8 Things to Know About Carpet Cleaning

You may think you know all there is to know about your carpets and how to clean them. But cleaning your carpets, draperies and furnishings goes well beyond the occasional vacuuming or wash.

Here are some important things you should know about carpet cleaning

1) Pre-vacuum: Many carpet cleaning professionals will perform a thorough pre-vacuuming of your flooring prior to engaging in the actual cleaning, for a small extra fee. This will get up all the loose pet hair, dirt, pollen and other contaminants so they don’t get wet and imbed themselves into the carpet’s base during cleaning.

2) Not all cleaning systems are the same: Always ask what kind of cleaning system the carpet cleaning team uses. Not all systems are created equal. For instance, here at 1st Class, we have truck-mounted steam cleaning machines as part of the Butler System, powered by a V-8 motor to result in a strong, steady stream of power that ensures consistent suction. Plus, we keep our water temperature at 200 degrees Fahrenheit to kill off all viruses, pathogens and other harmful irritants. We also take the time to fully dry out your carpets with fans and other machinery; not all companies do this.

3) Stain removal: Professional carpet cleaning should be able to get out most stains during the steam cleaning process. Our methods access the base of the carpet pile to lift out even the most stubborn stains.

4) Odors: Carpet cleaning should also be able to remove odors from pets, food stains, water damage, etc. We offer pet stain and odor removal as part of our carpet cleaning services, along with carpet deodorizers that eliminate those funky smells.

5) Carpet grooming: Your carpet should be groomed after cleaning to ensure the pile is all headed in the same direction, and to separate the fibers to hasten dry times.

6) Dust mites: Did you know steam cleaning gets rid of dust mites? These are microscopic parasites that eat dead skin cells shed by humans. Dust mites also shed their own skin, which can bring on allergic reactions and respiratory distress.

7) Mold and bacteria: You may pride yourself on vacuuming your carpets weekly, but this isn’t enough – especially when it comes to killing mold, viruses and bacteria. Mold and bacteria will bury themselves deep in the carpet’s pile, hiding out there until properly extracted.

8) Home value: The cleaner and healthier your home is, the higher its market value. If you’re looking to sell soon, getting your carpets cleaned by professionals can add value in the eyes of prospective buyers.

Now that you know the value of carpet cleaning, it’s time to ask: when’s the last time you had your carpets cleaned?

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration Services

If you want your carpet to be truly clean, you need professional attention on a regular basis. To get a free quote on our proven carpet cleaning services, contact us at (248) 491-3088. Remember, our licensed, insured and bonded team offers a 48-hour guarantee!

I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
Sarah C.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
Sue G.
Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
michele G.
I saw their google reviews and called them for carpet cleaning. Very professional and the best carpet cleaners I have ever had and very reasonable prices. 😊😊😊
Sneha P.
Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
Christine L.
I called him on Saturday to clean my couch and my chair and they came out on Sunday and did an awesome job. I will be using this company again
Tina S.
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Grace S.
Team just left moments ago after carpet cleaning. House looks much better already. They got out stuck on stains. Highly recommend them. After using others, they are now our go to carpet cleaning crew.
J. A.
Are use this company for air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. The team was extremely professional and courteous and informed me of any concerns with my events. I was very happy with the quality of the service and the duration.
Heather S.
1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Lindsay G.
Wow 1st class is their name for a reason. I had the vent cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services done today. They did such a thorough job in 2.5 hours for a 2500 sqft house, very nice owners (husband/wife) team that show up and WORK. Very satisfied.
Caitlin S.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
Chris J.
My 2 dogs got skunked last night. We cleaned up everything we could ourselves but our main rug i couldnt get the smell out. I called 1st class and HANDS DOWN the FASTEST SERVICE IVE EVER GOTTEN. Lucky for me they live down the road and were here at my house 15 mins later. Totally professional, got rid of the smell and so understanding and helpful.Im passing there information on to all my neighbors and friends because you dont get service like they provide anywhere else!!!Thanks again for everything!!!!
Kyle O.
Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
Dorothy M.
They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
Laura Y.
We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
Tom T.