Pittsburgh area Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

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Cleaning Carpet and Upholstery

We understand that your home is one of your biggest investments. As carpet & upholstery is a substantial part of that investment, neglect or improper care can lead to matting, fading, fraying and premature and costly replacement. Regular, thorough cleaning by skilled ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh professionals can extend the life of your carpet & upholstery investment, maintaining its rich appearance in an affordable and consistent manner. Our research and development team works to ensure that we are using state-of-the-art products and processes to remove stains and reduce soil levels. Since 1980, ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh has provided professional, expert carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. We work to your specifications and guarantee the job is done right.

Professional carpet & upholstery cleaning by ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh helps:

  • Eliminate dust mites, allergens and trapped-in soil
  • Reduce the spread of germs, bacteria, diseases and mold
  • Remove stains and spots already present
  • Reduce the effects of wear, especially in carpet high-traffic areas
  • Restore the natural, clean appearance and texture of the carpets & upholstery
  • Extend the life of the carpets & upholstery up to several years
  • Protect your carpet investment using carpet & upholstery protector to prevent future spots and spills from settling in

Carpet Cleaning Service

We recommend that your carpets should be professionally cleaned every six to twelve months to maintain the appearance and extend the life of your carpet. Our consultants will help you determine the type of service needed, as well as the different packages available to meet those needs. No job is too big or small for our qualified, certified technicians. We pride ourselves with our attention to detail to enhance the beauty of your carpets and upholstery.

  • Carpet spotting care
  • Green carpet and upholstery cleaning
  • Pet urine deodorization
  • Hot water/steam extraction
  • Shampoo or foam cleaning
  • Area rug cleaning (Excluding high-end oriental rugs. Visit our professional services page for a recommended vendor.)

Frequently Asked Carpet Cleaning Questions:

  • Is professional carpet cleaning expensive?

Professional carpet cleaning is just pennies compared to the cost of replacing it.  Call today to get an estimate from one of our professionals.

  • How long will it take to have my carpets cleaned at my home?

The amount of time will be contingent on the size of the area needing to be cleaned and processes used – low moisture, portable extraction, or truck-mount extraction in terms of efficiencies and time.

  • How often do I need to get my carpets professionally cleaned?
    To properly maintain your carpets, they should be vacuumed weekly and spot cleaned as needed. To keep your carpets looking their best, we recommend a professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months depending on traffic and the wear and tear. An easy way to remember when it’s time for your deep carpet cleaning is to plan around your spring cleaning schedule or when preparing holiday get togethers at your home.
  • When will I be able to walk on my floors after a carpet cleaning?
    Allow drying time of six to eight hours before you walk on your carpet. It is best to wait two days before placing heavy furniture back onto carpet if not using blocks.
  • Will there be an odor?
  • Depending on the type of carpet we’re cleaning, you may notice a faint scent. This is especially prevalent when cleaning wool carpets. The amount of time it takes for the odor to dissipate is usually within an hour but varies based on air circulation, heat and humidity. A big difference in the way ServiceMaster cleans carpet compared to many of our competitors is that we do not put soap in our rinse water. We pre-spray the carpets, remove the spots, then clean water extract, ensuring we do not leave any soapy residue behind allowing for fresh, clean carpets.

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    • Do I need to do anything prior to the technician arriving for my scheduled service?

    Yes. Remove breakables from the tops of furniture in the room we will be cleaning. Pick up items from the floor, such as rugs, plants, toys, pet beds, etc.

    Pre-vacuum all areas to be cleaned.

    • Do I have to move furniture?
      To get the best results with professional carpet cleaning, we recommend removing furniture from the rooms we will be cleaning. However, we can place blocks under lighter items such as end tables, coffee tables, dining room chairs, loveseats, chairs and small sofas. Items we clean around instead of moving include beds, armoires, pieces containing china and electronics, exercise equipment and large or heavy sofas.
    • Are there instructions to follow after my carpets are cleaned?

    Immediately after cleaning, it’s best to allow carpets to dry for at least 8 hours before walking on them.  Walking on them may flatten the fibers.  When walking on them for the next 8 hours, wear white cotton socks. Use air movers if needed to help air circulation as this will speed up the drying time. If a carpet protector was applied, foot traffic should be minimized for up to 24 hours to let product cure. Don’t move any furniture back in place until carpet is completely dry or carpet protector has cured. Regular maintenance includes vacuuming often and cleaning up spills immediately.

    • How can I remove impressions on my carpets that heavy furniture left behind?

    Our technical experts at ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh recommend using a clothes steamer to remove the furniture dents. If you do not have a clothes steamer handy, you can use a kitchen towel and an iron. Place a damp towel over the carpet dent. Heat the iron to a medium heat setting then set the iron on the damp towel. You can use the steam button on the iron periodically. Remove the iron and towel to check the carpet. If it is to your liking, use your fingers to fluff the carpet. If the dent still needs work, place the warm iron on the damp towel and repeat. This process is not suitable for carpets made of olefin fiber.

    Helpful Carpet Care Tips:

    Caring for your carpets correctly extends their life.

