Step 1: Pre-Inspection

Our technician will do a walk through inspection with you to identify soiling conditions, carpet construction, customer concerns, and potential permanent stains.

Spot Removal

Spot Removal

Step 2: Commercial Pre-vacuum

Your carpet will be thoroughly vacuumed with a commercial vacuum cleaner to remove dry soil. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in carpet cleaning.

Step 3: Furniture Moving

Sofas, chairs and tables will be carefully moved. Larger pieces, such as beds and dressers, are left in place under our regular pricing structure. The furniture will be protected with disposable blocks and tabs.

Step 4: Pre-spot

Certain spots are pre-treated.

Step 5: Pre-Spray and Pre-Groom

Your carpet will be pre-conditioned with the appropriate product in order to suspend the soil for more effective soil and spot removal. Our pre-conditioner is a Carpet and Rug Institute tested and approved environmentally friendly product. Your carpet will be pre-groomed with a carpet groomer or a pile lifting machine, where necessary (depending on soil level), to further loosen traffic area soil.

Step 6: Extract and Rinse

Once the soil has been loosened, our state-of-the-art truck-mounted hot water extraction cleaning process will thoroughly flush the carpet pile. Pressure and heat are regulated to prevent the carpet from being over-wet. This step sanitizes and deodorizes your carpet. At Beacon Carpet Cleaning, Inc., we go the extra step with a double extraction to help improve your air quality and expedite your carpet drying.

Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning – Stain Removal

Step 7: Neutralizer

Every carpet that we clean is pH balanced so there is no sticky residue left behind. This treatment is applied as a rinse through the machine or is applied after rinsing, depending on soil conditions.

Step 8: Post Spot Treatment

If any spots are not removed during the cleaning process, specialty spotting techniques are employed – we have written procedures for every situation.    Note: Potential permanent stains, as identified by the technician may not be removed.

Step 9: Fabric Protection – Optional

Applying fabric protection will help guard your carpet from both dry and liquid soil. To keep your carpet looking as new as possible, we recommend applying fabric protection after each professional cleaning.

Step 10: Speed Dry

High velocity fans are placed on the carpet to speed dry the carpet.

Step 11: Post Grooming

The carpet pile is set in one direction (using a carpet rake) to aid the aesthetics and the drying process.

Step 12: Post Carpet Cleaning Inspection

Our technician will walk through your home with you to point out the cleaning results and to make sure that you are completely satisfied with the job

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It’s every party host’s worst nightmare: friends and family celebrating and toasting when a guest accidentally spills a glass of red wine on a beautiful carpet. Before the stain ruins the night, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) recommends a few key steps for removal. 

How can the stain be prevented from becoming permanent?
• Act fast
• Fill a cup with warm – not hot – water and add two to three drops of laundry detergent, preferably clear, for better penetration and distribution
• Saturate the spot with about half the solution, blot the excess with paper towels – not colored napkins – repeat the saturation process and blot some more
• Rinse with some warm water and blot again
• Forget the myth … pouring white wine on a red wine stain will not remove it. Pouring water on the stain and blotting thoroughly does the same thing with fewer residues in the carpet

There may be a little soil attracted to the damp spot before the party’s over, but that’s relatively easy to remove the next day. Make sure that the damp spot doesn’t create a slip/fall problem if guests will be walking off the spot onto a hard surface floor
What if the spill goes unnoticed and is allowed to dry and stain the carpet?
• Try a little test area with the warm detergent water solution to see if it responds
• If the carpet is fairly new or only subject to light traffic, the stain may be easily removed with the above process
• Remember that strong, especially alkaline detergents can remove the protective treatments and allow the stain to become permanent
Never use bleach to remove the stain, since it’s likely that carpet’s color will be removed as well
• If the stain can’t be removed with a water and detergent solution, contact a certified professional cleaning service to remove the red wine
• Certified professionals have a variety of specialized agents and techniques to remove most spots and stains without damage to carpet
• After cleaning, they can re-apply the protective coating to maintain high levels of soil and stain resistance

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As homeowners look to keep things around longer during an economic recession, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers five tips to help maintain carpet and keep it looking newer for longer – saving time and money.

Keep the soil off of your carpet. The most economical way to keep your carpet clean is to keep it from getting dirty by using walk off mats. Walk off mats are vastly underappreciated and rarely utilized properly by homeowners.

Vacuum regularly. There is no step more important to preserving the appearance and long term usefulness of your carpet than regular vacuuming. Gravity and repeated foot traffic cause abrasive soil particles to fall below the surface of the carpet pile where they will damage carpet fibers. Vacuum heavy traffic areas daily. Areas that are not heavily trafficked may be vacuumed two or three times a week.

Remove spots before they become stains! Today’s carpet resists spills better than ever. But even the best carpet isn’t truly stain proof. To prevent permanent spills or costly professional stain removal services, act quickly when spills occur. Most liquid spills can be removed completely with absorbent cloths or even simple paper towels. Remove any solid material in the spill by gently picking out the material, then scraping with light pressure. All liquids should be blotted with downward pressure, and never, ever rubbed.

It’s OK to clean it yourself if you can. Professional carpet cleaners will always be able to remove more soil and stains that you can yourself. However, if budget or circumstances demand that you try to clean your own carpet, remember to use products made for carpet, don’t use too much detergent and don’t get the carpet too wet.

Call a professional. Why spend the money to call a cleaning professional? Professional carpet cleaners who are trained and certified have the know how to remove spots and stains that would otherwise be permanent. Such individuals also have invested in equipment that is more powerful and that can remove soil that rental or consumer purchased machines cannot.

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Last Fall, the ABC News show 20/20 aired a feature story on a carpet cleaning scam that many unethical companies employ – bait and switch advertising. These companies advertise ridiculously low prices for their services. (the bait) Typically, once they are in your home, they tell you that the advertised price is for “basic water cleaning only,” which will not do a satisfactory cleaning job. They then pressure you into buying a whole list of add-on services, (the switch) often bringing the total price for their services to several hundred dollars!

According 20/20’s website, here are three mistakes that many consumers make when falling prey to bait and switch carpet cleaners:

Choosing a cleaner based on low price

Most people are attracted by low price, but some cleaners use price as the bait for their misleading advertising. They offer a cheap price — usually between $3.95 and $9.95 per room; then, once they’re in your home or office, they pressure you into buying add-ons. It’s as if you were buying a car and found out that the dealer was charging you extra for the tires and steering wheel. Professional carpet cleaning is not as cheap as some unethical cleaners would like you to believe. Low price could also mean the cleaner has cheap equipment or untrained personnel who won’t do a good job.

Not getting references

Any cleaner can say anything about his past jobs. Sadly, some of what he says may not be true. So first ask friends to recommend cleaners they’ve been happy with in the past. Another option is to get references from the cleaner and check with them to see if the work was done to their satisfaction.

 

Choosing a cleaner that doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee

Every cleaning company should be fully accountable for its work. If you aren’t pleased with the job in every way, the cleaner should return free of charge and re-clean. If you’re still not satisfied, you shouldn’t have to pay for it, period. Not all cleaners offer a guarantee. Or, if they do, the guarantee may be “limited”. Ask the cleaner if he offers a money-back guarantee and then make sure he includes his guarantee on his written quotation.

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