18 Apr 2023
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Dust filtration

 

Dust filtration lines are those unsightly black lines that can appear on carpets around the edges of rooms, under doors, or along the baseboards in Lake Stevens-Marysville area homes. They are caused by air passing through the carpet and depositing fine dust and soil particles. The particles are too small to be seen individually, but they accumulate over time to create a visible line. These lines can be difficult to remove, but with proper treatment and preventive measures, they can be minimized or avoided altogether.

Causes of Dust Filtration Lines

Dust filtration lines are caused by a combination of factors that allow dust and soil particles to accumulate along the edges of carpets. These factors include:

  1. Airflow: When air flows through a room, it can carry dust and soil particles with it. As the air passes through the carpet, the particles settle along the edges, creating a line. Often there’s gaps under the carpet where the floor and wall meet particularly on staircases, and the pressurized air in the home gets pushed into those gaps and the carpet filters out the fine dust particles.  You can see this also where a door has been kept closed, the carpet filters the air passing under the door leaving a dark line.
  2. Static Electricity: Carpets can develop a static charge that attracts dust and soil particles. This is particularly true in dry environments or when the carpet is rubbed against other surfaces, such as when vacuuming.
  3. Insufficient Vacuuming: If a carpet is not vacuumed regularly, dust and soil particles can accumulate in the fibers. When air passes through the carpet, it can push these particles along the edges, creating a line.

Treatment of Dust Filtration Lines

Removing dust filtration lines can be a challenging task. Here are some steps that can help:

  1. Vacuuming: Regular vacuuming is the best way to prevent and minimize dust filtration lines. When vacuuming, be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with good suction, a HEPA filter and an agitator brush. Pay particular attention to the edges of the carpet, under doors, and along the baseboards.
  2. Spot Cleaning: If you notice dust filtration lines on your carpet, try spot cleaning them with a carpet cleaning solution. Mix the solution according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply it to the affected areas. Use a clean, white cloth to blot the area, working from the outside in to prevent spreading the stain.
  3. Professional Cleaning: If the dust filtration lines are particularly stubborn, it may be necessary to have the carpet professionally cleaned. A professional carpet cleaning company may offer a specialized filtration cleaning service since regular carpet cleaning doesn’t remove filtration.  Even with a specialized service it’s not likely that all the filtration can be completely removed as the fine dust particles become embedded in the pores of the fibers creating a permanent discoloration.

Prevention of Dust Filtration Lines

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Preventing dust filtration lines is the best way to avoid the need for treatment. Here are some steps you can take to prevent dust filtration lines from forming:

  1. Change Air Filters: Regularly changing the air filters (every 3 months) in your HVAC system can help to reduce the amount of dust and soil particles in the air. This can reduce the amount of dust that settles on your carpet and help to prevent the formation of dust filtration lines. Use high quality HEPA filters.
  2. Control Humidity: Maintaining a consistent humidity level in your home can help to reduce static electricity and prevent dust and soil particles from sticking to your carpet. Use a humidifier in dry environments or a dehumidifier in humid environments to maintain the proper humidity level.
  3. Seal Baseboards: Sealing the baseboards in your home can help to prevent air from flowing under them and depositing dust and soil particles on your carpet. Use a sealant or caulk to seal any gaps or cracks around the baseboards.
  4. Use Mats: Placing mats at the entrances to your home can help to prevent dirt and soil from being tracked onto your carpet. Be sure to clean the mats regularly to prevent them from becoming a source of dust and soil particles.
  5. Air Purifier: Placing air purifiers in your home will help to clean the air of the fine particles and reduce the filtration in the carpets.
  6. Carpet Cleaning:  For homes prone to filtration soiling, regular frequent professional carpet cleaning (every 6-12 months) will help reduce the particulates in your home and thereby reduce the filtration soiling.

Conclusion

Dust filtration lines can be an unsightly nuisance on carpets, but with proper treatment and prevention, they can be minimized or avoided altogether. Regular vacuuming, cleaning, and professional carpet cleaning can help to remove dust filtration lines, while changing air filters, controlling humidity, sealing baseboards

17 Apr 2023
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Carpet cleaning technology

Carpets have been a staple of Bothell-Mill Creek home decor for years. They provide warmth, comfort, and aesthetic appeal to any room. However, with the many benefits of carpeting come the challenges of keeping them clean. Fortunately, over the last 60 years, advancements in carpet cleaning technologies have made it easier and more effective to maintain the cleanliness of carpets.

