Carpet Cleaning Services Throughout SW Florida

Do I need to have my carpet professionally cleaned?

The short answer is yes. Carpet manufacturers all recommend that you have your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Regular cleaning helps to prolong the look and life of your carpets. Regular cleaning doesn’t mean weekly or even monthly. Depending on the type of carpet you have, wear and tear, foot traffic, and if you have children or pets, regular cleaning is recommended every 6-18 months.

Is basic carpet cleaning service good enough?

Again, the short answer is yes. However, there may be circumstances where you need some “extra services” that the carpet cleaner can provide.

What are some of the extra services my carpet cleaner may provide?

  • Furniture moving –  Most carpet cleaning companies have a limit to how much and what they will move due to safety and insurance considerations.  Tru-Clean Surface Care will move standard sofas, love seats, chairs, and end tables (so long as they are free of articles), and other small pieces of furniture.  Electronic equipment, china cabinets, beds, dressers, and other heavy pieces of furniture will stay in place, and we can work around them (or under them if they have legs and our carpet wand can fit).
  • Stain removal – Some stains you can handle yourself, some you can’t. If you happen to have a stubborn stain that you can’t get out yourself, let your carpet cleaner know. Be prepared by knowing what the stain is (coffee, pet accident, etc.), how old it is, what you tried to clean it with, and what your carpet type is. This information will help your service provider to bring suitable cleaning materials for your situation.
  • Step or staircase cleaning – Obviously, steps and staircases aren’t flat, so they require more work. Also, staircases are not always lit like a room, so you may not realize how dirty your steps are. If you know you need this service, inform your cleaner from the start. Stairs are priced separately.
  • Deodorizing – Deodorizing is meant to eliminate odor. This added step will have your carpet or rug smelling good to go along with looking good after the cleaning. You might wonder if you really need it since you are having your carpet cleaned anyway. Keep in mind that no process is 100%. This is especially true if you have pets or small children, a smoker in the home, or if it has been a while since you last cleaned your carpet. These circumstances may dictate an optional deodorizing procedure.
  • Allergen Treatment– If you are having your carpet steam cleaned, an allergen treatment may not be necessary since the hot water will kill most germs and bacteria. However, if you suffer from allergies, you should discuss this with your service provider if you have young pets or children prone to accidents or someone with allergies or breathing issues in the home.  Tru-Clean Surface Care and apply an allergen treatment designed to eliminate allergen proteins and other causes that will continue to work long after cleaning the carpeting.
  • Stain repellent – Some products can be applied to your carpet to help prevent staining. This application is highly recommended for homes with pets, small children, and high-traffic areas or to continue protecting the beauty of your carpeting from most spills and dirt abrasion.  Tru-Clean Surface Care provides clients a one-year warranty for all stain protection services.

Regular carpet cleaning is a great way to enhance the beauty of your carpeted areas, plus it helps to minimize the damage regular wear and tear can create. Extra services provided by your carpet cleaning professional can boost the effect of carpet cleaning and help to prolong the life and beauty of your carpets. Just be sure to discuss your budget, circumstances, and concerns with your service provider so they can best meet your expectations.  If your carpeting is new, be sure to check your warranty and most major carpet mills require that the carpeting be cleaned every 12-18 months by a CERTIFIED IICRC company to maintain the warranty.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  We are a WoolSafe Approved Service Provider, A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau, and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Our cleaning solutions are allergen free and safe for pets and infants.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care, please visit us online at or give us a call any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.  You can also visit us on Facebook at


By Sharon Koehler. This article is one of a series of articles written and published on behalf of SurpHaces PRO Partners.