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DanCare opened their doors in 1986 and has been proudly serving Albuquerque, New Mexico and
surrounding areas. Our reputation for quality service is something we take pride in and our referrals
reflect this. We are a family owned and operated business and we strive for 100% customer satisfaction.
We offer a 100% guarantee of complete satisfaction on all our work!
Take a look below at a quick glance of what DanCare can do for you!
Advanced traditional carpet cleaning
Innovative Dry Steam carpet cleaning
Pet odor removal
Comprehensive carpet repair
Restoration services for fire, smoke and water damage
Oriental rug cleaning (at our warehouse location)
Ceramic tile and grout cleaning
Professional care for the following: slate, limestone, travertine, including marble polishing
A Guide to Maintain Your Carpet
Simple Steps to Help Keep Your Carpet Clean
1. Vacuum daily. 80 percent of household dirt can be removed by vacuuming.
2. Keep dirt outside by buying an outside entrance rug or removing your shoes at the entrance of
your home. You will be surprised what a big difference this will make.
3. Avoid Spills. Keep drinks and meals on the kitchen table. Get spill-proof cups for your toddlers. It
is always best to minimize the chance for accidents. CAUTION Food Dye can be permanent (KoolAid, fruit drinks, wine, etc.).
4. Clean up spills immediately. Clean your carpet on a regular basis – preferably by a professional
carpet cleaning company.
Common Mistakes that can Ruin Your Carpet
1. Using Bleach, Windex, bathroom cleaners and other cleaning products to spot clean your carpet
can discolor and/or leave permanent stains. Use only products specially made for carpet.
2. One of the top reasons carpets are replaced is because of pets. Pets ripping and tearing up
carpet. An even bigger problem is pet urine. Even a simple accident can cause a severe problem.
Trying to treat these areas is very expensive and many times untreatable.
3. Renting or having a small portable machine can help maintain your carpet. Some of the mistakes
people are making is using more detergent than was asked for and not removing as much water
as possible, ending in a long drying time. People also tend to use the wrong spotter in treating
stains, which in some cases ends up making the stain worse.
Carpet Stain Removal Tips
1. Use spotting products that are made for carpets. Follow the instructions thoroughly.
2. When spotting, use as little spotter as possible. Spot two or three times if needed. If using a store
bought spotter always blot with a white, damp towel to remove as much of the spotter as possible.
3. Surprisingly, using 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts warm water will remove many household spots
and will help with pet spots. For tougher spots, like grease, use 1 teaspoon liquid detergent
without color brightness to 1 quart warm water. Again, use as little as possible and afterwards
blot with a white, damp towel.
4. Our Company sells a safe spotter, which works great on many tough spots.
5. Food dye spots, such as Kool-Aid, fruit juice and orange pop, can sometimes leave permanent
spots. A professional carpet cleaning company can, the majority of the time, remove these spots.
Misconceptions and Myths About Carpet
1. You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet.
No. Dirt is an abrasive – like sand paper. When you walk on your carpet the dirt cuts the
fibers causing it to wear out faster. While vacuuming helps, by itself, it’s simply not
2. The only reason to clean carpets is to get out the dirt.
No. As you know outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution and hundreds
of other chemicals. Not surprisingly all these wind up in, you guessed it, your carpet.
Professional carpet cleaning done by well trained technicians with the best equipment
does help to eliminate these problems.
3. One method of carpet cleaning is as good as the other.
No. You can choose from two primary methods: Dry Cleaning or Hot Water Extraction.
o Many people think that dry cleaning is like dry cleaning your clothing. This is not
true. Dry cleaning is done by applying a shampoo (foam) on your carpet, letting it
dry and vacuuming it out. Dry cleaning can also be done using a dry chemical
similar to the foam. Then they set a large cotton bonnet on your carpet and use a
machine that spins from side to side. When the bonnet is saturated with dirt
another is applied. The third method of dry cleaning is to spread an absorbent
mixture that looks like saw dust all over the carpet. Then machines brush the
mixture into your carpet which in theory causes dirt to absorb into the mixture
which is then vacuumed out of the carpet. Because none of these methods use a
rinse there is a residue left in the carpet and while they do have a useful
application in some situations we do not believe them to be as effective.
o Shaw Industries, the worlds largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water
extraction. Hot Water Extraction forces a hot water cleaning solution into the
carpet under high pressure which is then extracted again with high pressure
suction. No question, the most effective way to clean carpet is with hot water unit
mounted in a truck. It is the only method that thoroughly cleans your carpet of dirt,
harmful bacteria, fungus, chemicals and pollens.
4. Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.
Not True. Many companies own good hot-water cleaners but a large number of
employees don’t know how to use them correctly. The best carpet cleaning companies are
those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration
Certification, IICRC. The carpet cleaner must earn this certification through study,
experience and successful completion of formal written examinations.
5. The company that offers the lowest price is the company you should hire.
Maybe, but not always! Below are two important points to keep in mind.
o The price you see offered may not be for the services you want performed. Do
you just want some of the dirt removed or do you want professionally cleaned
carpets with the bacteria, fungus, and chemicals removed which will require both
hot water truck mount equipment and well trained technicians.
o Many homeowners have learned that the low price they saw advertised was not
what they were charged. Or you may have been pressured into add-ons you did
not want. Either way it turns out not to be such a good deal after all.
6. Any honest carpet cleaning company should be able to give you an exact price over
There are many variables to take into consideration like: what type of carpet you have
and how dirty the carpet is for example. However you should be able to get a close
estimate if you give them a good description of what needs to be done. To conserve fuel
and manpower cost this is preferable to most companies. Companies that insist on coming
out for an estimate feel they can pay for it in add on sales so in the end you pay more.
Either way, be certain the technicians review the Work Order and cost to you when they
arrive to eliminate any confusion later.
Call Us Today!
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
We Clean carpets on Saturday