As design trends continue to change and new fibers are introduced into homes, us textile cleaners have the responsibility of keeping up on those trends and learning how to clean said new products. Unfortunately, there is a current boom in the home decor world and it is a fiber called "Viscose." Let's take a look at why this fiber is throwing cleaners for a loop... and why you should avoid purchasing it! Viscose, which is also known as; art silk, bamboo silk, faux silk, rayon, modal, and other names, is a cellulosic fiber that is cleaning nightmare. It is sold as an environmentally friendly fiber, but numerous lawsuits and a quick examination of the manufacturing process will prove it to be the opposite. The major issues are that the fiber is not meant to be wet cleaned, and it has a very short usable lifespan because of its very poor wear characteristics. So why would textile mills start injecting this fiber into every category of home decor? Price, and how it feels. It is a very inexpensive fiber that can be sold as silk by some shady manufacturers and it even has the almost same feel of a high end silk fiber. How has the cleaning industry responded? At first, most rug cleaners tried cleaning viscose rugs with conventional cleaning methods that work for wool or synthetic rugs. We quickly realized that those methods only created issues when cleaning rugs containing viscose fibers. The fiber does not respond well to cleaning with water, due to the fact it turns brown/yellow as it dries and gets very stiff... Not the result you want! Most cleaners decided to turn away viscose rugs all together, while others kept [...]
Today we will cover the scary topic of cleaning wool and why it really is not that scary (if you call Cleanville). You have probably heard the nightmare stories of people ruining their very expensive wool carpets or rugs by cleaning them with DIY methods. While there are a lot of articles and videos online that try to make you believe that wool is un-cleanable and can shrink if you clean it, etc... We at Cleanville are CERTIFIED Wool Safe experts! https://www.woolsafeacademy.org/ Why is being Wool Safe certified important when choosing a professional cleaning company to take care of your wool textiles? We are highly educated in all matters of wool fiber cleaning We pursue continued education and staying aware of industry trends The ability to network with other top cleaners in the industry to solve unique issues when they arise We have over 20 years experience with cleaning wool carpet and area rugs We use products that are Wool Safe certified by an independent testing agency So whether it is wall to wall carpet, or area rugs, Cleanville has you covered! Our staff is prepared to handle your high end wool fibers and help make them last as long as possible. We also offer stain guard protection that is Wool Safe certified! It is specially formulated for the unique characteristics of wool and will protect against stains from acid dyes (drinks, urine, vomit, etc) and dry soiling. Call us today to ask any questions you might have and to schedule an appointment!
To our valued Cleanville clients: I hope this finds you safe and healthy. As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. The work we do is critical to many of our clients and companies and we’re committed to being there for you in any way that we can. Our steam cleaning and sanitation services are needed now more than ever. During this time, we are currently open our regular hours of operation. Mon – Fri, 8 am – 4:30 pm. Please call ahead when dropping off rugs at our office. We are working diligently to ensure you that there will not be any disruption in our services. As the news regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve on a daily basis, we are closely following guidance from the WHO, CDC, and local authorities to ensure we have the right plans and resources in place to remain your partners in business and success. As a precaution, please inform us immediately if anyone in your home or organization is feeling ill and we will postpone any scheduled jobs until conditions are improved. Please do not hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help in any way that we possibly can. Best Regards, Cleanville Carpet, Rug, & Stone Care
You have probably heard the terms Scotch Guard, Stain Guard, Protector, or MicroSeal before... but what exactly do these products do? First of all; not all carpets and rugs are created equal! There are several different fiber types that rugs and carpets are constructed with, and they all behave differently when it comes to stain resistance and cleaning. To put it simply, most synthetic carpet (especially nylon) comes with a form of stain guard from the mill it is produced in. That protector is applied to the fibers and baked on. However, after 2-4 years of traffic wear and cleaning, etc, the stain guard coating wears off and does not offer the same protection as when it was new. Wool and other natural fibers, on the other hand, generally do not come with any sort of added protection! That means you have a textile, whether it is carpet, upholstery, or a rug that has no protection against spills, spots, food, or pets! This is where Cleanville comes in to protect your investments! We offer fiber stain guard application on just about any type of textile you have - wall to wall carpet, oriental & area rugs, upholstery, and more. We have several different stain guard products available to use, depending on the fiber it is going on. One MAJOR benefit of the product we use is that it contains what is called acid-dye blockers. Why do you need acid-dye blockers? Well, almost every substance that is going to permanently stain your textiles is acidic! Drinks, pet urine, vomit, and many other harmful substances are acids that easily and permanently dye your vulnerable fibers. The acid-dye blockers in the protector we use fill empty dye sites [...]
We all love the look of a beautiful stone floor! It has a natural beauty that can really be seen and appreciated when it is cleaned and maintained. When it comes time to care for your stone floors, you just need to make one call to Cleanville! We are experts in stone cleaning, restoration, sealing, and polishing. Our experts can recommend the correct maintenance program for your needs and we will work together to keep your beautiful investment in top shape! We care for the following types of stone surfaces: Granite Marble Limestone Travertine Slate Flagstones Quartz and MORE! We recommend getting your floors professionally deep cleaned at least once per year for most situations. Our deep cleaning process is able to remove the dirt and soils that are ground in to the surface of the stone and grout lines by using a very effective cleaning solution, agitation, and steam cleaning rinse. You are left with a beautiful surface that is ready to be re-sealed by our technician. We also offer scratch removal and polishing services for limestone based stones, like marble and travertine. Call for custom pricing! Thanks for stopping by :) -Cleanville
A question we get asked regularly is "Should I have a pad under my rug?" In general, yes you should have a pad under your rug. However, there are a lot of options! Let's dive into the world of rug pad, or "underlay", and help you decide what is right for you and your rugs! When do you need a rug pad? Whenever your rug, be it tufted, hand knotted, flat woven, or machine made, is going on a hard surface - you should use a pad. There is a BIG safety concern with the rug sliding around on a hard surface. Also, the rug will last much longer if it is not being wrinkled up and worn out from sliding around on the floor. Lastly, there is a cushion provided by the pad when heavy furniture is placed on the rug, which can stress backing fibers and cause damage. Should you use a rug pad when the rug is going over carpet? Absolutely! There are rug made specifically for that application and they keep the rug from moving around and becoming wrinkled. Wrinkles = trip hazards and premature wear! So... which rug pad? Not all rug pads are created equal. That waffle foam stuff you buy at any home store...? DO NOT USE! That will cause more damage than good and we highly recommend staying away from it. If that pad is used on concrete, stone, or hardwood floors, it will eventually bond to the floor and cause a headache of refinishing your fine flooring surface. I repeat: DO NOT USE. So now that we got that covered, what are some professional grade options for you? We carry and highly recommend the products made [...]
