Carpet & Upholstery in Charlotte
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CONSIDER PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING AND REPAIR
There are many good alternatives for extending the life of your carpet. Whether you need to remove a stubborn stain, revive color in a faded area, re-stretch your carpet to eliminate bumps and wrinkles, or patch severely damaged areas, a skilled technician, in many cases, can add years to the life of your carpet. Find "Homeowner Approved" specialists in carpet cleaning in Charlotte here.
SELECT A CARPET CLEANING COMPANY BASED ON KNOWLEDGE AND SERVICES OFFERED
What is the best carpet cleaning technique? There are various types of carpet cleaning and repair methods on the market today. Commonly used carpet cleaning systems include: hot water extraction or steam cleaning; dry powder/dry extraction systems; bonnet cleaning; hot carbonation extraction; and dry foam with extraction. While there are pros and cons to each process, industry experts agree most approaches can provide satisfactory results when performed by well trained professional technicians. Make sure your technician understands his product and can sufficiently explain the pros and cons of his system. Be sure to check out other services, such as upholstery and area rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and water remediation services, that they offer and match these with other services you'll need around your home.
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO TREAT STAINS AND PERFORM CARPET REPAIRS
Although most carpet cleaning companies will not guarantee spot and stain removal efforts, they do employ techniques that can save your carpet or furniture in many cases. Rust, ink, animal feces and urine, and colored juices are common household culprits that can be very difficult to remove. Professional carpet cleaning companies know which detergents to use for various stains; therefore, they are less likely to “set” the stain by using the wrong products. When attempting to clean a stain on your own, industry sources recommend to do-it-yourselfers, use nothing stronger than club soda and water, before calling a professional.
VACUUM CARPETS WEEKLY AND PROFESSIONALLY CLEAN ANNUALLY
Frequent and thorough vacuuming will greatly increase the life of your carpet and area rugs. Be sure to invest in a quality vacuum cleaner with a high HEPA rating which, by definition, removes 99.97% of airborne particles at least 0.3 micrometers (µm) in diameter. This is also beneficial for asthma and allergy sufferers because the HEPA filter traps the fine particles (such as pollen, dust mites, and feces) that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. Most industry sources also recommend professional carpet cleaning once or twice per year.
BE SURE TO CLEAN YOUR HOME’S AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM REGULARLY
Air filters are designed to remove pollen, dust, ragweed, and bacteria from the air in your home. Over time filters become dirty and less effective, causing stress on your system and making it less efficient. As a result, more particles pass into your home’s air and, ultimately, settle into your carpet. Similarly, your HVAC duct system gets dirty over time, becoming a source of accumulated dust that eventually works its way into your carpets.
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