Misconception #1: You should wait as long as possible before having your Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Misconception #2: The only reason for Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is to remove dirt and stains – to make it look nice.
Misconception #3: Vacuuming is enoughThis is probably the most common misconception about carpets.
Unlike vacuuming, professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning uses steam machines to reach deep into the fibers of your carpet and unlock dirt—even the smallest particles and most stubborn stains don’t stand a chance.So in addition to vacuuming at least once a week, make sure you get it professionally cleaned once a year. Only then will it be completely clean.
Misconception #4: I can get the same results by renting a machine and ‘doing it myself.’
Not true. In fact, do it yourself machines are so inferior to truckmount equipment, it’s not even a fair comparison. The ‘do it yourself’ machine does not have the 200 degree hot water, higher cleaning pressure or even powerful vacuum that a truck-mount machine does. Lack of vacuum power and poor suction causes damage by over wetting carpet that may cause mold to grow.
Misconception #5: One cleaning method is as good as another.
No. The dry cleaning methods – which are dry foam, dry chemicals and dry compounds – do not rinse your carpet in any way. Instead, they leave a dirty residue. You might say they clean your carpet and upholstery only halfway. The most effective cleaning method is hot water extraction.Hot water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution, under high pressure, is applied to your carpet & furniture and then extracted out of your carpet.Carpet & upholstery cleaners use one of two types of hot water extraction. If they use a large unit that operates from a van or truck outside your facility, it’s called truck-mounted extraction. If they use a small unit that can be brought inside, it’s called portable extraction. Shaw’s first choice is the truck-mounted unit – and it recommends the small, portable unit only in areas where the truck-mounted unit won’t reach.The truck-mounted extraction cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature – which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollens in the carpet. Then the machine uses high suction to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet. This is the method we use the most, however we do have a high powered portable to use when our truck mounted hoses can’t reach.
Misconception #6: Having expensive, high-tech equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpet & upholstery properly.
Misconception #7: The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.
A honest carpet & upholstery cleaning company should be able to give you an estimate over the telephone.
How we determine the price is base on the following: