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January 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Dry Foam for Carpet Cleaning

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Dry Foam for Carpet Cleaning

For a time, renting portable steam cleaners for DIY carpet cleaning was all the rage. But there is a reason why that trend has long since lost its luster for homeowners.

For starters, steam cleaning just doesn't get the deep dirt out. Even when handled by a pro, a steam cleaner rarely has the power to penetrate through to the deepest layers inside your carpet fibers to exhume dust mites, pet dander, pollen, dirt, and other unwelcome guests.

Mostly, what you get with steam cleaning is a very wet that takes a long time to dry and very quickly needs cleaning all over again.

In this post, learn 5 key reasons why we believe so strongly in dry foam carpet cleaning, which is the only type of carpet cleaning we offer!

Reason 1: Dry foam does it all, from spot to surface to deep fiber cleaning.

No matter how careful and meticulous you are, over time most carpeting will attract a stain or two. One oops with a wine glass or juice box and — well, you can almost hear the extra spot cleaning charges ringing themselves up.

But with dry foam cleaning, the "foam" part, which is the special shampoo that we use, acts like its own army of tiny sponges to suck up stains, dirt, grime, and detritus.

So in nearly every case, what this means is that you don't have to pay extra to have your carpet pre-treated to ensure the stains come out. Your personal foam army will bond with each particle of dirt or detritus in your carpet, securing it in place for removal with our powerful turbo-vac extractor.

Reason 2: The dry foam shampoo we use is safe for both humans and pets.

Our family has been cleaning carpets right here in the Hamilton, Ontario, area for more than 30 years. Like you, we are parents. We love our kids and our pets.

For this reason, we would never use any carpet shampoo or product that is toxic to your family or your animal companions. To prove it, we use the same water-based dry foam shampoo method in our own homes on our own carpets.

Unlike many professional carpet cleaning services, where the customer is asked to leave the home while the treatment is applied due to the toxic nature of the cleaning chemicals and resultant fumes, you, your kids, and your pets can stay at home in total safety while we clean your carpets (although we do ask you to try to limit foot traffic in the cleaned areas for a few hours until they are completely dry).

Even more importantly, you won't have to air out your home from residual fumes left over after your carpets are cleaned. Once we leave, the only way you will even know we were ever there is by how clean and bright your carpeting looks!

Reason 3: Dry time is just a few hours, versus a full 24 hours for steam cleaning.

The first thing our customers often notice about our dry foam carpet cleaning method is that we spend a longer amount of time cleaning each carpeted area than what they are used to with steam cleaning services.

The reason for this is simple: our dry foam shampoo and turbo-vac extractor system actually gets down into the deepest core areas of your carpet and pulls out every speck of detritus trapped inside.

But along with this, the turbo-vac also sucks out the moisture and dry foam along with the dirt and dust, leaving your carpets both squeaky clean and nearly dry at the end of our work.

This means that, at most, you may need to wait three or four hours before walking on the carpeted areas safely. Contrast this with steam cleaning, which drenches your carpets with water "steam" and often takes as long as a full 24 hours to dry.

Reason 4: We can save you time as well as cash on carpet cleaning.

Many of our carpet cleaning clients have prior experience with renting portable steam cleaning units for DIY carpet cleaning. We have heard a lot of stories that sound funny now but sure were awful experiences while they were happening!

The truth is, by the time you are done renting the machine itself, purchasing the stain treatment and carpet cleaning solution, reading the instructions and figuring out how everything works, making your way through each carpeted area in your home with the steam cleaner in tow, and transporting the machine to and from the store, you have expended nearly as much in time and cash as it would have cost to hire a pro to come in and do the job for you.

Plus, if we do it, you won't be completely worn out from having done the manual labor of cleaning your own carpets!

Reason 5: Right now, get your carpets dry foam cleaned for just $119.95!

For a limited time, we are offering a wonderful Winter Special to dry foam clean your carpets for just $119.95.

This Winter Special includes all of the following:

  • 4 rooms (200 sq. ft. per room)

  • 1 hallway

  • 13 stairs

This special price won't last long, so give us a call now to reserve your space!

P.S. If you have area rugs that also need cleaning or a commercial space that needs professional carpet cleaning, we would be happy to prepare a detailed custom quote for your space.

Contact Crystal Clean Carpet Cleaning Services

If you are tired of staring at carpet stains or sneezing from dust mites every time you walk across your carpeted floors, we can help!

Crystal Clean Services is a family-owned and -operated business living and working right here in the Hamilton, Ontario, area. We service the Hamilton, St. Catharines, Burlington, and Brantford areas.

Contact us to learn more and schedule your consultation today!

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4 Key Ways Professional Carpet Cleaning Can Improve Your Health

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Think your indoor environment is cleaner and safer than what you are exposed to outside every day?

