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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.

RELATED ARTICLE: Why Vacuuming Isn’t the Same as Carpet Cleaning

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.

RELATED ARTICLE: Protect Your Floor from Seasonal Allergens

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.

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.

RELATED ARTICLE: What Your Commercial Floors Say about Your Brand

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.

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

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

By | Carpet Cleaning, Concrete Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Natural Stone Cleaning, Tile and Grout, Wood Floor Cleaning | No Comments

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.

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.

 

 

After the Cheer: 5 Holiday Carpet Cleaning Tips for Post-Party Messes

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Holiday Carpet Cleaning TipsThe holiday season is a special time for dinners, parties, and other special gatherings with family and friends. However, if you’re hosting these parties or dinners, you may have a different opinion about this time of year. Once the crowd has died down, and your last relative is on their way home, you’re left with a very dirty floor. Luckily, there are some actions you can take to keep your carpets clean even after the rowdiest holiday celebration. Here are Here are 5 holiday carpet cleaning tips for post-party messes.

Act Quickly

Carpet cleaning professionals know that the longer you let a spot sit, the harder that spot is to get out. When a spill remains on a carpet for a long time, it can turn into a stain. A spot is easy to clean up, but a stain discolors your carpet fibers and is extremely difficult to remove completely.

As soon as you wake up the next morning, spring into action. Gather your cleaning supplies and scan your carpet for any unwanted spots. Better yet, wipe up any spills before you go to bed. This will prevent further staining and carpet discoloration.

Wine Stain Removal Solution

Red wine stains are one of the most notorious stains that can show up on your carpets. Seeing a spilled glass of Merlot can easily send the homeowner into a panic – but never fear, another popular party beverage can help you remove the stain. Simply take any leftover beer you have and rub a few drops into the wine stain. These drops can remove red wine like a charm!

RELATED ARTICLE: Do You Have Time to Deep Clean Your Carpets Before the Holidays?

Clean Your Shoes

If you have dirt and debris in your home, chances are someone has that same dirt and debris on their shoes. The night after a party or gathering, gather all the shoes in your home and give them a good wipe down. This will prevent any dirt and debris from moving into other carpeted areas of your home, avoiding further damage.

Prepare for Next Time

Once you have cleaned up the mess from your party, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent the stains from happening next time. There are several preventive measures that you can take, including:

  • Vacuuming regularly to keep dirt from building up in your carpets
  • Having guess leave their shoes in your entryway before entering your home
  • Placing a mat underneath your Christmas tree to avoid any hard-to-remove sap buildup

RELATED ARTICLE: Carpet Cleaning Services: Before or After Holiday Parties?

Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner

If you come across a stain that is too difficult to remove alone, consider hiring Professional Surface Restoration. 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.

Do You Have Time for a Deep Carpet Clean Before the Holidays?

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deep carpet cleaningThe holiday season often brings guests to your home to celebrate the season. One step you can take to get ready is by arranging a pre-holiday deep carpet cleaning before the holidays.

Here are a few reasons to keep your carpets clean and ready for holiday visitors.

A Healthier Household

The carpets in your home act as one giant air filter. They catch and hold particles floating through the air like pet dander and dust. As people walk on the carpet, these particles bounce back up into the air, creating a health hazard.

Regular carpet cleanings prevent this from happening, keeping the air cleaner for everyone residing in your home.

Increase the Life Expectancy of Your Carpet

The dirt your carpet traps is rough. As foot traffic travels over the top of it, it grinds the dirt particles into the fibers of the carpet, causing them to fray and tear. This damage to your carpet is not reversible, meaning it shortens the lifespan of your carpets.

Regular carpet cleanings remove the dirt from your carpets, keeping the fibers from damage. Having your carpets cleaned before the hustle and the bustle of a busy holiday season will help keep your carpets looking like new for your holiday guests.

Stain Cleaning

Tough stains on your carpet from a holiday meal? We can help. A professional carpet cleaner will remove stains, making your home ready for the next set of guests. Our team has all the tools and the knowledge to remove any tough stains. We can handle everything from wine to chocolate, letting you get back to prepping your holiday meals.

Cleaning Prevents Mold

All your holiday visitors will be seeking shelter from the cold in your home. When they track in moisture from outdoors, it can become trapped in your carpet. Moisture that stays in the fibers can turn into mold, creating a huge health hazard. Mold smells bad and can cause symptoms that are similar to a cold or allergies.

Don’t let your holiday guests bring you this unwanted present. Arrange for a professional carpet cleaning and eliminate any chance for mold in your home.

A carpet cleaning session is a gift to yourself that keeps giving all season long. Get ready for family and friends with a clean home and plenty of holiday cheer. To schedule your carpet cleaning session, contact us today. We’ll get your home on the schedule right away, making it easier for you to focus on your festive plans.

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.

