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Do You Need Tile and Grout Cleaning?

If you are in need of hard surface cleaning, specifically ceramic tile cleaning, we specialize in making your floor look brand new again. Not all floor cleaning processes are the same, as we have learned through years of trials and tribulations. Without the proper alkalinity and neutralizing of your floor with the proper cleaning solutions, improper cleaning can leave your floor worse then it started. Bleach and other products may seem to get it clean for the time being, but over time this can deteriorate your floors grout and tile. When we clean your hard surface flooring, we not only clean the surface, we sanitize the tile and grout with up to 230 degrees of heat. Our extraction process also helps destroy the contaminants and leave your floor looking as good as it was first laid. After the cleaning is done we then recommend sealing the grout, this helps prevent water and bacteria from entering it entirely. This will prolong the clean look of the floor for much longer than just cleaning alone.

Tile Flooring Maintenance Recommendations

When considering your own health as well as your family members, we take this very seriously. A properly maintained and professionally cleaned floor is essential to you and your homes health. The soil can build up in your grout and the crevices in the tile with or without visible proof. Visible debris on the floor is often the gauge of when to vacuum or sweep the tile flooring, this thought process needs to be thrown out the window. The dirt can build up over time from tracking in dirt from outside with your shoes as well as pets going in and out of the home. This may cause the carpet to look dirty and even make your household smell if not taken care of with a weekly vacuum cleaning. This way you can ensure that the tile and grout stays clean while looking new.

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Other Ideas To Help With Maintenance

Moving furniture at least once a month will help with not creating distinguished traffic patterns on your tile and grout areas. Make sure to clean hard to reach areas, as under your furniture and behind entertainment centers.

Getting your tile and grout cleaned every year by a certified professional will keep your hard surface flooring in like new shape. Make sure to do your research on the company you are choosing, as many have immoral practices and can leave you with a bad experience. There are plenty credible companies out there, don’t be scared to ask questions.

We recommend sweeping or vacuuming at least once a week. This may seem like over doing it, but the more maintenance and the more you keep up with your flooring, the longer it will look like it is brand new. Moping with a over the counter cleaning solution is also recommend at least once every two weeks, this can be items such as pinesol or a safe antibacterial. When the time comes for a deep cleaning, that what we are here for, by using our top-of-the-line equipment and professionals for your tile and grout cleaning services, you can be sure that your tile and grout are going to be well kept and easier to maintain. We bring in our heavy duty tile cleaning tools that can produce pressures over 1000psi for the deepest clean possible. Combined with the proper cleaning supplies we will get your floors to look as good as the day it was installed. Your grout will be chemical free and safe for your family for a long period of time. Contact us today to learn more about our tile and grout cleaning services in your area.

Have Unanswered Questions About Our Services? This May Help!

 

new carpet careIf you have never had your carpets expertly cleaned, it may be due to unanswered questions you may have. It is basic human nature to question everything. Unanswered questions can be an inspiration to explore and perform some research to discover the answers to those questions. Some of our greatest discoveries and achievements as a species have been accomplished by simply starting with a question. Since our company specializes in Hot Water Extraction carpet cleaning, we are quite familiar with many of the questions leery customers have. Answering some of these questions may help to understand what exactly this cleaning process is, what it does and why it should be performed.

The most common question our staff is asked by curious customers is “What type of cleaning do you do?” This is a straightforward question that can have a basic or quite detailed answer. We have found that most customers prefer the answer that describes the service clearly, but without many of the small, detailed intricacies. The type of carpet cleaning service that our company provides is commonly called “Steam Cleaning“, but the actual name of the service is a “Hot Water Extraction”. This method is by far the most preferred carpet cleaning method. Not only is this method preferred by the companies that provide this type of service, it is also preferred by carpet manufacturers, cleaning service companies and even the Environmental Protection Agency. This method uses a machine to heat and pressurize water that is thrust deep down into your carpet fibers which is then extracted using a vacuum pump attached to the machine. The most commonly used type of machine is called a Truck Mounted Unit. There are smaller, more easily portable machines called Portable Units, but these machines only operate at a portion of the capacity that a Truck Mounted Unit does.

