Closed for the Season

Closed for the Season

EcoClean Carpet Care closed for the seasonEcoClean Carpet Care is closed for the season. We wanted to thank all our customers for your patronage. It has been a wonderful time, meeting really terrific people from all over NorthEast Ohio. Our family has enjoyed it very much!

We are utilizing this time to increase our knowledge through education, hone our techniques and skills, and get some much needed rest and relaxation.

We do not have a exact date for re-opening, please check the website EcoCleanCarpetCare.com for announcements, signup for our newsletter, call or follow us all year on Facebook and Twitter for cleaning tips and more.

It has been a pleasure to provide you with premium carpet cleaning services and we look forward to seeing you again.

Surfaces Master Certification

EcoClean Carpet Care Attains Surfaces Master Certification

Andrechelle Cermak and Mark Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care in Mentor, Ohio have attended and successfully completed another intensive advanced training course by the industry’s trusted resource for quality education within the flooring industry. Featuring more than 80 seminars, mini-sessions and workshops, divided among eight tracks focused on today’s most relevant industry topics, the S2 Masters Certification Program raises the bar on the professional commitment for personal development

The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.  The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring web site, www.wfca.org, providing unbiased information about every type of floor covering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floor covering industry and consumers. For more information about the WFCA, visit www.wfca-pro.org.

Certified Water Damage Restoration

EcoClean Carpet Care Attends Water Damage Restoration School

IICRC Certified Cleaning and Restoration TechniciansThe IICRC is proud to announce that Andrechelle Cermak and Mark Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care in Mentor, Ohio recently qualified by education and examination as Certified Water Damage Restoration Technicians. These students have sacrificed many hours and a great deal of time and study to reach this level of certification.

Tom Hill, The IICRC Executive Administrator states Andrechelle Cermak and Mark Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care in Mentor, Ohio are examples of the type of individuals who care about consumers and their belongings as well as his industry. They have demonstrated the desire to provide customers with thorough, professional, and caring service.

The IICRC is a non profit certifying and standard-setting organization dedicated to raising industry standards through technical proficiency. By administering a strict process of certification, The IICRC provides a means by which consumers can receive the highest quality of service from trained, knowledgeable, professional technicians.

Andrechelle Cermak and Mark Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care join the ranks of the true professionals within the cleaning, restoration, and inspection industry. The IICRC welcomes his participation and continuing education.

We here at EcoClean Carpet Care strive to have all members of our team whether that be production or administrative to be fully qualified and knowledgeable on the latest and most advanced findings and requirements within our industry. There are standards and procedural requirements to most effectively and reliably handle water damage restoration which we stringently follow.

The IICRC Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration (ANSI/IICRC S500-2006) is a procedural standard. It is based on reliable restoration principles, research and practical experience. In addition, there has been extensive consultation and information obtained from numerous sources. These sources include, but are not necessarily limited to, the scientific community, the international, national and regional trade associations serving the professional disaster restoration industry, chemical formulators and equipment manufacturers, cleaning and restoration training schools, restoration service companies, the insurance industry, allied trades persons and others with specialized experience.

EcoClean Carpet Care services Lake County, Geauga County and parts of Cuyahoga County and Ashtabula County in Northeast Ohio. Should you ever have a flood and need expert water damage restoration services contact EcoClean Carpet Care at (440)257-7791 or online at www.EcoCleanCarpetCare.com.

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National Rug Cleaning Month 2011 – Rugust

A(R)ugust – Celebrate 2011 National Rug Cleaning Month by cleaning your precious rugs at EcoClean’s Rug Salon. Certified rug cleaners hand wash each rug, to moisturize, rejuvenate and revive the fibers. We use the safest and most thorough rug cleaning methods for your fine rugs. We treat your rug right!

Oriental and hand woven rugs must be hand cleaned, or their value may be diminished or even ruined. Valuable rugs are damaged everyday by untrained cleaners. To protect your investment, please call EcoClean @ 800-882-4695.

