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Our Services

CARPET CLEANING

Marshall Cleaning Service provides excellent, professional service to business located in and around the Knoxville area. Marshall’s strong reputation has given them the right to be called Knoxville’s #1 Carpet Cleaning Company. Marshall uses the very best state-of-the-art truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment; the most proven techniques and the the highest training standards for all of our team members. Marshall provides each of their customers with a 100% satisfaction GUARANTEE! Marshall stands behind their work each and every time.

 

Marshall proudly services restaurants, hotels, funeral homes, theaters, office buildings, schools, day care centers, retirement communities, nursing homes, churches and other prominent businesses in the community. Marshall understands the importance of providing quality service at a time that is most convenient for you and your customers.

 Marshall provides 24 hour service – just ask how we can best serve you!

No job is too large – whether it is a whole convention center or a small business reception – or just your favorite office chair, our team of trained professionals are available and ready to serve. Don’t wait until stains and scuffs accumulate. Keep carpet and renovation costs low by regular maintenance through out the year. Let Marshall Cleaning Service keep your business spot-free and beautiful every day of the year.

  • Marshall creates customized commercial cleaning maintenance programs, tailored to meet the specific needs of your business and facility. Get a free consultation to discuss your needs and opportunities.
  • Scheduled, regular cleanings will keep your facility looking great and may extend the time needed between major services.
  • Auto scheduling allows you to receive regular notifications so you never miss a cleaning and always look your best.
  • Marshall Cleaning Service pays special attention to high traffic and major access areas which can reduce traffic carrying soil and other particles into diverse parts of the building. This lowers maintenance costs overall.

Call 865-414-9537 to discover how Marshall can help your business!

 

Marshall Cleaning Service also offers:

  • Carpet & Rug Cleaning
  • Tile & Grout Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Allergy Relief
  • Pet Treatments
  • Pressure Washing
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Hard-surface Cleaning
  • Hardwood Floor Cleaning
SCOTCHGUARD PROTECTION

Once your carpet is professionally cleaned, we highly recommend protecting your investment and extending the life of your carpet. It is an inexpensive upfront cost while doubling the length of time between cleanings. Let us cut your long term costs in half! Marshall Cleaning Service uses the highest quality carpet protection and floor sealants to maintain that clean look and prevent future spills and stains from setting. We strongly suggest this service for the continued maintenance of your carpets, rugs and upholstery. This protection helps repel ground-in dirt and tough stains from surfacing again. Marshall provides maximium protection for your home at a low cost. The result of having Scotchguard applied to your carpet, rugs or upholstery is that your fabric will look better and last longer.

 


  Five Reasons Your Business Should Always Get Carpet Protector  1.  Reduces permanent stains. A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected carpet doesn’t repel spillage as well as protected carpet. Being able to remove spots and spills more effectively, you can avoid permanent staining. 2.  Helps save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed. Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a knife. This damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet. By applying protector, you will increase the life of your carpet dramatically. When you vacuum your protected carpet the soils will release from the carpet pile much more effectively. 3.  Make spots easier to remove.The easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaner you will have to use. The less agitation you will have to use, and the less time it will take. Many spots can be removed easily with just water. 4.  Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. Having protector applied to your carpet will enhance your next cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned. 5.  Helps avoid costly service calls. Although you want to call us out to handle any spot you cannot remove immediately, carpet protector helps you remove more spots than you could without protector. You may be able to save a minimum charge by removing the spot yourself. The result of having Scotchguard applied to your businesses carpet, rugs or upholstery is that your fabric will look better and last longer.