 

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Our company only uses truck mounted units. Each one of our service vehicles has it’s own top of the line Truck Mounted Unit securely installed within. These industrial grade units can heat water up to near boiling temperatures. It can then pressurize that highly heated water to sustainable pressures up to 1,200 psi. That combination forces the heated water deeper down into the carpet fibers than any other standard in home carpet cleaning services. The water being so hot will kill bacteria on contact, as well as act like a natural cleaning agent by loosening up debris that would not be so easily dislodged with colder water. Truck mounted units will also have incredibly strong vacuum pumps attached to them. The pump that can sustain 270 cfm is an integral part of the professional carpet cleaning service. As this machine is working to dislodge all debris hiding deep down in the carpet, the vacuum pump is almost simultaneously sucking all of the dirt and water up and depositing it into the dirty water tank located in each service vehicle. These powerful pieces of machinery are capable of providing a deep carpet cleaning service that is unmatched!

Although incredibly powerful with the ability to outperform most other cleaning machines, these professional carpet cleaning machines do not work alone. Before attacking the carpet, a professional carpet washer will typically apply a cleaning solution. There are many types of cleaning solutions available and most professionals will use what they deem to be the most effective. Our company uses and recommends an enzyme based cleaning solution with no added fragrances or colors. The right solution can make all the difference in the final results of the cleaning service. Most top rated carpet cleaners will use a similar product, that is safe for their customers family. Commonly called Pre-Spray, this cleaning solution is diluted with hot water and applied evenly across the carpet. The cleaning solution is then left to dwell for about 15 minutes before the cleaning process begins. As the cleaning solution dwells, a good carpet cleaner will use a rake to agitate heavily soiled areas. Agitation will open thick fibers to help the cleaning solution penetrate deeply. There are always some other cleaning solutions that may be used to help treat certain circumstances as well. We always recommend using the safest solution for each treatment.

When scheduling a professional Hot Water Extraction carpet cleaning service, feel encouraged to ask questions. Ask as many questions as you would like and you should expect friendly, honest answers. A company who loves what it does and cares about it’s customers should have no problem passing some expert advice along to inquiring customers!

How Does Hot Water Extraction Work?

When customers reach out to our carpet cleaning company, they typically ask for a “steam cleaning” service for their in home carpets. We would like to help explain a little bit about what this service is actually called and what it does. When a customer asks for a steam cleaning of their in home carpets, it is really a Hot Water Extraction cleaning that they are asking for. Vapor steam cleaning is a process that uses low pressure and low moisture to essentially sanitize a surface. This process uses very little water and is in no way meant to be used for any type of heavy duty cleaning application. While a vapor steam cleaning helps to kill germs, dust mites, and bedbugs, it is not a strong enough process to clean something as hearty as your in home carpets. A vapor steam cleaning relies almost entirely on its excessive heat to complete the cleaning, which is really more of a disinfecting.

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This is where the term “Hot Water Extraction” comes into play. The process of a hot water extraction cleaning service uses highly pressurized water that is heated to near boiling temperatures along with a specific prespray to complete a thorough cleaning that also boasts the ability to help sanitize your carpets as well. When performing a hot water extraction cleaning service there is a bit of steam in the air as the near boiling water is ejected from the wand. That is where the term Steam Clean comes from when referencing a hot water extraction cleaning service. That steam you are seeing is not actually doing any of the work. The hot water extraction cleaning process is widely regarded as the best type of cleaning for your in home carpet and is the only method we use!

We use only the best truck mounted units to perform each and every service. Truck mounted units are industrial grade machines that are large and heavy enough that they must be permanently mounted into a service vehicle. Each one of our fully wrapped service vehicles has a top of the line, well maintained truck mounted unit. There are also smaller units known as portable units. These units are smaller and lighter, so they can be transported easily to areas in which a truck mounted unit may not reach or fit. While they may be more accessible, that comes at a cost. These portable units are essentially the same type of machine that you would rent from your local grocery store. While a truck mounted unit is capable of heating water to near boiling temperatures and forcing this heated water to very high pressures, a portable unit will not come close to performing at the level of the truck mounted unit. A truck mounted unit also has an incredibly high flow cfm vacuum attached. The vacuum will help to remove as much of the post cleaning dirty water as possible, being much more effective than a portable unit.

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Along with our truck mounted units, we use the best tools and solutions available. The tools we use in conjunction with our truck mounted units are the best in the industry and are regularly cleaned and maintained. The cleaning solutions we use to treat different surfaces and types of materials are solutions we have been using for years and stand firmly behind. Our standard carpet cleaning prespray is enzyme based and deodorizes as well. This helps to kill bacteria living in the carpet as well as eliminating lingering odors. Our solutions used to clean upholstery, tile and grout are incredibly effective and safe for most surfaces.

