Carpet Cleaning

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Carpet is often the third largest investment for a homeowner and must be maintained. We achieve excellent cleaning results with hot-water extraction. This process is commonly marketed as steam cleaning and the end cleaning results are remarkable. We can remove 90%-95% of water soluble spots and spills, in addition to those unsightly soiled traffic lanes. We also can remove stubborn stains that you thought were permanent, including ink, coffee, pet urine and red stains.


You can trust our professional service technicians to answer any questions that arise and get the service completed in an efficient manner.


Below is a description of what to expect with your carpet cleaning service, along with a simplified description of each step of the process and why each step is necessary.

Our 6-Step Cleaning Process

  1. Pre-Vacuuming. Soil that accumulates in carpets typically consists of gritty and abrasive sand and/or dry particulate matter. This soil is insoluble in water, which makes pre-vacuuming before anything else the first step to remove it. This is done with a commercial grade vacuum. Dry soil contributes to the wearing of a carpet by physically cutting and scratching carpet fibers resulting in dull appearance. It is estimated that 79% of the soil in most carpets is dry particulate soil.
  2. Pre-Conditioning. The remaining soil in your carpets is composed of oils, greases, starches, etc. This type of soil is acidic by nature and will require an alkaline cleaning detergent to neutralize it. If you understand the science of the pH-scale, you will have an idea of what’s happening here. We will pre-spray your carpet with an alkaline pre-spray to emulsify (loosen) soil from the carpet fibers. In laundry terms, compare this step to adding a scoop of cleaning detergent to your laundry load. 
  3. Pre-Spotting. We will pre-spot any stubborn spots or food spills on your carpet fibers. In laundry terms, compare this step to “shouting out” any spots or spills on your laundry garments.
  4. Agitation. We will rake the pre-conditioning into the carpet fibers so that all sides of the carpet fibers are reached by the cleaning agent. We will then allow the cleaning agent ten or fifteen minutes of dwell time for the cleaning agent to take effect. In laundry terms, compare this step to your washers spin cycle, agitating the laundry detergent to begin cleaning your clothing.
  5. professionals.jpgHot Water Extraction. This is the step you will most likely be most familiar with. This is where the major effort our technician, equipment and cleaning agent takes place. This step will fully remove the used solution and suspended soil from the surface, leaving the carpet fiber clean, fresh and residue free. This critical step is the reason all major carpet mills recommend this process because the used solution and soil is completely removed from the carpet fiber. In laundry terms, compare this to the rinse cycle where hot water is used to eliminate used dirty solution and soiled water.
  6. Carpet Grooming. Lastly, we will groom and reset the nap of your carpet with a carpet rake or brush for a faster drying time. In laundry terms, compare this to the dry cycle.

Specialized Stain Removal

Specialty StainsWe offer specialized stain removal for most synthetic, organic and petroleum based stains. Examples include coffee, blood, pet stains, ink and red dye stains. This service is optional, so please ask your technician for a no-obligation estimate. Due to the many variables involved for specialized spotting, estimates for these procedures will be performed on-location only. 

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  • We will clean your most soiled room - if you are not completely satisfied on the date of service,
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The A1 Carpet Care Guarantee

We know we make mistakes from time to time. We're only human. But the measure of a service company is not perfection, but rather how well it handles its mistakes. At A1 Carpet Care we clean to IICRC standards and we are sincerely committed to your total satisfaction.. Your satisfaction is guaranteed on every job.


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A1 Carpet Care is a licensed and bonded Southern California Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning company. We are a local company, and have been cleaning and maintaining carpets in Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, Inland Empire, San Gabriel & San Fernando Valleys since 1971!. Our wide range of services include Carpet Cleaning, Commercial Carpet Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration, Oriental & Area Rug Cleaning, Pet Urine & Odor Treatments, Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaning and Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning. Please feel free to contact us at any time for all of your Southern California Carpet Cleaning needs!


Regional Offices: West Los Angeles: 323-931-1474 / South Bay: 310-532-5011 / Orange County: 714-778-2311 / Inland Empire: 909-824-8520 / San Fernando Valley: 818-786-3600 / San Gabriel Valley: 626-445-3072


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