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EcoClean Carpet Care provides residential and commercial rug cleaning services to all of Lake County, Geauga County, and parts of Cuyahoga County and Ashtabula County. Got Dirt ? Call EcoClean! 800-882-4695

Carpet Cleaning – How to Make a Home More Tolerable for those with Allergies

Carpet Cleaning – How to Make a Home More Tolerable for those with Allergies

Upholstery Cleaning Madison OH 44057Madison Ohio – People with relatively mild allergies can develop a very serious illness if they continue to be exposed to the allergens. Clean, dry, well maintained carpet actually improves air quality and can help to reduce the allergens in a home. Carpet acts as a filter and as long as this filter is kept clean, it will do its job of trapping dust and allergens and keeping them from becoming airborne and floating into the breathable air space. Dust mites, mold, mildew, fungus and other allergens are easily and effectively removed with proper professional carpet cleaning.

Aside from controlling and preventing allergies, a thorough cleaning can remove odors and prolong the life of the carpet. Cleaning a carpet is more cost effective than buying new.

Do it yourself with at home machines should follow  the instructions closely for the most effective cleaning. This should not replace the need for professional cleanings. Vacuum thoroughly first. use an approved cleaning solution and do not add any other chemicals. DO not over wet the carpet and extract as much water as possible.

“Sometimes at home machines can leave too much soap and not be able to properly pull it back out. This will only attract more dirt. A professional cleaning will set them at ease knowing their carpet is properly cleaning and they have good, breathable air.”

Also as major carpet manufacturers will only uphold a warranty if the carpet has been steam cleaned by a certified technician.

Steam Cleaning Madison OH 44057It is recommended that allergy sufferers use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter and vacuum as often as necessary. Spills should be cleaned up promptly to help prevent the growth of mold. Ask visitors to remove their shoes before entering the home. If new carpeting is needed, choose one with a short, tight weave rather than a long loose fibers. Nylon is an effective allergy controlling carpet fiber. Any throw rugs in the home should be washed often. An air purifier will also help to provide cleaner more breathable air.

Carpet cleaning and vacuum recommendations are based on each individual family and their needs. A husband and a wife may vacuum once a week and get carpet cleaning every two years. A family with children and pets or allergy problems may need to vacuum more frequently and get carpet cleaning annually.

There is also a new anti allergen cleaning and treatment program, as used by EcoClean Carpet Care, that allows cleaning professionals to safely and affordably reduce levels of dust mites and allergens.

We use our specialized cleaning agents followed by an application of Allergy Relief Treatment on carpet, mattresses, upholstery, rugs, and bedding. Allergy Relief Treatment changes the shape of the allergen proteins, making them unrecognizable to the body, which prevents them from causing and allergic reaction” said Mark Cermak IICRC Master Textile Cleaner with EcoClean Carpet Care in Painesville. “The products have been specifically formulated for use around people with allergic illnesses and chemical sensitivities. They can be safely and effectively used in homes with children and pets.”

While regular, professional carpet cleaning alone will help allergy sufferers, the Allergy Relief Treatment adds extra protection.

Lake County Gazette Spring 2011 by Melissa Shank

Anti allergen carpet cleaning Madison OH 44057

Anti Allergen Carpet Cleaning Madison OH 44057

Asthma Study: No Difference in Carpeted vs. Uncarpeted Homes

Childhood Asthma Study Published in The New England Journal of Medicine Concludes: No Difference in Allergen Levels in Carpeted vs. Uncarpeted Homes

The findings of a major medical study published in The New England Journal of Medicine refute the widely-held notion that patients with asthma and/or allergies must remove their carpet. Clean, dry carpet is a healthy flooring choice for everyone, including children and adults with asthma and allergies

A major medical study of inner city children with asthma concludes that positive environmental interventions in the children’s homes, such as improved cleaning and the elimination of tobacco smoke, will result in a lessening of the children’s asthma-related symptoms and an increase in their symptom-free days. Further, the Inner-City Asthma Study found no difference in the improvement experienced by children who lived in homes with carpet versus children from homes with other types of flooring. In addition, no difference was found in the levels of allergens measured in carpeted homes compared to homes with hard surface floors.

An article describing the study, titled, “Results of a Home-Based Environmental Intervention among Urban Children with Asthma,” is published on the website of The New England Journal of Medicine. Based on years of research and independent testing, the carpet industry has long maintained that carpet does not contribute to allergy symptoms or poor indoor air quality. However, this is the first peer-reviewed study confirming the industry’s position from a prestigious medical journal.

