Foggs loses one of their own -James (Jay) Rankin

In Loving Memory of James (Jay) Rankin

January 20, 1974 to September 29, 2016

Jay was to everyone who knew him a good friend and for us here at Foggs he was family. After a tragic accident he had complications from the injuries and passed away September 29, 2016.

Jay is survived by his mother Beverly Peterson.

We are confident that Jay is in the best place possible, Gods memory. For us here at Foggs he was a joy to work with and will be greatly missed.

 Jay Rankin - 2016

Jay Rankin - 2016

Featured carpet cleaning service area: Egg Harbor Township

Great Egg Harbor got its name from Dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. In 1614, Mey came upon the inlet to the Great Egg Harbor River. The meadows were so covered with shorebird and waterfowl eggs that he called it "Eieren Haven" (Egg Harbor).

The first residents of what would become Egg Harbor Township were the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, who would spend their summers on the elevated land around the cedar swamp that is now Bargaintown Lake, as well as along the banks of Patcong Creek, where they made use of the abundant fish, shellfish, wild berries, and bird's eggs in the area and collected shells that could be carved to make wampum.

Great Egg Harbor was originally part of Gloucester County. In 1694 a law was passed that read "forasmuch as there are families settled upon the Egg Harbor, and of right ought to be under some jurisdiction, be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that the inhabitants of the said Egg Harbor shall and do belong to the jurisdiction of Gloucester."

In 1710, by an Act of the Legislature, legal boundaries of Gloucester County were set from the Delaware River, along the Burlington County line to the sea and back up the Great Egg Harbor River to the Delaware River. At that time Great Egg Harbor encompassed all of present-day Atlantic County. In 1837, Atlantic County was set apart from Gloucester County and the Townships were Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton and Weymouth.

Since 1837, ten municipalities have separated from the original Egg Harbor Township, including Atlantic City (1854), Absecon (1872), South Atlantic City (now Margate) (1885), Somers Point (1886), Pleasantville (1888), Linwood (1889), Longport (1898), Brigantine (1903), Ventnor (1903) and Northfield (1905).

 The 177th Fighter Wing is located at the Atlantic City International Airport, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The wing has been at this location since 1958.

The 177th Fighter Wing is located at the Atlantic City International Airport, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The wing has been at this location since 1958.

Points of interest

  • The Atlantic County Bikeway stretches for 7.5 miles (12.1 km) from the Shore Mall to the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Hamilton Township.
  • Storybook Land is a park for children on a site covering 20 acres (8.1 ha) that was opened in 1955, featuring storybook characters such as Mother Goose and the Three Little Pigs.
  • Jersey Shore Children's Museum provides an environment for children that stimulates creativity, imagination, and learning through interactive play.

Featured carpet cleaning service area: Margate, NJ

Foggs serves the Margate area with the best in carpet cleaning and restoration. We also have many long time customers that we clean and repair rugs for in the Margate area. Here is a little history and some facts about the Margate area in South Jersey.

Margate City was originally incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 7, 1885, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, based on the results of a referendum held on August 1, 1885. South Atlantic City was reincorporated as a city on April 23, 1897, and then reincorporated with the name Margate City on April 20, 1909. The city was named for Margate, England.

The city is located on Absecon Island, which stretches for 8.1 miles (13.0 km) and is also home of Atlantic City and Ventnor City to the northeast, and Longport on the southwest. The city stretches about eight blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the bay at most points in town. Margate is a popular Jersey Shore destination, especially during the summer, and is the home of Lucy the Elephant, a 65-foot (20 m) wooden elephant, and of Marven Gardens, of Monopoly board game fame.

Beaches

Margate's beaches attract surfers, kayaking and hobie cat sailing.

Margate Beach

The Margate beaches are narrower than beaches at many other places at the Jersey Shore. There are few dunes and those that do exist are artificial, having been created to protect beaches from nor'easters and hurricanes. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Margate voters will consider a referendum that would allow the city to participate in a program operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers under which dunes would be constructed on the city's beaches, which would be intended to alleviate beach erosion and provide storm protection to Margate and to adjoining Ventnor City, which has already had a beach protection program in place for the past ten years, under which dunes have already been constructed.

