At Albemarle your indoor air quality is always a top priority. We strive to use green products in all our services, and look at green cleaning as a process not just changing our cleaning agents. Our office staff is being more mindful with energy use, and we recycle more than we throw out. The technicians have thoroughly put the new cleaning agents to the test to ensure we are not sacrificing quality in cleaning. While some severe soiling and spotting conditions may still require the use of non-green seal approved products, we work towards being more green everyday.

If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear on the carpet. This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling). This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred. This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Some times. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can some-times be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Be careful around the tack-strip on the edge of the carpeting, it could nick your fingers!

We use only the highest quality, safest cleaning solutions on the market today. So, we can protect your family and ours.

We offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not thrilled with the service experience you receive from us, we will rush back to your location at no charge and no obligation. If you are still unimpressed, we will issue a 100% refund up to $1000.00 upon request. Our mission is to provide you with the most outstanding service experience you have ever received!

Most likely no; when we perform our spiff cleans between check-in and check-out we lower the water pressure and increase the airflow with our high velocity Air Movers. This will insure in most cases your carpets will be dry for your guests.

Albemarle Carpet Cleaning is experienced in all methods of cleaning and cleans according to the manufacturer recommendations. Most of the carpet cleaning provided is done with the “truck-mounted hot water extraction” method (Steam Cleaning). For a list of manufacturers and their cleaning recommendations, visit our Manufacturer’s Recommendations and Spotting Tips.

The normal drying time is anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. The carpet will only be damp to the touch. Depending on weather conditions, room temperature, air flow, and overall conditions this time can vary.

No. In fact, many of the major carpet mills today recommend professional cleaning at least once per year. The build-up of soil in your carpet in combination with foot traffic creates abrasion that breaks down your carpet’s fibers. The higher the traffic in a given area, the more often the carpet will need cleaning.

As mentioned earlier, most major carpet manufacturers recommend truck-mounted hot water extraction as the preferred method. Hot-water extraction done properly by a certified trained technician removes more soil and spots than dry cleaning methods. If you have a situation that requires dry cleaning, Albemarle Carpet Cleaning is experienced in various dry cleaning applications and can apply that method for you.

No, although our process rinses the carpet deep down, moisture does not penetrate the backing of the carpet. With our powerful truck-mounted equipment, your carpet is thoroughly rinsed, but left only damp to the touch.

Pet odor is a very common problem. At Albemarle Carpet Cleaning we can help you deal with your pet challenges. From minor problems to major headaches Albemarle Carpet Cleaning can help find the solution that works best for you. The problem with pet odor is that it can be much deeper than it first appears. Pet urine can easily soak through the backing of the carpet into the padding underneath. In more severe cases the urine can penetrate into the sub-floor beneath the padding. This creates a problem that is multilayered. The urine also provides for the growth of bacteria. This, in turn, contributes to a worsening of the odor problem and can contribute to permanent color loss of the carpet fiber. To eliminate this problem the urine must be removed or neutralized from each of the layers effected. If the contamination is limited to only the face yarn of the carpet then the cleaning itself may effectively remove the odor. In more severe cases a urine neutralizer may be applied. In the most severe cases, replacement of the carpet padding, treatment of the under-side of the carpet and the sub-floor may be required. Even replacement of the carpet, however, cannot guarantee complete removal of the odor. Left untreated over a period of time pet odor can become absorbed into many of the porous materials in your home. Draperies, sheet rock, upholstered furniture, base-boards, even the concrete foundation are just a few of the materials that can absorb these odors. At Albemarle Carpet Cleaning we offer a range of solutions to help you with your pet odor problems. In the long run, however, it may be more a matter of proper maintenance instead of total elimination. After all, we love our pets and want to keep them a part of our family. Pet ownership adds to the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy home. At Albemarle Carpet Cleaning we can help you meet those challenges. See our Urine Damage Treatment page for more information.

In 1992, representatives from the carpet manufacturing industry, the carpet cleaning industry, and the federal government all agreed upon a common set of standards for the carpet cleaning industry. These standards are now referred to as the CRI standards. Albemarle Carpet Cleaning offers all of these methods and can select the process that’s right for your needs. It was agreed that each of these cleaning processes should include these common steps: 1. Pre-Vacuum 2. Pre-treat spots, stains and heavily soiled areas 3. Hot Water Extraction 4. A thorough rinse 5. Furniture Moving 6. Complete Drying within 24 hours cleaning your carpet in accordance to these industry standards will help assure that you’ll get a quality cleaning job. The Albemarle Carpet Cleaning “9-step cleaning service” exceeds these specifications. In addition to these steps The Albemarle Carpet Cleaning Team has powerful truck-mounted equipment combined with our exclusive “Quick-Dry” process which reduces drying time to only a few hours.