What carpet cleaning method works better?

Which carpet cleaning method works best, steam cleaning, (hot-water extraction) or the chemical dry-cleaning method? (like Chem-dry). Are there any other methods? which have you used and had good luck with. Which method works best on pet urine odors?

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Karastan Carpet Complaint – Carpet Professor

We had Karastan Nylon Carpet Installed 8 Years Ago.

 It’s now deteriorating rapidly. We continue to find thousands of broken carpet fibers in the carpet and on adjacent surfaces every day, even after vacuuming.

I was led to understand that nylon carpet is the most durable fiber available, so I’m very surprised at this deterioration. Parts of the carpet are often exposed to sunlight, and deterioration is worse in those areas.

Is this deterioration common in nylon carpets? Would steam cleaning prevent further deterioration? Karastan Carpet Complaint!

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Alan’s Response:

Thanks for your email. Sorry to hear about your Karastan Carpet Complaint. I don’t have a complete picture of your circumstances so I am going to give you my best opinion and a general response and let you draw your own conclusions.

Feel free to respond with any additional info you think may be pertinent! There may be several issues you need to consider…

From my website:
Carpet Shedding and Fuzzing Explained

Direct and indirect sunlight is bad for all carpets and causes the fiber to become faded and weak and the backing to become dry and brittle. This sounds like it could be your main issue. Other factors that may be contributing to the deterioration:

Your climate, type of heat used in your home, very low humidity combined with other climactic factors can easily play a part to your carpet deteriorating more quickly.

Heavy foot traffic, active kids and pets, and improper maintenance also help break down the carpet fiber prematurely.

From my website:
How Long Does Nylon Carpet Last?

What To Do Next?

Contact the retailer where you purchased your Karastan carpet and ask them to come out and take a look.

Do you have your original sales receipt showing exactly what carpet style you purchased? If so, they can look it up to see the warranty limitations.

Do you still have your original new carpet warranty paperwork? If so, you may still have some limited recourse from the manufacturer if you have followed all their warranty requirements to the letter.

From my website:
About Carpet Stain Warranties

Steam cleaning will not solve your problem, but regular cleaning is required periodically to keep your new carpet warranty in force.

If your warranty has expired or is null and void due to a lack of required care and maintenance, then you should contact a reputable carpet cleaning expert and have them take a look.

They may have a way to help extend the life of your carpet for a little while longer.

From my website:
Carpet Cleaning and Care Guide

Nylon Is The Most Durable Carpet Fiber

Karastan Is a well-known and trusted brand!

Karastan does make good quality carpet, but some carpets are only designed to last 7 to 10 years.

Maybe your carpet has already outlived it’s intended lifespan.Carpet quality is determined by the materials use to construct the carpet and the specifications.

Yes, nylon is the most durable fiber available today, however not all nylon carpets are created equal.

It all boils down to the manufacturers specifications of the carpet in question, including:

    1. Fiber type
    2. Tuft-twist
    3. Pile height
    4. Pile density
    5. Fiber face-weight

How well the carpet is constructed makes a big difference in the life-span and overall durability of the carpet.

Carpet Specifications: Take a look at my free Carpet Durability Guide Chart. It may help you make wise carpet choices in the future.

New Carpet Warranty Limits

If you did not purchase your carpet from a locally-owned family-run flooring dealer, then your final outcome may not be very favorable for you.

Big box retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot and nationally advertised conglomerates like Empire Today are not very helpful when a customer has a complaint.

Homeowners complain that nobody wants to accept responsibility for fixing their carpet problems or concerns.

The Final Outcome – Karastan Carpet Complaint

Don’t expect to get a free full carpet replacement or a huge discount on new carpet, but there is a small chance for a little something in your favor if the dealer you purchased from is reputable and locally-owned.

Family-run flooring dealers are often willing to give you a discount on your new carpet to make sure you are a satisfied and hopefully you will be a repeat customer.

If you purchased from a locally-owned, family-run flooring dealer, I have found that being pleasant and patient during their investigative process will usually lead to a better end-result for you.

I doubt you will have much, if any, new warranty coverage left at this point.

However, if the dealer understands that you have plenty of friends, co-workers and relatives in their service area.

You might mention you would be happy to recommend them and post a favorable review if your concerns are resolved.

