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The importance of Commercial Carpet Cleaning During COVID-19 and Beyond

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Carpet cleaning is an often overlooked yet significant part of maintaining a commercial building. As you adjust your business practices due to the COVID-19 crisis, it’s important to consider your current carpet cleaning schedule along with the other deep-cleaning protocols you’re implementing due to the pandemic. You may want to overhaul your existing cleaning policy once the lockdown ends, and commercial cleaning services are essential for the health, safety, and appearance of your commercial property during and after COVID-19.

Health Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning in Commercial Buildings

Americans working in all industries have had to change their daily schedules. While many people are working from home, there are lots of essential businesses that must keep their doors open and conduct operations within their commercial buildings. Commercial carpet cleaning helps remove dirt, dust, allergens, and other unwanted particles from the carpets in your building, ultimately improving air quality. Since many people are forced to wear face masks in public places now, your employees and the clients and customers visiting your business likely have enough difficulty breathing—the air quality inside your building shouldn’t make it worse.

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Improve the Visual Appeal of Your Building

A clean commercial building creates a great first impression on everyone who walks through your doors. When you invest in a professional commercial carpet cleaning service, you are investing in a solid first impression with every new employee, every potential partner, and every interested customer who visits the premises.

Protect the Carpets You’ve Purchased

It’s vital to protect everything you have purchased for your business and your commercial property. In some cases, your carpets may have strict cleaning requirements that you must meet if you want to maintain warranty coverage for them. Hiring a professional commercial carpet cleaning service to regularly deep-clean your carpets not only takes this responsibility off your in-house maintenance team’s plate but also ensures long-term protection of your carpets.

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Increase Productivity and Save Money

Ultimately, a healthy work environment means that your employees will be less likely to get sick onsite and call out of work. The investment you make into a professional routine cleaning schedule can pay off tremendously by ensuring your employees are not getting sick all the time. Improving air quality with professional carpet cleaning can reduce your employees’ exposure to harmful particles, and this, in combination with a deep cleaning of the other surfaces throughout your building, will ultimately improve the productivity of your workforce.

Anything that improves the health of your employees is well worth the time and investment. Professional Surface Restoration specializes in thorough deep-cleaning services for all the floor coverings in your commercial building, including different styles of carpeting as well as hardwood, laminate, and tile.

Contact us today to see how our services can improve the comfort, health, and visual appeal of your commercial property.

Don’t Think Deep Cleaning Carpet Is Necessary? Read This.

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deep cleaning carpetMany people believe that vacuuming a carpet is enough to keep it clean, but this is far from true. In reality, your carpets absorb many more particles, bacteria, allergens, and other substances that vacuuming simply cannot clean completely. The reality is that regular deep cleaning is a necessity for your carpets, and you should plan to arrange deep cleaning at least once each year.

Why Isn’t Vacuuming Enough?

Vacuuming your carpets can help you remove dirt, dust, and other particles that you and your family track into the house, but even the best vacuums can accomplish only so much. A top-of-the-line vacuum cleaner may appear to restore the color of your carpet and remove tracked-on dirt and other particles, but this is only a surface-level cleaning. Vacuum cleaners cannot reach to the deepest levels of your carpets and remove the dirt and dust that’s been thoroughly tracked into the roots of the carpet fibers.

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Benefits of Deep Cleaning

If you do not regularly deep clean your carpets, then the air quality inside your home could be as much as eight times worse than the air outside your home. This isn’t good for anyone, but it’s especially bad for people who experience allergies. Allergens that drift into the home can settle deep in carpet fibers and continue to aggravate occupants’ allergies until a thorough deep cleaning removes them completely.

Investing in regular deep cleanings from a professional carpet cleaning service helps improve your indoor air quality and protects you and your family from allergens, bacteria, and other potentially harmful particles that may become trapped in your carpets.

