Vacuuming: This is no secret, but regular vacuuming is the most important thing you can do to stretch the life of your carpet. Vacuuming, even when the carpet looks clean, prevents invisible grit from sinking into the carpet and shredding its filaments which causes irreversible traffic patterns. Vacuum your carpet weekly (more often in heavy traffic areas).
Walk-Off Mats: Place small mats or rugs at entryways and areas that lead from hard surfaces to carpeting. Soils from the outdoors and grit from hard surfaces tend to stick to the soles of your feet and wipe right off onto the carpets. Walk-off mats help prevent this from happening.
Scotchgard Protector: Scotchgard protects carpet fibers against oil or water-based spills and tracked in dirt. We've done tests in our shop and recommend it highly. Some new carpeting has it built right in. It does wear off in time, especially in the traffic areas (where you need it most) so it should be reapplied with each professional cleaning.
Foot Traffic: Hard rubber and leather soled shoes pick up and carry far less dirt onto your beautiful carpeting than softer, waffle soled shoes. Black crepe soles are particularly bad and bare feet may be the worst. Even though you’ve showered, natural oils in your skin pick up dirt and then paint it on your carpeting. Indoor-only slippers or just clean socks worn around the house are best in my book.
Immediate Attention to Spots: Many types of spots require immediate attention and some get even worse when treated with detergents. Keep a bottle of our special Coleman general spotter on hand, and call us if you have any questions. We're always available to offer advice, so keep our phone number handy.
Professional Cleaning: Having your carpets cleaned every 12 to 18 months helps your carpet realize its full life-span. It also keeps your carpet looking better and feeling softer.
We've taken care of Santa Barbara's finest carpets since 1969. Our clear-rinse process is the most affective cleaning method in the industry. It was developed to prevent fast resoiling by eliminating the soil-attracting residue that other processes leave behind. Our expertise, friendly service and our guarantee earns us the recognition of being Santa Barbara's best carpet cleaner year after year.