A little elbow grease is all it takes to clean a carpet if you have elbows that constantly emit an oily, soapy substance. Leave it to the pros with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
- $79 for green carpet cleaning for up to two areas and a total of 950 square feet (a $250 value)
- $99 for green carpet cleaning for up to four areas and a total of 1,200 square feet (a $300 value)
- $69 for 6'x9' area rug cleaning (a $149 value)
- $149 for 8'x12' area rug cleaning (a $299 value)
- $199 for 10'x14' area rug cleaning (a $399 value)
Technicians remove and transport carpeting to their facility for a thorough, environmentally friendly steam cleaning. Because of their gentle cleaning process, they specialize in cleaning fine, handmade Oriental rugs. For fabrics that can't be steamed, the team provides alternate cleaning methods (additional fee may apply). Service and delivery can take from three to seven days.
Housecleaning just isn’t complete without a thorough vacuuming. Check out our study of the history of the invention that made it possible.
Vacuum Cleaners: A Night Janitor's Claim to Glory
To clean a carpet today, it doesn’t take much more than plugging in a vacuum cleaner and flipping the switch. In the most basic design, a rotating brush sweeps dust and debris from the floor as an electric fan forces air through the intake port and out through a filtered exhaust port—a self-contained vacuum that traps the debris inside a bag. Beyond that basic design, vacuum cleaning continues to evolve, resulting in everything from bagless canisters to autonomous robots that let you spend your own time building sandcastles on the carpet.
For centuries, though, the only way to clean a rug was to take it out to the yard and beat it. To spare rugs from sunburn, rudimentary versions of the vacuum cleaner began to spring up in the mid-1800s. The first, technically a carpet sweeper, used bellows to produce suction, and the second undercut its added convenience—it was handheld—by powering its fan with a hand crank. In 1901, British inventor Hubert Cecil Booth patented a suction cleaner that could filter air and trap dust, but its internal combustion engine was so large it had to sit on a horse-drawn wagon—hardly a way to make chores easier.
As inventors seeking fame and fortune raced to improve upon Booth's design, a night janitor in Ohio had a problem of his own. Faced with crippling asthma, James Murray Spangler set out to trap the squalls of dust that erupted whenever he swept the carpet. His rude assembly—electric motor, tin soapbox, fan, pillowcase, and broom handle—became the first viable handheld vacuum, and Spangler sold the patent in 1908 to a businessman with what would become a household name—Hoover.