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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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June 24, 2016 5
ahhh....I forgot the protector... he should have told me... he would have sold me!
June 24, 2016 5
Crew was awesome
June 24, 2016 5
The technicians were very courteous and professional. They answered all of my questions. They are highly recommended. Great men, thoroughly pleased with the service.
June 24, 2016 5
the techs were friendly and professional. great job!
June 24, 2016 5
Technician was fantastic! Ben explained all that was to be done,very knowledgeable. I'm very satisfied.
June 24, 2016 5
The technician was great and very informative.
June 24, 2016 5
Very professional, friendly and efficient workers
June 24, 2016 5
Israel and Darryl did a great job and they were very professional. I've already recommended them to my aunt and will recommend them to others needing their air ducts cleaned.
June 24, 2016 5
Both technicians friendly, professional & thorough. We were very satisfied with them & their service.
June 24, 2016 5
Vic was great, his was very knowledgeable and detailed in his work. You should have more employees like him.
June 24, 2016 5
Bernard is excellent - explains everything in detail. Of course no one likes to spend more than expected, but you understand how and why the additional work is essential. He instill confidence in the Sears brand.
June 24, 2016 5
The technicians were very kind to my elderly mother.
June 24, 2016 5
Great service as usual.......Was stuck in traffic, but they started ahead w/out me there.....They know the drill!!
June 24, 2016 5
Very pleased with the job and the technicians.
June 24, 2016 5
Tech that came out was out standing good workers.
June 24, 2016 5
Techs were good to work with and did a great job
June 24, 2016 5
The technician was very helpful, professional, and polite
June 24, 2016 5
Thank you Sears!
June 24, 2016 5
Thought you were wonderful. Great job!
June 24, 2016 5
They arrived on time. They were extremely professional and kind. They did an amazing job and were in and out in an hour. I will use them again and again
June 24, 2016 5
I have recommended Sears to my family members. Thanks to Reuben and the team. They gave me a wonderful birthday present. Thanks
June 24, 2016 5
Technician( Sam) was excellent very helpful and friendly. He did a awesome job will use Sears again and already have a neighbor calling to get it done also.. GREAT PRICE
June 24, 2016 5
The crew was professional , they knew exactly what they were doing and didn't mess around. I am extremely satisfied . Thank you Sears.
June 24, 2016 5
The cleaner was both very nice and also did a good job. We were pleased.
June 24, 2016 5
Joshawa, and the gentleman with him, were prompt, efficient, and very courteous!!!!
June 24, 2016 5
Excellent service. I will definitely use again.
June 24, 2016 5
The service guys were extremely polite
June 24, 2016 5
Raul and Javier did a great job and on such a hot day! Thanks guys!
June 24, 2016 5
pROFESSIONAL. gOOD ADVICE. GREAT SREVFICE ADVICE WILL CONSIDER SAGAIN NEXT TIME. tHANKS!
June 24, 2016 5
There was another guy with the main cleaning guy and I noticed he really was not doing anything. He was doing something sometimes. I was just wondering because it looked like a tough job and the main guy was working really hard by himself. I mean was the other guy training or something???
June 24, 2016 5
Extremely happy with Andrew, Adam and Zach. They were very pleasant, efficient, knowledgeable and considerate. Everything went very well.
June 24, 2016 5
The technician not only did a great job, but he was very helpful explaining an additional service that would be helpful and keep us safe.
June 24, 2016 5
The team of Carlos and Paul wer great. Thoroughly explained what they were going to do and what they found.
June 24, 2016 5
The men was very professional and careful. They took time to explain what they were going to do and to access the finished work.I will use them again and recommend them to others.
June 24, 2016 5
There was some misunderstanding about the original order and the job could not be completed as expected due to the incomplete information we had. My husband talked to the manager who came right out this afternoon and spent a few hours doing the remaining work on his own. He was great and the workers who came this morning were excellent also. So, what could have been a bad situation was turned around by the prompt action of Sears' manager--Angel. My faith in Sears' service has been restored. THANK YOU VERY MUCH........Mary Ellen D'Angelo
June 24, 2016 5
Both Roy and Leo were very professional and cleaned the ducts thoroughly, very satisfied with their work.
June 24, 2016 5
Great job!
June 24, 2016 5
The cleaning went very smoothly-no complaints!
