TCM Restoration & Cleaning: Carpet Cleaning Services

We offer professional carpet cleaning to
Anchorage, Wasilla, and Palmer.


Now $259

Reduced from $295

3 Rooms and a Hall Up To 500ft

  • We Move Most Furnishings
  • We Pre-Vacuum
  • We Replace Furnishings
  • Protective Tabs & Blocks are Placed Under Legs
  • Pre-Spotting
  • Pre-Conditioning
  • Van Mounted Steam Clean
  • Final Rinse & Grooming
  • Free Turbo Drying
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Now $209

Reduced from $235

3 Rooms and a Hall Up To 500ft

  • We Pre-Vacuum
  • We Clean Around Your Furniture or You Move it Before We Arrive
  • Pre-Spotting
  • Pre-Conditioning
  • Van Mounted Steam Clean
  • Final Rinse & Grooming
  • Free Turbo Drying
Contact Us

Now $189

Reduced from $210

3 Rooms and a Hall Up To 500ft

  • A Vacant Home
  • Pre-Vacuumed Before Our Arrival
  • Pre-Spotting
  • Pre-Conditioning
  • Van Mounted Steam Clean
  • Final Rinse & Grooming
  • Free Turbo Drying
Contact Us

Area Rugs

Area Rugs

Your Area Rugs need special attention.

Area rugs should not get the same treatment as your wall-to-wall carpet!

Many area rugs such as fine oriental rugs are very costly and are made from fragile natural fibers, dyes, and foundation materials that cannot be cleaned in the way we usually clean synthetic carpets (such as nylon, olefin, and polyester).

Most professional carpet cleaning systems involve the use of high heat, high water pressure, extreme agitation, and intense chemical activity. Most area rugs cannot be cleaned using these tactics. A more gentle “hand washing” process must be used to safely clean area rugs.

Because more time is involved in hand washing and more complex cleaning products must be utilized to avoid damaging the fibers and dyes, you would expect that area rug cleaning would be more costly than standard carpet cleaning. It is.

Why Area Rugs are more difficult to clean…

  • Because of the dense pile construction of area rugs, dirt particles work their way down through the fibers - to the backing foundation of the rug where they cannot be removed by ordinary vacuuming.
    • This loose grit wreaks havoc on your rug’s delicate fibers, causing a cutting abrasive action as you walk on the rug. Abrasion accounts for fiber loss (wear) and embedded soil stains.
  • Other types of soil including food particles and pet oils “hide” in the dense pile, making your rugs an ideal haven for germs, bacteria, and other nasty creatures such as dust mites!
  • Dust mites are too small to be seen but are the most common cause of year-round allergy and asthma. They live in mattresses, pillows, carpets, rugs, furniture, bedcovers, and clothes—anywhere they can feed on dead flakes of human skin.
  • All foreign pollutants in your rugs should be removed by professional cleaning on a regular basis to keep your rugs “healthy”.
  • We use a unique and thorough high-volume clear water rinse extraction process. You see, the amount of water used to clean area rugs is directly proportional to the amount of soil removed in the rinsing process.

How to get your rugs professional cleaned.

We can arrange for a pickup and delivery of your rugs for a small fee. Please call 562-7410 in Anchorage or 373-7410 in the Valley for an inspection appointment. Your high traffic rugs should be lightly cleaned several times a year and thoroughly cleaned at least once a year professionally. Low traffic area rugs should be cleaned every 2-3 years to rinse away accumulated dust and soil. Even if the rug doesn’t LOOK dirty…it should be routinely washed.

Cleaning Tour

Cleaning Tour

Welcome to our Cleaning Tour! We will take you on a quick trip through our cleaning process, from pre-cleaning inspection to finishing work.

