Because carpets must routinely withstand lawn-mower races, melted-butter spills, and unearthed pirate gold, the least we can do is give them a thorough cleaning. Restore your floor's morale with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a three-room carpet-cleaning package with deodorizing (for up to 900 square feet) from VioClean, which serves the Boston metro and Essex County areas (up to a $405 value). This Groupon does not include moving furniture or area-rug cleaning.
VioClean scrubs and scours dirty floors with several kinds of natural products, many of which are certified as environmentally responsible by the nonprofit Green Seal. During a three-room carpet cleaning, the VioClean staff applies soap-free cleaner to carpets, breaking down and absorbing dirt and dirty dirt. The solution is then steam-washed with 230-degree water, obliterating unwanted stains and leaving no residue. After being blasted by high-powered drying fans, carpet can be dry within an hour or two and ready for that night's lacrosse match. And because everything is all-natural and safe, kids and pets need not worry about harsh cleaning fumes affecting their delicate compositions or x-ray vision. Call ahead to schedule your carpet's big day.
There is an additional $50 fee for elevator access/high rises, and an additional $25 fee for travel outside Essex County and the Boston metro area.
VioClean was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal in 2009:
- We were impressed by the professional demeanor of the VioClean workers, who spent two and a half hours scouring a six-foot-long putty-colored, pet-rubbed cotton-twill sofa with ink and dirt stains. They also scrubbed down an all-tile shower stall with grungy grout. – Gwendolyn Bounds
Yahoo! Locals give VioClean a perfect five-star average rating:
- It was so nice to find such a prompt, reliable, environmentally friendly, and caring company to clean my unfinished basement after messy construction. – kc
Persistent ear infections were once a big problem for Lewis, VioClean owner Trung Nguyen's dog. Despite following the vet's advice, Lewis's eardrum blew out—a complication that led to a surgery with no explanation for the cause. At first, it didn't occur to Trung that the cause could be related to his carpets. After all, he worked for a carpet-cleaning company while in college, cleaned his own carpets regularly, and flossed them every night before bed. What could the explanation be?
Eventually, Trung looked to the environment inside his house for the answers, which led him to seek out natural cleaning products. Soon after making that change, he was inspired to leave his accounting career and start a carpet cleaning company using only non-toxic products. Now he and his techs offer cleaning services that range from floor cleaning to indoor environmental testing and mold remediation. Their Green Seal-certified products don't leave sticky residue behind, dry quickly, and are safe for children and pets.