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 [...]
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!
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. [...]
Hello friends! Today I want to talk about the rug cleaning market in SLC. A quick Google search will yield a list of results that shows a number of different carpet cleaning companies that say they can "clean" your area and oriental rugs. There are also a couple of rug retail stores that offer rug cleaning as a service as well. And, of course, you will see Cleanville Rug Care on the list! So what should you look for when choosing a company to professionally clean your expensive textiles? 1. *** Make sure they are not going to clean your hand knotted/wool/silk/viscose/etc... rugs with their HOT WATER truck mounted carpet cleaning system!!! 2. Do they know the differences between rug types, fiber types, and how to clean them respectively? 3. Do they have a submersion wash setup for doing a thorough cleaning on your heavily soiled rugs? 4. Do they have the proper and adequate insurance? 5. Can they pickup and deliver your rugs? 6. Do they offer a fiber protector application after cleaning? 7. Will they let you watch the rug cleaning process or see the cleaning area? 8. Do they stay current on all the latest cleaning methods and tools in the industry? 9. Do they have reviews and testimonials to back up their claims?? Those are just some of the concerns you should have when you are shopping for a rug cleaning professional in your area. We get asked a lot of these questions every day and want to make sure the public is informed on the rug cleaning process and why you shouldn't have an average carpet cleaning company clean your valuable investments. Rug cleaning is not an easy task and [...]
At Cleanville, we care about the community we live and work in, including the people and animals that live in the Salt Lake City area. As a member of the community for over 20 years, we try to return the love that we have received over the past two decades by giving back to local organizations. For 2016, we made a donation to The Best Friends Animal Society of Utah and have partnered with The Humane Society of Utah as a corporate sponsor. We were able to donate 10 % of the profits from the month of March to the Humane Society of Utah. Each donation to the Humane SOciety of Utah helps them achieve their goal of being a no-kill animal shelter, and last year they achieved that status by having their first no-kill year for cats and dogs! We are honored to be able to contribute to such a successful and meaningful cause that is right in our backyard. For the past few years, Cleanville has also been donating to the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah, which is another local organization that helps pets find homes. The goal of the Best Friends Animal Society of Utah is also to be a no-kill organization, and they rely on donations to help make that possible. So why hire to Cleanville for carpet cleaning, rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, stone cleaning, VCT cleaning and refinishing, or any of our other services? Because we CARE! Your money is not only going towards helping us grow and become a better company, but it is also being put towards great organizations around the area! Visit our website to see some of the other great organizations we are partnered [...]