Sunday, November 15, 2015

Accident happen! Pet odor removal service from Delta Carpet Cleaning in Berea, Ohio

Accidents happen.....especially during the "potty" training period. 
Delta Carpet Cleaning, Inc. in Berea, Ohio can help.  I can send 
you a brochure that will explain the process of pet urine removal 
(even some do it yourself tips).  
Call me at  216-939-8741, option 1 or 
email with the subject line: pet odor removal.
Watch this informative video on YouTube:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How long is too long?

Dry time- it IS important. Our preferred system for carpet cleaning in homes dries in 2-4 hours under normal cleaning conditions. It offers a deep thorough cleaning by actually scrubbing and lifting the soil from the carpet before extracting it. Give a call 216-939-8741 or visit our website for more information.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Your Area Rug Deserves Some Pampering

    DID YOU KNOW that a valuable area rug in your home is virtually crying out for some comfort?

    When people start installing more hard floors in homes, the first thing many of them do is cover those floors with soft area rugs. Some of these rugs cost thousands of dollars, and they need their own special protection.

     A rug pad designed and sized specially for your area rug (or rugs, if you are fortunate enough to have several in your home) is the protection they need and deserve
Why go with a quality rug pad? Because they:

1.    Add cushioning and comfort for you

2.    Can add years to the life of a rug

3.    Protects the flooring beneath the rug

4.    Prevents the rug from slipping and you from falling!

Besides a rug pad, your area rug needs regular cleaning.  Call and schedule your appointment today 216-939-8741.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Myth of the Vacuum

Delta Carpet Cleaning
Cleveland, Ohio
You would be hard pressed not to find this noisy, electrical and often-underused mechanical device in any home, apartment or business. 

What is it? The vacuum cleaner. You know, that silent sentinel in your closet that comes to life when you plug it in and push the power button, and it buzzes all over the carpet as you chase it around the house.

The problem with the vacuum cleaner is we trust it too much. No, we’re not saying you shouldn’t vacuum your carpet. You should vacuum once per week per occupant, on average, for the main areas.  You might vacuum the bedrooms less frequently. We all know that proper vacuuming is important in caring for the carpet.

But some feel that vacuuming the carpet is equal to carpet cleaning. That’s a myth and it is simply not true. Professional carpet cleaning removes so much more than a vacuum can remove. Yet it has been reported that consumers feel that frequent vacuuming removes the dust and grime from their floors and they can either skip or prolong regular carpet cleaning.

That’s not the case.

A good vacuum, no matter how powerful or advanced, removes only dry soil. The stuff that is tracked in every day and should be removed every day, as well. Vacuums don’t remove the sticky, greasy soil stuck to the carpet fibers. You need professional cleaning to remove those soils.

Compare this to washing your car with a dry rag… or brushing your hair and skipping the shower and shampoo… or — well, you get the point. You need quality cleaning, deep carpet cleaning, to get your carpet thoroughly cleaned.

Do yourself a favor. Keep that vacuum cleaner working, use it all the time, but also use your professional carpet cleaning pro. Delta Carpet Cleaning knows what it takes to remove ALL the sticky, greasy soil that your vacuum leaves behind!

Call us today for an appointment  216-939-8741.  Visit our website:
We treat your home like our own. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What is the biggest filter in your home?

Everyone is concerned about better health. We shop for healthy foods. We take our vitamins. We visit our doctor on a regular basis. We drink filtered water. What we might not appreciate is the value of filtered air.

How do you effectively filter the air in your home? You are right… changing the filters in your furnace system on a regular, scheduled basis. If you wait too long, you know it because the filter is just so darned dirty. It makes a mess when you change it. So you vow to do it more often, and maybe you even put it on your wall calendar so you don’t forget. You might even pick up a better quality filter, such as one that uses HEPA standards.

But what about the biggest filter in your home? Wonder what it is? Just look down… if you have carpet, that’s the filter that often gets ignored. If you don’t have much carpet, odds are you have area rugs covering those hard floors. Those area rugs are filters, too.

Carpet in a home is a protection for you, because it traps all kinds of allergens that can be the bane of asthma sufferers. Carpet is a filter and, like all filters, has to be either changed or cleaned. It’s not practical to change your carpet every year or so (heck, no one could afford that!) but you can — and should — have it cleaned.

