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What Angie's List Has To Say About Carpet Cleaning!

Mama Fen

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Has anyone else ever been bored enough to cruise Angie's List and start reading their links about carpet cleaning and the different types of services? It's actually rather... interesting.

A few direct quotes from some of their posts (bold italics are my emphasis for the TL;DRs):



https://www.angieslist.com/articles/which-carpet-cleaning-method-best-my-floor.htm

5. Hot water extraction
This is also be known as “steam cleaning.” You can rent portable machines, but the most effective are the industry, truck-mounted systems. Newer systems can remove up to 95 percent of the water used in the cleaning process.

Professionals that buy used equipment to save costs may not be any more effective than a portable machine. Hire a company that keeps their equipment current.

Hot water extraction entails using a powerful machine that injects a solution of very hot water and detergent into the carpet. The mixture is then powerfully extracted by the machine, leaving the carpets looking and smelling like new.

Most importantly, this method removes as much bacteria, dirt, soil and stains as possible. Make sure you hire well-trained carpet cleaning technicians. If they over-saturate your carpets, the remaining moisture can encourage mold growth.



https://www.angieslist.com/articles/what-are-average-carpet-cleaning-prices.htm

Average rates for carpet cleaning run between 30 and 50 cents per square foot, and should include all labor, products and a guarantee about the standard of clean — for example, in compliance with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification guidelines.




https://www.angieslist.com/articles/can-i-steam-clean-my-wool-carpet.htm

Be sure that your cleaner does not use high alkaline cleaning agents: Somewhere around a pH of 8.5 is the limit. Alkalinity degrades organic fibers, and causes discoloration and fiber degradation over time. This is possibly the most important difference between cleaning conventional carpet and wool.

The cleaning professional must be very careful that he (or she) does not use overly hot cleaning solution.




And for the DIYers:

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/carpet-steam-cleaner-rental-5-things-you-need-know.htm
 

Smtwn janitorial

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Some things were accurate. Some not so much. When you dumb things down to Angie's list levels you lose alot.
 

Mama Fen

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Many of the articles they link are written by "industry professionals" (ie, people who get high rankings on AL). So they are approaching each "technical article" from their own unique perspective.