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Frequently Asked Rug Cleaning Questions


What method of cleaning do you use?

That answer will often differ depending on the rug cleaning company in question. We at A1 Red Carpet Cleaning Denver use high powered truck-mounted equipment. Many carpet manufacturers will recommend professional hot water extraction as the most effective carpet cleaning method, however, it will depend on the rug being cleaned and what it is made out of.

What is hot water extraction?

This is also better known as steam cleaning, this cleaning method uses equipment which will spray heated water, with added cleaning solutions on the rug, while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water to dislodged and dissolved dirt. The water can be cold also when hot water is not available.

Does there have to be hot water at the property?

Like mentioned above, there does not have to be any hot water. Most of these machines will produce their own hot water via an inline heater. All that is needed is electricity.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, this is the answer you should receive from every company. Should you hear a negative to any of these questions, then walk away, as this needs to be classed as a red flag.

How long does it take to clean carpets?

Good question and not that easy to answer. As it greatly depends on the job. As our Denver, CO team needs to unload their equipment and set it up. However, the average time is around 2 hours. However, larger homes can take up to 5 hours. And a huge one will take all day. A rough estimate is a 3-bed house can take up to 2.5 hours.

How long do rugs take to dry?

This will depend on how deep the rug’s pile is and the temperature. Usually, rugs are touch dry within a few hours. Heating will speed up this process greatly, as will good ventilation.

Can I walk on the rug after cleaning?

We advise all our Denver, CO clients not too, however, this is not always practical.

Do I have to move furniture?

Depends on the company. Some will and some won’t, you need to ask them in your initial interview.

Do I have to vacuum my rug before you clean?

It is advisable, but not always necessary.

Is there any chance my rug will shrink?

Another good question, it depends on the company that you use and if they have sufficient experience dealing with certain rugs. For example, pure wool rugs will not be able to withstand high temperatures, and will indeed shrink. We have been in business since 1979, which should tell you everything you need to know.

Can every stain be removed?

This is tricky, as some stains which have been left too long to sink deep into the fibers are impossible to remove completely.

Can traffic areas be cleaned so they are not visible?

If the rug is extremely soiled and worn, they can be improved, however, the chances are great that the fibers have been damaged, meaning the traffic area will still be visible to some degree.

If you have any more questions about our rug cleaning service in Denver, CO, call A1 Red Carpet Cleaning Denver today at (720) 386-6691.

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