Remember, allergens are very light and float in the air, and are respiratory concerns, especially for allergy and asthma sufferers. Carpet helps to keep those particulates to a minimum by trapping them in the fibers.  Those allergens have to be removed before they start to "overflow" out of your carpet and become airborne again. Think about it: you don't let too much time pass before sweeping your non-carpeted flooring.  Why?  Because as you walk across those floors you stir up the dust and allergens.  You get the same result from carpet that hasn't been vacuumed and cleaned regularly.

There are many documented studies about how homes and facilities, such as schools, are healthier because of carpet and regular cleaning schedules. 

So enjoy your carpet… and have it cleaned by your favorite carpet cleaning pro-
Delta Carpet Cleaning.  Call Greg or Michelle today for an appointment  216-939-8741.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Making Better Decisions When Buying New Carpet.


You are shopping for new carpet, perhaps for just a few rooms. Two of the rooms are bedrooms, which don’t get as much foot traffic as the entryway, living room and hallway you also need to replace. It’s been nearly 10 years since you had new carpet.

You go to a local carpet retail store. The carpet salesman has a great deal for you: A virtually stain-proof carpet with vibrant colors and also soft to the touch. You put your fingers into the carpet pile and love how it feels. You order the carpet for all the rooms you need to replace.

In a week or two, on the scheduled installation day, you remove all the furniture from the rooms and the installation pros show up and remove the old carpet and pad and put in the new.

It looks great!

A year later, when you decide it’s time to have the carpet cleaned, your carpet cleaning pros show up and do a great job removing the dirt.  The spots come right out! However, there is a “worn” area in the living room and down the hallway, but not in the bedrooms. You ask your carpet cleaning cleaning technician why that is. He performs a fiber identification test and informs you that you purchased polyester carpet, which tends to mat down and look somewhat soiled just because of wear. He then kindly informs you that if you had purchased nylon, a more durable carpet fiber, this likely wouldn’t have happened.

You are upset. Don’t you hate it when you purchase something and it doesn’t perform as promised? But remember, carpet salespeople may not be your best consultant when it comes to fibers.

So before you go looking for new carpet or furniture, give your carpet and furniture cleaning pro at Delta Carpet Cleaning a call (216) 939-8741. Ask which fiber is best for each application in your home. Yes, polyester may be soft and colorful, but it may be best to keep it in the bedrooms and use durable fibers, like nylon and wool (which is expensive), in the high trafficked areas of your home. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Cleanup Time!

You don't have to do it yourself!
Spring is finally here!!

Most homeowners use the spring season to clean up the house, going through closets and drawers, basements,  and even cleaning out the garage.

Most schedule in-home necessary services, such as professional carpet cleaning, so don’t forget that Delta Carpet Cleaning is important part of your spring cleaning routine. Don't forget about your blinds.  Blinds hold a lot of dust but you don't have to clean them yourself- call our blind cleaning division at 216-939-8741 ext 2.

What most don’t think about is spring cleaning on the outside of the home. That’s right. Although most spring cleaning chores are performed inside the home, the outside needs some attention as well.

Some outside areas are neglected all winter, obviously, especially for colder climates when everything is covered in ice and snow. Think about the street in front of your home. If you go take a look, you will probably find all kinds of unsightly clutter and debris. 

Take a tour of your yard. Although you raked up all those leaves from last fall, it’s amazing how they seem to reappear during the winter. (Yes, you can blame your neighbors for that.) On top of that are twigs and branches that the cold winter tossed into your yard. Most likely, you will find a bit of trash taking up residence in the back of your home, where the wind deposited it all.

Look closely at the exterior of your home, such as the siding or brick. Chances are, mold or mildew has taken residence along with other soils. A good pressure washing could be part of your spring cleaning campaign.

No one wants to wash windows but it’s a necessary task. Don’t do just the inside. Get a stepladder (but keep it safe!) and give those windows a good scrubbing. Your local hardware store no doubt has the professional-type scrubbing tools plus handy squeegees. Don’t want to tackle this task? Hire a window washing pro.

