Promoting Healthy Indoor Living

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Williamstown, MA 01267

The Carpet Guy

 

 

Simple Steps to Protect and Care for your Carpet

Caring for your carpet is similar to taking care of yourself. Annual visits to your doctor, a proper diet, exercise, all lead to good health and hopefully, an extended life. The same is true for your carpet. An annual professional cleaning, vacuuming, spot cleaning, and catching dirt before it enters you home, all helps to keep your carpet and home healthy, and extend the life of your carpet.

Catching Dirt.

Most dry soils, approximately 70%, that are brought into a home are deposited within the first 10-15 feet. Using mats outside and inside, help reduce the amount of soils brought further into the home. Removing shoes upon entering the house also helps. Change filters in your heating and air conditioning unit regularly. This also helps to reduce the indoor air pollutants and dust particles that enter your home.

Vacuuming.

Regular vacuuming, at least weekly, will help remove the soils that made it past your mats. It will also help remove the dust, pollen, pet dander, and all other particles that settle into your carpet. Regular vacuuming is an often overlooked key function of extending carpet wear life, which means saving you money. Another simple trick is to vacuum your carpets based on the amount of people and pets you have in your home. Two adults, two children, and one pet would equal vacuuming five days per week. Always use a vacuum with a Hepa filter if at all possible and make sure to change the bag/clean the canister often.

Clean Spots and Spills.

When a spill occurs or you find a spot, clean it quickly. Don’t wait. The longer spots and spills sit, the harder they are to remove and some may become permanent. Use caution when using products to remove the spots and spills. Be careful they don’t harm or damage your carpet. Some products sold in retail stores need to be rinsed extremely well, otherwise, the spot will return. The reason for this is because the product leaves a slight sticky residue, which allows for rapid resoiling. Other products have strong bleaching agents. The spot will be removed, but so will the color in your carpet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. If you have questions, call a professional.

Professional Cleaning. 

Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12-18 months. If you have a relatively new carpet, failing to clean professionally within this time frame may void your warranty. 12-18 months is the industry guideline to get the most wear life out of your carpet and to maintain its health and appearance. Of course, each home is different and may require more frequent cleanings based on number of occupants, pets, smokers, etc. 

For more information, contact Chuck Roberts, Roberts Carpet & Upholstery Care, 413-458-9399, Robertscf@aol.com   Roberts’  is an authorized Von Schrader Associate  specializing in  low moisture cleaning using certified Green Seal approved products with  a 100 % Risk Free Guarantee -   “If You’re Not Satisfied, You  Don’t Pay!”

Service Areas

Massachusetts – Berkshire County

  • Williamstown
  • Adams
  • North Adams
  • Cheshire
  • Lanesborough
  • Lee
  • Pittsfield
  • Hinsdale
  • Peru
  • Lenox
  • Great Barrington
  • Stockbridge
  • Monterey
  • Beckett
  • Otis
  • Dalton
  • Hancock
  • Plainfield
  • Savoy
  • Tyringham and more.

New York – Rensselaer County

Vermont – Bennington and Windham Counties

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Testimonials
Janet and Paul Carter, Dalton, MA
The service we received was exceptional once again! Our rugs and couch looked brand new! We were thoroughly thrilled with your service and will continue to use your service as well as recommend you to others!
Betsy Wolf, Williamstown, MA May ‘17
I am most satisfied with your service and will not be using any other.
Carole Foist, Pownal, VT May 17
I am so pleased with the look of my carpets when you are through with your process. I wouldn’t think of using any other service. Our carpets look cleaner than they have in a long time. Thank you.
Ellen Falk, Pittsfield, MA Apr 17
Thank you so much for the great job again.
Rachael Plaine, Pittsfield, MA Mar ‘17
Thank you for the great service!
Marcia Hendery, Bennington, VT
I was very satisfied with the service Mr. Roberts provided, from the phone, to the introductory visit to the day of cleaning my rugs. I highly recommend Chuck’s business to anyone in need of cleaning services.
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