Over 2400 5-Star Reviews
Get A Free Quote!
Call (832) 303-3546

How To Remove A Coffee Stain From Carpet

When it comes to removing stains from carpet, it is always best to get to the stain while its fresh so that its as simple as possible to remove. This is how we recommend to remove a coffee stain from the carpet that are fresh or dried.

 

What To Do When The Coffee Stain Is Still Fresh

Always remember to work from the outside of the coffee stain and into the middle of the stain. Take a white terry cloth and blot the stain, I’m particularly fond of using a shop vac vs a towel for quicker removal. Keep blotting or extracting the stain until no more of the stain transfers to the towel. Pour some cold water onto the stained area and extract or continue to blot up the water. You may need to do this several times, but be sure not to over wet the carpet. Once you have removed the contaminates treat the area with a carpet spotter, Amazing Rinse Free Spot All by Pro’s Choice is a must for every household.

What To Do If The Coffee Stain Has Dried

 

You’re going to want to clean the coffee stained area thoroughly to remove as much contamination as possible. I recommend using Amazing and a little bit of water with either a shop vac or a white towel. After the area is rinsed clean take Stain 1 and apply it liberally to the carpet fibers. I would use a trigger sprayer to apply Stain 1 and walk away. Allow the product to dwell, the coffee stain should disappear immediately or after several hours.

Tips and Cautions:
Always blot or extract dry fibers to be treated before application of Stain 1
To improve Stain 1 Performance cover treated fibers with clear plastic
Always test for color fastness before using

At UpFront Home Services we get Coffee Stains out of Carpet in Houston and Katy and provide an amazing Carpet Cleaning experience! Check out our Carpet Cleaning Service Here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Houston? It’s gotta be the melting pot of cultures and the food. Houston is unique and fun. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Houston Click Here

How To Remove A Vomit Stain and Odors From Carpet

Vomit Stains are right up there as one of the worst odors and stains to remove from your Carpet. The smell of vomit alone is gag inducing. But if you catch it right away you can prevent the vomit stain and odor from soaking into the carpet.

Remove Vomit As Quickly As Possible

Ok so you’re going to want to remove the vomit from the floor as soon as possible. Personally I prefer the use of a Shopvac when it comes to dealing with bodily fluids. I recommend removing your filter from your Shopvac and of course hosing off the waste tank after each use.

After you have removed the vomit chunks from the floor apply cold water to the floor and let it sit for 30 seconds. Then, extract the stain with your shopvac. If the stain is still present treat the stain with an enzyme or carpet spotter. I prefer using either Kemzyme or PC-45 for further stain treatment.

How To Remove An Old Vomit stain From Your Carpet

Tools Required: Shopvac and a Terry Towel

Chemicals Required: Kemzyme (Enzyme Spotter) And Stain 1

  1. Mix Your Kemzyme 4 Parts Water and 1 Part Kemzyme
  2. Apply Kemzyme to the vomit stain and make sure the fibers are wet
  3. Gently agitate the fibers with a terry cloth to help break down the stain. Allow about 30 minutes of dwell time to allow the enzymes to work.
  4. Wet the fibers with cold water and extract the area thoroughly with a Shopvac getting the carpet as dry as possible (Carpet Cleaning Professionals use Hot Water Extraction during this step)
  5. When the spot is dry vacuum very thoroughly
  6. If stain reappears after drying treat the vomit stain with Stain 1

Which Vomit Stain Remover Is Best?

I recommend using Kemzyme over most Enzymes on the market due to the concentrated nature, the amount of live enzymes, and the pleasant scent. Kemzyme is also pH neutral which makes it suitable for use on most carpet. 

Be sure you test any products you use in an inconspicuous area to be sure it doesn’t affect the color of the carpet. 

When in doubt call the Professional Carpet Cleaners At UpFront Home Services. 

At UpFront Home Services we provide Professional Carpet Cleaning Services In Katy and the entire Houston area! Check out our Carpet Cleaning Service Here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Katy? It’s all of the entertainment and great restaurants. It’s easy to drive places and you have Katy Mills Mall to enjoy a little shopping and get great prices. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Filtration Soiling: What Are Those Black Lines Around The Edges Of My Carpet?

Is your carpet looking a little rough around the edges? As carpet ages and a home gets older you may start to notice what is known as Filtration soiling. This is seen around the carpet edges and in the doorways of rooms.

