Allergen & Pollutant Removing Carpet Cleaning Services
Did you know that carpets pose a serious health risk to children if not well maintained? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), children are most vulnerable to pollutants that reside in carpets. Since these pollutants sink deep within a carpet’s fibers, professional cleaning is the best way to eliminate them and maintain optimal indoor health. Professional carpet steam cleaning from Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning can protect against health risks such as asthma, allergies, and other respiratory and cardiovascular ailments.
Hot Water Extraction Steam Carpet Cleaning
Molds, dust, pollen and pesticides are uninvited guests that cannot be adequately removed with regular vacuuming. In fact, vacuuming an absolutely filthy carpet can actually make matters worse by causing the release of more contaminants into the air! Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning uses special equipment that firstly contains the bacteria and then secondly extracts it. We use the hot water extraction method, also known as steam cleaning that combines the advanced power of truck mounted cleaning system and an effective hot cleaning solution to remove deep stains, dirt, and other contaminants. Since moisture can attract dust and mold, we apply the proper combination of detergent and moisture to ensure that your carpet is cleaned effectively.
Our Carpet Cleaning Process
Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning treats you right from start to finish so you end up with great looking carpets for a very reasonable price. To help us be able to do the best job possible we do ask you to have some tasks completed before we show up to clean your carpets. Please remove collectibles that are on furniture that we are going to move. Remove any items such as books and shoes that are on the carpet or we won’t be able to clean in those areas. We also ask that you keep both children and pets off the carpets and away from the equipment while we are working.
1. Pre-inspection of Carpet
We initially do this so that both of us know what to expect and so that our highly trained technicians can give you the best estimate based on the square footage of your home or business. We can also take a look at the level of dirt in the carpets and any stains that will require special attention. We give you an upfront estimate of exactly what the cost will be before anything is done.
2. Moving Furniture from Carpet
We will take the time to move your smaller pieces of furniture. Note that due to liability issues we have to leave larger furniture in place. We will however protect this larger furniture so that you don’t have to worry about anything being damaged during the carpet cleaning process.
3. Pre-Vacuum Carpet
We will use our advanced carpet cleaning equipment to pre vacuum your carpets before we begin to clean them. The more soil that we can remove results in an easier cleaning process and cleaner carpets.
4. Pre-condition and Carpet Spot Treatment
We will carefully condition and pre spot the areas of your carpets that may prove to be harder to clean. We use fast acting products that help to break up the soil and dirt so that we can remove it for you.
5. Pre-groom Carpet
We will use a carpet groomer to help remove soil in those high traffic areas
6. Extracting and Rinsing Carpet
We use the best and latest technology with advanced equipment. We can remove all of the dirt and debris with ease. Hot water is used to rinse the carpets to make sure that the entire residue is removed as well. The water we use is very hot and removes a variety of known allergens from your carpet as well.
7. Neutralize Carpet Odors
Next we will neutralize your carpets with a carefully PH balanced product. This won’t be sticky at all. This is one of the steps we are the most proud of because it definitely sets us apart from other carpet cleaning companies in the Houston area.
8. Carpet Post Spot Treatment
After we are done, one of the technicians will inspect the work. If there are spots that didn’t come out they will use a variety of other techniques to remove them. We would like to point out that if the technician shows you any permanent stains that we can’t remove during the initial inspection then they will remain at this point too without anything else we can do.
9. ScotchGuard Carpet Protection
If requested, we will protect your carpets with 3M ScotchGuard so it will be easier for you to keep your carpet clean.
10. Fast Drying Carpet
We do understand that you want your carpets to dry as quickly as possible. We bring along huge fans to circulate the air which will speed up the drying process.
11. Carpet Post Grooming
We want to make sure that the carpet looks nice and neat after we have cleaned it. If that means we need to groom it, then that is what we will do for you!
12. Final Carpet Inspection
Since we don’t feel that our job is done until you are 100% satisfied, we want you to take part in this final carpet cleaning process. If you find anything you are not happy with, please let us know and we’ll correct it. If everything is to your satisfaction and your carpet cleaning experience has been what you had expected, our technician will ask you to sign off on the invoice for payment.
After we have cleaned your carpets and you have signed off on the work, we ask that you don’t walk on the carpet for the first hour unless you absolutely must. Due to the slippery change from carpet to hard flooring, we want you to make sure you are very careful as you transition. It is also best if you keep all of the blocks and tabs we put in place to protect furniture there for 24 hours.
Our Rug cleaning will bring out your rug’s natural dyes, leave behind a freshly cleaned scent and help to purify your indoor breathing air by removing harmful contaminants. Rug cleaning requires appropriate drying techniques which depend on the rug’s particular fibers. While cleaning of synthetic area rugs is straight forward, cleaning of hand woven natural fiber rugs, like Antique, Oriental and Persian rugs should be left to professionals such as Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning. These rugs are constructed using knotting techniques and as such, these kinds of rug are not machine friendly and must be cleaned with specialized cleaning equipment, techniques and products.