Back before wall-to-wall carpeting became popular in the 1960’s rugs were used and the common cleaning process was shampooing them.  With all the soap residue left in the rugs it unfortunately turned the rugs into dirt magnets.

I still remember back when ads for homes for sale would mention the “wall-to-wall carpeting” as a deluxe feature.

In the 1960s, the primary method of carpet cleaning continued to be shampooing. This involved using a rotary machine that spread shampoo onto the carpet fibers and then removed the dirty solution with a wet vacuum. While this method was effective at removing surface dirt and stains, it was time-consuming and required a lot of water, making it difficult to dry the carpet properly and left a lot of residue.

The late 1960s also saw the introduction of steam cleaning, which is also known as hot water extraction. This method involved injecting hot water and detergent into the carpet fibers, loosening dirt and debris, and then removing the solution with a high-powered vacuum. This method was more effective at removing dirt and stains and used less water than shampooing. Drying times were improved but still took a long time.  Initially this was done with portable machines, but soon the truck mounted machines became popular.

In the early 1980s, carbonated cleaning technology was introduced. This method involved using a carbonated solution that lifted dirt and debris to the surface of the carpet fibers, where it could be easily removed with a vacuum. This method was effective at removing deep-down dirt and stains and was environmentally friendly.

In the late 1980s, encapsulation technology was introduced. This involved using a low-moisture solution that encapsulated dirt and other debris. The carpets were scrubbed clean using a rotary or counter-rotating brush machine. This method became  popular as it allowed for faster cleaning times, faster drying and reduced downtime for the space being cleaned. The advancements with crystalizing solutions resulted in a revolutionary low moisture carpet cleaning cleaning process.

The 1990s saw the introduction of dry powder cleaning. This method involved spreading a dry powder onto the carpet fibers, which absorbed dirt and debris. The powder was then removed with a vacuum. This method was effective at removing surface dirt and stains but was less effective at deep cleaning.

In recent years, advancements in technology have led to the introduction of new carpet cleaning methods. One such method is the use of ultraviolet light to clean carpets. This involves using a machine that emits UV light, which kills bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause odors and stains.

Another new technology is the use of robotics for carpet cleaning. Robotic cleaners use sensors to navigate and clean carpets, eliminating the need for human intervention. This method is still in its early stages but shows promise for reducing labor costs and increasing efficiency.

In conclusion, over the last 60 years, advancements in carpet cleaning technologies have made it easier and more effective to maintain the cleanliness of carpets. From shampooing and steam cleaning to encapsulation and carbonated cleaning, each new technology has built upon the successes of the previous one. Today, new technologies like ultraviolet light and robotics are changing the way carpets are cleaned, and we can expect even more advancements in the future.

14 Apr 2023

Can carpets cause allergies?

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Carpets are a popular choice for flooring in many Redmond-Woodinville households due to their aesthetic appeal and the warmth and comfort they provide. However, some people are concerned that carpets may cause allergies. In this post, we will examine whether carpets can cause allergies, and if so, what steps can be taken to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.

What are allergies?
Allergies are an overreaction of the body’s immune system to a substance that is usually harmless. When the immune system encounters an allergen, it produces antibodies that cause the release of histamine and other chemicals, which can lead to symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, and swelling. Common allergens include pollen, dust mites, mold spores, and pet dander.

Can carpets cause allergies?
Carpets can act as a reservoir for allergens, such as dust mites, mold spores, pollen and pet dander, which can accumulate in the fibers over time. When people walk or vacuum over the carpet, these allergens can be released into the air, causing allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

Dust mites are one of the most common allergens found in carpets. These tiny creatures feed on dead skin cells and thrive in warm, humid environments, such as carpets. Dust mites produce waste products that can trigger allergies in some people. Additionally, mold can grow in damp carpets, releasing spores into the air that can cause respiratory problems.