The study followed 937 children from seven major U.S. cities over the course of a year. Of the participants, more than 50% of the children, aged 5-11 years, had positive skin tests to three or more allergen groups. Other common elements of the group were that they were from families whose incomes were at or close to the poverty level, as well as these factors: Cockroaches were reported in 58% of homes, wall-to-wall carpeting in the child’s bedroom in 55%, a smoker in 48%, mice or rats in 40%, and furry pets in 28%.

At the outset of the study, researchers sought to remove carpet from the children’s bedrooms, but factors such as rental agreements kept them from it. Still, family members were instructed to remove the carpet from their children’s bedrooms wherever possible.

Family members were given HEPA-filter vacuum cleaners and cleaning products and educated about various allergens and how to remove them from the home. Children’s beds were encased in dust-mite-blocking covers, and professional pest exterminators were called in where needed.

The study found that children in the intervention group missed fewer days of school, slept through the night more, and made fewer trips to the emergency room. Contrary to researchers’ expectations, children with carpet in their bedrooms improved as much and did just as well as children who had hard surface floors.

The interventions also produced marked declines in the measured levels of allergens in the home. Again, in contrast to predictions, no difference in allergen reduction was found between homes with carpets and those without carpeting.

The Inner City Asthma Study was sponsored in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health. According to published disclosure statements, none of the researchers or institutions were affiliated with or sponsored by any representative of the carpet industry.

The findings of the Inner City Asthma Study refute the widely-held notion that patients with asthma and/or allergies must remove their carpet, and according to Carpet and Rug Institute President Werner Braun, the study confirms the carpet industry’s assertion that clean, dry carpet is a healthy flooring choice for everyone, including children and adults with asthma and allergies. “CRI’s position is based on a body of sponsored as well as independent research, but the Inner City study is significant in that it comes from the medical community,” Braun said.

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Allergy Relief Carpet Cleaning – 440-257-7791

Lake County : Eastlake, Concord, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Lakeline, LeRoy, Madison, Mentor, Mentor on the Lake, Mentor Headlands, North Madison, North Perry, Painesville, Perry, Timberlake, Waite Hill, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Willowick, (complete Lake County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Geauga County – Aquilla, Burton, Chardon, Hunting Valley, Middlefiled, South Russell, Auburn, Bainbridge, Burton Township, Chardon Township, Chester Township, Claridon, East Claridon, Hambden, Huntsburg, Middlefield Township, Montville, Munson, Newbury, Parkman, Russell, Novelty, Thompson, Troy, (complete Geauga County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Ashtabula County – Ashtabula, Austinburg, Geneva, Geneva on the Lake, Geneva Township, Harpersfield, Jefferson, Plymouth, Rock Creek, Saybrook, Trumbull, (complete Ashtabula County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Cuyahoga County – Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, Moreland Hills, Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Woodmere, Orange, Euclid, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, (complete Cuyahoga County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Allergy Relief Cleaning

Allergy Relief Cleaning

Allergy Season is Blooming
Allergy season is blooming - spring carpet cleaningAhhh Spring is Finally Here. It can be the most beautiful time of year, but to those with allergies it can also be the most miserable.

Carpet HELPS Allergy Sufferers

Many people have been lead to believe that carpets and allergies are a bad combination. Even some health professionals (doctors and allergists) will encourage their patients to remove carpeting in favor of hardwood or tile floors. Those recommendations are generally based on faulty assumptions. In fact, clean, dry, well-maintained carpet actually improves air quality and can help to reduce the allergens in your home.

Carpet act as a filter, the largest filter in your home. As long as you keep this filter clean, it can continue to do its job, trapping dust and allergens and keeping them from becoming airborne and into your breathable air space.

Without carpet, allergens land on hard surface floors and can become airborne very easily, simply by having someone walk through the room. While it may be easier to clean hard surface floors than carpet, what a daunting task to clean the floor three or more times a day to try to keep up with gravity.

