Entries by Scott Finney

7 Reasons NOT to Hire a Professional Carpet Cleaner

We’re always advising readers on the benefits of professional carpet cleaning here on the blog. Of course we are! We believe in what we do, and we want your business! But, that having been said, it must be noted that professional carpet cleaning is NOT for everyone. Here is a list of reasons why you […]

4 Hardwood Floor Cleaning Myths – BUSTED!

In the years that we’ve been providing wood floor cleaning services in the Asheville, NC area, we’ve encountered a lot of persistent bad information about cleaning wood floors. So we decided to write a blog post to address all of the most common myths. Shine=Clean. Not necessarily. Although it’s true that a clean floor should […]

6 Tips for Hiring a GOOD Upholstery Cleaner

Hiring a good upholstery cleaner can pose a difficult choice. Since upholstery cleaning is something most people only do when the need arises because of stains, it can be hard to maintain a relationship with your upholstery cleaner like you do with a mechanic or lawn care service. And with so many options on the […]

WNC Cigarette Smoke Odor Removal

As WNC’s top source for carpet cleaning, we’ve received a lot of calls over the years from ex-smokers. They’ve made amazing improvements to their health and quality of life by making the choice to quit smoking, and following through on that choice. But their houses still smell like the inside of a 1970s dive bar. […]

Risks of DIY Carpet Cleaning

In order to save money, many homeowners choose to handle household maintenance tasks on their own, rather than hiring professionals to do the work. These days you can find a tutorial on the internet for how to DIY just about anything—from pest control to small engine repair and yes, even carpet cleaning. It may be […]

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Clean, Healthy Carpets

It’s often said that carpet and dogs don’t mix, but that’s not necessarily true. While some pet owners eschew carpets and rugs because of the inevitability of pet stains, there are actually several benefits to having carpets in a dog-friendly home. With carpets, you don’t have to worry about scuffs and scratches on the floor […]

Western NC Tile and Slate Cleaning

Five Step Carpet Care is the top choice in Western NC for tile and slate cleaning! (That’s right—we clean more than just carpets!) Do you have tile or slate floors in your home, or tile walls in your bathroom or laundry area? Then you know that they can start to look dull and dirty after […]

Best Upholstery Cleaners in Western NC

Looking for top quality, professional upholstery cleaners in Western North Carolina? Here are five reasons you should give Five Step Carpet Care a call first. We CAN get the stains out. You might be surprised how many companies out there represent themselves as upholstery cleaning experts, and then they show up and tell you they […]

See What Customers Say About Five Step Carpet Care!

Every once in awhile we like to devote a blog post to all of the great five star reviews we receive! We love to make our customers happy by providing the best carpet, rug, wood floor, and tile cleaning in the Asheville area, and our Google reviews are a mark of our success! Take a […]

Vacuum Cleaners: To Bag or Not to Bag?

When we’re out cleaning carpets, we often get asked about vacuum cleaners. Which type is best? Last week discussed the pros and cons of different types of vacuum cleaners, but once you’ve chosen a type (unless you go with a robotic or stick style vacuum cleaner), you’re going to have to determine whether you prefer […]