When it comes to tile and grout cleaning in Orlando, everybody knows it has to be done… But nobody really wants to, right?
Let’s face it, tile flooring is a popular choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and other living areas, because it’s easy to clean up the very common spills and messes that happen in these spaces. And outside of dropping something heavy on them, tiles pretty much last a lifetime too. The only time you’ll really need to replace tiles is when they’ve broken or you want to change the style of your living space.
Glass of wine tipped over?
Your toddler threw his or her food off the highchair?
Dog been inside all day and did its business?
Grab a mop and clean it up. It’s as easy as that, right?
Only it isn’t.
While basic cleaning with a mop will clean your tiles pretty well, your grouting just gets darker and darker, until eventually you can’t remember what the original grout color was.
Nobody enjoys having to clean the tiles either. It’s a chore, something that has to be done every so often, but you don’t really want to have to do yourself. When you’ve spilled or made a mess of something on the tiles, fetching the mop is something you probably do while grumbling at yourself or shouting at whomever made the mess.
It’s not that you don’t love that person (or your pet). Cleaning your tiles is just something you would rather not have to do at all, and especially not more than the once-a-week unless you force yourself to do it.
This is especially true when it comes to grout cleaning. A simple mop doesn’t do anything to clean it, and you suspect the only way to get it done is to get down on your hands and knees to scrub it.
If mopping is something you do with a heavy heart, how likely are you to do a proper grout cleaning?
Most tile owners just leave grout cleaning out of the picture for these exact reasons. But over time, you start feeling like no matter what you do, your tiles will never have that fresh, clean look again, right?
That’s where we step in.
At Veritas Carpet Cleaning Orlando, we don’t limit ourselves to carpets at all. In fact, grout cleaning in Orlando is one of our many specialties!
Our technicians know just how to turn even the most unkempt tiles and grout into the pride of your home. All of our technicians are experts in the trade, so why not let us do the hard work?
We’ve got the high-powered agitators, we’ve got the machines, and we’ve got the know-how. When it comes to tile and grout cleaning in Orlando, why get frustrated?
Just call the experts!
After all, that’s what we’re here for.
If you’re looking for the best carpet cleaners in Orlando, then your search stops right here. (Well, at least we believe we provide the best service in Orlando with the cleanest results! :) )
We at Veritas Carpet Cleaning Orlando have worked hard over the past 18+ years to prove ourselves to be the best carpet cleaning service providers in the area. As a family owned business, we strive to look after not only our clients, but our staff as well.
After all, as the great business man Richard Branson said, When you look after your staff, your staff will put your customers first - always. This is why we’ve been able to build such a great reputation for results-oriented, customer-driven service quality.
Unlike many other cleaning service providers, our aim has never been to simply clean your carpets, upholstery, furniture, grouting, and wooden flooring (among other services). We pride ourselves at having consistently worked at becoming the best carpet cleaners in Orlando, and we aren’t resting on our laurels either. Getting to the top is one thing - staying there is another.
That’s why we don’t simply do the cleaning. We take care of every step of the process, including rigorous preparation to ensure that nothing misses our eye and no damage is done to your home or business. Only the most advanced equipment available is used at all times, and we also do thorough after care, which includes grooming your carpets, using industrial air movers to ensure your carpets dry quickly, and performing a full inspection to make sure we haven’t missed anything.
To ensure that you really are hiring nothing less than the best carpet cleaners in Orlando, we follow industry standards and recommendations to the last detail. Our company is certified with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Resoration Certification (IICRC) program.
All of our technicians are fully trained and certified as well - and our training is on-going, so that they’re up to date with all industry innovations and research. All Veritas Orlando staff are dressed professionally in our uniforms, and treat our clients with nothing less than the utmost respect and courtesy.
When it comes to cleaning, there are a lot of chemicals involved. We know that some of the chemicals used in this industry may be harsh for you and your family, which is why we only use products that have been properly approved for safe use - that’s our guarantee! And just because we truly believe that we are the best carpet cleaners in Orlando, we go the extra mile by clearly demarcating the areas we’re cleaning with signs and guards.
We’ll never try to up-sell our services unnecessarily either, because we believe in honesty at all times. The company has been built to be fully transparent, and we’ll never over-promise and under-deliver, no matter what.