Pre-Cleaning Inspection

pre carpet cleaning anchorage rugs

Each rug is inspected for any pre-existing conditions. Many times, soil covers up dye lot variations (abrash), fiber staining, prior dye bleeding, worn areas or white knots that become “uncovered” after the cleaning. Some of these are weaving characteristics (abrash and white knots), and others are damage that can possibly be repaired or reversed. If you bring the rug to us personally, then this inspection takes place with you, and we will discuss any areas of concern that you have regarding your rugs, and your options. If we transport your rug to our facility, our cleaning and repair team will inspect your rug after its arrival and will contact you with any work recommendations or pre-cleaning “discoveries.”

Abrash

carpet cleaning on oriental rugs

Abrash is dye-lot color variation. All pre-dyed wool has tone changes that range from off-white to yellow to grey. When this wool is dyed a particular color, this results in a variety of shading. When one “batch” of red wool (for example) is used up in the weaving process, and the weaver grabs the next “batch” from a slightly different color base wool, this difference is woven into the rug. The result is a dye lot variation that runs side to side (left to right) and appears as “striping” in the rug. This is a characteristic in all handmade rugs, and is considered a characteristic that in many cases adds depth and texture to the overall look of the rugs (especially in vegetable dyed wool).

White Knots

white knots need carpet cleaning care

Most rugs have cotton foundations. Cotton warps run throughout the entire length of a rug, and cotton wefts threads run left to right—and are the means by which each row of wool knots are packed into a straight line and held in place. During the weaving and packing process, cotton warps and wefts will break. A broken warp or weft cannot be replaced, so the two broken pieces are tied in a knot and the weaving proceeds. This results in white “knots” in the field of the rug. Most times these cotton knots are trimmed down shorter than the wool face fibers, and they are effectively “hidden” from view. Over time, wearing of the wool reveals these knots and they look like freckles throughout the rug. These can many times be blended away with textile dye.

Assymetry

asymmetrical rugs need carpet cleaning too

Handmade textiles are rarely perfectly symmetrical. Slight design shifts in city rugs, and more noticeable design and shape variations in tribal pieces, are expected. Sometimes these can be counteracted through blocking after the cleaning (wet cotton foundation fibers can “give” a little—but not too much).

Dusting

dusting your rugs in an important part of carpet cleaning

Once the pre-cleaning inspection is complete and the cleaning proceeds, the first step is dusting. Some rugs can hold up to one pound of dirt per square foot before it will “look” dirty. Flooding a rug with pounds of fine grit and dirt in the foundation creates mud… so dusting is an important first step to the cleaning process. This is performed with an upright vacuum cleaner to “shake” the dirt out of the foundation of your rug.

Flooding

flooding your rug help us keep the colors during the carpet cleaning process

The dyes of your rug are tested for colorfastness. If the dyes are not colorfast, then the rug is bathed first in vinegar to set the dyes during the cleaning process. The rug is then given a cold water, mild shampoo bath, using soft brushes for mild agitation. The rug is soaked for a certain length of time, depending on how much surface soil and spotting needs to be gently worked out and rinsed from the rug’s fibers. The rug is thoroughly rinsed with water, and then the water is vacuumed out (extracted) with a powerful recovery machine.

Drying

we are almost done with the carpet cleaning process when drying

All of our rugs are laid out flat to dry. Hanging textiles up when wet can lead to too much strain on the foundation of the rugs. Air movers are used to help facilitate drying, without the use of high heat (so there is no worry of shrinkage). Upon a first cleaning, it is typical for a rug to shrink slightly (less than an inch)—just as cotton and wool clothing does in even a cold water hand cleaning. And as with throwing wool or cotton in a high heat dryer, you know this shrinks natural fibers...this is why we dry our rugs the way we do.

Fringe Work and Finishing

The final step in carpet cleaning

Fringe tassels are cleaned an additional time after the bath. The tassels are then dried. The rug is given a final grooming with a horsehair brush, and then rolled and ready to go home.

Spotting Guide

Spotting Guide

The key to successful spot removal is getting to it as quick as possible. Keep this page bookmarked, or make a copy of it so you will be able to refer to it when you need it. Be sure to let your friends and family know about this spotting guide so they will be able to use it as well.

