Deep Carpet Cleaning in Denver

A lot of companies say they can provide deep carpet cleaning services. The truth is, at least by our quality standards, they can’t. Restorative, deep carpet cleaning requires more than showing up with a van (or worse, something better resembling a station wagon) and spraying some water on the ground and sucking. This, or using only a brush machine or bonnet machine does not provide restoration carpet cleaning. They may make your carpets look better, but they won’t make them look great. We aim to make them look great, regardless of the condition they are in when we start.

restoratation carpet cleaning is needed for heavily soiled areas like this one. Jobs like these call for a deep carpet cleaning that isn't just simply a basic hot water extraction

Restoration Carpet Cleaning Process

True restoration carpet cleaning requires a more complete process and a few really important pieces that many skip. In our view, the first step for deep carpet cleaning is a thorough vacuuming with a high powered, commercial vacuum, equipped with a beater bar. Some estimates put the quantity of dry soil in the carpet as high as 74-79%. We want to remove that instead of adding water and turning it to mud. After we vacuum, we move on to the hot water extraction process.

The Hot Water Extraction Deep Soil Removal Process

Here are the four major components of a restoration carpet cleaning, hot water extraction process that most companies only partially complete. These are specifically mentioned by the IICRC. As an IICRC Certified firm, we involve all of these important pieces to do the job right. Chemical, Agitation, Temperature and Time.4 components needed to properly deep clean carpets

A Practical Example of How These Components Work Together

If you have a greasy pot, you fill it full of hot water (temperature), you add dish soap (chemical), you let it soak (time). Usually this does a decent job of loosening and removing things. However, if this was enough, no one would own a sponge or a scrubber pad, right? That final step of agitation is vital to getting things as clean as they need to be. If any of the 4 components are skipped, the cleaning is not going to be as effective. Let’s look at each deep cleaning component individually.

Temperature

The proper temperature is important for proper deep carpet cleaning. When you clean your dishes, you use hot water. When you clean your laundry, you prefer to use hot water. Chemical reactions increase dramatically with greater heat. This means that the restoration carpet cleaning solutions we apply to your carpet will work better when they applied hot and removed hot. They don’t call it hot water extraction for nothing! At the same time, certain carpets suffer under too much heat, so careful regulation is important. To have adequate hot water and a consistent temperature, a powerful truck mounted carpet cleaning system is important. This article doesn’t touch on what we think of dry cleaning, but if you’re interested, read more about the general ineffectiveness of dry carpet cleaning here.

Chemical

We have a wide variety of different detergents and solutions that we carry on our truck. We custom formulate our solutions at each job depending on what we see. If you have white carpets, we may apply a certain booster. If you have pet stains or odor, certain different solutions and techniques can be applied. Heavy traffic lanes, or carpet that’s covered in grease, different solutions still. Then we get to the topic of spotting and the myriad solutions we can apply to treat everything from rust to tar to ink to kool aid and paint. For restoration carpet cleaning, you need a company (and technician!) with a deep understanding of the proper chemistry of which solutions to apply to which carpet types and in which situations.

In general, a mid to high pH solution is applied to the carpets, agitated in, allowed time to dwell, and then extracted with a mildly acidic solution to neutralize the fibers and return them to their natural, slightly acidic, state. Here’s a dirty little industry secret: many companies do not even apply a pre-spray or they rinse the carpet during the extraction phase using only water in order to save money.

Agitation

Agitation is also really important for deep carpet cleaning. For a lightly soiled carpet, this step may not be entirely necessary, but with deep carpet cleaning, it absolutely is. After the pre-spray has been applied, it needs to be deeply scrubbed into the carpet. Back to the dish washing example: if you take a greasy pot and put dish soap in it and rinse it out, it’ll get you most of the way there, but there are still bits of food and grime that didn’t come out. Its for this same reason that carpet restoration cleaning requires agitation to do the best job.

How is This Carpet Agitation Achieved?

Glad you asked. There are a number of different pieces of equipment that provide agitation. Recently, you have probably started to see companies advertise “restorative carpet cleaning with a rotary machine” or something like that. These machines have spinning water jets (unlike the fixed jets on most wands) and some provide a mechanical scrubbing action to the carpet as well as they turn. The purpose of these machines is to provide, you guessed it, agitation.

What do We Prefer for Agitating Carpet? The Counter Rotating Brush Machine!

We own a machine called the RX-20 that most consider the grand daddy of the rotary machines, and still one of the best available. You know what? It sits in the shop unused. The reason? We’ve thoroughly tested it against our counter rotating brush machine and the counter rotating brush is hands down the better deep carpet cleaning tool! The gist of this tool is that it contains two 20” brushes that rotate towards each other five times a second. This provides a deep carpet scrubbing action as well as it has the added benefit of lifting up hair, pet hair, and deeply embedded soil. Some companies use this machine alone for their cleaning (the aforementioned vehicles that look like a station wagon… this is probably what’s in it). But alone, it’s not enough to do a thorough, deep carpet cleaning.

Counter Rotating Brush Machine is Vital to the Deep Carpet Cleaning Process

Time

Also often overlooked in a carpet cleaning process is time. Assuming all of the other steps have been followed, dwell time is really important for deep carpet cleaning. I hate to keep beating the dish washing example to death, but after you apply soap and hot water to a heavily soiled pan, what do you do? You let it soak! Similarly, carpet cleaning solutions need a bit of time to work. Certainly not overnight like your greasy pan, but 10-15 minutes is usually a good idea. Too long of a soak and the solutions can actually lose their effectiveness. When you are talking about restorative carpet cleaning, you really want to maximize every cleaning power you’ve got. Immediately rinsing after applying solution or waiting 30 minutes or an hour after rinsing for the pre-spray to dry doesn’t do the carpet cleaning technician (or your carpets) any favors.

Our Deep Carpet Cleaning Process

So, after this lengthy discussion, what is our process for restoration carpet cleaning?

  • Pre-vacuum with a commercial vacuum equipped with a properly adjusted beater bar
  • Pre-spray all areas with a high pH solution
  • Apply spot/stain pre-treatments to anything that looks like it needs it
  • Agitate pre-sprayed areas with a counter rotating brush machine
  • Allow adequate dwell time for solutions to work
  • Perform hot water extraction with hot water of the appropriate temperature for the carpet type
  • Re-address and spots or stains that did not come out during the hot water extraction phase
  • Place plastic or Styrofoam tabs underneath legs of furniture (steel, urethane coated wood, etc.) that pose a risk for bleeding into the carpet
  • Speed dry with fans
  • Apply carpet protectant (Scotchgard, Maxim, etc.) or additional deodorizer as desired by customer
  • Groom carpet to remove any impressions and align carpet fibers

 

Final Thoughts

As far as we’re concerned, the details above provide the right way to perform a deep carpet cleaning restoration service. It takes a bit more time than a lot of other companies are willing to spend, but seeing the smiling faces of our customers when we’re done is more than worth it. At MSS Cleaning, we deep clean carpets right!

All About Carpet Protectors and Why Scotchgard or Maxim is a Great Idea

Applying Scotchgard ™ or Other Carpet Protectors and Why They’re Important

We recommend each customer apply Scotchgard ™ or a similar carpet protector product after a professional carpet cleaning. It’s a smart idea to keep your carpets looking their best. There are a number of different carpet protector products available to protect your carpets and upholstery. The most well-known of these is Scotchgard ™.

A carpet protector or upholstery protector like Scotchgard can help avoid stains on carpet or upholstery like the wine spill in this image

Why Use Scotchgard ™ or Another Carpet Protector?

Most carpets these days come from the factory with some kind of protective coating. You probably have noticed that new carpets are more resistant to spills, stains and soiling than those with a few years on them. Over time, carpet protection fades away. When this happens, the coating needs to be restored. In addition to the benefits of added soil and stain resistance, you will also experience faster and easier dry soil removal with your vacuum. The result is that your carpets will stay looking better, longer.

How Upholstery Protector and Carpet Protector Works

Different carpet protectant manufacturers claim different methods of action. Scotchgard ™ claims to “force liquids to the surface where they bead up for easy cleanup” Effectively, it surrounds carpets and upholstery fibers with an invisible barrier to protect against oil and water based stains. This allows for more time to clean up the spill before it penetrates the fiber and causes a stain. Meanwhile, products like Maxim Advanced claim to “coat the fibers with a stain barrier to protect them from difficult dye stains ‘from the inside out’.” Both products are considered environmentally friendly.

Which Carpet Protector Do We Recommend?

We apply either Scotchgard ™ and Maxim Advanced ™ products depending on a customer’s preference or brand loyalty. In general, we prefer the Maxim Advanced product, but we’re happy to apply Scotchgard ™ instead if you like. We have positive experiences with the Maxim Advanced solution. It also both Shaw Approved and also meets Wool Balance standards. Either product can be applied to nylon carpets or to wool carpets.

Can These Products Provide Upholstery Protection too?

They absolutely can! Upholstery protectors work great and will mitigate damage caused by spots or spills. They also allow for easier cleaning and maintenance. This means your upholstery will stay looking its best and not dirty or worn. After a professional upholstery cleaning, we apply different products, still from Scotchgard™ or Maxim™ than we use for carpet. The reason for this is that fabrics need to stretch and flex, while carpet does not. Specific solutions, therefore, need to be used to make sure they are flexible and won’t come off prematurely.

an application of upholstery protector helps keep couches like this one from being damaged or stained

How Do We Professionally Apply Carpet or Upholstery Protector?

The best time to apply carpet protector is after the carpet or upholstery has been professionally cleaned. We use a power sprayer to apply the solution to the surface carefully and evenly. Of course, we are careful to ensure we cover all areas. For carpet, we then use a carpet grooming rake to work the solution into the fibers to ensure even and deep coverage.

To Sum Up

Applying carpet or upholstery protectors after cleaning is a great idea. It will keep your carpets and upholstery looking better, longer. It will also help avoid the panic immediately after a spill occurs since you’ll both have more time to clean it up and you’ll know that anything remaining from the spill can be more easily cleaned the next time we clean your carpets or upholstery. 

10 Helpful Carpet Cleaning Tips When Moving In or Out

Moving presents a rare opportunity to fully clean a living space without furniture being in the way. Whether you need a move out carpet cleaning or a move in carpet cleaning, scheduling a home carpet cleaning is the best move.

10 Helpful Tips for Move Out Carpet Cleaning and Move in Carpet Cleaning

1.) Hire a Certified Carpet Cleaner: 

Hire an IICRC Certified firm that uses modern, truck mounted equipment for your move out carpet cleaning. This will help ensure you hire a reputable company that knows what they are doing. These firms should also have the equipment to do the job well. Check the status of any firm here:iicrc certified carpet cleaning company seal

2.) Ask for Hot Water Extraction:

While there are many ways to clean carpet, hot water extraction (AKA Steam Cleaning) is regarded as the most thorough method and provides a deep, restorative carpet cleaning. Whether you are moving out, or you want move in carpet cleaning prior to taking occupancy, you want hot water extraction for a thorough, deep clean.

3.) Schedule your Carpet Cleaning Properly to Coincide with the Movers:

If you are moving out, schedule your move out carpet cleaning once the movers have finished their work. If you are moving in, schedule your move in carpet cleaning for the day before the move. This will ensure the carpets are fully dry by the time to movers arrive to bring in your furniture. Cleaning carpets in empty rooms is easier and more thorough than trying to clean around furniture.

4.) Dealing With Carpet Pet Stains and Odor When Moving:

If you have carpet pet stains or odors that you can’t pinpoint, the last thing you want to do is put furniture on top of them. Pets often mark areas along walls. You don’t want to move a couch or a dresser on top of that odor and then always wonder where the smell is coming from. Odors become far more intense in warm months, so you won’t realize there are pet odors until it gets hot outside. A professional carpet cleaner will have many tools at his/her disposal to diagnose pet issues (such as a black light and well-trained eye) as well as to treat them. Treatment can be as basic as a topical enzyme treatment or as severe as needing to treat the subfloor and replace the carpet pad. All of this is easier (and less costly) without furniture being in the way. Carpet cleaning when moving is a great time to tackle pet stains and odor.Pet stained carpet is best cleaned during move in carpet cleaning or move out carpet cleaning when there isn't any furniture on it

5.) The Carpet Has a Wrinkle That Needs to be Stretched or a Repair to be Done:

Over time, carpets can develop wrinkles or bubbles in them as the carpet ages, or due to poor installation. This can usually be fixed by stretching the carpet. You can’t do a good job of stretching carpet when it has furniture weighing it down. The room needs to be empty to do the job right. When are you otherwise going to have the opportunity to have a completely empty room but when you are moving in or moving out and rooms are empty?

repair damaged carpet during move in carpet cleaning

6.) The Furniture Left Impressions On the Carpet: 

We’ve all seen it; once all of the furniture is moved out of a space, there are little depressions everywhere. Table legs, chairs, dressers, beds etc. leave impressions on the carpet. Hot water extraction often removes or lessens these depressions. Another great trick that often helps is to leave an ice cube in each depression. As the ice melts, it can help pop the depressions back up.

7.) You’re Moving Out and the Carpet Traffic Lanes are Trashed:

Once all that furniture is out of the way, dark, dirty traffic lanes can become really obvious. Look for a company that has a counter rotating brush machine or a rotary extractor. While a standard carpet wand in the right hands can do a great job, these heavy duty machines really help go the extra mile to bring a carpet back to life when restorative work is needed.

move out carpet cleaning traffic lanes

8.) Apply Carpet Protection After Move In Carpet Cleaning:

While the home is empty without any furniture, it’s the best time to apply carpet protection. Applying Scotchgard, Teflon, Maxim or other quality protectants will keep your carpets clean and looking great. Following a move in carpet cleaning is a great time to apply protectan, while the carpet is still damp and there is nothing on the carpet. When you inevitably spill that soda or glass of red wine, clean up will be easier and the carpet will be far less likely to have any permanent stain.

9.) Choose the Right Vacuum and Use it Regularly:

For ongoing Maintenance, get a quality vacuum cleaner with an electronically driven brush (also referred to as a beater bar). This is especially vital for homeowners with pets. Adjust the vacuum so that it doesn’t grab or pull on the carpet, but still makes contact with the carpet fibers.

10.) Schedule Periodic Carpet Cleaning:

For most households, getting an annual carpet cleaning is adequate to keep your carpets looking great and to extend the life of the carpet. Most carpet manufacturers require a carpet cleaning every 12-18 months in order to uphold a warranty as well. After we’ve done your initial move in carpet cleaning, it’s time to set up a periodic scheduled carpet cleaning for the future.

Follow these move in carpet cleaning and move out carpet cleaning tips to get your carpets looking great and help keep them that way!

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Dry Carpet Cleaning vs. Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning Denver

Dry carpet cleaning versus hot water extraction carpet cleaning in denver

Dry Carpet Cleaning vs. Steam Cleaning in Denver

Recently we’ve heard a lot of marketing hype about dry carpet cleaning and it’s fast dry times. It’s true, “dry” carpet cleaning actually leads to faster dry times. Does it lead to a superior carpet cleaning? Unfortunately not. Have a look at the photo above. This was a recent job we did where there were grease spots and heavy soiling on the carpet. Using our trusty Brush Pro machine (the finest counter rotating brush machine available), we used encapsulation to dry clean the carpets. This is the same process used by a lot of the “dry cleaning” companies, only our brush machine is nicer than theirs is. After we dry cleaned the carpets, we did a follow up cleaning with hot water extraction (steam cleaning) to see what kind of improvement we could create. I think the images speak for themselves.

Dry Carpet Cleaning Dry Times

So, the marketing hype around dry carpet cleaning will tell you that your carpets dry within 30 minutes. The question we have to ask is “who cares!?”. Don’t you care more about getting your carpets to be actually clean? To do a better job removing spots and stains? Are we crazy for thinking that it’s more important to actually clean your carpets than it is to be able to lie on them a half hour after cleaning?

Are we alone in that we don’t have this vision that as soon as the carpets get cleaned, we should immediately lie down and roll around on them? Nobody does this!  We are a carpet cleaning company and chances are we’re probably more passionate about clean carpets than you are. Even so, we’d be willing to bet that you’ve spent less than .01% of your life lying on carpets. Though the marketing images you see probably dictate otherwise, you probably don’t spend much time lying on your carpet. We also are willing to bet you’re probably alright with waiting 2-4 hours to satiate that unquenchable urge to do some carpet lying. Right?