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Long-Term Value of Deep Cleanings for Your Carpets

If you spend good money having your carpets installed, then it only makes sense to do whatever you can to keep them clean and beautiful. You can get much more out of your carpet investment when you have them cleaned on a regular basis. Additionally, some carpet manufacturers require you to have your carpets cleaned professionally on a consistent basis to keep your warranty coverage. Depending on the manufacturer, it could be anywhere from once per 12 months to 24 months.

Ultimately, any homeowner should know the benefits of deep cleaning and acknowledge the fact that vacuuming alone is simply not enough to keep carpets completely clean. Professional Surface Restoration is a team of professionals who know how to handle complex carpet cleaning jobs, and we have the tools and experience to keep your carpets safe, clean, and beautiful for as long as possible. Contact Professional Surface Restoration today to learn more about our carpet deep cleaning services.

The (Real) Nightmare before Christmas: How to Clean Carpet Stains Before a Party

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carpet cleaning before holiday partyThe late fall and winter seasons bring with them the joys of the holidays, and you’ve done an immense amount of work to prepare your home for the impending onslaught of guests. You’ve dug out the festive decorations, purchased enough food and supplies to house an army, and prepped all the guest rooms to ensure everyone has a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Until, you notice one thing…

Your carpets are dingy and full of mysterious stains.

If this sounds familiar keep reading.

Luckily for you, the right professional carpet cleaner can get the job done before your first guests arrive. However, during the holiday season, it is important to consider just how important keeping your carpets clean really is.

Prep Your Carpets Now for Your Holiday Plans

Your carpet does more for your home than you may realize. Besides improving the appearance of your home, it also provides a warm, comforting vibe for your guests and provides extra warmth during the cooler fall and winter months. Therefore, it is essential to keep it clean and maintained, especially during the season’s festivities.

Proper carpet maintenance during these high-traffic holiday months includes:

  • Regular Vacuuming. Prevent excess outside dirt, holiday crumb, and dust buildup on your carpets by regularly vacuuming. Even if your carpet appears clean on the surface, it is important to remove any particles that have settled into the pile.

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  • Mat Placement. With this season’s heavy guest traffic and uncertain outdoor weather, it is more important than ever to have entry mats readily available. Removing the majority of outside dirt and water – or even removing shoes altogether – will help preserve the appearance and cleanliness of your carpet.
  • Timely Stain Treatment. When the worst happens – such as a wine spill on your light-colored carpeting – do your best to remove as much of the excess spill as possible. However, be sure to test any spot remover on a hidden area first, and blot – don’t rub – to ensure you’re not forcing the stain further into the pile.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Service

While maintenance this season is important, there’s really no substitute for a professional carpet cleaning service.

Before your guests arrive, as well as after the extended traffic of the holiday season, get your carpets in the best shape possible. Scheduling professional carpet cleaning services improves the appearance of your home and ensures your guests will be warm and comfortable throughout the holiday season.

For more information about our process, to request a quote, or to schedule your holiday carpet cleaning services, contact Professional Service Restoration today. We’ll restore your carpets to their original beauty just in time for the arrival of all your holiday guests.

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Protect Your Floor from Seasonal Allergens

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pollen and other seasonal allergensAre allergens in your business location making your patrons uncomfortable? Many businesses don’t even realize the answer is yes. Seasonal allergens can affect your customers in surprising ways – from scratchy skin to sneezing. Professional Surface Restoration’s cleaning services can help you provide a better experience for them that can mean more business for you.

How Do Allergens Affect Your Business?

For many people, seasonal allergies are an unfortunate side effect of the beautiful greenery the area experiences. Pollen consists of millions of tiny grains, often visible as a yellow dusting on outdoor surfaces such as vehicles, buildings, and sidewalks. A person allergic to pollen has an immune reaction to pollen grains, with their bodies treating intruding pollen as an invader, releasing histamines that cause runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and more.

Many assume that allergy sufferers can escape indoors. Dust is a serious one for many. Unfortunately, common allergens can sneak into even climate-controlled buildings, making allergy sufferers uncomfortable. If your patrons or employees experience discomfort while in your place of business, allergens could be hurting your bottom line.

