Carpet, Air Duct, Upholstery, and Tile Cleaning by Sears

Sears Keeps Your Carpet Cleaner Longer — Guaranteed

Sears two-step, hot water extraction process, and our specially formulated cleaning solutions and fiber rinse are unlike most other carpet & upholstery cleaners. With the steam cleaning process, warm/hot water is used to loosen dirt embedded deep in the carpet fibers then it is quickly extracted with powerful vacuum equipment. Our second step, the Fiber Rinse, insures that we have removed the most dirt and cleaning solution (residue) from your carpet so it will be soft, fresh and stay cleaner longer.

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Carpet, Upholstery, Hardwood, Tile, Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning
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Carpet, Upholstery, Hardwood, Tile, Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning
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August 12, 2016 5
Service was exellent
August 12, 2016 5
Phil did a great job. Thank you.
August 12, 2016 5
Great job!
August 12, 2016 5
The same service technician we used before. He did excellent job. We will use this service again.
August 12, 2016 5
Thank you, Carlos Pina. You didi a good job, see you next year
August 12, 2016 5
Arrived promptly and did a great job. Thanks!
August 12, 2016 5
Jose is great!
August 12, 2016 5
Everything was fine. Ahmad was very good at explaining everything to me.
August 12, 2016 5
Jake and Max were very courteous and respectful. They worked hard and took care to insure the job was perfect. I am delighted and would/will recommend them to anyone. Thank you Jake and Max.
August 12, 2016 5
Very happy with the excellent service!!! I will definitely call back Omar and Reda to my house!!! Very professional and great pride in their work! Bravo !!! Also great fast response to my call!
August 12, 2016 5
The team were professional and courteous. They explained what they were going to do and ask if we had any question. When they finished we took a walk through and check all the work that was done. Every thing meet with our satisfaction Pat Stawicki
August 12, 2016 5
Good job. Thanks.
August 12, 2016 5
the technicians were extremely professional and did a fantastic job
August 12, 2016 5
Very impressed. Tech was very professionall and knowledgeable
August 12, 2016 5
Benny and his helper did a great job. I've used Benny twice and wish to continue to use him in the future. Nice guy!
August 12, 2016 5
Great service!
August 12, 2016 5
Adolfo O. and Lamont J. were SUPERB!! Both gentlemen were extremely courteous, friendly, polite, helpful and informative.
August 12, 2016 5
The technicians were very professional and helpful. They did an excellent job and were very efficient. I would definitely use the service again. Thanks.
August 12, 2016 5
Very nice guys and professional as well.
August 12, 2016 5
Dustin and Brandon did an amazing job! Both men were extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly!
August 12, 2016 5
Dustin was very nice very professional honest I would recommend him anytime
August 12, 2016 5
This was the best service we could ask for. From scheduling to the cleaning..everything was perfect!!
August 12, 2016 4.5
Great service. Thank you
August 12, 2016 4.3
The only thing I wasn't happy with was a FIVE HOUR window for arrival time me that's was a bit much
August 12, 2016 4.3
They gave special attention to spots that were difficult. I was very pleased with the technicians
August 12, 2016 4.3
everything was fine as far as the actual service went. the big issue I had was that I had scheduled the appointment with a representative originally to be done on Friday. they called late Friday and said they wouldn't be able to come, and rescheduled for Sunday saying I would get 15% off 4 rescheduling. they called Sunday and told me that they didn't want to wait in traffic so they wouldn't be coming and had me reschedule again for Monday. I was told again I'd be getting an additional 15% off for rescheduling again. they showed up on Monday just as they were supposed to, but the gentleman knew nothing about the 15% discounts. I had to call the office to get any money off the price. Not the entire amount I was told. I work in a restaurant so friday and sunday are busy days for me at work, but this was important bebause it was for someone's health, so I took t he day off on friday and again on sunday for no reason. The fact that they said they weren't coming Sunday because they didn't want to sit in traffic was crap! I lost alot of money because of sears. The actual service was fine and they did a good job bur I can't say I would recommend sears or use sears again because th problems I had.
August 12, 2016 4