How Do You Remove Filtration Soiling From Carpet?

When we professionally clean your carpet we can use Pro’s Choices PC-45 to treat those pesky black lines. It really is as simple spraying this product, agitating, and steam cleaning the Filtration Soiling from your carpet.

How Can You Prevent Filtration Soiling?

I recommend having your Air Ducts Cleaned regularly to prevent filtration soiling. Filtration Soiling occurs when the air being blow from your vents is especially dusty. If you have the Air Ducts cleaned regularly you shouldn’t see those black lines around the edges of your carpet. Check out our Air Duct Cleaning Service Here

At UpFront Home Services we provide Carpet Cleaning Services for the entire Houston area! Check out our Carpet Cleaning Service Here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Houston? It truly is one of the best cities in America. We have all of the dinning options you could ask for and great shopping like the Galleria. Want to learn more about the City Of Houston Click Here

Professional Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Pet Odors From Carpet

So you just moved in to your new home and you’re starting to smell the pet odor from the old owners animals. Maybe you’re just starting to sneeze because you’re allergic to cats or dogs. Whatever it is, a Professional Carpet Cleaning will help.

Pre-Vacuum

In situations like these we find it best to vacuum the rooms thoroughly. By vacuuming we are helping to remove the odor at the source, the carpet. Most carpet cleaners will miss this fundamental step, we won’t.

Anti-Allergen Pre-Treatment

We will then apply our anti-allergen pre-treatment. This treatment is designed to be safe for allergy sufferers and those with chemical sensitivities. The purpose of the treatment is to help lift soiling without leaving a harmful residue behind.

Professional Carpet Cleaning : Truck Mount Steam Cleaning

Once the pre-treatment has been applied we will thoroughly steam clean your carpet with 220 degrees of hot water. This important to help remove soiling and naturally disinfect the carpet.

Disinfect / Allergy Relief Treatment

Once the cleaning is complete we will apply a Disinfectant / Allergy Relief Treatment. This treatment will help eliminate any Pet Odors from the Carpet and provide allergy relief for allergy sufferers. 

All of these steps are rather simple but most carpet cleaning companies simply have no idea what to do when it comes to Pet Odors. Make sure when you hire a cleaner you are hiring a pet odor removal specialist.

At UpFront Home Services we provide Professional Carpet Cleaning Services In Katy and the entire Houston area! Check out our Carpet Cleaning Service Here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Katy? It’s all of the entertainment and great restaurants. It’s easy to drive places and you have Katy Mills Mall to enjoy a little shopping and get great prices. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

How To Remove A Red Stain From Carpet

You can too can Remove a Red Stain from Carpet whether its  fresh or an older red stain. Removing Red Stains out of the carpet is easy as long as you use the right product, method, and get to the stain as quickly as possible. The below process should only be used on synthetic carpets and not wool carpet.

At UpFront Home Services we remove a Red Stain from carpet with Red 1 by Pro’s Choice.

How To Remove A Red Stain From Carpet

Usage Instruction for Residential Carpet (Synthetic Fibers):

  1. Apply Red 1 liberally to the Red Stain on the Carpet.
  2. Let the product sit until the stain either turns yellow or goes away. Reaction time is about 4 to 8 minutes.
  3. Rinse the affected area. If you don’t have a small carpet cleaner pour a little bit of water on the stain and extract with a shop-vac
  4. Some red stains may require heat to cause a reaction. If the stain did not react to treatment with Red 1 proceed to step 5.
  5. Re-apply Red 1 to the Red Stain on the Carpet.
  6. Take a folded and damp white terry cloth and cover the red stain. Then take a steam iron set to the lowest setting for a maximum of 5 seconds.
  7. Rinse the area again to remove any residue from the red stain.

The stain should now be completely gone or exceptionally lightened. If the stain remains, repeat steps 5-7. You shouldn’t exceed more than 2 treatments.

At UpFront Home Services we get Red Stains out of Carpet in Houston and Katy and provide an amazing Carpet Cleaning experience! Check out our carpet cleaning process here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Katy? The school and The old town feel. Katy really is still rural at heart but has a big city feel as well. With Katy being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Carpet Cleaning Services – The Difference Between Carpet Cleaning Methods and Equipment

 

It seems like nowadays everybody knows somebody that offers carpet cleaning services. Just because someone offers the carpet cleaning doesn’t mean much. Is this person really any good, do they have good equipment, do they offer the best method of cleaning?