Dirty Carpet Is Hurting Your Health

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dirty carpetDirty carpet is a breeding ground for bacteria. It can act like a sponge, absorbing pounds of pollutants, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, dirt, dust, and allergens. Many people don’t pay enough attention to carpet cleanliness. This can lead to lower indoor air quality, even long-term respiratory problems for homeowners.

It’s important to give your dirty carpet a deep, thorough cleaning regularly to prevent carpet-related toxins and health issues.

Here are the facts…

Carpets Can Collect 40 Pounds of Dirt Per Year

Over time, your carpet can literally gain weight from the amount of foreign material it absorbs and holds. The average carpet can collect 40 pounds of dirt in a year and twice the amount of dust as the outdoor air – dust that harbors millions of dust mites. A poorly maintained carpet can harbor dirt and pollutants someone tracked into your home years ago. It’s vital to clean your carpet often to rid your home of this massive amount of pollutants. Otherwise, you, your kids, and your pets could be breathing in harmful pollutants day and night.

Carpet Pollutants Can Impact Health

Carpeting can be a significant source of indoor air pollution. Chemically coated carpet fibers can seep into your indoor air as you walk on the carpet, unless you invest in a carpet made from natural materials. Over time, the pollutants your carpet collects can fill the air, until your family is breathing in mold and mildew spores, bacteria, dust, and pet dander. Dirty carpets have been known to cause skin irritation, headaches, sore throats, itchy eyes, fatigue, and breathing problems.

Your “Clean” Might Not Be Clean Enough

Vacuuming your carpets regularly might suck up a great deal of pollutants such as dirt and dander, but it still leaves behind plenty of other allergens. It can even stir up particles to create airborne pollutants. You must clean your carpets more thoroughly than vacuuming for a true “clean.” You should also use a special HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter on your vacuum to collect more pollutants.

Hire a Professional to Really Clean Your Dirty Carpet

Pouring chemical cleaners into your carpet might kill the bacteria, but it can add an enormous amount of chemical pollution to your indoor air in the process. To keep carpets clean in a healthy way, stick to human- and pet-safe cleaning products. Vacuum and scrub your carpets at least once a week, following carpet care instructions. Keep the room well ventilated while cleaning your carpet.

Hire a professional carpet cleaning company to get the job done right. Professional cleaning can help you ensure the long-term cleanliness and safety of your carpets.

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

What to Clean Before Putting Your Home Up for Sale

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What to cleanSelling your home takes ample preparation, and not just in thinking about the financial aspects and figuring out where you’ll move to next. As you’re working on vacating your home, someone else will be determining if it is the place they want to move into. You need to make sure that everything looks as appealing to a potential buyer as possible.

You want your house to have vibe appeal – that intangible factor that makes it feel like home to a prospective buyer. Despite not having concrete elements, vibe appeal goes a long way to making a sale. While you don’t want to dig into any massive investments that won’t bring you proportionate payout, little touch-ups can make a big difference in making your home more appealing to its future residents.

Surface Cleaning

A clean home is easily one of the major components of vibe appeal, and thorough cleaning means your house will look as attractive to potential buyers as possible. Cleaning up any dust, polishing metals, and wiping down the windows can make a big impression on visitors.

Carpet

You don’t just want to stop at surface cleaning, however. Beyond general tidiness, give your carpets a thorough once-over. Don’t just stop at vacuuming; get your carpets professionally cleaned so they look and feel the best they can.

Tile and Grout

Tiles make for a great stylistic choice, but grout has the unfortunate tendency to show staining, even with regular cleaning. A full-scale deep cleaning of grout can make your tile look tip-top, giving the impression of newer tiles.

While all tiles are important, you want to take special care when tending to your bathroom. A dirty bathroom can give the impression that the whole home is dirty. Eliminating any traces of dirty grout will help your restroom contribute to the sale of your home instead of driving potential buyers away.

Front Lawn and Driveway

The adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” unfortunately does not apply to homebuyers. Before they even consider taking a tour, potential buyers will decide if they want to buy your house based on the front exterior. You need to do a little more than stick a “for sale” sign in your driveway to make people want to step inside.

Make sure you’ve tended to your front lawn. Adding a few plants and flowers helps make your house look attractive to others. If you have a driveway, keeping that in shape is essential, as well. Tend to any potential cracks and power wash the concrete.

Removing Clutter

There’s a chance your house has been your home for a substantial amount of time, and it’s filled with your belongings and memories. You need to remove as much mess as possible. Clean up any clutter for showings, so potential buyers can feel they have enough space and imagine themselves at home. For areas such as closets, removing at least half of your clothes can make the space seem roomier.

Cleaning is easily one of the most critical parts in successfully selling your home. Be as thorough as possible and watch your vibe appeal increase as a result.

Thinking about putting your home up for sale? Call us today at (419) 705-8693 to request a FREE demo.