Carpet Cleaning Questions Answered


When a customer calls to inquire about carpet cleaning, they typically have questions about our cleaning process, the price, and how to prepare for the appointment.  We’ve gathered our top carpet cleaning questions for when a customer schedules a carpet cleaning and have the answers!
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Carpet Cleaning Questions Answered

What method of cleaning do you use?

When cleaning residential properties, the method we use for cleaning is hot water extraction, also known as steam cleaning.  AmeriClean’s 11 Step hot water extraction method, allows for a thorough cleaning to remove the deepest dirt and spots from your carpet.  We follow up with a powerful extraction to remove dirt, dander, our cleaning solutions and most of the moisture.

Should I vacuum before your crew arrives?

While a light vacuum of the traffic areas in the rooms that are scheduled to be cleaned is helpful, it isn’t required.  Our crew will begin with a pre-vacuum of the cleaning areas.

How long will it take to clean my carpets?

On average, a standard room takes approximately 20-25 minutes to clean.  This time can vary if furniture is being moved, carpet protector or pet deodorization is being applied, and the amount of soiling in the carpet.

How soon will my carpets be dry?

At AmeriClean, we use a speed drying method as well as a high power extraction to remove as much moisture as possible.  By putting your ceiling fans on you will further aide in the drying process.  You can expect that your carpets are completely dry after 4-6 hours from the cleaning end time.

What does the standard cleaning price include?

Our standard cleaning price includes all traffic areas in the room and is a thorough cleaning of the carpets but does not include any specialty treatments.  Our technicians will move small pieces of furniture (end tables, coffee tables, and floor lamps) and any additional furniture moving can be done so at an additional cost.

What do you consider an area?

For us, a standard room is considered to be 225 square feet.  Any room that measures over 225 but less than 500 square feet, is priced as two areas.  Non-standard rooms (hallways, stairs, entryways, closets, etc.) are charged separately and typically at lower prices.

I had my carpets cleaned but spots reappeared. What should I do?

Although most spots that are removed during our thorough cleaning process, some spots in carpet backing may wick up to the surface after the cleaning.  We apologize if this happens but don’t hesitate to call AmeriClean at 219-641-3711 as soon as you notice and we’ll be happy to do our best to resolve the issue.

Do you guarantee customer satisfaction?

We understand issues arise and it is our goal to correct any situation that occurs.  It may be necessary to spot clean or re-clean the entire area to rectify the situation.  Ultimately, we will do what is necessary to make sure that our customers are completely satisfied with the work AmeriClean has performed.

What are the benefits of applying Scotchguard?

Application of Scotchguard is a specialty treatment that when added to your carpet ticket, there are many positive benefits:

About AmeriClean, Inc.

AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana. Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include CarpetUpholsteryAir Duct,  Area RugCeramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage RestorationFire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation.  With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in water, fire and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties. For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.

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