CARPET CLEANING

PRESSURE WASHING

PRESSURE WASHING

Do you own or manage a commercial property in need of deep cleaning? Maintaining the cleanliness and safety of your commercial property should be a top priority, as your property often makes the first impression on your potential customers. If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the current state of your restaurant, retail store or other commercial property, consider how Marshall Cleaning Service can help you improve your company’s image. By offering top-quality commercial pressure washing in Knoxville, Alcoa, Maryville, Oak Ridge and the surrounding areas Marshall Cleaning delivers safe, convenient solutions to help your business make the right impression and avoid safety hazards. Make the right impression. Would you walk into an important  business meeting with badly stained shirt or blouse? Certainly not, as we all know how difficult it can be to overcome a negative first impression. Since your sidewalks and storefront are the first things your customers see when they step onto your property, its cleanliness has the opportunity to make a great first impression. Marshall Cleaning Service helps you keep your property looking clean and inviting by going the extra mile. To ensure that your customers notice the cleanliness of your property, we offer cleaning services safe for all widely used construction materials. These materials include EFIS (DRY-VIT or synthetic stucco), brick, Hardie products, wood, stucco, metal siding and more. Avoid safety hazards. Dirty concrete is not only unsightly… it’s also a safety hazard. When slippery dirt, grime and mildew form on your property’s outdoor surfaces, you put your customers and employees at risk of falling when entering and exiting your building. Since private businesses are faced with nearly 3 million workplace injuries every year, managers and business owners across the country are looking for ways to improve the safety of their commercial properties. Marshall Cleaning Service helps you to create a cleaner, safer business environment by removing buildup from dumpster pads, parking lots, sidewalks, drive-thru’s, entry ways, grease trap areas and more. Clean with convenience. If you maintain a commercial property of any kind, you already know that widespread cleaning processes are especially challenging to undertake when customers and tenants are present. At Marshall Cleaning Service we understand this challenge. We know that it can be difficult to strike the right balance between scheduling regular property cleanings and avoiding disruptions for both employees and customers. That’s why we are happy to provide cleaning services for your property during non-business hours. Drastically improving your property’s image does not have to interfere with your daily business routine. We have the experience and equipment to make your commercial property stand out from the crowd, without any of the disruptions caused by other alternatives.

SPECIALTY STAIN REMOVAL

Rust Stains Rust stains are a common problem for many properties. Rust stains cannot be removed with high pressure water. Specialty chemicals are required to remove rust stains safely. At Marshall Cleaning Service, we SAFELY remove rust stains from virtually any surface. Battery Acid Stains Battery acid stains are especially common where golf carts travel, but can be found anywhere from driveways to parking garages. Marshall Cleaning Service can safely remove these stains from concrete using industry leading chemicals. Battery acid stains are an orange to brown color and are impossible to remove without a specialized chemical treatment. OIL & GREASE Marshall Cleaning Service uses ultra high temperature water and heavy duty industrial grade degreasers to deep clean oil from concrete and other surfaces. Parking lots, shop floors , drive thru’s, and parking garages almost always have these types of stains. ORGANIC STAINS Tree sap, algae, mold and mildew are just a few types of organic stains found in the middle Tennessee area. These types of stains occur on almost every building material used in construction. The location of a structure plays a key role in organic stains, north facing sides and heavily shaded areas are more to subject to organic type stains because the U.V. rays prohibit bacteria growth. Marshall Cleaning Service can safely remove organic stains from virtually any surface, ask us about special treatments that prevent organic stains from returning for up to 5 years! Metal Oxide stains When water drips from one type of surface onto another, oxidation stains can occur. Similar to rust, oxidation stains can be very tricky to remove. Often times a mild acid or restoration chemical is used the removal process, which can require several applications to achieve the best results. Some common scenarios that would generate metal oxide stains are: Runoff on a wall from a copper roof , runoff from aluminum window frames, and drip marks from leaking gutters. Efflorescence removal Efflorescence is a whitish, powdery deposit on the surface of a masonry material. It is formed as mineral-rich water rises to the surface through capillary action and then evaporates. Efflorescence usually consists of gypsum, salt, or calcite. Marshall Cleaning Service uses only the highest grade products for efflorescence removal, resulting in outstanding results. For efflorescence removal in Knoxville, TN or surrounding areas, trust the professionals at Marshall Cleaning Service!