The Method of Carpet Cleaning Services

The highest regarded cleaning method is Hot Water Extraction aka Steam Cleaning. The lesser known methods are Dry Shampoo Cleaning aka Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning / VLM (Very Low Moisture), and Carbonated Carpet Cleaning.

When having your Carpet Cleaned we suggest using Hot Water Extraction, not just because it’s the most recommended method by Carpet manufactures but also because it won’t void your carpets warranty.

When looking for Carpet Cleaning Services it is always best that your first question is “What Method Of Carpet Cleaning do you use?” If they say anything other than Hot Water Extraction or Steam Cleaning, call another company. 

The Equipment

Basically there are several different  types of equipment out there that can professionally clean carpet. We’ve all seen the Rug Doctors at the store, well they also make commercial size portable machines for professionals. Normally portable equipment is utilized in hard to reach places like stores or high rises. However, some entry level cleaners use portables to clean as well.

Portable equipment can be used to complete Hot Water Extraction but they simply don’t provide the same quality as a Truck Mount. The heat from the Truck Mount water helps break down the soiling and allows for easy extraction providing a higher quality clean.

Dry Carpet Cleaning Services use Floor Buffers to clean the carpet. These types of machines can void your carpets warranty. However, Floor machines may be used for restoration purposes when mixed with Hot Water Extraction.

Pro Tip: Verify The Brand of Truck Mounted Equipment the professional Cleaner has. The best equipment brands are Sapphire Scientific, Pro-Chem, Hydramaster, and Butler. There are a lot of cleaners with off brand equipment that simply doesn’t perform the way these main brands of equipment perform.

Why Hot Water Extraction?

When you take a shower you use hot water and shampoo / body wash or soap to clean yourself and rinse yourself off. Hot Water Extraction is very similar to taking a shower. Other methods simply leave the dirt behind.

At UpFront Home Services we provide Carpet Cleaning Services In Katy and the entire Houston area! Check out our Carpet Cleaning Service Here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Katy? It’s the comfort of the suburbs. It’s easy to drive places and you have Katy Mills Mall to enjoy a little shopping spree or a big one. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Residential Carpet Cleaning- DIY or Professional Carpet Cleaning

When it comes to Residential Carpet Cleaning the homeowner is faced with 1 distinct question. Should I DIY or hire a professional carpet cleaning company? It’s not always easy to decide whether to do it your self or bring in a professional, lets take a look together to see what makes the most sense in your home.

DIY or Professional Carpet Cleaning

The Cost of a Rug Doctor vs a Professional Carpet Cleaner

Rug Doctor rental rates vary but they range from $30-$40 for a 24-48 hour period. You also need to purchase the chemicals used to clean which will cost you an additional $30-$50 to purchase. You can also buy a Rug Doctor for around $400.

On the flip side of that coin the average professional Truck Mount Carpet Cleaning set up for Residential Carpet Cleaning can be anywhere from $30,000 – $60,000 to buy.

However, to have a Professional Carpet Cleaner come out is far less than purchasing a professionally machine. Most Professional Carpet Cleaners charge either by the room or by the square foot. On Average a Professional Carpet Cleaner will charge anywhere from $30-$60 per room to clean depending on the package you choose. Almost every professional carpet cleaning service will require a service call minimum.

Carpet Cleaning cost example for 3 Rooms:

Rug Doctor – $60 – $90

Professional Carpet Cleaner – $90 – $180

How Long Does It Take To Clean

A Professional Residential Carpet Cleaning Service can take anywhere from an hour or so to clean a couple of rooms of carpet. A Rug Doctor however can take several hours to clean a couple of rooms.

Rug Doctor – 2 – 4 Hours

Professional Carpet Cleaner – 1 – 2 Hours

What’s The Typical Carpet Drying Time?

I’ve personally seen a homeowners carpet take 48 hours to dry after using a Rug Doctor. But the reason why it took this amount of time to dry isn’t totally because of the equipment, it’s because the homeowner didn’t have the knowledge to properly clean the carpet. A Residential Carpet Cleaning Service can typically get the carpets dry in 2-6 hours vs 1-2 days. The longer a carpet takes to dry, the more opportunity for there is for mildew to grow in your home.

