Monday, October 26, 2009

Houston Rug Cleaners

In the video above the rug was actually cleaned by another cleaner about two weeks before the video was shot.  It is amazing how much soil these rugs can hold.  It should also be noted that trying to remove the dry soil with a vacuum cleaner will not be successful.  Wool fiber under a microscope looks like a Christmas tree.  So when soil gets into the rug it will go down but a large percentage of it will not come back up with vacuuming because of the characteristics of the wool fibers.  This is why it is way easier to flip a rug upside down and vibrate the dry soil loose then it is to vacuum it from the top.  This is also a good reason why rugs should always be cleaned in a rug cleaning plant and not at your home.  We can't transport the proper rug cleaning equipment to your home and set it up cost effectively.  After the video we still had to spend another 30-40 minutes getting the dry soil out of the rug.   For more information on rug cleaning visit our website or feel free to call us during business hours (Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm) at 281-548-7200.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Houston Rug Cleaners

When having a rug cleaned here are a few tips to making sure it is done properly.

While it is alright to clean carpet in a home it is generally not a good idea to have a rug professionally cleaned in your home. A rug needs special care that is different then carpet. An in-plant rug cleaning will always get your rug cleaner, then having it done in your home.

Removing the dry soil from a rug is critical. Sometimes it can take hours just removing the dry soil from the rug and doing that in home is generally not practical. To check and see if your rug has a lot of dry soil built up in it, flip over a corner of the rug and put one hand under it and then slap the back of the rug with the other hand. If a lot of grit and sand comes off in your hand then it is time to have your rug cleaned.

The colors on the rug should be tested with the cleaning solution that will be used for 12-24 hours before cleaning to make sure they are stable. Even if the rug will be cleaned with just water then it should be tested with water.

At this point the cleaner will determine the best way to clean the rug. Either by steam cleaning, bonnet cleaning, or immersion (washing the rug under water). By far the most thorough is immersion. However, not all rugs can be immersed. By washing or immersing a rug you can remove such contaminates as urine, food and beverage spills, get rid of odors, etc.

Then the rugs can be either hung to dry or laid flat to dry. Some rugs such as braided rugs should be dried flat so that the weight of the rug does not make the braids come apart. After the rug is dry then the fringe will be cleaned and a final grooming will need to be done.

Pearson Carpet Care also offers other services such as carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, mattress cleaning and 24 Hour Emergency Water Extraction.  Pearson Carpet Care is a family owned and operated business. We offer free estimates before the work is performed and stand behind our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  We are an IICRC Certified Firm with Certified Technicians on every job. Kevin Pearson serves on three committees with the IICRC and is on the board of directors of our regional cleaning and restoration association the PCRA.  You can reach us at 281-548-7200 or on the internet at

Thursday, October 22, 2009

If you would like to drop your rugs off at our shop, you will save 25% off our normal cleaning price. Pearson Carpet Care 525 N. Houston Ave. Humble, TX 77338. Houston's Best Oriental Rug Cleaner.

October 15th 2009
Pictures from a fellow carpet cleaner
Here is some really good before and after pictures of how a professional carpet cleaning can really make a difference. The pictures are from Fred Gruber. Last edited: October 15th 2009 at 12:26pm

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October 14th 2009
Oriental Rug Cleaning
Did you know... that you will get a 25% discount on our normal rug cleaning prices just by bringing your rugs to our office for cleaning and picking them up after cleaning? We are located at 525 N. Houston Ave. Humble, TX 77338. Call ahead for shop hours at 281-548-7200. There is a map and more details on our website Last edited: Today at 9:41am

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October 13th 2009
Filtration Soiling
One of the most common issues we deal with is an issue called "filter fading" or "filtration soiling." Filter fading or filtration soiling is the name given to the accumulation of carpet soil found along the edges of wall to wall carpet, as well as under some doors and furniture. It is formed by air movement through the carpet at these different locations. Your carpet acts like your air conditioning filter does and traps the airborne soil. Over time these airborne soils will solidify, permanently staining the carpet. In some cases these soils can oxidize (bleach) the color from the carpet. Improvements to the appearance of the carpet can be made sometimes, but complete removal is often difficult or impossible.
For more information call Pearson Carpet Care at 281-548-7200 or visit our website at http://www.pearsoncarpetcare.comLast edited: October 13th 2009 at 2:36pm

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