What You'll Get
A stained carpet is an eyesore, unless you're one of those people who enjoys stains because they are memories. Wash over the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $58 for carpet cleaning of three rooms up to 700 total square feet ($175 value)
- $58 for tile and grout cleaning of up to 145 total square feet ($189 value)
Carpet Cleaning: Putting the Heat on Dirt
As techs re-fluff your carpets and your vacuum weeps in envy, learn how they work their magic with Groupon's guide to steam cleaning.
Although steam can be an effective cleaning tool, when pros talk about steam-cleaning a carpet, they're usually talking about a process technically known as hot-water extraction. That's because steam—which occurs when water reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit under normal conditions—is simply too powerful for many residential jobs, posing a risk of damage or shrinkage to some kinds of carpet fibers. Fortunately, water usually only needs to be heated to around 140 degrees to kill most of the microorganisms that can live in a carpet and cause odors. A skilled technician will know what range of temperatures is ideal for any given fiber.
Whether it's a rolling model or a massive van-mounted machine, a carpet cleaner has three important elements: a heating device, water jets, and vacuum suction. As the water is heated, it will sometimes be mixed with detergent, but one of the benefits of steam cleaning is the fact that soap isn’t necessarily a must—pressurized jets can reach deep into fibers to get at grime. A vacuum hose then pulls most of the liquid back into the machine, though some dampness will linger in the carpet. Generally, after about three or four hours a carpet will be ready for you to walk on and set all your little army guys back in position.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per household. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for up to 500 sq. ft. Valid only within a 20 mile radius 34231. Please call if outside of this area for additional fee information. Carpet cleaning can't be performed on condos and apartments higher than the 2nd floor. Additional fees apply for tile and grout sealing and carpet cleaning of stairs, area rugs, and furniture. Additional fee applies for cleaning tile in shower walls. Must use promotional value in one visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.