CARPET & UPHOLSTERY

DO YOU WANT A CLEAN, HEALTHY CARPET?

Which is more important to you: a clean carpet - or a clean and healthy carpet?  Yes, I assure you, there is a big difference.  Each carpet cleaning method has advantages and disadvantages.  Some methods will get out only the dirt.  Other methods will get out dirt and grease.  Still others will get out virtually everything.  And, to be sure, some are more expensive than others.

If all you want is a cheap, rinse-the-dirt-off-the-top cleaning which you might find for around $13.95 per room - then I respectfully ask you to call another company.  But if you want to protect your health - if you want to protect your investment in carpeting - if you want to protect your family from the countless bacteria, fungus, pollens and dust mites that reside in your carpet, then you’re invited to call me.

The truck-mounted hot water unit we use it the most effective cleaning system available today.  Likewise, it’s one of the most expensive units on the market.  But we bought this unit for a good reason:  More and more families want the good health benefits that come from having a fresh, clean carpet.

Have you ever seen how dirty a little boy’s pants get when he plays outdoors?  If you have, then you know you can brush off his pants and make him think they’re clean.  Or, if you want the job done right, you can machine wash them in hot water and detergent and you’ll KNOW they’re clean.   The same is true for your carpet.  You can hire someone for $23 to $50 who will “brush off” your carpeting and make you think it’s clean.  Or, if you want the job done right, I’ll wash your carpets with hot water and detergent using my state-of-the-art cleaning machine and you’ll KNOW they’re clean.

So if you want a thoroughly clean carpet - if you’re willing to invest in your family’s good health - you’re invited to call us.  You’ll receive a written estimate, at no cost or obligation.  And if you give us the go-ahead, you’re further protected with our . . .

6 COSTLY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CARPET CLEANING

MISCONCEPTION #1:  You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet.

No.  Dirt is an abrasive - like sandpaper.  Every time you step on your carpet, you grind dirt into the carpet fibers.  This cuts your carpet, just as if you had used a knife.  This cutting causes your
carpet to wear out faster.  A dirty carpet will not last as long as a clean carpet.  And while vacuuming helps - by it, it’s simply not enough.  The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.

MISCONCEPTION #2:  The only reason to clean carpet is to remove the dirt.

No.  As you probably know, outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust - and hundreds of other chemicals.  When you come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and shoes.  Not surprisingly, all those chemicals and toxins wind up in your carpet.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems - one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, smoke and chemicals in your carpet.

MISCONCEPTION #3:  One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another.

No.  The dry cleaning method - which are dry foam, dry chemicals, and dry compound - do not rinse your carpet in any way.  In stead they leave a dirty residue.  You might say they clean your carpet only halfway.  The most effective cleaning method is hot water extraction.

Hot-water extraction means a hot water cleaning solution, under high pressure, is forced into your carpet and then extracted out of your carpet.  Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot-water extraction as the primary method of cleaning carpets, along with an IICRC approved firm.

Carpet cleaners use one of two types of hot-water extraction.  If they use a large unit that operates from a van or truck outside your facility, it’s called truck-powered extraction.  If they use a small unit that can be brought inside, it’s called portable extraction.  Shaw’s first choice is the truck-powered unit - and it recommends the small, portable unit only in areas where the truck-powered unit won’t reach.

The truck-powered extraction cleans much better because it heats the water to a high temperature - which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals and pollens in the carpet.  Then the machine uses high suction to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet.  This is the method our company uses.

MISCONCEPTION #4:  Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.

Not true.  Many companies own hot-water cleaners but very few companies teach their employees how to use them properly.  This is why it’s important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully.  The best cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known as the IICRC.  Before you choose a carpet cleaner, ask to see written proof of the company’s IICRC certification and also the certification of the technician who is going to do the job!  If they don’t have them - don’t use them!

MISCONCEPTION #5:  The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.

No.  we’ve seen so many problems arise form lowest-bid companies that we suggest you NEVER hire the company that quotes the cheapest price.  The two most common problems are:
(1) The price may not be for the services you want performed.  The company may be equipped to remove only the dirt from your carpet.  But you may want bacteria, fungus, pollens, dust mites and tobacco residues removed as well.

(2) The price you see advertised might not be the price you pay.  Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised lasted only until the carpet cleaner got into their home.  Then they were pressured into paying a lot more for a variety of add-ons.  (Some cleaners even break the law by using illegal bait and switch tactics.)

MISCONCEPTION #6:  Any honest carpet cleaning company should be able to give you an exact price quote over the telephone.