Professional Testing Labs studied the distribution of airborne dust associated with normal activities on hard and soft flooring surfaces. Their findings showed that walking on hard surfaces disturbed more particles. These particles became airborne and entered the breathing zone. In contrast, carpeted surfaces trapped more particles so that walking disturbed fewer particles into the breathing zone. Result: less dust in the breathing zone over carpeted floors.

Dust mites , mold, mildew, fungus, and other allergens are easily and effectively removed with proper professional carpet cleaning. Unlike other flooring, carpet keeps allergens locked inside. Prior to removal, allergens are trapped within the carpet pile fibers. Simple walking will not move those allergens out of the carpet. On the other hand, tile or hardwood floors allow allergens to become airborne with each footstep.

Allergy or asthma relief starts in the bedroom. You spend over a third of your life in your bedroom. For allergy sufferers, the bedroom is the primary source of allergen exposure in your home. To effectively control these allergens (mostly dust mites), in addition to your carpet, your mattress should be regularly cleaned, about every 6 months for allergy sufferers. (Typical charge for cleaning a mattress is $100 plus $25 for the allergy relief treatment!)

Don’t forget your pillows. An old pillow can contain up to 20 percent of its weight in dead dust mites, dust mite body parts and their fecal matter. Pillows should be cleaned and treated with a dust mite-neutralizing product, or replaced every six months.

IAQ, VOCs, Carpet and Allergies

The primary focus of IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) and toxicity typically revolves around Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions. In reality carpet is one of the lowest VOC emitters of flooring materials, significantly less than VCT, wood & ceramic floor adhesives (even low VOC types) and paint. In fact plasticizers, glues, urethanes and finishes on vinyl and wood floors are typically much harsher toxins.

If you are an allergy sufferer or know someone who is, EcoClean is the solution you’ve been seeking. Call 440-257-7791
Allergy Relief Cleaning

Carpet Repair | Berber Carpet Repair | Pet Damage

EcoClean Carpet Care is your local carpet repair company that specializes in carpet repairs such as precision bonded inserts, pile grafting, carpet patches, berber carpet repair, carpet burns, pet damaged carpet, carpet pulls, carpet snags, flood damage carpet, stair carpet repair, commercial carpet repair, carpet seam repair, carpet stain removal and carpet stretching, buckle removal.

Photos below show pet damaged carpet expertly repaired by EcoClean Carpet Care.

Carpet Surgery

Pet Damage on Step Riser – A precision bonded insert was used to repair the hole (pet damage) in the stair riser in the picture below.

Unraveled berber carpet – our carpet repair specialist re-burl the carpet using the same carpet yarn and repair the carpet to almost as good as new. This berber carpet re-burl technique is like re-weaving the carpet and creates a strong repair of the damaged area. This carpet pull was caused by pet damage but can also be caused by aggressive vacuum cleaners. Don’t cut your carpet! Call EcoClean, we can fix it!

Our expert technicians can repair your carpet as well as clean it. If you have split seams, burns or tears, waves or ripples or even permanent stains, give us a call. From a small cigarette burns to re-burling unraveled berber.

Lake County : Eastlake, Concord, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Lakeline, LeRoy, Madison, Mentor, Mentor on the Lake, Mentor Headlands, North Madison, North Perry, Painesville, Perry, Timberlake, Waite Hill, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Willowick, (complete Lake County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Geauga County – Aquilla, Burton, Chardon, Hunting Valley, Middlefiled, South Russell, Auburn, Bainbridge, Burton Township, Chardon Township, Chester Township, Claridon, East Claridon, Hambden, Huntsburg, Middlefield Township, Montville, Munson, Newbury, Parkman, Russell, Novelty, Thompson, Troy, (complete Geauga County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Ashtabula County – Ashtabula, Austinburg, Geneva, Geneva on the Lake, Geneva Township, Harpersfield, Jefferson, Plymouth, Rock Creek, Saybrook, Trumbull, (complete Ashtabula County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Cuyahoga County – Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, Moreland Hills, Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Woodmere, Orange, Euclid, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, (complete Cuyahoga County carpet cleaning service area click here)

 

Training at Carpet Cleaners Technical Conference

teaching at carpet cleaners technical conferenceWe just returned from a Carpet Cleaners Advanced Technical Conference at the Drieaz Training Center in Nashville Tennessee. The worlds greatest carpet cleaners attended this exclusive advanced training event.

