Monday, August 26, 2013

Head To Head On Carpet Care | Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Head To Head On Carpet Care | Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

This is an article where we debate the benefits of different cleaning processes for commercial carpet.  There really isn't a right answer except doing what is right for the customer. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rug Cleaning Infographic

This infographic originally ran in Cleanfax magazine. The information though is interesting. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wool Rug Cleaners

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Three Different Approaches; Which One Is Best?

Methods of carpet cleaning

Here we are exploring three of the different methods of carpet cleaning to see which one is best suited for your needs and your carpet.  Although methods may vary, techniques may vary and carpet may vary, one thing is for certain.  In the hands of a trained and qualified technician any one of these methods can produce results that will be pleasing to most people.  There is no right or wrong here just differences.  So read on and decide for yourself which method of carpet cleaning is right for you.  Also, note that these are not the only three methods of carpet cleaning.  There are others but we are only looking at three of them here.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Removing Red Stains From Carpet

Removing Red Stains From Carpet

How to remove a red stain from carpet can be a nerve racking situation.  Red stains can come from wine, flavored kids drink, popsicles, etc.  Removing them can be tricky for the average person.  Although there are several things you can try.  To find out how to remove red stains from carpet read more....

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

10 Myths of Carpet Cleaning

10 Myths of Carpet Cleaning

You think you know about carpet and the cleaning of carpet.  See if you thought any of these myths were true.  There are a lot of myths surrounding carpet cleaning and a few of them are uncovered here. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

6 Reasons to Choose Pearson Carpet Care

6 Reasons To Choose Pearson Carpet Care

1.  The Humble area’s best flooring retailers, realtors, and your friends and neighbors use and refer our cleaning services to their customers, friends, relatives and neighbors. Carpet manufacturers such as Mohawk, and Shaw even trust us to help them with carpet cleaning related issues.

2. Pearson Carpet Care has been in business since 2001. We hold multiple Master & Journeymen Cleaning Technician designations with the IICRC and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. 

3.  Kevin and Larry Pearson have over 30 years combined experience in the cleaning and
water restoration industry. Kevin Pearson serves on the Board of Directors of the IICRC and on our Regional cleaning and restoration association Board of Directors the PCRA. He also serves on 3 committees with the IICRC and is the Chairman of the Certified Firms Committee. Kevin also helped rewrite the third edition of the carpet cleaning standards and presently serves on the committee that is rewriting the standards for carpet inspectors. Kevin was elected to the Board of Directors of the IICRC in October 2011.

Pearson Carpet Care uses the Butler cleaning system. These van-powered units are the most advanced systems on the market today. This allows us to achieve maximum soil removal.
5. No bait and switch tactics. Meaning, we give you a price, with the tax included, before the cleaning starts and we stick to that price.

6.  Pearson Carpet Care offers a 100% money-back guarantee on all our cleaning services. If you are not fully satisfied with our work then we will happily return and correct the issue. If you are still not satisfied we will refund your money.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Prevent a Water Damage in Your Home or Office

cracked toilet tank, How to prevent a water damage
Having a water damage situation in your home or office is very unsettling, not to mention it can be expensive.  Here is a few tips on preventing this from happening in the first place.

First, change things like washing machine hoses, toilet supply lines, and ice maker lines every 5 years and inspect them on a yearly basis to make sure you do not have any premature failure.  Next, if you have something happen similar to the photo on the right where a toilet tank cracks, make sure to do a proper repair on the tank.  Filling the crack with caulk is not considered a proper repair.  If this happens have the tank / toilet replaced.

Following a few simple steps may help you to prevent thousands of dollars of damage to your property later.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Why Handwashing Oriental Rugs is Better.

Oriental Rug Cleaning plant in Humble, TX serves all of Houston.  We are Houston's #1 rug cleaning company.Oriental rug cleaning is a highly specialized field that requires many pieces of specialized equipment and years of training to do properly.  Hand washing a fine floor covering is a safe and gentle way to restore a fine hand knotted piece back to original condition.

When you looking for an oriental rug cleaning company you should never choose a carpet cleaner that wants to clean your floor coverings in your home.  There is no way the specialized equipment necessary to properly clean your rug can be transported to your home and set up.  Look for a company that has its own plant to process these items in.

For instance one of the steps that must be done is to remove the dry soil.  A wool rug can hold up to a pound of dry soil per square foot and still look clean.  This is why a professional will have ways to gently vibrate the soil out, but it can not be done in your home.

So the next time you are looking for a quality oriental rug cleaning company make sure to choose one that has their on rug cleaning facility.  This will help ensure that they know what they are doing and that your floor covering will be safe with them.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Mascot

Mascot of Pearson Carpet Care

Every world headquarters needs a mascot, right?  Well here at Pearson Carpet Care we think so.  So meet our mascot, Dusty.   He is very aptly named since anything that stays in the rug cleaning plant for long gets tons of wool fibers on it.  Dusty is a rare breed of Texas Jackalope.  From his place in the world headquarters he watches over every rug that comes through here.

