Chicago Carpet Cleaning
Many carpet cleaning companies focus on being the cheapest service and thus only do what is easy to access, leaving much of the job still untouched. Or worse yet, do a bait and switch once they arrive (See video from NBC News below). At McMaid Carpet Cleaning, we always recommend what it takes to do a complete cleaning of the carpets.
We offer multiple levels of service which allows the customer to customize the cleaning for their needs and budget. Because we are a business with integrity, we will inspect the areas to be cleaned, discuss anything that varies from our initial assessment and estimate which was based on our phone conversation when setting up the appointment.
(Best choice for landlords or people moving out of home)
Dry Soil Extraction
A triple filtration commercial vacuum is used for maximum removal of dry soil. Special Arm & Hammer vacuum bags are used and retain up to 100% of dust mite debris, grass and ragweed pollens plus particles 15 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Surprisingly, most carpet cleaners skip this step or charge a great amount to do it. This step is vital in performing a proper and quality carpet cleaning job!
Specialized professional cleaning agents are applied to loosen soil. Again, some carpet cleaners skip this step or charge 25 cents/square foot or more to apply the preconditioning. That’s crazy! Cleaning your carpets without preconditioning is like washing your hair by just spraying water on it.
Hot Water Jet Extraction Cleaning
A Gentle, yet thorough soil removal. This is the type of cleaning required by most carpet and fiber manufacturers to keep your warranty in effect, including DuPont Stainmaster. Your carpet not only looks clean, IT IS CLEAN! Your home is now a more healthful place for your family!
(Best choice for those still living in their home or wish to maintain carpet warranty)
This package includes everything included in the Standard Package as well as:
All movable furniture is carefully returned to its original location. Moisture resistant protectors or blocks are placed under all legs to avoid rust or furniture stains.
Professional patented air movers are used to accelerate drying time leaving the carpet virtually dry when we leave.
Grooming and Nap Brushing
A professional groomer or brush is used to provide a finished appearance and promote drying.
(Best choice for those who have allergies, carpet odor problems or want to lengthen carpet life)
This package includes everything from the premium package, plus 1 CHOICE of the following:
Carpet Fiber Protecting Treatment
Applying a carpet fiber protector has many benefits. (1) Carpet Protector goes into the fibers to provide lasting protection against soil, stains and accidental spills after cleaning. You never plan to spill but it always happens! (2) Your carpets stay clean and look new for longer, reducing the frequency you need them to be professionally cleaned, thus saving you $. (3) Carpet Protector and proper cleaning extends the life of your carpet. Again, this saves you by not having to replace your carpet as often.
Odor causing bacteria, molds and mildew live in the carpet. Destroying these bacteria prevents the odors they cause and provides a healthier environment for your family. Most carpet cleaners use a “masking agent” when charging for this service. Masking agents just make the carpet smell fresh or lemony for a few hours and doesn’t remove the cause of the odors. Once the masking agent wears away, you are left with the same smells you had before.
A special hypoallergenic cleaning agents derived from renewable plant source surfactants designed for safe use around individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities. This treatment is environmentally safe and does not contain pesticides, perfumes, harmful solvents, or other hazardous ingredients.
All McMaid Carpet Cleaning technicians are thoroughly trained and have been certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) which allows you to rest at ease because you are working with a professional company that uses processes and techniques that are required by major carpet manufacturers to keep your carpet warranty. We are locally owned and dedicated to customer satisfaction. Taking care of your family is the number one priority. Therefore, we take our job very seriously. We pride ourselves on providing customers with only high quality service. Providing great service means taking time to listen and we assure you, we will work with you every step of the way. We service many locations in the Chicago suburban area including Arlington Heights and Palatine IL.
We Use Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector
Enjoy game-changing carpet protection against stains and moisture. The McMaid Home Services team recommends that you have us apply Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector after your next scheduled clean. This moisture-wicking treatment prevents soil particles and stain-forming materials from bonding with carpet fibers.
Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector works on every kind of carpet, including nylon, polyester, polypropylene, and nonsynthetics. We even use a specific kind of Teflon® Advanced to treat wool carpets. It stops stains in their tracks by wicking moisture, dust, dirt, and other debris.
How We Apply Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector
After the McMaid Home Services team has cleaned your carpet, we’ll spray this non-toxic, solvent-free, CFC-free carpet protector. Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector wraps around every carpet fiber, effectively creating a shield against dirt, dust, and grime. It sinks into your carpet and stops moisture from re-entering it.
Applying Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector will not affect the sight, smell or touch of your carpet in anyway. The characteristics of the carpet protector repel dirt and grime without leaving any unwanted coating that could affect the look and feel of the carpet.
See How Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector Blocks Spills
After the carpet is treated, it is easy to see how well Teflon® Advanced works to protect your carpet. In the diagram you will see that on the treated section of carpet, the spill beads up making it easy to wipe up.
The spill on the untreated carpet is absorbed by the carpet fibers making it much more difficult to clean up.
What You Can Expect From Your Treated Carpet
After the treatment dries, you won’t be able to tell that you have Teflon® Advanced in your carpet. It’s completely odorless, and you can’t see it. If you run your fingers through the carpet fibers, you won’t feel it either. Most importantly, this non-toxic carpet treatment is safe for you, your pets, and your children.
This stain-protection treatment works best if you schedule it to be applied right after receiving carpet cleaning for your home. You’ll want to insulate clean carpet fibers and treat your carpet after every cleaning.
Repeated applications of Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector don’t just keep your flooring cleaner either-they increase your carpet’s longevity as well. Your carpet fibers also maintain their color and patterns for a longer period of time.
Teflon® Advanced Provides Protection against Oil and Dry Soils as Well
In the diagram you will see two pieces of carpet. One has been treated with Teflon® Advanced Carpet Protector, and one has not. Both pieces were put through an industry soil test and it is easy to see why you would want Teflon® Advanced protecting your carpets.
The section with Teflon® Advanced is much cleaner than the untreated section. It also makes it easier for you to get dry soil out of your carpet while vacuuming because the soils are not being rubbed into the carpet. They are staying between the fibers of the carpet making it much easier to be picked up by the vacuum.