Carpet Care and Maintenance

Taking care of your carpet and upholstery  can save you big bucks.  The life of your home’s carpet is determined by a multitude of factors. To lengthen the life of your carpet, keeping dry soils from settling deep into the fibers of the carpet by vacuuming frequently is a must. The friction from these particles rubbing on the carpet fibers can destroy the carpet rapidly. Depending on the degree of traffic, this could require vacuuming a minimum of 1 to 2 times per week.  A good strong vacuum cleaner is required.  Also, vacuum cleaners need constant maintenance to keep them working properly.  The Basics are emptying it often and keeping hair and string off the rotating brushes.  Every few months all  the main filters need washed or replaced, before you have major loss of suction.  The next most important concept is to have your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis. This will remove stains and condition the carpet in a way that simply vacuuming cannot.  Most stains can be removed by a good professional carpet cleaning company.   Do it yourself methods can set the stain, thus making them harder for professionals to remove.  They can become permanent by using  off the shelf chemicals that are too strong and even bleach away some of the color in your carpet or furniture.   Another way to extend the life of your carpet is to Scotch-Gard it. This type of carpet protector can keep the soils from attaching to the fibers. It will make vacuuming much more effective and prevent stains from becoming permanent and potentially ruining your carpet.  Moving your furniture into different arrangements can keep a path from forming in the traffic areas.  Speaking of furniture,  most of these comments apply to fabric also.  Furniture fabric can be way more fragile and sensitive.  It can be even more important to use fabric protector on upholstery.    Always hire a professional to take care of your expensive carpet and upholstery.  We find that basic Nylon is the best and most durable choice for upholstery and carpet.  Some of today’s fabrics can “Fuzz-Out”, or wear out way faster than in the past.  You can consult your professional carpet cleaner on which fabric and carpet type is the best.  With our hands on experience from day to day, we see what to recommend .  We also can tell you what types to avoid.  Our professional  Experience and Knowledge can help save you lots of money and heartache.  Pets also are a huge problem on carpet and require even more knowledge to keep the stains and odor out.  Your professional carpet cleaner can usually remove almost any odor.  Sometimes urine can be soaked all the way to the pad and through to the floor.   We can soak the pad and pull the moisture back out, which is very effective.   Worst case scenario involves removing the pad and sealing the floor.  New pad is replaced after the carpet is treated .  Installing […] Read more »

Omaha, NE Professional Expert Advice/Information

We are The Omaha Nebraska Metro-Area experts in carpet cleaning. When it comes to carpeting, a wealth of knowledge and experience (33 Years) is very important. Charlie at Advanced Carpet Cleaning can help you with all of your concerns. We choose the best method of cleaning based on the circumstances and fiber involved. Sometimes the best choice can be encapsulation(low-moisture) cleaning. This may help eliminate spots/spills from returning over time. Encapsulation cleaning is also a great choice if quick drying is desired (1-2 hours). Steam cleaning can be a plus because high heat and powerful suction can help alleviate odors or germs, along with the dirt. We have an arsenal of ways to remove unique spots or spills, such as red wine, kool-aid, wax, gum, tar, pet stains/odors. Many of these circumstances need expert knowledge and equipment to ensure successful results. Do-it-yourself techniques can sometimes make things even harder to remove. Some over the counter chemicals can actually set the stains, thus making it more difficult or in rare instances, impossible to remove. In extreme circumstances we can even dye or repair the damaged area. We also personally see (hands on) at our thousands of jobs each year, things we can share with you. The newer shag-style carpet that has become trendy over the past 4 or 5 years, are showing wear very rapidly, not holding up even in light traffic situations. Charlie and Advanced Carpet Cleaning of Omaha can steer you away from buying the wrong carpet or even upholstery. Polyester and Olefin fiber carpets are more for commercial situations. Dry clean only types of furniture(fabric) can have a very short lifespan if used in normal lifestyle situations. Kids and pets give you a reason to buy certain cleaner friendly fabrics and fibers for your home furnishings (carpet/upholstery). Call Charlie at Advanced Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning (402)734-2172 for all you answers. Read more »