Margate City Beach Patrol operates lifeguard stands and beach patrol operations for the Margate beaches. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months from 10 am to 6 pm, with more limited hours in the late Spring and early Autumn months.

FAST FACTS

The Margate Bridge

The Margate bridge is a privately owned and operated toll-bridge which connects Margate to the mainland.

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Margate Elephant

Margate is the home of Lucy the Elephant, the “largest elephant in the world” and is the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the United States. Over 130 years old, she has been painstakingly restored and is toured by thousands of fans each year.

South NJ Craigslist? How can you trust who you hire: 5 tips

There are a million ways to find someone to do a service for you. But how can you be sure that you won't be stuck with problems afterwards? You want to find not just a carpet cleaning service that is priced right and who does a good job, you want to find a carpet cleaner in South New Jersey you can trust. Here are some tips for locating a reliable contractor for any service but especially for someone who is going to come inside your home. Don't be the next victim of a Craigslist scam! Protect your pets, your family and your things by choosing the right carpet and tile service company.

1. Ask friends who they recommend

Today this is easier than ever. With social networking the huge advantage is that you can quickly ask many people who they use. We mainly use Google+ and Twitter for our recommendations.

2. Are they insured and licensed?

This may seem like a no brainer but many today will run a carpet cleaning route with nothing more than a residential Home Depot carpet cleaner in the back of their truck. This is not going to get your carpets clean and without the proper water extraction it will also leave your carpet wet and damaged. He might be a nice guy but if something goes wrong and he doesn't use the right chemicals, he could do more damage than good to your carpets, rugs and furniture as well. Make sure that they are insured for peace of mind!

3. Are they locally and nationally certified?

Use someone who can be verified by a third party organization. We are a member of the IICRC and The Clean Trust. This will keep you clear of scammers and will also help to make sure you have someone safe working in your home.

4. Do they show up when they say they will?

We want to pick someone we can rely on. While things come up for everyone no matter how hard they try to be reliable. Ask: Is it the norm or the exception that they are there when they said they would be? This can signal a reliable quality company vs the alternative. 

5. Do other professionals recommend them?

 Use someone others have used and trust. Don't use an unknown guy or company. 

Use someone others have used and trust. Don't use an unknown guy or company. 

We get calls all the time from customers that tell us someone else in the industry recommended they talk to us. We are flattered and love this. It really is one of the best signs that a company is trustworthy. Why? Because whoever recommended you just put their reputation on the line. They wouldn't do this unless they were sure you could be trusted. 

5 Truths About Carpet Cleaning You Should Know

1: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet

No. Dirt is an abrasive like sandpaper.  Every time you step on the carpet. you grind dirt into your carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet just as if you had used a knife, causing it to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a clean carpet. And while  vacuuming helps by itself, it’s simply not enough.  The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.

2: The only reason to clean carpets is to get out the dirt.

No. As you probably know outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals.  When you and your  family members come into your home you carry those pollens , bacteria, and chemicals in your hair, on your skin, clothing, and shoes.  Not surprisingly all those chemicals, pollens and bacteria wind up, you guessed it, in your carpet because of gravity.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems , one major source  of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and or chemicals caught in your carpet.

If you’re sensitive to cigarette smoke, you also might find that you’ll breath easier after you hire  a company to get those harmful chemicals out of your carpet.  So in addition to getting rid of dirt., another important reason to clean your carpet is to get  rid of residue from tobacco smoke.  Since, as you may know, tobacco smoke contains over 4000 different chemical  compounds, 43 of which cause cancer. So even if you don’t smoke, but somebody in the house does, those chemicals get left in your carpet.

3: One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another.

No. You can choose from two primary methods: Dry cleaning or Hot water extraction. First I’ll explain dry cleaning. Many people believe that dry cleaning your carpet is like dry cleaning you clothing. It’s not the same. All carpet cleaning methods use some water one form or another.

Here are the three methods of dry cleaning carpet

1 ) Dry foam method. When a carpet cleaner uses dry foam, he applies shampoo to your carpet, allows it to dry, and then sucks the dried shampoo into a vacuum.  Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum?  This method can leave a residue in your carpet, which is one reason dry foam is not very effective.