June 24, 2016 5
Having an assistant with the senior technician would have been helpful, plus that assistant could be in training for a lead position.
June 24, 2016 5
Our technicians were very friendly and respectful. They thoroughly explained what they were going to do before starting, were efficient in getting the job done, and were transparent in their follow up recommendations. I also appreciate their timeliness!!
June 24, 2016 4.8
You need to schedule a better time. They called and told me 2-5 pm the driver did not arrive till 6pm . People can not waste 4 hours waiting for a service. Other than that he was very good. Thank you.
June 24, 2016 4.8
Very professional and courteous technician. Nice job !
June 24, 2016 3.8
The technician was very nice and professional. However, I had thought that furniture was to have had protectors put under the legs and none of that was done. I had taken all breakables out of the rooms and had moved everything out that I could. There were a couple of pieces such as a wooden rocker and chase that were not moved out of the room but only cleaned around. I did tell the technician to only work around the computer and printer and he was very careful to do that. I did not want those things moved or unplugged.
June 24, 2016 2.8
It would have been more thorough if the lead tech communicated better with his techs. He didn't tell them where all of my air ducts were, the techs tried to work together to get the job done, but the lead was sitting in the truck. I had to inform them that the basement wasn't done. Today, when I saw the survey email I did a walk through and noticed that the bathroom vent wasn't done. I also took pictures of it, for future reference. I think the job would have been done if the lead wasn't rushing his techs.
June 24, 2016 1.8
I am not satisfied with these two guys that serviced my house, the are David and Ricardo, not so sure of his partner, David partner was a messed and impolite and rude to me. His partner or helper,disposed the water with lint on our neighbors planters, just find out today June 24, Friday. This is not an acceptable behavior, SEARS need to train your people. And this guy the helper even telling me that he was with Sears for 20 years, meaning you keep that kind of workers, Shame on Sears Managers/Supervisors. I am so disappointed with the service persons.
June 24, 2016 1
Jeremy was a wheeler/dealer without a work ethic. He took,over an hour to get here after I was called. Then told me HE would be losing money if he did the special treatment for cat urine. My cats do not urinate except in their litter box. there is NO cat odor in my home. He was funished in about 45 minues & needed to redo the doorway. He then told Mike to tell me that in the future. all my area rugs would be $2.50 a square foot because they were wool!! Turns out they are NOT wool! Jeremy needs to be fired. i need Mike to come out & redo the MB, & two area rugs. Guess Jeremy figured because I'm old, I'm stupid.😬😬
June 10, 2016 5
We were quite satisfied with the end result - Came out better than we thought
June 10, 2016 5
DeForest and Anthony are courteous and professional. I am very pleased with their work and wI'll request them on future jobs.
June 10, 2016 5
The Technician, Victor was so professional and took great pride in the service he performed. Thank you Victor. He makes this Sears experience an A plus!
June 10, 2016 5
Very professional and courteous staff!
June 10, 2016 5
The techs were great! I also appreciated that Brian, their supervisor stopped by to check on them, and their work.
June 10, 2016 5
Did great job and wanted to be sure we were satisfied.
June 10, 2016 5
Outstanding gentleman who got the done in record time. Highly professional and courteous!!!
June 10, 2016 5
Jake and Max are a great team--courteous and extremely hard working. I liked them so much that I signed up for the special membership to use them in the future. GREAT JOB!!!
June 10, 2016 5
Drying time. It took over 10 hours in one area. Maybe some future suggestions from technician, like opening windows.
June 10, 2016 5
The tech was highly professional and courteous. He did an excellent job!
June 10, 2016 5
Carter was great in solving the issue and his co partner luver had some great suggestions and Recommendations Thank you again
June 10, 2016 5
Technicians were ver professional, knowledgeable and courteous! They explained the process before and after cleaning. Outstanding job!!!!
June 10, 2016 5
I like the fact Carlos explain every thing he was going to and showed me the pictures before so I could tell the difference.
June 10, 2016 5
Both of the men, Tim and Rich, who came to my house were very nice.
June 10, 2016 5
The tech was very courteous and professional.
June 10, 2016 5
These guys did a great job! Thanks again.