    • Vacuuming regularly is the best way to maintain your carpets. Vacuum daily in high-traffic or pet areas. Vacuum twice weekly in medium-traffic areas. Vacuum weekly in light-traffic areas, using attachments at carpet edges.
    • Be aware that one pass with a vacuum is usually not sufficient to do a thorough job. Going over it one time may be enough to remove the dirt that is on the very surface layer, but debris can work its way down into the fibers and may need to be approached multiple times, from different angles in order to be most effective.
    • Use rugs or mats at doorways going in and out of your house. Outdoor and indoor mats or runners can reduce the amount of dirt that enters the house.
    • Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to resoil quicker.
    • To remove a spill, blot liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or plain white paper towels (no prints or colors).
    • Start at the outside of the spot and continue toward the center to prevent the stain from spreading. Continue blotting until the area is barely damp. Semisolids, like food spills, may need to be scooped up with a spoon. Solid, dried bits can be vacuumed up. Warning: do not scrub or use a brush. Scrubbing and brushes can damage the carpet.  Fraying and texture change is the likely result.
    • Pretest your chosen carpet cleaner on a scrap of carpet or in a hidden area of your carpet.
    • Follow the product’s directions carefully. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to a white cloth and work in gently, from the edges to the center.  Blot; don’t scrub. Never use a brush.  You may need to do this several times to remove the spot.
    • Some homeowners ask everyone to take off his or her shoes before entering your home. This practice saves wear and tear on the carpet.
    • Change your air filters regularly. Refer to the manufacturer’s directions for your heating and air-conditioning system. The more dust and particles removed by the filter, the less that fall on the carpet.
    • Rearranging furniture every few months and combing the dents to fluff them are ways to get rid of indentations that are caused by the weight of couches, chairs or tables. Rotating rugs so that they do not get worn in the same places over a long period of time is another quick way to lengthen the vibrancy of smaller floor coverings.

    Frequently Asked Upholstery Cleaning Questions:

    • Why should I get upholstered furniture cleaned?
      Having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned eliminates odors, removes spots and helps extend the life of your furniture.
    • Is professional upholstery cleaning expensive?Upholstery Cleaning ServiceProfessional upholstery cleaning is just pennies compared to the cost of replacing worn furniture that hasn’t been maintained.
    • How long does it take to get my upholstered furniture professionally cleaned?
      Total cleaning time depends on the cleaning process used and the amount of time needed for the upholstery to dry.
    • Can I use household cleaners for spot removal?
      Because upholstered fabrics are often more delicate, we recommend using only ServiceMaster Clean products applied with specified cleaning methods. For more information, contact your local ServiceMaster Clean professional.
    • How often do I need to get my upholstered furniture professionally cleaned?
      To properly maintain your upholstered furniture, vacuum regularly, plump up and rotate cushions, as well as spot clean when needed. To keep your upholstery looking its best, furniture manufacturers recommend a professional cleaning every 12 to 24 months.
    • When will I be able to use my furniture after a professional cleaning?
      Depending on the cleaning method we use, drying time differs. The average drying time is anywhere from 1 to 6 hours.
    • Will there be an odor?

    Depending on the type of upholstery, you may notice a faint scent. The amount of time it takes for the odor to dissipate is usually within an hour but varies based on air circulation, heat and humidity.

    • Do I need to do anything prior to the technician arriving for my scheduled service?
      Simply pick up items on top of all upholstery to be cleaned such as toys, reading material, blankets, etc.

     

    Helpful Upholstery Cleaning Tips:

    Keeping your upholstery looking its best.

    • Avoid direct sunlight. Modern furniture fabrics are usually very resilient to sunlight. However, under extreme exposure, even these fabrics show signs of fading.
    • Plump up cushions often. Filling loses its ability to bounce back if not plumped up regularly. Plumping cushions will help them last longer.
    • Rotate cushions often. Cushions that are not rotated may experience premature and unnecessary wear.
    • Upholstered furniture should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dust and loose dirt.
    • Couches and chairs with removable covers can be washed in the washing machine or dry cleaned, depending on the material.
    • Clean spots and spills quickly, as fresh stains are easier to remove.
    • To remove a spill, blot liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or plain white paper towels (no prints or colors).
    • Start at the outside of the spot and continue toward the center to prevent the stain from spreading. Continue blotting until the area is barely damp. Semisolids, like food spills, may need to be scooped up with a spoon. Solid, dried bits can be vacuumed up. Warning: do not scrub or use a brush. Scrubbing and brushes can damage the upholstery.
    • Pretest your chosen cleaner on a hidden area of your upholstery.
    • Follow the product’s directions carefully. Apply a small amount of the cleaner or white vinegar to a white cloth and work in gently, from the edges to the center. Blot; don’t scrub. Never use a brush.  You may need to do this several times to remove the spot.

     

    For an estimate or additional information, contact ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh @ (412) 826-1010. Our team will work with you to schedule carpet & upholstery cleaning which is most convenient for you. From Northvue to Pleasant Hills, to Ambridge and Leechburg.