-jul2018-tru-clean-web/0872798001528302793

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care is SW Florida’s most respected and experienced carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company and is the “cleaner of choice” to many of our area’s leading interior designers, flooring contractors, realtors and homeowners desirous of a thoroughly exhaustive cleaning.  Our cleaning efforts exceed all major carpet mills recommendations for care and we are a Certified partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).

As a family-owned company and an A+ rated company with the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Services Award, we have a vested interest in ensuring that our clients are “absolutely thrilled” and not just merely “satisfied” with the quality of our services.

If our family can ever be of service to yours, please do not hesitate to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us any time at 239-541-4888.


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

Bird Nests, Lint and Fires – Have Your Dryer Vent Professionally Cleaned.

Bird Nest Found In Dryer Vent

Most people assume if they clean their dryer lint screen before starting a new load of laundry their clothes will dry quickly while not giving any thought to a potentially clogged dryer vent that could lead to a fire.

After all, if you clean your lint screen, there’s no possible way your dryer vent can be clogged with lint, right?

The truth is, your dryer’s vent screen does a good job at trapping “some” lint but not “all” lint.  Over time, lint mixes with moisture from your dryer and slowly cakes inside your dryer vent system.  As this caking builds up, the internal size of your vent reduces, and exhaust from your dryer cannot escape as efficiently as designed, and a host of problems develop including complete exhaust blockage.

Take this simple quiz, and if you can answer YES to any of these questions, it may be time to have your dryer vent serviced.

  • Dryer takes more than one cycle to dry clothes (30-40+ minutes)
  • Your garments are hot and damp after one cycle
  • Dryer gets extremely hot during a cycle
  • Notice a burning smell when doing laundry
  • Dryer cuts off mid-cycle
  • The dryer blows its heating element or trips breakers

In addition to lint issues causing severe choking of your exhaust, examination of client’s ducts by our camera system, have shown other obstructions such as bird nests, seeds and nuts left by squirrels and rodents, seam separation within the ductwork, and other issues that obstruct proper exhaust.

A professional dryer duct cleaning every 12-18 months will offer the homeowner the following benefits:

Advantages

  • Clothes Dry Faster
  • Extends the Life of Your Dryer – By removing vent obstructions, your dryer will work more efficiently thereby extending its life
  • Prevents Fires – Clogged vents are a fire hazard waiting to happen. Don’t be one of the 15,000 dryer vent fire victims reported annually
  • You’ll save money because your dryer won’t have to run as much to dry your clothes

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care’s dryer vent cleaning service is designed to enhance your dryer’s performance, extend your appliances life and help reduce the chances of fire due to clogged dryer ducts.

Our Dryer Vent Cleaning Process

  1. We use specialized equipment to video scope your dryer duct system to look for obstructions and damage so that we can formulate the exact cleaning requirement of your job.
  2. We perform a Digital airflow test to measure and compare the airflow of your dryer vent before and after cleaning.
  3. Once we have examined the interior of your dryer duct system and performed an airflow test, our technician will remove any obstructions (ie. Bird nests, dead rodents, pet hair buildup, socks, dryer sheets, nuts and seeds left by animals, animal droppings, construction debris etc.) and begin the lint removal process.
  4. Our duct cleaning is performed using rotary brush extraction and a powerful vacuum recovery system.  We will clean the entire dryer duct system and vacuum under and around the dryer.  We will also check your dryer’s exhaust vent that connects from your dryer to the vent intake located in your wall.
  5. Lint and debris removal is just the beginning of our dryer vent cleaning process. Because your dryer vent also carries moisture and potentially serves as a housing for rodents, feces, and bird nests, we thoroughly sanitize your vent with a hospital grade bactericide.
  6. Our final process is returning your dryer to its original location and making sure your exhaust vent is appropriately connected.

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.

For more information on our dryer vent cleaning services or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us any time at 239-541-4888.  We service all of Lee, Charlotte and Collier County and all major credit cards are accepted.


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

Removing Spots From Your Carpeting In SW Florida

Specialized Spot Extraction Technique

 

On average, Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care cleans close to 80 homes per week, and the first thing our technicians ask the client is “are there any spots that are bothering you or seem to come back after you’ve had your carpets professionally cleaned?”

Inevitably, the majority of our clients will say that a particular spot keeps coming back or that their previous carpet cleaner told them that a spot is “permanent.”

First, let’s address the two reasons why spots keep returning after your carpeting has been professionally cleaned.

Reason 1: Wicking

Many times, the cause of the spot has seeped into the backing of the carpet. This is common with pet urine, beverages, and anything that is spilled in “volume.”

When something has spilled on your carpeting in a large quantity, the liquids penetrate the carpet backing and reside in the padding where they dry and remain dormant until reenergized with steam cleaning.

When cleaning your carpeting, steam is injected deep in the pile thereby moistening the underlying cause of spots returning.  As the carpeting starts to dry, these residues will rise to the top of the carpet fibers within a week or so, and once again, you have the same spots you had before the cleaning.

When the carpet is cleaned it looks good, when it dries the spots and traffic areas come back.

Reason 2:  Re-soiling

Re-soiling is caused by a sticky residue that has been left behind. The residue may be from the spot itself, a spotting agent the client used in an attempt to remove the stain or the cleaning solution the carpet cleaner used when your carpets were last cleaned.

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

Other residue causes would be oily spots. Duct tape residue, body oils, lotions, etc. If all of the oily residues are not removed, they will attract soil as the carpet is walked on. Even a quality professional cleaning may not remove all oily residue the first time.

SPECIAL NOTE: Cheap carpet cleaners use the cheap products that are ineffective at removing deep-set soils and oily residues.  If you’ve ever hired a carpet “cleaner” because they were the cheapest you could find, chances are, spots appeared after “cleaning,” residues from the detergent used were left behind, the carpet fibers were stiff, and the carpeting resoiled rapidly.

Tru-Clean Carpet & Tile Care’s technicians are trained to ask clients what concerns them about their carpeting and then tailor a custom cleaning around those concerns.

In instances where spots keep returning, our technician will use specialty spotting agents designed to force contaminates that are deep set in the carpet and padding to release where they can be removed by a specialized extraction tool.  We guarantee spot removal and if a spot returns within 14 days of our cleaning, we will return at no extra charge.

Why did my previous carpet cleaner say a “spot was permanent” and your technician was able to remove it?

The answer is simple; they lacked experience, tenacity, and probably certification or specialized training.

Recently we were contacted by a new client and asked to clean her carpeting.  When our technician arrived and was performing a walk-thru to access the carpet needs, the client advised him to “ignore that Kool-Aid stain; my previous carpet cleaner said it is permanent.”

After a few minutes, our technician was able to eradicate the Kool-Aid spot and the client was beyond pleased.  Since the previous carpet cleaner worked for a large national firm, she asked why they would tell her something that wasn’t true.  The answer is Experience!  Their technician didn’t have the training, specialized tools, or proper spotting agents necessary to perform the spot removal.

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 process, please visit us online at www.ForCleanCarpets.com or call us any time at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island or 941-621-2197 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.


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