Frequently asked questions
Carpet & Carpet Cleaning Care FAQs
How Often Should I Clean my Carpet?
Cleaning carpets often helps to maintain its new appearance. Some people worry that cleaning too frequently will cause carpet to age more quickly, but the opposite is true. Allowing dirt to build up within a carpet’s pile will age the carpet prematurely
The majority of carpet manufacturers recommend cleaning by a professional cleaning firm, such as Angelo's Carpet Cleaners, at least once every 12 months.
Are your cleaning products safe?
Yes. We only use the best “green” products available. Our professional products are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable. They are safe for children and pets.
What method does Angelo's Carpet Cleaning use?
Hot water steam extraction is the method of choice by most carpet manufacturers because of its greater effectiveness for removing soils and leaving your carpet looking its best.
Can steam cleaning harm my carpet?
Not at all. In fact, steam cleaning, or ‘hot water extraction’ as it is called in the carpet industry, is the cleaning method recommended by most carpet manufacturers as the best, and most natural way, to safely remove embedded dirt.
How long will it take for my carpet to dry?
It normally takes 2 to 6 hours for the carpet to dry, but this depends on several variables including the thickness of your carpet, the weather, and the air circulation in your home. You can walk on the carpet right after cleaning, provided you wear clean socks or light-coloured rubber soled shoes to keep oils on your feet from getting into the damp carpet.
How can I keep my carpet looking good?
Vacuuming your carpet thoroughly every week will make a major difference in maintaining your carpet.
Can I walk on the damp carpets?
Yes. However, be careful walking from the damp carpet to hard floors as it will be slippery. Wear only clean socks or light-coloured rubber soled shoes. Do not walk on the damp carpet with bare feet or with leather-soled shoes, as these will transfer oils onto the damp carpet, and leave marks.
Does stain protection really work?
Yes. We would not sell a product that we do not believe in. We mix it properly and take the time to apply it correctly. Our stain protection product essentially seals fabrics (surface pores) to make vacuuming more effective, and to help keep spots from becoming permanent stains. It will not make your carpet or upholstery ‘dirt proof’ or ‘stain proof’ but it will offer the added protection against the possibility of permanent stains.
What is the best way to maintain my rug between professional cleanings?
Regular vacuuming and immediate spot cleaning when spills occur can help maintain the cleanliness and longevity of your rug. However, it's important to use cleaning products that are safe for your specific rug material.
Can I use carpet cleaning methods for my rug?
While some methods may be similar, it's important to consider the specific materials and dyes used in your rug. Some rugs may require specialized cleaning methods, so it's recommended to consult with a professional.
Does professional cleaning also remove odors from carpets, rugs, and mattresses?
Yes, professional cleaning should also help to remove odors. However, some stubborn odors may require specialized treatments.
Can professional cleaning remove pet hair and dander from my carpet and rug?
Yes, professional cleaning methods can effectively remove pet hair and dander, which can be particularly beneficial for those with allergies.
Is steam cleaning effective for all types of rugs and carpets?
While steam cleaning is a popular and effective method for many types of carpets and some rugs, certain materials may require different cleaning methods. Always consult with a professional to determine the best cleaning method for your specific rug or carpet.
How does the humid climate in Vancouver affect my carpet and rug cleaning routine?
The humid climate in Vancouver can cause carpets and rugs to retain moisture, leading to potential mold and mildew growth. Regular professional cleanings can help prevent this issue.
Does the Vancouver weather affect the drying time after professional carpet or rug cleaning?
Yes, the humid weather in Vancouver can potentially extend the drying time after a professional cleaning. However, professional services use specialized equipment to expedite the drying process.
Are there any specific carpet or rug care tips for Vancouver residents due to the local climate?
Due to Vancouver's humid and rainy climate, it's important to ensure carpets and rugs are thoroughly dried after any cleaning to prevent mold and mildew. Using dehumidifiers and ensuring good ventilation can also help.
Mattress Cleaning FAQs
What can I do to protect my carpet, rug, or mattress from stains?
Regular professional cleanings, prompt spot cleaning, and the use of fabric protectors can all help to prevent stains. However, it's important to note that while these methods can reduce the likelihood of stains, they cannot completely prevent them.
How often should I have my mattress professionally cleaned?
While it can depend on personal preferences and allergies, a general guideline is to have your mattress professionally cleaned every 6 to 12 months. This can help remove dust mites, allergens, and any stains or odors.
Are the cleaning products used for mattress cleaning safe for my health?
A professional cleaning service should use products that are safe, eco-friendly, and non-toxic. It's always a good idea to ask about the products used if you have specific health concerns or sensitivities.
How long does it take for a professionally cleaned mattress to dry?
The drying time can depend on the cleaning method used and the type of mattress. However, most mattresses should be dry within a few hours of a professional cleaning.
How can Vancouver residents protect their mattresses from humidity-related issues?
Regular professional cleanings, using a dehumidifier, and ensuring good air circulation in the bedroom can help protect mattresses from the effects of Vancouver's humid climate.