WHAT DOES OUR SERVICE MEAN FOR YOU?
  • Our process removes the dirt, grime, oil, and bacteria
  • Restores your floors to a like-new appearance
  • We use EPA and environmentally friendly solutions
  • Licensed and insured
  • Monthly Maintenance Program
  • We specialize in floor care, all work guaranteed
  • Highly Trained Experts
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Patented Technology

TILE CLEANING THAT HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY PEOPLE SEE CLEAN. OUR PROCESS RESTORES YOUR FLOORS BACK TO THEIR NATURAL BEAUTY! Marshall Cleaning Service is committed to providing the best service along with the most advanced technology in tile & grout cleaning to every customer. We are passionate about clean floors as well as redefining what our customers see as clean. Many first time customers are amazed at the level of clean our equipment can provide. Our trained technicians convey our passion for excellence to every job and to every customer. We look forward to being of service to you!

TILE & GROUT CLEANING

Did you know that  tile and other hard surfaces are becoming increasingly commonplace in many business today?  The Marshall  tile cleaning process extracts the dirt from your tile floors, removing it from deep within the pores of the grout. In almost no time, we clean, restore and protect your tired-looking tiles, eliminating the expense that comes with total replacement. First, Marshall inspects your floors to determine the best treatment plan. Then our trained technicians use a proprietary high-pressure rotary tool with dual rotating jets to clean your tile and grout. We utilize this tool with our state-of-the-art truck-mounted system.  Then we apply specific cleaners that strip away any waxy buildup and extract the dirt from deep within the tile and pores of your grout. It’s no secret that traffic can be heavy at certain times of the day and on special occasions. Spills and stains appear quickly, transforming your tile floors from beautiful to not so beautiful. Our trained technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to create a high-pressure water and vacuum combination that suctions the dirt from deep within the tile and grout. The entire process takes about 25 to 50 minutes for an average-size room, but businesses with large tiled areas should allow for additional time.  Marshall provides fully customized monthly maintenance programs – be sure to ask Marshall for details. There are several factors to consider when deciding how often Marshall tile cleaning should take place. But cleaning frequency is directly related to the amount of traffic your business consumes. However, routine maintenance affects how often your tile and grout needs to be professionally cleaned. The Marshall tile cleaning process may be gentle on your floors, but it is highly effective at getting the dirt out. Allow Marshall tile cleaning to arrest your dirt – giving your tile the fresh start its needed. Arrest your dirt today and keep your Tile & Grout looking new by calling Marshall at 865-414-9537.

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR WORKPLACE TILE LOOKING NEW

Your business is no exception.  On any given day, your place of business takes on a substantial amount of foot traffic. Add bad weather and deliveries to the mix, and it’s easy to understand how floors get dirty. You already know that regular cleanings are necessary to maintain a clean look and to extend the life of your investment, but there’s more that can be done. In fact, Marshall recommends that you share these Marshall tile care tips with your custodial staff and also with your employees.

 

  • Avoid scratches and scrapes from things like chairs and furniture, whenever possible. Scratches and cracks provide an easy opening for dirt to enter. Placing protective mats under chairs and furniture helps to minimize the problem.
  • Instruct the cleaning staff to wash tile regularly with a neutral cleaner and remove water as soon as possible.
  • Ask the cleaning staff to vacuum regularly.
  • Caution your cleaning personnel against using wax on your tile floors.
  • Warn the cleaning staff against using ammonia-based cleaners and bleach that can discolor your grout.
  • Ask for the help of everyone in your business by asking them to clean up spills quickly. This will help to avoid discoloration from possible chemicals in the liquid.

Marshall tile care helps to keep your business environment looking its best. Visitors appreciate the clean, well-kept atmosphere, and you get the added benefit of long-term protection of your investment.

SEALING

Marshall sealing for tile & grout provides you with quality and reliability against future spills and stains. Once the tile is clean, a finishing coat of our clear sealant protects your grout and keeps it looking incredible. Marshall’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. 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.

Marshall makes tile and grout cleaning easy and hassle-free. An average-size room (up to 300 square feet) takes up to an hour 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 a total of 2 to 3 hours to complete.

WHY SEAL GROUT

Sealer is going to reduce the appearance of any stains that could accumulate on the grout and on the tile. Moisture is going to become more difficult to build up in and around the surface with sealing as well. In rooms that have a lot of steam and humidity, a lot of moisture can get into the grout and destroy the tiles.

