The Best Gift for Mom this Mother’s Day? Clean Carpets!


Mother’s Day is this Sunday – are you ready? Show mom how much you appreciate her with a gift she could really use. After all the years she kept the home clean for her family, we know she would love to have the favor returned.

Surprise your mom with spotless carpets this Mother’s Day! Whether you do it yourself or bring in a professional, it will make a great difference in her home.

Dry Foam Extraction

This cleaning method uses detergent foam that is evenly distributed and brushed into the carpet pile. The foam and soil are removed immediately as the wet vacuum suction breaks down the foam and collects both soil and moisture into a tank. The advantage of this system is that because of the small amount of water used there is less chance of over-wetting or damaging the backing. The dry time is also quick.

A professional can do this for you or you can rent a special vacuum to do it yourself. Keep in mind that the machine should be passed over the carpet in straight parallel lines at the rate of approximately 12 feet per minute.

Hot Water Extraction (Steam Cleaning)


In this method a hot detergent solution is sprayed through a nozzle and then followed by extraction of loosened dirt through a suction slot located behind the nozzle. The advantage of this method is that it removes deep-seated dirt well. The disadvantages are that over-wetting can occur, and longer drying time is required.

Hot water extraction machines can be rented as well; however, professional care will provide optimal results. ** PLEASE NOTE ** Carpets with jute backing SHOULD NOT be cleaned utilizing hot water extraction.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

To learn more about these and other cleaning methods, check out the maintenance tips on our website.

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