Area Rug Pad

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 [...]

By |2019-08-20T21:59:26+00:00August 20th, 2019|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Area Rug Pad

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

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. [...]

By |2018-11-30T17:14:16+00:00November 30th, 2018|Carpet Care, Carpet Cleaning, Truckmount|Comments Off on How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?

Cleanville’s Gold Certified Equipment

Not all carpet cleaning systems are created equally. That is why Cleanville put countless hours of research into finding the right equipment to fit our goal of being the best carpet cleaning company in the Salt Lake City area. What we found, was a local company named Aero Tech mfg that produces truck mount carpet cleaning systems in North Salt Lake, UT. The cleaning system they manufacture is unparalleled in the industry in terms of vacuum power and water temperatures. In fact, it is so good that it received a GOLD seal of approval from the Carpet & Rug Institute, whom is the organization that determines the standards of performance in our industry. The CRI rates cleaning systems on the amount of soil removing capability, with GOLD being up to 90% of soil removed. There is not another cleaning system that can do better. The systems are equipped with dual wand capability, a rinse tank for neutralizing rinse, and they run off eco-friendly diesel engines. The reliability of the systems are also incredible, which means fewer break downs or missed appointments! So what does this mean to you; the consumer?... The MOST soil removal possible, the FASTEST drying times, and the HIGHEST level of sanitation for you and your family. While other companies can claim this, they do not have equipment capable of removing as much soil, or drying the carpet as fast. Imagine having your carpets dry in hours, not DAYS!   To experience the ultimate level of carpet, rug, upholstery, tile & grout, or stone cleaning, CALL CLEANVILLE today!

By |2016-08-17T17:59:04+00:00August 17th, 2016|Carpet Care, Truckmount|Comments Off on Cleanville’s Gold Certified Equipment

More Things To Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Welcome back to our two part series about finding the right carpet cleaner for your home. If you missed our first article on the subject, you can find it here. These are a few more tips on ways to vet potential carpet cleaners before hiring them and avoiding the mistake of hiring a cleaner that will do poor work. 1. Price Many people’s main consideration when looking for a service or product is the price. However, this is a dangerous game when it comes to carpet cleaners. If a company offers you a cheap price, you risk one of two problems by taking them up on it- they may do poor work, or they may end up added last minute fees to the original quote. Always ask the company if there are any additional fees you should know about before agreeing to have work done.   2. Cleaning Method Different companies will have different methods for cleaning your carpet, but at a bare minimum their method should include the five main principles of carpet cleaning as outlined by the IICRC.   Dry Soil Removal This is usually accomplished through vacuuming before other cleaning equipment is employed.   Soil Suspension This is the use of a pretreatment to “suspend” soils from the carpet fibers. Often the pretreatment is laid out, the carpet fibers are agitated to spread the treatment, and then the treatment is left to stand for a while so that the chemical reaction can be completed.   Soil Extraction After the soil has been suspended, it’s then extracted. There are a few ways of doing this, but the most common is through steam cleaning.   Grooming Grooming helps promote the continued performance of your [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 31st, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on More Things To Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Things You Should Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Carpet cleaning companies are a dime a dozen, but they’re not all the same. Choosing the wrong company has left many homeowners disappointed, and in need of having the work redone. Make the right call the first time by finding out these three things about a carpet cleaner before you hire them.   1. Certifications Most professional carpet cleaners are professionally certified, and it’s worth asking if this is the case for all the cleaners your company of choice employs. Look for certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration- the most well known training school for these types of professionals. If the workers are not properly trained, it may show through in their quality of work. Don’t be afraid to move on if the answer to this question is no.   2. Licensure and/or Insurance Different states have different licensure requirements for carpet cleaners. Find out what your state requires, and then ask about whether or not the company you are thinking of hiring has the necessary license.   If your state does not require carpet cleaners to hold licenses, insurance can be a great tip off for the legitimacy of a company. Anyone you hire to work in your home should have appropriate insurance to protect themselves as well as their customers.   3. Reviews and Testimonials The best way to know if any company is good is to talk to someone that has worked with them. Reach out to friends, family or coworkers and ask about who they’ve hired to clean their carpets. Ask for their feelings about how the work was conducted, and if they liked the result.   Barring that, online reviews can give you some idea of a [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 29th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Things You Should Know About Your Carpet Cleaner

Taking Good Care of Your Office Carpet

While commercial carpets are often much sturdier than residential carpet, they still need to be properly maintained in order to live a long, attractive life. Office carpets put up with a lot of abuse day in and day out, and this can take quite the toll on them if they are not being cleaned on a regular basis. The dirt trapped in your carpet is constantly agitating the carpet fibers with the help of all that foot traffic, which causes the carpet to wear more quickly than it otherwise would. So how do you prevent premature carpet wear? To prevent holey and balding carpeting, your office floor will need a bit more TLC than your carpets at home. Make sure that you are calling in professional cleaners at least every 6 months. If your office is particularly busy, you may need to clean them more often. As well, make sure that you’re taking good care of your carpets between carpet cleanings. Vacuuming every day will keep the dirt and grime at bay, and prevent surface dirt from becoming deeply embedded in your carpet fibers. In the long run, regular carpet cleanings will save you a lot of money on costly replacement carpet. Commercial carpeting is expensive! Don’t buy it sooner than you need to. Hire the professionals at Cleanville Carpetcare that know how to treat your carpet properly. We know what it takes to get the most life out of your carpets, and we go above and beyond the call of duty so that every customer is satisfied with their experience. You don’t cut corners in your business, so don’t hire carpet cleaners that do. Articles with this disclaimer may not represent the beliefs or core values [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 27th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on Taking Good Care of Your Office Carpet