Grout that is sealed is a lot easier to clean than unsealed grout. Once the grout has been sealed, it should be cleaned and maintained with a ph neutral cleaner. By properly cleaning the grout you will notice that the grout will stay in better condition for a longer period of time.

The overall cost is going to be more efficient with a sealer over the grout. Grout tends to wear away more quickly when it is not sealed, so it will crack and become hard to manage. This will force you to replace it more often than if it was sealed, leading to higher costs overall. By adding a sealer, you are ensuring the grout will benefit your floor for a longer period of time. 

TILE & GROUT CLEANING

UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

Don’t toss your favorite sofa just because it’s lost its luster over time.  Marshall Cleaning Service offers a thorough upholstery cleaning service that can restore your favorite chair or couch to its original luster. Getting your upholstery professionally cleaned by Marshall can even extend the life of your furniture. Upholstery Cleaning Process Whether your upholstered furniture is natural or synthetic, our upholstery cleaning process can help revive and extend the life your couch or loveseat.  First, our technicians test the fabric for colorfastness and fiber type.  We use a pH balanced pre-conditioner to loosen soil and dirt. Our commercial quality extraction methods use proper suction, heat and rinse pressure to produce the best results. All fabric is pre-vacuumed, pre-treated, and rinsed with our very low moisture method (typically dry in 2 hrs).  All of our Marshall trucks carry a wide verity of pre-conditioners and the speciality tools needed to perform the proper cleaning. Amazing Dri-Steam, New Patented Technology!

DRI-STEAM

DRI-STEAM UPHOLSTERY TOOL Our upholstery cleaning tool is nothing short of amazing!  High Flow/Low Moisture super-cleaning for fabrics that in the past could only be dry-cleaned is now a reality.  Using a hypervelocity fluid stream, this tool shears away soil without over-wetting or allowing any over-spray.  High flow Jetless Cleaning Technology leaves the fabric cleaner and 50% drier.  Marshall’s trained technicians can show you the benefits of this amazing tool and technology. Your fabrics will be dry in 1-2 hours allowing your business not to have any down time.

SCOTCHGUARD PROTECTION

Once your carpet is professionally cleaned, we highly recommend protecting your investment and extending the life of your carpet. It is an inexpensive upfront cost while doubling the length of time between cleanings. Let us cut your long term costs in half! Marshall Cleaning Service uses the highest quality carpet protection and floor sealants to maintain that clean look and prevent future spills and stains from setting. We strongly suggest this service for the continued maintenance of your carpets, rugs and upholstery. This protection helps repel ground-in dirt and tough stains from surfacing again. Marshall provides maximium protection for your home at a low cost. The result of having Scotchguard applied to your carpet, rugs or upholstery is that your fabric will look better and last longer.

 


  Five Reasons Your Business Should Always Get Carpet Protector  1.  Reduces permanent stains. A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected carpet doesn’t repel spillage as well as protected carpet. Being able to remove spots and spills more effectively, you can avoid permanent staining. 2.  Helps save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed. Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a knife. This damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet. By applying protector, you will increase the life of your carpet dramatically. When you vacuum your protected carpet the soils will release from the carpet pile much more effectively. 3.  Make spots easier to remove.The easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaner you will have to use. The less agitation you will have to use, and the less time it will take. Many spots can be removed easily with just water. 4.  Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. Having protector applied to your carpet will enhance your next cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned. 5.  Helps avoid costly service calls. Although you want to call us out to handle any spot you cannot remove immediately, carpet protector helps you remove more spots than you could without protector. You may be able to save a minimum charge by removing the spot yourself. The result of having Scotchguard applied to your businesses carpet, rugs or upholstery is that your fabric will look better and last longer.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Why is dryer vent cleaning important?

Clogged dryer vents can be costly to your home or business. Dryer vent cleaning is extremely important for the following reasons:

◦ According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers.  Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.
◦  If the dryer vent is not clean, it will hinder the dryer’s ability to properly dry your clothing. You may have to use multiple cycles to get your clothes dry which uses more energy and makes your dryer work harder.

Marshall’s dryer vent cleaning in Knoxville, TN will cleanse the dryer vent system, removing all debris that has attached to the walls of the ductwork and built up over time. Dryer vent cleaning is an often overlooked, but important, step in maintaining your home or building

What is dryer vent cleaning?