2 ) Dry-Chem method is similar to dry foam. The major difference is that when a  dry-chemical is used, the company sets a large cotton bonnet on your carpet. Using a machine, the bonnet spins form side to side, absorbing  the dirt in the carpet. After the bonnet is  saturated with dirt another cotton bonnet is applied.  Bonnet cleaning is like trying to use a large towel to rub the dirt out of your carpet.  Like dry foam, its not very effective for deep down restorative cleaning.

3 ) Dry-compound method spreads an absorbent mixture that looks like wet sawdust all over your carpeting. Then the machine brushes the mixture into the carpet, which in theory causes dirt to absorb in the mixture. When the mixture has dried, a vacuum cleaner sucks the material out of the carpeting. Because the carpet is not rinsed in any way, this method is not very effective.

The second carpet cleaning method is called hot water extraction.

This is a fancy way of saying that a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into the carpet and then extracted (sucked) immediately back out of the carpet. This method is also  referred to as steam cleaning even though steam is not used.

Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction, and you can choose from two different types,  Portable extraction. which is done with a small machine, or truck mount extraction which means the large cleaning machine is mounted in a truck or van.

Not surprisingly. the truck mount extraction cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature and shoots the cleaning solution into the carpet at higher pressure which breaks up the dirt, bacteria and pollens.  Then the machine uses higher suction to draw the dirt out of the carpet. (This is the method  To The Rescue!  uses )

No question, the most effective way to clean carpeting is with a hot-water unit mounted in a truck. It’s the most powerful cleaning machine on the market and the only machine that thoroughly cleans your carpet and rids it of dirt, harmful bacteria, fungus. chemicals, pollens and tobacco residue.

Some people believe that hot water damages your carpet, but this isn’t true.  By washing and then rinsing your carpet with hot water we clean your carpet completely in the same way that the person who showers and then rinses off the dirt and soap will be much cleaner  than the person who takes only a sponge bath.

FACT: The CDC recommends steam cleaning for cleanup involving virus prevention and cleaning. This should be enough to tell you that the best way to clean your carpets is steam cleaning. Note too that in their typical recommendations they require the carpet to be cleaned at temperatures that a store rental carpet cleaning CAN NOT reach. However, our truck mounted machines can. 

4: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.

Not true. Many companies own hot-water cleaners but a large number of employees don’t know how to use them. You probably know someone who bought the newest  computer on the market, but didn’t learn how to use it for a year or more.  The same is  true with carpet cleaning machines. The company may own good equipment, but the employees may not know how to use it correctly.  This is why it’s important that you choose your carpet cleaning technician carefully.

The best carpet cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of  Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC. A carpet cleaning company cannot buy this certification.  The carpet cleaner must earn the certification through study, experience and the successful completion of  a formal, written examinations. Cleaners who are certified by the IICRC have in effect. earned a degree in carpet cleaning.

The IICRC provides written credentials to the companies it certifies. So before you choose  a carpet cleaner ask to see written proof of the company’s IICRC certification.

Then you’ll find other carpet cleaners, professionals like me who work hard to earn your trust and respect.

5: The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should  hire.

Here are two important points to consider;

Point #1: The price you see offered may not be for all the services you want performed.

Before you select a company, decide what you want to accomplish.  If you want the carpet cleaner to remove only some of the dirt, you can choose from hundreds of companies that use small shampooers or other cleaning methods. You can even rent a machine at the grocery store and do the job yourself.

On the other hand if you want your carpet thoroughly cleaned, if you want to remove the harmful dirt, bacteria, pollens, chemicals and tobacco residues, then you need to hire a company that uses a hot water cleaner mounted in a truck.  This is the only way to assure that your carpet remains healthy and free from dirt, disease-causing bacteria, and hurtful chemicals.  So remember that the price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed.

Point #2: The price you see advertised may not be the price you end up paying.

Many homeowners have found that the low price they saw advertised was not the amount  they were charged. If you’ve ever hired a carpet cleaner, you too may have been the victim of false or misleading advertising.  You may have learned the hard way that some carpet cleaners offer a cheap price usually between $9.95 and $12.95 per room and then pressure you into paying a lot more once they get inside your home. Some of them may even break the law by using illegal bait and switch tactics.

