What You'll Get
Though people often suggest getting stains out of the carpet with soda water, they are all liars and probably own a company that makes soda water. Get a true cleaning with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for carpet cleaning for three rooms and one hallway (a $120 value)
- $79 for carpet cleaning for five rooms and two hallways (a $200 value)
As Magic Genie's techs re-fluff your carpets and your vacuum weeps in envy, learn how they work their magic with Groupon's guide to steam cleaning.
Carpet Cleaning: Putting the Heat on Dirt
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 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Additional charges may apply for Berber carpets and supplementary services such as deep cleaning, sanitization, odor removal, and Teflon protection. Not valid for area rugs. Valid within 50 miles of 21219. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.