We were honored to be invited back again this year to help teach hundreds of the best carpet cleaners and carpet cleaning business owners from all over the country. The events’ other instructors included some of the foremost experts in the carpet cleaning industry, offering classroom education, and interactive, hands on, live demonstrations.

Hands-on technical classes on carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rug cleaning, leather cleaning and hard surface cleaning; carpet cleaning equipment trials, testing and comparison; seminars on branding, marketing, internet, social media, networking and business development techniques.

Again this year we plan to attend several other carpet cleaning technical conferences, courses, lectures, workshops and seminars, as well as teach at dozens of hands on training sessions.

From the outside it may appear that we attend these technical conferences only to speak and teach. But we are also attending to learn. We constantly strive to improve our education, skills and techniques.

Technical Conferences offer us the highest potential to learn the advanced skills in our field of expertise and expand our abilities in other areas.

Attending technical conferences is a professionally rewarding experience, presenting a unique opportunity due to the vast melting pot of expertise and experience. Put hundreds like-minded people in a room and you’re bound to get something good out of it. Conversation is the inspiration for innovation. When we attend a conference, the opportunity to contribute to the carpet cleaning industry is huge. We love to give back to the industry that has given us so many opportunities.

We go to all these conferences to teach, learn, and play. But mostly, we go to benefit you by being the World’s Greatest Carpet Cleaner!

Carpet Cleaning Mentor – 257-7791


Northeast Ohio Carpet Cleaning Service Area

The top experts in carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Northeast Ohio

Providing premium professional cleaning service (carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, and rug cleaning) to the finest homes and businesses in Northeast Ohio. Lake County, Geauga County, and parts of Cuyahoga County and Ashtabula County.

Lake County : Eastlake, Concord, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Lakeline,  Madison, Mentor, Mentor on the Lake, Mentor Headlands, North Madison, North Perry, Painesville, Perry, Waite Hill, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Willowick, (complete Lake County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Geauga County – Aquilla, Burton, Chardon, Hunting Valley, Middlefiled, South Russell, Auburn, Bainbridge, Burton Township, Chardon Township, Chester Township, Claridon, East Claridon, Hambden, Huntsburg, Middlefield Township, Montville, Munson, Newbury, Parkman, Russell, Novelty, Thompson, Troy, (complete Geauga County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Ashtabula County – Ashtabula, Austinburg, Geneva, Geneva on the Lake, Geneva Township, Harpersfield, Jefferson, Plymouth, Rock Creek, Saybrook, Trumbull, (complete Ashtabula County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Cuyahoga County – Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, Moreland Hills, Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Woodmere, Orange, Euclid, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, (complete Cuyahoga County carpet cleaning service area click here)

Certified Commercial Carpet Cleaning Specialists

EcoClean Carpet Care Earns Certification at Commercial Carpet Cleaning School

Release by IICRC: The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification Is proud to announce that Mark Cermak and Andrechelle Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care in Mentor – Painesville Ohio have recently qualified by education and examination as Certified Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technicians (CCMT), having sacrificed many hours and a great deal of time and study to reach this level of certification.

Tom Hill, IICRC Executive Administrator, states Andrechelle and Mark are examples of the type of individuals who care about consumers and their belongings as well as his industry. They have demonstrated the desire to provide customers with thorough, professional, and caring service.

Andrechelle Cermak and Mark Cermak of EcoClean Carpet Care in Mentor, Ohio have attended and successfully completed another advanced training course on Commercial Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance.

Adding yet another advanced carpet cleaning certification to their Master Textile Cleaner designation exemplifies their desire and sincere effort to be the absolute best carpet cleaning specialists in Northeast Ohio. EcoClean believes in, and invests heavily in education.

EcoClean Carpet Care services Lake County, Geauga County and parts of Cuyahoga County and Ashtabula County in Northeast Ohio. Should you ever need expert commercial carpet cleaning or residential carpet cleaning services, please contact EcoClean at (440)257-7791 or online at www.EcoCleanCarpetCare.com.