Is Your Carpet Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat? YES!

Carpet is a great choice for your home but like anything it needs to be cleaned regularly. It adds warmth, comfort and feels good on bare feet. But because of all the traffic it encounters, it tends to get pretty dirty over time. In fact, according to Men's Health, it's a germ hotspot and can be 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat -- ew! "Rugs are botanical and zoological parks," microbiologist Dr. Philip Tierno told the magazine, and mentioned that they can have many different organisms living in them. 

So what's the best way to clean a carpet? Well, Men's Health suggests hiring a professional once a year for a deep steam-cleaning. But weekly maintenance is super important as well. TLC's How Stuff Works recommends vacuuming regularly and applying soil retardants and baking soda to the surface.

We knew this wall-to-wall textile could end up spotty, but we had no idea there could be so many creepy crawlers lingering in the fibers. So be sure to pay extra attention to your rugs this weekend if you're doing some spring cleaning. 

For more information, head on over to Men's Health and TLC. And be sure to contact Foggs today if you haven't had your carpets cleaned in a while. 

In the meantime check out these tips!

Wall-to wall carpeting is virtually impossible to clean thoroughly, but here are some tips to help:

  1. Encourage family members to remove shoes upon entrance into the home. Pesticides, pollutants and dirt come indoors on shoes and are tracked onto carpets. If going shoeless is not acceptable to family members, suggest that they wear house shoes (that don’t go outside), slippers or socks. 

  2. Vacuum two or more times per week. Frequent vacuuming helps reduce the level of dust mites, which trigger asthma and allergy attacks. It also means getting rid of surface dirt on carpets before it has a chance to get ground in. A vacuum cleaner with strong suction, rotating brushes and a HEPA filter, so the dirt and dust won’t get blown back out in the exhaust, is best. Go back and forth over the same spot several times, especially in high traffic areas, to get all of the dirt and dust!

  3. Clean up spills on carpets immediately to prevent stains. Soak up liquid spills by covering them with clean white (or light-colored) towels or paper towels. Scrape sticky substances off carpets with a spatula or spoon. Don’t rub the spill. That will damage carpet fibers and make the stain spread. To clean the stain, mix 1 cup warm water and 1/2 teaspoon mild liquid soap, such as dishwashing liquid or fine fabric detergent. Apply a small amount, blot by pressing a clean white towel into the carpet and lift. Then repeat the process until the stain is removed. Don’t scrub. Be patient. After stain is removed, rinse the area with a solution a few teaspoons of white vinegar to one cup water and blot with another clean towel. 

  4. Use baking soda to remove odor from carpets. Carpet deodorizers and fresheners often contain fragrances that merely mask the smell. Baking soda soaks up the odor. Just sprinkle baking soda over the surface of the carpet. Let it stand for 15 – 30 minutes. Then vacuum. 

  5. Ventilate well during and after carpet cleaning. To speed drying time and prevent mold growth, keep windows open and use fans. Avoid carpet cleaning on humid or damp days.

Frequently Asked Questions: Carpet Cleaning

Some Frequently Asked Questions...

We are happy to answer questions prior to making an appointment for your service over the phone.  Contact us today to speak with a professional carpet cleaning technician about your specific needs.

Learn everything you need to know about carpet and upholstery cleaning by turning to Foggs Carpet Cleaning in South New Jersey. 

But here are a list of frequently asked questions. 

How long will it take for my carpets to dry?

Typically 2-6 hours depending on the humidity inside and outside your home. If it is humid then putting the AC on will be a must. If you have ceiling fans or any kind of fans at all that will help too. Air flow is a must. If the weather is cool, not humid and breezy outside, then you can open windows. In the winter the regular heater and fan will dry out the carpets because typically it is less humid in the winter.

When can I walk on the carpets?

If you have a clean pair of slippers or shoes you can walk on the carpet right away. However, if you have asked us to apply a protector on the carpets such as Scotchgard then we highly recommend that you don’t walk on them until dry. Use all the drying suggestions above to help this along. Some customers go out for a while shopping or have lunch or dinner.

Will all my stains be removed? 

