Area Rug Cleaning – Onsite vs. Inplant 

 When you decide to have your area rug cleaned, there are a few things to consider after choosing a reputable and experienced carpet cleaning company.

Whether you own an Wool,Oriental, Persian, antique, heirloom or standard area rug, first, be sure the professional you choose is experienced in cleaning that type of rug. Many of the higher end rugs do require special care, for example, if they are antique.

As a company that utilizes steam cleaning, Complete Carpet & Tile Care offers our clients 2 options depending, of course, on the situation and rug itself. On-location cleaning can be done at your home and is less expensive. The other option is to have the rug cleaned at a plant, and yes, it is more expensive. There are benefits and drawbacks for both options. On-location cleaning is less expensive but cannot duplicate the results from cleaning at a plant. In a plant, we are able to clean the rugs more thoroughly. Not only is the top portion of the rug cleaned, but the underside as well. 

I do recommend that if you have an heirloom or antique rug, it should only be cleaned by a professional that has experience in caring for those types of rugs. Older area rugs must be treated with great care when they are cleaned so that they are not damaged, faded, or de-valued in any way. 

The same is true for repairs. Either way you decide to go, on-location cleaning or in-plant cleaning, there is no more important step than the first… choosing a professional that has the education and experience required to properly clean and care for these types of rugs. Give Complete Carpet & Tile Care a call today for a free estimate on your rug!

Albert Trujillo 





The Hidden Problems of D.I.Y Carpet Cleaning!


and how it can be very disappointing

Face it…we all love the look & smell of freshly cleaned carpets, because it makes you feel better and your guest welcome.(Dad this one is for you!!!)  Cleaning them yourself may have been something you have done or thought about before – afterall there are lots of advertisements saying how you can rent or buy ‘professional’ cleaning machines and the results are really good. You may think, I’ll get them done on the weekend and save some money too!

So…….. off you go to your local store and purchase/rent a machine with detergents, and you get them home, and ready to clean! After a few hours out of the day filling up, emptying etc – will you be impressed with the end results?

Well……The real answer is more than likely NOT, but why do you say? It’s really quite simple….so here is a little education based on facts, but “hey who are we” lol….

So…… What Are The Hidden Problems?
 I will list them – and if you have used one before, you may notice one of them – or even all of them.

1)   POOR RESULTS – due to lack of power from those machines
2)   EXTREMELEY WET CARPETS- causing smells
3)   MOULD BUILD UP – due to incorrect cleaning attempts
5)   BROWNING OR DISCOLORATION – caused by overwetting
6)   SHRINKAGE- caused by excessive moisture
7)   RAPID RE-SOILING – caused by high residue content of detergent left behind

These are genuine problems that arise because of these machines. We had a client contact us recently who had  experienced one of the exact same problems and explained to me that it was a waste of time & money BUYING one of these machines, as it now sits in her garage, it will never be used again.

So, the idea of saving a few dollars now…….could it actually cost you more down the road? Yes it could,, and you have been warned.

Albert T.