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Professional Carpet Cleaning

Empire Today® recommends that customers have their Empire® Carpet professionally cleaned every six to 12 months. We recommend a hot water extraction method or “steam cleaning.” The manufacturer warranty that comes with your Carpet requires that it be cleaned by a certified professional.

Professional Cleaning vs. Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

Hiring a professional offers several advantages over cleaning your own Carpet. Professional Carpet cleaners:

  • Have the right equipment. Their tools have more extraction power to remove excessive moisture that could cause damage to your Carpet.
  • Know the right approach. They are trained to know the proper cleaning agents that can help address specific stains or soils.
  • Understand carpet. They recognize differences in fibers and carpet construction, which helps them determine the proper approach for cleaning.
  • Apply stain & soil protectants. Professional carpet cleaners may be able to re-apply a topical treatment to your Carpet that could help protect against future stains and soiling.

If you do decide to rent a steam-cleaning machine, shop around before making a selection. Most rental units available might not adequately clean your Carpet. They may even damage it.

Finding a Professional Cleaner

One way to locate a professional cleaner is to contact the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) at 800-835-4624 (non-affiliation). It maintains a national directory of independent professional cleaners who are trained and certified in a variety of specialties. Ask for a cleaner who uses a hot water extraction system.

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