After John Gartner graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in microbiology, he was bound for the floor. As a professional floor cleaner, that is. Gartner uses his microbiology expertise to bust stains and grime with Major Floor Care, a more-than-40-year-old company. Before taking on a new client, Gartner comes over for a complimentary consultation, during which he checks out carpets to determine the right treatment plan and products. He then uses a special hot-water-extraction method gentle enough to use on all carpet types but strong enough to take on an open-mouthed bearskin rug. Gartner is certified by the IICRC, an institute that regulates and improves carpet-cleaning standards and provides educational materials so its members can stay up to date on the latest cleaning technology.
With 28 years in the business, the expert personnel of National Carpet Care, Inc. know how to rid floors of lingering dust, dirt, and dander. Dedicated to environmentally safe practices, the crew tidies up carpets with safe formulas that won't damage the fibers or the sensitive noses of dust bunnies. The staffers' special focus on eliminating pet odors leaves domiciles with a fresh aroma, and their quick-drying products, 24-hour emergency services, and corrective cleanings for heavily soiled carpets make them the go-to choice for both quality and convenience. In addition to carpet services, the company also offers carpet, tile, and upholstery cleaning.
As a local Daytona Beach business for more than 22 years, Complete Steam Services and its team of technicians know how to make a room shimmer. Using industrial-grade steam cleaners, staffers purge carpets of deeply embedded contaminants—such as soil, dust, bacteria, and children who are exceptional hide-and-seek players—without leaving behind a detergent residue. Cleaners can also tend to dingy upholstery and oriental and area rugs with dirt-blasting techniques that abide by manufacturer recommendations. In addition, tile- and grout-cleaning procedures render hard surfaces sparkling, and pet-urine treatments can rid homes of unpleasant odors left by cats, dogs, or domesticated sloths. They also clean hardwood floors and laminate. Before any service, Complete Steam Services scrupulously measures the desired treatment area and provides a free and detailed pricing estimate.
America Carpet & Tile Cleaning's experienced staff members soapily restore dulled and grungy floor-bound surfaces with modern cleaning systems. Fiber refresheners use truck-mounted hot-water extraction systems to remove dirt and other debris from within the carpet, eradicating stains, bacteria, and toddler-hidden mud pies. Carpet cleaners can scour any carpeted room ($0.20 per square foot) or rooms that require heavy furniture to be moved prior to cleaning, including beds, dressers, and to-scale Stonehenge replicas ($0.25 per square foot).
When Susan Cantone took over her brother’s carpet-cleaning business in 2003, she dubbed it Cantone II Carpet Cleaning to signify a new beginning. Her daughter, office manager Sonia, has been busy ever since, scheduling appointments for the two-man carpet-cleaning crew, which ousts stains with a rotary machine and dry-foam cleaner. This dry foam penetrates carpet down to the padding to lift stains, and the machine inhales vast amounts of debris and dirt before looking to the side and coughing politely.
Carpets dry in less than two hours, compared to the four hours it takes after steam extraction and the day and a half it takes after soaking rugs in dishwasher detergent. The machine also scours tile and grout, purifies upholstery, and strips and waxes floors.