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408-438-4298

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408-329-1110

San Jose Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Reputable Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Companies in the San Jose Area

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Services & Products Provided by Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Companies in San Jose:

Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, Carpet Repair.

Complementary Services & Products Provided by San Jose Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Companies:

Carpet Re-stretching, Pet Odor Treatment, Tile Cleaning, Fine Stone Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning, Dry vent Cleaning.


San Jose Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Tips



Carpet Cleaning Tips

When you purchase your first new home, you'll immediately notice how beautiful and clean your new carpeting is. The difference in appearance between clean carpeting and older, dirty carpeting is hard to overstate. If given the chance, most homeowners would gladly put in a little extra effort to keep their carpets looking new.

Given the usage, wear, and tear carpeting gets, keeping it clean is no simple task. However, there are a number of easy steps you can take to minimize dirt buildup, and delay the day when your carpet starts to look old and worn.

Stopping Grease Stains
Grease stains are one of the worst types of carpet stains, and some homeowners may assume that once they have grease in their carpet, there is no getting rid of the stain. In fact, most people simply use the wrong tool for the job. Instead of relying on a soap or spray marketed as a "carpet cleaner" to remove grease, grab your dish soap and apply a small amount to the stain. Rub it into the carpet, dilute it with water, and watch your stain wash away.

Club Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning Carpet Stains
After grease, the next toughest stains to remove come from colored drinks, like wine, beer, or non-organic fruit juices. These drinks often include coloring agents that can seem almost impossible to wash out of your carpet. For these stains, the best approach is applying a 1:1 mixture of club soda and vinegar to the stain and the surrounding area. Once applied, do not immediately sponge it up. Give the mixture 15 minutes to soak in, and then use paper towels to blot most of it up. Finally, lay clean paper towels over the spot and place a weight (like a book) on top of them for 12-24 hours.

Regular Carpet Steam Cleanings
For general dirt buildup, there is nothing better than giving your carpet regular steam cleanings. These are performed with a dedicated steam-cleaning machine, which forces steam over your carpet and down into the fibers, where the heat loosens the dirt. Then the machine sucks the dirt back up, in much the same way that a vacuum cleaner would.

Steam carpet cleaners are available from most home supply retailers. If you have the time and dedication to handle the job yourself, then purchasing one can be a good investment. On the other hand, steam carpet cleaning is a time consuming process and it is much less effective if it is rushed. This is why many people opt to hire professional steam carpet cleaners every one to two years instead.

When All Else Fails, Hydrogen Peroxide
For the most resistant stains, such as those caused by blood, the solution is usually applying hydrogen peroxide and letting it soak until the discoloration is gone. If you have to resort to this, first clean the stain with a detergent, and then pour on the hydrogen peroxide. After giving it a few minutes to work its magic, dab it up with a towel.

Keeping your carpet looking new is certainly a big undertaking, but when you know the right cleaning tricks and use them in combination, even new homeowners can keep their carpets looking pristine.

What to Expect from a San Jose Carpet Cleaning Company

If you are concerned about the appearance of your home’s carpet, but do not have the time or expertise to clean it on your own, hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to handle the job can be a great investment. Not only will it save you hours (if not days) cleaning your carpet, but you also get the benefit of the professional carpet cleaning tools and techniques that would be impractical for most homeowners.

If you are still not sold on hiring a carpet cleaning specialist, read on to get a general sense of what happens during a professional carpet cleaning.

The Initial Carpet Inspection

Before anything else happens, the carpet cleaning company will pay a visit to your San Jose area home to assess your needs and create a plan for the carpet cleaning. This inspection is almost always free of charge, and will end with the company offering you their recommendations on how best to handle your cleaning needs. Assuming you are comfortable with their recommendations and the prices they offer, you may be able to sign a contract right away, and schedule your cleaning. Note that because of the time required for a full carpet cleaning, they are almost never done on the same day as your initial inspection.

Pre-Cleaning Process

The heart of a professional carpet cleaning job is the steam cleaning process, but most companies will perform a pre-cleaning before starting on that. During the pre-cleaning, the company will thoroughly vacuum your carpet with industrial strength machines, sweep and dust as necessary and clean any superficial stains that can be quickly addressed prior to the full cleaning.

Shampooing the Carpet

It may sound funny, but cleaners will in fact shampoo your carpet, much like you shampoo your own hair. How exactly this occurs depends on the carpet cleaning contractor’s preferences and machinery. Some contractors apply the shampoo prior to steam cleaning, and then come back through with their steam machine to wash up the soap. Others have machines that shampoo and steam all at once. Both approaches work, but don’t be surprised if you do see your cleaner applying soap to your carpet, and not washing it up right away.

The Steam Clean

The main event of a carpet cleaning is the steam cleaning, which is performed with a specialized steam machine. In effect, the machine uses pressure to shoot steam into your carpet. The heat and moisture loosen any dirt that might be caught in the fibers, and then the machine’s suction removes the water and dirt together. The machines suction also serves to dry out your carpet, which prevents the moisture from soaking into your floorboards and causing them to warp or become mildewed.

Finishing Touches

Lastly, if there are stains that were not cleaned during the pre-cleaning or steam clean, the crew will use more specialized techniques to minimize their discolorations. For example, they might use hydrogen peroxide to remove deep red stains, or vinegar to remove wine.

Overall, a professional carpet cleaning is a time consuming process, which can easily stretch over several days in large houses. Nevertheless, there’s no better way to immediately rehabilitate the appearance of the carpet in your San Jose area home.

Areas Typically Served By San Jose Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Contractors

San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, including the following zip codes:

94022 94023 94024 94035 94039 94040 94041 94042 94043 94085
94086 94087 94088 94089 94090 94301 94302 94303 94304 94305
94306 94309 94310 95002 95008 95009 95011 95013 95014 95015
95020 95021 95026 95030 95031 95032 95035 95037 95038 95042
95044 95046 95050 95051 95052 95054 95055 95056 95070 95071
95101 95102 95103 95106 95108 95109 95110 95111 95112 95113
95116 95118 95119 95120 95121 95122 95123 95126 95129 95130
95131 95134 95135 95136 95138 95139 95140 95141 95142 95148
95150 95151 95152 95153 95154 95155 95156 95157 95158 95159
95160 95161 95164 95170 95171 95172 95173