It’s spring! Get out there and shine things up.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Mattress

     Do you suffer from Asthma? Do you often wake up in the morning with a stuffy nose or allergy symptoms?  Your mattress may be to blame! 

     It is an unpleasant fact of life: Dust mites are everywhere– including on your mattress.  Many people are allergic to dust mite excrement and their dead
carcasses.   Dust mite excrement is said to be a leading cause of  asthma symptoms, Rhinitis (stuffy, runny nose) and skin rashes.Our mattress cleaning removes dustmites

      But there’s more.  Your mattress also contains dead skin, sweat and other miscellaneous bodily fluids and if your pet sleeps or plays on your bed then you can add a host of other contaminates.  And let’s not forget about the ever growing problem with Bed Bugs. 
      But what can we do about it?  Various sources recommend vacuuming your mattress weekly using a vacuum that has a Hepa filter.  A hepa filter is important because the feces from dust mites is small enough to pass through a regular vacuum bag.  People with allergies or asthma should have their mattresses cleaned every 3-6 months.  As for the rest of us a yearly cleaning/sanitizing is recommended.
      Recently Delta Carpet Cleaning purchased a piece of equipment which is ideal for cleaning mattresses.  Dust mite debris, dead skin cells and any other loose material that might be on your mattress (i.e. pet dander) goes into a water-filled holding tank & any air that is expelled passes through a HEPA filter vacuum to ensure that none of the debris is released into the room.  It also emits 360 degree steam which greatly reduces the dust mite population.  Unfortunately it is impossible to kill all of  them that is why regular cleaning is necessary. This temperature also effectively kills Bed Bugs
       At the same time the mattress is sanitized by the heat– no chemicals needed.  If for peace of mind you would like additional sanitizer applied to your mattress– we can treat it with Microban which is a hospital grade disinfectant or we can use a botanical disinfectant.  The pictures shows Greg using the equipment on our own mattress.  It was ready to sleep on that night.  If you would like to know more or would like to have your mattresses cleaned give us a call at 216-939-8741 or visit our website:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Dust Mites and You

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, you never sleep alone.

But don’t panic…those sleeping with you are somewhat peaceful. And not really that noticeable, until the “Welcome” sign goes up and they start inviting a bunch of guests over. Once the invitation goes out, there can be millions that end up in one mattress alone!

Yes, we are speaking of dust mites, those super-tiny eight-legged creatures that live in every house and take up residence in virtually every pillow, mattress and other comfortable abodes in the world.

Commonly called the “house dust mite,” (there are a couple of different types known to inhabit various parts of the world) this little creature feeds on flakes of shed human and animal skin and known to be a cause of asthma and allergic reactions.

Dust mite feces contain a powerful digestive enzyme that causes all kinds of breathing problems — if there are enough of the creatures in your home.

Some people are highly sensitive to dust mites, while others never have a reaction.

What can you do?

First of all, like we already said, don’t panic. Dust mites are everywhere, and there’s nothing you can do about that.

What you can do is keep things clean. Dust mites reproduce quickly in mattresses, beddings, pillows and other areas because these absorbent items take up moisture, such as saliva, perspiration and blood, from body contact. Dust mites prefer those warm, moist environments created by sleeping bodies.

Besides moisture, they need food. Dust mites are like any living creature. They need to eat. The skin flakes, dander and other protein sources are food for dust mites, so regular vacuuming is smart, especially using one with HEPA filtering. And running an air cleaner in your home with HEPA filtering will help, too.

As always you can call Delta Carpet Cleaning for help.  We clean mattresses using high temperature steam and HEPA filter vacuums.  We can also apply hospital grade or all natural disinfectants if you wish.  Call today    216-939-8741. Visit our website at

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Who Spilled the Grape Juice?

Guilty! (but it will be ok)

DID YOU KNOW that the devastation of spilling something like grape juice, Kool-Aid and other fruit drinks doesn’t have to be that… devastating?

So you have kids, grandkids, or some other kids come over, and they want something to drink. They surely don’t want water from the tap. That’s pretty boring stuff. They want something fruity, sweet, and with lots of color. Like deep blues, or reds. You know, the stuff that can really stain a carpet or piece of furniture.

