Q. Last time we had our carpets cleaned they seemed to get soiled really quickly. Why? Most carpet cleaners to save time and cost inject their cleaning products in their rinse water, therefore leaving behind all that sticky alkaline shampoo. Just imagine washing your hair with shampoo and then rinsing it with shampoo – it maybe clean but it is going to dry all sticky and hard. At AAA Steam Carpet Cleaning we take the extra time and care to pre- treat all your carpets and spots with a pre-conditioner and rinsing with cleaning chemical FREE rinse.
This ensures that your carpets will stay clean longer and is safe for your children and pets are safe. Q. We just painted, will your hoses scratch the paint on corners of our walls? At AAA Steam Carpet Cleaning we have take extra steps to make sure that your property and all valuables are protected in every way possible. We use wall corner guards and drop sheets to ensure our hoses do not damage baseboards, paint or floors when we pull our hoses. The nice thing with our truckmounts is that all the heavy equipment remains in the truck and is not dragged thru your home. Q. What is the cost? Why is there such a great variation in prices between different carpet cleaners? The simple answer is: quality in workmanship and reputation. Skilled, experienced and schooled technicians take pride in their work and it shows in the end result. Rather than use harsh chemicals to achieve a surface brightening, AAA crews rinse your carpets clean, remove spots with expert techniques in a separate operation, and achieve a near new look, which lasts far longer. Our crews move furniture and truly clean carpets from corner to corner. When it comes to low advertised prices, keep in mind that in the end, this advertised price will be greatly inflated by adding additional, and often unnecessary services (bait and switch). So what originally may sound as a ‘good deal’ may cost more in the end. Rapid re-soiling is the biggest consumer gripe of cut-rate carpet cleaning. Guarantees are only as good as the company that stands behind them (reputation). Our price is based on the amount of sq. ft. cleaned, not room by room, this way you just pay for what you are having cleaned. There are lots of low priced cleaners who love to take your money, but like my father would say, Cheap is good, but good is never cheap. So if you are looking for a quick brush the dirt of the surface cleaning, we are not the company you are looking for. But if you want a deep, thorough cleaning, using environmentally sound products by trained certified technicians, backed by a 100% money back guarantee, call us!!! Q. What about spots, spills or stains? Will they all be removed by the cleaning? The different fibers used in producing carpets, or upholstered furniture, have different characteristics, such as how much liquid they will absorb or what food dyes can stain them. Such as black coffee is much easier to remove the coffee that contains cream and sugar. So it maybe that one spill comes out but the other spill does not it could the same drink just with different ingredents or even the temperature of the beverage. Therefore, successful stain removal can vary greatly. All spots are pretreated before any cleaning begins, our crews use a variety of products to achieve maximum success but we cannot guarantee that all staining can be removed, especially if the stain had been previously cleaned improperly thus setting the stain permanently. Thanks to our training and years of experience we are generally very successful often astonishing our clients with what we can do and other cleaners in the past were unable to do. Q. How long does the carpet take to dry? The normal drying time is from 4 to 8 hours depending on the degree of soiling and the outside humidity. We suggest you turn use ceiling or floor fans to aid in the drying process. Any air circulation will speed up the drying time. Extreme humidity, and or soiling will add hours to the normal drying times. Cleaning in the winter season drying times can be considerably shorter. Q. I’ve heard it’s best to put off having your carpet cleaned as long as possible, is this true? No. The build up of soil in your carpet in combination with foot traffic creates abrasion that breaks down your carpets’ fibers. So what you perceive as soiling is actually the damage that has been caused by the soiling. This wear & tear can be permanent. This means higher traffic areas will require cleaning more often. We only charges you for the areas they clean so it is possible to get just the traffic areas done when needed. Q. Why shouldn’t I just rent a carpet cleaning unit and save some money? It is true you can definitely save money doing it your self, but at what is the true cost? Improperly treating stains with the incorrect product, or pH can permanently set a spot, a spot that could easily been removed by us. Portables, especially the rental ones lack suction, the ability to remove all the debris and equally important the water you have injected. This inability to fully remove all that water can leave your carpets wet for days not a few hours like us, causing bacterial growth and the odours that go along with them. Time is money, figuring the time to pick up, set up, move furniture, and return you could truck-mounted cleaning is much faster than portable equipment, and extra heat and power can give faster drying times.