As a homeowner with carpets, you’ve probably asked yourself what the best way is to clean your carpets - dry cleaning or steam cleaning?
There are a lot of factors involved, with valid pros and cons on both ends, which we’ve found can make for a lot of confusion. Dry cleaning is a popular choice among members of the public because your carpet is immediately walk-on dry, while steam cleaning can take as long as four to twenty-four hours for the same.
But we wouldn’t be the best cleaners in Orlando if we didn’t know what was the best option, which is why we’ve been in contact with the major carpet manufacturers to get their input. Nearly all of them say that steam cleaning isn’t only the best way to go, but it’s the only cleaning method that will preserve your carpet’s longevity. In fact, dry cleaning may even render your warranty void (you can read more about this in our article Dry Cleaning vs Steam Cleaning Carpets).
We also asked Mohawk and Shaw Carpets how often professional cleaning is necessary, to ensure that we give our clients the best advise. Thanks to their input, we’ve been able to make the informed recommendation of making an appointment with us every twelve to eighteen months.
Carpets are a luxury than mankind have indulged in for millenniums. In fact, historians have discovered evidence that animals have been sheared for carpeting for over 9,000 years. The practice has evolved into a tradition that incorporates rich textures and patterns, with different cultures developing distinctive styles that remain with us.
One question all carpet owners ask themselves at some point is what the best cleaning method is. Dry cleaning is a popular choice, because the carpet is immediately walk-on dry, and is usually truly dry within an hour or two.
Steam cleaning, on the other hand, remains wet for longer, often taking 6 to 12 hours or even longer hours to completely dry.
But which is the manufacturer recommended method - dry cleaning or steam cleaning?
We found ourselves asking the same question, so we decided to turn to the experts.
When it comes to quality carpeting, Shaw Manufacturing is the go-to supplier worldwide.
The tagline “Go Ahead, Fall Head Over Heels” is aptly chosen. Their carpets are unrivalled in their luxurious quality, and with a catalog of over 340 style and color combinations they offer something for everyone.
So we decided to give them a call and ask whether dry cleaning or steam cleaning was the best method for looking after your carpets.
Without any hesitation, Shaw Manufacturing told us that steam cleaning was the only way to clean your carpet. I repeat, they said steam cleaning was the ONLY way to have your carpets cleaned.
One of the reasons they listed is that dry cleaning chemicals are very harsh, and leave a lasting residue that can pose some minor health risks to humans in the long run. This is especially true for anyone with allergies and/or asthma.
In fact, although the steam cleaning method also makes use of chemicals, these are a lot safer to use - and the hot water extraction rinse used by professional steam cleaners leaves very little (if any) chemical residue behind.
Just as importantly, steam cleaning is healthier than dry cleaning for your carpet too, and for much the same reason. The harsh chemicals used for dry cleaning carpets are liable to damage and corrode the fabrics over time, and while your carpet may appear in good condition after dry cleaning it’s actually deteriorating faster than it ought to.
Carpets are made to last, there’s no doubt about that. But, like all products, they have a limited lifespan, and proper care is paramount to making your carpet last as long as it’s meant to.
Manufacturers and distributors always offer a warranty with every carpet, because they understand that life happens and human error is always a possibility. These warranties are put in place not only because consumer law requires them to do so, but because manufacturers want to keep their clients happy and build lasting relationships with them.
Of course, all warranties have terms and conditions that need to be met. One of these is proper care of your product, which most certainly includes the cleaning methods you use. When we spoke to Shaw Manufacturers, they told us that dry cleaning your carpet may render your warranty void because of the chemical damage caused.
In fact, they stressed that steam cleaning your carpet is the ONLY manufacturer recommended cleaning method. Even the increasingly popular dual cleaning method (which takes a lot longer and costs a lot more, but incorporates both dry cleaning and steam cleaning in the process) will shorten your carpet’s lifespan significantly.
The deterioration is by no means noticeable at first, but if you compare dry cleaning to steam cleaning results over an extended period of time you’ll certainly realize that dry cleaning most certainly damages your carpet.
Not only that, but shampooing, foam cleaning, and dry cleaning also yield inferior results. While such methods remain an attractive option for those looking to save money, in the long run they’ll definitely cost you more when you find yourself having to replace your carpet.
Furniture cleaning in Orlando is one of our specialties, because we know everyone has that one piece of furniture than turns their house into a home.