Most dark stains are from food or beverages and will come out with the cleaning process. However, if the stains have a color like red, yellow, blue, and green then they are mostly dyes. These may be removed however, this is a different process and there is an extra charge. 

What are the black lines around the edges of my carpet? 

These are called filtration lines.  All houses breathe. There is a small space between the floor and the wall that allows the house to breath. This however also allows dust and dirt particles to accumulate along the walls. Before installation of new carpet some have caulked this area along the floor/wall and have eliminated a lot of the dark lines. We will work on them with our cleaners and they may lighten but this takes extra time and there is additional charge for it.

What time will you show up?

We give our customers a 2 hour window. For example between 10-12 am. This means that we will arrive any time during that time period. Because this is a service work it is impossible to know for sure the exact time we will finish the cleaning job before your appointment. If you prefer you can ask for the first customer of the day which is typically 8 -9 in the morning. You may have to wait to get this appointment since it is the most popular time. 

Do you confirm appointments?

Yes, we try to call the evening before so that if there are any problems or changes in the schedule will can let our customers know what to expect. If you don’t hear from us then please feel free to call us and make sure of your appointment time. 

What cleaning products do you use?

We use professional products that are industry recognized by CleanTrust or the IICRC organization which sets the standard for all certified firms.  We never use products that some make up in their kitchen sink. We also can use products for those with allergy problems.  Just be sure to mention this before we come. 

What is the best method to clean my carpets? 

The major carpet manufacturers like Shaw Industries or DuPont which has developed the fibers recommend steam cleaning or hot water extraction. This is the method we use. We have also found through the I.I.C.R.C. organization seminars we have taken that the hotter we can get the water the better it cleans. Our machine heats the water between 220-240 degrees.  This heat does a better job and there is no residue left on the carpet to attract new dirt because we don’t have to use as much detergent as some carpet cleaners. 

Do you offer carpet and upholstery protection?

Yes we do. We will apply this product after our cleaning and it is very important to let the product dry completely before using the carpet or furniture because you will walk it off.

Do you move the furniture?

We will move regular sized sofas, chairs, love seats, end tables, coffee tables. We just ask that you move any knick knacks or pictures on the tables so that we don’t accidentally bump into them. If you prefer that we don’t move anything and only clean the walkways of the rooms, we will adjust our price down. We don’t move TV’s and their stands, pianos, china closets, hutches. In the bedrooms we will move all the small items but not typically the bureaus, chest of drawers and beds. These items can be moved if you would like but all the items on them have to be removed and the bed has to be stripped down. There is a small extra charge for this because of the time factor.

Is there Sales Tax on my carpet cleaning?

Yes, there is and it will show on your bill. Please include it in your payment. We have to pay the State the tax and so do you. 

My carpet rippled after the cleaning? Did the cleaning cause this?

On rare occasions we have seen carpets that were loosely installed develop additional ripples when cleaned. However, the carpets when dry will return to the way they were before the cleaning. If you have ripples in the carpet before we come to clean we highly suggest that the carpet be stretched by a carpet installer using a power stretcher. We may be able to recommend someone if you don’t have an installer that you use. 

What about deodorizer?

We include regular deodorizer in all of our cleaning. It leaves a nice fresh smell and is not overpowering. However, if you need extra deodorizer because of cat or dog smells, then we can do that at an additional cost.  

What should I do before the technicians arrive? 

You can vacuum if you haven’t done so in the last few days, pick up any small stuff on the floors and on tables that will be moved. Also, please leave us a spot in the driveway close to the house so we can bring our equipment in.

What can you do about pet stains?

These have to be pretreated before we can do the regular cleaning. If you have a good idea where the stains are then point them out and we can effectively treat them. If not then let us know. We have an instrument that will detect them. If the animal has urinated in the same area multiple times, there is most likely urine in the padding and even the floor. Regular cleaning and even spot treatment will not get all of it. The stain may reappear after it has dried. This is not because we didn’t clean it.  It is because during the drying process the urine that is below wicks up into the carpet. We can treat and clean this area again but because this is an extra trip there will be another small charge. 

Will my pet stop going in the same spot?