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(Dust mites. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus dust mites. Dust mites have an unsegmented, round bodies with mouthparts that are highly adapted to feeding on the dead scales of human skin found in household dust. They have eight legs and are relatives of spiders and scorpions. They are smaller than full stops and therefore invisible to the naked eye. Millions of dust mites live inside furniture and fabric in the average home. The dead bodies and excrement of dust mites can cause allergic reactions to household dust. Magnification: x100 when printed 10 centimetres wide.)

Pet dander, another common allergen found in carpets, is composed of tiny particles of skin and hair shed by animals. These particles can become embedded in carpet fibers and become airborne when disturbed.

Steps to reduce the risk of allergic reactions:
There are several steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of allergic reactions from carpets:

Regular cleaning: Regular vacuuming with a HEPA filter can help remove dust, pollen, and pet dander from carpets. It is recommended to vacuum at least once a week, or more frequently in high-traffic areas.

Deep cleaning: Deep cleaning, such as carpet cleaning, can help remove allergens that have become embedded in carpet fibers. It is recommended to deep clean carpets at least once a year, or more frequently in households with pets or allergies. Unfortunately common steam carpet cleaning processes don’t kill dust mites. To kill dust mites with hot water requires boiling for one minute.  A quick millisecond spray of water which is immediately extracted doesn’t kill anything, bacteria, germs and viruses included. The oxygen powered carpet cleaning used by Complete Carpet Care does kill the dust mites, germs, bacteria and viruses.

Reduce humidity: Dust mites and mold thrive in humid environments, so reducing indoor humidity can help prevent their growth. Keeping indoor humidity levels below 50% can help control allergen levels.

Use area rugs: Using area rugs instead of wall-to-wall carpeting can reduce the amount of allergens in a room. Area rugs can be removed and cleaned more easily than wall-to-wall carpeting.

Furnace filters: It’s important to regularly change your furnace filters (typically every 3 months) to ensure your home’s air is being cleaned.  Use the higher quality filters to collect more allergens out of the air.

Air purifier: Air purifiers filter the air thoroughly using carbon and Hepa filters to remove odors and allergens out of the air in your home.

Conclusion:
In conclusion, carpets can act as a reservoir for allergens and can cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. However, by taking the steps outlined above, such as regular cleaning and reducing humidity, it is possible to reduce the risk of allergic reactions from carpets.

13 Apr 2023

Importance of Green Carpet Cleaning

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Carpet cleaning is an essential part of maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment in the Sammamish-Issaquah area. Regular cleaning not only improves the appearance of carpets but also helps to remove dirt, dust, and other allergens that can cause respiratory problems. However, not all carpet cleaning methods are created equal. Traditional carpet cleaning methods often involve the use of harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and our health. This is where green carpet cleaning comes in. In this article, we will discuss the importance of green carpet cleaning and its benefits.

What is Green Carpet Cleaning?

Green carpet cleaning refers to the use of eco-friendly cleaning methods and products that are safe for both the environment and our health. Traditional carpet cleaning methods typically use harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and human health. In contrast, green methods use natural and non-toxic cleaning solutions that are just as effective as traditional methods.

The Importance of Green Carpet Cleaning:

  1. Environmental Benefits:

Traditional carpet cleaning methods often involve the use of chemicals that can pollute the environment. These chemicals can enter our waterways, soil, and air, leading to pollution and harm to wildlife. Green methods use eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are safe for the environment and do not contribute to pollution.

  1. Health Benefits:

Traditional carpet cleaning methods often use harsh chemicals that can be harmful to human health. These chemicals can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other health issues. Green carpet cleaning methods use non-toxic and natural cleaning solutions that are safe for human health and do not cause any health problems.

  1. Improved Indoor Air Quality:

Carpets can harbor allergens such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. Traditional carpet cleaning methods may remove some of these allergens, but they can also leave behind chemical residues that can cause respiratory problems. Green methods use natural cleaning solutions that not only remove allergens but also improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants and odors.

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  1. Increased Carpet Lifespan:

Traditional carpet cleaning methods can be harsh on carpets, leading to wear and tear and a shorter lifespan. Green carpet cleaning methods use gentle cleaning solutions that are effective in removing dirt and stains without causing any damage to the carpet fibers. This can increase the lifespan of the carpet and save you money in the long run.

