FAQ

1. What is Dry Carpet Cleaning?

The HOST Dry system uses a bio-based sponge-like product that has the cleaning agent infused into it. The sponges are applied to the carpet then brushed vigorously using a machine with counter rotating brushes. The product has just enough moisture (approximately 1 tsp per sq. ft. cleaned) to loosen any dirt that may still be in the fiber. During this process the sponge absorbs the loosened dirt and it is vacuumed out of the carpet with the same machine.

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2. Why is Dry Carpet Cleaning better than steam cleaning?

The process of steam cleaning can damage carpet. The process of steam cleaning includes injecting extremely hot water into the carpet and then suctioning it back out; the heat from the water loosens the dirt. However, in order for the water to be suctioned out, the carpet has to have a certain amount of flexibility for the vacuum wand to be effective. When hot water is applied and with the proper amount of suction, this can cause the backing of your carpet to loosen and stretch.

Steam cleaning is a time consuming process. Once the technician from our carpet cleaning company has completed his/her job the carpet has to dry. The drying time is excessive, and during this time you cannot walk on it. Your furniture also has to be put on synthetic blocks, and your A/C has to be on with fans running. All the while mold is growing and your electric bill is getting higher.

3. What other advantages are there to Dry Carpet Cleaning service?

The number one advantage to Dry Carpet Cleaning is improved indoor air quality! It is a proven fact that HOST Dry with its 5 filter filtration system will reduce dust mites by 78%, dust mite allergens by 75%, cat allergens by 85%, and mold spores by 85%. In addition to that, with the equipment Grime Fighters uses (HOST Liberator & Freestyle), dust mite allergens are reduced by 89% and mold spores are reduced by 97%. If anyone in your household has allergies, this could make a huge difference in their quality of life.

4. What are the benefits of pressure washing?

Just to name a few benefits of pressure washing is eliminating mold and mildew, better curb appeal, safety, and increased property value.

5. Is there a difference between pressure washing and power washing?

There is no difference between pressure washing and power washing it’s just a different terminology.

6. What are these dark stains on my siding and can they be removed?

The dark stains you are seeing is mold. All mold needs to grow is moisture (humidity) and a food source and it will grow anywhere. Mold can be removed with low pressure and the right chemicals.

7. What are these black streaks on my gutters and can they be removed?

The black streaks on your gutters are in the oxidation layer of the paint. The black streaks can be removed with low pressure and the right chemicals.

8. What is this white powdery stuff on my masonry and can it be removed?

The white powdery stuff is called Efflorescence. It is caused when water seeps through and dissolves salts inside then evaporates leaving the salt on the surface. It can be removed with the right pressure and chemicals.

9. Why does wood turn gray and can you bring back out the color?

Wood turns gray because it is being exposed to water and the sun. In order to prevent your wood from turning graying, stain and seal your deck or fence every 2 years.

10. Will your pressure washing cause any damage to my property?

ABSOLUTELY-NOT! We are very professional when dealing with our client’s property. We make sure to use the correct chemicals and the right amount of pressure to insure we do not damage to your property.