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How Can You Prevent Allergens From Affecting Your Business?

You may think that maintaining an excellent HVAC system means that allergens are not entering your business. Although climate control is one means of preventing allergens from circulating in your building, most pollen enters your business through one means of transportation – your customers’ and employees’ shoes. From there, pollen can embed itself into carpet fibers or form a fine layer on hard-surface floors, affecting allergy sufferers long after pollen season is over.

At home, many people rely on residential carpet sprays, chemicals, and shoe-removal rules to prevent and treat the tracking in of pollen and other allergens. However, in the business world, asking patrons to remove their shoes is simply unfeasible, and the use of heavily perfumed cleaners can actually make allergies worse.

In the end, regular carpet cleaning and hard-surface floor maintenance from PSR is the best way to remove allergens from your business’s floors and ensure your space is comfortable for patrons and employees alike.

Our Allergy-Free Guarantee

PSR’s environmentally friendly, EPA-approved carpet and hard floor cleaning techniques remove the dust, grime, and allergens that build up on your floors without the use of harsh chemicals that can affect allergy sufferers.

Our commercial dust removal systems incorporate HEPA filters to prevent allergens from being released back into the air and remaining in your space, and our outdoor treatments for brick, concrete, and stucco can help clear the areas outside your business to minimize the amount of pollen that can enter the building.

Finally, regularly scheduled cleanings – especially during peak pollen season between February and May – prevent the buildup of allergens to begin with, while keeping your business looking sparkling clean.

Contact Professional Surface Restoration for more information about pollen and other allergen prevention for all your business’s surfaces or to schedule a demonstration, cleaning, or regular cleaning program.

Why Vacuuming Isn’t the Same as Carpet Cleaning

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Vacuuming Not the same as carpet cleaningVacuuming is a great way to clean carpets (and floors) from week-to-week, or more, depending on your home’s needs. However, many people consider a vacuumed carpet “cleaned,” but that’s not always true. Vacuuming may be the best way to get large particles and dirt out of a carpet, but the carpet isn’t actually “clean” until you have gone a bit deeper than simply sucking up the easy-to-reach dirt.

Common DIY Steam Cleaning Issues

Many homeowners purchase steam cleaners that look similar to vacuum cleaners, and some of these devices can do a pretty good job of fully cleaning a carpet. However, if you attempt any do-it-yourself steam cleaning, you should be aware of a few issues you might encounter:

  • Failure to follow the instructions included with your steam cleaner can lead to messes or worse, injuries.
  • Some commercial steam cleaners sold for home use may actually make some stains worse or may not work on certain types of carpet.
  • When you purchase a steam cleaner for home use, you must fully clean it out after every use; storing it with water inside can cause mold growth and damage the internal components.
  • Refills of cleaning solution for carpet cleaners can be expensive, and switching cleaners can have uncertain results.
  • Some home carpet steamers can cost hundreds of dollars and will only see use a few times a year at most.

Doing it yourself could save you time and maybe some money, depending on how good of a cleaner you purchase, how well you use it, and how effective it is for your carpeted floors. However, a professional carpet cleaning service can provide a much higher degree of cleansing because it can unearth deeper dirt and debris than what’s on the surface.

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Why Choose a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service?

Professional carpet cleaning services like Professional Surface Restoration have extensive experience working with different types of carpets; different colors, materials, textures, and layouts entail different concerns when it comes to carpet cleaning.

When you hire a professional cleaning service for your carpets, the cleaners will take care to fully clean all layers of your carpet as thoroughly as possible with commercial-grade equipment. The steam cleaning devices the professionals use typically overshadow the performance capabilities of consumer-grade devices by a wide margin.

Vacuuming is never enough to fully clean a carpet. If you have struggled with DIY carpet cleaning and steaming or simply don’t want to worry about handling it yourself, contact Professional Surface Restoration today to learn more about the benefits of our professional carpet cleaning services.

