Choose from Three Options
- $25 for three rooms of carpet cleaning with hallway or stairs, up to 500 square feet in total ($79.49 value)
- $49 for five rooms of carpet cleaning with hallway or stairs, up to 800 square feet in total ($128.50 value)
- $39 for full-size sofa and chair upholstery cleaning ($80 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.
A Chat with P & C Carpet and Tile Cleaning
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Your carpets will be dry in hours not days!!! We promise not to soak your carpets. We use a high heat, low pressure technique that makes your carpets dry in no time.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We started this business in 1992 with the mindset on helping our customers with their carpet and upholstery cleaning needs.
What do you love most about your job?
I can speak from being a tech in the field for over 15 years we get great satisfaction in helping our customers getting their carpets looking almost brand new again. We are not a large franchised company so we remember our repeat customers and are on a 1st name basis will a majority of them.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
We had a customer that had pet stains all over her living room and needed a solution that would best suit her needs. Although we couldn't help keep her dog from going on the rug after we cleaned it but we did offer her scotch guard to repel the stains in the future.