Walking on Carpets After Carpet Steam Cleaning

But wait, what about walking on the carpets after they are cleaned? Isn’t that going to be a problem? No! Walk around in clean sneakers, a pair of house slippers, bare feet, or whatever seems to work for you. What about all those toxic chemicals carpet cleaners use!? We don’t know what the “other guys” are using, but our solutions are kid and pet friendly, non-toxic, and certainly fine for your feet.

Lions and Tigers and MOLD! Oh My!

Don’t let them scare you. Hot water extraction, done properly, isn’t going to result in mold, mildew, or anything of the sort. The only time this could be a risk if you hire someone who has no idea what they are doing. If you flood anything with water and you don’t suck it back up, you’re going to have problems. However, if the machine is set properly and the operator knows what he/she is doing, applying hot water and solution and extracting it will provide both the best carpet cleaning available and it will be done safely. At MSS Cleaning, we are an IICRC certified firm with IICRC certified technicians. We do over 1,000 jobs a year, and we’ve never once had a single mention of mold, mildew, or anything of the sort after we clean carpets in a home or business. More marketing scare tactics.

The Bottom Line on Carpet Cleaning Services

Dry carpet cleaning is an inferior service that was originally designed as a carpet maintenance solution for commercial areas. Over time, dry carpet cleaning has become a hot new marketing buzz word and scare tactic. If you want your home or business carpet’s cleaned the best way possible, that way is more than nine times out of ten going to be hot water extraction. At MSS Cleaning, we provide the best carpet cleaning in Denver, plain and simple. We don’t need marketing gimmicks to sell our services, we instead prefer to let our services speak for themselves.

Carpet Cleaning Washington Park and Platt Park

At MSS Cleaning, we want to be your first call when you are looking for carpet cleaning in Washington Park or Platt Park. Andrew, our owner, has been living in Wash Park and Platt park for the greater part of 10 years. He has owned two homes here (one he presently resides in). He thoroughly enjoys living in and working in the area.

The opportunity arose in August of 2017 to procure a nice office and warehouse space at Santa Fe and Alameda. This was about as close as we could get to Washington Park and Platt Park. We jumped at the opportunity.

 

Andrew Cleaning Carpets in Home

Carpet Cleaning Wash Park and Platt Park

It’s been wonderful to be so close to where we want to be. We enjoy providing carpet cleaning services to the neighborhoods we love. With our proximity, it’s often easy to fit in last minute or emergency carpet cleaning appointments. Likewise, it’s easy to pick up or drop off some area rugs to clean at our shop. Similarly, we can give out free carpet cleaning spotter to anyone that wants some.

We continue to build relationships with new customers requiring carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning in Platt Park and Wash Park every day. It’s been a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Steve the Washington Park Carpet Cleaning Dog

Working With Our Wash Park and Platt Park Neighbors

We would be more than happy to provide a free quote for our services and to have a chance to earn your business. Secondarily, if you need some advice or some free professional grade carpet spotter to use, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Sometimes you have a spot or two between carpet cleaning services that’s driving you nuts. Give us a ring – we’d be happy to drop off some free professional grade carpet spotter to your Wash Park or Platt Park home. Or, if you prefer, stop by our shop and grab some from us.

Your Local Platt Park and Washington Park Carpet Cleaners

If we can be of service, please get in touch. We look forward to connecting with you and helping our neighbors with their carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, or upholstery cleaning needs. And keep an eye out for Andrew and his wife – often found walking around South Pearl St. with a baby and two dogs in tow (one of whom is Steve, our unofficial MSS Cleaning mascot).

Out of town carpet cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Outside of Denver

Lately here at MSS Cleaning, we’ve been receiving calls for carpet cleaning outside of our normal business area. Evergreen, Elizabeth, Genesee, Conifer, Franktown, Bergen Park, Georgetown, Idaho Springs etc. At first, we had a bit of hesitation. It’s extra miles on the van, after all. But, customers kept telling us that they weren’t receiving the level of service they deserve, and honestly, that’s not something we’re ok with. So we decided to reach out a non-urban olive branch. We want to help you with all of your carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, and upholstery cleaning needs.

A Carpet Cleaning Company that Understands

You see, our owner, Andrew, grew up in RURAL New Hampshire in a town of 500 people on dirt roads without a single stop light. He couldn’t get a delivery pizza, regardless of the bribe he and his friends offered to the driver. Frankly, he’d be lucky to get the road in front of his house plowed by the town after a big storm in less than 48 hours. Power outages for weeks at a time, doing homework by Coleman lantern, he understands that too. So, as a homeowner in a less-serviced area, we want to offer you a helping hand.

While your town may not be on dirt roads and may have more than zero stop lights, if you’re looking for carpet cleaning in Genesee but can’t get what you’re looking for… or maybe you’re on the other side of the map in Elizabeth, or Franktown. That’s ok. We can help you out too. It’s tough to find good contractors who are willing to come to you. We want quality carpet cleaning, carpet repairs, upholstery cleaning from the best to be available to you too.

Let us Bring “Big City” Quality to Your Home

You’ve struggled working with the “other guys” and you can’t find someone locally to clean the carpets that you like. That’s ok, we’re happy to come to you. Don’t get us wrong – we aren’t going to drive to Tulsa, but Franktown carpet cleaning or Elizabeth upholstery cleaning isn’t too far. Everybody wants good, quality carpet work for their home and we’re happy to oblige.

You live in a beautiful area. You’ve decided to live a little bit out of the big city. You shouldn’t have to be penalized by dealing with carpet cleaning companies you don’t enjoy working with. If you’re willing to throw us a few extra bucks to cover gas and labor, we’ll happily make the trip. Who knows – our prices are reasonable… we may ultimately even be competitive with the “local carpet cleaners”. If you can’t find the talent to do the job right locally, we can help.

No Obligation, Free Quote

If you think our free, no-obligations quote is competitive and you are willing to give us a shot, we’re confident you’ll see that it’s completely worth it. MSS Cleaning is an IICRC Certified firm with IICRC Certified technicians who take carpet cleaning seriously. We use only the best equipment, solutions, and methods available.Corners are never cut onn anything and we throw in a lot more than “the other guys”. We don’t mind a little drive to earn a happy and loyal customer.

So, if you decided to live a little outside of Denver in Evergreen, Elizabeth, Genesee, Conifer, Franktown, Bergen Park, Georgetown, Idaho Springs or areas similar distances from Denver, don’t worry. MSS Cleaning understands your upholstery, tile and carpet cleaning challenges and we can help.

The (not so) Small Print

All of this said, gas is expensive and we take good care of our employees (because they’re the best). Because of this, your price for Georgetown carpet cleaning might be a little more than we charge for someone just down the street. We’ll be up front with it, we promise. We also won’t bait and switch you (we don’t do that anyway!). just please make sure you are home for your appointment time. Driving out to Elizabeth for carpet cleaning only to arrive to an empty house is kind of a drag!

Elite Carpet Cleaning

What does it mean to be Denver’s elite carpet cleaning company? To us, it means being the best of the best. It means being the premium carpet cleaning company that our customers call when they want the job done right. It also means having the best carpet cleaning technicians who really care about our customers. Furthermore, it means having the best equipment in the industry. It’s about being an IICRC Certified firm, with well trained technicians that really know their stuff. Elite carpet cleaning means, quite simply, going the extra distance that our competitors won’t, to do the job better than anyone else. Elite carpet cleaning means being the best carpet cleaning company in Colorado. Have a look at extensive carpet cleaning process below to understand what makes us the best.

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Premium Carpet Cleaning Process

Providing a premium carpet cleaning service isn’t easy, and it’s not fast. It takes a number of steps to get the best carpet cleaning results. Here’s what you can expect with an MSS Cleaning premium home carpet cleaning. It’s a complete process, going above and beyond IICRC recommendations:

  1. Pre-vacuum all areas with a powerful commercial vacuum – This removes dry soil from your carpets and lifts the carpet pile. It also prepares the carpet to for cleaning.
  2. Full pre-spray of all areas Using a non-toxic, kid and pet safe, high pH detergent, the pre-spray gets to work on general dirt, grime, grease and basic stains. Think of pre-spray like laundry detergent in your washing machine. You wouldn’t do a load of laundry without detergent, right? You’d be surprised how many “carpet cleaning” companies skip this fundamentally important step!
  3. Pre-spotting – for any obvious spots, pet stains, etc. with a general spotter.
  4. Agitation with a counter-rotating brush machine Again, like the washing machine example, in order for the detergent to be most effective, it needs to be agitated into the fibers. Using a counter rotating brush accomplishes this well and ensures a better clean.
  5. Hot water extraction and rinse Using our top of the line, high powered truck mounts (about twice as powerful as what most companies are using) we blast high pressure, temperature controlled water into your carpet and immediately vacuum it back out to a holding tank on our truck.
  6. Use dry strokes to assist with drying the carpet ­- We take a second pass after hot water extraction with just vacuum (no water) to help your carpet and pad dry faster.
  7. Spot treatment Any spots that were not removed with the full clean can be worked with a specialty spotting kit.
  8. Finishing touches – application of any protectant, such as Scotchgard or ant additional desired deodorizer. Either will be raked into your carpet for maximum effectiveness.
  9. Use of fans – We use high velocity fans to assist with drying each room while we are onsite. This, in conjunction with the highly powerful vacuum our trucks provide and the extra dry strokes with the wand, leads to drier carpets, faster.

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Wool Carpet Cleaning Denver

Wool carpets are a great high end carpet choice. With natural stain resistance, and durability, there is no wonder this fiber type is an excellent choice. Along with its natural durability however, comes the ability to hold a substantial amount of dirt. That’s where we come in. MSS Cleaning offers excellent wool carpet cleaning services.

Cleaning Wool Carpets in Denver – Proper Process

Dry Soil Removal and Spotting

Dry soil removal should be the first step for any residential carpet cleaning, but especially wool. Because of the amount of dirt these wool carpets can hold (often pounds of soil can be removed from a relatively small areas), initially removing dry soil with a properly calibrated, high power vacuum should be the first step when carpet cleaning wool carpets.

Wool Carpet Stain Removal and Spotting

After dry soil removal, stains should be treated. Wool safe spotters should be used on spots and stains to avoid damaging, dyeing or bleaching the wool carpet. After these steps, moving on to extraction is typically advised.

pH Considerations for Wool Carpet

Wool carpet cleaning isn’t quite like typical synthetic carpets cleaning. Your nylon on polyester carpets of the world can be treated with a wider range of solutions and detergents than wool can. They also have greater resistance to heat than does wool. While you may be able to apply a high pH solution to a typical carpet, if you apply a detergent much beyond a 9 pH solution to a wool carpet, you risk damaging the carpet. Carpet cleaning solutions for homes can easily exceed this. Even worse, many companies use commercial carpet cleaning solutions and detergents in residential settings with pH well into the 13 range. Similarly anything “Oxy” is probably a bad choice due to damage it can cause to wool.

Heat Considerations for Wool Carpet

Similarly, you need to be careful to avoid heat – warm water can typically be used with traditional truck mounted machines. High water temperatures, however, often touted by companies that don’t know better, can actually do your wool carpets harm. You’ve no doubt seen companies bragging about their 250 degree steam cleaning with steam blasting out from their wands? While that’s actually ineffective for cleaning any carpeting (hot water, not boiling water is what is actually better), for wool carpet cleaning, the right choice is well regulated, temperature controlled water.

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Other Wool Carpet Cleaning Methods

In some instances, hot water extraction (steam cleaning) isn’t actually advisable at all. In these cases, there are a number of dry cleaning products, such as a product called Host, that can be used for more delicate wool carpet cleaning. Here, a dry cleaning product is brushed into the carpet and then vacuumed cleaned.

What About Wool Rugs?

If you have wool rugs or other fine rugs that need to be cleaned, we can also help with that. Proper rug care should be performed offsite to safely and effectively clean these delicate pieces. Wool carpets have are reasonably durable, whereas Oriental, Persian, or other fine rugs have many different colors that can bleed, tassles to clean and repair, etc. We take these rugs offsite and clean them at a local plant where they can go through an extensive cleaning; dusting, full water immersion, controlled drying, etc.

Choosing the Best Wool Carpet Cleaning Company

When you have expensive, high end wool carpeting, the last thing you want is for it to be damaged. You want a company with the right knowledge and expertise to safely clean your expensive wool carpet investment. As an IICRC certified firm with IICRC Certified residential expert technicians, you know your wool carpets will be in good hands. Whether you need to clean Karastan wool carpets, Glen Eden, Stanton or a different wool carpet manufacturer, MSS has got you covered.

Preparing Your Carpets For The Fall Season

Fall time brings cool air, falling leaves, and the anticipation of the busy holiday season. Before you begin hosting parties and greeting guests, make sure your home is ready for the fun. One of the portions of your home that is sure to take the brunt of the increased foot traffic is your carpeting. Make sure your carpets are prepared this fall for the holiday season ahead with these easy tips. Reach out anytime to learn more about carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Lakewood, and surrounding locations. We can help you create a cozy, inviting space with freshly cleaned carpets.

Move The Furniture

Has it been awhile since you moved that cumbersome couch? Has the task of cleaning under your desk been too daunting to face? Although the carpet under your furniture does not see the same amount dirt and grime buildup as areas that are walked on daily, the carpet will still become dirty with time. If you haven’t moved your furniture in a while, now is the time.

Begin by pushing all your furniture out of the room or into a centralized location so you can reach all the carpeting you normally ignore. Carefully vacuum the area using slow, gentle sweeping motions. If you notice any damaged areas on the carpet, tend to these. Snagged carpet fibers should be snipped, never pulled or tugged. Stains should be treated with gentle solutions, and areas that you cannot seem to get clean should be noted for treatment by a professional team.

Get Rid Of Lingering Odors

Has your carpet retained a musty smell? Have your furry friends left your home less than fresh? Take care of any lingering odors before your guests arrive. One easy fix for less than desirable odors is to sprinkle baking soda across your carpets. Allow the baking soda to soak in the odors for an hour or two and then, simply vacuum the product up.

If you have odors that don’t seem to go away, it is time to call in a professional carpet cleaning team. Steam cleaning is an effective method for ridding your carpets of lingering odors. Talk to our team about odor remediation for rooms that are particularly malodorous.

Purchase Protective Rugs

If you have carpeting in your home that you know will be trodden upon during the holiday season, consider purchasing some protective rugs. You can place rugs in areas that see the most foot traffic. Great areas to protect include carpeted foyers, living rooms, and dining rooms. If you know children or pets will be on your guest list, consider purchasing some rugs for the rooms they will be using. Not only will rugs prevent the carpet from being beaten down by foot traffic, they will also serve as a protective layer against stains and dirt. This will make clean up after the holiday season much easier and more efficient.

Determine Your Shoe Rules

When guests flood your home, will you ask for people to take their shoes off or will you let them leave their shoes on? If you want your guests to go without shoes, make sure you have a convenient and organized location for them to place their shoes upon arrival. If you choose to be a mellow host and allow shoes in your home, consider placing a thick, abrasive rug on your front porch. Guests can use this to brush off debris from their shoes before entering, lessening the amount of damage done to your carpeting.

Schedule Carpet Cleaning Services

Nothing will make your home more inviting than plush, soft, clean carpets. Before the busy holiday season is in full swing, schedule professional carpet cleaning services with our team. We can help restore your carpets to a beautiful, inviting condition. Not only will your home be more welcoming with clean carpets, you will also provide greater protection for your carpets. When you leave the dirt and grime of summer resting deep in your carpet’s fibers, you risk long term damage being done when guests trod all over and grind the dirt in further.

Ready to schedule your pre-party carpet cleaning services? Contact our team and learn more about how we can help through professional steam cleaning services. We provide carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Lakewood, Arvada, and across the Denver metro area.

Green Methods For Keeping Your Carpets Clean

Oftentimes, people worry about the chemicals used when cleaning carpets professionally. If handled improperly, carpet cleaning can leave your family exposed to toxic chemicals. However, when handled by a professional team like ours, you have little to worry about in regards to the cleaning solutions we use. Due to our high powered extraction process, we do not leave behind any harmful residue. Most of the power of our steam cleaning results from the high temperatures of the water we use. In between our carpet cleaning services, there are a few different ways you can keep your carpets clean using only green methods. Check out the following tips and call us to schedule carpet cleaning in Lakewood and surrounding locations in the Denver metro area today.

Baking Soda: The Miracle Cleaner From Your Kitchen

If you do any baking, odds are good you have this environmentally friendly ingredient on hand. If not, run to your local store and pick up this inexpensive item. Baking soda is an excellent way to keep carpets both clean and smelling fresh. With no harmful, toxic chemicals, it is the perfect replacement for harsh cleaners. The following are all ways you can use baking soda to keep carpets fresh:

  • Stain Removal: If you spill something on your carpets or your furry pal has an accident, use baking soda right away to pull the stain out. Start by dabbing the area with a cloth to remove as much of the stain as you can. Then pour baking soda over the affected area. Let the baking soda sit on the stain for 30 minutes to an hour and watch as the non-toxic cleaner lifts the stain out of your carpet. Vacuum up the area to remove the baking soda and stain remnants.
  • Odor Remediation: When your carpets begin to smell less than fresh, use baking soda to pull out the odor. Sprinkle baking soda across your carpets and allow to set for an hour or two. Vacuum up the baking soda and you will be left with a fresh, clean smelling carpet.

Not only can baking soda help keep your carpets fresh, it can also keep your home smelling clean. Place a box of baking soda in your fridge to cut down on odors, and put an opened box of baking soda in a room where a foul odor seems to linger.

Vacuuming & Airing Out

It may seem simple, but vacuuming is an easy way to help keep your carpets clean and looking like new without the need for any toxic chemicals. By vacuuming each room in your house once a week, you can prevent the rapid buildup of dirt and grime. Use this time to open up windows and air out the room as well. By allowing fresh air to flow through your home, you can usher out mustiness and allergens.

Look For Organic Products

Although many homeowners get leery about the solutions used in professional carpet cleaning, many do not think about the myriad of chemicals they themselves introduce into their home daily. If you want to have some spot treater on hand for your carpet or other carpet cleaning solutions, make sure you read the ingredients thoroughly. Look for organic cleaning products that only use environmentally friendly ingredients. Although they may come with a higher price tag, these cleaning products will not only protect you and your family from toxic chemicals, they will provide your carpet with a longer lifespan.

Only Hire Professional Carpet Cleaners

Be careful about who you hire for professional carpet cleaning services. Make sure that the company you choose uses a high powered extraction process, in order to not leave behind any harmful residue in your carpets. Professional services are superior to renting your own carpet cleaning machine for this reason. The rental machines are not powerful enough to suction out the leftover cleaning solution and debris, leaving your family exposed to chemicals. At MSS Cleaning, we use an extremely high powered extraction process for this reason. We are also careful to dispose of our waste water in EPA compliant ways. To learn more about how we can help you keep your carpets clean, reach out to our team today. We look forward to providing you with professional, effective carpet cleaning in Lakewood and surrounding locations.

Keep Your Carpets Fresh With This Cleaning Schedule

No one wants to have dingy, dirty carpet in their home, but over time your carpets can start to look less than fresh if you neglect frequent cleaning habits. If you stick to a consistent cleaning schedule, you can prevent your carpets from showing their age prematurely. Protect your investment and keep your carpets clean through the following tips. Reach out anytime to learn more about our professional carpet cleaning services in Evergreen, Arvada, Lakewood, and across the Denver metro area. We look forward to helping you ensure your home is comfortable, clean, and inviting.

Things To Do Daily & Weekly

Every day you can keep your carpets cleaner through a few simple tasks. One daily task should be addressing any stain as it happens. If you spill your glass of red wine, do not leave the stain soak while you finish your favorite TV show. Stop what you are doing and address the stain immediately. The longer you leave any stain in your carpet, the harder it will be to remove later. Dab stains with a cloth right away, never rubbing so you do not spread the stain. Pour baking soda over the stain once you have removed as much liquid as possible. Then vacuum up the baking soda.

While it is not necessary to vacuum every room, every single day (in fact, this can lead to carpet damage), you can create a rotating schedule for yourself so vacuuming is less overwhelming. For example, make Mondays the day you vacuum your bedroom, and Wednesdays the day you tackle the living room. This way, each room will be touched at least once a week, without you needing to dedicate hours to the task.

As mentioned above, vacuuming your carpets every week is a good rule of thumb. Keep in mind that while vacuuming is an excellent way to remove dust and dirt, it can damage your carpeting if done too frequently. Be gentle when you vacuum your carpets and move the vacuum slowly across each area, instead of vigorously.

Things To Do Monthly & Yearly

There are some carpeted areas that might not see a vacuum very often. Make sure you tackle these sections at least once a month. For example, if your couch is blocking an area of your carpet, that area is probably not going to get as dirty as a high foot traffic area. However, dirt, dust, dander, and other grime can still build up in these hidden spaces. Move furniture once a month to vacuum in hard to reach areas.

Once Or Twice A Year

Regular vacuuming and dusting around the home can help to lower the amount of grime that builds up in your carpeting. However, the reality is that with enough time, dirt and other particles will wind up deeply embedded in the fibers of your carpet. The only way to remove grime that is buried deep in your carpets fibers is through professional carpet cleaning. Our high powered steam cleaning can remove even the toughest stains, grimes, and odors. With high temperature water and powerful extraction, your carpets will be left fresh, beautiful, and smelling clean. For most homes, carpet cleaning can be scheduled once or twice a year. Reach out today to learn more about how carpet cleaning can help protect your carpets from damage, and schedule carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Arvada, or Lakewood today.

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Why Your Office Needs Carpet Cleaning Services

When it comes to running a business, you need to keep costs as low as possible to still turn a profit. However, there are some tasks you should never neglect, and carpet cleaning is one of them. We provide professional carpet cleaning in Arvada, Evergreen, Lakewood, and surrounding locations for businesses and offices. We have seen firsthand just how important professional steam cleaning is for offices. Check out these top reasons why your office needs carpet cleaning and the great benefits you will gain when you schedule carpet cleaning with our team.

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1. Keeping Up Appearances

If your workplace looks dingy, dirty, and neglected, you will wind up portraying that attitude to your employees. People spend a large portion of their life at their jobs, so it is no wonder that they want to work in a place that reflects a thriving company culture. When your carpets are dirty and musty, your employees can wind up feeling like you don’t care about the place, and worse, them.

Boost company morale by having your carpets periodically cleaned. Schedule professional steam cleaning services during hours that won’t interrupt work, but will leave your employees feeling their workplace is valued.

2. Lowering Allergens

No one wants to go to work and spend the entire day sneezing and coughing. However, when you neglect carpet cleaning in your office, you can wind up building up allergens in the office. This can lead to your employees being uncomfortable, having asthma flare ups, and becoming ill more frequently. Although vacuuming can help cut down on this issue, vacuuming alone will not get rid of the deeply embedded dirt and allergens. The good news is that steam cleaning will remove hard to reach allergens, germs, and viruses from your carpets fibers. This will leave your office smelling great and your employees breathing easy.

3. Protecting Your Investment

While you may contemplate putting off professional carpet cleaning due to the cost, the reality is you could cost yourself more money down the road by doing so. When your carpets are dirty and grime builds up in the fibers, you can cause irreversible damage to the fibers. This means you will have to invest in brand new carpeting, which is far more expensive than simply keeping up with cleaning services.

How often should you clean your business’ carpets? This will depend a lot on how much foot traffic you have, what kind of foot traffic, and the type of business you are operating. Talk to our team about the frequency with which you should have your office’s carpets cleaned.

If you want to improve the look of your business, protect your carpeting, and keep your employees happy and healthy, talk to us about scheduling professional carpet cleaning services. We can work around your business’ operational hours to ensure your office can continue to function smoothly. Our team is comprised of extremely professional technicians who are equipped to handle office spaces of all sizes. Contact us today for an estimate and schedule your carpet cleaning in Arvada, Evergreen, Lakewood, and surrounding locations.

Tips For Ridding Your Carpet Of Odors

Do you find yourself trying to avoid ever sitting or lying down on your carpeted floor due to the less than desirable smell of your carpets? If you are battling foul-smelling carpets, check out these useful and easy tips for ridding your carpet of odors. Whether you are a pet owner or you simply find your aging carpets are picking up musty smells, these tips can help you take back the freshness of your home. If you find yourself in need of professional help for odor remediation, contact us to schedule carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Lakewood, Arvada, or surrounding locations. We will be happy to assist you gaining back the comfort of your home.

Start By Airing Out Your Home

The first step you should take to help rid your carpet of bad odors is to air out your home. This is particularly helpful when you have had your windows closed up all summer or winter. In the summer heat, wait ‘til the sun sets and the air cools off to open up your windows. Use fans to draw in fresh air and create a flow of air through your home. This will help you determine what smells are permanent and what smells can be fixed through a simple airing out of the home.

Next, Grab The Baking Soda

If your home still has a bad odor emanating from your carpeting, purchase a few large boxes of baking soda. Baking soda is inexpensive and non-toxic, making it the perfect odor remediation product for those who want to keep their family safe. Baking soda can act as an immediate stain lifter when something is spilled on your carpet or a dog can’t quite hold it in. However, it also works well for the long term buildup of odors in your carpeting. Even if you aren’t quite sure what caused the lingering odor, you can use baking soda to put it to an end. Sprinkle baking soda across your carpets and allow it to set for one to two hours. Once the baking soda has had time to soak up any odors in the carpeting, simply vacuum it up.

Finally, Tackle The Root Of The Cause

The best way to have fresh smelling carpets is to prevent them from picking up bad odors in the first place. Determine what is causing the undesirable smell. Are pets at the root of the cause? Invest in a dog crate for furry friends who aren’t fully house trained yet. Keep your pets groomed if their fur is causing the odor. Are family members tracking in grime? Instill a no shoes in the house rule, or invest in rugs to cover high traffic areas. Is moisture causing mold and mildew to make your carpets stink? Keep your carpets dry and address any leaking pipes.

Call The Pros

If your carpets have a lingering odor you cannot rid your home of, it might be time to reach out for help from our professional carpet cleaners. Set up an appointment for carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Lakewood, Arvada, or across the Denver metro area. We can help you restore your carpets and rid your home of unfavorable smells.

Steam Carpet Cleaning vs Chem Dry

When you are choosing the best method for cleaning your carpets, you have a lot to consider. Should you do it yourself or schedule professional cleaning? We addressed the differences between renting your own carpet cleaning machine and hiring a professional in a previous blog: Self Carpet Cleaning Vs Professional. When you do opt for professional carpet cleaning services, you still need to decide on which method you want to employ. Two of the most notable methods are steam cleaning and chem dry cleaning. Which type of carpet cleaning is right for you? Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of each type.

Chem Dry Carpet Cleaning

While the name “chem dry carpet cleaning” may sound like no water is used in the process, this is actually not the case. Chem dry cleaning uses far less water than steam cleaning or other carpet cleaning methods, but some water is still used. The process implements the use of chemical solutions to clean the carpeting.

The benefits: Chem dry cleaning is often promoted due to the speed with which carpets will dry after cleaning. Because so little water is used, there will not be large amounts of moisture left behind.

Steam Cleaning Your Carpets

Steam cleaning differs from chem dry carpet cleaning for two reasons. For starters, steam cleaning does use much larger amounts of hot water to clean the carpeting. Secondly, steam cleaning implements less chemicals in the cleaning process. While chem dry relies on chemicals to do the cleaning, steam cleaning pairs a gentle cleaning solution with extremely hot water to rid the carpet of any dirt, odors, or grime.

The benefits: Steam cleaning is the most effective carpet cleaning method for reaching the deepest parts of your carpeting. Chem dry cleaning only reaches the surface of the carpet, whereas steam cleaning penetrates to the deepest layers of your carpeting. This makes it the best choice for those who are looking to get rid of hard to remove stains, odors, germs, bacteria, molds, and mildews. It is also often chosen over chem dry cleaning because it leaves your family exposed to fewer chemicals. This is particularly important in homes where small children and pets will be spending time on the carpet.

The Key Is In The Extraction

The only reason chem dry is chosen over steam cleaning is due to poor extraction methods. It is true that you do not want to leave water or moisture in your carpeting after cleaning. This can lead to the growth of mold and mildews, as well as leaving your carpet prone to attracting dirt build up quickly. Steam cleaning is the superior cleaning method, so long as the company you hire has a proper extraction process. At MSS Cleaning, we ensure our equipment is well maintained and operating perfectly so that your carpets are not left with unwanted moisture or residue. With our high powered extraction process, you can rest assured that your carpets will be clean and entirely safe for children and pets. Reach out today to schedule carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Arvada, Lakewood, or surrounding locations. Whether you need residential or commercial carpet cleaning, give us a call.

How Effective Is Steam Cleaning Carpets?

When you have dirty, dingy carpets, you need the help of professionals. Our carpet cleaning services are extremely effective and employ the use of state-of-the-art technology and industry knowledge. At MSS Cleaning, we implement the use of steam cleaning in order to leave your carpets fresh and looking like new. Just how effective is steam cleaning carpets? The simple answer is that steam cleaning is both efficient and powerful at removing stain, dirt, odors, and grime. Read on to learn more about how effective steam cleaning is and why it is the perfect method for restoring your home or business’ carpets.

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Ridding Your Home Of Lingering Odors

One of the greatest benefits of steam cleaning is that the process is effective at removing lingering odors. This is particularly beneficial for homeowners with pets. The high temperature of the water creates steam, which works to deodorize the carpets fibers by drawing out any lingering odors. Not only do the heat and moisture work together to pull out stubborn smells, the powerful extraction process rids your carpet of any dampness that could lead to further odors.

Stomping Out Unwelcome Guests

Steam cleaning is also an effective carpet cleaning method because the high temperatures of the water are capable of ridding your home of unwelcome pests. Fleas and dust mites can be eradicated through the use of steam cleaning. The temperatures of the steam are so extreme that the creatures cannot live through the cleaning process. Not only does steam cleaning kill these pests, the extraction process removes both the pests and their eggs.

Sanitize And Destroy Bacteria And Viruses

No one wants to imagine germs, bacteria, and viruses lingering in their home. Unfortunately, your carpet could be home to such unsavory beings. Although frequent cleaning of your home can help reduce the amount of germs and bacteria, some will linger. Steam cleaning is an extremely effective method for killing germs, bacteria, and viruses that normal cleaning was not able to reach. The high temperature of the steam will reach deep into the carpet’s fibers and destroy any living beings. Then, through extraction, your carpet will be rid of any residue, leaving sanitary, fresh carpeting behind.

Target Hard To Remove Stains

If your carpet has unsightly stains building up, steam cleaning might be the perfect method for restoring your carpet. The sooner you schedule steam cleaning after a stain occurs, the more effective it will be. Instead of dumping toxic chemicals on your carpet in hopes of ridding it of stains, consider the safer method of steam cleaning. Our professional steam cleaners can help you determine the best method for removing stains from your carpeting.

Interested in seeing the effects of professional steam cleaning on your carpets? Schedule carpet cleaning with our team. We provide carpet cleaning services across the Denver metro area, including Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, and more. Contact our team today to learn more about why our steam cleaning is the most effective method for cleaning carpets available.

When Should You Schedule Carpet Cleaning Services?

Professional carpet cleaning services are an effective way of keeping your home or business clean and fresh. Due to the high temperature of water used in steam cleaning and the powerful water extraction process, professional carpet cleaning can rid your carpet of odors, stains, and the general buildup of grime. There are a variety of reasons home and business owners call us to schedule carpet cleaning services. The following are common scenarios which indicate it is time to schedule professional steam cleaning services.

You Got A New Puppy

Welcoming a new puppy into your home is an exciting time. With four paws of unending energy and the new battle of house training ahead, puppies bring joy, laughter, and some frustration into your home. If you recently brought a new furry pal into your home, it might be time to consider scheduling professional carpet cleaning services. The longer you let pet stains set into your carpeting, the harder they are to remove. Even if Fido masters the art of using the great outdoors quickly, your carpeting can quickly pick up the odors of a busy puppy. Not to mention, those four paws will drag in dirt, grime, and other substances into the home. Steam cleaning will use extremely hot water to sanitize your carpeting and high powered extraction to leave your carpets fresh and soft.