The work was done efficiently but we have had a problem with our air filter that was ordered by the technician. he sent the wrong measurements and it does not fit and we have not been able to receive any help with this problem.
August 12, 2016 4
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August 12, 2016 3.5
Cleanest was not as good as some other companies I used before. There white glove was miss leading.
August 12, 2016 3.5
We were quoted a price of $150 and we were told that it would be the absolute final price. We were charged $315. Shame on you.
July 25, 2016 5
Good service ,cordial, efficient and moved some furniture. Thank you.
July 25, 2016 5
Gabe and Brandon did a great job! Very friendly workers. They looked at my air ducts and suggested a air duct cleaning and sure enough, I needed one bad. Thanks for hiring such courteous and well mannered workers!
July 25, 2016 5
techinician's were GREAT .... on time and extremely professional. I don't think it is the BEST cleaning that ive ever had, a couple difficult spots were still noticeable.
July 25, 2016 5
Tech did a great job, thorough and complete! Thank you!
July 25, 2016 5
My technician Dylan was great.
July 25, 2016 5
He did an excellant and proffesional job, I'm very happy with your service. Have a blessed day
July 25, 2016 5
Super polite and did an efficient job. So happy he arrived on time and I appreciated the call letting me know he was on his way. I have already referred him and would request him again.
July 25, 2016 5
The technicians were extremely professional and did a good job
July 25, 2016 5
Thanks for being prompt and professional.
July 25, 2016 5
He did a great job, will recommend
July 25, 2016 5
Great service. Very happy... thank you
July 25, 2016 5
Dynamic team - Aaron & Adam. Would use them again in a heartbeat! Thank you!!
July 25, 2016 5
Tech was very good. I would definitely recommend him.
July 25, 2016 5
I was very happy with the service you provided definitely met my expectations
July 25, 2016 5
Juan was extremely courteous, friendly, and professional.
July 25, 2016 5
This was superb customer service. Josh was great.
July 25, 2016 5
Todd did an outstanding job on an tile. It looks as good as new.
July 25, 2016 5
The technicians were great the whole time they were there. They were very knowledgeable and welling to explain every question that we had and made sure we know what was going to happen from start to finish.
July 25, 2016 5
This was a very professional and educational business experience. I had very exceptional and experience technicians. I appreciate the service I received and look forward to continued service with Sears. Thank You
July 25, 2016 5
Not that I can think of.
July 25, 2016 5
No concerns, Boe Hart was very friendly and professional.
July 25, 2016 5
Dustin was very friendly and explained the process to me. I was pleased with the service and can't think of anything else to improve upon.
July 25, 2016 5
The service was great. I was very impressed with the technician and his assistant. They were both very courteous and professional. Alfonso was so respectful as he was teaching his assistant. And, his assistant was eager to learn. They are both young men that Sears can be proud to call employees.
July 25, 2016 5
Both were very personable and professional
July 25, 2016 5
Both Ben and Matt were personable and professional. They went above and beyond to ensure a thorough quality cleaning.
July 25, 2016 5
Giovanni and Paul were very courteous and professional. The ducts are super clean now. One of my neighbors already signed up to have same service after she met the guys leaving my home. thanks!
July 25, 2016 5
Great team! They explained everything before and after
July 25, 2016 5
Great job
July 25, 2016 5
well everything was fine for me, thank you
July 25, 2016 5
Good job and Tech did a great job!!
July 25, 2016 4.8
The technician did not put any plastic protectors under my wood tables. He went around the legs of the tables but the water could easily absorb in to the wood. I don't know if Sears doesn't do that but they should. Other than that, he was great.
July 25, 2016 4
Service guys forgot to reconnect tubing to vent so they had to come back the next day. They were very couteous and did a great job installing new tubing that fit better!
July 25, 2016 3.8
I was given a quote of 177.00 but then up sold 302.00 of service.
July 25, 2016 3.5
More effort to protect floor (runners).
July 11, 2016 5
Two of the nicest guys and did an excellent job.
July 11, 2016 5
I work night shift as a nurse and have a weird work schedule. The Sears people were incredibly accommodating to my schedule. Which meant a lot. I was very grateful for that.
July 11, 2016 5
Every thing went well and the guys were very courteous.
July 11, 2016 5
No complaints here - quite affordable and very professional!