  1. Cost-effective:

Green methods use natural and non-toxic cleaning solutions that are often cheaper than traditional cleaning products. This can save you money on your carpet cleaning costs while still providing an effective cleaning solution.

Conclusion:

Green carpet cleaning is not only important for the environment but also for our health and the longevity of our carpets. By using eco-friendly cleaning solutions, we can ensure that we are not contributing to pollution, and we are creating a safe and healthy indoor environment for ourselves and our families. In addition, green carpet cleaning can save us money in the long run by increasing the lifespan of our carpets and reducing cleaning costs. So, the next time you need to clean your carpets, consider using these methods and products for a safer, healthier, and cleaner home.

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Ironically some like to companies promote their “Eco-Friendly” carpet cleaning, yet they roll up in a big rig that gets 10 miles per gallon. Then they run a big gas powered machine adding greenhouse gases to the air, then proceed to clean the carpets with 30-100 gallons of fresh water that are wastefully dumped down the drain, along with harmful cleaning products often containing phosphates, antibacterials and solvents, which all end up in Puget Sound.
 
With salmon runs getting worse year by year and the impact on the Orcas who feed on them, this isn’t helping matters. Just think, hundreds of carpets around the Puget Sound basin are cleaned this way every day, needlessly adding thousands of gallons of polluted water into Puget Sound. Waste treatment facilities break down the bacteria, but the cleaning products go right through. Steam cleaning simply isn’t “Eco-friendly.”
 
We take caring for the environment inside your home as seriously as outside your home. Our hybrid vehicles get 50 MPG and our machines run on electricity, and we can clean the carpets in an entire home with 2 gallons of water and no waste water goes down the drain into Puget Sound.
 
Puget Sound need not suffer for us to keep our carpets clean.

12 Apr 2023

Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring cleaning is the process of deep cleaning your Edmonds-Mukilteo area home after a long winter season. It is an opportunity to declutter, organize, and refresh your living space. Here are some great spring cleaning tricks and tips to make your cleaning process more efficient and effective:

Make a plan: Before you start cleaning, make a plan. Create a checklist of all the areas you want to clean and the tasks you need to complete. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t miss anything.

Declutter first: Before you start cleaning, declutter your space. This means getting rid of anything you no longer need or want. Donate, sell or dispose of any items that are taking up space in your home. This will make cleaning easier and make your home feel more spacious.

Dust from top to bottom: Start by dusting your ceilings, light fixtures, and shelves. Then work your way down to your furniture and floors. This will prevent dust and dirt from settling on surfaces that you have already cleaned.

Use natural cleaning products: Natural cleaning products are not only better for the environment, but they are also safer for your health. You can make your own cleaning solutions using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.

Clean one room at a time: Focus on one room at a time. This will help you stay focused and make cleaning more manageable. Start with the most used rooms like the kitchen and bathroom.

Clean your windows: Clean your windows inside and out to let more light into your home. Use a mixture of water and vinegar to clean your windows and dry them with a lint-free cloth.

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Deep clean your carpets: Vacuum your carpets thoroughly, then have Complete Carpet Care deep clean your carpets. This will remove any dirt or stains that have accumulated over the winter months.

Organize your closet: Sort through your clothes and organize them by category. Get rid of any clothes that no longer fit or that you no longer wear. Use storage bins and closet organizers to keep your closet tidy and organized.

Don’t forget about your appliances: Clean your appliances like your oven, microwave, and refrigerator. This will help them function better and last longer. Use a mixture of baking soda and water to clean your oven and microwave.

Hire a professional cleaner: If you don’t have the time or energy to do a deep clean yourself, consider hiring a professional cleaner. They can do a thorough cleaning of your home, leaving it spotless and refreshed.

By following these tips, you can make your spring cleaning process more efficient and effective, leaving your home feeling fresh and clean.

11 Apr 2023

Same Day Carpet Cleaning Service

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Same day carpet cleaning services are becoming increasingly popular in today’s busy world. With hectic work schedules, social obligations, and family responsibilities, it can be challenging to find the time to clean your carpets in the Snohomish-Lake Stevens area. Fortunately, same day carpet cleaning services offer a convenient solution to this problem.