Spring has finally sprung! After a long and wet winter, we are finally in the beautiful days of Spring! The salt is off the roads and the sidewalks are clear again. However, your home's carpet is probably ready for a professional deep cleaning to get rid of the winter soils. Although there are many carpet cleaners in Salt Lake City, Park City, and the surrounding areas, it is important to choose the right one! Cleanville is your best choice for getting the stubborn spots, fine sandy soiling, and allergens out of your carpets for many reasons! Reason #1: The best equipment in the industry! That means faster dry times, more reliability, the deepest clean possible, and longer lasting carpet! Reason #2: Highly trained & friendly technicians! Our technicians are the best! They are experts at removing tough spots and handling pet odors. Reason #3: Unrivaled customer service! Check our Google 5 star reviews! We will provide the best customer service experience you have ever had! Reason #4: Full service company! We do it all: upholstery cleaning carpet cleaning stone cleaning tile & grout cleaning flood water restoration oriental & area rug cleaning wood floor deep cleaning and more!
Your rugs are some of your most prized possessions! In order to keep them looking and feeling the best they can be, here are a few rug care tips from the Utah rug cleaning experts at Cleanville! We will cover: Dry soil removal Spot removal Wearing evenly Preventing moth and beetle damage Avoiding UV fading Rugs and pets How to remove dry soils and everyday contaminants: The most important part of rug care (and carpet care) is dry soil removal on a consistent basis. This can be done many ways! The most popular method is vacuuming, which helps remove sand, soil, pet hair, and air pollutants. We recommend a vacuum that has a gentle brush and is adjusted to the proper height. Aggressive brushes will prematurely wear your rug fiber and cause damage. For shaggy rugs, use a vacuum that you can turn the beater bar off, or a suction only canister type vacuum. Vacuum as often as needed according to your foot traffic and environment. Smaller rugs should be shaken out monthly if possible. Removing spots: Spots can be an eyesore on an otherwise perfect rug! Depending on what the source is, here are a few simple techniques you can try for removing a spot. First, remove excess of whatever caused the spot. This can be done with a spatula, or a vacuum if it is dry. If it is a liquid, it is best to start removing it as soon as it happens! Use a towel or spot extraction machine if you have one. Absorb everything you can with the clean towel and then assess the spot. If there is color left behind from the contaminant, you can try wetting another clean towel [...]
A question we get asked ALL the time is "How often should I clean my carpet?" Lucky for you guys, today I am going to discuss what the best answer is to that question! First of all, the short answer is... It depends! What does that mean? Well, it depends on where you live, how many people live in your house, how many pets you have, how often you have guests, whether or not everyone takes their shoes off, if you eat on your carpet, how often you vacuum, and what kind of carpet you have - and more! The answers to those questions determine how often you should clean your carpets because all of those factors contribute to adding more dirt and soiling to your carpet. The number of people in the home greatly increases the amount of soiling because each person tracks in dirt and sheds millions of skin cells per day! The same goes for having guests over, and especially when they do not remove their shoes. Besides people, pets are one of the largest contributors to adding soiling to your carpets. They do not wipe their feet when they come in from the muddy outdoors, they drool, they shed, they rub their oily hair all over the carpet, and can sometimes have accidents on the carpets. In summary, the more people or pets you have in your home, the more often you need to vacuum and have your carpets professionally cleaned. Now that we discussed the cause of the soiling, we can discuss how to remove it and how often. A common misconception about carpet cleaning is that it makes your carpet resoil faster, or causes it to wear out faster. [...]
Now that summer is over and the holidays are here... it is time to get those area rugs cleaned! The process of getting your valuable rugs cleaned can be scary at first, but have no fear! According to our 60+ 5 star Google reviews, Cleanville is the preferred choice for oriental and area rug cleaning in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. We are focused on making the process as easy and quick as possible for getting our clients' rugs cleaned and back to them! So, how exactly does the process go? Just make a call to us at 801-488-0088 or bring your rugs in to our facility at 411 W. Ironwood Drive in Salt Lake! We can also pick up large rugs if needed (for a small fee). Once we see and inspect your rugs, we will give you an estimate on cleaning costs and get started on them right away. What kind of rugs can we clean? Just about any and all of them! Wool rugs, synthetic rugs, silk rugs, rayon rugs, viscose rugs, animal fur rugs, carpet rugs, old rugs, new rugs, and everything in between! For most rugs, the cleaning turnaround is about 4-7 business days. When your rug is cleaned to our satisfaction, you will receive a phone call from our office and you can let us know if you want to pick up your rugs or need them delivered. Payment is due at the time of pickup. We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. Please give us a call or email with any other questions! We hope you will find your experience at Cleanville to be not as scary as you imagined!