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Reviewed February 11, 2015
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for five rooms of restoration deep carpet cleaning (up to 1,000 square feet) ($250 value)
- $99 for a full-house of restoration deep carpet cleaning (up to 2,000 square feet) ($500 value)
Both options include high-traffic treatment, deodorizers, Scotchgard, and speed dry
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 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only in Contra Costa, East Bay, and Alameda counties. Valid only for up to 200 sq. ft. per room. 48hr advance appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Limit 1 per person/household, may buy 1 more as gift. Limit 1/visit. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be used by same person. Extra fee for homes with more than 2 floors, upholstery cleaning, pre-vacuuming, Scotchgard, high-traffic soil treatment, area rugs, non-dirt stains, stairs, edging, pet odor treatments; $20 fee to move furniture, $0.25 per extra square foot. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.