Before 1982, carpet cleaning in this area was known as 'carpet shampooing.' Well-meaning professional carpet cleaners would bring their portable shampoo machines into our homes and offices and 'clean' our carpets to the best of their ability.
Unfortunately, though these professionals were doing the best they could with the equipment available at that time, many a carpet was ruined from too much soap resulting in a soapy residue, over wetting, and lack of sufficient drying.
Consumers blamed the carpet cleaners and came to the conclusion that 'once you had your carpets cleaned, they would get dirtier faster.' And, they were right! The soap residue left in carpets after cleaning attracted dirt very quickly. The mold and mildew from over wet carpets and lack of sufficient drying caused too many problems to mention, from allergies to deterioration of the backings of the carpets and damage to the floors underneath.
In 1982, ABC purchased our first Truck-Mounted Hot Water Extraction unit (also known as steam cleaning) and a step van to house it. This revolutionary carpet cleaning method changed professional carpet cleaning in our area and eventually all over the county, and has proven over the years to still be the first choice of cleaning for the majority of carpet.
With the purchase of our machine came several responsibilities:
1. Our technicians had to be trained and re-trained on a regular basis.
2. The machine had to be properly maintained and upgraded.
3. We had to change our cleaning solutions and methods.
4. We had to join and be active in additional cleaning organizations to keep abreast of the latest developments.
5. Most important of all...We had to educate each and every customer on the benefits of our system vs. the 'shampoo' system.
We took on those responsibilities with gusto! Today, with the latest equipment and materials, we are the most trusted and most recognized carpet cleaning business in this area.
Not all carpet cleaning firms are alike. In fact, the difference in the quality of service from one cleaning service to another can be astounding. With so many claims, counterclaims, and diversity of equipment and technology available, how do you go about choosing the right carpet cleaning person or firm? It can be difficult because there are usually many choices available. The following are a few guidelines to follow that can help you make the correct choice:
We appreciate any opportunity to visit with you and look forward to serving you and we stand behind the work we do. Our intention is to give you an experience you will be happy to repeat the next time your carpets need cleaning.
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