July 11, 2016 5
I called Sunday to say thAt there was a leak from the AC unit- there are several Areas in the basement that is totally wet- I have not heard from anyone - told them that it is an emergency - have not heard from the company do very dossappointed !
July 11, 2016 5
Juan is a great tech . Very professional
July 11, 2016 5
The technician Victor, great worker.
July 11, 2016 5
The techs we're great! Very helpful and knowledgable. Professional and fast
July 11, 2016 5
The two young gentleman that serviced my home, were superb. I would like to request that they return to service my home, on my next request. Thanks so much!
July 11, 2016 5
Terrance was excellent my wife and I are extremely delighted with the work he provided. We will tell ours friends and family about our experience and tell them to ask for Terrance by name. I will see you guys in a few months, customer for life
July 11, 2016 5
Phil did a great job!
July 11, 2016 5
Very good job
July 11, 2016 5
Anthony and Seth were very professional and great to work with, thank you!
July 11, 2016 5
It was an excellent service, done quickly and for a great price!
July 11, 2016 5
Great job and professional
July 11, 2016 5
Excellent service!
July 11, 2016 5
Guys were great, knowledgeable, did a good job, just the right amount friendly. I was really impressed that the order taker could schedule someone to come to my house within a couple hours. I really appreciated that at such last minute. I thought it was a bit cheap that they offered me a deodorizer for "only" $20 bucks and I paid extra $60.00 for a "protector"- should have been added anyway for some liquid smell but I guess you find ways to take advantage of people. I am not complaining really, that is just the way anything you do now a days is. I suggest just add that stuff anyway and raise the price a little. You want a return customer right? You want them to feel like they got a good deal and will call you next time.
July 11, 2016 5
Yes, your crew came in and did all the work I asked of them and did it with a a smile. Thank you
July 11, 2016 5
Both the scheduler and technician were extremely professional, helpful and friendly. The entire process was easy and enjoyable.
July 11, 2016 5
Arnold did a great job.. Thank you
July 11, 2016 5
Very satisfied. Dominic and helper did a wonderful job. Very polite, knowledgeable. I will definitely have them come again. Thank you.
July 11, 2016 5
Clarence and Kevin were very kind and professional thank you for sharing them
July 11, 2016 5
George is great and sensitive to personal situations.
July 11, 2016 5
My technician, Jose, went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the outcome. He was extremely professional and pleasant. I would definitely ask for him again.
July 11, 2016 5
every thing was good, the guys derserve a 10, and thats foreal
July 11, 2016 5
All went well.he was very nice
July 11, 2016 5
Awesome, as always. Thank you!
July 11, 2016 5
job was handled very professionally. and the technician was very efficient and pleasant.
July 11, 2016 5
I appreciated the honesty of how they approached what they could do today and what needed a revisit. They have already contacted me on date of follow-up service. Will definitely use you in the future.
July 11, 2016 4.8
Technicians were very considerate!
July 11, 2016 4.8
Tech was very thorough, took his time and did a great job!
July 11, 2016 4.8
It took them 20 minutes to get in-touch with their home base so they can run my credit card.
July 11, 2016 4.5
Instead of being called on the weekend with an appt time for Monday I was put on stand by which meant that my appt had a good chance of being canceled and scheduled for another week (based on my home location). Luckily someone at Sears was able to intervene and get me an appt for the original day. I appreciate the operated that was able to solve the problem.
July 11, 2016 4.5
I'd like a detailed review of the services offered up front without a hard sale in my home. I will use the service again next year, however the price has to be set when I schedule the service. The technician was professional and offered additional services - I would've liked the customer service agent to have discussed those services with me prior to scheduling the service.
July 11, 2016 4.5
They do pretty good job but I'm happy
July 11, 2016 4.5
The technician was excellent. He explained me the process very well before starting, He answered all my questions, and he offered me a lot of tips on how to keep my system clean and running well . The customer service was OK but they didnt explained me any process. They were mainly interested in the amount of vents, and the exact count. The technician dedication and professionalism, made the whole experience so easy and smooth.