What is Same Day Carpet Cleaning?

Same day carpet cleaning is a service that allows you to have your carpets cleaned and restored in a single day. This type of service is ideal for individuals who have unexpected guests or events, spills or stains, or are moving out of their homes and need to clean their carpets before they leave. It’s also great for individuals who are busy and don’t have the time to schedule an appointment in advance.

Benefits of Same Day Carpet Cleaning

Convenience: One of the biggest benefits of same day carpet cleaning is convenience. With this service, you don’t have to wait days or weeks for your carpets to be cleaned. Instead, you can have your carpets cleaned and restored in just a few hours, allowing you to get on with your day.

Time-saving: Another benefit of same day carpet cleaning is time-saving. Instead of spending hours or days cleaning your carpets, you can hire a professional cleaning service to do the job for you. This will save you time and energy that you can use to take care of other tasks.

Effective Cleaning: Same day carpet cleaning services use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that your carpets are cleaned effectively. They have the expertise and experience to remove even the toughest stains and odors from your carpets.

Increased Lifespan: Regular carpet cleaning is essential to increase the lifespan of your carpets. Same day carpet cleaning services can help you maintain the quality and appearance of your carpets, preventing them from wearing out prematurely.

Health Benefits: Carpets can harbor dirt, dust, and allergens, which can cause health problems such as allergies and respiratory issues. Same day carpet cleaning services can help to remove these pollutants, improving the air quality in your home and promoting better health.

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How Same Day Carpet Cleaning Works

Same day carpet cleaning services typically work in the following way:

Initial Assessment: A professional cleaner will assess the condition of your carpets to determine the best cleaning method to use.

Pre-Treatment: The cleaner will pre-treat any stains or spots to ensure that they are effectively removed during the cleaning process.

Cleaning: The cleaner will use a high-powered cleaning machine to deep-clean your carpets. They will use hot water extraction, dry cleaning, or other methods depending on the condition of your carpets.

Drying: The cleaner will use powerful drying equipment to ensure that your carpets are completely dry before they leave. This will prevent the growth of mold or mildew in your carpets.

Final Inspection: The cleaner will inspect your carpets to ensure that they are clean and free of stains and spots. They will also provide you with tips on how to maintain your carpets in the future.

Cost of Same Day Carpet Cleaning

The cost of same day carpet cleaning services can vary depending on a range of factors, including the size of your home, the condition of your carpets, and the cleaning method used. However, you can expect to pay a premium for same day carpet cleaning services compared to regular cleaning services. It’s essential to get a quote from the cleaning service before you book the service to avoid any surprises.

Conclusion

Same day carpet cleaning services offer a convenient and effective solution to keep your carpets clean and well-maintained. With same day carpet cleaning, you can have your carpets cleaned and restored in just a few hours, allowing you to get back to your busy schedule. By hiring a professional cleaning service, you can ensure that your carpets are cleaned effectively, promoting better health and increasing the lifespan of your

10 Apr 2023

Carpet Cleaning

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Carpet cleaning is an essential task for maintaining a healthy and hygienic environment in our Bellevue-Mercer Island homes and workplaces. Carpets are one of the most commonly used flooring materials, and they can harbor a wide range of pollutants, including dust, dirt, bacteria, and allergens. Regular carpet cleaning not only helps to remove these pollutants but also helps to extend the life of the carpet, improving its appearance and overall performance. In this post, we will discuss the importance of carpet cleaning, the different methods of carpet cleaning, and some tips for maintaining clean carpets.

Importance of Carpet Cleaning:

Carpets are made up of fibers that can trap and hold onto dirt, dust, and other contaminants that can affect the indoor air quality. When carpets are not cleaned regularly, these pollutants can accumulate and lead to various health problems such as respiratory issues, allergies, and skin irritations. Furthermore, carpets can also harbor mold and mildew, which can cause serious health problems.

Regular carpet cleaning helps to eliminate these pollutants and maintain a healthy indoor environment. It also helps to improve the appearance and lifespan of the carpet. Carpets that are not cleaned regularly can become discolored and worn out, which can reduce their aesthetic appeal and their overall functionality.

