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Frequently Asked Questions

One of our goals at Alladin’s is to educate our clientele and help them make informed decisions about the care of their carpets. To this end, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to methods and carpet cleaning as a whole.

We’ve also thrown in a few about tile cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and area rugs due to the fact that we also offer those services. Should you have a question we don’t cover here, we encourage you to contact us.

Professional carpet cleaning is more thorough and effective than DIY carpet cleaning. Certified technicians use specialized equipment and cleaning products that are designed to remove dirt, allergens, and other contaminants from your carpets, leaving them looking and smelling fresh. In contrast, DIY carpet cleaning is typically less effective and may not remove all contaminants from your carpets.

We recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months, or more frequently if you have children, pets, or if your carpets are subjected to heavy use. Regular professional cleaning can help to extend the life of your carpets and keep them looking, feeling, and smelling fresh.

Typically, yes. Professional carpet cleaning requires access to all areas of your carpets, so it is necessary to move furniture out of the way. However, some professional carpet cleaning companies offer a furniture moving service as part of their package.

At Alladin’s we include light furniture moving in our base pricing, but heavier items including beds, dressers, and sectional sofas may incur an additional charge. Please let us know ahead of time if you need any large furniture moved.

The drying time for carpets after professional cleaning can vary, depending on the type of cleaning method used and the humidity levels in your home. On average, carpets can take between 4 and 8 hours to dry, but it is best to avoid walking on the carpets until they are completely dry.

Carpets can trap dust, dirt, and allergens, which can negatively impact indoor air quality. Professional carpet cleaning can remove these pollutants, improving the overall air quality in your home or office.

You should remove any small items from the carpeted areas and clear any clutter. It is also a good idea to discuss any concerns or special requirements with the carpet cleaning company to ensure that they are addressed during the service.

Most professional carpet cleaning companies use environmentally friendly cleaning products that are safe for both your carpets and the environment. It is always a good idea to check with the carpet cleaning company before scheduling service, however, to verify their commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Yes, professional carpet cleaning can remove pet odors using specialized cleaning products that are designed to neutralize them. It is recommended that pet odors are addressed as soon as possible to avoid them becoming ingrained in the carpets.

Some professional carpet cleaners may use harsh chemicals, while others use environmentally friendly and safe cleaning products. It is always a good idea to check with the carpet cleaning company before service to ensure that the cleaning products they use are safe for your pets, family, and oddly enough even your carpet.

Professional tile and grout cleaning can enhance the overall aesthetic of your floors, while also providing a healthier living space by eliminating bacteria and mold. Regular cleaning also maintains the quality of your floors and extends their lifespan.

The most effective way to remove them is to use a solution of one part bleach to ten parts water, applied to the affected area with a soft-bristled brush. Afterward, rinse the tile and grout thoroughly with water and dry the area completely. To prevent the growth of mold and mildew, ensure proper ventilation in the room and minimize moisture buildup by wiping down wet surfaces after use.

An even better idea would be to hire professional tile and grout cleaners. With powerful equipment and effective cleaning solutions they can accomplish the task with ease.

Cleaning textured tiles and grout can be challenging due to their uneven surfaces that trap dirt and grime. The best way to clean textured tiles and grout is to use a solution of warm water and a pH-neutral cleaner, applied with a soft-bristled brush or mop.

For tough stains, allow the solution to sit on the tiles and grout for a few minutes before scrubbing. Afterward, rinse the area thoroughly with water and dry it completely. Avoid using harsh or abrasive cleaners that can damage the tile surface or grout.

Regular cleaning of tile and grout is crucial for maintaining their appearance, durability, and hygiene. The frequency of cleaning depends on factors such as foot traffic, moisture levels, and the type of tiles and grout. As a general rule, high-traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms should be cleaned at least once a week, while low-traffic areas can be cleaned every two weeks or as needed.

Regular maintenance not only keeps tile and grout looking their best but also helps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, reduce the risk of slips and falls, and prolong the lifespan of your tiles and grout. Moreover, proper maintenance can save you money on costly repairs or replacements in the long run.