The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Omaha

Green cleaning: you may have heard of it and perhaps even tried it. But what you may not know is that eco-friendly cleaning offers benefits beyond helping the environment. Combined with low-moisture carpet cleaning, green cleaning provides your household or office with the best result as well as a safe and chemical-free place for your family or employees. If you’re used to traditional carpet cleaners who use harsh cleaning agents that leave your house smelling oddly, rest assured that Advanced Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning is here to provide only the best for you. First off, let’s go over exactly what low-moisture and green cleaning are. These techniques were developed as a response to older carpet cleaning techniques which required a lot of water and chemical detergents, both of which posed a potential risk to the home or office being cleaned. Wetting the carpet usually provides better results as far as cleaning goes; however, overwetting a carpet can cause substantial issues if the excess moisture is not extracted quickly. If water soaks into the padding, it can cause the carpet to shrink and tear from the backing, and the residual moisture can cause mold to develop if it’s not completely removed. Low-moisture carpet cleaning, on the other hand, ensures that these disastrous scenarios will be neatly avoided by using only as much water as needed to clean the carpet. Not only does low-moisture save in costs, it prevents potential overwetting situations and also means a reduced drying time for the consumer. Typical carpet cleanings take anywhere from 3-4 hours to dry, while low-moisture jobs can take as little as one hour to be fully dry. Additionally, green cleaning is using environmentally-friendly alternative cleaners to normal chemical ones. When they first debuted, green cleaners were much more expensive and less effective than chemical ones, leading to initial unpopularity and slow adoption. But nowadays, green cleaners are not only as effective as their traditional counterparts but competitively priced as well. Many carpet cleaning companies have adopted green cleaners as part of their cleaning lineup, as the vast majority of cleaning jobs do not require the strength of chemical cleaners. But the benefits of green cleaners lays in their biodegradable properties. Since green cleaners are all made of natural components, not only do they leave your house smelling fresh and natural, but the hazards associated with chemical cleaners are eliminated. Traditional chemical cleaners have a number of dangerous substances in order to provide the immediate, powerful results that they do, and not all of these chemicals can be safe for pets, children, or humans with allergies or other health conditions. With green cleaning, you can rest assured that your household or workplace will be free from these substances, avoiding any of the potential costs of health complications that arise from adverse reactions to chemicals. If you’re looking for carpet cleaning in Omaha, Advanced Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning is the best in the area. We have state of the art equipment and have […] Read more »

Omaha emergency pet urine damage and removal

Pets are wonderful, most of the time.  Accidents and emergencies will occur, espescially as they get a little older.  The best thing to do is to immediately soak up into a towel as much urine as possible.  We sell chemicals that can greatly improve your chances of odor and stain removal.  Sometimes the use of over the counter products can permanently set these stains, depending on the material your carpet is made of.  In a pinch a mixture of half white vinegar and water can be used.   Urine left deep down in your carpet can continue to do damage, so a professional using enzyme products will completely dissolve and remove the problem.  Call us immediately if your attempts do not work to your satisfaction.  Larger problems definitely need our professional services.  The urine can absorb into subfloors(wood or cement), baseboards, and even the wallboard(drywall).  For success you must treat all the affected areas.  We can flood the area with our treatment chemicals and suck them back out with our sub-surface water removal tool.  That will remove excess urine and also get the deep down areas treated properly.   Really bad or large areas would probably mean removing and throwing away the padding, and then treating the carpet, backing, and sub floor. After it is all restored and dry, a new pad would be put down and the carpet stretched back and tacked in place.  We can use urine probes and black light tools to find all the sources of urine in your home.  Treating most of the problem can help, but finding and treating all the accidents is way more effective.  Enjoy your pets and the Holidays, call us when the going gets tough. Read more »

DRY/Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning

We have invested a lot of time and effort into the encapsulation cleaning method for carpet cleaning.  It has many awesome advantages to make your carpet clean and last longer.  We apply the encapsulation cleaner onto the carpet and then the Trinity machine works it in with absorbent pads.  All the spots come out very nicely and do not re-appear thus leaving your carpet clean for a long time.  It actually resists soil rather than attracting it.   The method is  gentle to your carpet and fine upholstery.  The drying time is usually just  1-2 hours and furniture can be replaced almost immediately.  The oscillating pads and machine bring debris and soil to the surface to be vacuumed away much more efficiently than ever before, thus leaving the carpet cleaner longer.  It also will extend the life of your expensive carpet because the grit and grime is no longer deeply embedded and grinding against the fibers.  Unlike our truck-mounted powerful steam cleaning, your door can be left closed in the winter as the 2 inch hoses do not have to run out to our van. Both methods clean very well, but if you need fast drying or closed entry doors, the Trinity and encapsulation cleaning is the answer for you.  Fast Drying is a big plus also.  It is amazing on those pesky stairs that keep getting dirty fast.  Our impressive success on all kinds of stains applies to either method of cleaning.  We can get out pink/red stains, rust, gum, tar, coffee, and many more.  We can even dye spots that are bleached out or discolored.  Professional Carpet Cleaning has many benefits and almost pays for itself in most cases! Read more »