And the inevitable occurs. The kids enjoy what you give them, but after all, they are kids. So something gets spilled. For some weird reason, this never happens on a hard, tile floor. It happens right on the carpet.

What to do?

Step #1

First of all, don’t panic. Gather your senses and realize this isn’t the end of the world.

Step #2

Start blotting. You want to use white cotton or paper towels, with no print or dyes, and blot – blot – blot! Most of any spotting or staining substance will come right out because the towel you are using is more absorbent than the carpet the drink was spilled on.

Step #3

It may be appropriate, with some coaching from your carpet cleaning pro, to do some spotting. Use a spotting product, like a mild neutral detergent spotter, recommended by your carpet pro. Apply a small amount to the spot and keep blotting. Never scrub. Scrubbing can damage the carpet fibers and you can’t fix that. Keep blotting.

Step #4

Did we say keep blotting? Keep it up! You may need to apply more approved mild detergent spotter. One thing you do not want to do is apply too much moisture, as that gets into the backing of the carpet and into the padding, creating additional problems.

Step #5

Once the spot is gone, it’s time to dry the carpet. How to do this? Keep blotting, of course! But also aim a fan on the spot and let the air current remove more moisture.

Is the spot still there? It may be a stain, very tough to remove. It is definitely now time to call your carpet cleaning pro!

Best case scenario

When anything happens, like spilling grape juice, red wine, mustard or other tough-to-remove substances, call your carpet and furniture cleaning professional. He has what it takes to get the job done right the first time.

Make that phone call especially for pet “accidents.” Your carpet cleaning pro knows exactly what you need to keep your home spot and stain free!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fabric Protection Really Works!

PictureFabric Protection that Really Works
DID YOU KNOW that one of the best ‘feel good’ experiences you can enjoy is having freshly-cleaned carpet or furniture?

And one of the most frustrating experiences you won’t enjoy is when, within just a few days, something like red wine, coffee or tea is spilled on that freshly-cleaned carpet or furniture.

This is not good!

So you feverishly apply all kinds of household cleaning products and scrub in desperation. That spot does look a little better but it is still there. You have an important appointment so you give up. When coming home a few hours later… it has grown! (This is another mystery and you might want to ask your carpet cleaning pro why this happens.)

All of this drama could have been avoided if you had asked for fabric protection when you had your carpet or furniture cleaned. You know, like Scotchgard or Teflon or some of the other products available to consumers. Delta Carpet cleaning uses only genuine Scotchgard.

Yes, fabric protection does cost a little bit more but… it’s worth it!

How does it work?

Fabric protection is quite a mystery to many, but basically what it does is act as a kind of invisible shield that repels most substances that are spilled.

You might compare this to waxing a car. You are providing protection to your paint job by applying an invisible shield, and you know it is working because you can see water beading up on the surface.

Carpet and furniture fabrics need the same type of protection.

Besides the obvious immediate benefit of cleaning up fresh spills, you can rest assured that a protected carpet or piece of furniture is going to last longer because when something is clean, it performs better and increases the lifetime of the fabric.

This doesn’t mean you can skip regular cleaning. Anything that is dirty will wear out prematurely. Fabric protection enhances a good cleaning. It’s an added step that you want for your carpet and furniture in your home.

So you want peace of mind? The next time you have your carpet or furniture cleaned, ask for protection. You will like it… and so will your carpet and furniture. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Your valuable area rug is crying out for help!

Your Rug Deserves Some Pampering
DID YOU KNOW that a valuable area rug in your home is virtually crying out for some comfort?

When people start installing more hard floors in homes, the first thing many of them do is cover those floors with soft area rugs. Some of these rugs cost thousands of dollars, and they need their own special protection.

A rug pad designed and sized specially for your area rug (or rugs, if you are fortunate enough to have several in your home) is the protection they need and deserve.

Why go with a quality rug pad? Because they:

1.    Add cushioning and comfort for you

2.    Can add years to the life of a rug

3.    Protects the flooring beneath the rug

4.    Prevents the rug from slipping and you from falling!

Besides a rug pad, your area rug needs regular cleaning.

Don’t wait for your rug to cry out, “Please help!” It needs a pad of its own, right now. Give it the protection it needs, and enjoy that rug for many years to come.