Best of the Five Step Blog!

Greetings, readers! Spring has finally sprung in Asheville, and we are loving the warm weather. Hope you’re enjoying it, too!

This week, we thought we’d do a round-up of all the best and most informative blog posts we’ve published on the Five Step blog over the last year. From great before-and-after photos to the importance of maintaining a vacuuming schedule in your home or business, we’ve touched on a lot of topics over the last twelve months. So, without further ado, here are our 8 best blog posts from 2015!

Green Carpet Cleaning — What are the Five Steps?

oriental rug cleaning, carpet cleaning, five steps, green carpet cleaningIn this post, we tell you how we do what we do. How do we get carpets and rugs so clean, without leaving behind toxic residues or harming the environment? Check out this post to find out.

 

 

 

 

How Often Should I Vacuum?

how often should i vacuumHouses don’t come with instruction books. Many people ask us, “how often should I be vacuuming my carpets?” But there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. It depends on many factors, such as what kind of carpet, quantity and type of traffic, and other variables. So we created this informative blog post to help you answer that question.

 

 

 

 

 

How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?

asheville, how often should i have my carpet cleanedTo follow up on the post about how often to vacuum, we did a post on how often you should have your carpets professionally cleaned. This, too, can vary a lot from person to person, home to home, or business to business. But taking into account the factors explained in this post can help you make an informed decision!

 

 

 

 

How Can I Protect My Carpet?

carpet careCarpeting for your home is a big investment, and you want to make sure it has a long life and remains in good, vibrant condition. There are ways to protect your carpet to ensure a longer life. This post goes through a few ways to keep your carpets maintained and cared for.

 

 

How Healthy Is Your Home?

Carpet bacteria mold mitesEver wonder what kind of microscopic critters might be hiding in your home? This post takes you through a list of health hazards that could be present in your floors, and tells you what you can do to minimize the risks.

 

 

 

 

Upholstery Cleaning: Rental or Pro?

upholstery cleaning rentalThis is a great article to consult if you’re trying to decide whether to hire professional upholstery cleaners or to rent a machine and do it yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Carpet Cleaning: Should You Risk It?

DIY Carpet CleaningIn this post, we offer a non-biased (well, maybe only slightly biased) breakdown of the factors you should consider when deciding whether to have your carpets professionally cleaned, or to DIY it.

 

 

 

 

Best of the Before-and-After Pics

oriental rug cleaningWe publish a lot of before-and-after photos of our work. But this one is our absolute favorite. To the left, you can see what this fine rug looked like BEFORE we cleaned it. Click over and see what it looked like AFTER! Even we had a hard time believing our eyes, and we do this every day!

 

 

 

 

 

Well, that’s it. We hope you enjoyed this round-up of our best blog posts from 2015. If you live in the Asheville NC area, or elsewhere in western NC, and you need carpet, rug, tile, slate, upholstery, or wood floor cleaning services, we hope you’ll call us at 828.772.1824 or click over to our handy contact form to get in touch with us today.

Fine Rug Cleaning – Before and After

Hi, everyone! We’re back this week with more amazing before-and-after shots of our work. It’s something we like to do on the blog from time to time, because we’re really proud of our work! This time, we have a couple of fine rug cleaning photos we’d like to share with you.

This fine rug came to us looking a little worse for wear, as you can see in the picture on the left. The lighter colored areas of the rug are dingy-looking, and there are some areas of gray discoloration–probably from dirt staining. Sometimes, fine rugs just need a nice, long, luxurious bath! So that’s what we did.

As you can see in the shot on the right, our fine rug looked much better after its spa day! The lighter colored areas of the rug look bright and clean, the texture looks softer, and even the dark red border seems to pop a bit more.

fine rug cleaning asheville nc

Our rug cleaning solution contains no bleach, soap or enzymes, so the rug’s dyes and fibers are protected. There are no harmful toxins or chemicals, either, so our five step system is safe for your home, kids and pets. Best of all, we use much less water than our competitors, so our system is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly!

We also offer affordable rates and a convenient rug pick-up and delivery service. Check out our rates for fine rug and area rug cleaning below.

Regular Cleaning – $1.75 per square foot
Water/Mildew/Mold – $2.00 per square foot
Urine Removal – $2.25 per square foot

How to Calculate:

Inches x Inches = X
X Divided by 144 = Your Square Footage

*Pick-up and delivery charge is a minimum of $20, depending on your location. You can also drop off and pick up your rug from our facility in Asheville at no charge. (Rug drop-off by appointment only.)

If you live in the Asheville, NC area and are in need of high-quality, professional fine rug cleaning with great results, contact us today via our contact form, or give us a call at 828.772.1824.