A Rug Doctor rental carpet cleaning machine. A common process of hot water extraction  begins with preconditioning. Alkaline agents such as ammonia solution for synthetic carpets, or acidic solution (such as vinegar solution) for woolen carpets, are sprayed into the carpet, then agitated with a grooming brush or an automatic scrubbing machine. Next, a pressurized manual or automatic cleaning tool (such as a wand) passes over the surface to rinse out all pre-conditioner, residue, and particulates. If an alkaline detergent is used on a woolen fibre, use of an acetic acid solution will restore neutral fiber pH. The acid rinse thus neutralizes the alkaline residues, and can contribute to softening cleaned fabrics. The hot water extraction method is the preferred method of many carpet manufacturers. Extraction is, by far, the most important step in the hot water extraction process. Since the hot-water extraction method uses much more water than other methods like bonnet or shampoo cleaning, proper extraction and air flow are critical to avoid drying issues. Drying time may also be decreased by extra use of fans, air conditioning, and/or outdoor ventilation. Older surfaces, such as double jute-backed carpets and loose rugs with natural foundation yarns, could shrink after a wet treatment, leading to suppositions that wet-cleaning could also remove wrinkles. However, this notion is antiquated and this method could also occasionally tear seams or uproot strips. Newer carpets, such as with synthetic backing and foundation yarns, do not shrink, and they smooth easily; in such carpets, wrinkles indicate an underlying problem, such as adhesive, that may need a certified carpet inspector to determine. Wet-cleaning systems naturally require drying time, which may lead to concerns about very slow drying, the risk of discoloration returning during drying, and odors, bacteria, fungi, molds, and mildews. Carpet cleaning specialists try to find a balance between rapid drying (attributable to lower flow rate through the cleaning jets of a spray system) and the need to remove the most soil (attributable to higher flow rate). Pretreatments similar to those in dry-cleaning and "very low moisture" systems are employed, but require a longer dwell time of 15 to 20 minutes, because of lower amounts of carpet agitation. Ideal pretreatments should rinse easily and leave dry, powdery, or crystalline residue that can be flushed without contributing to re-soiling. Dry-cleaning For more details on this topic, see Dry carpet cleaning. Many dry carpet-cleaning systems rely on specialized machines. These systems are mostly "very low moisture" (VLM) systems, relying on dry compounds complemented by application cleaning solutions, and are growing significantly in market share due in part to their very rapid drying time, a significant factor for 24-hour commercial installations. Dry-cleaning and "very low moisture" systems are also often faster and less labor-intensive than wet-extraction systems. Heavily soiled areas require the application of manual spotting, pretreatments, preconditioners, and/or "traffic-lane cleaners", (commonly sprayed onto carpet prior to the primary use of the dry-cleaning system) which are detergents or emulsifiers which break the binding of different soils to carpet fibers over a short period of time.
For example, one chemical may dissolve the greasy films that bind soils to the carpet, and thus prevent effectds accepted in the industry. Vacuum For more details on this topic, see Vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners use air pumps to create partial vacuums to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors and carpets. Filtering systems or cyclones collect dirt for later disposal. Modern carpet cleaning equipment use rotary vacuum heads and spray jets to deep clean the carpet through hundreds of multi-directional cleaning passes. Some add steam and agitation. Models include upright (dirty-air and clean-air), canister and backpack, wet-dry and pneumatic, and other varieties. Robotic vacuum cleaners have recently become available. Stain removal Cleaned and uncleaned areas of a carpet Tea leaves and cut grass were formerly common for floor cleaning, to collect dust from carpets, albeit with risks of stains. Ink was removed with lemon or with oxalic acid and hartshorn; oil with white bread or with pipe clay; grease fats with turpentine; ox gall and naphtha were also general cleaners. Ammonia and chloroform were recommended for acid discoloration. Benzine and alum were suggested for removing insects; diatomaceous earth and material similar to cat litter are still common for removing infestations. Candle wax is removed by placing a towel over the affected carpet area and applying steam from a clothes iron until the wax absorbs into the towel. Some traditional methods of stain removal remain successful and ecological. Caution should be addressed when treating natural fibers such as wool. The longer the stain material remains in the carpet, the higher the chance of permanent color change, even if all the original stain material is removed.
At times pets urinate on the carpet and this results in a bad odor especially when it is hot and humid.The carpet or rug is usually taken outside and immersed in water to remove such stains. Immediately blotting (not rubbing) the stain material as soon as possible will help reduce the chances of permanent color change. Artificial food coloring stains are generally considered permanent stains. These may be removed by professional cleaners or deep cleaning rental machines with heat-transfer stain-reducing chemicals, but carry risks of burning the carpet. Stain removal products can be combined with anti-allergen treatments to kill house dust mites. Other Carpet rods, rattan rugbeaters, and carpet-beating machines for beating out dust, and also brooms, brushes, dustpans, and shaking and hanging were all carpet-cleaning methods of the 19th century; brooms particularly carry risks of wear. Steam cleaning increases the lifespan of your carpet.