We take the duty of cleaning to fulfill satisfaction seriously and will continue to provide our customers with the best possible service experience. Our company will continue to use truck mounted units and top of the line equipment that is well maintained. We take time annually to reassess our equipment, products and cost of business to ensure we are sticking to our word of being the best in the business! Contact us today for a free quote.

 

What Are Carpet Cleaning Intervals?

We would like to spend some time explaining the importance of keeping up with professionally recommended carpet cleaning  intervals. The standard for the recommendations is the Environmental Protection Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency has a chart which is specific to a multitude of in home living conditions. The most commonly accepted recommendation for having professional carpet cleaning services performed in a standard single family home is every 6 to 12 months. While this is the standard Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation, it is also the typical standard guideline that carpet manufacturing companies will mandate in order to maintain the factory warranty. This is also an IICRC recommend base line as well.  Let our Orlando carpet cleaners help you.

Carpet Cleaning

 

Your in home carpets are trampled on daily. They are walked on with dirty shoes, walked on by pets, furniture may be moved across it and your carpets are constantly subject to general wear, tear and contamination. While having a professional Orlando carpet cleaning services completed regularly within the standard 6 to 12 month interval is going to be the most effective and proper treatment, there are also some basic responsibilities that fall down to the homeowner. Simply following a few steps in your home can greatly help to keep your carpets looking and feeling like new for an extended period of time. Vacuuming is an important step to obtaining the optimal life out of your carpets. If your carpets are subject to high traffic throughout the week due to a full household or at home workers, it is best to vacuum daily. That is quite tough to keep up with, so the easiest way to keep up with standard vacuuming is to ensure you complete a complete vacuuming at least twice a week.Vacuuming goes a long way and over time you will see how. Other than vacuuming, simply being careful and cautious with your carpet can help greatly. Setting house rules such as wiping your shoes off outside before coming into the home or not taking food or drinks into carpeted areas are a few tips that can help maintain the life of your carpets.

Carpet Care

There are plenty of reasons that may or may not be generally thought of as to why you should have a professional carpet cleaning service completed during regularly recommended intervals. We mentioned pets earlier, but it should come as no surprise that pets contribute a largely to dirtying your lovely carpet. Other than having “accidents” in the home, they shed hair and leave dander behind. Pets also leave body oils in areas they walk or lay. Oils take more of a toll on your carpet than you may realize. Whether it is natural body oils from your pets or even yourself, these oils can cause permanent damage to the fibers of your carpet. Most in home carpets have fibers made of Nylon, Polyester or Olefin (Polypropylene). Some of these fibers naturally attract oils, which would make them oleophilic. These oils can grab onto any dirt, hair or grime and help to embed it deeper into the fibers. Oils can possibly cause discoloration as well. Other than some of these visual reasons to keep up with your regularly recommended carpet cleaning intervals, there are also health concerns to be aware of. Any person with asthma or bad allergies are at risk in a home that does not regularly maintain the cleanliness of their carpets. The carpeting in your home is essentially a filter, grabbing at any pollen or other contaminants that float low enough or fall.

We hope that this information helps to promote the importance of keeping your in home carpets nice and clean. Remember to stick to the basics. Vacuum at least twice a week. Consciously try to refrain from tracking outdoor dirt or grime through your home. Most importantly, have your carpets cleaned every 6 to 12 months by a certified, professional Orlando carpet cleaning company! Hopefully that company will be us, Like New Carpet Care!

 

Feedback And Reviews

Here at Like New Carpet Care,we have seen our business continue to grow since the day we first opened our doors. Our company does everything we can to provide the best truck mounted unit carpet cleaning experience possible, from beginning to end! While we are confident that our process works well, thanks to our enormity of repeat customers, we do attribute a lot of our growth to our positive reviews. We strive to be the best carpet cleaning that we can possibly be and our reviews on various platforms have helped greatly to keep us on the right track. The online reviews we receive, which are overwhelmingly positive, help to let us know that we are doing things correctly. We don’t only clean carpet. Since we do provide a variety of services such as Upholstery Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning and Oriental Rug Cleaning, all of the feedback we receive helps to ensure we are operating properly in all facets of our company.

