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ServiceMaster of Portland(503) 234-0707

Thanks very much for your interest in caring for your carpets. We are happy to provide you with information about carpet cleaning methods. Over time we have learned that carpet cleaning is the subject of much confusion.  Some misconceptions are listed below.

You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet. NO.                                                    

Carpet Cleaning Advice

  1. Dirt is an abrasive like sandpaper. Each step grinds dirt into the carpet fibers.
  2. The longer you wait to have your carpets cleaned, the faster it wears out.
The only reason to clean carpets is to remove dirt. NO.
  1.  Outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals. When you come into your home, all those substances wind up in your carpet.
One method of carpet cleaning will do the job. NO.
  1.  At ServiceMaster, we help you choose the method that best fit your carpet’s needs.
  2. The most effective way to clean carpeting includes hot water rinse extraction. It’s the most powerful cleaning method that rids your carpet of dirt, harmful bacteria, fungus, chemicals, pollens and tobacco residue.
Having the right equipment and method is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly. NO.
  1. Many companies own hot water cleaning machines, but their employees may not know how to correctly use them.
  2. The best carpet cleaning companies employ certified carpet technicians.
The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should have. MAYBE, BUT NOT ALWAYS.
  1. The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay.
Any honest carpet cleaning company should be able to give you an exact price quote over the telephone. WE WISH THIS WERE TRUE BUT IT ISN’T Factors in determining the price quote include:
  1. The type of carpet. Certain types of carpet are harder to clean then others.
  2. The amount of soiling. Carpet that hasn’t been cleaned for ten years will take longer to clean than carpet cleaned six months ago.
  3. The amount of furniture that has to be moved. If we have to move your furniture, the bid might include an additional labor charge.
  4. The number of stairs to be cleaned.

SCHEDULE A FREE CLEANING ESTIMATE. We will be happy to meet with you to discuss the best method to clean your particular situation and to answer any questions you may have. Please click on Get a Free Estimate or call us directly at (503) 234-0707.