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Get Maximum Carpet Spot and Stain Removal In Ventura County

Do you have spots traffic lanes and stains in your carpet that just won’t seem to go away?

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Perhaps you’ve been trying to clean them yourself with bottles and products you bought at the store but the spots keep coming back. Or perhaps the carpet cleaning company who you have hired remove the spots but then once the carpet dried they came back

At our company we offer a free return trip in the case of returning spots for 30 days, and while we are at your house we also make a meticulous effort to clean every soil or spotted area until all the dirt is out.

Why are returning spots in traffic lanes such a problem when people hire a carpet cleaning company?

The IICRC, the world’s largest certifying body for the cleaning industry -providing professional training, company certification and standardization, tells us that many steps must be performed by the cleaning technician in order to achieve a professional and long-lasting cleaning result.

However most carpet, rug, tile and upholstery cleaning companies skip at least half of the necessary steps for a great result.

At Four Seasons Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, an IICRC CERTIFIED FIRM, we perform our own 12-step carpet cleaning process for maximum soil removal and maximum spot removal. It’s not a “quick- get-in-and-out” process. At our company we offer a free return trip in the case of returning spots for 30 days, and while we are at your house we also make a meticulous effort to clean every soil or spotted area until all the dirt is out.

Just give us a call at 805-985-6031 for a quick ballpark quotation!

Camarillo Carpet Cleaning Expert Dan Traub

About the author: Dan Traub is an IICRC certified Firm owner and certified technician and trainer. He is the author of his own book “How To Avoid Nightmare Carpet Cleaners,” and a featured online author on





Getting Holiday Cleaning, Protection and Sealer Done in Ventura County

Last night I got a voice mail at our office.  A customer had spilled egg nog on her new  light- colored area rug which she had recently spent over $1,000 on.  She wanted to know if we at Four Seasons Rug and Upholstery Care could get the spot out.

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I gave her some advice on do-it-yourself initial spot cleanup, then we made an appointment to pick up the rug. I also told her about our rug and fabric protector service, and she is having the rug cleaned and protected by us. And, no, the spot would not come out 100% because the rayon fabric materials in the rug are very subject to permanent staining. However, now that we have treated the surface with our fabric protector, she and her rug are in much better position going forward through the holidays.

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Another customer had us come over to do an estimate on tile and grout cleaning. She had had major renovation to the house and the contractor had soiled the tile and grout heavily. So, we have scheduled her for tile and grout cleaning AND grout sealing. This will prevent the grout from becoming permanently stained in the future.


Whether  you need Oriental rug cleaning, wool or synthetic area rug cleaning  (all expertly done at our Four Seasons Rug Care Studio in Camarillo), tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning, we are clean and sober, smelling good, and ready to serve you!




Why Does Carpet Get Ripples?

Many consumers know that carpet looks its best during the first few years, typically. I have written in previous articles about the importance of regular vacuuming, and regular professional carpet cleaning by an IICRC certified firm.

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With regard to the ripples that carpet sometimes develops over time, that can be caused by several things. Most wall-to-wall carpet has what is known as “action-back” on the back side. It is made of two plastic mesh pieces, glued together. They are called the primary and secondary backings. Sometimes that backing simply stretches out with traffic and use. Sometimes those ripples can be inherent to the carpet itself, that is to say; a product problem.  It simply tends to stretch out over time and needs to be re-stretched. Soft-back carpet costs more but has less instances of unnatural stretching.

Another cause is poor installation in which the carpet installers did not stretch the carpet in with a tool called a “power stretcher.” To avoid this, always buy carpeting from a reputable, local dealer.

Sometimes, the stretching has been caused by “de-lamination.” De-lamination is where the primary and secondary backing have separated and the adhesive has come apart. This can be caused by flooding (water damage), or sometimes by carpet cleaning done by an amateur or uneducated cleaning professional. To avoid this, always hire a cleaning firm who is currently an “IICRC Certified Firm.”

And finally, sometimes action back carpet can get temporary ripples in it directly after a carpet cleaning job. These are caused by the adhesive in the primary and secondary backings being too absorbent, and they swell up temporarily. As long as the carpet cleaning professional has followed industry standards and has good equipment, and the carpet was never over-wetted, this will correct itself in 72 hours.

How to Correct Rippling

To correct this, the carpet must be re-stretched with a power stretcher or, in a small room, a knee-kicker tool will suffice. Do not try this yourself, hire a professional. Your trusted local carpet cleaning firm can do this for you, and in many cases restore the look of your carpet so that you can get more years out of it.


So, to summarize, do the following to ensure that your installed carpet will last years and always look great:

Implement regular vacuuming, and hire regular professional carpet cleaning by an IICRC certified firm at least every 12-18 months. If you have pets, more frequent professional cleaning may be necessary.

Always buy carpeting from a reputable, local dealer. Make sure they have a good longstanding relationship with the installer and a guarantee on installation for at least one year. Also, soft-back carpet costs more but has less instances of unnatural stretching.

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