It’s amazing what a good carpet cleaner can do to create a “new” house.This family-owned business, open since 1959, also offers protectants, repairs, 24-hour water damage emergency service and mattress cleaning. It specializes in dog and cat odor removal
– Pleasanton Weekly, July 30, 2010
Carpet Care Tips
Did you know?
If you take a whole roll of toilet paper to a spill (water, soda, urine, etc.) and step on the whole roll over the spill for at least 30 seconds, you will soak up about 85% of the spill. Flip the roll over and do the same thing, tear off what has been absorbed and throw away, then repeat until you have more moisture. (Even if you need to get another roll.) Remember, this is the FIRST step. Do not put more liquids (spotters, water, baking soda, etc.) on a spill until you have done the T.P.T. (Toilet Paper Trick). Note: This is the first step of many. Spot maybe seen after moisture is gone.
Did you know?
Did you know that 79% of the soil on your carpet can be taken up just by vacuuming? You should vacuum at least once, if not twice, a week. You don’t have to vacuum the whole house all the time. Just try vacuuming where you live the most. The family room, halls, and the master bedroom are some of the most used rooms in your house. Try starting there. It doesn’t matter where you start, just do it!!
Misconceptions about Carpet Cleaning
“But what about?” …”And I heard!” …”Someone told me!!!”
Misconception #1 – The longer you wait between carpet cleanings, the better.
This is incorrect. Dirt is like sandpaper. It damages your carpet. The more often you have your carpets cleaned, the longer they will last. Industry standards recommend that you clean your carpets every 6 to 18 months, depending on your lifestyle.
Misconception #2 – It makes no difference which method of cleaning you choose.
This is incorrect. One has several methods to choose from: Bonnet, Dry Foam, Dry Compound and Hot Water Extraction (steam cleaning). Some cleaning systems are considered interim maintenance cleaning systems and others are regarded as restorative by the industry. Only Hot Water Extraction (steam cleaning) can employ a rinse step to leave your carpets as residue free as possible.
Misconception #3 – All a company needs to clean carpets correctly is the right equipment.
This is incorrect. Many cleaning companies own professional carpet cleaning systems, but they don’t teach their technicians the proper ways to use them. Make sure the cleaning company you choose has technicians who are trained by certified carpet instructors.
Misconception #4 – You should hire the company that quotes you the lowest price.
Usually not. Some carpet cleaning companies offer a low price to persuade you to call, but then add on services you thought were included in the price. It would be like a car dealer quoting you for a new car and then telling you the steering wheel and windshield are extra.
Misconception #5 – Carpet cleaners don’t provide references.
This is incorrect. Carpet cleaners provide customer references all the time. If the cleaner you’re considering won’t provide references, you’ll know the cleaner is: 1. New to the business and doesn’t have references; 2. Dishonest and doesn’t have good references; or, 3. Does poor work and will never warrant a favorable recommendation.
How To Remove Urine/Vomit Stains
URINE Stain: Yellowish or brown, darkening with age
Contains: Urea, uric acid, ammonia, organic acids, Pigments, cholesterol, albumins, proteases.
VOMIT Stain: Various colors, absorbed and built-up
Contains: Food mucus, albumins, acids
- Scrape and blot up as much as possible.
- Apply enzyme detergent, (Nature’s Miracle) keep moist, blot.
- Apply ammonia solution,* blot.
- Apply vinegar solution,** blot.
- Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
*AMMONIA SOLUTION – Mix one tablespoon of clear household
ammonia with one-half cup of water.
**VINEGAR SOLUTION – Mix one-third cup of white household vinegar
with two-thirds cup of water.
Call Glover’s Deep Steam in Pleasanton for estimates on deep steam carpet cleaning needs
and odor removal services
Over 50 Years in carpet cleaning business serving Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon