Glenn’s Carpet Cleaning specializes in cleaning for a healthy home and allergy relief. His cleaning services include:
Oriental Rugs – (both on and off-site)
Fine Area Rugs
Glenn cleans many fine textiles other cleaners don’t have the skills to clean including:
- Sea Grass
- Animal Skins
Some upholstery is discolored and stained from any number of substances such as animal urine.
- We first apply the cleaning solution as necessary and let it soak in.
- If necessary we will agitate badly soiled areas with a soft bristle, horsehair upholstery brush.
- More cleaner is applied to the entire surface of the fabric.
- Using hot water extraction we clean upholstery by pulling dirt out.
- This method is applied to every square inch of the upholstery.
- When we’re finished, even areas you thought were beyond help are clean.
But My Carpets Don’t Look Dirty
Looks aren’t everything! Clean first for your family’s health and then for appearance. In the average home over two million dust mites feed on dead skin scales and other debris. They hide in your carpet, upholstery, drapes, mattress, and pillows. Mites can double their numbers in ten hours, and produce ten to twenty pieces of feces per day. You get 100,000 dead bodies and thirty million pieces of feces added to you home every day. Microscopic mite feces and corpses are so small that they blow up into the air as you walk about your house, and they get into you lungs. Eighty percent of Americans who suffer from allergies are allergic to airborne mite refuse. Don’t even ask about bedbugs. Bedbugs are on the rise in Texas. In order to help combat this problem, in addition to an exterminator, you need someone like Glenn to clean your home. To help limit effects on your health, you need to have your carpets and furniture cleaned more often.
Glenn is a firm believer in cleaning most rugs as wet as they can be cleaned. The oldest way of cleaning these rugs is to wash them, and wash them we do!
First we inspect the rug with the owner to get as much history as possible. What are the specific reasons for cleaning at this time? What is expected from the cleaning? Have any pets urinated on the rug, and so on… We like to know the age of the rug and if it has ever been washed. If so, when and by whom?
As an I.I.C.R.C. Certified Master Textile Cleaner, Glenn is on of the few that are qualified to clean Oriental Rugs on-site. However, for a more thorough dusting and cleaning, you will prefer his off-site option. When done off-site, the rug is put through a dusting machine. This is a machine that has over a hundred leather straps that gently, but firmly, slap the back of the carpet as it is fed through.
Next, I take the rugs to a pit area (a slightly sloping floor that has a drain at one end) where the rugs are thoroughly saturated with plenty of fresh water.
After that, I scrub up the rug with a lot of shampoos or soaps. The chemistry may vary on the type of rugs and dyes used. Think of wool for a moment. Take away the mystique that we often assign to Oriental rugs. It’s animal hair. Not much different than our own hair. How do you clean your own hair? 1. Thoroughly wet hair. 2. Lather. 3. Rinse. 4. Repeat. It’s not rocket science, but there are scientific principles employed. We often lather, rinse, and repeat.
The next step, after we are satisfied that we have been able to remove all soils (most often front and back) from the rugs, a final rinse on the scrub pit floor is performed.
We move the rugs to a machine for a final rinse and wring.
The last step includes hanging the rugs vertically from one end on special poles.
The rugs easily dry in about 6-10 hours and are then lowered to the floor where they are given a final inspection, and then rolled and tied and stored while we arrange for delivery to your home.