FAQ’S & TIPS
If you have a light-colored carpet, you may have experienced those dark lines that can appear on the carpet. This is called filtration soiling, as it comes from air passing through the carpet that is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there, hence the term filtration soiling. This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred. This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time, and effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Be careful around the tackstrip on the edge of the carpeting; it could nick your fingers!
We use only the highest quality, safest cleaning solutions on the market.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not thrilled with the service experience you receive from us, we will rush back to your location at no charge and no obligation. If you are still unimpressed, we will issue a 100% refund up to $1,000.00 upon request. Our mission is to provide you and your carpets with best quality service and experience in town!
We are registered with the Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston, as well as many other industry organizations.
Quality Clean is experienced in all methods of cleaning and cleans according to manufacturer recommendations. Most of the carpet cleaning provided is done with the “truck-mounted hot water extraction” method and the rotovac 360. For a list of manufacturers and their cleaning recommendations, visit our Manufacturer’s Recommendations and Spotting Tips.
The normal drying time is anywhere from 6 to 12 hours. The carpet will only be damp to the touch. Depending on weather conditions, room temperature, air flow, and overall conditions this time can vary. Quality Clean carpets on average will be 30% drier with our new technology systems than other Manual Wand techniques.
No, in fact, many of the major carpet mills today recommend professional cleaning at least once per year. The build up of soil in your carpet combined with foot traffic creates abrasion that breaks down your carpet’s fibers. The higher the traffic in a given area, the more often the carpet will need cleaning.
No, although our process rinses the carpet deep down, moisture does not penetrate the backing of the carpet. With our powerful truck-mounted equipment, your carpet is thoroughly rinsed, but left only damp to the touch.
As mentioned earlier, most major carpet manufacturers recommend truck-mounted hot water extraction as the preferred method. Hot-water extraction, when done properly by a certified and trained technician, removes more soil and spots than dry cleaning methods. If you have a situation that requires dry cleaning, Quality Clean is experienced in various dry cleaning applications and can apply that method for you.
Pet odor is a very common problem. At Quality Clean, we can help you deal with your pet challenges. From minor problems to major headaches, Quality Clean can help find the solution that works best for you. The problem with pet odor is that it can be much deeper than it first appears. Pet urine can easily soak through the backing of the carpet into the padding underneath. In more severe cases, the urine can penetrate into the sub-floor beneath the padding. This creates a multi-layered problem. The urine also provides for the growth of bacteria. This, in turn, contributes to a worsening of the odor problem and can contribute to permanent color loss of the carpet fiber. To eliminate this problem, the urine must be removed or neutralized from each of the layers effected. If the contamination is limited to only the face yarn of the carpet, then the cleaning itself may effectively remove the odor. In more severe cases, a urine neutralizer may be applied. In the most severe cases, replacement of the carpet padding or treatment of the under-side of the carpet and the sub-floor may be required. Even replacement of the carpet, however, cannot guarantee complete removal of the odor. If left untreated over a period of time, pet odor can become absorbed into many of the porous materials in your home. Draperies, sheet rock, upholstered furniture, base-boards, even the concrete foundation are just a few of the materials that can absorb these odors. At Quality Clean, we offer a range of solutions to help you with your pet odor problems. In the long run, however, it may be more a matter of proper maintenance instead of total elimination. After all, we love our pets and want to keep them a part of our family. Pet ownership adds to the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy home. Quality Clean can help you meet those challenges.
In 1992, representatives from the carpet manufacturing industry, the carpet cleaning industry, and the federal government all agreed upon a common set of standards for the carpet cleaning industry. These standards are now referred to as the CRI standards. Quality Clean offers all of these methods and can select the process that is right for your needs.
It was agreed that each cleaning process should include these common steps:
- Pre-treat spots, stains, and heavily soiled areas
- Hot Water Extraction
- A thorough rinse
- Furniture Moving
- Complete Drying within 24 hours
Cleaning your carpet in accordance to these industry standards will help ensure that you get a quality cleaning job. The Quality Clean “12-step cleaning service” exceeds these specifications. In addition to these steps, the Quality Clean Team has powerful truck-mounted equipment, which combined with our exclusive “Quick-Dry” process reduces drying time to only a few hours.