You work hard all week and look forward to the weekend. For millions of people in America the weekends have always been a time to relax and enjoy family and friends. Barbeque combined with and baseball make for a good time for all.
BUT there's that grass! It sometimes seems as though it is staring at you. My grass often gets so high so quickly that I think it has a grudge against me. There are times during the spring and summer months that mowing my yard actually acts as a fertilizer and causes the grass to grow with lightning speed.
Then, sometime during the week, you look down. You aren’t happy with the condition of the carpet. No, its fibers aren't growing like your grass but it seems as though the dirt is deepening and expanding. So then you make a risky, costly, and time consuming decision. The decision? The decision to rent a do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machine from your local grocery store. That’s right… you are going to clean your own carpet. Your goal this weekend is to uncover a nice, fresh and clean carpet and enjoy a healthier home (of course you won't do it until you've conquered the grass).
Friday evening arrives. Off you go to your grocery store and you find yourself in front of a bunch of do-it-yourself cleaning machines and the various cleaning solutions available. There are products to put on the carpet before you clean it. There are products to put in the machine with the water. There are other types of products for all kinds of spots and stains. Still others for pet odors. You aren’t sure which ones you will need, so you grab a selection of them and take them to the front of the store to pay.
At the register, while paying for the 2 days of rental for the carpet cleaning machine, you discover the total cost with all those cleaning products included is about what you would spend on TWO trips to your favorite Japanese Steak House (a family of 4). But you aren’t deterred! You are going to clean your carpet yourself (you have developed super-hero syndrome!) Nothing will stop you (even though you really could get the whole house cleaned by Kleaneasy for a mere $97).
So you go home with all your cleaning stuff and get started. After you mow in the morning, cleaning the carpet takes all the rest of your Saturday and, sad to say, a large part of your Sunday. It’s backbreaking work. You are constantly filling the machine, dumping the dirty water, re-filling the solution tank and on and on and on for hours! You had no idea what sweating was really like. Yet… it looks pretty good when you are done. The bad part is it takes a few days to dry and you yell at the kids to not walk on the carpet. Maybe you thought they could float over it?
BUT a strange and unexpected phenomenon occurs within two weeks. The carpet starts to look worse than before it was cleaned. Uh oh… what happened? Well, you have just been introduced to what is called "wicking." Wicking is the deeply embedded dirt rising from the carpet base and into the carpet fibers. This dirt becomes more apparent with each passing day. This occurs because the rental machine does not have enough vacuum power to lift all the dirty cleaning-solution laced water from the base of the carpet. Remember, water is heavy and requires strong vacuum power to remove it efficiently.
You made a natural and honest mistake based on a common assumption. The assumption? rental machines can do as good a job as a professional carpet cleaner. So, you didn’t call your carpet cleaning pro Kleaneasy Carpet and Floor Cleaning)! You know, those who have the training and the very best equipment and cleaning solutions to get the job done right.
Don’t ruin another weekend. Do the smart thing and hire a professional to do what he does best: Clean your carpet.
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Thanks again! Tony
Tony Guthrie Kleaneasy Carpet and Floor Cleaning
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