A: No. Years ago, some carpets would shrink when cleaned because manufacturers used jute as a backing. Jute is a natural fiber that can shrink when it gets excessively wet, and old steam-cleaning equipment would sometimes cause that kind of over-wetting. Today, nearly all carpet has a synthetic backing, which helps prevent shrinking. In addition, our powerful extraction equipment helps prevent the carpet backing from getting excessively wet.
A: Not with the Nichols Carpet Cleaning Three-Step Deep Clean system. Residue that gets left in the carpet from inferior cleaning processes is what causes rapid re-soiling. Our Three-Step deep cleaning process uses pressurized hot water and advanced cleaning agents to loosen soil. Then we remove the dirt and the cleaning solution with a pH-balancing rinse and a powerful vacuuming, leaving your carpet soft and clean.
A: No. While the Nichols Carpet Cleaning Three-Step Deep Clean system does use a very powerful,
deep-cleaning fiber rinse, the system extracts the rinse, the cleaning solution
and the dirt very effectively in the same step. That gets your carpets as
clean as possible while leaving your padding and
A: Factors like carpet material and type, and the relative humidity in your home affect the drying time. It can take from 3 to 16 hours to be completely dry, but you can walk on it right after cleaning, if necessary.
A: In order to get anything truly clean, you need to use water to flush out the cleaning agents and dirt. Hot water extraction is the method that uses a flushing process to remove dirt. (Imagine washing your clothes and not rinsing them. That's what happens to carpet cleaned without the hot water extraction method.) The Nichols Carpet Cleaning Three-Step Deep Clean system uses a Three-Step cleaning process: a pre-conditioning cleaning spray to loosen soil and a combination hot water fiber rinse and a powerful vacuum to extract and remove both the cleaning solution and the dirt.
A: No. What harms carpet is poor quality machinery that doesn't remove
enough of the water to allow the carpet to go through the drying
A: Absolutely. Carpet protector is an outstanding product that Nichols
Carpet Cleaning professionals recommend highly. In fact, most new carpet
has protector on it - applied by the carpet manufacturer. However, protector
wears off because of foot traffic on the carpet,
frequent vacuuming, etc.
A: The most important thing you can do to keep your carpet looking great
is to vacuum it thoroughly and frequently, particularly in high-traffic
areas. Vacuuming helps remove dirt particles which dull the carpet's appearance
and damage the carpet fibers. Also, use walk-off mats at entrances to minimize
dirt particles being tracked onto the carpet and to reduce
A: A good vacuum cleaner is extremely important in prolonging the life of your carpet. Almost any vacuum cleaner can remove surface dirt, but only a quality machine can effectively remove the soil that's embedded in the pile. We recommend using a vacuum cleaner with a rotating brush or beater/brush combination that agitates the carpet pile to loosen embedded soil. (Note that some thick loop pile carpets can become fuzzy when cleaned with a rotating brush-style vacuum cleaner. For those carpets, we recommend a good quality suction-only machine.)
A: There are three key things to do to maintain your new carpet warranty:
1. Vacuum frequently
2. Clean spills promptly
3. Have periodic professional carpet cleanings
A: When vacuuming no longer removes all of the soil, or you have not been able to remove spots following the recommended carpet care and cleaning procedures, it's time to have your carpet cleaned by a trained and qualified professional cleaner. At Nichols Carpet Cleaning we know the latest information on carpet construction, carpet care products, and safe, effective cleaning methods to help maintain carpet beauty. For this reason, we recommend, and most carpet manufacturers' warranties require, periodic professional cleaning.
A: We recommend professional cleaning at least every 12 months.
A: No. In fact, many of the major carpet mills today recommend professional
cleaning at least once per year. The build up of soil in your carpet in
combination with foot traffic creates abrasion that breaks down your carpets'
fibers. The higher the traffic in a given area, the more often the carpet
will need cleaning.
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