The word quality seems to be the most important word we use when describing the experience our company provides. Quality is so important to us that we keep it in mind when doing anything within our company. Quality is the foundation on which our company is built on. That’s why all of the feedback and the many reviews we receive are so important to us. Without happy customers, we would not receive so many reviews letting us know how highly people value our quality carpet cleaning service. The positive input helps us to focus on how to continue to improve as a company. These days, reviews are critical to the success of any business. We value every review we receive and thank our customers for the positive feedback. So, to all of our customers who have taken the time to provide us with your feedback or leave a review online, we thank you greatly for your time!

Truck Mounted Units vs Portable Units

As Carpet Cleaning professionals who use the hot water extraction cleaning method, we proudly stand by this type of Carpet Cleaning procedure. The hot water extraction cleaning method is commonly called a Steam Cleaning service. Ironically, the steam that is produced during this service is only a by product of the incredibly hot water and does none of the work. It is actually the highly pressurized, highly heated water that does most of the work. Most companies who perform a hot water extraction cleaning method service should be using truck mounted units to complete this type of service. The two types of machines that are commonly used to complete a hot water extraction cleaning are truck mounted units and portable units. While truck mounted units are the overwhelmingly preferred machines to be used for a hot water extraction cleaning method, portable unit is sometimes needed when the hoses from a truck mounted unit may not be able to reach to the location where the cleaning is to be performed. There is a vast difference in the level of cleaning that can be performed between a truck mounted units and a portable unit. A portable unit is essentially the type of unit you would rent from your local grocery store. While it may be slightly effective, there should be emphasis on “slightly”. These portable units work in similar fashion, but they are much less effective. A portable unit plugs into a wall and can only generate a certain level of pressure, heat and vacuum. Those three aspects of a unit are the critical parts that make the cleaning effective. A portable unit limits how deep a cleaning can actually be. A truck mounted unit is a heavy duty, industrial grade machine. It is gas powered and can provide water temperatures just under boiling, very high pressures and an incredibly strong vacuum. This trifecta will ensure a cleaning that reaches deep down to the base of the fibers, as well as vacuuming out as much dirt, residue and water as possible. Make sure you hire a company that uses truck mounted units to ensure the best cleaning results possible!

What To Do About Pet Hair Buildup

As carpet cleaning professionals, we see a variety of issues that can plague carpets, rugs and upholstery. One common problem is derived from our beloved pets. While our pets can chew their way through seemingly anything, they also seem to enjoy relieving themselves in all the areas we would prefer them not to. But there is one particular issue that a pet can’t really help and is so prominent in every pet owners home. That issue is pet hair! Some pets are naturally shedders. Everywhere they walk, run or lay, they shed hair. Typically, pets that shed will leave an incredibly noticeable amount of hair all throughout your home. Even if your pets are not heavy shedders, they will still leave hair around. The hair left behind can be easy or quite difficult to remove, based on the surface it is building up on. If the hair is on a hard surface, such as tile, wood or laminate, it is easily cleaned using a vacuum. If the hair piles up on upholstery or on your carpet, it can be much more difficult to remove. When hair starts to show up on fibers, it actually embeds itself into the fibers. That makes it much more difficult to remove. The individual hair essentially weaves itself into the fibers. There are a couple things that can be done to help keep pet hair from becoming a permanent problem. The most effective step would be to not let your pets on any carpet or upholstery. We know that’s a difficult one, so there’s another step that is a bit more realistic to follow. Regularly cleaning these areas will make a world of difference. Simply vacuuming your carpet and upholstery regularly will help to prevent the buildup of pet hair in your carpet or upholstery fibers. Vacuuming at least once a week, preferably multiple times a week, is all it takes to keep the pet hair contamination low. If the hair is incredibly difficult to remove from an extended time of build up, a brush can be used as well. This is another great example of the difference regular maintenance can make!

Pet Odor?

When it comes to pet odor, this is a whole other beast. The stubborn stains and smell left behind by our fury friends can drive homeowners crazy. They seem to be in the most inopportune areas and the smell is so pungent that it is noticeable from other rooms in the home. We recommend consulting a professional pet odor removal specialist, as this is something that requires special equipment, cleaning solutions and education to extract properly. As when dealing with urine odor removal, its not just simply blotting up the urine, but attacking the urine crystals where they live. Where do they live you may ask? The majority subside in the padding of the carpet, so simply cleaning the surface fibers will do nothing but apply moisture to the area, literally making it smell worse. The key is to attack the bottom of the carpet fibers and the padding with a cleaning solution that rectifies urine salts. Make sure the pet odor removal carpet cleaning company you choose understands this process in detail.

