Sharp Carpet F.A.Q.’s
How long does it take for the carpet to dry?
Every carpet is different. The pile or fibers or even the soil level can determine the dry time. But with good air flow (ceiling fan on, furnace fan on) and air conditioning or heat set to around 70 degrees, the average dry time is between 2-12 hours, and for sure by the following day.
How much does it cost for carpet cleaning?
For residential carpet cleaning we price by the area or room (200 sq. ft. is an area or room). It is $40 per area. A set of steps or staircase is also $40.
For commercial carpet cleaning we price by the sq. ft and we almost always provide a free bid before scheduling the carpet cleaning.
How do you clean my carpet?
There are two methods we utilize to clean carpet. One is Hot Water Extraction and the other is Low Moisture Cleaning.
The most common for residential carpet cleaning is Hot Water Extraction (HWE) or also referred to as “Steam Cleaning”. We offer pre-vacuuming, power scrubbing, or agitation to remove debris and lift the carpet fibers. We pretreat the carpet with a pretreatment cleaning agent and then rinse the carpet with fresh soft, hot water and steam up to 220-240 degrees and extract the soil leaving the carpet fresh and soft.
Low Moisture Cleaning or VLM is mostly used on commercial carpet cleaning. We use machine agitation to remove debris and lift the fibers while also cleaning with encapsulation cleaning process.
My pet had an accident on the carpet, can you remove the stain and odor?
Yes, we can. We have two pet treatment processes. One is our topical pet treatment. We use special pet odor removal products to help with staining and odor left behind by your pet. This treats just the top of the carpet or fibers.
Our Extensive Pet Treatment process includes treating specific areas, as well as treating the backing of the carpet, pad, and subfloor. This is great when you have extensive pet odors and staining.
What do I have to do before carpet cleaning?
We ask that you pick up small things and personal items. Also, any breakable items on the carpet or furniture you would like moved. It is also helpful if you can vacuum before we arrive or if needed, we can do that for you.
Do you move furniture?
Yes, we offer furniture moving. We provide light furniture moving including sofas, love seats, chairs, end tables, and night stands.
Is the carpet wet after cleaning?
With our hot water extraction or steam cleaning process, yes, the carpet is damp to the touch. It is not soaking wet but does take some time to dry, usually within 2-12 hours.
Why is the carpet darker on to edges close to the baseboards and under doors?
This is called carpet filtration and usually is more common on light or white carpet. It is caused by air flow through the carpet near where the wall meets the flooring by the baseboard or even a closed door. This happens over a long period of time. Carpet filtration is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile and often into the backing of the carpet. With special effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpet on a regular basis.
Can you provide a quote for air duct cleaning or do you need to come out?
When quoting air duct cleaning, we can sometimes provide an estimate over the phone. There are also times where we need to provide a free in-home bid. The best way to get pricing is to call the office. We will gather information and determine if we can provide a phone quote or schedule an in-home estimate.
How do you clean air ducts?
At Sharp we use a negative air method. We will attach a very powerful gas-powered vacuum or sometimes our portable vacuum to the main duct work. At that time the duct work is under vacuum suction and drawing dust dirt and debris into the vacuum. Then we go to all the vents in the home or business and use high-pressure air and agitation tools. With the high-pressure air and agitation, we move the dust, dirt and debris through the duct work back to our vacuum extraction it out of the home or business. Our service includes clearing dust, dirt and debris from the vent covers, vent openings, secondary trunk lines, main trunk lines and the furnace.
Do you offer dryer vent cleaning?
Yes, we do offer dryer vent cleaning. We provide dryer vent cleaning for residential homes, businesses, apartment complexes, and hotels.
Do you offer upholstery cleaning?
Upholstery cleaning is definately a service offer. Our wet cleaning process is great for furniture that allows for it.
Do I have to be home when your team arrives?
We do not require you to be home during the service. However, we prefer that you are home so we can provide the best service possible. Sometimes we suggest additional services for pet issues, special stains, and may have questions about the areas we clean or furniture moving.
How often should I have my carpet cleaned?
Every home and use of the carpet are very different. Depending on the number of occupants and pets our recommendation is about every 12 months. Also, some carpet manufactures do require cleaning every 12-18 months to maintain their warranty.
Do you offer carpet protection after carpet cleaning?
When you invest in professional carpet cleaning services, it’s worthwhile to keep your carpet clean and stain-free for as long as possible. Therefore, we highly recommend having carpet protectant applied after a cleaning. With Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning’s carpet protection, you can keep your carpets clean longer.
What are your hours of operation?
We provide services Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. We also offer services on Saturday to help our customers that are not available during the week at no additional charge.