Professional Surface Restoration’s patented process cleans hard surfaces including but not limited to, tile and grout, brick, block, concrete, granite, and marble Terrazzo. Our unique process for hard surface cleaning is revolutionizing the way you restore and maintain all floors back to their natural beauty, including carpet!

Call us today at (419) 705-8693 to request a FREE demo.

Flooring Red Flags a Potential Buyer Will Notice

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flooring red flagsOne of the first things potential home buyers notice when going through a house is the condition of the floors. Since the floor is such a large area that will draw the attention of any buyer, if it has cracks, mold, mildew, or other flaws it may cost the realtor a sale. Identify these flooring red flags before a home buyer does.

Seek professional help from a professional hard surface and floor cleaning company to be certain that the floors don’t keep you from making the sale.

  1. Dirt and Filth

Perhaps the most obvious sign of a neglected floor that will turn off any potential buyer is the general filth, grime, and dirt stuck to a floor’s surface. These range from larger and noticeable stains to small pieces of debris stuck in corners or hidden by rugs, or other items. This red flag is particularly noticeable in tile and grout floors, which may require pressure water cleaning to get them in much better shape.

  1. Water Damaged Floors

Another noticeable red flag of poor floor maintenance is water damage. This type of damage manifests in numerous ways, from saggy or marked floors, to the presence of mold, mildew, and even some cracks and damage. Mold and mildew present a health hazard to any potential home buyer. Also, water damage is usually an indication of a larger problem, such as defective plumbing or possible flooding. Once you resolve the plumbing issue in the house, you will need to call a professional floor cleaning service to get rid of these unsightly features and restore the floor to a better condition.

  1. Smelly Carpets

The final significant floor issue that can drive away potential buyers is the odor that comes from soiled carpets. This smell is usually a red flag that the carpet is old and needs to be deep cleaned or, at worst case, replaced. If the carpet is relatively new, it might need a professional cleaning treatment that includes steaming and a special cleaning formula. Even if it doesn’t smell, deep clean clean the carpet anyway, since it can hold on to allergens and other harmful agents that a cleansing can remove.

Prepare the house you are working on for a successful sale by making sure the floors are in pristine condition. The skilled crew at Professional Surface Restoration has the right equipment and years of experience to handle any type of floor situation.

No matter what type of floors are in your home, Professional Surface Restoration has a deep cleaning solution designed to increase the market value of your home without the need for replacement flooring.

Contact us online or call us at (419) 705-8693 to get started with a no-cost demonstration.

Do You Need to Replace Carpets Before You Sell Your Home?

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replace carpetSelling a home can come with necessary costs, such as replacing the roof or windows, but is replacing the carpets actually necessary? Worn, dirty, stained, and smelly carpets could easily turn off a prospective buyer during an open house or walk through. Although brand-new carpets could attract more buyers, often a deep cleaning from a professional can be just the thing to make your carpets feel brand new again.

Knowing when it’s time to invest in a deep carpet cleaning will help a realtor sell the property. Watch out for these tell-tale signs.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are two of the top culprits for a carpet that needs some TLC.

A carpet could develop mold or mildew if there is a light water leak, if the crawlspace under the home does not get enough ventilation, or if liquids seep into the lower layers of the carpet pads and insulation. Ignoring mold and mildew can lead to unpleasant odors and potential health complications, including respiratory problems and asthma.

Luckily, it’s usually possible to deep clean a carpet to get rid of water damage and harmful mold.

Unsightly Stains

No one wants to walk into a prospective home and see dirty, dingy, and stained carpets. New buyers will only wonder what could have caused the stains, and won’t feel comfortable or at home in a space with someone else’s messes all over the floor.

If the home has noticeably dirty or stained carpeting, it’s definitely time for a deep clean. Specialized carpet cleaning services can remove even the largest and most stubborn stains, saving you from having to purchase new carpets. Only when carpet cleaning experts can’t save a stained carpet, take the plunge and replace them.

