Posts Tagged ‘Carpet’

Advantages/disadvantages Of Professional Carpet Cleaning Vs Rug – Doctor?

Hello:
We just bought a house and wanted the carpet/steam cleaning professionally. It has carpet in the living, dining, 4 bedrooms, 1 family room areas and the quotes we got are anywhere from $350 – $500. The carpet is 10 years old, isn’t bad at all and has no major stains but just regular wear and tear of 10 years. We are thinking about replacing the carpet in the living room, dining areas with hardwood in 3-6 months time period. Since the cleaning is so expensive we also thought about renting a rug doctor to do the cleaning ourselves. But we are not sure what the rug doctor can’t do that the professional cleaners can. We need some advice on how to proceed? Do we go ahead and shell out the 500$ or just rent a rug doctor for about 50$ and do it ourselves. What are the major disadvantages with rugdoctor? What do you all suggest?

Do Carpet Manufacturers Recommend Using Scotch Guard After Cleaning?

I am having my carpet professionally steam cleaned for the first time (it is 5 years old). I have three teenage sons who do not eat on the carpeted areas, but leave foot traffic marks. Should I have the cleaners use scotch guard or a teflon carpet guard afterward?

After Steam Cleaning A Carpet Will The Cleaning Agents Cause It To Glow Under A Blacklight?

My former apartment management is tying to charge me $1700 to replace the carpet in the apartment i lived in because according to them, “the whole entire carpet glowed when they performed a blacklight inspection.” I did have a pet in the apt and yes he did mess on the carpet a time or 3. I purchased a hoover steam cleaner and detergent before checking out and cleaned the carpets 2x before the inspection. Once in the morning the day of the inspection. when this was accomplished the carpet was in better condition then when i moved in. I was informed that the carpet may have been slightly damp and that along with the cleaners could have caused the carpet to glow. Any advice that any one can give would be greatly appreciated.

How To Re- Fluff My Carpet??

I don’t want to pay to have cleaners come in and do it. I just want my old soft fluffy carpet back. We’ve lived here a year and I vaccum and use our ‘steam’ cleaner you know that uses hot water and cleaner all the time but the heavy traffic areas are all matted down and darker still. How do I get my carpet back? Re-fluff it so to say? And also anything else I can do about the high traffic areas being darker dispite my efforts to keep them clean? Thanks so much!

I Was Trying To Vacuum My Carpet Last Day And Then All I Saw All Over My Carpet Was Black Spots, Help Me Clean

The spots look like black ink spots. They seem to be powdery because now they are all over my carpet. Is there an effective way to clean my carpet? Can steam vacuums help? Will I have to call professional cleaners to clean them? Any kinda help is appreciated!
Thanks

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