June 10, 2016 5
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June 10, 2016 5
I think everything was professional done and quickly! I will definitely use services again
June 10, 2016 5
Guys were very helpful
June 10, 2016 5
They were wonderful. Able to diagnose the problem immediately and take care of it - also make several adjustments to make sure we aren't likely to have the problem again. We have used Sears in the past for cleaning and repairs and will always continue to do so.
June 10, 2016 5
The technicians were really great to work with and answered all of my questions and went above and beyond to exceed my needs.
June 10, 2016 5
Adolfo and Andrew did a great job! They answered all of my questions and were very helpful
June 10, 2016 5
Dios and Dylan were awesome! They were on time, very clean, did an awesome job... a great expereince. These are two great employees!
June 10, 2016 5
The technicians were very polite and professional. I felt comfortable with them in my home and they did a great job!
June 10, 2016 5
Tyler was very personable, courteous and knew what he was doing. We will use him and his services again !!
June 10, 2016 5
Carter and "ebrock did a wonderful job and were quick! Thanks!
June 10, 2016 5
I want to say they know the work they do very well ,super friendly,polite. Congratulation to you , that you have such a great team.
June 10, 2016 5
both young men were very consciousness worked fast and independently. they were thorough and desirous of our approval. a job well done
June 10, 2016 4.3
My dryer did not start after the service. I called a service man
June 10, 2016 4.3
It was very pricy for only 40 minutes job
June 10, 2016 3.5
The amount of time it took to get the service and the number of telephone calls to get it.
June 10, 2016 3.3
my feelings are that he could have spent a little more time on the stains.
June 10, 2016 1
I told the tech that I would call him with a definite answer on cleaning our hardwood floors. He turned his phone off and the cleaned them any way. I left 2 voicemails telling him not to do and then I was forced to pay for it!
May 23, 2016 5
The technicians were very professional and performed their job in a very satisfactory way.
May 23, 2016 5
price too high --bases upon sq footage--when no furniture is moved. SERVICE TECHS WERE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
May 23, 2016 5
All service were completed with very satisfied results.
May 23, 2016 5
The guys were great!
May 23, 2016 5
your tech Tim is always very thorough..very satisfied with service provided.
May 23, 2016 5
Tim and his crew did a great job and respected my house. He even checked the ducts in my attic for me.
May 23, 2016 5
Very happy at this point with everything and the two people that were here were extremely polite and provided excellent customer service. Already have recommended your service.
May 23, 2016 5
The technicians did a great job. They were professional and went above and beyond. The only negative I can see is once they left there were 5 or 6 large clumps of my dogs fur on and alongside my driveway. I didn't understand why the techs didn't pick that up. I was unsatisfied.
May 23, 2016 5
Awesome service! Educated me on indoor air quality. And maintenance Very important with a 5 year old. Time and team were great!
May 23, 2016 5
Very professional and courteous
May 23, 2016 5
Great job once again! Very good employees.
May 23, 2016 5
The team knew there frabics using the correction solution for the material of the chair. Very professional.
May 23, 2016 5
Steve and Cody were courteous and professional. I would ask for them by name on the next service.
May 23, 2016 5
The technician was extremely polite and performed his work promptly.
May 23, 2016 5
The guys were friendly and had great manners. They worked well together and were very efficient. They were also pleasant and fun to talk to. Keep up the good work!
May 23, 2016 5
I did not receive the promised call on Saturday telling me when the technicians would arrive. When I called this morning to check, I was told that the had left a voicemail. I suppose it is possible that there was some sort of glitch.... On the positive side, the technicians were very friendly and professional.
May 23, 2016 5
Alphonso was very professional. He introduced himself upon arrival. He took the time to answer any questions I had and he was very experienced in doing his job. Although I requested a noon appointment due to an engagement I had later that evening, he assured me that services would be completed in enough time to make my engagement. I would definitely request him again. Thanks
May 23, 2016 5
I HAD A LITTLE WATER DAMAGE FROM A LEAKY PIPE AFTER MY DUCT CLEANING , SEARS WAS QUICK TO COME OUT AND TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY , THIS IS A WONDERFUL COMPANY , EXCELLENT SERVICE , I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM .
May 23, 2016 5
Great customer service which is always nice.
May 23, 2016 5
the guys that came were awesome and very helpful. went above and beyond.
May 23, 2016 5
John was amazing. Super informative and kind. Not pushy at all with add on services. Top knotch team, I forget the other gentlemans name but he too was very helpful and polite.

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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