Omaha Carpet Spots and Stains

We  come to your home and deliver a free spotting kit and demonstrate how to correctly remove stains.  Lots of information about your home is available, including a Free price quote.    If after trying to remove any spot or stain with our spotter, special methods can be tried and potentially save your carpet.  Our spotter is formulated not to set the stain in permanently or leave any residues behind.  Of course we hope you will add some service you may need done while we are at your home.   Sharing this with friends and family can gain you more rewards, cash, discounts on any of our services, and free products.  We have a store front for great household products you can purchase.  They are more professional(work better) and usually cheaper than store bought chemicals that may harm your carpet, or furniture or even set the stains permanently.  Other useful information is available year after year,  free of charge.  You will have expert help for all your needs, upholstery cleaning, Carpet cleaning, Air duct cleaning, carpet protectors, deodorizing, and upholstery protectants.  We also clean tile/and grout, dryer vents, mattresses, cars, Carpet, air ducts, furniture, and rugs.    You can have your free spotter refilled also free forever.   Call Charlie at 402-734-2172 and also visit our web site at Read more »

Pet Odor Removal

Call us at Advanced Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning!  We have improved greatly  our ability to permanently remove odors from pet accidents.  Our updated training and  new improved chemicals make it possible to guarantee the odor will be removed.   First the source of the odor must be found and researched.  For example male  versus  female makes a big difference on whether the walls (drywall board) and baseboards are a source that needs attention also.  A Urine probe detector is the best way to test for urine damage.  We treat minor stains without pulling up the carpet by flooding the area with odor removers and sucking it up 20 minutes later with the Water Claw (subsurface tool).  More extreme problems require  pulling the carpet up in the affected areas and removing the padding, then treat the floor and tack strips with odor killers, or in very bad situations sealing the sub-floor and replacing tack strips and base boards.  Then the new padding is put in place after the carpet has been treated and all odors removed.  Finally new tack strips or baseboards in place and install the carpet back in place.  Every situation is different  and must be investigated for the best treatment procedures.  Don;t give up and replace good carpet when we can make it look and smell like new for a huge savings.  We also can sell you spotters with deodorizers(pet) already in them that work great for a quick fix in smaller instances.  Then relax and enjoy all the pleasures of the pets you love.  Thanks for all your business! Read more »

How to deal with carpet stains

Inevitably an accident or spill will occur in your home.  You will want to immediately blot up and remove as much of the spot as possible using an absorbent towel or rag.  Patiently dab up and remove the bulk of the stain.  Use water only at first or a spot remover supplied by your local professional carpet cleaner.  Blot and rinse the area repeatedly avoiding spreading the substance.  One of the biggest mistakes customers make is to try lots of strong remedies in desperation, this can also be rather dangerous as some chemicals should not be mixed together.  It also could make successful removal by us harder if not impossible.    Do not use strong store bought chemicals or heat as this may set the stain and make it harder or impossible for us to remove if you need our professional assistance.  We can remove most stains with our arsenal of knowledge and special-use expert chemicals.  We are very successful even when removing red juice or pink stains.  Other stains we have great luck with include rust, gum, tar, yellow pet stains, wine, shoe polish, and many others.  Be careful not to jump online for tips as they may not be your best choice.   Feel free to call us for more information. 734-2172 Read more »

We are an earth friendly carpet cleaning company!!

We are an environmentally friendly company.  We know the importance of taking care of Planet Earth for us and our children.  Modern technology helps show how fragile our environment can be.  Advanced Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning, strives to keep informed and implement any and all useful tips and procedures.  You can be assured that all our cleaning products are safe for you, your children, and pets.   We look forward to serving you! Read more »