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 Here is a link that will explain why you need to be very cautious about those TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE prices you see for carpet cleaning


Please do not fall for these games!!!!
carpet cleaning in murrieta, carpet cleaning TemeculaIcarpet cleaning Wildomar, carpet cleaning Menifee, Tile cleaning Murrieta, Tile cleaning Temecula,II have been seeing many carpet cleaning ads for chem dry stating that there dry time takes hours and not days. This may be true for some hot water extraction companies leaving the carpet wet for days, however here at 4 Aces Carpet and Tile Care we are very concerned about a short dry time. This is why we do a lot more dry strokes to remove as much moisture as possible, also we groom the carpet after cleaning. This helps the carpet breath more as it dries in half the time as others. We also can provide speed drying for your carpet where we use a specially designed fen to dry you carpet completely before we leave. How is that for fast dry time?

We cleaning carpet in Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee and surrounding areas.

If you truely want a better carpet cleaning experience then call a cleaner that has IICRC Certification. this is training for cleaners and restoration people. We have been certified and as being so we have made a pledge to not use bait and switch tactics to get our phone to ring. If anyone actually thinks that someone will drive all the way out to there house and clean 5rooms for $39 guess again. They will only up charge you to a s much or more than we charge.

Here at 4 Aces Carpet and Tile Care we are trying to change the way of carpet cleaning back to the way it was intended before all the corner cutters got into the field. Your investment is way too high to gamble with. Why would you try to save a dollar only to cost you years of wear on your carpet? We are commited to treating your carpet as if it were our own. Because we are owner operators we can put alot more attention and effort into each job we do without costing alot.

There are many different types of carpet from wool to nylon to olefin etc. and they all different in the way and type of chemical used to clean them. Wool on one hand cannot be cleaned with a cleaner above an 8 ph. Where as olefin can be cleaned with a much higher ph even up to a ph of 12. The higher the ph the stronger the alkalinity and faster it will break down the soil in the carpet. Nylon should not be cleaned above a ph of 10. So if that cheap carpet cleaner is going to charge you a small price he needs to get in and out quick. What chemical do you think he is going to use? What kind of damage do you think he will do? Your carpet may look ok when he leaves but what you didnt know is that he may have stripped off all the protectant that was added by the carpet manufacturer.

Olefin Carpet and the Dreaded Wicking

Those of you with an olefin berber carpet have most likely experienced the dreaded days of dry time it took to get completely dry. And after a week or two it looked just as dirty as before. What happened here is the technician used too much water to clean ad didn't want to take the extra time to use more dry strokes to get out as much water as possible. How can he? He just charged you a ridiculously low price. When carpet is left to dry slowly a thing called wicking happens. What this is, is as the carpet dries it dries from the bottom up. If it dries too slowly it brings with it the soil that he left behind and slowly dries at the top. Much like a candle wick looks black on the top. Hence the term wicking. Here at 4 Aces Carpet and Tile Care we do many more dry strokes on the carpet weather or not it is olefin or nylon. We do not want you to have to stay off your carpet for longer than absolutely necessary. Also we can provide a special fan to dry a room in as l5 minutes.

What is the best method to clean my carpet? Should I use a shampoo method? Should I use a "dry clean" method? Although it really isn't dry. Or should I use a Hot Water Extraction (steam clean)? Here is a link to one of the top leading manufacturers of carpet. Shaw carpets. Look and see what they recommend. www.shawfloors.com/cms/​Articles.aspx?DN=1129%2C1112%2C... I think with all of the misleading ads around you might find this information useful.
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Hot Water Extraction The article basically states the different types of cleaning, how they work, and which one is best. With the so called dry clean method ( dry foam, chem dry) they use an encapsulating method that is vacuumed out after the process is complete. How ever you can not remove all of the encapsulant and it attracts more dirt than before. They state the only way to stop this is through hotwater extraction. The same is true for a shampoo method. They also go on th state that the beast way to clean is through hot water extraction. So why waste your hard earned dollars on these other methods? However beware, there are some carpet cleaners that have not been properly trained on how to clean properly. Anyone can use a "steam cleaner" truck mount hot water extraction machine, But to use it the right way one must be trained what chemicals to use, and how to use them. There are many different carpet cleaning chemicals that can be used. But not all chemicals can be used the same on different carpets. Some will ruin your carpet and you won't even know until it is too late.

PH and how it can destroy your carpet.

To understand how ph affects carpet fibers first we must understand how ph numbers work. The number 7 on a ph scale is neutral. So the further away from that number one way or another the more acidic (less than 7) or the more alkalinic (above 7). For ever number the away from 7 one way or another the ph changes x10.