5 Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Mold

Moisture. It’s the worst nemesis of most flooring types and an annoying (and costly) issue for many homeowners. It doesn’t take that much water for mold to start forming, and mold can be dangerous to your home and your health. Carpets can be particularly vulnerable and carpet mold can remain undetected for quite a while. So how can you and your family protect yourselves from mold and water related damage? Here are a few tips for dealing with moisture and keeping it out of your carpets.   1. Clean And Dry Water Damage Immediately When water damage strikes, it’s important to move quickly. Soak up as much of the water as possible with a wet/dry vacuum and absorbent towels. If you don’t have a vacuum that will work, you can often rent them from carpet cleaning companies. Put out fans to dry the affected area as quickly as possible. Large amounts of water damage may require scrubbing with carpet cleaner and bleach to remove mold that may be forming under the carpet.   2. Remove All Furniture from the Room Mold can form on or under your furniture, so be sure to clear the room of furniture and rugs after a flood. Check the condition of your rugs and furniture. Then clean them thoroughly to combat mold and remove any grime that may have been present in the water. Return furniture to the room only after the carpet has had time to dry.   3. Get a Dehumidifier A dehumidifier will help create an arid environment indoors that will allow the carpet to dry more quickly and prevent the formation of mold and mildew.   4. Steam Clean Your Carpet After excessive water damage has taken place, [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 25th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Prevent Water Damage and Mold

7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 2

Welcome back to our two part series on cleaning and maintaining your rugs. If you have not read our first article in this series, 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 1, make sure you check out that page first. Here are the last 3 steps you need to know to properly clean your area rug at home. 5. Remove Excess Water Before you lay your rug out to dry, you should get as much water out of the rug as possible. A rubber window squeegee is a great tool to use for this. Carefully squeeze the water out of your carpet, always pulling with the rug’s nap, never against it. Once you no longer see water being forced out, you are done.   6. Lay Flat to Dry Once all excess water is removed, lay the rug out to dry, rotating once to make sure the front and back both dry fully. Do not replace the carpet until it has dried completely.   7. Gently Brush Out Fibers Once after a rug dries the fibers are left stiff and feeling different than they were before. If the fibers of your rug feel stiff, you can brush them out with a soft brush or vacuum it to loosen them again. Over time, the fibers will loosen (and soften) right up.   Once you’ve completed all these steps, return your rug to the appropriate room and enjoy how clean and vibrant it looks and feels again! For more helpful home cleaning tips, check out our other articles. Need help cleaning your carpets? Don’t have the time or the space to clean your rugs properly? For full service carpet and stone cleaning, contact Cleanville in Salt Lake [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 21st, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 2

7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 1

It’s time for some spring cleaning, and there’s no better place to start than with your carpet. If you’ve got an area rug somewhere in your home, we’d like to show you how you can clean it yourself, and get a little bit of that nice feeling that comes from freshly shampooed carpets. While regular vacuuming is recommended to keep your rug clean and allergen free, you should only have to deep clean your rug every 12 to 18 months. Here are the first 4 steps to a clean rug and a cleaner home.     1. Vacuum and Prepare the Rug Start by removing all of the loose dirt and dust from your carpet. Vacuum it on both sides to prepare it for washing. Move the rug outside or to another area where you’ll be able to wash and rinse it without damaging nearby flooring.   2. Mix Your Cleaning Agent and Test It Whether you choose a professional carpet shampoo from the store or a simple mixture made with a mild household cleaning agent and cold water, always test it on a small piece of carpet before proceeding. Check for color fading and bleeding on your spot test. If it comes out without any negative side effects, it’s time to clean the carpet.   3. Scrub Using a soft brush or a firm sponge, scrub the cleaning agent deep into your carpet until you work it into a lather. Allow the rug to soak like this for a few minutes before rinsing.   4. Rinse Rinse the carpet thoroughly with a hose until the water runs clear.You’re not done yet! Make sure to check out 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 2 of [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 19th, 2016|Carpet Care, Rug Cleaning|Comments Off on 7 Steps to a Clean Rug: Part 1

How Often Should I Have My Carpet Professionally Cleaned?

Carpet cleaning is important not just for keeping your home feeling fresh and clean, but also for keeping your carpet in the best shape possible for the longest period of time. Improper maintenance of your carpet can actually cause you to need to replace it sooner, so it’s important to stay on top of it. But just how often do you need a professional deep clean? There are a few factors that go into knowing when it’s time to hire someone to clean your carpets. 1. Clean Your Carpets Before They Start Looking Gross Your carpets are dirtier than they appear, and by the time you can see the wear they're already overdue for a clean.   2. Clean Your Carpets as Often as Your Warranty Dictates If you have a warranty on your carpet, make sure to check how often you are required to have your carpet cleaned in order to maintain that warranty. Often, warranties will require you to have your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year, but it may change from manufacturer to manufacturer.   3. Clean Your Carpets More Often if You Have and/or Pets If you have children or pets in your home, you’ll need to clean your carpets every 6 to 12 months to keep them well maintained.  Between cleanings, be sure that you are vacuuming frequently to deal with the hair and dander that your pets leave behind. If your pets are not yet house trained and have frequent accidents, you’ll need to have your carpets done even more frequently to prevent permanent damage and unpleasant odors.   4. Clean Your Carpets Based on Your Foot Traffic One of the best ways to know how frequently you [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:05:44+00:00May 15th, 2016|Carpet Care, Carpet Cleaning|Comments Off on How Often Should I Have My Carpet Professionally Cleaned?