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We hope you will enjoy this month's articles.
Carpet cleaning (wall-to-wall) and oriental and area rug (loose
lay) cleaning and repair represent the largest and most well-known of
the cleaning services we provide.
After all, our name is ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co!
However, judging from inquiries we still receive, many potential and even some of our current customers may not be aware we offer professional Upholstery and Tile and Grout Cleaning and Sealing in homes and businesses as well.
If there is a topic you would like us to cover
in one of our upcoming newsletters, please call us at 607-272-1566 or contact
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Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom for your special discount savings!
This is ABC's 45th year of service.
So this month we are offering a number of special discounts.
They include discounts on Wall-to-wall Carpet Cleaning and Oriental Rug Cleaning as well as Upholstery and Tile and Grout Cleaning.
In This Issue...
issue of environmentally responsible carpet cleaning has forced the
industry to change dramatically in order to address today's pressing
environmental concerns. Gone are the days of cleaning regularly with
toxic chemicals and dumping wastewater into toilets, sinks or storm
Today's carpet cleaning professionals must be environmentally responsible. Equipment must be continuously maintained and up to date. Cleaning solutions must be non-toxic.
be thoroughly trained. Customer reviews and personal recommendations
count more than ever.
ABC Practices Environmentally Responsible Carpet Cleaning
Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co. is an environmentally
responsible company in every way possible. For over 45 years, ABC has
been the market leader in this area for carpet, upholstery, tile and
grout, and area and oriental rug cleaning and repair.
We initiated 'green' cleaning as our policy long before it became the watchword of the industry. Our regular cleaning solutions are non-toxic and bio-degradable. The wastewater from every cleaning job is brought back to our plant and 'dumped' into a proper waste disposal site.
on-location carpet cleaning technicians utilize the industry's finest
equipment and cleaning processes (purchased and maintained by our
Certified Firm) to provide the most thorough and environmentally
responsible cleaning for the wall-to-wall carpets in your home or
All technicians go through extensive and ongoing in class and hands on training in all areas of cleaning and spot removal in order to provide the best and the most environmentally responsible customer service possible.
Our trucks are equipped with environmentally safe cleaning solutions to handle a variety of situations and needs.
ABC Green Cleaning Policy
uses cleaning agents based on natural elements rather than harmful
chemicals for the majority of its cleaning methods. Examples of these
natural elements include citrus, vinegar and salt. Even when we must use
more aggressive compounds, we chose those that are safer and much less
toxic than others.
We care about our customers and our employees and the environment as well. We believe in putting health, safety, and the environment first as a primary business objective.
stand behind our green cleaning and environmentally responsible policy
in all the services we offer. Any concerns or dissatisfaction expressed
regarding any cleaning should always be called into our office as soon
as possible. We will be happy to inspect and assess any problems and
For articles and FAQs about carpet cleaning as well as articles about environmentally responsible cleaning, please click here...
ABC's upholstery cleaning procedure can be used to clean your upholstered furniture right in your own home or business - even if DRY CLEANING is recommended!
Our equipment and cleaning solutions are capable of NON-TOXIC, ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE dry cleaning as well as wet cleaning -- wherever your upholstery is located!
Please note: Certain delicate types of fabrics or furniture with fabric that needs specialized or repeat cleanings may need to be cleaned in the controlled environment of our cleaning plant. We may request you bring them to our plant or utilize our pick up and delivery service.
we have explained to you that your particular piece of upholstery
needs to be cleaned in our plant, we have done so for both your
protection and ours.
Major Advances in
Cleaning Methods for Upholstery
In the last several decades, cleaning tools and equipment have changed dramatically. Upholstery cleaning equipment is designed to produce high heat and lower water pressure, which helps to clean heavily soiled fabrics more safely and efficiently.
Today, the ability to precondition with neutral or acidic upholstery cleaning products and rinse with clear water, acidic rinse agents or special dye stabilizing agents has allowed ABC's upholstery cleaning procedure to combine hot water extraction's (steam cleaning's) effectiveness and residue removal benefits with the safety of the most popular methods in the past--dry foam or dry solvent cleaning.
Whatever process your furniture needs, wet or dry cleaning, we can provide it.
Stain Protection and Other Topical Treatments After Cleaning?
An application of stain protection after upholstery cleaning will keep your upholstered furnishings cleaner longer.
Please remember that any after-market treatment of stain protection will wear off in time and the fabric may need to be re-treated after the next cleaning. The length of time between treatments depends on the degree of usage of the piece of upholstery.
Dust Mite Treatment
It is the house dust mite waste or feces, and not the mites themselves that triggers asthmatic and allergic attacks. Research has revealed this trigger is a microscopic protein in the mite excrement called Der p1.
Our dust mite treatment is derived from naturally occurring extracts found in plants and trees. It works by instantly deactivating the allergen Der p1 by denaturing the substance. Eliminating this allergen is the initial priority because the eradication of the dust mite is virtually impossible.
Studies by doctors and universities have demonstrated that when dust mite droppings are treated with the main active ingredient contained in our dust mite anti-allergen treatment, the allergens are physically changed, rendering them permanently harmless to people who display allergic symptoms to dust mite allergens.
For information about cleaning codes, our cleaning policy, cushion caution, and care of upholstery between cleanings please continue reading here.
Tile and grout cleaning is a service that can really be a lifesaver for customers. Because ceramic tile takes so much time and care to clean properly, it can quickly become the hard surface in a home that may get the least care.
Cleaning Tile vs. Vacuuming or Sweeping any Other Flooring
You may think mopping your tile surfaces is doing as good a job as vacuuming a carpet or sweeping a floor. But simply mopping to clean your tile surfaces may be doing more harm than good.
Your mop's dirty water can push around contaminants that can stain the grout between your tiles. That's not to mention the stains that inevitably come with every day life that can also change your tile and grout surfaces for the worse, especially if you are just mopping them.
When it comes to tile and grout cleaning, the equipment requirements more than double than for any other hard surface. Now we must get out the mop and mop bucket, a sponge, scouring pad, fill the bucket, change the dirty mop water, dump the final dirty water, clean the mop, clean the sponge and scouring pad, clean the bucket and put it all away again.
It's no wonder today's busy homeowners and apartment dwellers wait until the condition of the floor is no longer tolerable before tackling that messy job!
Addressing the Grout
But wait...we haven't even addressed the grout yet! Not many of us are willing to get down on our hands and knees to use a small brush (and possibly toxic chemcals) to scrub each grout line in our tile floors.
If you are one of the lucky few who have had their grout sealed at the time of the tile installation, you are in luck with this particular part of the cleaning. But it is the case with about 90% of new tile installations, that because newly installed grout usually needs at least 72 hours to cure before it can be sealed, this very important step is often skipped by contractors.
The reasons are easy to understand. Busy contractors may find it difficult to return to a job site 3 days after an installation and the additional man hours and material costs may also be prohibitive.
To find out what happens when grout is not properly sealed as well as more information about ABC's Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning Service, please click here.
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