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We have been in business for almost 9 years. I’ve had the opportunity to clean some unusual homes and vehicles. One of my favorite opportunities was cleaning the Wienermobile. This iconic marketing vehicle rolled into town and I made it my mission to find it and clean the carpet in it.

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It was a fun project and the crew driving the vehicle loved the fresh, clean carpet.

Carpet Geek can take care of your special carpet cleaning projects. Call today to set up an appointment.

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Tile cleaning Meridian, Idaho

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Tile cleaning Meridian, Idaho

If you are frustrated with your tile and grout, we can help. Grout lines can be difficult to clean. We at Carpet Geek have the knowledge and the tools to clean tile and grout. We can also seal the grout to help it stay clean longer and keep the stains out.

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Do it yourself carpet cleaning….

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Carpet cleaning Meridian Idaho

For painfully obvious reasons, I’m not a big fan of home carpet cleaning machines. Before I got into this industry, (yes I’ll admit it) I used to clean my own carpet with a Hoover Steam Vac. It did a decent job, and I was happy with the results. The big problems were that the carpet got dirty very fast and it would take forever to dry. Another problem is that  just like doing your taxes yourself, when you clean your own carpet, you leave a lot behind.

A customer of mine had been cleaning her own carpet for a long time. She called me because she was not satisfied with how her carpet was looking and she said that it seemed to get dirty fast. I explained to her that she was leaving soap in her carpet from cleaning it herself and that was causing the re-soiling.

After cleaning a room I noticed that I was loosing vacuum from my machine and I went outside to see what the problem was. I took apart my filter to find that the soap that was in the carpet was foaming up and blocking the vacuum hoses:

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In normal conditions there would be no soap present in the filter.

I rinsed the carpet real good to get all of the existing soap out of it. The customer told me that she has never seen the carpet look so clean. The soap that was left behind was attracting soil and causing the carpet to look dirty within a couple of days.

If you haven’t ever had your carpet professionally cleaned, then now is the time! You will be amazed at the results and your carpet will be healthy and clean.

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Feel free to call for a free estimate.

Charlie

208-855-5715

More Carpet Repair Eagle, Meridian, Boise, Idaho

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Carpet Repair Meridian Idaho

This is a seam that was bothering a homeowner. She asked if there was anything that I could to make it look better.

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I had to cut the old seam apart, remove the old seam tape, and get it prepared to be put together again:

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During the cutting of the old seam and removing the old tape, some of the carpet edges were damaged and had to be cut back some. This created a situation that I had to “clamp” the carpet together with a crab stretcher to try to get it to pull together:

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I took a picture of the finished product, but it is blurry. The seam came out good, but you can see some areas that were a little difficult to pull together because of the damage from the original work done on the seam. The overall result was satisfactory and the customer was happy with the work.

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Don’t forget to get the carpet cleaned after the repairs are done, You will be more satisfied with the outcome!

Remember to call me BEFORE you replace your carpet. It most likely can be repaired and cleaned. This can save you lots of money!

Charlie

Carpet Geek

208-855-5715

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Carpet Repair Meridian, Eagle, Boise Idaho

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Carpet repair Meridian Idaho

Sometimes bad things happen to good carpet……

If you accidentally left the dog inside too long, and they tried to dig out, through the carpet…… Don’t panic, it can be repaired.

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All that is needed is a donor piece of carpet and a call to Carpet Geek! We have the knowledge and tools to save you from having to replace the carpet!

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If you do not have an extra piece of carpet, then one can be taken from a closet or some other inconspicuous place. Sometimes people don’t want to have a piece of carpet cut out of their closet, but in a case like this, which would you rather have? We will find a place that is not noticeable and take the donor from there.

Putting a new piece of carpet into a traffic area can be difficult to blend together so don’t forget to have your carpet cleaned too! Getting the carpet cleaned will help the carpet blend together better and hide the repair.

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Feel free to call if you have any questions!

We can help save your carpet and save you $$$!

Charlie

208-855-5715

Carpet Cleaning Meridian Idaho

Carpet Wrinkles 208-855-5715

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Carpet repair Meridian Idaho

A customer of mine just purchased a short sale home. The carpet was in decent condition except for some wrinkles in a couple of rooms.

These wrinkles were the result of a poor install. If the carpet is not properly power-stretched when installed, this is often the result:

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I was able to stretch the wrinkles out and get it ready for cleaning:

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If you look, you can still see lines from the wrinkles. The carpet is stretched flat, but the areas that were raised up from being wrinkled are dirtier that the rest of the carpet. A good cleaning was needed:

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I stretched a couple of rooms and cleaned the carpet for less than it would have cost to replace just the living room carpet.

Here is another room that was stretched:

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Call us BEFORE you replace your carpet! We can repair and clean it for a fraction of the cost.

Estimates and opinions are always free!

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Carpet cleaning Meridian Idaho

Vacuum Cleaners

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They come in many colors and designs, they have different features, and some are really expensive.

I’m talking about vacuum cleaners. Walk down the vacuum cleaner aisle at Walmart, Target or Kohl’s and you will see what I’m talking about. I am going to talk about 3 different vacuum cleaners in different price ranges and discuss the pro’s and con’s of each.

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The vacuum I currently have on the van is a Bissel Powerforce. This Vacuum can be found at Walmart for around $42. This model works great and digs alot of dirt out of the carpet. For the price, it cannot be beat. I like that if something breaks on it, I can replace it and not have to worry about a big expense. For the average homeowner, this is the choice for them. The biggest problem is that the filters get clogged up really quick. For someone like me, this is a hassle. At the end of a busy day, I have to take the vacuum apart and blow everything out with an air compressor. This is the last thing I want to do when I’m done working. The good thing is that the filters are getting filled up because it is removing so much dust and dirt out of the carpet. If you can put up with the maintenance, then this vacuum is a good choice.

 

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The next vacuum is the Shark Navigator. This vacuum is quickly becoming very popular. It does what it is supposed to do, and that is to clean the floor. It can be purchased for about $180. It has some good features like a detachable canister and swivel steering. Good vacuum at a fair price. It is heavier than the Bissel and can scratch easy. I am afraid to drop one, because it might break. Other complaints I’ve heard are that it has a small dirt cup and narrow cleaning path.

 

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The last vacuum is my personal favorite: The Dyson. You can get these vacuums with just about any feature you can think of. I had one on the van for the last 5 years and it took a beating every day. I finally wore it out and I need to buy another one SOON! I am hard pressed to find anything wrong with it except for the price. You can easily drop over $400 on one. They are built like tanks, have great features, are very user friendly, and they remove more soil than you can imagine. The dirt cup is large enough to vacuum a couple of homes without having to empty it. It requires very little maintenance. This is the vacuum of choice for me and it will last for years.

 

If you ever have any questions about carpet cleaning feel free to call me!

Charlie

208-855-5715

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