Cleaning your carpet regularly helps it last longer, giving you a little more time before it must be ceremonially destroyed with fire. Let the cleansing begin with this Groupon.
- $99 for five-step carpet cleaning for three rooms, up to 800 square feet total ($248 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.
Eco-Pure Carpet Cleaning
Eco-Pure Carpet Cleaning was founded to meet the demand for low-moisture carpet cleaning without a long drying process. To achieve this, technicians turn to a five-step process that removes dirt and debris from carpets by vacuuming, focusing on high traffic areas, and performing spot treatments. Alternately, Eco-Pure Carpet Cleaning’s hardwood and laminate cleaning process only has four steps: they get floors looking shiny and new with a vacuum, a deep clean, dry mop, and copolymer finish. The company also scrubs more than just floors, they're able to deep clean abodes using eco-friendly cleaning products.