Frequently Asked Questions
Drying times for carpet are dependent on several factors.
These factors include:
How soiled are the carpets. If the carpets are overly soiled then it will take more steam and chemicals to get them clean. The carpets will have to be deep cleaned. In this case, the carpets will take 4-8 hours to dry, depending on the weather. Carpets dry faster in warm dry weather. If your carpets are lightly soiled, they could be mostly dry by the time we are leaving, about 1-2 hours, again depending on the outside weather conditions. In most cases the average time for the carpets to dry using our equipment is 4-6 hours.
The state of the art truck mounted equipment, used by HealthVac Carpet Cleaning in Redding, Cottonwood, Anderson and Red Bluff, is the best in the industry. The powerful vacuum capacity of our equipment is astounding and produces some of the fastest drying times obtainable.
Steam Cleaning, sometimes referred to as "Warm Water Extraction" or "Hot Water Extraction" is the cleaning method most carpet manufacturers recommend. Steam Cleaning is not a light surface cleaning, but is considered the only method with the ability to “deep clean” your carpet. Other methods, such as “dry cleaning” and “chemical cleaning” and “bonnet cleaning” are only capable of doing a light surface cleaning. These cleaning processes cannot reach to the root of the carpet fiber to extract the soil. These methods also leave a large amount of residue in your carpet causing carpet ware and rapid re-soiling.
Shaw Industries, the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, recommends “Steam Cleaning” as the best method to maintain your carpet. This is mentioned in their brochures. Always read the warrantee information that comes with your carpet, because the warrantee could be voided if a carpet cleaning method other than steam cleaning is used.
“Steam Cleaning” is also a preferable process for health reasons. With dry cleaning and bonnet cleaning methods, the dirty air and moisture remains in your carpet and in your home. Truck mounted steam cleaning extracts all of the moisture, chemicals and malodorous air outside and into the waste tank on the truck. Also, a truck mounted steam extraction process is more powerful than portable units and does a much better cleaning job as well as getting the carpet to dry a lot quicker.
HealthVac Carpet, Upholstery and Tile Cleaning in Redding, Anderson, Cottonwood and Red Bluff uses the most powerful truckmounted steam cleaning equipment available in the industry. Not only will your carpets be thoroughly and deeply cleaned but they will dry extremely fast.
Treating spots as they occur is the best way to keep your carpets looking their best. In most cases blotting the spot and rinsing with clear water and re-blotting to absorb all of the spill is the best method to handle a spot. NEVER, EVER use bleach on your carpet. Bleach will not only strip the carpet of color, it will significantly weaken the carpet fiber and may even dissolve the fiber. It is best to call a professional carpet cleaner if you have questions about how to handle a spill.
HealthVac Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning has had over 30 years of experience in removing spots and stains from carpets. Marc Metz in Redding, CA, is an expert at removing not only coffee and tea stains, but red coolade, rust stains, grease stains and brown stains, that most other carpet cleaners in the North State will leave in your carpet.
Wall to wall carpeting is expensive and steps can be taken to protect your investment. A few of those steps are:1. Removing your shoes when entering the home and wearing house slippers.
2. Using door mats to wipe off shoes before entering the home.
3. Always wearing socks or slippers when walking on the carpet because the oils on your skin will transfer to the carpet and will, over time, attract soil.
4. Keeping pets off of your carpets.
5. Vacuuming your carpets at least once a week.
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Redding, CA 96002
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We had water damage in our home and Marc at Healthvac was very helpful. He had our carpets dried out and cleaned in a timely manner and did a great job! Healthvac also offers their services at a great price. I recommend Healthvac for any and all of your carpet cleaning needs!
Chuck M. - Redding, CA
Marc-owner of Health Vac-does it all; quickly, effectively & at the right price! We've had Marc clean our carpets several times and have always been impressed with his professionalism & knowledge. He treats our home like it was his own. No cleanup is necessary when he's done because he does it all!
William G. - Redding, CA
Fast, friendly service with deep cleaning! Can't wait to have them come back and clean the grout and tile in our kitchen. We have used Health Vac twice now and have been extremely happy both times. They pay attention to details and really know their stuff!!!
Rachel W. - Redding, CA
HealthVac was on time and Marc was very professional. I was thinking about replacing my carpets and after having them cleaned I will be able to put it off for another year. Healthvac saved me a lot of money! Very reasonable pricing and fantastic job! My carpets dried super fast! Thanks again Marc!
Matt M. - Chico, CA