Different Methods of Carpet Cleaning:

There are several methods of carpet cleaning, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common methods of carpet cleaning include:

  1. Hot water extraction: This method involves using hot water and a cleaning solution to deep clean the carpet. A machine is used to spray the water and solution onto the carpet, and then the machine sucks up the water and dirt using a high-powered vacuum.
  2. Dry cleaning: This method involves using a dry cleaning solution to clean the carpet. The solution is applied to the carpet using a machine, and then it is vacuumed up along with the dirt and other contaminants.
  3. Shampooing: This method involves using a shampoo solution to clean the carpet. The solution is applied to the carpet using a machine, and then it is agitated to loosen dirt and other contaminants. The solution is then vacuumed up using a high-powered vacuum.
  4. Bonnet cleaning: This method involves using a cleaning solution and a bonnet pad to clean the carpet. The pad is attached to a machine, and it is moved over the carpet to loosen dirt and other contaminants. The pad absorbs the dirt, and it is replaced as it becomes dirty.

Tips for Maintaining Clean Carpets:

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Regular carpet cleaning is essential for maintaining a healthy indoor environment, but there are also some tips that can help to keep carpets clean between cleanings. These tips include:

  1. Vacuum regularly: Regular vacuuming helps to remove dirt and other contaminants from the carpet before they become embedded.
  2. Spot clean spills immediately: Spills should be cleaned up immediately to prevent them from becoming stains.
  3. Use entrance mats: Entrance mats can help to trap dirt and other contaminants before they enter the home or workplace.
  4. Remove shoes: Shoes can track in dirt and other contaminants, so it is a good idea to remove them before entering the home or workplace.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, carpet cleaning is an essential task for maintaining a healthy and hygienic indoor environment. Regular cleaning helps to remove pollutants and extend the life of the carpet. There are several methods of carpet cleaning, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. It is important to choose a method that is appropriate for your carpet and your cleaning needs. Finally, there are also some tips that can help to maintain clean carpets between cleanings. By following these tips and cleaning your carpets regularly, you can enjoy a clean, healthy, and hygienic indoor environment.

07 Apr 2023

Green Carpet Cleaning

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What is green carpet cleaning?

Green carpet cleaning is a cleaning method that uses environmentally-friendly products and techniques to clean carpets. It is also known as eco-friendly carpet cleaning or sustainable carpet cleaning. The goal  is to reduce the use of harmful chemicals and decrease water usage while still providing effective carpet cleaning in the Bothell-Mill Creek area.

How does green carpet cleaning work?

Green carpet cleaning methods use cleaning products that are made from natural and non-toxic ingredients such as plant-based solutions. These solutions are biodegradable and safer for humans, pets, and the environment. They are also effective in removing dirt, stains, and odors from carpets.

These methods also tend to use less water than traditional methods. The process involves spraying the cleaning solution onto the carpet fibers and then using a machine to agitate the fibers and remove the dirt and stains. The machine then extracts the cleaning solution and any dirt and debris from the carpet. The carpet is left to dry naturally, reducing the need for excessive water usage.

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What are the benefits of green carpet cleaning?

  1. Environmentally friendly: Products used are safe for the environment. The products are biodegradable and do not contain harmful chemicals, reducing the environmental impact of the cleaning process.
  2. Safer for people and pets: The products do not contain harmful chemicals, making them safe for people and pets. Traditional cleaning products can contain chemicals that can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other health issues.
  3. Effective: This method is  just as effective as traditional cleaning methods in removing dirt, stains, and odors from carpets.
  4. Reduces water usage: This method uses less water than traditional methods. This reduces the amount of wastewater produced and conserves water resources.
  5. Improves indoor air quality: methods help to improve indoor air quality by removing dust, dirt, and allergens from carpets.

Conclusion

Green carpet cleaning is an environmentally-friendly and safe method of cleaning carpets. It uses natural and non-toxic cleaning products and techniques to effectively remove dirt, stains, and odors from carpets. These methods also reduce water usage and improve indoor air quality. Overall, this method is a sustainable and healthier approach to carpet cleaning that benefits both people and the environment.

