The carpet cleaning industry has five accepted cleaning methods. 4 of them are Very Low Moisture(VLM), or better known as "dry-cleaning", and 1 being Hot Water Extraction(HWE), better known as "steam-cleaning". Each of these methods have their place, and if done properly, will do a good job. The recommended method by carpet manufacturers is Hot Water Extraction every 12-18 months, preferably with a machine that has been certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute(CRI), to achieve their Gold Level for Performance. Of these machines, “truck mounts" are the top of The line. They are self-contained gasoline powered cleaning systems that are permanently installed in a van and generally require no hook-ups from you. 
It is hard to compare any cleaning method in terms of performance to a machine that costs as much as a new car. The strong vacuum, high heat, and water pressure is unmatched for truly deep cleaning. I use a current system and regularly save carpet that was thought to be hard to clean just to have it dry in hours, not days. 
The Carpet Cleaning Industry has an in-depth Standards and Procedures Reference Manual written by top experts in the field. Some companies choose to follow this guide, some do not. I have always followed its recommended procedure because I have always wanted to do the best possible job. I use an 8 step process that I have used on every carpet for years. 
1. Inspect carpet for any issues (stains, type of soil, high traffic wear lanes, matting, etc.) 
2. Dry vacuum with high powered backpack vacuum to ensure as much dry soil removal as possible 
3. Apply pre-conditioner and pre-spotter wall to wall 
4. Agitate and work in solution to loosen soil and stains and to lift the pile 
5. Clean carpet 
6. Vacuum pass to remove any excess moisture 
7.Groom carpet with a nylon pile lifter to set the nap, aid in drying, and give the carpet a nice finished look 
8.Final inspection with you to show you how everything turned out 
With state of the art equipment, certified green cleaning solutions, and attention to detail, I assure your carpets will be extremely clean, soft, and residue free. 
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Hardwood Floors
It was not many years ago, as a carpet cleaner, you could offer hardwood floor cleaning. There were no machines built to professionally clean them with and since carpet cleaning equipment will not work for it, you simply could not offer this service. 
Fortunately, a few professional grade machines have been developed over the last several years, specifically for cleaning hardwood floors, that do an outstanding job. They take safely deep cleaning them to a higher level than any other process. Now you can quickly deep clean hardwood floors efficiently enough to offer this service affordably and to provide excellent results. 
My system pre-conditions, scrubs, rinses, squeegees, and vacuums the floor dry all in one pass. With self-cleaning brush technology, soil is instantly lifted off and out of the surface and not spread around at all. Stubborn, embedded soil that is trapped in beveled edges, cracks, and pores of the wood, is lifted out with a strong vacuum, leaving the floor extremely clean and dry. It is much cleaner than by hand-scrubbing, without the risk of over wetting and it works a lot faster. 
Along with soil removal, built-up residue from household cleaners is washed away and floors are left in a neutral PH so they stay clean longer, and are easier to clean, when you do. 
Periodically deep cleaning your hardwood floors with this system will remove and prevent embedded and abrasive soils and sand, often not seen with the naked eye, from slowly building up and gradually degrading your floors surface finish and wear layer. The idea is to maintain it to prevent and prolong the mess and expense of full re-sanding and refinishing as long as possible. 
I use a multi-step process that is safe for finished and waxed wood floors but not oiled wood. 
1. Power vacuum area with an industrial backpack vacuum with hardwood floor attachment. These units have a super strong vacuum, that works great for extracting embedded sand and debris from cracks and crevices. 
2. On prefinished floors, a two-step cleaning process is required. Floors are first machine-cleaned with heavy duty cleaner followed by a second full cleaning with neutral cleaner to balance the PH of the surface. Waxed floors only receive neutral cleaning to prevent wax removal, and lightly soiled floors without chemical residue build up. 
3.Dry mop and towel dry the floor and edges several times to ensure no trace of moisture is left 
4. Place a special floor-drying fan on the clean floor. This pulls warm air down and across the entire perimeter of the room to ensure drying. By the time everything is wrapped up, the fan is removed, and your floors are left perfectly clean and dry. 
5. Some limitations apply. Floors with excessively wide cracks may not be able to be cleaned. (Many times they get smaller during summer months; they are easier to clean during this time.) If the finish is wore off to bare wood, the floors will be cleaned at risk with a signed waiver. 
Tile Cleaning
Damp or wet mopping is typically how tile floors have been cleaned for generations. Over time the trace amount of soil, salt, oils, etc.  that this method and most others leave behind, gradually begin to build up and become embedded on the tile and in the grout lines. Slowly the floor begins to look dull and grout lines get dark, sometimes completely changing color. At this point it becomes very difficult to get clean. Hand-scrubbing it with a brush often, many times on your hands and knees, is a must. With a lot of work, you can normally get it to look pretty good but often not clean enough to reseal the grout. 
In recent years, state of the art attachments have been developed for tile and grout cleaning that connect to a high pressure extractor, or truck-mounted cleaning unit, that is commonly used for carpet and upholstery cleaning. This "clean and capture" technology has revolutionized the way tile, grout, concrete, and natural stone are professionally cleaned, and has taken deep cleaning it to a much higher level. 

Heated professional tile-cleaning solution is applied to the surface and machine-scrubbed to loosen soil, followed by a high temperature power wash and extraction generated from the truck-mounted cleaning unit, leaving surfaces nearly dry. Deeply embedded soil is removed faster and far greater than any other process available and is the recommended method for deep, restorative cleaning by the industry. Floors and edges are then dry-mopped and towel-dried, leaving your tile and grout exceptionally clean and colors rejuvenated. 
If it has been awhile since your grout or unglazed tile has been sealed for soil, stain, and water repellency protection, this is the best way to get it clean enough to do so. This service can be completed at the same time that any other of my services are being done in order to make scheduling convenient. 


Upholstery cleaning is something I have done for 30 years now and I still cannot believe how you can take a piece of furniture that does not even look that bad, and when I have finished cleaning it, many times there is a night and day difference that you may have never noticed before. Many fabrics have a way of hiding and holding everything, from soil to pet fur oils, so well, that it is impossible to see with the naked eye and you cannot see it until you clean it. After this long, it still fools me sometimes. 
Working with many cleaners over the years, and as a trainer, upholstery cleaning is when you really see how detail-oriented someone is. A piece of furniture that takes one person 20 minutes to clean may take an hour for another. Both working at the same speed, which piece do you suppose is going to have a higher level of detailed cleaning? 
Even on large upholstery cleaning jobs, each piece I clean will receive the same 7 step process I have used for years, following industry standards and guidelines. And since I do all my own work, the 100th chair will look as good as the 1st. 

1. Power vacuum entire piece, while inspecting for stains, soil, damage etc. 
2. Pre-spray and pre-condition with professional upholstery cleaning solution 
3. Agitate solution to activate by brushing in to loosen soil and oils 
4. Clean 
5. Dry vacuum to remove any excess moisture 
6. Groom the fabric to remove lines left from cleaning and to set the nap of the fabric in order to ensure a finished look 
7. Inspect for anything missed and show you the results 

Most upholstery is cleaned with the truck-mounted cleaning system, or high pressure hot water extractor, offering the best option for the fabric and severity of soiling. If heavy duty cleaning is of concern, I offer multiple options of Very Low Moisture (VLM) “dry-cleaning” or even just power-vacuuming delicate pieces. 
I offer advanced soil and stain protection applied upon customer request. If there are any questions you have regarding your upholstery cleaning needs, I am easy to reach, happy to help, and appreciate your business.  Click here to contact us today.