Evidence compiled from a number of respected studies is now sufficient to overturn that long-held popular belief.

Allergy sufferers in particular are often chagrined to discover that many of the worst allergy triggers actually live indoors with them. In particular, allergens and toxins often hide deep down in the fibers of your carpeting.

In this post, learn about four key ways having your carpet professionally cleaned can improve your health.

1. Wave goodbye to dust mite colonies

According to the Asthma Society of Canada, most carpeting is chock-full of dust mite colonies.

The Canada Safety Council reports that while dust mites themselves do not cause allergies or asthma, their shedding and droppings do. In fact, dust mites are the most common indoor allergen in Canada today, causing hay fever, asthma, skin rashes, and other reactions.

Dust mites have a symbiotic relationship with us: they eat the dead skin flakes we shed. More than a thousand dust mites can live on a single particle of dust.

Since dust mites prefer warm abodes with higher humidity levels, they naturally gravitate to warm, private spaces, like deep down in the fibers of your carpeting. Because dust mites have powerful suction pads on the end of each tiny foot, vacuuming won't be able to pry them loose from the fibers.

Professional carpet cleaning can go where no regular vacuum can access, using powerful scrubbing and turbo-vacuum action to pry dust mites loose and remove all their detritus along with them.

2. Enjoy cleaner, healthier indoor air

Carpeting sure can feel great when you are home and can pad across it without having to put on socks or shoes to cushion your feet.

Unfortunately, the action of moving across the carpet can trigger a spontaneous uprising of trapped pollutants that promptly begin circulating in your indoor air supply.

In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls this phenomenon "sinks," since the pollutants "sink" into the carpet fibers, only to get stirred up when the carpet is disturbed.

It doesn't take long for those same pollutants to enter your body as you breathe in, causing allergies and respiratory distress, as well as sore throats, coughing, runny nose, and headache.

Common pollutants that accumulate in the fibers of household and office carpeting include dust, pet dander, bug droppings and sheddings, dust mites, mould spores, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from cleaning and craft products, dirt, pollen, airborne pesticides, and other toxins.

Here again, simple vacuuming, no matter how frequent, not only cannot remove all of these trapped pollutants, but can actually make allergies and reactions worse, since every movement of the vacuum across the carpet will trigger another uprising of trapped toxins into the air for you to breathe in.

Instead, it is important to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once annually, and more frequently in high traffic areas, so the pollutants are neutralized and removed in bulk.

3. Stop worrying about mould and mildew

Because it is warmer and moister deep in the carpet fibers than it is in other areas in your home, this represents a prime place where mould and mildew can grow and proliferate.

This is never truer than during the high-humidity summer months and in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and any room where a humidifier runs regularly, such as in a child's or elder's room.

You might wonder how the damp and humidity gets into your carpet fibers. Often, it is tracked in from outside on your feet! Pets are also notorious moisture movers, as are small children with wobbly grips on juice boxes and water cups.

Even in winter, moisture can enter from rain, sleet, ice, and snow that is tracked in, keeping the deepest layer of your carpet more humid and dank than you would expect.

Once mould spores take root and begin to grow, they can spread with relative ease. It might take you some time to detect the faint whiff of mildew rising, or you might not even notice it amid the many other household scents competing for your nose's attention.

Vacuuming, of course, does nothing to address the moisture trapped in your carpet. Only professional carpet cleaning can penetrate the upper layer of carpeting and dig down deep to extricate mould spores, mildew, and moisture trapped at the base levels.

4. Enjoy your new carpet without the hazards of "new carpet smell"

No matter how popular hardwood or tile flooring becomes, carpeting will always have its own strong and loyal fan club.

Even as more focus is placed on cleaner, "greener," sustainable carpeting options such as bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton, the process of making fibrous matter into carpeting can be a toxic one.

Sadly, the same people who remind us that we can no longer safely enjoy "new car smell" are also behind the demise of our enjoyment of "new carpet smell." That scent, which we used to inhale in blissful ignorance, we now know to be a particularly toxic blend of VOCs that has been implicated in everything from the sniffles to cancer.

As you might imagine, there isn't anything you can do on your own to get rid of new carpet smell faster. But your professional carpet cleaner can! The powerful process of professional-grade carpet cleaning can suck those VOCs right up and out of your carpeting and safely remove them from your home or office for good.

Contact Crystal Clean Services

Here at Crystal Clean Services, we have more than three decades of expertise in cleaning carpets of all ages, fibers, styles, and sizes. From delicate hand-detail cleaning to carpet-wide dry foam treatments, give us a few hours of your time and we will hand you back a like-new, clean, safe, and beautiful carpet!

Visit our contact page to find our nearest location to you.

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