You Have New Renters Moving In

If you are a landlord and you manage your own property, you are responsible for ensuring the house is ready when one renter leaves and a new renter moves into the home. Part of this process includes ensuring the carpets are clean. Although your last renters may have left the carpets stain free, grime and dirt will still build up in the carpet’s fibers. This can cause damage to your carpeting overtime. Schedule professional carpet cleaning services before your new renters move into the home. Not only will this provide them with a clean and sanitary place to live, it will also help protect your carpets, which means less money spent on repairs or replacement.

You Purchased A Home

Buying a home can be a thrilling time. If you purchase a home with previous residents, then the carpeting should be professionally cleaned before you settle in. Even if the carpeting looks clean, it is a host to a myriad of unsavory substances. Dirt, grime, dander, pet stains, mold, and mildew can all be lurking beneath the surface. Steam cleaning will effectively sanitize your carpets and leave them fresh, and almost as good as new. Instead of plopping down on your new home’s carpets with unknown grime, give yourself the peace of mind that your carpeting is clean.

You’re Getting Ready To Sell Your Home

Not only is it a great idea to professionally steam clean carpets once you buy a home, it is also a good idea when you are trying to sell a home. Before you show off your property, make sure it is in the best condition possible. Get rid of unsightly stains and a general dingy look through professional steam cleaning.

Do you need carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, or a surrounding location? Contact our team for help today.

Guide To Combatting Pet Odors In The Home

Owning pets can bring joy and happiness to your home. However, owning pets can also mean your home has less than desirable odors that seem to linger. If you have tried burning candles, spraying odor killers in the air, and still cannot seem to rid your home of that pesky pet odor, check out our guide to combating pet odors in the home. Contact us for help restoring your carpets to an odor free state with our carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Lakewood, Arvada, and surrounding locations. We look forward to helping you keep your home smelling fresh.

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Create A Regular Cleaning Schedule

If you own pets, you need to clean more often than in a home where no pets are present. Even if your furry pals are house-trained and fairly clean, they will invariably shed fur, dander, and dirt. Overtime this can build up in your home and contribute to a less than fresh smell. Be sure to vacuum frequently and dust your home at least once a week. If you have a particularly furry friend, consider a quick clean of the house every single day. If you have a non-carpeted floor, don’t forget to sweep it frequently as pet dander and fur can accumulate on hard surfaces.

Swap Out Air Filters

When was the last time you changed all the air filters on your HVAC system? One of the ways pet odor can linger in your home is in your HVAC system. Overtime, fur and dander will clog your air filters. Not only will this lead to a less than pleasant smelling home, it will also cause your HVAC system to run inefficiently. Change your HVAC’s air filters at least every other month. If you have a pet that is prone to excessive shedding, you may want to change your filters once a month.

Groom Your Furry Pals

One of the best ways to cut down on pet odors in your home is to keep your pets well groomed. Even if your pet is not an excessive shedder, they need frequent baths and grooming in order to keep your home smelling clean. You can even use dry shampoos in between baths to cut down on odor. If you have dogs who enjoy playing at the dog park, be sure to wipe off any slobber from other dogs on their fur right away.

Schedule Frequent Carpet Cleaning

Most homeowners can get away with scheduling steam cleaning for their home once a year. However, if you own pets, you should consider having your carpets steam cleaned more frequently. Even when you keep your furry pals clean and keep up with day to day cleaning, your home can retain a pet odor. Talk to one of our technicians about the best carpet cleaning schedule for your home. Steam cleaning can effectively rid your carpet of lingering pet odors. Professional carpet cleaning is particularly effective for homes where Fido might still be learning the ropes of house training. Whether you have pet stains on your carpet or just a lingering odor, we can help you combat it through steam cleaning. The high temperature of the water we employ and the powerful extraction process will leave your carpets clean, soft, and smelling fresh once again. Reach out today to learn more about carpet cleaning in Evergreen, Lakewood, Arvada, and surrounding locations.

Handling Water Damage In Your Home

While Colorado is not known for frequent flooding, home flooding can occur. For many homeowners in the Denver area, it isn’t necessarily heavy rainfall that causes flooding in the home. A burst pipe or a slow, undetected leak can cause severe flooding, which in turn leaves your home and valuables ravaged by water damage. If you are trying to handle water damage in your home, the following are some tips that can help you get your home back into shape. Reach out anytime to learn more about our carpet cleaning services in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, and surrounding locations. We will be happy to help you restore your carpets to looking beautiful and smelling fresh.

Assess The Damages

The first thing you need to do after your home has been flooded is to assess the damages. Because water can seep into every nook, cranny, and crevice, it can wreak havoc on your home. You need to determine during your assessment what is salvageable and what needs to go. Pay attention to important structural issues first and then work your way to evaluating your belongings.

Although it can be tempting to become sentimental during this period, you need to be realistic about what can be saved. Electronics are one of the most sensitive items to water damage, and almost any item is susceptible to mold, mildew, and fungus growth if not cleaned and sanitized properly. Take care of major issues first, like ensuring your home is safe, stable, and secure. Then work on creating piles of the items that can be kept and need little to no cleaning, the items that can be salvaged but need work, and the items that are beyond restoration.

Empty The Area

After flooding has occurred it will be important to schedule repairs and deep cleaning services as quickly as possible. To make the work more effective, empty the affected area. If you have furniture you plan on salvaging, place it in a safe area to dry.

After the area is emptied, try to dry any carpeting as quickly as possible. Use commercial strength fans to remove as much moisture as you can from the area. The longer carpet stays damp, the better chance of mold and mildew growth.

Schedule Cleaning Services

One of the best ways to salvage your carpeting after flooding is to schedule steam cleaning services. The powerful heat of steam cleaning can kill mold and mildew, and the effective extraction process can rid your home of musty odors and rancid water.

It is important to note that if water has damaged your carpet’s padding severely, you may need to have the carpet padding itself replaced. A professional will best be able to assess whether or not your carpet can be salvaged without repairs.

Sanitize The Baseboards And Walls

Once you have had the room emptied, cleaned, and dried, take some time to sanitize the baseboards and walls in your home. Use warm, soapy water to initially wash down the area. Then create a bleach and water mixture to sanitize thoroughly. Make sure you read the labeling and follow the instructions for creating a bleach water mixture. Wear gloves to prevent damage to your hands and to keep the area sanitary while you work.

If you are in need of carpet cleaning due to minor flooding in your home, contact our team today. We provide premium carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, and surrounding locations.

Know Your Carpet: Tips For Keeping Your Specific Carpet Material Clean

If you have carpeting in your home or business, it is likely that over time the fibers will become suffused with dirt, grime, germs, bacteria, mold, and odors. By properly caring for your carpet, you can prevent some of this buildup. The type of material your carpet is comprised of will dictate in part how quickly grime accumulates and the best methods for safeguarding your carpet against dirt and germs. Read on to learn more about how to care for carpet, and reach out to our team to schedule carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, or surrounding locations. At MSS Cleaning, we provide professional carpet cleaning services for both homes and businesses. Talk to us today about commercial carpet cleaning and give your business a fresh appearance.

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Low Maintenance Berber Carpet

Berber carpet is loop style of carpeting. There are many variations of Berber carpeting including level loops, patterned loops, and cut-and-loop. Berber carpet is generally easy to care for, as the loops prevent dirt and pollutants from penetrating deeply into the carpeting material. The larger the loops, the less grime buildup you will have to worry about. Vacuum your berber carpet at least twice a week, and you should prevent the majority of soiling.

The difficulty with Berber carpet is that the loops can snag, leading to the visual wear and tear of your carpeting. This is particularly true for homes where pets or children are present who might pick at the loops. Protect the looped carpet in high traffic areas with throw rugs and carefully trim any snags as soon as you spot them. Never tug at snags as you can worsen the condition of the carpet.

Seemingly Flawless Frieze Carpet

Another extremely popular carpeting material is Frieze carpet, particularly for businesses. This material is comprised of tiny, twisted fibers. These fibers lay flat and tend to conceal dirt and grime. This carpeting material is often favored because it appears less dirty than Berber carpeting. However, Frieze carpet is actually more prone to absorbing stains, grime, and odors. Vacuuming will help to remove some of the pollutants in the fibers, but frequent steam cleaning is necessary to remove long-term buildup. If you have Frize carpet, it is recommended that you schedule frequent carpet cleaning to ensure the dirt and grime does not penetrate your carpet padding and amass beneath the surface.

Frieze carpet can be created using a variety of materials including wool, nylon, and polyester. Nylon will wear the best, but also comes with a higher price tag. Wool carpeting needs to be handled with care when cleaned, as the fibers can easily shrink if treated with the wrong solution.

Schedule Steam Cleaning

No matter what material your carpeting is designed with, you should schedule frequent steam cleaning services to maintain a fresh appearance. Not only will steam cleaning help rid your carpet of dirt and debris, it can also mitigate unpleasant odors. Allowing grime to accumulate in your carpet can lead to damage to the fibers and the padding underneath. By caring for your carpet, your home or business will be more inviting and pleasant, and you will prevent the need for full carpet replacement. If you have never had your carpets cleaned professionally before, feel free to reach out to our team to learn more. We are proud to provide premium quality carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Evergreen, Arvada, and surrounding locations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our team.

School Carpet Cleaning in Denver CO

When you need school carpet cleaning, call MSS Cleaning. We clean carpets, tile and grout and upholstery for schools in Aurora, Denver, Lakewood, Highlands Ranch and beyond. From pre-school to college, and everywhere in between, MSS Cleaning is happy to be your preferred school carpet cleaner and to help keep your educational facility looking it’s best.

School Carpet Cleaning

It goes without saying that your school sees a lot of foot traffic, food spills, and other messes. Dirt gets tracked in from outside, coffee gets spilled, and snacks make a mess. Because of all of these issues, you have enough of a hassle trying to manage the facilities. It’s time to bring in the professionals to help out.

Carpet Cleaning at Different Educational Facilities

We know that every school is a bit different and it has its own unique needs. A preschool requires us to move furniture, clean area rugs and dodge lots of obstacles. Colleges often have upholstery cleaning needs – office chairs, auditorium seating, and more to go with large areas of commercial carpet. Normally tiled entryways and bathrooms are common, too. No matter your needs, we have you covered. We help schools with:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Tile and grout cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Water emergency clean ups

Special Considerations for Carpet Cleaning Preschool and Elementary Schools

Head Lice are an unfortunate reality in schools with children. Carpet cleaning for head lice isn’t considered necessary by the CDC (they recommend vacuuming carpeted areas and avoiding contact for a minimum of 1-2 days). In preschools, however, children often spend time on the floor. Carpet cleaning affords extra peace of mind for many of our customers. If your carpets haven’t been cleaned in a while anyway, a lice outbreak offers another good reason to get them cleaned now. If you have concerns about head lice carpet cleaning, we can help.

Safety is another important element for services at your school. In an environment where children are often using the carpeted floor space, you want assurances that the solutions being put on the carpet are safe and non-toxic. With MSS Cleaning, they are.

Powerful Carpet Cleaning Methods for Schools

Part of the benefit we offer is in the equipment and methods that we use. We bring high powered, truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment with the ability to clean areas as far away as 600 feet. This is something that not many of our competitors can do. Because of our added reach and equipment performance, we can clean massive buildings, even those with multiple floors. We can also put our truck in a place that’s out of your way. MSS Cleaning uses state of the art, IICRC Gold rated equipment and the best accessories available. In addition, we use well tested pre-sprays and rinses that are not only safe and non-toxic, but also extremely efficient and effective at cleaning carpets and removing tough spots.

School Upholstery Cleaning

Your school has upholstery. Lots of upholstery. That’s not a problem. We can effectively clean all sorts of upholstery and area rugs. From cleaning the sofa in the college lounge, to desk chairs and everything in between, we can help. Does your school have area rugs that need cleaning as well? We can help with that too. MSS Cleaning uses state of the art tools and equipment to clean upholstery without overwetting fabrics, which can lead to discoloration or wrinkling.

Tile and Grout Cleaning for Schools

Your whole school likely isn’t carpeted. Many times, we clean tile and grout at a school as well as the cleaning the carpets and upholstery. Your school likely has tile in the entryways, bathrooms, kitchen or hallways. We’ve got you covered. Using the same truck mounted equipment that we use to clean carpets, we can get your school tile and grout cleaned and looking great. Need to have it sealed as well? We help with that too.

Carpet Repairs for Schools

As we’ve already established, the carpets at your school see a lot of wear and tear. From ripped seams, to carpet tears, to areas requiring a carpet patch, we can help. We repair a lot of commercial and residential carpet and can solve almost any problem you may throw at us. Because of this, offices, restaurants and other commercial spaces trust us with their carpet repairs.

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Does Steam Cleaning Kill Germs?

Your home should be your haven, the place you go to escape the pressures of work and the outside world. However, your home can quickly become less of a haven and more of a sty, even if you work hard to keep your abode clean. It is simply a fact of life that over time dirt, germs, and dust can build up in your home. This is where carpet cleaning swoops in to save the day. Carpet cleaning is one of the most effective ways to rid your home of unwanted dirt, debris, and yes, even germs. Read on to learn more about how carpet cleaning kills germs and the other benefits of steam cleaning your home. Remember, if you need carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Evergreen, or Arvada, we are the team to call. We use the latest techniques and quality equipment to ensure the job is done right.

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Steam Cleaning Kills Germs & So Much More

When we say that carpet cleaning kills germs, we mean specifically that steam cleaning kills germs. Some carpet cleaning methods will not kill germs, due to the process used. Steam cleaning differs by virtue of the extreme temperatures of the water used. When steam cleaning your carpet, the hot water will penetrate the carpet fibers and force the dirt, bacteria, and germs to the surface. During the extraction of the hot water, all of this unwanted debris will be pulled up and eradicated from your carpet. The steam used in the process is at such high temperatures that many pathogens and germs will be killed upon contact. This can be especially effective for rooms you know are prone to hosting a bountiful amount of germs, such as nurseries, children’s bedrooms, and pet areas.

Beyond Just Germs

While the death of hosts of germs is something to celebrate, steam cleaning will rid your carpet of more than just these unsavory guests. Steam cleaning will also abolish a multitude of other objectionable substances, such as the following:

    • Dust Mites: You might never lay eyes on these tiny pests, but odds are good they reside in your home. Dust mites are more than a nuisance, they leave behind waste matter which can trigger allergies and asthma. Steam cleaning will send these pests packing as well as ridding your home of the waste they left behind.
    • Odors: Do you have pets living in your home, leaving it smelling less than ideal? Do you struggle to rid your teen’s room of lingering smells? Freshen your odoriferous home with steam cleaning. When we use our high powered steam cleaner on your carpets, we can rid your house of even the toughest odors.
    • Mold / Mildew: Although Colorado is an arid climate, mold and mildew can still form in your home. If you have carpeting that has developed a moldy or mildewy smell, it is time to eradicate these harmful fungi through steam cleaning.

Ready to turn your home back into the inviting, cozy place it should be? Contact our team to schedule steam cleaning in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, or surrounding locations. We look forward to helping you rid your home of unwanted odors, germs, and pests.

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Doctor and Dentist Office Carpet Cleaning Denver

As a doctor or dentist, you know that the appearance of your medical facilities is important. An important of helping to keep that appearance looking it’s best is medical facility carpet cleaning. At MSS Cleaning, we provide our dentist office carpet cleaning services and doctors office carpet cleaning throughout Lakewood, Aurora, Golden and across the entire Greater Denver Area.

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Flexible Medical Facility Carpet Cleaning Scheduling

We understand. You barely have enough hours in the day to see your patients and manage your business. The last thing you want to have to deal with is your carpet cleaning company. You simply want your medical facility’s carpets cleaned with the least amount of hassle, and you want it done right. In this regard (well, in all regards, really), MSS Cleaning aims to please. We can provide carpet cleaning in your dentist office or doctor’s office to fit around your schedule. Are your medical offices closed on Saturday or Sunday? Perfect, we work then. Weeknights? We work then too. We have commercial carpet cleaning crews able to work most any time you need us.

