Carpet Cleaning & Pressure Washing FAQs
Here are some of the most common questions we are asked regarding carpet cleaning and pressure washing. We hope you find this information helpful, however, if you still have questions, one of our pressure washing and carpet cleaning pros would love to speak with you.
How Often Should I Clean My Carpet?
How often you get your carpet cleaned really depends on your lifestyle and personal needs. It is recommended that carpets with average wear are professionally deep cleaned at least every 12-18 months, whereas carpet areas that see a lot of traffic should be cleaned every 6-12 months.
What's The Difference Between A DIY Carpet Cleaner And A Professional Carpet Cleaning Service?
Professional carpet cleaners are experts in cleaning your carpets and are better equipped to conduct a thorough deep clean on any level of spills or stains. Individuals who lack professional experience in carpet cleaning may damage the carpet by over-wetting, using too much solution, or not allowing the carpet to dry properly.
With DIY carpet cleaning, you run the risk of using equipment that isn't well suited for the task. You are responsible for renting the steam cleaning machine and moving your furniture to be sure each soiled area is treated. If you have no expertise in carpet cleaning, you take the risk of over-wetting your carpet, using too much or incorrect cleaning solution; and you may forget to properly dry the carpet.
When a professional is hired, proper equipment is used, appropriate carpet cleaning procedures are taken, and you save time by leaving all of the guesswork to a carpet cleaning expert.
Why Should I Clean My Roof?
Stains and growth patches that can show up on your roof are caused by components such as fungus, algae, and moss. These elements can be very damaging to your roof and cause shingle deterioration and wood rot. To avoid a shortened roof life and expensive repairs, it is recommended to have your roof cleaned so that extensive damage can be eliminated.
How Much Pressure Should I Use When Washing My House?
The psi (per square inch) that is required for pressure washing buildings depends on the material of the building. Soft-grain wood siding and stucco that is painted, for example, is best treated with 1.200 to 1,500 psi models. For tough unpainted building materials like brick, vinyl, stone, or steel, it's recommended that a pressure washing machine rated for 2,500 to 3,000 psi is used.
What's The Difference Between Soft Washing And Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is best for stone pathways, patio furniture, and walking surfaces, any material that is hard with deep grooves. Most exterior areas where dirt can be embedded is usually a good candidate for pressure washing. When a surface is pressure washed, water is pushed out at an extremely high rate that can cut through a finger or descale a fish, which is why it is recommended that a professional pressure washing service handle large scale pressure washing projects.
Soft washing uses less than 500 PSI (per square inch) for rinsing or cleaning surfaces. Soft washing uses special cleaning solutions that break down organisms and dirt that live on material surfaces. If a homeowner isn't sure if soft washing is the better option for their exterior surface, it is always best to contact a professional for a consultation.
You won't find carpet cleaners better suited to handle your soiled and stained carpets and rugs in the Pittsburgh area. If you have questions about our services or prices, contact one of our carpet cleaners today for an estimate.