Carpet Did you know the average American spends nearly 90% of their time indoors? Did you know that carpet can in fact serve as a filter; trapping allergens in place. Capturing of allergens can actually improve the indoor air quality of your home, however overtime the carpet must be cleaned as dust, particulates and mites accumulate. It is recommended to clean your carpets every 6-12 months and for commercial applications, 3-6 months. Each situation can vary since every household is different, however in order to keep your carpet investment properly maintained once a year will do the job. At Steam Squad, we have the experience you necessary to fully clean your carpets. Using environmentally friendly, non-soap detergents, we have the ability to capture all types of dust and particulates present in your carpets. In addition, our innovative rotary equipment can attack the carpet fibers at all angles, leaving your carpets clean and well-maintained. Since we use non-soap based detergents, our system does not leave a film or residue behind. Many times, when soap based detergents are used, the residing film or residue attracts dirt and grime; causing the carpets to appear dirtier than they did prior to the cleaning. Our detergents will ensure your carpets stay cleaner and longer than any of our competition using soap-based solutions. Servicing the Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island, we hope to be your carpet cleaner of choice! For free estimates, give us a call at (516) 567-8966! Essential Steps for Carpet Cleaning Routinely cleaning your carpets will help maintain the quality and integrity of your investment for years to come. The more you get them cleaned, the longer your carpet will last. Through our experience as a professional carpet cleaning company, we have found the following steps will help keep your carpets, home or business clean. Step 1: Vacuum The Carpet and Rug Institute recommends you vacuum high traffic areas daily, or at a minimum three times per week. You certainly want to choose a vacuum that meets all the demands of your environment, with the ability to address pet hair, high traffic, or other environmental factors. Step 2: Immediately clean spills When spills are immediately addressed, they typically do not do much damage to your carpets. When dirt or spills remain exposed to your carpet however, it can cause permanent staining or cause bending of the carpet fibers. When fibers of your carpet bend, it can cause the carpet to appear dirty, or grimy; due to the poor reflection of the light. Immediately addressing spills, or keeping dirt from sitting too long on the carpet will keep your carpets looking smooth and fresh. Step 3: Professionally Clean every 6-12 months Keeping up with the daily maintenance demands of your carpet can go a long way, but you will also need to bring in a professional team from time to time. Professionals have access to state-of-the art tools that can remove the dust, grime and particulates that normal vacuuming cannot access. In addition, we can provide an additional deodorizing service during the fresh water rinse application. This leaves your home smelling fresh and clean for an extended duration after we leave. Over time, particulates can become embedded into your carpets, causing them to look run-down, old and dirty. With routine cleanings every 6-12 months, you can keep your investment looking new for a longer period of time. Many of our clients choose to add the ScotchGard ™ application service to their cleanings for extended protection between cleanings. If you would like to learn more about this service, you can speak with one of our trained Steam Squad professionals for more information. Step 4: Invest in a Track Mat Trapping as much dirt as you can at the door can maintain the integrity of your carpets over time. Households with kids and pets or commercial structures with high traffic areas, tend to experience more wear and tear on their carpets. Using a track mat outside or indoors to capture dirt can certainly help. Dry soils, if not addressed properly can do more harm to your carpets than realized, breaking apart the fibers and causing them to fray. Track mats can assist in keeping dirt from entering the carpet in the first place. Additional Services ScotchGard ™ Application Many of our clients choose to add the ScotchGard ™ application service to their cleanings for extended protection between cleanings. If you would like to learn more about this service, you can speak with one of our trained Steam Squad professionals for more information. Deodorization During the fresh water rinse application, our clients can choose a deodorizer option. Here we will apply an all-natural soap-free solution within the fresh water tank that will freshen the room, while eliminating odors. Used during our carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning, this service is a popular addition for many of our clients. Is it time for your Carpets to be cleaned? Call Steam Squad If you have not had your carpets cleaned in the past 6-12 months, it may be time for you to call a professional. Certified by the Carpet & Rug institute, we are a Seal of Approval provider. Servicing the Nassau and Suffolk counties, Steam Squad holds the experience and expertise to revitalize your carpets, no matter their condition. Our staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have about professionally cleaning your carpets. If you would like a free estimate, or speak with someone further about your interior carpets, please give us a call at (516) 567-8966!