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It’s hard to find an honest and reputable carpet store these days! That’s why I created my own special hand-picked list of locally-owned carpet and flooring stores. They give free estimates, offer fair prices, have knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and use qualified installers. Are there any recommended Carpet Stores Near Me?

 

We had a Karastan Nylon Carpet Installed. It’s Now Deteriorating Rapidly.

QuestionkARASTAN CARPET RACK 1: We had a Karastan nylon carpet installed about 8 years ago.  It’s now deteriorating rapidly. We continue to find thousands of broken carpet fibers in the carpet and on adjacent surfaces every day, even after vacuuming.

I was led to believe that Karastan nylon carpet is made from the most durable fiber available, so I’m very surprised at this deterioration. Parts of the carpet are often exposed to sunlight and deterioration is worse in those areas.

Is this deterioration common in Karastan nylon carpets? Would steam cleaning prevent further deterioration?

_________________________________

Alan’s Response:

Thanks for your email. Sorry to hear about your carpet troubles. I don’t have a complete picture of your circumstances so I am going to give you my best opinion and a general response and let you draw your own conclusions.

Feel free to respond with additional info you think may be pertinent! There may be several issues you need to consider…

Carpet Shedding and Fuzzing Explained

Direct and indirect sunlight is bad for all carpets and causes the fiber to become faded and weak and the backing to become dry and brittle.

This sounds like your main issue. Other factors that may be contributing to the deterioration. Your climate, type of heat used in your home and very low humidity. These combined with other climactic factors can easily play a part to your carpet deteriorating more quickly.

Heavy foot traffic, active kids and pets, and improper maintenance can also help break down the carpet fiber prematurely.

How Long Does Nylon Carpet Last?

Contact the retailer where you purchased it and ask them to come out and take a look. Do you have your original sales receipt showing exactly what carpet style you purchased?

If so, they can look it up to see the warranty limitations. Do you still have your original warranty paperwork?

If so, you may still have some limited recourse from the manufacturer if you have followed all their warranty requirements to the letter.

Carpet Stain Warranties Explained

Steam cleaning will not solve the problem, but is required periodically to keep your carpet warranty in force.

If your warranty has expired or is null and void due to your negligence, then you should contact a reputable carpet cleaning expert and have them take a look.

They may have a way to help extend the life of your carpet a little while longer.

Carpet Care and Maintenance Guide

Yes, nylon is the most durable fiber available today, however not all nylon carpets are created equal.

It all boils down to the manufacturers specifications of the carpet in question, including: Fiber type, tuft-twist, pile height, pile density and fiber face-weight.

 

How well carpet is constructed makes a big difference in its life-span and overall durability of the carpet.

Take a look at my Carpet Durability Chart. It may help you make wise carpet choices in the future.

Karastan Nylon Carpet

KarastaKarastan Carpet Rackn does make a good carpet, but some carpets are only designed to last 7 to 10 years. Has your carpet already outlived it’s intended lifespan?

Don’t expect to get a free replacement or a huge discount on new carpet. There is a small chance for a little something in your favor if the dealer you purchased from is reputable and locally-owned.

Family-run flooring dealers are often willing to (throw you a bone) give you a discount on your new carpet to make sure you are a satisfied repeat customer.

 

Did you purchase from a locally-owned flooring dealer? I have found that being pleasant and patient during their investigative process will usually lead to a better end-result for you.

I doubt you will have any warranty coverage left at this point (after 8 years), but the dealer knows you probably have plenty of friends, co-workers and relatives in their service area.

You might want to mention that you would be happy to recommend them and even post a favorable review online if you are treated right in this matter.

If you did not purchase your carpet from a locally-owned family-run flooring dealer, then your final outcome may not be very favorable for you.

Hope this helps!

Alan


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Berber Carpet Cleaning Complaints

Berber Carpet Cleaning Complaints

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Why do some Berber carpets attract dirt and are hard to keep clean? 

While Berber styles are elegant and beautiful when new, there is a common complaint from homeowners with Berber carpets made with the Olefin fiber. Consumers often report that within a week or two after a professional cleaning, previous spots and stains tend to reappear as if they were never cleaned at all. This is because the Olefin fiber is inherently oily and often makes Olefin hard to clean and prone to attracting dirt like a magnet. Old stains tend to reappear like magic.

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