Unpleasant Odors

Many people are highly sensitive to the smells of a potential home. A home with odors that suggest smelly dogs, pet accidents, mold, mildew, sweat, old food, etc. can turn a buyer off as soon as he or she walks through the door.

Unfortunately, carpets can act as sponges, absorbing messes and the smells that come with them. The current tenants may have gone smell blind because they’re used to the odors, but for someone new it may be a deal breaker.

If a home smells of must or other unpleasant odors, invest in a professional deep clean before trying to sell. A deep clean is typically enough to remove lingering odors and to freshen up the entire home. An exceptional carpet deep clean can help you sell the home for more.

Professional Surface Restoration focuses on cleaning and restoring carpets. If you need help to get your home’s floors in their best shape before an open house, call us at (419) 705-8693 for a FREE demo.

Spring Cleaning Tips to Make Even the Dirtiest Carpets Like New Again

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spring cleaning carpetsCarpet can be found in some of your home’s most high-traffic areas; unfortunately, compared to hard surfaces, it can be difficult to restore to like-new condition. There is a specific process that will help you clean your carpets as thoroughly as possible at every cleaning, and a few best practices can also help keep your carpets looking new for years to come.

Don’t Forget Pre-treatment and Spot Cleaning

Before you get into any deep carpet cleaning treatments you need to remove the bulk of the dirt and debris in the carpet by dry cleaning. Vacuuming is essential before carpet shampooing or any other deep cleaning treatment. This will lift hair, dirt, and other debris out of the carpet fibers. If you neglect to vacuum before cleaning your carpets you may find that treating them with shampoo causes the built-up dirt and dust to simply smear around the carpet, embedding further into the fibers and increasing the chance of staining.

Spot cleaning is also important.

You may notice a stain or spill before you start cleaning; address this issue before you start a deeper cleaning. Use a bristle brush and cleaning agent to remove stains before deep cleaning. Taking time to address stains and apply a pre-treatment will help prevent staining and make your deep cleaning more effective.

How to Do a Deep Carpet Cleaning

Once you complete your vacuuming and pre-treatment it’s time to do a wet extraction or other form of deep cleaning. You can buy commercial carpet cleaners that appear similar to vacuum cleaners and appropriate cleaning solutions, or you can rent an industrial-grade carpet cleaner from a local provider. These tools generally offer better results than commercial-grade carpet cleaners.

Make sure to use a cleaning solution designed for the carpet type you wish to clean. Follow the included directions with your carpet cleaner to ensure a thorough cleaning. You may need to do a second pass if the carpet is very dirty. If a chemical smell lingers, a second rinsing pass with just water is effective.

Know When to Call a Professional Carpet Cleaner

If you try these methods and still are not satisfied with your results, it may be time to call for professional help. A professional carpet cleaner can offer a much more effective carpet cleaning than you could likely manage on your own.

Getting your carpets professionally cleaned can also help preserve the quality of your floors with special treatments and other industrial-grade cleaning products. Professional Surface Restoration has extensive experience with deep carpet cleaning and all other types of floor treatments, so let us know how we can help restore your carpets.

Professional Surface Restoration’s patented process cleans hard surfaces including but not limited to carpet, tile and grout, brick, block, concrete, granite, and marble Terrazzo.

Our unique process for hard surface cleaning is revolutionizing the way you restore and maintain all floors back to their natural beauty, including carpet! Call us today at (419) 705-8693 to request a FREE demo.

How a Home’s Flooring Affects Market Value

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how home's flooring affect market valueIf you’re preparing to sell a home, chances are you’ve already identified several problem areas you’d like to tackle in order to increase the resale value. Drywall, paint, cabinet hardware, and flooring are all common areas for improvement. Flooring, in particular, is an area many realtors suggest deep cleaning or changing before sale to improve the overall market value of the home.