Upholstery cleaning is not a one size fits all kind of job. As upholstery comes in all kinds and grades of fibers, each individual upholstered piece must be custom cleaned. Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning begins the process by examining the target cleaning areas and first and foremost letting you know exactly what you can expect. If you like, we are happy to even spot treat a section of your upholstery to give you an idea of what we can achieve. With your permission we will continue on with the application of our pH balanced pre-conditioning solution to aid in the loosening of soil and dirt embedded deep in your upholstery fibers. This soil and dirt is what causes your sofa to lose its beauty and charm. And if you’re not sure exactly what kind of upholstery you have, you can be rest assured that our experts do!
Pet Odor Removal
All pet owners know that accidents can happen. The best way to ensure that the odor doesn’t set in and ingrain into your carpet is to clean it immediately. Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning treats your carpet and rugs with a special enzyme based cleaner. We fully remove the pet odor and restore your carpet to an odor free, clean condition. No matter the size of the area that is affected, we will remove the offensive scent for you.
Air Duct Cleaning
Air duct cleaning is essential to the indoor air quality of homes and businesses and has a huge impact on the overall health of you and the people you live and work with. If you are suffering from allergy flu like symptoms and have found no relief, it is time to check your air ducts as they may be making your indoor air much worse by releasing allergens into the indoor air that it would otherwise filter out when working properly.
Having your air ducts professionally cleaned is urgently important because your indoor air quality will continue to deteriorate until it is addressed. In a typical suburban home with multiple rooms, dust is multiplied every day. In fact, one family can produce as much as 40 pounds of dust just by going about their daily activities! When air ducts are dirty; dander, chemicals, and general contaminants get absorbed into the HVAC system which is then circulated several times a day. This results in all the pollutants accumulating and creating a need for your air ducts need to be cleaned out. Allergy sufferers and those suffering from issues such as respiratory health and immune disorders are the most negatively affected by all of these pollutants. In addition, you could save anywhere from 25 to 40% of the energy used in a home HVAC system by having your ducts cleaned as dust and other pathogens cause HVAC systems to exert far more energy than required. Clean air ducts will save you money while keeping you healthy.
Water Extraction & Flood Damage Restoration
Water damage can occur as the result of flooding from indoor moisture sources like washing machines or leaky pipes, from natural occurrences like rain water or from unsanitary sources like sewage or river water. No matter what the source of the flooding water is, the extraction and restoration process is nothing short of a race against time. The first order of business is to extract standing water from the flooded area. If water is removed shortly after the flood, then the potential damage can be contained, both in terms of property loss and in terms of restoration work. The real issue arises in the second stage where we deal with secondary damage. This is when the drying and sanitation phases are addressed. Mold, mildew, and a slew of other bacteria are drawn to moisture so drying the area promptly with industrial size dryers and humidifiers is an essential part of the restoration process. Our cleaning technicians will search the entire area for hidden pockets of water in and around structural supports where moisture can cause serious structural damage.
Is there any house cleaning job more tedious than scrubbing tile and grout on your hands and knees? Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has the appropriate industrial strength tools to address tile and grout cleaning. While you might spend hours working on cleaning grout lines in your shower wall or kitchen floor, our professionals are trained and certified to use professional equipment which not only cleans your tile and grout but sanitizes it too. Tile and grout are usually placed in areas that receive quite a lot of moisture. This is because it is much easier to dry up tile than carpet or rugs. The problem is that moisture encourages bacteria formation. Though you might not be able to see it due to the porous nature of grout, many microscopic bacteria easily find their way into grout lines. Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning ensures that your tile and grout is clean and bacteria free. Our services go far beyond simple mopping; we use green technology to guarantee a total clean and also make future cleans easier.
Mattresses are well known reservoirs of allergens, dust mites and dirt particles. Regular professional cleaning of these fabrics will ensure that you experience a safer, cleaner and healthier indoor living environment. Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning provides a comprehensive mattress cleaning service. Our professional equipment can effectively remove dust mites and dirt and also sanitize the mattress, making your sleeping environment and home in general healthier. By using special chemicals and techniques we can greatly assist allergy sufferers who have dust related illnesses. We specialize in using safe, nontoxic and biodegradable products for all mattress cleaning and maintenance needs.
Carpet Stretching & Repair
Do you have ripples, bulges, loose areas, wrinkles, or bunched up areas in your carpet? And have you ever noticed how fast these carpet wrinkles grow once they get started? It’s because carpet is meant to be stretched tight. Once a loose carpet begins to form a ripple it needs a carpet stretching to prevent the ripple from growing. As you walk on a carpet ripple it moves up and down far more than it should and as the loose carpet moves up and down it loosens up even more. Call Affordable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning to fix it for you! We also offer carpet patches, tile to carpet connections, carpet tears and separating carpet seams. We specialize in antique rug repair – in face the repair and restoration of antique oriental rugs is truly one of our greatest passions! We love to pour life back into a work of woven art, to restore its beauty and make it last through the generations.