Perhaps it’s the first sofa you bought as a married couple. Or maybe it’s the armchair your grandfather left for you, the one he would always sit in when you were younger.
We also know that keeping your furniture clean can be difficult. Life is full of little surprises: maybe the baby burped dinner up. Or perhaps you’ve been working hard, and fall asleep while watching a movie, only to wake up and find half your dinner soaked into the cushions.
There’s no end to the list of mishaps that happen so easily, no matter how careful you are.
We understand the importance of upholstery and furniture cleaning in Orlando, and find ourselves in the position to make a change by offering quality cleaning services.
Our technicians are qualified professionals, dedicated to caring after your precious furniture as if it were our own. Each piece is properly prepped by extracting the lint, crumbs, odor, and those tough stains that life seems to leave all over your centerpiece.
We truly appreciate the fact that upholstery and furniture isn’t just a collection of objects. Besides bringing the room together, they act as vessels that bear testament to your most precious memories.
That’s why we offer safe, thorough steam cleaning services. For us, furniture cleaning isn’t just about preserving that new look - it’s about restoring your upholstery to its best possible condition.
When it comes to furniture cleaning, we always advise our clients to opt for steam cleaning. This is really important, as regular steam cleaning not only extends the lifespan of your furniture, but is actually the only manufacturer recommended method. In fact, the same is true for carpeting.
So often, we’ve found clients on the verge of giving away or throwing out perfectly good furniture because they feel they need to replace it. While this can be a matter of taste and style - perhaps that design or shape doesn’t work as well in your new home as is did in your previous house - we’re often surprised to find that the main reason many homeowners consider replacing their lounge suites, futon, ottoman, or chaise lounge is because of a stain. Sometimes the color of the fabric looks duller than before, no matter how many times you’ve tried to clean it yourself or how well you look after it.
This is why we always strongly recommend that you get professional assessment before making such a decision. Our Veritas Carpet Cleaning Orlando technicians are available to give you an honest and professional opinion. Furniture cleaning is all that’s needed many times in order to restore your piece to its masterpiece status!
We love seeing the huge smiles on our clients’ faces when they see what they thought was beyond hope looking brand new once more. And that’s why we’ve worked so hard at becoming the best solution for furniture cleaning in Orlando.
Accidental stains on your carpet is always a potential problem. However, there is no need to worry because you can rely on us to provide you with carpet cleaning services in Orlando to take care of any stain right away.
We want to complement and become an essential addition to your household cleaning supplies. This is why we also educate our customers about the two types of carpet stains and teach them how to fight them. Removing urine and other types of tough stains that may also cause a bad odor require a special treatment. When you need stains removed gently and properly, we are the professionals you can rely on every time for carpet cleaning in Orlando FL.
Know About the Two Types of Stains
With carpets, there are two types of stains and you should know how to identify which type of stain is on your carpet. Stains react with fabrics quite differently depending on the type of stain it is. Knowing the type of stain on your carpet will allow you to choose the correct way and method to deal with them. You will also have a better chance of removing them when they happen.
These types of stains can be very tricky because they are supercharged with stain-causing particles which can spell disaster for your carpet. Organic stains are tough because they are carbon-based and made up of cells that are very stubborn when they have to be broken down. Although “organic food” is a popular term these days because of their natural taste, great flavor, and nutrition, they also contain ingredients that cause the most stubborn and vibrant stains on carpets.
Some examples of organic stain makers include:
- Plant-based materials or liquids
- Certain fruits and vegetables
Synthetic stains are caused by man-made items that consist of a different set of chemical components that are also often tough to break down. These types of stains require certain cleaning solutions to get them out. These stains also cost more to remove because we often have to repeat the cleaning process two or three times to get them out.
Some examples of synthetic stains include:
- Red food dyes
- Blues, Greens
- Adhesives (glue, paint, varnish)
- Shoe polish
- Candle wax
- Health and beauty products
- Furniture marks
Stains That Hide
When we are cleaning carpets, we often run into situations where we suddenly see a red stain appear. When certain stain makers (like Kool-Aid for example) get spilled onto carpets, the stain remains if left untreated. Over time, soil begins to collect on the top of the stain and it will eventually change color.