It can be tempting to rip out older carpet and invest in the hardwood that is so popular with today’s home buyers. Often, sellers elect to install cheap, new flooring instead of restoring their existing flooring – and they may do so at a cost they won’t recoup when it’s time to sell the home.

In many cases, it’s more cost effective to deep clean rather than replace.

Carpets

If existing carpet is still serviceable, it is likely better to keep and deep clean it than replace it with other carpeting. Prospective owners like hardwoods, but are often primarily looking for cleanliness and may even be calculating the amount of time left before they’ll need to replace your existing flooring with their own. It can be difficult to recoup the cost of new carpet in a home sale; it is often better to clean the carpet and offer a small allowance if the buyer asks.

Tile

Tile is the preferred flooring in bathrooms and kitchens. It can be expensive and time consuming to remove, particularly if it was installed correctly. After its removal, you also risk installing a flooring prospective buyers plan on tearing out anyway, and you may not recoup the costs of the new flooring.

To make the most of your current tile floor and increase the resale value, make sure it is clean. Invest in a service to deep clean the tile and the surrounding grout, as well as apply a sealant to ensure new stains don’t linger, and you’ll recoup the costs in the sale of your home.

Wood

Hardwood is the preferred choice of most home buyers in today’s market, but the wood needs to be in good condition. Otherwise, buyers will likely see nothing but mounting costs and time in order to refinish it. Instead of undertaking this time-consuming work yourself – or, worse, covering your wood floors with new carpeting – consider hiring a professional wood floor restoration service.

Your existing flooring will be buffed, cleaned, and resealed, and any discolorations or penetrating stains treated. Your floor will now have the look of a new wood floor, increasing the market value of your home without the cost of new flooring.

No matter what type of floors are in your home, Professional Surface Restoration has a deep cleaning solution designed to increase the market value of your home without the need for replacement flooring.

Call (419) 705-8693 to request a consultation and demo.

 

How to Prepare a Home’s Floors for Open Houses

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repare Floors for Home SaleAs a realtor, it is a priority to make your property’s floors impeccable for an open house. They are one of the first features your potential buyer will notice. Stains, odors, and clutter can ruin a buyers’ first impression. Take the initiative to follow these tips on how to prepare a home’s floors for open houses.

Clear Up the Clutter

Before you start the hard work on your floors, make sure to clear up clutter. Store away any extra items and area rugs that make the room look smaller. Removing all unneeded items and repositioning furniture will make it easier for you to clean the floors, and will make the room appear more spacious. Additionally, a clear floor will allow the buyers to roam more freely through the home.

Suck It Up

You never know if you are going to be dealing with a nitpicky buyer. Make sure to keep a vacuum with you and go after every piece of paper, dirt, and lint that you see. Clearing your floor of debris and small bits of trash will not only satisfy a detail-oriented buyer, but will make it easier to polish or treat the surfaces later.

Let Your Floors Shine

No visual quality represents cleanliness better than shine. A shiny, spotless floor will help to convey to the buyer that this is a well-maintained property. If you have a tile floor, sweep and mop it, and if necessary, hire someone to clean the grout between the tiles. If you have a wood floor, mop it, and after that, consider having it buffed by a professional. Spending a little extra time and effort to ensure your floors are in their best condition will help you get the selling price you want.

Deal with the Odors

Carpeted floors have a tendency to retain dirt and unpleasant odors from smoke, spills, and accidents. Strong odors can drive away your buyers the moment they enter the room. If the odor is contained to a small area or spot, clean it yourself by using soap and water, then cover it with baking soda and borax. After letting it sit for a while, vacuum the area. If the odor extends to a larger area or to the entire house, it is best to seek a professional to clean the carpeted areas.

Professional Surface Restoration focuses on cleaning and restoring surfaces such as tile, wood, and carpet floors. If you need help to get your home’s floors in their best shape before an open house, call us at (419) 705-8693 for a FREE demo.