Impressing your Customers with our Doctors and Dentist Office Carpet Cleaning Services

When your customers walk into your facility and look down, they don’t want to see stained or dirty carpets. They also don’t want to see stains on upholstery or dirty tile. Your customers are visiting your facility either to have a procedure done, or to receive expert advice. The last thing you want to have on their minds is the lack of cleanliness in your facility. Let MSS Cleaning do what we’re best at, so you can focus on what you’re best at, without being concerned about how your patients feel about the cleanliness of your medical office.

Doctor or Dentist Office Carpet Cleaning Process

You have fragile and expensive equipment. It’s no secret that your medical equipment often costs a small fortune. The last thing you need is to deal with a carpet cleaner in your medical facility banging into your things, or dealing with an uninsured or under insured company if something were to happen. Between our professionalism and way we care for your facilities, and the professional way we conduct business, we’re appropriated insured, and you’re well protected.

Quality Medical Facility Carpet Cleaning Work

To add to this, you don’t want to show up the day after we clean your carpets to find that the carpets are still wet or that there is a powerful perfumed odor still lingering from the carpet cleaning. With our top of the line equipment and best-in-class solutions, there won’t be any foul odors or strong perfumed scents. Furthermore, our products are non-toxic and kid and family safe. MSS Cleaning is your medical facility carpet cleaning partner!

In Summary

When it comes to cleaning the carpets in your dental office or medical practice, call MSS Cleaning. We’re your professional doctor’s office and dentist office carpet cleaners.

How Often Should I Schedule Carpet Cleaning For My Business?

With the constant hustle and bustle of your business, your carpets invariably become laden with grime and dirt. The solution to this predicament is to schedule steam cleaning for your business. The question for many business owners is not should they have their carpets cleaned, but rather how often should they have their carpets cleaned. As your local commercial carpet cleaning company in Lakewood, serving the greater Denver area, we have years of experience aiding businesses in ensuring their floors are clean and presentable. The frequency with which you should clean your commercial carpets is dependent upon a few factors. Read on to learn more about determining a steam cleaning schedule for your business.

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Take Into Account The Type Of Business

One of the factors that will determine how often you should be cleaning your carpets is the type of business you are operating. The following are guidelines to consider based on the type of company you operate to help you determine an appropriate carpet cleaning schedule:

  • Restaurants: If you have carpeting in your dining area, you need to schedule frequent steam cleaning. Food and drinks can stain carpet, and the longer you leave these substances to set the harder the stain removal process will be. Clean the carpet every day with a vacuum and shoot for a monthly professional steam cleaning. The buildup of food particles can not only leave unsightly stains, it can lead to unsavory odors, which will not be conducive to pleasant dining.
  • Office Buildings: Many offices feature durable, neutrally colored carpets. The carpet is usually designed to show as little dirt and wear as possible. However, just because you do not see the dirt accumulation does not mean it isn’t taking place. Schedule professional steam cleaning at least once a year. You can increase this frequency if you operate a business with a high level of foot traffic.
  • Child Care Facilities: Many daycares and schools feature brightly colored, soft carpets. These carpets should be cleaned with a high level of frequency. We recommend setting up a weekly cleaning schedule. Child care facilities are prone to harboring a large number of germs and bacteria. In order to protect your paton’s children, you need to eradicate germs through powerful steam cleaning methods.

Factor Foot Traffic

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for creating a carpet cleaning schedule. One major factor that will determine how often your carpets need to be cleaned relates to the amount of foot traffic your space sees. For example, it might not be necessary to clean your entire building’s carpet every month, but certain areas might need the extra TLC. Entryways and hallways are particularly susceptible to the aggregation of dirt and debris. You can create two different schedules for your high traffic areas and your low traffic areas.

Consult With The Pros

If you are not certain how frequently you need to have your commercial carpets cleaned, feel free to reach out to our team. We will be happy to assess what your business’ unique needs will be, and our professional team will help you determine an appropriate schedule to match those needs. Reach out today to schedule carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, or a surrounding location.

The Best Way to Clean Carpets in Denver

…And the Myths You’ve Been Told to Hide the Truth

As a small business owner, I spend a significant amount of time doing competitive research. I’m interested in what is the best way to clean carpets and I like to know what my competitors are up to. As I visit my competitor’s websites, I’m shocked at the amount of unsupported misinformation I see being thrown around. I’ve written this article to address it. Carpet cleaning, as an industry, is filled with “alternative” methods contrived by individuals and companies to sell inferior services based on scare tactics and dubious claims, instead of selling the best carpet cleaning methods not on fact. As with any service, there is always a gradient of quality, from low to high, but it’s helpful to look first at the whole picture.

Various Carpet Cleaning Methods and Their Effectiveness:

Hot water extraction:

Hot water extraction is the best way to clean carpets. It’s the best carpet cleaning method available. This isn’t opinion, it’s fact and it’s supported by evidence.

Hot water extraction (carpet steam cleaning) is approved by, and recommended by many major carpet manufacturers, including Shaw, the industry’s largest. Specifically, Shaw actually requires homeowners to show they have maintained their carpets using hot water extraction (AKA steam cleaning) in order to maintain their carpet’s warranty.

The Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) and Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) also recommends hot water extraction.

Carpet Cleaning Methods – Why Hot Water Extraction is the Best Carpet Cleaning Method: 

There is a general lack of evidence to support some of the wild claims being thrown around the carpet cleaning industry. Typically this by some of the more dubious and sneaky companies. Below are three meaningful citations from major industry voices:

We recommend that you follow the carpet manufacturers recommendations of hot water extracting your carpet every 12 to 18 months to maintain your warranty.

Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Association

Shaws choice: Hot water extraction

Research indicates that the hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as “steam cleaning,” although no steam is actually generated. The process consists of applying a cleaning agent into the carpet pile and using water in the extractor to recover the used solution and soil. This can be done from a truck-mounted unit outside the home with only the hose and wand brought inside or by a portable system brought into the home.

Shaw warranties require that the homeowner be able to show proof of periodic cleaning by hot water extraction (commonly called “steam” cleaning) by a professional cleaning service or do-it-yourself system, using equipment that is certified under the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval program. We strongly recommend cleaning systems that have achieved the Gold Level Performance in the CRI Seal of Approval Program…

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While there are numerous techniques to utilize when removing dirt and allergens, they don’t always leave the same results. There are many benefits to the flooring and the occupants when hot water and steam are employed… The usual vacuuming and spot cleaning is a necessary step in prolonging the life of the carpet, but such methods can only remove debris at the surface. Performing a deeper treatment approach will remove the dirt, pet hair, dust mites, and other debris that commonly work their way down further or are dug into the fibers themselves.

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So, Enough With the Research – How Does Hot Water Extraction (Carpet Steam Cleaning) Actually Work?

A truck mounted carpet cleaning machine (or a less powerful portable machine, typically used for high rises or areas where a truck mount can’t reach) performs a variety of functions. It’s a self contained, powerful engine driven system. It heats water, creates high pressure, and has a huge vacuum system all in one. In short, it’s the best way to clean carpets.

 Typical Hot Water Extraction (Steam Carpet Cleaning) Basic Process

  1. A technician uses the machine’s water pressure to pre-spray carpeted areas to be cleaned. Usually this is with a high pH cleaner designed for the specific type of carpet cleaning to be cleaned. This breaks down dirt, grime and filth. Different solutions require different “dwell” times to be fully effective, so a pause here is likely.
  2. Technician agitates the pre-sprayed areas, as needed, to loosen dirt and grime. Agitation occurs either manually or with a machine.
  3. A complete rinse with a very mild acidic rinse (less acidic than orange juice…) is applied. This application is at high pressure with very hot water. The water temperature is adjustable to well above 250 degrees, though typically it’s kept below 200 degrees because blasting steam everywhere isn’t actually productive. The cleaning is done with a carpet cleaning wand or other accessory. During this step, the initial prespray is neutralized, and very nearly all of the water is sucked back out of the carpets with a very powerful vacuum. The high pressure further safely removes dirt, filth, and grime. Afterwards, there is very little, if any solution left in the carpet. This means the carpet doesn’t re-soil, which was, and is, a common complaint of older (now obsolete, in my opinion) carpet shampoo systems.

Important Elements of What a Truck Mounted Hot Water Extraction Machine Does:

  • It consistently heats water to very high temperatures – thus the original name of this service “carpet steam cleaning”. The industry has now mostly moved to “hot water extraction” as the common nomenclature. Having a machine that can keep water consistently hot for the task at hand is absolutely vital. As we all know, hot water cleans better than cold water.
  • It pressurizes this water to be sprayed onto the carpet – different machines produce different amounts of pressure. Some residential units produce a maximum pressure of around 800 PSI. Other massive commercial/industrial machines produce upwards or beyond 3,000 PSI. Typically 700 PSI is about as high as you want to go for just about any carpet cleaning job (often lower). But, it’s useful to have the higher PSI since it’s needed for proper residential or commercial tile cleaning, hard surface cleaning, or other high pressure requiring tasks. This is another reason why larger, commercial grade truck mount carpet cleaning machines are superior. Smaller residential sized truck mounts just don’t have enough power.
  • It produces a whole lot of vacuum to suck up the sprayed water – The bigger the truck mount machines, typically, the bigger the vacuum. Again, here we have a variety of vacuum strengths, ranging from low vacuum like would be found on a portable machine, to vacuums many times stronger than the strongest shop vac hose you’ve ever stuck your hand against. The value of strong vacuum is three-fold. More vacuum means less water left in your carpets. It is also more useful for high PSI tasks like commercial or residential tile cleaning to suck up the excess water. Finally bigger machines are better for flood and restoration work to get more water out of the carpet and pad.

 

Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning / Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning

Using a Buffer with a Bonnet / Brush / Low Encapsulation Cleaning

Here’s the sales pitch for “low moisture cleaning”. “We provide dry cleaning, which is the best carpet cleaning method around. It’s safe, and your carpets are nearly dry instantly”

Sounds great, right? Most things with a heavy marketing spin typically do.

The Typical “Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning” Process:

  1. A technician vacuums the floor.
  2. Technician sprays an encapsulation (usually) solution, maybe with an added oxidizer. “Oxi” anything has become quite the marketing buzz word, so has “Citrus” on the carpet.
  3. The technician then uses an agitation tool of some kind. Usually this is either a rotating brush or a bonnet on a buffer, or something similar to agitate the encapsulation (and whatever else) into the carpet fibers. The fibers are stood up by the tool, and the encapsulation provides an initial nice “clean” look.
  4. After the encapsulation dries, the whole thing is supposed to be vacuumed up. This is normally left to the homeowner, in a residential setting, to remove the crystallized dirt with your vacuum in the coming days.

This process is an OK solution. Encapsulation is a process that we actually use ourselves as a cost-saving carpet maintenance solution for our commercial customers. It’s especially useful in office carpet cleaning, for example. We can do this between hot water extractions or in certain other applications where it’s called for. It isn’t, however, the best way to clean carpets. This is exactly the point. These systems were designed as a carpet maintenance method. Instead, though, it is being marketed and sold to consumers as a deep, restorative carpet cleaning, which it is not.

Where Does the Dirt Go?

Take a moment to think through this low moisture carpet cleaning process. Here is the most important missing part (ignoring for a moment the inferior solutions used). There is not any rinsing or removal of the applied and agitated carpet cleaning solutions. There is also not any removal of soil. This is, therefore, not the best way to clean carpets.

When we clean carpets with hot water extraction, we run our truck mounted carpet cleaning machines. When done, we then responsibly drain the water into an approved sewer. The water that comes out almost black. It’s gross. If we can pull 50-100 gallons of nearly black filthy water out of a carpet. Meanwhile, they rub a brush or a buffer over the tops of your carpet fibers, where does the dirt go?

Here’s where a bit of the dirt goes:

A counter rotating brush machine typically has small trays to catch a small amount of flung-up dry soil. Think of the spinning brushes on the street sweeper as it goes by… it’s like that. Except those machines actually use water and a vacuum, too, so maybe it’s a bad example. Bonnet cleaning picks up some dirt from the fibers onto a towel like material. As it’s doing this, the twisting motion can also grind and untwists carpet fibers, wearing them in the process. In reality, though, if you tried to absorb lots of dirt and water with your bath towel, there isn’t exactly a lot of holding capacity, right?

So, you’re now wondering where does the rest of dirt go?

Correct. It stays in your carpet. It’s buried at the bottom of the fibers and in the pad (which coincidentally would otherwise have been cleaned with hot water extraction). Will you vacuum up some of that encapsulated dirt yourself? Sure, but when you sweep out your garage floor, does the sweeping get the concrete floor cleaner than the hose does? Nope. So, you have to play a role in your purchased carpet cleaning by vacuuming? You’re thinking to yourself, “How does this qualify as the best way to clean carpets, again?”.

Another example: When you do your laundry, do you rub a bunch of dry or wet compound/solution (low moisture cleaning) on it, scrub it with something, then let it dry? Not usually. Normally you put it in the washing machine where it receives detergent (a high pH cleaner), which is later rinsed out. Same concept with hot water extraction. Not the best way to clean you laundry – just like it’s not the best way to clean carpets.

 

If a Truck Mounted Hot Water Extraction System is the Best Method for Carpet Cleaning, Why isn’t Everyone Using One?

It’s expensive

Anyone can go out and buy a buffer with a bonnet, or an encapsulation brush system for anywhere from $1,000 on the low end (maybe less if bought used) to around $3,000 on the high side. Someone can also throw this in the back of their station wagon, SUV, or mini van. No van or specialty vehicle needed.

Typically utilized truck mounted carpet cleaning systems, by comparison, run anywhere from $15,000 – $30,000 (or even more). This doesn’t include the cost of the van, or the equipment that goes with it. All told, easily a $50,000 investment on the low side when you want to “do it right”.

There’s a big business behind it

Low moisture carpet cleaning began as a “carpet maintenance” solution used in commercial spaces. Somewhere along the line, someone with a good marketing mind decided to market this to the masses in the the home/residential market as “professional carpet cleaning”. Further, large franchises began seeing how to make a business out of utilizing low cost equipment and instead investing heavily in large marketing. These companies are not interested in what the best way to clean carpets is, instead they are interested in whatever makes the most money while requiring the least amount of cost and training.

This low cost barrier to entry makes it affordable for anyone to become a “professional carpet cleaner”. Professional, yes, when you compare it to your vacuum cleaner. But not when compared to hot water extraction (carpet steam cleaning).

It requires someone to know what they are doing

It’s not hard to train an employee to spray a solution on the ground and run over it with a buffer or counter rotating brush machine. If you’ve ever vacuumed, you could probably do this yourself. A truck mount, however, is a much more complicated machine that requires an understanding of how it works, what settings (there are many) are appropriate, how much solution to apply, what solution is appropriate for what carpet type, etc.

Knowledge of the machine is just the beginning. Knowing the most effective ways to actually clean with a wand or other accessory, ideally route houses, protect walls and corners from rubbing or wear, treat stains, wet vs. dry strokes with a wand, proper coverage of each stroke, protecting furniture and more all takes a lot more training and know-how.

 

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I hear about all these problems with hot water extraction and how it’s not the best way to clean carpets. What can you say about that!? Here are some common myths about hot water extraction (steam cleaning):

Moisture as a big problem

Many companies not using hot water extraction (I like to think they are jealous) like to over dramatize the amount of water used, the amount of water left in carpets after cleaning, and the also like to make a big deal about dry time.

When we clean a 5 bedroom home, without the use of high velocity fans, by the time we leave (usually about 2 hours later), the first room we carpet cleaned is often dry or very nearly so. If you perform carpet hot water extraction (carpet steam cleaning) the professional way (we do) and put high velocity fans in rooms, rotating them as we clean each room (we do), this expedites drying even more so. In the dry Denver are climate, the moisture is even less of an issue.

Even if the carpet is a little bit damp still for a bit – who cares? Unless you insist on walking around your home only in socks, always, and you’ve never worn anything but socks in your home under any circumstances, ever, I promise this is a non-issue. Just walk around in clean shoes. Or walk around in bare feet. Walk around in slippers. If it suits your fancy, feel free to even walk around in damp socks for an hour or two. Then it’ll be dry, and it’ll actually look, and actually be clean!