Many people will think that the stain is just an organic stain caused by dirt by the time they notice it or when they decide to give us a call to provide a cleaning. However, when we remove the dirt from the top layer of the stain, customers are often shocked to find out that there is a synthetic stain hiding underneath. As mentioned, these stains are often harder to treat which is why you should call the professionals whenever you have a synthetic stain on your carpet.
Removing Urine Odors and Stains
People who have pets such as medium-to-large dogs, as well as cats, often experience urine stains that are very hard to get out. These stains go into the padding of the carpet which is a much deeper layer beneath carpet fibers. There is usually a higher cost associated with these types of stains because the process to remove them takes more time and detail.
The process to clean these types of stains involve:
1. Putting a special cleaning solution down
2. Waiting 30 minutes to loosen the stain
3. Using our subsurface extraction tool to suction out all of the solution and urine stain together
4. Proceeding with the normal carpet cleaning process
5. Restoring the carpet so that it is completely clean
In the past, when there were no powerful stain removing machines and tools, carpet cleaners would actually have to pull back the carpet to clean the padding underneath.
There is also another special type of stain called friction stains. These stains are caused by heat that is generated due to friction when a material comes in contact with the carpet. An example would be when the black rubber of a chair rubs against the carpet. When furniture color dyes come in contact with carpets and friction is created, they can melt into carpet fibers and cause a friction stain. To remove these types of stains, you will need the help of a professional to get the stain totally removed.
How to Fight Carpet Stains
Before calling us, we want to provide you with some tips for fighting carpet stains. When a fresh stain occurs, dab it with a patting motion using a cloth or paper towel. You want to remove any excess liquid but also make sure not to rub the stain into the carpet. Once the stain sets, you must call a professional as soon as possible or else it will become a permanent stain. A professional with have all the necessary equipment to extract the stain and remove it before it settles in permanently.
Remove Stains Gently With Professional Carpet Cleaning
When a stain happens, you can now identify what type of stain it is and how to treat it so that it does not settle in permanently and create a huge eyesore on your carpet. When you choose us as your Orlando carpet cleaning service, we promise to not only remove your carpet stains using the highest grade of service possible but also remove them gently.
This is done using the most up-to-date equipment to carry out our job so you can have peace of mind when it comes to your carpets. Many residents in Orlando already rely on us to be there when a stain happens. If you have a stain on your carpet, give us a call or visit our website so we can remove any stains and get your carpet fresh and clean again.
Many people in Orlando are not always aware of how important it is to schedule a routine carpet cleaning that is done by a professional. Many people often ask us how often should you clean your carpets and why? The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors since there are special cleaning requirements for Florida residents. If you have pets and/or children in your home, these factors also play a role in how often you require scheduled cleaning.
Since the climate is generally hot in Florida, people often run their air conditioners more frequently and this also plays a role when it comes to carpet cleaning. To know exactly how often you should clean your carpets and why, we provide everything you need to know here. When you consider these tips, you can choose the right professionals to keep your home clean, protect your carpets, and extend the life of your investment.
Special Cleaning Requirements in Florida
Carpet cleaning in Orlando FL is unique to the area because the soil here in Florida is very sandy. When this sand is tracked into your home, it will break the carbon fibers down faster especially if you do not vacuum regularly. The soil that gets tracked into your home is made up of 80% dry particulate matter which acts like sandpaper on carpet fibers when you walk on it. The best thing you can do to prolong your carpet is to vacuum it regularly to remove this soil.
Dirt and Soil Does Damage
Although your carpet may appear to be beautiful and clean on the surface after a thorough vacuuming, it can still be harmed by soil that you cannot see. Soil can get deep down into your carpet and this wears away any stain resistance and cuts at carpet fibers; especially when there is a high amount of traffic or in areas where children like to play. If these areas are not deep cleaned and revived, these high traffic areas will flatten and mat due to fiber abrasion. It could potentially lead to fiber loss.
Vacuuming is Not Enough
Even if you are steam cleaning carpets yourself or giving it a thorough vacuuming every day, this still not enough. The only way to protect your carpet, your health, and your investment is to rely on an Orlando carpet cleaning service.
Another factor to consider is indoor air quality. Millions of Americans suffer from indoor allergies. One of the reasons is because the indoor air quality in a home can be 8 to 10 times worse than the air outdoors. This is also another reason why it is important to call the professionals to steam clean your carpet so that you can keep the air in your home as clean as possible.