So when you come to the world headquarters in Humble, TX make sure to ask about Dusty. He also has a fun side to him that can only be seen by coming in our facility.  Make sure to bring a camera, too he's not shy and it makes a great photo to show your friends. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Clean Carpet and Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality can be improved or hurt by many different ways.  Just by entering your home or office you are affecting the environment inside the structure.  Don't believe me, then wait til the next time someone walks into the space with heavy cologne or perfume on.  How long does it take to travel throughout the space?  Or how about the smell of bacon and eggs cooking and coffee brewing in the morning?  These smells travel fast and affect the environment within the structure.  Many times the things that are brought into the space don't often have a strong odor but they still affect your breathing zone negatively.  This is where clean carpet can help you.

Many studies have been done that say having a properly maintained carpet can help create a good indoor air quality situation within a structure.  Compared to a hard surface floor that can not trap pollutants, dust, and allergens, clean carpet can trap the pollutants and keep it out of your breathing zone. 

If you are looking to improve the indoor air quality in your home or office consider carpet as well as a strict maintenance plan to help keep the carpet performing like new.  Your maintenance plan should include a certified firm and certified technician from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) also known as the Institute.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Drying structures in place: It can and should be done

Pearson Carpet Care using in place drying
Here is an article I wrote for ICS magazine online. For over a decade we have had the equipment, knowledge, and training in the water restoration industry to be able to dry structures in place, but many companies still refuse to dry and restore structural items.  Instead they want to remove and replace most items like we had to 20 or more years ago.  We, as an industry, need to take advantage of the technology we have available to us now and learn how to use it effectively. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Professional Oriental Rug Cleaning

Oriental rug cleaning and repair should be done by a professional cleaning and repair company.  These rugs need specialized knowledge and equipment to be able to be thoroughly cleaned.  Also doing a quality repair requires knowledge that the average homeowner does not have.  Rugs can be rewoven back to their original condition and a good quality repair will help preserve the value and beauty of the rug.  Many times the cleaning and repair can be handled by the same company.

Also, never have one of these fine quality floor coverings cleaned in your home or office.  The specialized equipment it takes to clean and repair these floor coverings can not be transported to your home or office.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wool Rug Cleaning, Why Hire a Professional?

Wool Rug Cleaning, Why Hire a Professional?

Wool rug cleaning can be a confusing issue. There are definitely somethings you need to know before diving in to this project feet first.  Do not try and do this yourself or let a company clean one of these floor coverings in your home.  It is best to hire a wool rug cleaning company that has specialized dusting equipment, cleaning equipment, and training to properly clean these floor coverings. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Make Sure To Choose A Certified Firm

Make Sure To Choose A Certified Firm

Choosing a certified firm can help you eliminate the bait and switch type companies that none of us want to hire in the first place.  Look for The Clean Trust Certified logo (an IICRC program) which will indicate whether or not a firm is certified.  These companies will have trained technicians, adhere to a code of ethics, and have the proper insurance to be working in your home or office.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Effective Tile and Grout Cleaning

Effective Tile and Grout Cleaning

Professional tile and grout cleaning can enhance the beauty and hygiene of your floor.  If you have ever tried to clean your tile and grout yourself then you know how much of a pain it can be especially without the right tools.

A professional will have tools that you don't such as a truck mounted cleaning unit that can supply constant hot water and extract it at the same time.  They will also have specially designed tile cleaning attachments for these units that spray water and extract it at the same time.   This way the drying time is minimal and the amount of soil extracted is maximized. 

So the next time you are in need of a tile and grout cleaning, check into the benefits of having it professionally done.  This may cost you a little more than doing it yourself but the results and time you save will be well worth the small investment.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Why Clean Carpet is Better for Allergy Sufferers

There are many myths in the carpet cleaning industry.  One of them is that having a hard surface floor is better for allergy sufferers than carpet.  There have been numerous studies over the years showing that carpet, especially clean carpet is better for the occupants of an indoor space.

Having clean carpet in a space helps to trap dust, debris and other irritants and keeps them from coming up into your breathing zone.  The same dust, debris, and irritants on a hard surface floor will get disturbed easily and fly up into your breathing zone.  The key to this is having clean carpet though.  This can be accomplished with regular vacuuming, which would generally be about twice a week, followed by periodic professional carpet cleaning.  If you have large areas of hard surface flooring I would suggest some large area rugs.  This will help trap some of the allergens before they get to your breathing zone.  Then periodically take your area rug in to be professionally cleaned by a knowledgeable rug cleaner.

These are just a few tips to help you enjoy your indoor space more.