Additional Cleaning Tips & Resources from the Sears Clean Blog

Spring Clean

Spring Cleaning Tips
- Part 1

Air Duct Cleaning

What's Lurking in Your Home's Air Duct System


Deep Down Cleaning

The Difference Between Interim & Deep Down Carpet Cleaning

Carpet & Rug Institute

Carpet & Rug Institute - Carpet Cleaning Seal of Approval Program


Keep Your Carpet Cleaner Longer

Sears Keeps Your Carpet Cleaner Longer - Guaranteed

Tile & Grout

Dingy, Dirty Tile & Grout


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Spring Cleaning Tips - Part 1

Spring cleaning season is upon us. The days are getting longer and all of the sunlight pouring into your house is showing off all of your winter grime. Spring Cleaning can be a daunting task and you may be putting it off as long as you can, but pretty soon, you are going to buckle under the pressure. When you do, make sure you take along Sears Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning’s Spring Cleaning Tips.

  1. The first thing you will want to do is call Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning and set up your carpet & upholstery cleaning appointment. Set your carpet & upholstery cleaning appointment for your target “Spring Cleaning” completion date. This will keep you motivated to stay on schedule. You want to have all of your other cleaning done before the Sears cleaning crew arrives.

  2. Determine how you would like to handle your cleaning schedule. One method is to identify how much time you have to spend on the project and divide that by the number of areas you must conquer in that time. In example if you have 8 hours and 7 areas, that is 480 minutes divided by 7, that gives you about an hour in each area. We have broken this down into different rooms so you can mark your calendar to do one section of the list below each week.

  3. Collect all of your home cleaning supplies and place together in a tote. Include – gloves, furniture polish, glass cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, bath cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, paper/regular towels, and newspaper. Whether you choose to do all at once or break into segments, we will save the vacuum for last so you will not need to carry that around.

  4. Label a box for donation and place in an accessible area.

Now you are ready to get started.

Bedrooms
  • Do a quick pick-up and make sure that everything is in its place. (This will avoid distractions while deep-cleaning.) Identify any items that are no longer used that should be placed in donation or thrown away.

  • Remove bed linens from the bed

  • Remove curtains, table covers, laundry and place inside of bed linens set outside of the bedroom door or take them to the laundry room. Replace with freshly washed linens. (Quick Tip – If you have washable curtains, simply wash, shake, and re-hang damp. This will give your room a fresh aroma and avoid additional drying time in the clothes dryer. Depending on the fabric, there shouldn’t be any wrinkles but if there are you can always take them down another day and iron.)

  • Dust all light fixtures and replace any missing light bulbs

  • Polish furniture – Make sure to include, picture frames, ornaments, etc.

  • Clean Glass- Clean all glass surfaces next don’t forget mirrors, picture glass, decorations, table tops, and windows. (Quick Tip – Many believe that using newspaper instead of paper towels when cleaning glass gives a streak and lint free finish.)

  • Use your multi-purpose cleaner and a towel to wipe down any remaining surfaces – light switches, door knobs, electrical plates, dusty walls, baseboards, etc.

  • Empty waste basket and make sure all cleaning supplies are placed back into your tote.

(Repeat for each of the bedrooms in your home)

Vacuum
  • Make sure that your vacuum is ready to go – check bag or canister and empty if needed.

  • Work your way through each area. Use attachments to clean cob webs from ceilings/walls, cold air returns, baseboards, stair steps, hard to reach crevices, cloth lamp shades, upholstered furniture, etc.

  • Take the extra time to move any furniture that may have dust and debris collecting beneath it such as tables, chairs, couches, etc.

We know that spring cleaning can be exhausting. Hopefully, Sears Spring Cleaning tips will help you face the challenge. Check back each week for more Spring Cleaning tips from Sears. We will cover all the rooms in your house one week at a time. Sears Carpet, Upholstery, and Air Duct Cleaning experts look forward to providing the following services to help with your spring cleaning - carpet, upholstery, tile & grout, hardwood floors, clothes dryer vent, and air duct cleaning. Call today to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.

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Dingy, Dirty Tile & Grout

There is something about an older home that emits charm and warmth. Perhaps it is the thick woodwork or the many other handcrafted details. Unfortunately, years of built up dirt and debris from previous owners may not be so charming. One area where this is particularly noticeable is tiled floors. Often it isn’t even the tile, even if the color or texture of the tile is outdated. Usually it is the porous grout that runs between the tiles, ever-collecting dirt, grease, and grime. If you look closely, you will see that these porous joints resemble mortar joints in between brick. This material has many nooks and crevasses where dirt collects. It could be from years of basic traffic, poor cleaning habits, or wrong cleaning methods. Standard tile cleaning methods only move dirty water around on your floors, pushing more dirt and grime deeper into the grout pores. Sears professional Tile & Grout Cleaning technicians use high powered tile and grout cleaning brushes and vacuums that quickly extract the dirty water from your tile and grout. Leaving your floors as clean as possible.

However, depending on how long the floors have gone unmaintained, the grout may be stained and a regular grout cleaning may not be enough. If you want to give your tile floors a whole new look, don’t stop with Sears professional Tile & Grout Cleaning, ask your Sears Technician about our Grout re-coloring service. Grout re-coloring hides stubborn & deeply embedded stains to give your grout a beautiful new, clean, look. In addition, grout re-coloring seals the grout pores for easier, more effective, home cleaning. Choose from our wide selection of grout color seal options to get a grout color seal option that is best for your tile and décor. Grout re-coloring can give your tile and room a whole new look without the costly expense of replacing your tile. Besides, chances are, the tile isn’t even the problem. Call Sears Tile & Grout cleaning and re-coloring professionals to learn more about giving your tiled floors a makeover you can’t even imagine.