Today most carpet cleaning is done with big gas guzzling vans and gas powered machines producing greenhouse gases with the waste water being dumped down the drain often containing Butyl’s, phosphates and solvents (carpets can’t be cleaned with water alone no matter how special it is).  While waste treatment facilities breakdown bacteria, the harmful chemicals go right through and into Puget Sound negatively impacting salmon and the Orcas who feed on them. 40% of Puget Sound salmon runs have already gone extinct, in part due to pollution.

Our carpet cleaning service uses hybrid vehicles and electric machines and no waste water goes down the drain and into Puget Sound. You can’t get a greener, more environmentally friendly carpet cleaning.

06 Apr 2023

Carpet cleaning companies

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Carpet cleaning companies are Kirkland-Redmond area businesses that specialize in cleaning carpets, rugs, and other types of flooring. They use various methods to remove dirt, stains, and other types of debris from carpets, leaving them clean and fresh. These companies provide a valuable service for homeowners, businesses, and other organizations that want to maintain the appearance and cleanliness of their floors.

Carpet cleaning companies use a variety of methods to clean carpets, including steam cleaning, dry cleaning, and hot water extraction. Steam cleaning involves using hot water and a cleaning solution to clean carpets, while dry cleaning uses a dry cleaning solution that is applied to the carpet and then vacuumed up. Hot water extraction involves injecting hot water and cleaning solution into the carpet, and then extracting the water and dirt with a powerful vacuum.

In addition to these methods, some carpet cleaning companies also offer specialized services such as pet stain and odor removal, carpet repair, and carpet stretching. Pet stain and odor removal involves removing pet stains and odors from carpets, while carpet repair involves repairing damaged areas of carpet. Carpet stretching is a process that involves stretching out carpets that have become loose or wrinkled over time.

How to choose a carpet cleaning company:

When choosing a carpet cleaning company, there are several factors to consider. First, it is important to choose a company that is licensed and insured. This will ensure that the company is operating legally and that any damage to your property will be covered. Second, it is important to choose a company that uses eco-friendly cleaning products and methods. This will ensure that your carpets are cleaned in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

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Third, it is important to choose a  carpet cleaning company that has a good reputation in the industry. This can be done by checking online reviews and testimonials from past customers. A reputable company will have positive reviews and a good track record of customer satisfaction.

Fourth, it is important to choose a company that offers competitive pricing. While price should not be the only factor in your decision, it is important to choose a company that offers a fair and reasonable price for their services. This can be done by getting quotes from several different companies and comparing their prices.

Finally, it is important to choose a company that offers excellent customer service. This includes being responsive to customer inquiries and concerns, as well as being punctual and professional in their interactions with customers.

Overall, carpet cleaning companies provide a valuable service for homeowners, businesses, and other organizations. By choosing a reputable and reliable company, you can ensure that your carpets are cleaned in a safe and effective way, leaving them looking and smelling fresh and clean.

05 Apr 2023

Office carpet cleaning

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Office carpet cleaning in the Greater Seattle-Bellevue area s a critical aspect of maintaining a healthy and clean workspace. A dirty and stained carpet not only looks unappealing but can also pose a health risk to employees. Bacteria, dirt, and allergens can build up in carpets, leading to a host of problems, including allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Therefore, regular carpet cleaning is essential to keep the office environment healthy and safe.

The following article will provide an in-depth overview of office carpet cleaning, including its benefits, different methods, and best practices.

Benefits of Office Carpet Cleaning

  1. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Office carpets act as air filters, trapping dust, dirt, and other pollutants from the air. Over time, these pollutants can accumulate, leading to poor indoor air quality. Regular carpet cleaning helps remove these pollutants, improving the air quality and creating a healthier working environment.

  1. Reduced Allergies and Asthma Symptoms

Office carpets are a breeding ground for allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and pollen. These allergens can cause respiratory problems, particularly for employees with allergies and asthma. Carpet cleaning removes these allergens, reducing the risk of respiratory problems.

  1. Prolonged Carpet Life

Regular cleaning helps remove dirt and debris that can damage carpet fibers, reducing the life of the carpet. By removing these contaminants, you can extend the life of your carpet and save on replacement costs.

  1. Improved Aesthetics

Clean carpets make a good impression on clients and visitors. A clean carpet is also a morale booster for employees, creating a clean and organized workspace that enhances productivity.