Rug Doctor – 24 – 48 hours

Professional Carpet Cleaner – 2 – 6 hours

What’s Your Time Worth?

Doing things DIY can take away from valuable time with your family. The time spent with your family is impossible to put a price on, this is why paying a Professional Residential Carpet Cleaning Company is usually the best decision.

Can You Do A Good Job If You DIY?

As a professional carpet cleaner I can tell you that you can do a good job with a Rug Doctor if you have the time, patience, and knowledge to properly clean. To be quite honest Carpet Cleaning isn’t fun and it isn’t easy, leaving the cleaning up to a professional is just the way to go.

Is It Worth It To DIY?

In some cases it can be worthwhile to DIY your homes carpet cleaning. It make the most sense to DIY when a small spill or something along the lines of an accident occurs. Usually home owners will DIY when they can’t get a Professional cleaner out right away. Pre-Planning and Hiring a Professional to clean is more often than not the best way to go. It’s easy to ruin your carpet by using too much water and not enough Extraction power or by putting to much chemical or improper chemical down. Hiring a professional take all the guess work out of it.

At UpFront Home Services we provide Residential Carpet Cleaning Services In Katy and the entire Houston area! Check out our Carpet Cleaning Service Here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Katy? It’s the comfort of the suburbs. It’s easy to drive places and you have Katy Mills Mall to enjoy a little shopping spree or a big one. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Best Carpet Cleaning Company – 3 Things To Look For When Hiring A Carpet Cleaning Service

How can you find the Best Carpet Cleaning Company? Let’s be honest, Carpet Cleaning isn’t exactly a glamorous profession or a licensed trade. Carpet Cleaning doesn’t require any type of licenses but make no mistake it is a skill and a trade profession. What makes it difficult to hire a Carpet Cleaner is it’s hard to sift through the good, the bad, and the great Carpet Cleaners.

Here Are 3 Things To Look For When Hiring A Carpet Cleaning Service

Check Out The Reviews

1 – I can’t say this enough about any service, read the Reviews before hiring! Finding the Best Carpet Cleaning Company can be as simple as going on Google or Angie’s List and sifting through good companies with great reviews. Reviews can play a significant factor but even good and bad Carpet Cleaners can have good reviews. Pro Tip: Always check multiple sites for reviews. 

What Should Be Offered By The Best Carpet Cleaning Company

2 – The difference between a good Carpet Cleaner and the best Carpet Cleaner can be boiled down to what they actually offer and include for their clients. For example a good carpet cleaner offers pre-conditioning of the carpet. However the Best Carpet Cleaning Company not only offers pre-conditioning, they also offer post-spotting of any stains that didn’t come out during the initial clean. Another point of difference between good and best is the best Cleaner will offer a premium package consisting of vacuuming and pre-scrubbing / rotary cleaning. Some furniture moving should also be offered to clients, the good and the best cleaners usually include this in their base pricing. 

Best Carpet Cleaning CompanyThey Are Carpet Cleaning Specialists

3 – From maid services to landscaping almost any company can offer Carpet Cleaning Services. The Best Carpet Cleaning Company however treats Carpet Cleaning as their core service. This means that while they may offer other services such as upholstery cleaning a majority of their business still comes from cleaning carpets. An easy way to tell if you’re dealing with a Carpet Specialist is by reading their reviews and seeing if Carpet is mentioned often. You can also ask questions specifically about the unit they are using. You should always ask the company you are considering if they are Truck Mount Steam Cleaners. The reason you should ask if they are Truck Mount is because there are companies that use very low moisture cleaning techniques with buffers or they use small portable cleaners like rug doctors. There is nothing that compares however to a high quality Truck Mount Steam Cleaning unit.

At UpFront Home Services we are The Best Carpet Cleaning Company In Katy and provide an amazing Carpet Cleaning experience! Check out our carpet cleaning process here

Need A Quote? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Katy? The school and The old town feel. Katy really is still rural at heart but has a big city feel as well. With Katy being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Katy Click Here

Organic Carpet Cleaning – Why Go Green?

A healthy home starts with cleaning the largest filter in your home, the carpet. Your carpet holds all kinds of allergens and debris that vacuuming alone simply doesn’t remove. To properly sanitize a thorough steam cleaning is recommended. The problem is when you simply opt for the best price (often harmful chemicals) vs finding an Organic Carpet Cleaning company.

Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Go With Organic Carpet Cleaning

Reason 1- No harmful Residues left behind. The cheaper carpet cleaners simply can’t afford the better products in your home. So what does a cheap cleaner use, the cheap products. Often times the cheaper products contain harmful chemistry like butyl to get your carpet cleaned. An Organic Carpet Cleaning is done with Green Chemicals that are derived from the EPA design for the environment program.

Fragrance Free and Dye Free

Reason 2- If you are sensitive to chemicals and scents then an Organic Carpet Cleaning is a safer solution for your home. Our Organic Carpet Cleaning is fragrance free, dye free, and botanically derived pre-treatment. This solution is safe around kids, pets, and the chemically sensitive.

Safer and More Effective

Reason 3- Organic Carpet Cleaning is not only safer but it can also be more effective than traditional hazardous cleaners. We’ve found with the use of 220 degree steam cleaning and organic chemistry we not only can clean as efficiently but we can out clean the hazardous chemistry. The Botanical pre-treatment does an excellent job at breaking down the spots and traffic lanes for extraction and simply doesn’t leave a harmful residue behind.

It’s important that when you do begin your search for a carpet cleaning company, make sure that they provide Organic Carpet Cleaning. It’s not only safer for you and your family but it is also safer for the Carpet Cleaning technician providing the service.

At UpFront Home Services we offer Organic Carpet Cleaning and an unbelievable Carpet Cleaning experience! Check out our carpet cleaning process here

Looking for Organic Carpet Cleaning? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate.

UpFront Home Services
Call or Text (832)303-3546
www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Whether it’s going to see the Texans play on Sunday or catching an Astros Game, there is so much to do in Houston. In Fact Houston is considered one of the best food towns in the U.S. Want to learn more about the City of Houston Click Here

Same Day Carpet Cleaning – When You’re In A Rush Here’s What You Need To Do

Accidents happen, poor quality cleaners don’t show up, and sometimes you’re in a crunch. We’ve all experienced the need for something now and not later. But when it comes to getting Same Day Carpet Cleaning it may be a lot harder than you think.

Here’s What You Need To Do When You Need Same Day Carpet Cleaning

Tip 1 – Look For Same Day Carpet Cleaning by searching for “Carpet Cleaning” and your zip code. Once you do this Google will show you a list of cleaners that are really close to your home. Read the reviews and determine if this cleaner is for you. Try to pick 2-3 cleaners to call just in case 1 can’t get to you. Not only will you be able to find same day carpet cleaning but also you will find a good carpet cleaner. Heck, even scrolling through a site like Angie’s List will help, just find a source for a quality cleaner.

It’s All In What You Say

Tip 2 – Sometimes carpet cleaners are busy, especially during the holidays. But if you say the right things you may be able to talk your way onto the schedule. Example: If your child had an accident be up front about it and tell the person who answered the phone for you what happened. Honestly, we get it, kids have accidents or get sick. A carpet cleaner will be more willing to squeeze you in for a Same Day Carpet Cleaning if you’re honest with them. The moral here is to be honest about your situation, the worst thing a cleaner can say is no.

Be Generous

Tip 3 – if all else fails, offer to pay a little more. Being generous and understanding of another persons time goes a very long with carpet cleaners and pretty much anybody in this world. A little generosity will tip the scales if all else fails and get you that Same Day Carpet Cleaning you’ve been hunting for.

Bonus Tip – Hunt Early in the morning for a Same Day Carpet Cleaning. If you start too late it won’t matter what you say or do it is exceptionally unlike you will find a Carpet Cleaner if your timing isn’t just right.

 

At UpFront Home Services we provide Same Day Carpet Cleaning Houston Service and an amazing Carpet Cleaning experience! Check out our carpet cleaning process here

Need Same Day Carpet Cleaning? Give us a call at (832)303-3546 for a FREE Estimate and to check availability

UpFront Home Services

Call or Text (832)303-3546

www.UpFrontHomeServices.com

Why do we love Houston? It’s the sense of community. Houston really is a giant melting pot of cultures and people. With it being so close to Texas A&M we also get to service a lot of our fellow Aggies. We service the entire Houston area. Want to learn more about the City of Houston Click Here

© Copyright UpFront Home Services. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy | Sitemap