What You'll Get
Choose Between Three Options
- $19 for steam cleaning for a standard sofa, up to six feet ($139 value)
- $19 for steam cleaning for an area rug, up to 100 square feet ($139 value)
- $19 for up to 500 square feet of wall-to-wall carpet steam cleaning ($139 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 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per household. Valid only within 10 miles of zip code 10003. Appointment required; subject to availability. Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy of 48 hours applies ( fee not to exceed Groupon price). Not valid for stairs. Valid for steam process service only; not all carpet, rugs, and upholstery can be steam cleaned. Any carpets made from non-synthetic fabric will require additional service and fees to be determined by technician. Additional fee applies for stain or soiling removal, water damage, or high traffic areas. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.