Methods of Office Carpet Cleaning

  1. Hot Water Extraction

Hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning, is the most common method of office carpet cleaning. The process involves spraying hot water mixed with a cleaning solution onto the carpet and then vacuuming it up. The hot water and cleaning solution break down dirt and stains, and the vacuum removes the debris.

Hot water extraction is effective in removing dirt, bacteria, and allergens from carpets. However, it can take longer to dry, and spots and soil can wick up and some carpets may not be suitable for this method.

  1. Encapsulation

Encapsulation is a form of dry cleaning and involves using a cleaning solution to clean the carpet. The solution is applied to the carpet and agitated to break down dirt and stains. The counter rotating heads of the 110 pound machine powerfully scrub the carpets clean.

Encapsulation cleaning is effective in removing soil and stains, and the carpet dries quickly, making it the ideal process for busy offices and commercial carpet.

  1. Bonnet Cleaning

Bonnet cleaning involves using a rotary machine with a bonnet pad to clean the carpet. The bonnet pad is soaked in a cleaning solution and then rotated over the carpet. The pad absorbs dirt and stains from the carpet, and the process is repeated until the carpet is clean.

Bonnet cleaning is effective in removing surface dirt and stains, and the carpet dries quickly, making it ideal for busy offices. However, it may not be suitable for deep cleaning or heavily soiled carpets.

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The following are some best practices for office carpet cleaning:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Regular carpet cleaning is essential to maintain a clean and healthy working environment. Depending on the traffic and use, carpets should be cleaned every six months to a year.
  2. Choose the Right Method: Different carpets and stains require different cleaning methods. Choose a cleaning method that is suitable for your carpet type and the type of stains you are dealing with.
  3. Hire a Professional: Professional carpet cleaners have the expertise and equipment to clean carpets effectively. They can also identify potential problems and offer solutions before they become serious.
  4. Treat Stains Immediately: Stains should be treated immediately to prevent them from setting in. Blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel, then apply a cleaning solution and blot again until the stain is removed.
  5. Vacuum Regularly: Regular vacuuming helps remove dirt and debris that can damage carpet fibers. Vacuuming also helps maintain the appearance of the carpet.
  6. Use Walk-Off Mats: Placing walk-off mats at the entrances can help reduce the amount of dirt and debris that enters the office. The mats should be cleaned regularly to maintain their effectiveness.
  7. Use Green Cleaning Products: Green cleaning products are environmentally friendly and safe for employees. They are also effective in removing dirt and stains from carpets.
  8. Allow Time for Drying: After cleaning, carpets should be allowed to dry completely before use. Damp carpets can attract dirt and bacteria, leading to more problems.
  9. Choosing the right office carpet cleaning company can be a daunting task, but it’s essential to ensure your carpets are properly maintained and cleaned. Here are some factors to consider when selecting an office carpet cleaning company:
    1. Experience: Look for a company with experience in office carpet cleaning. They should have a track record of successful jobs and be able to provide references from previous clients.
    2. Certifications: Check if the company has certifications from reputable organizations in the carpet cleaning industry. Certifications indicate that the company has the expertise and training to handle various types of carpets and stains.
    3. Reputation: Look for reviews and ratings from previous customers to determine the company’s reputation. You can check online review sites, social media platforms, or ask for references from the company.
    4. Insurance: Ensure the company has insurance that covers any damages that may occur during the cleaning process. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you won’t be liable for any damages.
    5. Equipment and Cleaning Products: Check if the company uses up-to-date equipment and environmentally friendly cleaning products. The equipment should be well-maintained, and the cleaning products should be safe for use in the office environment.
    6. Cost: Compare prices from different companies to ensure you are getting a fair price. Beware of companies that offer unusually low prices, as they may not be using quality equipment or cleaning products.
    7. Customer Service: Choose a company that values its customers and provides excellent customer service. They should be responsive to your needs, provide clear communication, and be willing to address any concerns or issues you may have.

    By considering these factors, you can choose a reputable and reliable office carpet cleaning company that will keep your carpets clean and well-maintained. A clean and healthy office environment contributes to employee productivity and enhances the overall image of your business.

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