Every homeowner should be aware of the last time their dryer vent was cleaned out. When you hire a professional to take care of it, you can rest assured knowing they will clean out all lint and other debris in your dryer’s venting system that could become jammed and lead to potentially deadly fires.

At Marshall we utilize special tools and equipment to force air inside your vent, carefully cleaning out your venting system without leaving any mess behind. Depending on how often you use your dryer, inspection and vent cleaning may be recommended anywhere from every month to every year. When you call on Marshall, we diagnose your appliance and provide you with a safe service plan.

Why do I need dryer vent cleaning?

As with most households, you likely use your dryer on a frequent basis. Even when you clean your lint trap regularly, that doesn’t mean all the lint from your laundry has been removed. In fact, only around 25% of the lint from your clothes is collected by the lint trap in your dryer. That means the rest is building up in the dryer vent system, restricting airflow and causing your dryer to work harder. As a result, this can cost you more in monthly energy bills, and as mentioned before, become a threat for fire.
vent cleaning can be very helpful, leading to:
• Shorter dryer times for clothes, including heavier materials
• Elimination of damp or extremely hot clothes at the end of a drying cycle
• Increased safety as outdoor flap properly opens during operation
• Savings back in your pocket thanks to lower energy usage
• Extended appliance lifespan by preventing break downs or other damage
• Prevention of fires, carbon monoxide backup, and other damage
• Compliance with insurance inspection requirements

Whether you need to schedule dryer cleaning for safety purposes, monthly savings, or as a part of manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance, Marshall Cleaning Service is ready to help.

Safety Concerns

Lint and debris can build up in the clothes dryer vent blocking air flow and creating potentially hazardous conditions including the possibility for an exhaust fire or carbon monoxide intrusion (gas clothes dryers). According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers resulting in 15 deaths and 300 injuries, and 88 million dollars in property loss.”  Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.

Along with the water vapor evaporated from the wet clothes, the exhaust stream carries lint – highly flammable particles of clothing made of cotton and polyester – through the ventilation duct. Lint can accumulate in the exhaust duct, reducing the dryer’s ability to expel the heated water vapor, which then accumulates as heat energy within the machine. As the dryer overheats, mechanical failures (thermostat, limit switch, damaged screen, or crushed hose) can trigger sparks which cause the lint trapped in the dryer vent to burst into flames.

Dryer Efficiency & Energy Savings

A restricted dryer vent reduces air flow and causes your dryer to run hotter and longer, substantially impacting energy efficiency. Excess heat created by poor air flow can ruin your clothes, add dollars to your home’s energy bill and increase the wear and tear on your appliance. If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, the number of loads that it will dry in its lifetime is substantially reduced. Having your dryer vent cleaned helps reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the possibility of a fire.

Dryer vents are often made from flexible plastic or metal duct, which may be easily kinked or crushed where they exit the dryer and enter the wall or floor. Ducts made of flexible plastic or foil are likely to sag and let lint build up at low points. Ridges can also trap lint. Screens may be present at the duct termination and can accumulate lint and restrict air flow.

Indoor Air Quality

A clogged dryer vent does not allow for the clothes dryer to exhaust properly. Gas clothes dryers that become clogged have the potential to cause Carbon Monoxide to back fill into your home. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is very dangerous and can be fatal with prolonged exposure.

The complex construction of new homes built today tends to have dryers located away from an outside wall. This means dryers tend to be vented longer distances creating more bends in the vent run to accommodate the extended path they must take through the home. The additional length create more places for lint to collect or for animals and birds to hide.

Marshall Cleaning Service removes lint, debris, and clogs from dryer vents to ensure proper airflow through the venting system. Our high quality dryer vent cleaning services protect your home from a dangerous fire hazard while saving you time and money.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits

◦ Save time – Clean dryer vents allow air and moisture to properly escape, decreasing the time it takes to dry a load of laundry.
◦ Save money – A clean vent allows your clothes dryer to work efficiently, which results in decreased drying time and saves on dryer utility costs. As an additional bonus your clothing will spend less time tumbling, meaning decreased wear and tear, so they will last longer, saving you additional money.
◦ Improve fire safety – Each year there are over 15,000 dryer vent fires in the U.S. alone; removing trapped lint and debris greatly reduces the chance of a dryer fire.
◦ Decrease health risks – Removing debris, including rodent and bird nests, from vents decreases the occurrence of molds, fungi, bacteria, and viruses that can cause a variety of health problems.

