SW Florida Carpet Cleaning For $8.95 a Room? What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Carpet Cleaning just $8.95 a room?  Or One Minute Dry Time?  Buyer Beware!

Have you seen advertisements where a carpet “cleaning” company offers “dry-cleaning” and often guarantees that your carpeting will be “dry in under an hour” and in some cases “one minute dry time?”  Many of these companies offer unbelievable rates such as $8.95 a room or an entire house for $59.95.  How do they do it?

The simple answer is you’re receiving a “surface cleaning” and not a deep cleaning for $8.95 a room!  The deep-set dirt will just work its way to the surface in a couple days – about the same time it takes your check to clear the bank.

If they guarantee otherwise it simply isn’t true according to two of the world’s leading certification organizations for carpeting cleaning, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).

These companies utilize a machine that looks like a floor buffer with a bonnet on it.  They either chemically soak the bonnet head with a solution, lightly spray a cleaner on the carpeting or sprinkle an agent that looks like either saw dust or white power.  Once the carpeting has been “treated” they use a floor buffer and buff it up.

While this method is “OK” for commercial glue down carpet it is NOT industry endorsed for residential carpet with padding.  This process will drive dirt and stains deeper into the carpet fiber and prematurely wears the carpet surface by relying on a rotating “bonnet” to scrub and absorb all of your dirt and stains!

The best analogy would be choosing to clean your clothing by soaking a towel in soapy water and rubbing it over the surface of your clothes?

According to Shaw Industries, the world’s largest manufacturer of residential carpeting – ”Bonnet cleaning systems employ a rotating bonnet of terry cloth or other absorbent material to agitate the carpet pile and absorb soil. A detergent solution is sprayed onto the pile and then worked with the bonnet attached to a rotary floor polisher. Shaw Industries does not recommend this cleaning system. The bonnet system has very limited capability for soil removal and leaves much of the detergent in the pile since it employs no real extraction. As a result, rapid re-soiling often occurs. Another disadvantage is that the spinning bonnet may distort the fibers of cut pile carpet, fuzzing the pile and leaving distinct swirl marks.”

Bonnet or carpet “dry cleaning” is EXTREMELY inexpensive to perform and ineffective at deep cleaning residential carpeting.  Many start-up companies prefer this method of surface cleaning because the upfront and operating costs are low and there is a market of consumers who are simply looking for the cheapest price possible to clean their carpets regardless of quality or service.

All major carpet mills recommend hot water extraction (also known as steam cleaning) to clean their textiles and as a matter of fact, consumers who do not follow their directions are at risk of losing their carpet warranties.  Most carpet manufacturers make consumers prove they had their carpeting professionally cleaned every 12-18 months or the warranty is void.

Tru-Clean is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  We subscribe to all major carpet mills recommendations for cleaning and maintaining their carpeting.  We are also A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and a four-year-in-a-row winner of Angie’s List coveted Super Service Award.

For more information on Tru-Clean concerning our thoroughly exhaustive carpet, tile or upholstery cleaning services please give us a call anytime at 239-541-4888 or visit us on the web at www.trucleansurfacecare.com


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