Hot water extraction leads to mold

No, it doesn’t. Stop it with the lies or find some reputable evidence to back up your claim. Maybe if your carpet cleaner’s machine has been in service since 1992 and the blower is shot so it doesn’t make any vacuum, so the “tech” puts down water but never removes it… and then you never make any comment about how you’ve been walking around in a puddle for a few days… and your carpet is still wet 2 days after his “cleaning”… yeah, then you are on your way to getting mold. The generally held thought is the mold can begin to develop after 24-48 hours in a consistently wet environment. It certainly doesn’t happen with a few hours after a carpet has just been professionally cleaned. To those spreading the mold myth, enough already. Denver, and all of Colorado, on the whole, is very dry so mold is less of an issue than other climates.

Rent a rug doctor instead of getting hot water extraction, it’s the same thing

…Or some other variant of DIY self carpet cleaning.

Okay, I’m just going to say it. Obviously I’m biased here, but if you’re looking for the way to best get your carpets clean, these rug doctor things are terrible to use. I didn’t always run a carpet cleaning company. Before I did, I used one of these things along with it’s red bottle of pet spray and it’s primary detergent. After I was all in, it took me a few hours of putting luke-warm, low pressure water and strangely perfumed solution down (a tip to the manufacturer, just make it smell like citrus. Everyone seems to be fine with citrus carpet cleaning scents…).

I dumped a bunch of detergent into my carpet, the pet odor was still present, and my carpet DID stay soggy for a while. It DIDN’T cause mold, though, even though it was infinitely more wet than when we professionally clean carpets via hot water extraction! These little machines have an extremely weak water sprayer, and a weak, under powered vacuum (thus the leftover water in the carpets).

More DIY fun

They also don’t roll well, are a pain to move, and you have to fill/drain the water tanks – dirty and clean over and over. Oh, and the cost… $29.99… then you need to buy the detergent for another $14.99 (or more for the “fancy” stuff), then the pre-spray for $5.99… after taxes you’re walking out of there for $60, maybe $60.99 after you get a candy bar. Okay, $62.48, you needed a Coke too, right?

Then you get home and you get to enjoy 2 hours of sweaty misery, regretting being so cheap all the while getting mediocre results. Plus, now you can’t walk around in your socks at least until the next day!

Carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals, and that the low moisture guys don’t

Ok, at the risk of infuriating some people, we use chemicals. Most in the industry call them “solutions”, but they are chemicals. You know what’s also a chemical? Water. “Chemical” shouldn’t have any association with anything bad. But, we do use some “chemicals”. Are they safe and non-toxic? Yup. Safe for pets and kids? Yup. They sure are. Pets? Abolsutely. Are the “low moisture guys” using the same or similar safety carpet solutions, you bet. Are the scare tactics around carpet cleaning “chemicals” a bunch of hullabaloo (I know, great word, right?), yes.

What about waste water, doesn’t that pollute? Aren’t you wasting water?

The first question I have may get a little personal

How often do you shower? When we clean the typical house, we use about 50 gallons of water. How much is 50 gallons of water? About as much as when your 50 gallon water heater runs out and the shower goes cold. I think it’s about that much – but I’m not a water heater expert. By the estimates I’ve found, most families of four use about 12,000 gallons of water a month, 144,000 gallons a year. If you, therefore, get your carpets cleaned once a year, we have used .03% of your annual water – a proverbial drop in the bucket.

The second question – regarding waste water

We solve this problem by equipping our vans with “automatic pump outs”. These are special pumps designed to pump water from our trucks to a sewer via a toilet, janitors sink, or directly into a sewer connection. We use these, instead of your parking lot or driveway to drain water to where it is supposed to go. The EPA says we can dump our water onto a grassy area (so they don’t exactly see it as a big deal anyway), but we’d still prefer to drain it into a sewer just because we think it’s the right thing to do. If we don’t fill up our tank until we return to our shop, and therefore don’t need to use the automatic pump outs, we drain it directly into a sewer connection at the shop.

Wrapping Up your Education on the Best Carpet Cleaning Techniques

Ok, so the methods have been explained, the myths have been dispelled, and the the bonnet / brush / low moisture cleaners have been overthrown by the best method for carpet cleaning, the king of the carpet cleaning world – truck mounted hot water extraction. So, what’s the next step now that you know everything about the best way to clean carpets in Denver? I guess it’s that you call us to book your next carpet cleaning!

 

 

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How Does Steam Cleaning Work?

If your carpets are starting to look dingier than normal, it might be time to schedule an appointment with the pros for carpet cleaning services. Here at MSS Cleaning, we use a unique steam cleaning method to rid your carpets of dirt, stains, and odors. Unlike home cleaning systems, which leave a great deal of residue behind, our steam cleaning methods effectively rid your carpet of all cleaning solution and grime. This is as a consequence of the high powered extraction process we employ. If you have been wondering how steam cleaning works and why it is more advantageous than the carpet cleaner machines you can buy or rent, read on to understand more about the process and equipment we use.

First Things Get Heated

At MSS Cleaning, our goal is to deliver the highest quality steam cleaning services possible. In order to do so, we purchase the most effective and state-of-the-art equipment. We keep all of our equipment well maintained and running properly. This allows us to provide consistent quality for every job.

One of the considerable assets of steam cleaning versus home cleaning systems and dry chemical cleaning is born from the use of exceedingly hot water. This hot water penetrates the fibers of your carpet and decimates germs, bacteria, dirt, dust mites, odors, stains, and mold. It is more effective than carpet shampoos alone. Although the carpet cleaning machines you can purchase or rent employ the use of hot water, the water never reaches the same high temperatures as our steam cleaning process does.

Next, We Utilize High Powered Extraction

One of the issues with the carpet cleaning machines you purchase or rent is that they leave behind residue. Professional steam cleaning is superior in this regard by virtue of the extraction process. Our steam cleaning trucks are equipped with an exceptionally high powered pump which extracts the moisture and products used. This pump not only effectively rids your carpet of grime, it also ensures no residue is left behind. It is critical that residue is not left in your carpet fibers. The shampoo residue left behind by less powerful carpet cleaning methods will actually attract more dirt to your carpets, which makes them prone to quickly returning to a dingy and odiferous state.

We Finish With Responsible Waste Water Draining Methods

After the steam cleaning process is complete, the wastewater that is extracted from your carpets needs to be drained. Many of our competitors simply dump their wastewater down storm drains or into parking lots. At MSS Cleaning, we are committed to environmentally friendly steam cleaning methods, and this includes how we handle our wastewater. We always dispense of wastewater responsibly. We follow the EPA’s guidelines closely in order to safely discard of used water.

If you are looking for an effective method for restoring your carpets to their former beauty and softness, talk to us about steam cleaning. We provide professional carpet cleaning in Lakewood, Arvada, Evergreen, and surrounding locations. Reach out today for an estimate or to schedule steam cleaning for your home or business.

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Top Benefits Of Having Your Commercial Carpets Cleaned

At MSS Cleaning, we not only help homeowners keep their carpets in excellent condition, we also help business owners keep their commercial carpets clean and inviting. You may not pay much attention to the carpet in your commercial space, but your carpeting suffers the brunt of foot traffic on a day-to-day basis. Carpet cleaning is an excellent way to keep your carpet looking fresh. Read on to learn more about the many benefits your business will attain through professional steam cleaning services. Reach out to our team to schedule commercial carpet cleaning in Arvada, Lakewood, Evergreen, or surrounding locations.

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Improve The Appeal Of Your Business

One of the first, and potentially most obvious, benefits of cleaning your commercial carpets is the improvement of the appearance of your business. When potential clients enter your building, their first impression will be created. A dingy, stained carpet will not portray a professional front, and could be off-putting. Afterall, if you do not take good care of your business, why will clients assume you will take good care of them? Unsightly carpets can also give clients the impression that your business is outdated and that your ideas are as faded as the carpet beneath their feet.

Not only will you improve the visual appeal of your business space through steam cleaning, you will also rid your business of any unwelcome odors. Overtime, carpet can trap undesirable odors, leaving your office or building with a musty, foul smell. Steam cleaning will eradicate molds, mildews, and stains. At MSS Cleaning, we use high powered extraction methods that ensure your carpet is not left with unwanted residue post cleaning. The extraction process is one of the most important components of professional cleaning. Leftover residue can actually cause your carpets to become dirty again faster and can lead to worsened odors. We make certain no residue is left behind after we steam clean.

Increase The Longevity Of Your Carpet

Steam cleaning your carpet not only freshens its appearance and leaves the space smelling pleasant once again, it also helps increase the longevity of your carpet. Grime buildup can lead to damage to your carpet. This damage is due to the abrasive nature of dirt. The longer the dirt remains in your carpet, the more it will wear down the fibers. To prevent this slow destruction of your carpet, schedule regular steam cleaning services. When you steam clean your carpets, you will extract even hard to reach grime that vacuuming alone will not remove. It is much more affordable to upkeep your carpet than to pay for complete replacement.

Implement Better Health For Employees

Not only will dirt and grime accumulate in your carpeting overtime, germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew will as well. These can all contribute to illness in your employees. Frequently steam cleaning your business’ carpets can lead to improved indoor air quality and employee health.

If you are interested in commercial carpet cleaning services in Arvada, Lakewood, or Evergreen, reach out to our expert team. We are furnished with the latest equipment and industry knowledge, which allows us to provide you with consistent levels of high-quality work. See the difference that MSS Cleaning can make for your business today through high powered steam cleaning services.

Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Services in Denver

Why a Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machine is Best

When looking for professional Denver truck mount carpet cleaning services, our recommendation at MSS Cleaning is to first look for a service provider offering truck mounted hot water extraction. Hot water extraction (also known as steam cleaning) is the best method for cleaning carpets.

There are two types of carpet cleaning machines that can be used for hot water extraction. A portable carpet cleaning machine and a truck mount carpet cleaning machine. Whenever a truck mount is available, it’s by far the superior option. Truck mounted carpet cleaning machines have significantly better suction, heat, and pressure. This leads to a more thorough, faster carpet cleaning with shorter dry times.

MSS Cleaning is the best truck mount carpet cleaner in Denver and the surrounding areas.

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Not All Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning Machines are Created Equal

For providing Denver carpet cleaning services, there are a wide range of truck mount carpet cleaning machines. The quality of work and reliability between machines also varies greatly.

  • Firstly, there are smaller residential units with 15-20 horsepower.
  • Secondly, there are larger commercial truck mount units (such as the units we use) with 25-35 horsepower.
  • Finally there are huge truck mount machines with 60 horsepower car engines designed for massive industrial jobs or giant water extraction needs.

These huge industrial carpet cleaner machines are in most cases overkill for smaller jobs and produce too much heat to not be used in dual wand operations.

We’ve found the sweet spot for both residential carpet cleaning and commercial carpet cleaning to be in the Sapphire Scientific 570SS machine. This truck mount carpet cleaning machine offers huge suction. It also provides up to 1,500 PSI of continuous pressure and 3 heat exchangers to create hot, constant heat.  

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Four Reasons Why our Truck Mounts Help us to be the Best

First, reach:

Our truck mount carpet cleaning machines can pull vacuum for up to 600 feet. We carry 600 ft. of hose to take advantage of that reach. Smaller residential machines are lucky to pull vacuum half of that distance (many even less).

For Denver carpet cleaning services, this means we can park in a safe place, and that we can carpet clean large office buildings reaching the farthest corners, even in huge spaces.

Second, heat:

When it comes to truck mounted carpet cleaning services, MSS Cleaning can provide plenty of heat to clean carpets right. Effective, professional carpet cleaning requires hot, consistent heat.

When you wash your dishes with hot water instead of cold water, its significantly easier and more effective. In the same way, hot water is vital to getting your carpets as clean as possible. Heat is also lost over long hose runs in smaller machines.

Having machines that can put out more heat than we could ever need makes sure we can do the job right. Even with long hose runs for carpet cleaning large buildings. High heat is also vital for other tasks like tile cleaning or other hard surface cleaning. Like the dish washing example before, cleaning surfaces with hot water vs. cold water is infinitely more effective.

Third, pressure:

Many smaller residential truck mount carpet cleaning machines have a maximum sustained pressure of 1,000 PSI or less. While that may be adequate for carpet cleaning, we can deliver 50% more pressure than “the other guys”. This makes a huge difference in getting your tile and grout lines cleaned. The same applies for cleaning concrete or other hard surfaces.

Fourth, age and maintenance:

Like all heavy-duty equipment, all truck mounted carpet cleaning machines have a useful life. Estimates vary on how many hours this is and how long a company can keep their old machines limping along. At MSS Cleaning, we prefer to avoid ever getting close to the point of ineffectiveness. We replace our equipment that no longer functions at full capacity.

You want Denver’s best carpet cleaning services. Those carpet cleaning services can’t be delivered on under-powered or beat up old carpet cleaning machines. We see it all the time – “carpet cleaners” using rusted out, outdated, beat to death truck mounts and equipment. Secondarily, we see companies trying to hack it in the commercial space using small, under-powered truck mounts or portables.

Place your trust with MSS Cleaning to bring the right, modern, well maintained equipment and to be the best truck mount carpet cleaners in Denver.

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When a Portable Machine is Needed

Whenever possible, MSS Cleaning uses a truck mounted carpet cleaning machine for it’s superior carpet cleaning abilities. There are certain limited instances, however, where using a truck mount carpet cleaner is not feasible.

For the most part, portable carpet machines should only be needed for tall, multi-story buildings or other limited access scenarios. Once you get beyond the 3rd floor, pulling hoses for a truck mount starts to get difficult (though sometimes it still is possible for another floor or two).

When faced with these challenges, MSS Cleaning can still provide the best portable carpet cleaning services in Denver. We use our portable machines in carpet cleaning high rise offices, carpet cleaning condos, or carpet cleaning apartments. While not as strong as a truck mount carpet cleaner, we can still do a great job with providing the best portable, Denver carpet cleaning services.

 

For all your Denver carpet cleaning services, trust MSS Cleaning

Regardless of whether you need Denver carpet cleaning services in your home or your business. Whether you are on the first floor, or the 40th. Irrespective of if you need carpet cleaning for have 1,000 sq. ft. of carpet in your home or you need commercial carpet cleaning for your 100,000 sq. ft. office or restaurant carpet cleaning, you can feel confident in knowing the experts at MSS Cleaning will always bring the best equipment available to clean your carpets and other spaces in the best way that it can be cleaned.

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How To Keep Your Carpet Looking Like New: Part 2

Keeping your carpet in its original pristine state can be a difficult task. Ready for some more tips from our expert carpet cleaning team on how to keep your carpet looking like new? Read on for our best tricks.

Sop Up Spills

If you spill a glass of wine, don’t consider it a lost cause and leave the stain set in. Did Fido have an accident? Don’t leave the scene without cleaning up thoroughly. Try to tackle these spills and stains immediately. How you handle these stains will also affect the longevity of your carpet. Never rub a stain or spill. Place a cloth or paper towel on the spill to soak up the liquid. Then blot the stain using a safe cleaner. A great DIY stain remover is the combination of baking soda and vinegar. First blot the stain to remove liquid. Then pour some vinegar on the stain. Next apply some baking soda and let the baking soda soak up all the vinegar. Finally, vacuum up the baking soda solution.

Fix Frays

Even if you try to treat your carpet with care, fraying will eventually happen. This is particularly true in homes with dogs or cats. Their claws can catch on carpet fibers and cause a fray. If your carpet frays, carefully trim the frayed area right away. Do not pull on a fraying piece of carpet, you will damage the carpet further. Use sharp scissors and trim the fray back down to an even level with the rest of the carpeting.

Schedule Steam Cleaning Services

When you invest in new carpet, you are investing in the value of your home. However, if that carpet looks crushed and dirty, the value will be lost. The best way to ensure you retain the value of new carpeting is to schedule steam cleaning one to two times a year, depending on the traffic in your home. If you have pets or children in the home, you may need to schedule carpet cleaning more frequently. Steam cleaning not only extracts hard to reach grime and dander, it also restores your carpets fibers. Steam cleaning is an excellent way to combat the crushing of your carpet fibers due to foot traffic. The high powered extraction will remove deeply embedded dirt and stains, even reaching the padding of your carpet. This will prevent the padding from becoming damaged over time by abrasive debris.

If you are trying to keep your carpet looking new and smelling fresh, talk to our team today. We will be happy to schedule an appointment with you for carpet cleaning in Arvada, Lakewood, Evergreen, or surrounding areas. Our technicians are trained in the latest industry techniques and will provide you with professional, efficient service. Have questions about our carpet cleaning process? Feel free to browse our FAQ page and contact us with any further inquiries.