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The Difference Between Interim & Deep Down Carpet Cleaning —
What You Need To Know

The long lasting beauty of your carpet depends in most part on your carpet cleaning methods. There are two phases of carpet cleaning –Interim carpet cleaning and deep down carpet cleaning.

Interim carpet cleaning consists of thoroughly vacuuming the carpet at least once a week-especially in high traffic areas. And spot cleaning the carpet as soon as possible after a spill occurs. It is best to use a clean white cloth along with a residential carpet spot removal product such as Sears Professional Spot Remover.

Deep down carpet cleaning means using a professional carpet cleaning company like Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning to remove the embedded dirt and grime that accumulates with traffic over time. Most carpet manufacturers recommend the hot water extraction (steam Cleaning) method of carpet cleaning be used at least once every 12 to 24 months. Hot water extraction or Steam carpet cleaning may also be required by the carpet manufacturers to maintain the carpet warranty.

The carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has a Seal of Approval program which identifies carpet cleaning products, processes and companies that remove the most amount of dirt from carpet. Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has earned the Platinum Seal of Approval which is the highest possible CRI rating.

Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning not only uses the hot water extraction, or steam cleaning, carpet cleaning process but also performs a second step. Using a PH balancing rinse to leave the carpet soft to the touch and helping it to stay cleaner longer (that’s because there is no residue left in the carpet to attract dirt).

So, proper interim carpet cleaning coupled with a periodic professional carpet cleaning from Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning can prolong the life and beauty of your carpeting.

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Sears Keeps Your Carpet Cleaner Longer — Guaranteed

When choosing your Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Cleaning provider we know you have lots of things to consider. Typically, our carpet & upholstery cleaning customers are seeking convenient appointments, professional technicians, and getting the best results attainable. And the Sears Blue Crew is happy to deliver!

But how do you know you are getting the best results? What sets Sears Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning methods apart from the rest? Sears two-step, hot water extraction process, and our specially formulated cleaning solutions and fiber rinse are unlike most other carpet & upholstery cleaners. Some other carpet and upholstery cleaning companies offer carpet shampooing, dry cleaning, or carbonated/ "bonnet cleaning", methods. These methods have proven to leave behind dirt, dander, and even cleaning shampoo residue. When cleaning shampoo residue is left behind, it can act as a magnet to dirt and your carpet & upholstery can get dirty faster. Additionally, these methods have been recognized as more of a "topical" cleaning as they are only able to temporarily remove dirt from the carpet and upholstery surface. They are not considered "deep-cleaning" methods.

Like Sears, most carpet cleaning & upholstery cleaning companies today perform a warm/hot water extraction process or "steam cleaning" process. With the steam cleaning process, warm/hot water is used to loosen dirt embedded deep in the carpet fibers then it is quickly extracted with powerful vacuum equipment. Typically the dirt is then run through hoses out of the house to the truck mounted cleaning unit. Sears Carpet & Upholstery cleaning takes this cleaning process to the next level by adding a separate pH balance fiber rinse. Our second step, the Fiber Rinse, ensures that we have removed the most dirt and cleaning solution (residue) from your carpet so it will be soft, fresh and stay cleaner longer. Our carpet cleaning process is not only the process recommended by America’s largest carpet manufacturer, but the Sears 2-step deep cleaning process was also tested by the Carpet & Rug Institute and awarded the Platinum Seal of Approval for removing the most dirt from carpet. The Platinum Seal is the highest possible level of achievement. Below you will find an excerpt from The Carpet & Rug Institute that describes the stringent requirements to be awarded with the Platinum Seal of Approval.

Testing Criteria
  • Soil removal – CRI uses NASA-enhanced x-ray fluorescence technology to measure the precise amount of soil removed from the carpet, and soil removal efficiency is rated on four levels. Extractors that exceed average soil removal levels receive a Bronze Seal rating. Those achieving higher levels of soil removal receive a Silver or Gold rating. Extractors that remove the highest level of soil earn the CRI Platinum Seal of Approval.

  • Water removal – The extractor or system must remove most of the moisture resulting from a wet cleaning process. Dirty water that remains in the carpet could be a source of fungal growth and could prolong the drying process.

  • Fiber surface retention – The product must not harm the carpet pile.

If a system is being tested, additional test criteria are included and mirror those from the Cleaning Solutions protocol. These include:

  • Rate of resoiling – This ensures that the product does not attract dirt to the cleaned areas faster than the rest of the carpet.

