Get that tile and grout floor clean!

RESTORE TILE TO LIKE NEW CONDITION

Cleaning tile floors by hand is hard work. It’s messy, uncomfortable—and impossible to get the deep-clean results that come with professional tile and grout cleaning. That’s because grout, which is a porous material, collects dirt, grime and spills, often discoloring the surface. Regular mopping and spot cleaning don’t reach the hidden dirt that lies deep within the pores of your grout lines. Our professional tile and grout cleaning service restores the luster to your floors, making them look like new.

At Foggs, our floor tile cleaners achieve far better results than any hand cleaning could ever do. Our trained technicians begin by inspecting your floor to determine the best treatment process and the proper cleaning agent. Next, our state-of-the-art tile steam cleaners yield a high-pressure water and vacuum combination that extracts dirt from deep within the tile and the pores of your grout. Although it’s safe and gentle on your floors, our unique tile and grout cleaning wand is highly effective.

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SEAL THE DEAL

Once the tile is clean, a finishing coat of our clear sealant or color sealant protects your grout and keeps it looking great. Stanley Steemer’s clear sealant penetrates the grout surface to create a protective barrier against spills and permanent stains. It also ensures that future tile and grout cleanings yield the best possible results.

Like always, Foggs makes tile and grout cleaning easy and hassle-free. An average-size room (up to 300 square feet) takes only 30 to 60 minutes to clean. Times vary based on tile size, amount of soil in the grout lines, and room configuration. If you choose to include sealant, it typically takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. We recommend waiting 30 minutes before walking on the floor so the sealant can dry properly. Because it takes 24 hours to cure completely, avoid any liquid from coming in contact with the sealant during that time.

TIPS FOR TILE AND GROUT CLEANING:

  • To ensure the lasting beauty of your tile floor and to preserve the life of sealants, use a specific Tile & Grout Cleaner.
  • Always vacuum/sweep before mopping to eliminate as much dry soil as possible.
  • Always rinse after you mop.
  • Avoid bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners that might break down sealants.

MAKE SURE TO CONTACT US TODAY!

Labor Day: Carpet, Tile, Rugs and Furniture Sale!

You want the best service at the best price. When looking for a deal in the area you don’t want just a low price you want top notch service that is better than anyone else. 

 This Labor Day get the Red Carpet treatment when you call Foggs!

This Labor Day get the Red Carpet treatment when you call Foggs!

We here at Foggs understand. That is what we want too when looking for home services! Often times we will look at Yelp, the Yellow Pages or Google for ratings. We use these services all the time ourselves. The only issue is that when you are a small company getting customers to take the time to leave a review can be a challenge. Some companies basically ‘bribe’ a client to leave a review by offering them a discount but as is clearly stated in all of these review sites terms of service this is a big no-no.

Foggs Carpet Cleaning and Restoration works hard to be the most honest carpet cleaning company in the South New Jersey area. As a family run business our carpet cleaning staff have been with us for years not months like with other companies. Steve and Eric have been cleaning carpets for decades and still run our routes regularly.

Our customers who own rentals in the Margate area have especially found that not only a good price but great customer service is critical. Due to the specific issues that rental properties face along the Jersey Shore we have become the go to company for carpet cleaning. 

Check out some of the comments our customers have made to us over the years. Better yet contact us today to see for yourself just how good we really are.

With the kids going back to school, now is the best time to get your carpets and rugs cleaned! Since the kids won’t be home all day to mess up your beautiful carpets and rugs you can feel good about getting them cleaned and them staying clean, at least a little longer...  ;)

To help you get your house organized for the new school year we are offering 10% off our carpet and rug cleaning services. Just mention the discount when you call or email us and we will make sure to give you the 10% off. 

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.