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Ultra Clean Carpet Clean knows that you may have some questions when it comes to Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Dryer Vent Cleaning or Duct Cleaning so we created this page specifically for that purpose.
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Q. Are there any health beneﬁts when cleaning my carpet?”
A. Carpet cleaning not only betters the appearance of a room but also is beneﬁcial on health terms. Cleaning carpets on a regular basis helps restore a healthy interior with good quality air, as well in acting as ﬁlter system for dust, pollen, pollutants, mites, debris, along with other contaminants. It is highly advised to clean carpets when you are living in a city with high pollution rate as well when you have children with asthma and pollen related allergies. Not only does this help in keeping your children healthy but it also keeps the cleanliness quotient of your homes to a high level.
Q. What about vacuuming?
A. Dust and dirt settle onto carpets every day. You may not see it but when you vacuum you are sucking all this up. If these dirt and dust particles are left sitting, they will work their way into deeper parts of carpet ﬁbers. Any moisture in the air will dampen the dust and dirt causing them to stick to the ﬁbers and become part of the carpet. When you do run a vacuum over your carpet, these particles are harder to remove. So, regular vacuuming is very important. Carpets should be vacuumed at least once a week. Yes, we are busy and it seems impossible to squeeze this into our schedules. But it is vital to maintaining the value of our investment. Of course even with regular vacuuming, carpets cannot be kept as shiny and new as they were when we ﬁrst got them. Dirt and dust are always going to make their way inside. A regular steam cleaning will keep them from accumulating and getting so far into the carpet that they canʼt be removed. Cleaning every 6-12 months is recommended.
Q. What are the beneﬁts of getting my carpet cleaned professionally?
A. The beauty and life of your carpet depends on the care it receives. Quality carpet that is well-maintained should last 10-15 years. Proper cleaning will keep it looking great for its full lifetime, help improve your indoor air quality and help you adhere to your carpet warranties. Maintaining your carpet also protects your pocketbook and the environment. The right cleaning helps safeguard your carpet investment by keeping you from having to replace it before its time. That is great news, because it also keeps carpet out of landﬁlls prematurely.
Q. What are the beneﬁts of Upholstery Cleaning?
A. When it comes to prolonging the life of your upholstery fabric, the best bet is to maintain your upholstery with a regular schedule of cleaning. Simple home maintenance, coupled with professional cleanings, will add years to your upholstery’s life. Upholstery cleaning not only makes the fabric look like new but it removes allergens and dust. Dust has jagged edges that scratch at upholstery fibers; these microscopic abrasions cause the fabric to look dull and thin. Besides the health benefits, clean upholstery is pleasing to the eye and nose. Cleaning upholstery with shampoo, steam or dry cleaning solution is the best bet to keep furniture looking and smelling its best. After all, home owners want guests to notice the color scheme and pattern of furniture, not unsightly spots. In addition, fresh smell fabric absorbs odor from its environment. Wet or dry clean methods will deodorize the fabric, leaving it smelling as good as it looks. We recommend cleaning upholstery on a regular schedule before it looks dirty. It is much easier to keep upholstery looking clean than to restore dingy upholstered furniture to look like new again.
Q. What are the beneﬁts of Air Duct cleaning?
A. Did you know that air duct cleaning is commonly recommended by doctors and allergists? No wonder, if you look at all the benefits of air duct cleaning such as relief from allergens, effective elimination of disease-causing bacteria, molds, viruses and fungus which results in a cleaner living environment. An increase in the efficiency of your heating and cooling system is another benefit which helps ensure long equipment life and reduces dusting and cleaning time. You are not only breathing fresher, healthier air but it also saves you money on repairs and monthly heating & cooling bills.
Q. How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
A. Inspect your air ducts. You can tell if your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs cleaning by one of two ways. First, with a screwdriver, remove a floor or wall register. Then, use a small mirror and flashlight or use a digital camera to take a picture inside the duct. If there is visible dust, dirt or debris, you should have your ducts cleaned.
Q. Why should I get my air duct cleaned?
A. Because they get dirty! Along with normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes through regular use, there are several other factors that can increase the need for air duct cleaning: Pets, occupants with allergies or asthma, cigarette or cigar smoke, water contamination or damage to the home / HVAC system, home renovation or remodeling projects and age of your home. It is recommended to get your air ducts cleaned every 3-5 years. Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help to address.
Q. What is air duct cleaning?
A. Well briefly, air duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various cooling and heating components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, fan motor and fan housing, grilles and diffusers, condensate drain pans, etc. If not maintained adequately, debris and dust will build up on these systems. This alone can be dangerous but if damp also enters the system it can act as a breeding ground for spores and bacteria. Typically a qualified air duct cleaner will use specialist tools to achieve their job, cleaning and dislodging dirt, dust, debris and oil then finally vacuuming the systems until clean.
Q. How can I extend the life of my carpet?
A. Regular professional cleaning of carpet will extend the life of the carpet, and your investment. In fact, most carpet warranties recommend a professional cleaning.
Q. Do you use environment friendly products?
A. Yes, Ultra Clean will go “green” upon request.