How long will my carpet take to dry?
The normal drying time is anywhere from 4 to 24 hours depending on weather, room temperature, air flow, and overall soiling conditions. Our systems heat range is much higher than your average carpet cleaning company which allows for faster dry times.
Will my carpet get dirty faster after I have it cleaned, or will spots come back?
No. What this question refers to is a sticky residue left behind from a cleaning detergent or store bought spotter such as Resolve. Advantage Steam uses a 100% balanced system. We do not use any sticky detergent based products. In fact, our system will work towards the removal of such detergents left behind from other carpet cleaners.
Is the cleaning process safe for my children and pets?
We use only the highest quality, safe cleaning agents on the market. We are equally concerned for the health and the safety of our clients, employees, and Mother earth. In fact, we have several clients who suffer from asthma and auto-immune. Our 10 step cleaning process helps keep their indoor air quality (IAQ) free and clean of allergens.
Can you treat my carpet for urine and pet damage?
Pet odor is a very common problem. At Advantage Steam we can assist you in solving minor pet damage problems to major ones that cause you endless, un-wanted headaches. We can help find the solution that works best for you and your family.
The main 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 problem that is multi-faceted. In addition, pet urine provides a breeding ground for bacteria, thus, contributing to and worsening the odor problem. It can also be a factor in causing permanent color loss of carpet fibers.
To eliminate pet damage, the urine must be removed or neutralized from each of the layers affected. If the contamination is limited to only the face yarn of the carpet than 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, treatment of the under-side of the carpet and the sub-floor may be required. In rare cases, sections of the contaminated carpet might need to be replaced. In all instances, this does not guarantee COMPLETE removal of urine and pet damage. However, the steps can be taken to satisfy your needs and wants.
Pet damage left untreated over a period of time can become absorbed into many of the porous materials in your home. This includes, but not limited to, draperies, sheet rock, base-boards, and even the concrete foundation. Owning pets can add to the challenges of your home maintenance. Advantage Steam is committed to helping you solve those challenges.
What is the difference between steam cleaning and dry cleaning?
Advantage Steam is a steam cleaning company. This process removes the maximum amount of soil and allergens from carpet and textiles. All carpet manufactures recommend steam cleaning as part of their warranty guidelines. In some cases, dry cleaning can void residential carpet warranties. We here at Advantage Steam are highly educated on all forms of carpet cleaning, so that we can meet the needs of all our clients.