September 27


Carpet Cleaning FAQ

Here are answers to the 10 common carpet cleaning questions we get asked at Linton's Carpet Cleaning

1. How often should I have my carpets professionally cleaned?

A - Carpets should be professionally cleaned at least once every 12 to 18 months, but the frequency can vary depending on factors like foot traffic, pets, and the type of carpet. High-traffic areas may require more frequent cleaning.

A good rule of thumb for carpet cleaning in Vancouver, Wa. is to get your carpets cleaned about every six months if you have children and pets - and BEFORE the carpet gets to an unacceptable visual level.

2.  What is the best method for cleaning my specific type of carpet (e.g., wool, nylon, polyester)?

A - The best cleaning method depends on the carpet type. For example, steam cleaning (hot water extraction) is suitable for most carpets, but delicate fibers like silk oriental rugs may require low-moisture cleaning methods. A professional can assess and recommend the appropriate method.

However, in most cases hot water extraction is the most recommended method for deep thorough cleaning as it provides the best overall soil removal.

3.  Are your cleaning products safe for pets and children?

A - Yes, our cleaning products are safe for pets and children. We use environmentally friendly and non-toxic solutions that leave no harmful residue behind. Besides that, we use a rotary jet extraction system that makes over 600 cleaning passes a minute, which ensures your carpets are thoroughly rinsed of soil and the cleaning agents we use to clean them. You can see more about our rotary jet extraction system here.

4.  How long does it take for carpets to dry after cleaning, and what can I do to speed up the drying process?

A - Drying times vary, but it typically takes 2-6 hours. To speed up the process, ensure good ventilation by opening windows and using fans. Avoid walking on the carpet until it's completely dry. The amount of time it takes for carpets to dry is partially out of our control. Weather conditions outside can have a huge affect on dry times. 

5.  Do you offer any guarantees or warranties for your carpet cleaning services?

A - Yes, we offer guarantees and warranties on our services. Our specific terms and coverage may vary, so please inquire about them when booking. You can be assured our number one priority is your total satisfaction. If you are not happy with our carpet cleaning service, or any service we offer, you don't pay. It's that simple.

6.  Can you remove stubborn stains and odors, such as pet urine or red wine?

A - Yes, we specialize in stain and odor removal. Our professional equipment and expertise can effectively treat and remove most stains and odors. We are Vancouver's go-to carpet cleaning company for our ability to deliver expert stain removal and eliminate tough pet odors.

7.  Will carpet cleaning affect the warranty on my carpet?

A - Generally, professional carpet cleaning does not void warranties. In fact, it may be a requirement for some warranties. Check your carpet manufacturer's guidelines for specifics.

8. What is the difference between steam cleaning and dry cleaning, and which method do you recommend?

A - Steam cleaning uses hot water extraction, while dry cleaning uses low-moisture methods. The best method depends on your carpet type and specific needs. We can assess and recommend the most suitable method during an inspection. 

One thing that needs to be pointed out here is that steam cleaning IS HOT WATER EXTRACTION. No actual steam is used to clean the carpets - just very hot water which aids in the cleaning process on some carpets.

9. Do I need to move my furniture before you start cleaning, or can you work around it?

A - We recommend moving small and fragile items before our arrival. We can move and clean around larger furniture, but it's more effective if you can clear the area as much as possible. There might be a small charge for moving large pieces of furniture or if you want us to move a lot of furniture.

10. How can I maintain my carpets between professional cleanings to keep them looking their best?

A - Regular vacuuming, prompt cleaning of spills, and using doormats to reduce dirt entry can help maintain your carpets. Additionally, consider professional spot cleaning services for stains as they occur.

Linton's Carpet Cleaning

For the absolute best carpet cleaning in Vancouver, Washington, and the surrounding areas, please give us a call today.

We will be more than happy to schedule a FREE NO OBLIGATION quote on any carpet cleaning you need done. And if you have any questions about our services - feel free to ask. We will answer any and all questions related to our services.

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