Most likely not. Unfortunately, animals get set into a habit and it is very hard to break them of it. The room may have to gated off in order to stop this. Also, animals have a keen sense of smell and they can smell the urine even if we have cleaned it multiple times.  So we can make no guarantee of total urine removal. 

How do you price carpet cleaning/ tile cleaning?

Estimates are always free. We feel that the fairest way is to measure the carpet to be cleaned. For example: Some companies say they will clean 4 rooms for a set price but when you get the details, you may find out that they consider a small hallway or foyer as one of the rooms. So in reality you aren’t getting as much cleaned for your money. Also in order to offer these specials they have to clean your carpet very quickly and will only go over the carpet one time. We on the other hand will clean the more soiled areas as much as is needed and will not cut any corners in our cleaning process. 

Do you Clean Tile or Area Rugs?

Yes, we can clean the tile on the same day as the carpets. We use the same cleaning truck mounted machine but we hook up a different cleaning wand for tile. You will be surprised at how clean this will get your tile and grout. Area rugs can be cleaned at your home IF they sit on ceramic tile or some other hard surface and NOT wood. Area rugs sitting on wood floor are best cleaned in our shop. We will take them with us, clean them, work on the fringes (if they have any) and then deliver the rugs back to you. If you wish to store the rugs then we will paper wrap them for you. We can also store the rug for you if you prefer.  Please call us for prices on the rug cleaning and storage. 

Do you do any rug repairs? 

Yes, we can have your rugs re-fringed, bound or repaired. Please call for prices for this service. 

Do you have any guarantees?

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Yes, we will try our best to do the very best work for you. All our technicians are trained and certified with IICRC. This means we have attended seminars and classes and learned the standards of carpet cleaning set out by IICRC an international organization that sets these standards.  Steve Fogg is a Master Technician; Sharon Fogg is a Journeyman Technician. Eric Fogg and James Rankin are Cleaning Technicians. 

If you would like to go to IICRC.org you can get much more information under the Consumer tab. 

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Email us or call us today at 609-645-1799 with more questions or concerns regarding our professional carpet cleaning services.

How often should I clean my carpets?

There are several things to consider when wondering how often you should have your carpets professionally cleaned. 

The time frames mentioned below are suggestions based on keeping your carpet looking it’s best for the longest time possible.  To get the most life out of your carpet, you’ll want to have it cleaned BEFORE it starts to show signs of wear.  Deep-down soil, that settles to the base of your carpet fibers can cause your carpet to break-down prematurely, shortening it’s lifespan.  Think of it as preventative maintenance – you change the oil in your car before the engine begins to make knocking noises, right?  Take the same good care of your carpet and it will last longer and look better.

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Warranty Work

Do you have a carpet warranty that you want to keep intact?  If yes, check your warranty paperwork.  Most carpet manufactures require that you have a professional steam cleaning (technically named a hot water extraction) once a year. If you don’t have a warranty that you’re concerned about, then you’ll want to consider the following variables when questioning how often you should have your carpet cleaned.

 

KIDS: 

They can do a number on your carpets.  A large family is wonderful, often providing a warm and inviting home.  More people simply means increased carpet traffic.  With children in the home, the suggested amount of time between professional carpet cleaning can range from 6 months to 1 year.  On average, about every 9 months it’s a good idea to have your carpet professionally cleaned.

PETS: 

We all love our pets!  Unfortunately with pets in the home, you should be having your carpet professionally cleaned every 6 to 12 months.  More frequently if your pet has bladder/urine issues.  The reason for more frequent cleanings is due to the fact that your pets drop dander, hair, and dust on your carpet fibers.  Frequent vacuuming can extend the time needed between professional cleanings, but frequent vacuuming can mean three times a week or more - and who has time for that? We can help with pet odors and stains!

ADULTS: 

If you live alone or with a partner and you are gentle with your carpet, it’s not un-common to go up to 2 years between professional cleanings.  You’ll have to judge the amount and kind of traffic that your carpet gets to determine what is best for your home.

To determine how often you should have your carpet professionally cleaned, consider the traffic your floors get and who is providing the traffic.  The greater average varies from home to home; from as often as every six months to more than two years.  Consider your standards of clean, foot (or paw) traffic, and your budget to help you determine how often you should have your carpet professionally cleaned.

Contact us today!