What Carpet Manufacturers Recommend
Carpet manufacturers recommend that you get a professional carpet cleaning in Orlando every 18 to 24 months. This is also often a requirement if your carpet installation came with a warranty. A regularly scheduled carpet cleaning within this timeframe may be required to keep your warranty valid. This recommendation is also for well-maintained carpets that do not get a lot of wear and tear. If there is more wear and tear, more cleaning in between 18 to 24 months will be required.
Pets and Children
If you have no pets or children and there is not much traffic on carpets, then you can maintain it by vacuuming once a week. If you have pets, we recommend that customers vacuum their carpets every day or at least every other day. It all depends on how much your pet sheds hair. If you have more than one pet, you will definitely want to vacuum every day. You may want to try using automatic vacuums like the Rumba which is very effective for keeping carpets clean.
As mentioned before, children tend to be quite active and if they play in a certain area on your carpet, this can be a high concentration area for dirt. This area is also more prone to carpet damage, so you should focus on cleaning and vacuuming this area daily.
Whenever a spill occurs, which is bound to happen if you have children, make sure to dab it and clean it immediately. The last thing you want to do is wait until a stain settles into your carpet. Kids love rolling on the carpet and so do pets, so this is something you have to pay attention to and clean more regularly if you want to keep your carpet in good condition.
How AC Affects Your Carpets
In Florida, it is really important to do a special cleaning called “edging” which involves cleaning around the edges of your carpet. The weather is usually hot in Florida and most homes are built to be well insulated. When you run your air-conditioner frequently, a process known as filtration soiling occurs. As the air from your air-conditioner moves soil to the edges of your carpets, your carpets act as a filter and then the air comes back out.
As this air moves, soil gets trapped into carpets and continues to move towards the edges. This is why you may start to see black lines around the edges of carpets. In addition, people do not usually use their edging tool (if there is one) when running their vacuum cleaner and the edges often get ignored. To prevent filtration soiling from occurring in your carpets, make sure to use a vacuum cleaner that has an edging tool and always make sure to use it. You should vacuum the edges of your carpet at least every two weeks or once a month.
Rely on the Professionals
Residents who live in the Orlando and Waterford Lakes FL have a variety of choices when it comes to carpet cleaning services. You should choose us because we do more than just clean carpets. We go above and beyond to treat every customer like family and we also provide recommendations so that you can prolong the life of your carpet and improve the air quality in your home. Our regular deep cleaning service will add years of life to your carpet and we ensure satisfaction on every job.
When it’s time to clean your carpets, you have probably considered renting a Rug Doctor. It’s the most popular brand of compact carpet cleaning machines that you can rent or buy.
The most common reason people choose to rent a machine and do the cleaning themselves is to save money. In this article, we review the Pros and Cons to see how well it works and if it really does save you money.
Similar Process - The machine you rent uses pretty much the same steps and process of a professional carpet cleaner. The machine lays down a soapy solution on the carpet and scrubs it to loosen the soil. Then, the machine injects hot water and then proceeds to pull out the water, bringing out the dirt with it.
Initial Lower Cost - Rentals typically run $30-$40 plus the cost of the cleaning solutions you have to get, it ends up being around $70-$80 dollars. RugDoctor.com offers their rentals for $29.99. If you add their 4-room solution cleaner ($14.99), Pre-Treat ($7.49), and Pet Stain Remover ($9.49), that adds up to about $62. If you have more rooms and larger square footage to cover, you’ll have to purchase more cleaning solutions.
Residue - Due to the lack of high power, rented carpet cleaning machines may not get all of the soap solution out. If this happens and you hire a professional carpet cleaning to re-clean the area, once they lay down their own solutions, it makes it more difficult to clean the carpet the second time because the remaining residue is still in the carpet.
Higher Cost - After using a rental and you are unhappy with the results, when you hire a professional carpet cleaner to re-clean, you end up having to pay more in the end.
Is the Rug Doctor Rental Worth It?
As you are thinking through whether you should rent a machine to clean your own rugs and carpets, it's important to consider the Pros and Cons. The benefits of renting a machine is convenience in time and scheduling as well as initial savings, but the cons could cost you more and you will not receive the same professional quality clean as hiring a company with a powerful truck-mount equipment. Interested in how Veritas Carpet Cleaning Orlando can serve you? Find out more about us or give us a call today!