How to Keep Your Carpet Looking Like New: Part 1

Carpet can be a wonderful luxury to have in any home. Stepping out of bed onto soft carpet is warm and inviting, even during cold winter months. Unfortunately, over time carpet can start to show wear and tear, especially in high traffic rooms like living rooms and entryways. Keeping your carpet looking like new can seem like an impossible task. Whether you have kids spilling food and drinks, a dog tramping mud through the home, or you entertain large groups of people frequently, the reality is your carpet bears the brunt of damages. If you want to keep your carpet looking new and smelling fresh, read on for some easy tips you can start enacting today.

Target High Traffic Areas

If you just invested in a beautiful new carpet, you want it to stay looking just as nice a year down the road. The first thing to turn your focus to is your home’s high traffic areas. This usually includes living rooms, carpeted stairs, and entryways. There are a few different ways you can help protect your carpet in these areas. First, consider investing in some area rugs. It is much easier to replace an area rug or runner that has been spilled on, crushed from foot traffic, and soiled than it is to replace the whole carpet.

Another option is to enact a no shoes in the house rule. This can be extremely beneficial if you have young kids in the home. Don’t track everything from the great outdoors into your home. Set up a shoe stand by the door and ask everyone to remove their shoes before entering the home.

Commit To Cleaning

It seems like it might go without saying, but vacuuming and basic cleaning is a necessity for keeping your carpets fresh. Not only does your home look nicer and smell fresher when you keep up with vacuuming and dusting, you also prevent damaging wear and tear on your carpet. Dirt and debris are abrasive and the longer they sit in your carpet, the more they will grind down and wear on your carpet’s fibers.

Avoid using carpet powders too often. Although they may seem like a quick fix for odor removal, they can actually harm your carpet when used too frequently. Even though you vacuum up most of the carpet powder, a residue will be left behind. This residue can build up over time when carpet powders are used on an ongoing basis.

For more tips on how to keep your carpet looking like new, stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog series. If you need immediate help rejuvenating your carpets, fill out the form below to contact our team.

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How To Remove Pet Odors From Your Carpet: Part 2

Picking up where we left off last time, read on to learn more about how you can effectively remove pet odors from your carpet.

Keep Your Furry Pals Groomed

Another way to prevent odor build up is to ensure your furry pals are clean. Groom them frequently. Dogs who are not bathed will be more prone to shedding dander along with excessive amounts of fur. If your dog spends time outside, make sure you clean all four paws before letting your pal run around the house. During muddy seasons, keep a towel by the door to ensure you don’t wind up with dirty prints on your carpets.

Change Your Air Filters

When was the last time you changed your HVAC filter? Although this may seem unrelated to your carpet, it can contribute to that musty dog or cat smell around the home. Your home’s air filter should be changed a few times a year. If you have noticed your allergies getting worse, it could be due to the build up of dander and fur in your HVAC system. Changing your filter is simple and cheap, but will improve the quality of your indoor air greatly.

Schedule Carpet Cleaning

Keeping up with ongoing cleaning, including ensuring your pets are well groomed, will help a lot towards keeping your home fresh. However, if you own pets, you need to schedule regular, professional carpet cleaning on a frequent basis. Over time, even well behaved pets who never have accidents and allow you to groom them frequently will contribute to the buildup of grime, dirt, dust, and dander in your carpet. Regular vacuuming and cleaning cannot reach the deepest parts of your carpet fibers. Steam cleaning will target the deepest parts of your carpeting, and the high powered extraction methods we use will pull out odor-inducing pet hair, dander, and urine. This will leave your home smelling fresh and looking clean. It will also improve the longevity of your carpet, which means lowered costs for you in the long run.

Reach Out Today For Help With Pet Odor Removal

If you have tried all the methods listed above, all the methods from Part 1 of this blog series, and your carpet still has a lingering odor, contact our technicians. We can assist you with high powered steam cleaning for your carpet. We provide carpet cleaning services in Lakewood, Evergreen, Arvada, and surrounding locations. Fill out the form below for more information.

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How To Remove Pet Odors From Your Carpet: Part 1

Owning pets comes with many joys. Walking through the door and seeing your puppy wag his tail in excitement as you are tackled with love might be one of the highlights of your day. Unfortunately, with our furry friends often comes unsightly stains and less than desirable odors. If your carpet is starting to show the wear and tear of your four legged friend, or if a pesky odor from your pet seems to persist, this post is for you. We are here to help you learn the best tactics for removing pet odors and stains from your carpet safely and effectively.

Stay On Top Of Cleaning

One of the first things you should do to help combat the odors associated with owning pets is to clean frequently. Even if you have a pet that doesn’t seem to visibly shed much, you need to vacuum your carpets frequently. Pets not only shed their fur throughout your home, they also leave behind dander and dirt. Make it a point to vacuum carpeted rooms more than once every week. When you vacuum, don’t quickly sweep over the area. Start with one corner of the room and work your way through the room with slow motions. Focus on slowing down when you pull the vacuum back towards you as this is when the most suction occurs. Vacuum similar to the style you would mow a lawn, with straight overlapping lines. Once you have made your way through the entire room, go over it again but reverse the direction of your lines so you hit the carpet fibers from a different direction.

Treat Stains Immediately

Is your pup still learning the ropes of potty training? Do you have a cat that likes to express their disdain for you being gone all day with urine marks? It is important to treat all stains as soon as possible. You can use an over the counter solution, or make your own. A simple DIY natural solution can be made by first soaking the stain with vinegar, then adding a little baking soda. Be sure to put the vinegar down first or you’ll be reliving your elementary school science class volcano.

Baking soda can also be used on a weekly basis sans the vinegar. First vacuum your carpet thoroughly. Then sprinkle baking soda across the area. With a small brush work the baking soda gently into the carpet. Let the baking soda sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Then vacuum up the baking soda. This will help pull out any grease or lingering odors.

Check back soon for Part 2 removing pet odors and stains from your carpet. Use the form below to reach out for more information about our carpet cleaning services. We can help you tackle your hard to remove pet odors and stains.

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Spring Cleaning Guide

With winter finally winding down, many of us start to awaken from hibernation and get to work putting things in order for the warmer days ahead. Traditionally spring time has been used as a prime time to clean out the house and freshen up living spaces. With the warmer temperatures, it is an ideal time to clean. You can throw open the windows, let out the stale winter air, and prevent yourself from breathing in too many cleaning fumes. If you want to make your home look extra nice this spring, read on for some of our spring cleaning tips. Remember, one of the best ways to rid your home of pesky dirt build-up and unsightly stains is to schedule carpeting cleaning services. Our carpet cleaning company serves Evergreen, Arvada, Lakewood and surrounding locations.

Start By Decluttering

Before you pull out the household cleaners and get to work tackling the dirt and grime your home has accumulated, clear away the clutter. It is easy to wind up owning an excessive amount of stuff, especially after the busy holiday gift-giving season. However, minimizing what you own will not only free up space in your home, it will make the cleaning process simpler.

Start with your kitchen. Do you need every gadget on the counter? How often do you really use the hotdog roaster? If you have accumulated more than you need, get rid of some extra gadgets. Donate them to a local thrift store or ask around to see if you have friends who are in need of your unused kitchen gadgets.

Move on to your shared living spaces. Are there items laying around that haven’t been touched in months? Do your kids have toys littering the room that are no longer played with? Ask every family member to pick a few items to donate.

Finally, tackle your bedroom. Hit up your closet and take a look at your wardrobe. Have you been hanging on to old clothing you never use? Is there a sweater you didn’t touch the entire winter season. Why hang on to it for another year?

Room By Room

After you have decluttered your home, you will find it is much easier to get down to the actual cleaning. Start with one room at a time and thoroughly clean everything in that room. You can even tackle one room each weekend to break up the workload. Start with a thorough dusting and then move on to cleaning the walls, windows, and floors. When you are cleaning, we recommend you use as many safe and environmentally-friendly products as possible. Open up the windows if the weather permits to prevent yourself from breathing in any toxic chemicals.

For tile and hardwood floors, start with a thorough sweeping. Then scrub the flooring with an appropriate cleaner. Once the floor has dried, sweep again. Repeat the process as many times as necessary to fully remove built up grime.

For carpeted flooring begin with a detailed vacuuming. We recommend you schedule carpet cleaning services to rid your carpets of any build up from the winter months. This can greatly reduce the amount of allergens in your home’s air and can give your home a fresh, clean look for the spring.

Implement A Plan

Spring cleaning is a wonderful time to put your house back in order. However, instead of just accepting that within a few months it will be looking like a wreck yet again, implement a new plan for keeping the home clean. If you live with other family members, get them on board for helping you prevent the home from looking like a total mess within weeks.

The following are some simple tasks you can implement in your home to keep things from getting out of hand again:

  • No Shoes Policy: Start making everyone take their shoes off at the door. Wearing shoes in your home will not only drag dirt and anything you stepped in throughout the day into your home, it will also wear down your carpeting much quicker. Purchase some comfy house shoes if you prefer to have something on your feet.
  • The 15 Minute Rule: Each day, have every member of the home dedicate a full 15 minutes to cleaning. You might be surprised how much work can get done if you consistently clean for 15 minutes every single day of the week. This 15 minutes can be used to tidy up your bedroom, dust off electronics, or put away loose articles of clothing from around the house.
  • Groom Your Pets: Do you have furry friends living with you? While some shedding is inevitable, you will face a lot less furballs around the home if you keep your pets groomed. Take Fido outside every evening for a quick brush down.
  • Organize: As you accomplish your spring cleaning, create organization for items that are important and used frequently. Instead of leaving everything lying around with no real home, organize your belongings so there is always a designated place for things to go. For example, do your remotes seem to disappear daily? Designate a remote control holder and get into the habit of putting them away after every use.

Ready to get your home clean this spring? Talk to us about carpet cleaning in Evergreen.

MSS Cleaning Recommends Alpine Maids

Here’s some advice from our friend and business partner, Chris, Owner of Alpine Maids: We’re a locally owned maid service based in Denver, CO. We focus on providing amazing home cleaning, but sometimes we get requests for carpet cleaning.  When those requests come in we refer all of our customers over to Andrew as MSS Cleaning servicing Lakewood, CO and the surrounding areas. We know our customers are in the best hands when we refer them over to Andrew.

However, if you are looking to get your whole home back in order you’ll need to catch up on your regular cleaning as well.  Below are some common cleaning mistakes you can avoid in order to speed up the whole cleaning process and get your home back in order!

  1. Use the correct product for the job

Different cleaning products serve different purposes, and all too often we see people using the wrong product for the job.  Be sure to use a bathroom cleaner in the bathroom, degreaser in the kitchen, and all purpose cleaner in common areas.

  1. Too much cleaner

A lot of research goes into formulating and using cleaning products correctly.  We find that a little often goes a long way.  If you over-use cleaning products you run the risk of making it harder to wipe away the grime, and even damaging the surface that you’re cleaning.

  1. Not reading the directions

As stated above, a lot of research goes into how to use cleaning products.  Some are meant to be applied to the surface you are cleaning while others are meant to be applied to your cloth or sponge.  Missing these nuances could cost you a lot of time.

  1. No emptying your vacuum

We find so many full vacuums in the homes we service.  When over-filled the collected dirt and grime can often bypass the filtration system and shoot right out of the vacuums exhaust coating everything in a fine layer of dust after you just cleaned it!  Simply emptying your vacuum and changing the filter regularly can avoid this.

  1. Using low quality cloths

We have found that it is absolutely worth it to splurge on high quality microfiber. Our microfiber cloths are so good that we often do not need any special cleaning products at all.  A simple combination of high quality microfiber and water can remove most buildup from our regularly maintained homes.

  1. Letting things build up

Once you have let your home get away from you it seems daunting to get it back on track!  The best way to start one room at a time.  Get all of your supplies ready and have the accessible in the middle of the room.  If you make a plan to conquer one room a day for a whole week you can have your whole home cleaned by the end of the week with a minimal time commitment.

If you ever decide you’d like to free up your time we can help you at Alpine Maids just visit our website for a great Denver Maid Service. We also offer spring cleanings which can be paired with a carpet cleaning from MSS Cleaning to get your home back to new

What to Do When You Stain Your Carpet

Staining your carpet is almost an inevitability of owning carpet. Whether you knocked over your wine glass while doubled over in laughter, or your furry friend decided to waltz through the living room with mud ridden paws, stains happen. The good news is, they can be prevented, handled, and even cleaned after they have set. Check out our quick tips on what to do when you stain your carpet.

Start With Prevention

The best key to handling carpet stains is to prevent as many as possible. Obviously you will never be able to stop every mishap from occurring, but there are some measures you can put in place that will aid you in keeping your carpets free from stains.

  • Use Mats: Purchase some quality mats to place in front of your doorways. When people enter, encourage them to use these mats to rid their feet of any mud. These mats will even help keep Fido’s paws cleaner when your furry pal romps in from the outdoors.
  • Implement A No Shoe Rule: Perhaps you grew up with a no shoes in the house rule, and maybe it drove you a little crazy to be constantly told to take your shoes off at the door. The reality is though, no shoes in the house is a fantastic way to prevent staining. Although some stains happen due to a quick accident, like a spilled cup of joe, a lot of stains occur over time. An example of this might be a darkened area in your carpet leading from the doorway to the other side of the room. Taking off your shoes will prevent stains, and keep from wearing down your carpet as quickly.
  • Clean Paws: If you do have pets, be sure you clean their paws every time they come in from the outdoors. Do this with a warm, wet cloth and gently wash their pads. This will not only keep your carpets cleaner, but all your furniture as well

Take Care Of It Right Away

If you do spill something like red wine, coffee, or another equally noticeable item, take care of the issue right away. Grab a damp cloth and dab the area. Never rub the area as you will actually push the stain further into the carpet. We recommend using gentle, natural cleaners like baking soda or dish soap rather than harsh chemical cleaners. Be gentle, and dab the area with your clean cloth. Once you have added a little bit of water and cleaning solution, keep applying pressure to remove any liquid from your carpet. Keep repeating the blotting process until the stain is pulled out of the carpet.

Call In the Pros

If you cannot remove a carpet stain through the above methods, call in the pros. Through carpet steam cleaning, we can remove even the toughest stains. Remember, the sooner you contact us for carpet cleaning, the better chance of fully removing the stain.

Ready for clean carpets? Contact us for carpet cleaning in Arvada today!

Fast Tips for Reducing Winter Indoor Allergens

Although we often associate allergies with the blossoming of spring, winter can be a brutal season for people suffering from allergies. The allergens that are likely to bother your nose during the winter are those found right inside your home. By shutting up all your windows and hunkering down for the cold months, you increase the odds of allergens being present in your home’s air. If you want to cut down on these indoor allergens, read on for some fast tips!

Start With Your Air Filter

The first thing to do when looking to reduce your home’s allergens is to replace your air filters. If you are running a furnace during the winter months, change the filter at the beginning of the season. Did you forget to change your filter this fall? There is no time like the present. Air filters are a fast, inexpensive fix that will not only lower the amount of allergens floating around your home, but will also help your furnace run more efficiently.

Groom Fido

Do you have pets in your home? While you may not be allergic enough to consider living without furry friends, dander and fur can aggravate anyone’s allergies, especially during the winter months. Keep your pets well groomed. Give them frequent baths and try to de-shed them with a thorough brushing as often as possible. Not only will you breathe easier, but your pets will look ready to win a blue ribbon. Don’t have enough time on your hands to groom them? Take them for a quick trip to your local groomer. Your nose will thank you.

Deep Clean Your Home

Don’t put off spring cleaning for the warmer months, start deep cleaning your home now. It is extremely important to clean your home frequently during the winter months to cut down on allergens. Vacuum more often than you normally would, sweep hardwood floors daily, and dust like your life depends on it. These simple, quick tasks can help you cut down greatly on allergens in your home. This is particularly necessary if you live with pets or you own a lot of indoor plants.

Schedule Carpet Cleaning

One of the best ways to cut down on allergens in your home this winter is to schedule a carpet shampoo. Unfortunately, even with frequent vacuuming, carpet is notorious for trapping all kinds of allergens. From pet dander to bad odors to dirt and grime, carpet has a way of hanging on to every particle that lands upon it. Over time these particles are ground further into the padding of the carpet and simple cleaning tricks won’t remove them. Carpet steam cleaning will effectively remove these allergens, leaving you with carpet that both looks and smells new. If you have been suffering from indoor allergies, talk to us about scheduling a full home clean. We can help you fight indoor allergens this winter by keeping your home’s air clean and fresh.

