FAQs: Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, & Tile Cleaning Information
Low cost commercial / residential carpet, upholstery, & tile cleaning in MetroWest MA & Greater Boston; serving Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westboro, Weston MA
Carpet Cleaning FAQs
How long does it take to clean my carpets?
An average size room (150 square feet) takes between 15 to 25 minutes, depending on the amount of stains and the furniture to be moved.
How long does it take for the carpets to dry once steam cleaned?
It takes 6 to 8 hours for carpets to dry under normal conditions.
Should furniture be moved before the cleaners arrive?
We will move any furniture that can be moved safely. However, we will not move larger / heavier items such as pianos, dressers with mirrors, china cabinets, large beds or waterbeds, electronics, pool tables, etc. It would also be helpful and would save time if you moved items such as plants, knick-knacks, lamps, etc., prior to our arrival.
Does the homeowner need to be home while the carpets are being cleaned?
No, the trusted professionals at Columbus Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning are bonded and insured. However, we do recommend that someone be home to discuss any specific concerns / requests prior to the carpet cleaning job, or to discuss any questions about carpet care or carpet maintenance.
Upholstery / Furniture Cleaning FAQs
How long does it take to clean my furniture / upholstery?
It takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to clean a standard couch, depending on soil and stains.
When can we use the furniture once cleaned?
Furniture can generally be used again 3 to 6 hours after cleaning.
Why is professional cleaning necessary when I can wash my furniture cushion covers in the washing machine?
You should never wash your furniture cushion covers in the washing machine because this will hasten shrinking, fading, and deterioration of the furniture cushion fabric. In comparison, our upholstery / furniture cleaning process will thoroughly "deep clean" your furniture cushion covers without degrading the material.
Tile Cleaning FAQs
How long does it take to clean my tile floor?
It usually takes between 30-60 minutes to clean the tile and grout of an average size room of up to 150 square feet. If sealant is applied after the tiles have been cleaned, the entire process takes about 2-3 hours to finish.
Is it recommended to have grout lines sealed?
Yes. Because grout is porous and readily absorbs dirt & spills, it is always wise to apply a quality sealant. A grout sealant provides protection and allows time to clean dirt, spills, and liquids before they permeate and stain the grout.
How long does it take for the tile & grout sealant to dry?
There should be no walking or activity on the floor tile for at least 30 minutes while the sealant dries. The sealant normally takes about 24 hours to completely cure & dry; special care should be taken to ensure that no liquids or other materials come in contact with the sealant during this period.