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Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning

Ceramic tile and grout are manufactured clay-fired materials. Glazed ceramic tile does not usually require any protective treatment. The glaze gives the tile excellent protection and resistance to dirt absorption. Many of the new ceramic tiles in today's market are manufactured to look like natural stone. Van's Carpet Cleaning offers tile and grout cleaning and sealing. For best results, have your ceramic tile and grout sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner. Professional Stone and Tile Cleaning is available through Van's Carpet Cleaning Service.


How to Care for Your Carpet

Maintenance - This is one of the best reasons to get a cleaning service. By properly caring for your rugs, you will dramatically increase the useful life of your rug and it will look better all the time.

Health - This is also a great reason to clean, especially now during our times this should be a priority. As your rug does its job as a “sink” or a “filter” it eventually becomes full. It is catching pollens, bacteria, insecticides, asphalt and many other contaminants that need to be cleaned out. 

Problem Solving - Occasionally something happens to a textile that appears to be a defect, but can actually be corrected through professional cleaning. Usually carpet manufacturers will require your carpet to be serviced by a certified professional cleaning firm. 

Odor Problems - Pet odors, cooking orders, and others make their way into carpets, rugs, fabrics and floors. Get a complete evaluation from our consultant.


Carpet Cleaning is Just Like Exercise

​If you get into a routine and keep it up, you will see great results and feel better for it. And understanding the right way to clean carpet will help you save time by doing it correctly the first time with products that do the job right from the start. Not only will Seal of Approval cleaning products help keep your carpet looking great, they can also help meet the warranty requirements of the carpet manufacturer. Below are three simple steps to keeping your carpet clean and looking great:

  1. Vacuum at the right frequency with a CRI-approved vacuum.

  2. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to resoil more quickly.

  3. Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime.

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What should you do if your pet urinates on your carpet?

If you are lucky enough to catch the animal in the act, you can pour salt liberally onto the deposit  while it is still wet. Use enough salt to completely cover the spot. The salt will absorb the urine. Let it dry and simply vacuum it away.

But most animals are secretive about peeing on the carpet; most of the time it is dry by the time you discover it. Single, light urine deposits may be treated by applying a neutral carpet cleaning agent, gentle agitation and a thorough rinse. Finish the job by placing a folded white towel on the area. Set a weight on it and leave overnight; the remaining moisture and residue will wick into the towel.


What Should I Do When I Spill Something On The Carpet?

Act quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, many factors influence staining, and no carpet is entirely stain-proof.

Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper toweling (no printing).

Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Use a dry cloth or paper towel until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape them up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully.

Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to ensure the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.

Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.

Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot to absorb as much as possible, and repeat if necessary.

Continue using the first cleaning solution if there is a spill transfer to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions if the first solution removes the spill.

Be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. After the spill has been completely removed, rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed.

Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not entirely removed. Apply a one-half-inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed.

A dry, absorbent cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to accelerate drying time. Many fiber manufacturers provide a toll-free cleaning assistance and advice (consult your warranty). For more detailed information on a spill, please search on the pull-down menu at the right.

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What Others Say

As always, Everything was done Smoothly, Quickly, & Professionally. Thank you

Arlene Jackson, Clermont Fl

We have been with you for a Long time. Always satisfied, would recommend your cleaning as one of the best in every way.

Shirley Frenak -- Leesburg, Fl

Van's was on time, 8:00am and did a perfect job on cleaning our carpets. Ernie explained everything he was going to do and did a better job than anyone we have hired since living in the Villages 10 years. A great company to hire.

Joyce Beeman

Made my grungy carpet look brand new

Linda Gafford, Wildwood Fl

Doug Buskers recently won a free carpet cleaning from VAN’S CARPET CLEANING at our Small Business Expo. Doug says, “I want you to know they did a fine job, and my wife and I highly recommend them to anyone needing their carpet renewed. They showed up on time, cleaned a room sized rug and a hallway runner (we have hardwood floors), put them back where they belonged and never made a mess. A ‘Home Run’ from one of our Chamber members! Give them a Call!” You can reach Ivy and Ernie VanGorder of Van’s Carpet’s Cleaning to get your own carpets cleaned by calling 352-669-1540.

Doug Buskers - Mount Dora FL