The standards for cleaning a wool carpet is for the ph to be between 5.5 and 8.0
The standard for cleaning most synthetics and stain resistant carpets the ph should be at or below 10. And the standard for cleaning an olefin carpet can go as high as 13ph. The higher the ph the more harsh the cleaner is. Also the lower from 7 the more harsh it is. However a higher ph will clean better and quicker making the job faster and easier for the carpet cleaning technician. I hope he/she cares about your carpet more than how much money and how quick they can make it.

IICRC Certification and it's importance

When you hire a carpet cleaner you should always ask what kind of certified training they have. It is not always as important to have experience for a long time if you have been cleaning carpet the wrong way. When I went for IICRC training I was in a class with other technicians that had been cleaning for years. On one of the breaks we had from class I had a couple of them come up to me and said " I wonder how many carpets I have destroyed over the years" thats kind of scary.

When a carpet cleaner goes for IICRC Training they are trained on the chemistry of cleaning, the different fiber types, fiber identification, consruction of carpet, clor and dye theory, soil,cleaning methods, spotting, crew procedures, saftey guidelines, and different cleaning challenges. In order to become certified you must,1. Prove that you understand all of them guidelines.2. Make an oath that you will adhere to said guidelines. One of these guidelines is to not use bait and switch tactics.


But your ad says " 5 Rooms plus hall for $39" But the fine print says things like " additional fee for pre-spraying spots and traffic lanes" or " travel fee". Hey guess what? Every carpet cleaner has to travel to your home to clean to clean your carpet DUH. And the only way to get your carpet clean is to use a pre-spray and then rinse it and the dirt out with the hot water extraction. So what is with the $39? I would like to see you get someone to drive out to your home and set up all the equipment to clean, clean your carpet good and leave for $39. It costs almost that to drive out. (with gas prices) let alone pay for the equipment, insurance and bonding. Thats why at
4 Aces Carpet and Tile Care we don't use these tactics. If we give you a price it includes the pre-vacuum, pre-spray, hot water extraction RINSE, and groom. The reason I capitalize RINSE is because thats what it is. A rinse to remove the pre-spray and the losened soil. The groom that we do speeds up your dry time. Sometimes by as much as half. The tactics used by these cleaners are shameful at best.

For Clean Carpets You Can't Beat Hot Water Extraction


Never heard of the hot water extraction method of carpet cleaning? That's not surprising. Companies such as Stanley Steemer have propagated the more popular term of "steam cleaning" to describe this method instead. To be honest, it doesn't matter what you call it. What you need to know as a homeowner is that hot water extraction is by far the best carpet cleaning method on the market.

Don't Take Our Word for It
If you have any doubts, just look to the carpet industry itself for clues as to which method is the best for your carpets and upholstery. There is a reason that almost every major carpet manufacturer recommends (and more increasingly requires for warranty reasons) that you use hot water extraction to maintain the cleanliness of your home carpeting. And there is also a reason that almost every major carpet cleaning company, from Stanley Steemer on down the line, chooses hot water extraction as their method of choice.

How It Works
The term "steam cleaning" is really a misnomer when it comes to describing how hot water extraction works. In truth, there is little or no steam involved as a primary cleaning material. Instead, hot water and cleaning agents are propelled into your carpet pile at high pressure, where they loosen up dirt, soil, and grime. In almost the same motion a high-powered vacuum removes the hot water, and all the dirt and stains in your carpet along with it.

Bigger Is Better
As you shop around for steam cleaners to clean your carpet, keep in mind that there are a variety of systems available to you as a homeowner to choose from. Portable household units are popular and can be rented at most grocery or hardware stores. They do a decent job of cleaning your carpets, and are cheaper than hiring a professional, but aren't as efficient as more powerful truck mounted units. Stanley Steemer is a testament to the superiority of this second type of set-up with their fleet of familiar cleaning vans. Truck-mounted units inject the water and cleaning agents into your carpet at a much higher pressure, meaning they clean deeper than other systems. And their vacuum systems for removing the water and dirt are equally superior, doing a better job of removing both moisture and cleaning agents from your carpet pile. All this adds up to cleaner carpets and less frequent cleanings when you're all said and done. This was an article I ran across. However the process I use is under IICRC guidelines. First step is a good pre-vacuum. Second step is pre-condition entire area. What this does is loosens and suspends stuck on soil. Much like soaking a dirty pot or pan in the sink before you wash it. It comes clean much easier. Then I use hot water extraction to rinse out the soil and pre-conditioner. And by doing this I don't have to use as much water so the carpet has a very fast dry time. Also no resoiling residue is left behind. Then after this is complete I rake the carpet for a nicer apperance.
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