A: If cleaned properly, no. Actually, not having your carpets cleaned will cause great damage to the carpet. It is abrasive dirt that will cause your carpets to wear out prematurely or leave unsightly worn paths. In fact, most carpet manufacturer warranties require professional hot water extraction cleaning every 12 – 24 months.
If carpets quickly re-soil after a cleaning, it is usually caused by excessive residue being left behind from the cleaning agents being used. This can be a result of either not neutralizing pre-conditioners or not properly rinsing them from the carpet. Courtesy Care goes to great lengths to do both. We use “top of the line” Truck Mounted Hot Water Extraction equipment to insure we have the power to completely remove all soil and cleaning agents that are being used.
We also go a step further by using a rinsing agent that will neutralize any residue that may remain. This allows us to get even the most soiled carpets looking good again without fear of premature re-soiling.
A: We encourage you to allow us to come to your home and give you a free quote of the cleaning you would like done. You will be under no obligation, nor will you be subjected to high pressure tactics.
During the quote, we will get exact measurements of square footage for the areas you would like cleaned, which will be used to calculate the cost of the service. This also gives us the opportunity to discuss with you the potential results, as well as to make sure we are prepared to address your specific concerns when our technicians arrive to perform the service.
Depending on the size of the system, system accessibility and the level of contamination and type of duct material, the EPA says that “Duct Cleaning services typically – but not always – range in the cost from $450.00 to $1,000.00 per heating and cooling system.
A: NADCA Members have signed a Code of Ethics stating they will do everything possible to protect the consumer, and follow NADCA Standards for cleaning to the best of their ability. Air duct cleaning companies must meet stringent requirements to become a NADCA Member. Among those requirements, all NADCA Members must have certified Air System Cleaning Specialists (ASCS) on staff, who have taken and passed the NADCA Certification Examination. Passing the exam demonstrates extensive knowledge in the HVAC design and cleaning methodologies. ASCSs are also required to further their industry education by attending seminars in order to maintain their NADCA certification status.
A: Scotchgard is a protective barrier between the fibers and the outside world. A good illustration of how Scotchgard works is to compare it to how Teflon works in a skillet. It will repel most food and drink based spills, saving your carpet and upholstery from permanent staining. It also makes it difficult for soil to attach itself to the fibers, which means you will remove more dirt while vacuuming.
A: The best way to determine if the HVAC system cleaning is effective is to perform a visual inspection of the system before and after cleaning. If any dust of debris can be seen during the visual inspection, the system should not be considered cleaned. While you can perform your own visual inspection using a flashlight and mirror, a professional cleaning contractor should be able to allow you better access to the system components and perhaps the use of specialized inspection tools.
A: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health, such as mold, fungi, bacterial, and very small particles of dust. The removal of such contaminants from the HVAC system and the home should be considered as one of the components in an overall plan to improve indoor air quality.
A: Generally turn around time is approximately one week. Occasionally the time to process your rug will take longer due to volume of rugs to be cleaned or unforeseen difficulties such as fiber browning that must be corrected.
A: There are many factors that come into play when determining drying time. The humidity outside as well as inside, air flow in the home, type of service used, how heavily soiled the carpet was, etc. On average, a cut pile carpet will typically take 6-12 hours to dry. Application of Scotchgard or odor treatments may add to drying time slightly.
A: Both packages come with the Courtesy Care 100% Guarantee of Satisfaction and services will be performed by a certified technician. Aside from this, the differences are as follows:
A: There are a variety of factors that could affect the time needed to clean a residential HVAC system, including the type of home, accessibility of the ductwork, and the number of workers on the project. A typical three or four bedroom home will require 4 to 8 hours for cleaning.
A: The cleaning process and agents that Courtesy Care use do not remove the stain-resistant protection that your carpet came with. However, it will wear away with regular foot traffic grinding abrasive soil into the carpet, which breaks down the protection, leaving your carpets vulnerable to permanent staining. Applying Scotchgard to your carpets after each cleaning will keep the level of protection up over the years and extend the life of your carpet.
A: The most effective way to clean air ducts and the ventilation systems is the employ Source Removal methods of cleaning. This requires a contractor to place the system under negative pressure, through the use of a specialized, powerful vacuum. While the vacuum draws air through the system, devices are inserted into the ducts to dislodge any debris that might be stuck to interior surfaces. The debris can then travel down the ducts to the vacuum, which removes it from the system and the home.
A: Largely it depends on what type of fiber your rug is made of.
A: Interview as many local contractors as you can, and ask them to come to your home to perform a system inspection and give you a quote. To narrow down your pool of potential contractors, use the following pre-qualifications:
A: When we are talking about pet accidents, we must distinguish between the odor from the accident and the discoloration or stain that results from it.