Carl's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is the best choice for all your carpet cleaning needs. We specialize in high rise buildings as well as residential locations. We are able to bring our complete line of services to any floor in your building with our state of the art portable steam cleaning system and carpet shampooing units. Whether you have a small stain or large stain in your carpet, we utilize the best carpet cleaning methods to extract the spot. Our primary procedure for carpet cleaning is to use "Steam Cleaning" (sometimes called Hot Water Extraction). This method, is recommended by the carpet manufacturers and is considered the best method of carpet cleaning. Hot water kills many types of bacteria on contact while a powerful vacuum extracts the bacteria, dirt, dander, allergens and other environmental pollutants from deep within the carpet fibers without using a shampooer in the process.
We carefully examine areas for carpet problems. We vacuum the floor and then pre-treat spots at the technician's discretion. Steam clean carpet with hot water then immediately extract it using the powerful vacuum pressure of the machine. We will move most of the furniture that two men can move. We do not move antiques, plants, electronics or breakables. We will move the furniture a few feet, clean the carpet and return the furniture to the original location. Depending on the type of carpet, the final step is raking. This lifts the pile and helps the carpet dry faster. For longer carpet life and fewer permanent stains, we offer carpet protection.
Carpet Shampooing and Deep Cleaning
Wet shampoo cleaning with a rotary machine. The best method is to combine shampoo deep cleaning and extraction. First we shampoo with a spin brush to loosen the dirt and the pile, then extraction of the carpet using a steam cleaner. This process is used on carpets that have been heavily soiled, stained, or are high traffic areas that steam cleaning alone is not effective. This process can add some time to the drying process but is generally dry within 24 hours.
We specialize in hard to clean or stained fabrics such as silks, satins, jacquards, wool, nylon, valours, velvets and herculons. Our highly trained technicians can determine which method of cleaning is best for your fabric. Professional cleaning actually prolongs the beauty and life of your upholstery and helps eliminate the expense of re-upholstering.
We inspect upholstery and determine the best method of cleaning. We pre-vacuum upholstery, pre-treat hard to clean areas and then clean the upholstery. Once completed, we inspect, post treat and re-clean where necessary and deodorize if desired.
We will move anything that two men can move. We do not move beds, antiques, chest-of-drawers, breakables, or electronics. Keeping the above in mind, we suggest the following to prepare for your carpet cleaning.
What to do to prepare for your cleaning
Turn A/C down to 68 degrees because you want to create a dry, cool environment in order for the carpet to dry in a timely manner. Carpet may be damp for 4 to 12 hours after cleaning. We suggest light traffic and to be careful walking from carpet to tile areas to prevent accidents. You will need to pick up everything off the carpet area where we will be cleaning. Smaller furniture may be moved to an area we are not cleaning, such as a tile area. Remove all items off anything you wish the technician to move and clean under, such as end tables and night stands. If the house is empty, we will need the water and electricity turned on. Please make arrangements for pets to be in the back yard or in a room that we are not cleaning. The door that we use to bring in the hoses will remain open until the cleaning is completed.