Advantages of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
While you can easily clean and maintain some areas of your dryer vent yourself, such as the lint catcher and tailpipe, professional attention to other areas of your dryer’s venting system such as pipes running through walls or ceilings is strongly recommended. The innovative technology used by Marshall Cleaning Service allows our professionals to clean your entire dryer vent in as little as 30 minutes. In fact, in we can clean your dryer vent from the outside of your home in most cases, without ever stepping foot in your home.

Dryer vent cleaning facts

Professional Service – Quality, Dependable Results
Did you know that thousands of structural fires occur every year due to clothes dryers? In connection with those fires, it is estimated that more than one hundred millions dollars in property loss is incurred each year. That is in addition to dozens of tragic deaths and hundreds of terrible injuries. These fires all occur due to dryer vent clogs that could be prevented with proper and regular cleaning.

Why is dryer vent cleaning important?

Clogged dryer vents can be costly to your home or business. Dryer vent cleaning is extremely important for the following reasons:

◦ According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers.  Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to the dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a fire hazard.
◦  If the dryer vent is not clean, it will hinder the dryer’s ability to properly dry your clothing. You may have to use multiple cycles to get your clothes dry which uses more energy and makes your dryer work harder.

Marshall’s dryer vent cleaning in Knoxville, TN will cleanse the dryer vent system, removing all debris that has attached to the walls of the ductwork and built up over time. Dryer vent cleaning is an often overlooked, but important, step in maintaining your home or building

Dryer vent cleaning facts:
When a dryer vent is clogged, it reduces airflow and forces the dryer to work harder, which can cause:
◦ Internal temperature of the dryer to increase dramatically
◦ Accelerated thermostat failure
◦ Higher energy consumption
◦ Reduction in the lifespan of your appliance

Signs you need your dryer vent cleaned:
◦  It takes more than one cycle to dry one load of laundry
◦ The dryer is hot to the touch indicating it is overheating
◦ You see an increase in energy bills (dryer has to run longer and work harder to dry clothes)
◦ Clothes smell “musty” after being in the dryer

Clean dryer vents:
◦ Keep your home safe
◦ Enable the dryer to perform properly
◦ Allow clothes to dry more quickly and evenly
◦ Can save $18-$24 on monthly power bills
◦ Create peace of mind by eliminating a potential fire hazard
◦ Limit mold, mildew and other bacteria on your clothes and in your home

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Information For Commonly Asked Questions

FILTRATION SOILING

(Those ugly black lines around the baseboards and under doorways) filtrationsoiling1 filtrationsoiling2 If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear on the carpet. This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling). This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred. This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Be careful around the tack strip on the edge of the carpeting, it could nick your fingers!

THREE STEPS FOR PROPER CARPET CARE

Carpet cleaning is just like exercise! If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great results and feel better for it. And understanding the right way to clean carpet will help you save time by doing it correctly the first time with products that do the job right from the start. Not only will Seal of Approval cleaning products help keep your carpet looking great, they can also help meet the warranty requirements of the carpet manufacturer. Below are three simple steps to keeping your carpet clean and looking great:

 

  1. Vacuum at the right frequency with a CRI-approved vacuum.
  2. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to resoil more quickly.
  3. Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.

Stop dirt at the door  Preventing dirt and grime from getting on the carpet in the first place is a great way to start keeping it clean. The following helpful hints can stop dirt in its tracks.

  • Use mats — Outdoor and indoor mats or runners can reduce the amount of dirt that enters the house.
  • Take off your shoes — You can save wear and tear on carpet by asking everyone to take their shoes off before entering your home.
  • Change your air filters — Change air filters in your heating and air-conditioning systems as recommended by the manufacturer’s directions. The more dust and particles removed by the filter, the fewer that fall onto the carpet.
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