Check out our carpet cleaning services in Evergreen here. We are equipped to help you clean even the toughest built up grime from your home’s carpeting. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Office Carpet Cleaning Denver

Office carpet cleaning is an important step to keeping your carpets (and overall facilities) looking their best. Our office carpet cleaners are top notch for many reasons. Below we explain why you should hire a carpet cleaning company with the right equipment and the right know-how to be your office carpet cleaner.

Common office carpet cleaning challenges

Carpet cleaning offices poses several challenges to carpet cleaning companies. Traffic areas are often well defined in frequent walk ways. Spills and stains such as coffee spills are common. Employees and guests track dirt and mud gets tracked in from outside. Even pet stains are increasingly common as offices are more frequently allowing pets. Office hours are also typically 9-5, so customers often want their office carpet cleaning to take place at night or over the weekend. Because of this, you want a reputable carpet cleaning company you can trust. This company should also work around your schedule.

The Right Office Carpet Cleaning Equipment

Office carpet cleaning requires a large truck mount machine with the ability to pull vacuum over a long distance. Our main truck mount carries over 500 feet of hose and has plenty of power to pull vacuum the whole way. This allows us to clean large spaces without leaving behind wet areas. Many smaller or older machines geared towards the residential market lose vacuum after reaching 200-250 feet. Because of this, they are not well suited for office carpet cleaning where long hose runs are common. These weaker machines also may leave excess water behind that we do not.

Office Carpet Cleaning for Offices on High Floors

If your building is on a higher floor in a building where a truck mount can’t reach, don’t fret. We have top of the line portable carpet cleaning machines. These “portables” also do a great job when a truck mount can’t reasonably be used where hoses can’t reach.

How Often is Office Carpet Cleaning Needed for your Facility?

Office carpet cleaning frequency depends on many different factors. Firstly, what amount of foot traffic does your facility see? Do you have 5 employees or 500? The more employees you have, the more pairs of shoes walking through your facility daily. Also, the more coffee cups to be spilled, and the greater frequency to have your office carpets cleaned. For a small office, we typically recommend doing a hot water extraction two times a year. For a larger office, we usually recommend quarterly or six times a year.

Low Moisture Cleaning and Encapsulation Alternatives for Office Carpet Cleaning

To cut down on costs, another option is to use low-moisture carpet cleaning (encapsulation cleaning) between hot water extraction (steam cleaning). We can provide encapsulation cleaning at roughly half the cost. Our technicians can perform this service periodically to maintain the carpet between the deep cleanings done with hot water extraction. Industry experts, including the IICRC recommend hot water extraction (carpet steam cleaning) as the gold standard in carpet cleaning. This service and should still be done, since encapsulation cleaning does not fully rinse the dirt and grime from your carpets. Some companies will tell you that encapsulation cleaning alone is adequate – but in our experience, and in the opinion of industry experts, encapsulation is a maintenance step between hot water extractions (steam cleaning).

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Carpet Cleaning Vs Replacement

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Have you reached the point where your carpets look so worn and discolored you are considering replacement? Whether you own a home or a business, there comes a point when foot traffic wears down the carpet and leaves you with a less than beautiful interior. Deciding between replacement and cleaning can be a hard call. The decision ultimately comes down to a few determining factors and your personal preference. Read on below to learn more about if carpet cleaning in Evergreen is the right solution for you, or if it is time to replace your aged carpeting.

Is It Slightly Old, Or Is It Ancient?

The first major factor to consider is the age of your carpet. Is your carpet less than 10 years old? If so, you will probably benefit from scheduling a professional cleaning service. If, however, you are staring at carpet that was installed back in the 1970s, it might be time to upgrade. While professional cleaning can help bring carpet back to life, it can only do so much. If you have truly old carpet, cleaning it may improve the appearance, but it might not give you the end result you want.

However, if you purchased a home or business with existing carpet and you are uncertain of the age of the carpet, don’t assume it needs to be replaced. A lot of modern carpet is extremely resilient, especially if the carpet is made of nylon. This means that even if it appears to be worn down, discolored, and generally drab, a good deep cleaning could actually revitalize it. Before you give up on older carpeting, consider scheduling a professional steam cleaning.

Is It Dirty, Or Is It Worn Down?

If you have carpet in an area that undergoes a heavy amount of traffic, it can be hard to determine if your carpet is extremely dirty or if it is actually worn down. If you have damaged the fibers to the point there are bare spots showing, replacement is probably necessary. If, however, the heavy traffic areas are simply discolored due to dirt and grime build-up, consider trying a deep steam cleaning for your carpet. If you are not sure whether your carpet is dirty or worn, ask one of our technicians to take a look for you. We will help you have fair expectations for what carpet cleaning can do for your particular carpet.

dreamstime_xxl_1963392-1Will It Be Suffering A Lot More Wear Soon?

If you are in the middle of house training a puppy, or you have a few small children underfoot, replacing your carpet right now might not be a wise investment. Oftentimes a professional carpet cleaning service is enough to refresh your home until a later date when you want to consider replacement. If you know you have little ones who might be spilling paint on your carpets, or young dogs that might take some more time to understand the concept of outside versus inside, start with cleaning the carpet you have.

If you are interested in scheduling a professional carpet cleaning service for your home or business, contact our technicians. We can help you weigh the pros and cons of replacement versus cleaning, and we can help you determine which option is the best choice for you right now.

Pet Safe Carpet Cleaning

Is carpet cleaning safe for my pets?

Pet Safe Carpet Cleaning

If you are a pet owner, you know that when it comes time to clean your carpets, you want to make sure you use pet safe carpet cleaning. You already know the toll your furry friends can take on your carpet. Dogs and cats both cause their share of damage to your flooring. They often leave you with a home that smells less than fresh and looks dingy. One of the best solutions for ridding your home of lingering odors and unsightly pet stains and odor is to schedule a carpet cleaning.

If you love your pets like they are a true member of the family, you are obviously concerned about their safety. After all, what is a clean carpet worth if the chemicals your pet is exposed to harm their health? If you need your carpet cleaned, but you are worried about what carpet cleaning solutions you are exposing your pet to, read on to learn more about our process. At MSS Cleaning we are dedicated to providing pet safe carpet cleaning options for pet owners. We know how much you value your four legged pals. Our goal is for you to be able to clean your carpets in a safe but effective manner. Talk to us today about scheduling carpet cleaning that is safe for everyone in your home.

Harsh Chemicals – Carpet Cleaning Safe for Pets

Pet Safe Carpet Cleaning SolutionsWorrying about harsh chemicals around your pet is an extremely valid concern. Unfortunately, many over the counter carpet shampoos and cleaning solutions contain chemicals that can be harmful to both pets and humans. These solutions don’t rinse fully from the carpet, even when used correctly. In most instances, we see people just apply the solution in abundance and never rinse it out. It is better to avoid using these products if at all possible. Dogs, cats, and small children are the most likely to be affected because they spend more time on the carpet.

The other issue is that when you use a small carpet cleaning unit, the kind you would rent at a store, the machine is not powerful enough to remove all the detergent you put down on the floor. Although, with DIY carpet cleaning machines you will see some water extracted, a lot of chemicals and water are left behind. This is what also leads to the wet carpets left behind when a company does not clean the carpets correctly.

Leaving behind all these chemicals in your carpet poses a potential health risk for your dog or cat and for any small children. Not only are chemicals left behind, you really aren’t getting a deep clean. This is extra problematic for those with dogs and cats, since your pets are often the cause of deep level stains. For example, if you are training an adorable, but accident prone puppy, you are staining your carpet beyond the top fibers. This means those puppy accidents are penetrating even into the padding of your carpet. Surface cleaning will never rid your carpet of these deep stains.

The Steam Cleaning Difference

Hiring a professional team for carpet cleaning is the best way to ensure the safety of your pets. We use a steam cleaning process that is extremely effective both at leaving your carpets clean and at ensuring no chemicals are left behind. The major difference between using harsh over the counter chemicals and the steam cleaning process we use is found in the equipment.

At MSS Cleaning we use high quality equipment, capable of high powered extraction. When we clean your carpets, our machines output water that has been heated to higher temperatures than an over the counter machine can produce. This extremely high temperature is what creates the steam cleaning process. Using this high powered steam cleaning method, paired with an eco friendly detergent, allows us to clean your carpets at the deepest levels. Then, due to the high power of our equipment, we are capable of extracting all the water and detergent in a highly effective manner. Instead of leaving behind a pesky residue, we can pull out everything we put in your carpet along with any residue left behind in the past from your own home carpet cleaning remedies. This will leave you with a safe, clean, fresh smelling carpet.

When you hire our team for carpet cleaning in Lakewood or surrounding towns, you can trust that we will leave you with carpets that are safe for every single member of your home, including your furry pals. Instead of worrying about what you are exposing your dogs and cats to, hire an expert team who works to give you peace of mind about the process. Talk to us today if you have any questions about the safety of our steam cleaning process.

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Self Carpet Cleaning vs Professional

Self carpet cleaning versus professional carpet cleaning

If you are contemplating having your carpets cleaned, you may have thought about renting your own self carpet cleaning device and going to town on your carpets instead of hiring a professional. Before you drive to your local rental shop and lug home a beastly carpet cleaner, consider the benefits of professional carpet cleaning in Lakewood.

In this post we will examine the difference between self carpet cleaning and professional carpet cleaning. Our goal is to help you make the right choice for your home. We want you to have a clean, comfortable home with beautiful carpets free of unpleasant odors and stains.

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The Quality of the Clean

Although a DIY carpet cleaning system may allow you to clean your carpets for a lower price point (but be aware that you also will need to buy solution as well as rent the machine, driving up costs), you will sacrifice a level of quality. Carpet cleaners you rent from your local store to take home are alright at surface carpet cleaning. They will remove some of the dirt you can see and leave your home looking refreshed. However, they are not good at deep cleaning your carpets. To do the job right, a truck mount carpet cleaning system is the right choice.

Self carpet cleaning machines have low water pressure and weak vacuums. Unlike professional carpet cleaning systems. This means that you will not rinse the carpet fibers thoroughly. Also, the low pressure water you do put down will not be adequately vacuumed up. This will leave you with a soggy carpet and may allow for a musty smell to set in.

If you are looking for a high quality, deep clean, hiring professionals is the way to go. When you schedule professional carpet cleaning services you will clean even the padding underneath your carpet through the high powered steam cleaning system used. Talk to us about how our truck mounted carpet steam cleaner can rid your carpet of even the deepest grime and toughest stains.

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The Temperature Difference

When you clean your carpets yourself, you are using systems that can only produce so much heat (or that relies on the hot water you pour into it since it doesn’t have it’s own heater!). The water may warm up in the machine, but will never reach as hot of a temperature as a professional steam cleaning machine.

Many self carpet cleaning machines or spotters don’t even have their own heaters. This makes a big difference in removing tough stains and getting rid of unfavorable odors. The extreme temperatures of steam cleaning is part of what sets it apart as the best carpet cleaning solution available. This hot water is able to penetrate your carpets fibers and rid the carpet of built-up grime.

dreamstime_xxl_43130711The Drying Process

If you have ever used a home carpet cleaning system, you have likely watched the dirty water as it is extracted from your carpet. Although these carpet cleaners do remove some water, they are ineffective at thoroughly drying your carpets.

When a professional team like ours cleans your carpet, we are able to extract far more water, and therefore far more dirt, from your carpets. This leaves you with drier, cleaner carpets as the end result.

This is extremely beneficial if you have furry friends. If your carpets are still wet after you have cleaned them and your four legged pals hang out on these extremely damp carpets, you will wind up with a less than pleasant odor.

Through our high powered carpet cleaning process, we are able to leave your carpets only mildly damp. With the high speed fans that we also use, your carpets will be mostly dry by the time we leave. No musty odors here!

Damages to Your Carpet

When you clean your own carpets you also run the risk of damaging your carpet. Some over the counter cleaners are extremely harsh and can lead to faster wear and tear on your carpets than professional services. A professional carpet cleaner is dedicated to knowing exactly how to care for your specific carpet type.

If you are interested in carpet cleaning in Denver, Lakewood, or the surrounding areas, please contact our expert team. We look forward to helping you find the carpet cleaning solutions you seek.

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Tips for Cleaning Your Home Post Holidays

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The holiday season probably came and went in a blur of parties, hosting family and friends, and general busyness. Once you have the time to recollect yourself and pack up the decorations, you may be left with a home that looks like it suffered a bit. The holidays usually bring about a lot more foot traffic in your home. If you are looking around your home wondering if it will ever look the same again, check out our quick tips for cleaning your home post holidays. Feel free to reach out to schedule carpet cleaning in Arvada or surrounding areas to help refresh your home.

Start By Decluttering

carpet vaccumThe first step is to declutter your home. Not only should you pack up the decorations from the holiday season, take this time to rid your home of unnecessary items. Has your entryway table become a catch-all for odds and ends? It is easy during busy times to start stacking up your counters with clutter. Take the chance now to get rid of all this excess stuff. The simple act of decluttering your home will not only make it look infinitely better, it will make cleaning the home easier.

Move On To The Basics

Before you tackle big items like your tile and grout, start with some basic items. Give your bathrooms a good deep clean and disinfect everything. With the added guests in your home, there will be more grime, germs, and dirt than normal. Give your kitchen a good scrub and change out your spare rooms bedding. Use this time to write down a list of the bigger items that need attention. Did someone spill wine on your sofa? Did Aunt Betty’s golden retriever track mud in on your carpet? Write down everything you see that needs a deep clean.

Contact The Pros

Do not be afraid to call in the professionals. If you have stains on your upholstery, a major buildup of dirt and grime on your carpets, or added discoloration to your tile and grout, ask for the help of professionals. Investing in a professional deep clean of your home will mean you can enter the new year with a fresh, comfortable home to enjoy. Our team at MSS Cleaning can help you with any of the following services:

The holidays can be rough on your home. Contact our team for help with carpet cleaning in Arvada or other deep cleaning services.

Welcome to Our Carpet Cleaning Blog

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Welcome to our brand new carpet cleaning blog. We look forward to using this space to share helpful tips with you about keeping your carpet clean. We will take the time to explain the details of steam cleaning for you, and we will share the best ways you can keep your home clean, fresh, and in quality condition. Not only do we provide residential steam cleaning services, but we can also help with commercial applications. As your local Lakewood carpet cleaning team, we are here to provide you with not just superior cleaning services, but also the information you need to keep your home or business in great condition. We are located in Lakewood, but we provide service to the greater Denver metro area, including Evergreen, Arvada, Aurora, and other nearby areas. If you are curious if we provide service to your area, reach out and ask. Our staff is ready to assist you with all your carpet cleaning needs.

When you hire a professional team like ours for steam cleaning your carpets or getting rid of deeply embedded dirt in your grout, you know you are hiring the very best. We will show up to your home or business ready to go with the very best tools for the job. Our technicians are prompt, friendly, and extremely efficient.

The Professional Difference

dreamstime_xl_15665970At MSS Cleaning, we are more than just another run of the mill carpet cleaning company. We are a local business that specializes in providing premium carpet cleaning at affordable rates. Our goal is to leave your home or business looking the very best it possibly can.

Not only do we provide carpet cleaning services, but we also can assist you with the following related steam cleaning services:

Stay Tuned

Thank you for stopping by our blog. Stay tuned to keep learning more about caring for your carpets, tile, furniture, and more. We will be sharing our best insider tips for ensuring your home looks its finest at all times. Perhaps you are a homeowner with a few furry pals, and you want to find a way to get rid of that pesky pet odor that seems to always linger in the air. We can help you find the perfect solutions. Maybe you are a business owner with a large commercial building that undergoes heavy foot traffic, and you are looking for ways to protect your carpet. We have answers for you, too. Feel free to reach out anytime with questions you have about the services we provide and the tips we will share.

Ready for vibrant carpet? Tired of staring at the same old stains? Then reach out to schedule an appointment today. We will be happy to provide you with a consultation and go over the options you have for renewing your carpet. Contact our team right away.