Friday, January 23, 2015

Is Your Living Room Carpet Outlined Along The Walls?

Have you noticed dark lines along the edges of your carpet at the walls? Those are what here at American Cleaning & Restoration call filtration lines. Your home's carpet is much like a filtration system that collects dead skin flakes, dust, pollen, etc. What your air system doesn't catch, settles in the carpet as well as on the counters, drape and furniture.

Even what your HVAC system catches will eventually be broken into smaller particles and blown out, landing on the carpet, counter, drapes and furniture. This is one of the many reasons you need to change that air filter on a regular basis.

Air is forced into your home in different areas then settles on the floor into cracks or crevices. Most likely, your home's walls aren't sealed at the floor, most aren't. Then when the air is pushed in, it filters to the lowest point and leaves super fine particles behind that bond into the carpet fibers.

Even homes with radiant floor heat or other means of cooling and heating experience this. Each time doors or windows are closed and opened, there are changes in the pressure or the room causing this filtration process. All that stuff in the air lands and works its way to the edge of every room creating those dark lines.

American Cleaning & Restoration can clean your carpet and remove those dark lines. This will not only make your carpet and room look better, but make your home healthier and smell better as well.  Start your New Year off right and give us a call today to schedule a professional carpet cleaning.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

After You Schedule Your Carpet Cleaning, Get Ready For Us!

The holidays are over, the kids are back in school and you're back at work. Now is the time to get your carpets cleaned by a professionals like American Cleaning & Restoration. You are ready to get those winter stains out and your house smelling fresh again. After you call us and schedule that appointment, there are a few things you may want to do before we arrive.

Start by vacuuming as thoroughly as possible. This will help our technicians be able to do the best job possible if you have the top layer of dirt out. Next, note all the areas that need special attention, such as
specific stains, we will need to do pretreat those stains first.

We recommend that you schedule your carpet cleaning appointment when you won't be home or can leave. We are bonded and insured, so you won't need to worry about safety and security with us. Many of our clients leave a key and lock code for us, or meet us there and leave after we have arrived.

By following these few suggestions, you'll get the most of your carpet cleaning budget, which will give
you a pleasant experience.