880 Kuser Rd Hamilton NJ 08619 US

Craft Carpet Care > Carpet Cleaning Service

F A Q s

Blog

view:  full / summary

Drying times

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (211)
Customers always ask how long will it take for a carpet to dry? I'm sure you've read the "dries in an hour" ads from the Chem companies
( these are not extraction companies so they can't apply any deep cleaning techniques as they wouldn't be able to dry the carpet).
 
There is no exact answer as every carpet has its own density and degree of soil ,combined with the time of year, the days temperature, humidity, if your heat is on or air conditioning. Also if it is a basement that is being cleaned, however the other factors to consider is 1. whether the operator is making the proper passes to insure the area he is cleaning is dry enough to move on. 2. is the equipment being used to it's potential? or is it powerful enough to extract from a long distance? Inform yourself as to the type of equipment being used and the manufacturer of the equipment, the internet will be your guide to the capabilities of your cleaners equipment.
 
Craft Carpet Care uses the Prochem 650 HP dual wand hot water extraction system. It is powered by a 3 cylinder Hyundai engine with 68 horsepower ,allowing us to run 2 separate wands and hoses up to 300 feet each. or a single hose up to 600 feet , more then ample to attain the optimal drying capacities for a proper job.
 
  There are numerous machines on the market with horsepower anywhere from 8 hp  and up.  A substandard system will not do the job 'that a higher powered system will do .  In closing, an average carpet cleaning with normal dirt and wear will take approximately 8 hours to dry on a good dry day; add a few hours on a damp day, but surely never more than 24 hours.

Carpet patches

Posted on December 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM Comments comments (81)
            Things to consider when carpet needs to be repaired .
Carpet repairs such as burns, bleach spots, or any area not cleanable
can be replaced and look good provided the donor piece is close in color and texture . When there is no donor piece available a closet is an option for the patch . Our repairs are done professionally , we don't use cookie cutters which cut through the face yarns and are very noticeable.  Most times it's good to weigh the lesser of two evils in which will look better.

spots and stains

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM Comments comments (92)
Free spotting advice is just a phone call away ,don't make matters worse by reducing the chances of a stain coming out using the wrong chemical or technique . call 609 890 6133 we can help.

Buyer beware

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM Comments comments (190)
Buyer beware, don't be fooled by companies offering free rooms of carpeting with the purchase of 1 room. The devil is in the details.
A company can not give you free carpet without somehow charging you for it, especially when they're paying thousands of dollars in tv and radio ads day in and day out. Read the fine print before you agree to any contract.!!!

New carpet choices

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (87)
When buying carpet for your home I've found through years of cleaning and installation that Nylon carpet , with at least a 6 lb. carpet pad , will clean & wear the best over 10- 15 years of use.
Polyester carpet does not clean nearly as well and is subject to
shading wear ,a condition which the carpet fibers will set one way
in random waves ,giving a dark-light hue that  gives the appearance of dirt.
Carpet density is key in the life of the carpet regardless of style
(plush, berber, level loop ) ,along with a 6lb - 8 lb rebond pad. Any pad over 8 lb is overkill  and a waste of money.
Always make sure your carpet is power stretched (mechanical tool)
when installed ,seams are sealed ,and keep any scrap for future repairs  . Most big chain stores will NOT powerstretch or seal seams
to save time and a  kicker will not give the results a powerstretcher will. Almost all carpet manufacturers will not honor a warranty where a carpet has not been powerstretched  ,and seams have not been sealed.      
                Knowledge for the consumer

We have an "A" rating on Angie's List

Posted on May 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM Comments comments (168)
Write your post here.

New website launch

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (471)
Visitors may post any questions or concerns relating to our services here.
Ask us about our cleaning methods,our solutions options, our drying times,
types of carpet and upholstery , moving furniture,  how soon you can use the rooms, oriental  rug cleaning , our pick up service ,and turn around time.
 
 Questions about carpet repair, re stretching, pad replacement, re- seaming, bleach spots, patching ,etc
 
Questions about scheduling, areas serviced, aproximate time of job etc.

Rss_feed