Archives: June 2015

For many years, textile eating moths were a common problem in homes due to the large amount of natural fibers such as wool in clothing and home furnishings. The popularity of synthetic fibers has led to the misconception that damage from insects is a problem that only occurred in natural fibers. Clothes moths and carpet beetles larvae digest natural protein fibers such as wool and silk but they will also find and eat protein substances in synthetic fibers such as nylon, acrylic, polyester, and acetate. These synthetic fibers can harbor insects; especially if they contain stains such as food, drinks, blood, urine, perspiration or other sources of protein. And now is the time of year that moths and beetles wreak havoc – which is even worse this year will our drought conditions.

We Rid your Carpets and Rugs of Moth and Clothes Beetles

At Steam Green Carpet Cleaning our professional technicians understand the lifecycle of the moth and clothes beetle. We are trained to treat and rid your precious carpets and rugs of insect infestations using the most technologically advanced cleaning equipment. At Steam Green Carpet Cleaning, we protect you and your family members from harmful chemicals as all of our cleaning products are environmentally friendly. We treat carpets, rugs, tile, and textiles with natural, bio-degradable cleaning products and solutions.

Proactive Approach to Prevent Carpet and Rug Damage

The knowledgeable professionals at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning also recommend a proactive approach. The most effective way to prevent an infestation is to keep your carpets, rugs and other textiles clean. Spilled food and drink should be cleaned up immediately. Rugs and Carpets should be vacuumed on a regular basis, as insects as a rule do not typically attack clean materials. Regular cleaning and at least a once a year deep cleaning by your Steam Green Carpet Cleaning technician will remove the nutritional proteins that attract and support insects using the hot water extraction technique. The hot water extraction removes the larvae by washing and the hot drying destroys the eggs.

Determining Current Carpet and Rug Damage

How do you know if you already have a moth or beetle infestation? You may see the flying adults of the clothes moths but unlike other species of moths they are not attracted to light and tend to prefer darker places such as dark closets and drawers. More than likely you will note fabric damage, such as loose carpet fibers resting on the of the carpet pile. Another tell-tale sign is the cocoons. The cocoons are slightly fuzzy cylinders, approximately ½ inch long and usually the same color as the rug’s pile since the larvae camouflage their cocoons to blend in with the color of the wool that surrounds them. You may even see the actual larvae moving along the pile surface and underneath the rug.

Protection against Carpet Moths and Beetles

If you do see any sign of an infestation Steam Green Carpet Cleaning also recommends consulting with your pest control professional especially if the infestation is severe. Your pest control company will also ensure that the moths and beetles haven’t spread to other areas in the home which could then continually spread from one area to another in a repeating cycle. The professionals at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning will work in conjunction with your pest control technician to ensure you are protected against further outbreaks using the proactive approach of regular professional cleanings. To learn more about Steam Green Carpet Cleaning, contact us today and speak with a customer service professional.

Hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to care for the carpets in your home will provide your carpet with a high quality treatment that will leave your carpet looking like new. Many consumers know from experience that attempting to clean your carpet on your own never produces the results that a professional carpet cleaning company can. Not only does it take up your time to do the job on your own, but it also takes more money out of your wallet. You must buy the appropriate products, rent machines and any other materials that are required to clean your carpet. A professional carpet cleaning company brings everything they need to get your carpet looking like new with them. This includes industrial strength cleaners, stronger and more effective working machines than you can rent and prompt service that saves you money, time and energy.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Conserves Water

Another great benefit to hiring a professional carpet cleaning company is that you will be conserving water use. This is especially important for California residents. Cleaning your carpet on your own will result in excess water use and even cost you more on your water bill due to the amount of water you will be pumping through your carpets. A professional carpet cleaning company is equipped with the latest and most efficient equipment that uses the least amounts of water possible to clean your carpets thoroughly and completely. No water will go to waste when you choose to hire a professional to clean your carpets rather than doing it yourself.

Wasted Water

Home owners consume large amounts of water that can be reduced by making a few simple changes in day to day life. This will help reduce water bills and help strengthen the cause for water conservation. The rest of the world can survive on three gallons of water a day; however, in America one flush of a toilet will use the same amount of water. One bath can use up to 70 gallons of water, while opting to take a shower will use about 25 gallons. Brushing your teeth can take up to four gallons if you leave the water running. From chores like watering your lawn, washing your car and putting your clothes through the laundry it is estimated that every Americans uses an average of up to 2000 gallons of water every day.

Water Conservation Tips

Join the effort to conserve water by taking shorter showers, make sure your sprinklers are on a scheduled timer that coincides with your local watering laws, when purchasing appliances buy the energy efficient options. When deciding whether to clean your carpets on your own or hire a professional, contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning to conserve water and leave your carpet looking like new.

Your carpeting may not require the regular cleaning that most other types of flooring need, but your carpet should be cleaned by a professional at least once a year to every eighteen months depending on the size of your home or business and the amount of foot traffic. Even if you vacuum regularly, professional carpet cleaning will not only extend the life of your carpets it will also help reduce allergens providing a better level of air quality within your home. Steam Green Carpet Cleaning provides a superior cleaning service using the newest products and advancement in technology and equipment to ensure the best possible results. We follow a specific process to ensure your carpets are clean and sanitized.

DIY Versus Professional Carpet Cleaning

Many people try to save money by using the DIY approach but does it really save you money in the long run? DIY may seem like a less expensive alternative but it is never as effective as a professional cleaning. It is also very easy to damage the carpet which can be irreversible and may even require replacement which can be very costly. The three most common ways that ‘do it yourselfers’ damage carpets are:
1. Over-shampooing – Over shampooing occurs when too much shampoo is used or the carpet is not properly rinsed. This buildup of soapy residue is impossible to clean out and turns your carpet into a magnet for dirt and grime.
2. Over-wetting – Over wetting occurs when too much water soaks into a carpet. If the backing and pad get wet, it is extremely difficult to dry and if not properly dried out will cause mold and mildew.
3. Carpet Damage Caused by Furniture Staining over Wet Carpet– When furniture with wood feet comes into contact with wet carpet it can cause staining. Some pieces of furniture have metal feet which can rust and leave stains in the carpet.

What professional carpet cleaning methods do the experts at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning use? Hot Water Extraction

Hot water extraction otherwise referred to as steam cleaning is the only cleaning method that truly deep cleans your carpeting; other methods are generally considered a light surface cleaning. During the steam cleaning process, a solution of water and detergent are sprayed into the carpet pile, a fine spray of water under pressure is used to force dirt out of the carpet and then it is immediately vacuumed up and expelled into a truck mounted holding tank. Hot water extraction uses a minimal amount of water which is especially important living in California with our current drought problems. Within one to two hours your carpets will be ready for use again.
Contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning and speak with an experienced customer service professional to schedule a pre-inspection with a certified technician. We will inspect your carpet and discuss any potential problems such as odors, stains or soiled areas. Our technicians will advise you on our carpet pretreatment, spot cleaning and other carpet cleaning services to ensure your carpet is treated effectively and professionally. Call us today to hear more about our professional carpet, rug, tile, upholstery, leather furniture, mattress, air duct cleaning, and water damage restoration services.

Clients Testimonials

We didnt have the funds to buy new carpet so we thought we would try them. They were able to get the pet smell out and they even were able to get oil paint from my 2 year old out of an upstairs bedroom carpet. Would use again.

Chris. S. Agoura Hills, CA