  • pH – A more neutral pH ensures that carpet dyes and fibers are not adversely affected.

  • Optical brighteners – None is allowed, as optical brighteners can leave some patches of carpet lighter than the rest.

  • Colorfastness – Products must not be so aggressive that they cause a color change in the carpet.

Source – www.carpet-rug.org

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You’d Be Surprised What’s Lurking In Your Home’s Air Duct System

According to the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA), a typical six-room home creates over 40 pounds of dust annually through everyday living. In addition, the typical family generates a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants such as dander, dirt and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 50 to 70 times per day on average. Over time, this re-circulation can cause a build-up of contaminants in the air duct work.

There are a few things that the EPA recommends you do to keep your air duct system clean and free of contaminants:

  • Use a highest efficiency air filter

  • Change filters regularly

  • If your filters become clogged, change them more frequently

  • Be sure you do not have any missing filters and that air cannot bypass filters through gaps around the filter holder

  • Have your air coils and drained pans cleaned

  • During construction or renovation work that produces dust in your home, seal off supply and return registers and do not operate the heating and cooling system until after cleaning up the dust

  • Remove dust and vacuum your home regularly. (Use a high efficiency vacuum (HEPA) cleaner or the highest efficiency filter bags your vacuum cleaner can take. Vacuuming can increase the amount of dust in the air during and after vacuuming as well as in your ducts)

  • If your heating system includes in-duct humidification equipment, be sure to operate and maintain the humidifier strictly as recommended by the manufacturer

Your home would be a candidate for Sears Air Duct Cleaning if:

  • You can visibly see built up dirt, dust or dander in your ducts or have never had them cleaned

  • a build-up of dirt at the registers

  • particulates / dust blowing out of your vents

  • unusual odors

  • a unit that runs longer than it used to

  • a coil that ices up

  • pets

  • smoking in the home

  • family members that suffer from indoor allergies

  • recently remodeled your home

Sears Indoor Air Quality & Air Duct Cleaning professionals are trained to thoroughly and correctly perform air duct cleaning as per the NADCA guidelines. Sears Air Duct Cleaning professionals will not clean partial systems. The EPA warns consumers not to hire air duct cleaning professionals who only partially clean the system. Air Duct Cleaning of only part of the system could result in the loss of the benefit of air duct cleaning as dust, debris, and dirt that is left behind will continue to circulate and re-contaminate your home’s air ducts. Sears Indoor Air Quality Specialists also offer HVAC system filters. Ask the Sears Air Duct Cleaning technician about our filter replacement program where you get several filters and an email reminder when it is time to change or clean your air filter. We also offer air cleaners, and air purification products, to help improve the indoor air quality in your home. Ask your Sears Indoor Air Quality Specialists what products would best fit your needs and the needs of your home or visit Sears Air Duct Cleaning to read more or view air duct cleaning pictures and videos.

Sources: EPA.gov, NADCA

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Carpet & Rug Institute — Carpet Cleaning Seal of Approval Program

The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) is a not for profit trade association that represents the manufacturers of over 95% of the carpet made in the United States.

The CRI realizes that proper carpet cleaning is an integral factor in how long a carpet lasts and how well consumers enjoy their carpet. So, the CRI decided to scientifically test carpet cleaning products and carpet cleaning processes and then to rate them on how much dirt was removed from the carpet. In essence, this rating system helps consumers understand which products and processes clean carpet the best.

Their testing and rating system is called the CRI Seal of Approval Program. While some carpet cleaning products/processes do not pass, there are four (4) levels of approval based upon the percent of soil removed from carpeting:

  • 90% to 100% Removal = SOA Platinum

  • 80% to 89% Removal   = SOA Gold

  • 70% to 79% Removal   = SOA Sliver

  • 55% to 69% Removal   = SOA Bronze

Sears Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning was one of the first companies to receive the Platinum Seal of Approval for a deep-cleaning system. The carpet cleaning "system" is the combination of the carpet cleaning machine and a particular carpet cleaning solution, following a set procedure.

There are stringent cleaning standards that must be met in the following categories to receive the Seal of Approval awards:

  • Soil removal

  • Water removal

  • Texture retention

Other rating criteria that must be met are:

  • Rate of re-soiling (How quickly carpet becomes dirty again)

  • pH balancing (Neutralization of carpet after cleaning)

  • No optical brighteners (additives to detergent that make carpets "appear" clean)

  • Color fastness (Does not alter color of carpet or fabric)

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