Property Management Services

Like New Carpet Care offers professional commercial carpet cleaning to many local property managers, realtors and other small & large business. We offer a complete menu of commercial cleaning services to provide businesses, big and small, with the greatest consistency and highest quality cleaning results in the industry. We use patented state-of-the-art equipment, environmentally safe supplies, and well-trained technicians to deliver a deep-down clean and a healthy business environment for your customers and employees.

Whether you are a property manager, realtor, restaurant owner, apartment complex or dental office, we are capable of cleaning any and all of your carpet, tile or upholstery needs. With our flexible scheduling, we can do it day or late night, before or after hours. We can even clean 24 hour establishments with minimal to no noise with our encapsulation method.

Every workplace has high-traffic areas that take on the brunt of the dirt. That’s why we offer an interim carpet cleaning service. By addressing these areas, we can provide better carpet protection; extend the life of your carpet and make regular cleaning faster and easier. Our interim carpet cleaning service is less hassle than a total cleaning, which is another great reason to give it a try.

There is no job too big or too small when it comes to your business establishment. Contact us today to receive a quick quote.

Our Quality Carpet Cleaning

From high traffic areas to stains and spills, the carpet in your home faces heavy every-day living and can affect the appearance of your home. Whether you have an important event coming up or are just ready for a brighter and cleaner look, our professional carpet cleaning services can bring new life back to the carpeting in your home.

At Like New Carpet Care, we clean it right the first time. Our top-notch technicians understand that carpeting is a big investment, and it is our goal to keep your investment looking its best by utilizing the latest technologies, products and procedures to serve our customers. It is this commitment that has made us Orlando’s choice in carpet cleaning for many years.

Our state-of-the-art, truck-powered cleaning system surpasses conventional units by generating powerful high-temperature steam extraction that provides a deeper cleaning in eliminating stubborn spills, soiled spots and other residue. Coupled with an effective cleaning agent that dissolves soils faster than traditional products, this powerful carpet cleaning process will restore the look and feel of your carpet fiber, with faster drying times.

We are committed to hiring the best professionals possible, which is why all Like New Carpet Care employees are screened with complete background checks. We take great care when working in your home, and it shows in the quality of the finished product. If you are in need of carpet cleaning services, contact us today.

Reasons To Choose Us

Like New Carpet Care offers a wide variety of services for your home or business. Our company is family owned and operated. We pride ourselves on educating the customer whether or not they choose our services. So feel free to ask us any questions anytime. Whether you need your home cleaned or could use our professional commercial services to maintain a healthy environment for you and your customers, we are your one stop for all your carpet, upholstery, tile and grout cleaning needs. Call our hotline at 407-947-6724 to schedule an appointment today.

We have a promise to you, the customer. The price you are quoted over the phone is the price you get. No bait n’ switch, no tricks or gimmicks, just competitive pricing and honest hard work. Regardless if you have been burnt by a company prior, or had a quality company in your home in the past, your experience with our carpet cleaning company will be one of a kind.

There are many companies to choose from in the Orlando area, and whether or not you choose us, please make sure you do your research on the company you are selecting. Feel free to call us for any questions you may have, as selecting the right company to come into your home is a vital process in getting a proper cleaning. Make sure to check out our videos page where we expose bait and switch companies.

Call us now and get ready for a great occasion. We service Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Sanford, Winter Garden, Clermont, Windermere, Apopka, Casselberry, Deltona, Orange City, Kissimmee, Celebration, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Longwood and more.

Why Choose Like New Carpet Care

  • INTEGRITY – Adhere to the highest possible professional standards in order to maintain our customer’s trust and confidence.
  • COMMITMENT – We will not leave your home or place of business until you are 100% satisfied with the work completed.
  • RESPECT – Treat every customer we serve with dignity and respect.
  • EXCELLENCE – Strive for the highest degree of quality and satisfaction.
  • TRUSTWORTHY – We earn the trust of those we serve every day, through the service provided by our team members. We provide care, compassion, respect, dependability and quality. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied.
  • ACCESSIBILITY – The Carpet Cleaning Orlando team is available Monday thru Saturday. With our phones available for setting up appointments seven days a week.
  • QUALITY – Our Orlando carpet cleaners are held to the highest standard of workmanship. If you are not completely satisfied don’t hesitate to call us.
  • INNOVATIVE – We use the latest in technology and procedures in the industry. All of our equipment is top of the line.
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