Carpet Cleaning

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Carpet Cleaning

Postby JanD » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:54 am

In all of our bedrooms we have (woolen or nylon) carpets, which we usually vacuum clean twice a week.

However, does anyone here know how which in dept product/method to use to really thoroughly clean such floor coverings?

In The Netherlands Home Centers sell special liquid products to be used in combination with a water vacuum cleaner, which you can rent at the same Home Center.

But have not seen this here in Peru!


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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby Alan » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:02 pm

We have just replaced most of our carpeting with linoleum since carpets are so difficult to maintain in this dusty envirorment, but when we were dealing with having them, we contracted a team to come in and wash rugs with a water-based machine. Results were okay. Then another time, a guy came and actually pulled the rug off the floor and took it away to be washed by hand. It was roughly 12m2 and cost about 300 soles. Came back like new.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby chi chi » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:20 pm

Carpets??? I don't know why people want them in their home.

Worser is in hotels.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby fanning » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:40 pm

I think the corner of La Paz with Bolivar in Miraflores there is a carpet cleaner. It costs S/. 40 for cleaning it ( around 2 x 3 meter ). Also we have several times rented a carpetcleaning company, but that turned out so expensive, that it was cheaper just to buy the cleaner ourselves. In Makro you can buy the cleaning shampoo.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby argidd » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:20 am

Jan,

These guys are really good, found them through Groupon [email protected].
They are professional and puntual.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby teamoperu » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 am

chi chi wrote:Carpets??? I don't know why people want them in their home.

Worser is in hotels.


Glad you removed the part about 5* hotels pulling out their carpets from rooms when flight staff were booked in, too mythical a story to believe.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby chi chi » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:49 am

Carpets look nice and makes a home feel warmer.
In my flat in the UK, I had carpets but I didn't wear my shoes in the home.

What I found disgusting is that there are people that put carpet in their bathroom and kitchen.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby JanD » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:11 am

I would have preferred not to have carpets in my bedrooms.
With the air pollution here in Lima (I also have to clean the terrace adjacent to my bedroom twice a week) it is very difficult to keep the carpets clean.
But it is a rented appartement and the carpets came inclusive....
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby chi chi » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:15 am

JanD wrote:I would have preferred not to have carpets in my bedrooms.
With the air pollution here in Lima (I also have to clean the terrace adjacent to my bedroom twice a week) it is very difficult to keep the carpets clean.
But it is a rented appartement and the carpets came inclusive....


Indeed, smog builds up quickly.


All those new condominiums look nice when they are just finished but after a few months they look like they are 25 years old. And balcony railings rust quickly.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby Sergio Bernales » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:38 pm

chi chi wrote:
JanD wrote:I would have preferred not to have carpets in my bedrooms.
With the air pollution here in Lima (I also have to clean the terrace adjacent to my bedroom twice a week) it is very difficult to keep the carpets clean.
But it is a rented appartement and the carpets came inclusive....


Indeed, smog builds up quickly.


All those new condominiums look nice when they are just finished but after a few months they look like they are 25 years old. And balcony railings rust quickly.


I would have thought so, too, but that's simply not the case. Just walk along the Malecon and even many of the older apartment blocks, ten to 15 years old, look bright and new. I've noticed the only buildings that tend to get really dirty are those right next to a building site. Usually then the building contractors make a deal to paint the surrounding buildings and homes after they're finished.

Even more interesting, there's a large white building on the corner of Reducto and the Via Expresa, with all the traffic fumes of a major junction and motorway, which has been there for over three years and it's still bright white. Seems to take about five years before buildings start to need a facelift. That's how long it took them to paint my building after it was first built.

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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby JanD » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:29 am

Tks All for your info!
First a short holiday and then make enquiries with "La Paz/Bolivar" and "aseototal.com.pe" (have an interesting website)...
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby JanD » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:27 am

Finally an update!
As the shop on "La Paz/Bolivar" wasn't there anymore, I contacted "aseototal.com.pe".
They did a very good job leaving my carpets spic-and-span!
They charge 150 Soles ("now" on offer 100 Soles) for 25 sqm and 6 Soles for each extra sqm.
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Re: Carpet Cleaning

Postby randomperson » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:01 am

There is a reason why carpets are a rarity in Lima, starting with the humidity. Carpets are unhygienic and impractical there. Eww... Like wearing the same pair of underwear for years and rinsing them once in a while as you are attempting to do.

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