Your Basic Spot Removal Kit

Keep the following items on hand so you will be prepared to handle fresh spills on your carpet: Neutral dish detergent such as Joy® or Dawn® (dilute 20:1); clear household ammonia; white vinegar (dilute 1:1); wet spotter such as Spot Gone®; dry spotter such as Dissolve®; paint thinner; hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) for bleaching; denatured or isopropyl alcohol; a good supply of white terry cloths; and a spotting brush. If you have pets, stock a bacteria/enzyme digester such as Liquid Alive®. A wet/dry vac is great to have as well.

The 6 Steps to Removing Spots

  1. Catch it while it’s fresh, when chances of removal are 75% better. Don’t iron or hot-air dry until the stain is gone. Heat will set most stains.
  2. First blot up all the liquid and scrape up all the solids you can. On a large liquid spill you can use a wet/dry vac. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  3. Test any chemical you intend to use in a hidden area to make sure it won’t discolor or damage the surface.
  4. Apply spotter and work from the outside of the stain in, to avoid spreading. Blot, don’t scrub; strike with the flat face of a spotting brush if needed to help break up the stain.
  5. Rinse chemical spotters out with water, blot the area dry and feather the edges. Brush or fluff up pile or nap.
  6. On carpet and upholstery, put a thick pad of toweling over the spot, weight it down with books, and leave it there overnight to “wick up” any remaining moisture.

Pet Urine

Poor dog won't cause you to need carpet cleaning again
when you need carpet cleaning because your dog wears shoes

Pet Urine Breakthrough

Now For The First Time In Pet Decontamination History You Can Quickly Get Your Pet Concerns Completely Removed!

For years many pet owners and carpet cleaners attempted to remove this concern but with little or no success! It was frustrating and something needed to be done, since the success rate was low most cleaners stayed away from offering this much needed service. At that time the best that could be done was a topical treatment, but that only covered up and masked the concern for about 2 to 3 days.

Enyzmes

Then enzymes came alone they worked wonders, but unfortunately they were limited to light urine concerns only! While they did a good job on light pet concerns, when a client needed heavy removal it did little! Even if the cleaner was lucky and got most of the smell out, the stains still remained. While enzymes helped, the industry still needed more powerful products that not only removed the smell but the stains that were left behind. What now?

The Pet Doom

Have you notice how many of your neighbors own pets? When that happened and the demand became greater, cleaners went to their cleaning supplier and asked “What can be done?” The supplier turned to the manufacturers and little progress was made. But two companies took a closer look! They figured the need for these products would have a future. They tested and retested each product in hundreds of situations until they came up with several new products that really worked. Most cleaners didn’t have a clue that this was going on. Many cleaners had given up on this service due to the low success rate, but a few of us kept trying and now that’s all changed.

The New Chemistry

Because I never gave up, I was able to locate these companies and now I’m able to offer you this new technology and you can judge for yourself the result, you don’t have to believe me, trust your own right judgment! I will remove your concern in 14 days or less Or you don’t pay!

Enough With The Talk… Question…

Are you sick of urine stains! Do they look like eyesores? Or worst how about the smells? If you feel they’re getting the best of you and you’re ready to eliminate these concerns forever, I invite you to call me right now.

Can You Be Confident In Me?

Yes! I think so and here’s why? I’m constantly getting ongoing training. Even though I’ve taken on some of the toughest jobs in Alaska, I don’t want to miss out on any new advantages that I can get for my clients, so I figure the more I know, the better I’m able to get you the results you want. That is the secret to my success!

Now For The Whole Truth About My Company

Ok, Ok, I’m not perfect! (ask my wife!) I can’t fix everything! Therefore on occasions I have to turn down some jobs! (very few) It’s not that I like doing this, but I’d rather tell someone who needs carpet replacement that that would be their best option. Most people appreciate this and later call me for other cleaning or refer me to a friend. I would rather tell them that than do the job and later they wish they had replaced it! But don’t let this stop you from calling us. Almost 50% of our clients thought nothing could be done, but after an evaluation we were able to help them fix their concerns for good.