Protect Your Carpeting
Carpet Spot Removal Techniques – Manufacturer Carpet Warranties and Recommendations
Living in Cape Coral – Fort Myers and all of SW Florida has its advantages. Beautiful weather most of the year, a fisherman’s paradise and the perfect place to retire and raise a family. With all of the pluses of living in Lee, Charlotte and Collier County, residents see their fair share of spills and stains on their carpeting from our northern friends and family during their annual visits.
In an attempt to help our friends and neighbors in Cape Coral – Fort Myers and beyond, we are including this Carpet Stain Removal Guide to help you remove many of the stains and spills we typically find in our clients carpeting. We are also providing information on how to get the most from your carpeting and what manufacturers expect if you want your warranty to cover defects and stains.
In addition to frequent vacuuming; it’s important to clean your carpet on a regular basis. Regularly scheduled steam cleaning will remove the oily, sticky soil that vacuums can’t take out, and will help keep your carpet healthy and looking great over time.
Professional steam cleaning targets the soils and spots that result from cooking vapors, air pollution, pollens, allergens, pet urine, spills and tracked-in dirt. These contaminates deposited on carpet fibers over time can cause gradual but significant dulling of colors and traffic lane sanding. If dirt, invisible oils and other contaminates are allowed to accumulate, your carpeting will begin to show permanent traffic lanes and other signs of abuse which is NOT covered under your carpets manufacturer warranty.
Steps To Protect Your Carpeting and Your Warranty
Get on a cleaning schedule. If carpet is cleaned before it becomes too unsightly, the cleaning chore will be easier and more successful. Carpet in a typical household should be cleaned every 12 to 18 months, depending on the number of residents and amount of activity.
Choosing the proper carpet cleaning company is important. Some carpet cleaning companies leave residues in your carpets fibers which accelerate re-soiling and defeats the whole purpose of cleaning. Others may use inferior cleaning equipment or improper cleaning solutions. And worse yet, BEWARE OF BAIT and SWITCH tactics. You get what you pay for and inferior cleaning will void your manufacturer’s warranty and leave you with residue filled carpet fibers.
Shaw’s choice: Shaw Industries is recognized and the world’s leader in carpet manufacturing. Shaw, along with numerous other carpet manufacturers recommends Hot Water Extraction (commonly referred to as steam cleaning).
Research indicates that the hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as “steam cleaning,” although no steam is actually generated. The process consists of applying a cleaning agent into the carpet pile and using pH condition water and rinses in the extractor to recover the used solution and soil. This can be done from a truck-mounted unit outside the home with only the hose and wand brought inside or by a portable system brought into the home.
Shaw and many other manufacturer warranties require that the homeowner be able to show proof of periodic cleaning by hot water extraction (commonly called “steam” cleaning) by a professional cleaning service or do-it-yourself system, using equipment that is certified under the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval program.
Tru-Clean Carpet and Tile Care only uses industry approved technologies, cleaning solutions and certified technicians. Our industry leading carpet cleaning equipment has more extraction power and heat than rental units available to individuals and your carpets will dry in hours and not days.
Tru-Clean Carpet and Tile Care’s certified professionals know the proper cleaning agents for any carpet cleaning situation at hand, and recognize the differences in fibers and carpet construction. We’re also professionals at stain removal and pet urine treatment and in cases where a stain has permanently dyed your carpeting such as bleach; we can dye the stain thereby correcting any damage to the carpeting.
No carpet is stain proof, but since many are stain resistant, you have time to act.
Select your stain from the drop-down menu below to get specific instructions from Shaw on how to deal with a variety of stains and spills on your carpeting.
If the recommended home remedies do not work in your situation, please give Tru-Clean Carpet and Tile Care a call and we’ll do our very best to remove the accident like it never happened.
Carpet Stain Removal Cape Coral | Fort Myers | Lehigh Acres | North Fort Myers | Fort Myers Beach | Estero | Sanibel | Bonita Springs | Naples | Marco Island | Pine Island | Punta Gorda