We wish this were true, but it isn’t. Honest, reputable carpet cleaning companies almost never price carpet cleaning by the room.  Instead, carpet cleaning is usually price by the square foot.  So if you’d like us to tell you the exact cost of cleaning your carpet, we need to know the exact number of square feet that you want cleaned.  To get an accurate measurement, we use a measuring device to calculate the exact size of the carpet area.


7 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN CHOOSING A CARPET CLEANER

MISTAKE #1: Choosing a carpet cleaner based on equipment alone.

No question, your carpet cleaner needs first-rate equipment.  But he/she also needs something else:  employees who are skilled at operating that equipment.  Many companies own hot-water extractors, but very few companies teach their employees how to use them properly.  The best way to know that the carpet cleaner’s employees have been properly trained is to make sure the cleaner has been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  Before you choose a carpet cleaner, ask to see written proof of the company’s and the technician’s IICRC certification.

MISTAKE #2: Choosing a carpet cleaner based on low price.

Low price could be a problem in three ways:
(1)   Low price can be the bait that attracts your phone call.  But once the cleaner gets into your home, they pressure you into a much more expensive job.
(2)   Low price can be for single-process cleaning.  Rarely does the consumer know what this means, and when told, asks for dual-process cleaning instead, which costs much more.  (3) Low price means the carpet cleaner has cheap equipment, which will not effectively clean your carpet.

MISTAKE #3:  Choosing a carpet cleaner based on a single telephone call.

Instead, invite the person to your home and ask for a specific written quotation.  Then you’ll know exactly what the carpet cleaner recommends - and you won’t be the victim of high-pressure tactics when the technician steps into your living room.

MISTAKE #4: Choosing a carpet cleaner who doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee.

In my view, every carpet cleaning company should be fully accountable for it’s work.  And if you aren’t pleased with the job in every way, you shouldn’t have to pay for it.  Period.  Not all carpet cleaners offer a guarantee.  Or, if they do, the guarantee may be “limited.”  Ask the carpet cleaner if he/she offers a money-back guarantee and then make sure the carpet cleaner includes the guarantee on your written quotation.

MISTAKE #5: Choosing a carpet cleaner without getting comments from his/her other clients.

Any carpet cleaner can say anything about their past jobs.  And, sadly, some of what is said may not be true.  Make sure you ask for references or read comments from current customers so you can depend on the carpet cleaner and his/her work.

MISTAKE #6: Choosing a carpet cleaner who isn’t certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

If you’re carpet cleaner isn’t a close friend, you may not know whether or not he/she has the knowledge or experience to clean your carpet well.  If you want to be sure you’re hiring a competent professional, make sure they are IICRC certified.  The carpet cleaner must earn that certification through study, experience and successful completion of formal, written examinations.  In effect, cleaners who are certified by the IICRC have earned a college degree in carpet cleaning.

MISTAKE #7: Choosing a carpet cleaner who doesn’t use a truck-powered, hot-water extraction system.

Portable hot water systems are good, but they aren’t as good as truck-mount systems.  Truck-powered systems are the Rolls Royce of carpet cleaners.  Compared with portable hot water systems, truck-powered systems use hotter water, higher pressure and stronger suction.  So all the way around, you get a much better job.  No two ways about it!

All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. 100% Guarantee!

At All Brite Cleaning & Restoration, Inc., we want you to be super-pleased! In fact, absolutely delighted with every job we do. So, every job we do comes with our iron clad, risk-free guarantee.

What does this mean for you? Simply this: If you are not happy with our work, we will redo it for FREE! Plus, if a spot is going to reappear, it will show up in a few days. I’ll give you 30 days to call me and come back and fix it with no hassle and no charge! And, if you are still not satisfied, you can have your money back.

Nothing is more important to us than your complete and total satisfaction.

You’ll Get The Most Sparkling Cleaned Furniture…
Or It’s Free! 
And Why Shouldn’t You?

If this is the type of cleaning you want.
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How We Will Get You The Best Results

First you and I will evaluate your furniture’s needs. “Every Item Must Be Treated Differently” Then we’ll decide what will be the best approach and why! Each manufacturer recommends a specialized cleaning method, and best of all, you’ll know up front what we can and can’t do! This way there’s no surprises!

There are some things to be concerned about...

Furniture comes in various type of fabrics, it is important that we determine what type it is. This gives us the ability to clean it properly. Even if you don’t choose us, please be sure when you get a quote. Make certain that the company is taking your furniture type under consideration!  Here’s a final note: If they use the wrong cleaning agents, they will ruin the fibers and possibly the entire piece of furniture.