Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

It is important to clean your carpets and rugs on a regular basis to keep them fresh and hygienic, as well as improving your air quality they will also last longer, over time all sorts of contaminants get trapped deep in between the carpet fibers. Frequent vacuuming is great, but regular professional deep cleaning (often referred to as steam cleaning) is essential if you want to ensure that your carpets and upholstery are clean and fully deodorized, with that lovely fresh “just cleaned” smell!

GroutWorks offers:

  • Affordable professional carpet & upholstery cleaning
  • FREE no obligation quotations
  • Eco friendly products when requested
  • Cleaning carpets, rugs & upholstery
  • Stain removal & protection
  • Commercial buildings & evening projects
  • End of rentals cleaning

Our GroutWorks Carpet Cleaning division promises a 100% satisfaction guarantee with no hidden costs. Upon arrival of our technician you will know exactly how much it will cost before we begin cleaning your carpets or upholstery…Should you not be satisfied with the workmanship simply call within 24 hours and we will survey the work and will re-clean them at no additional charge!

All of our cleaning in-house technicians are fully bonded & insured so you can be confident that you are in safe hands when we clean your valuable carpets or upholstery. In addition rest assured we will utilize the correct carpet cleaning procedure for the type of fibers and or material your requested us to clean. Our products will not leave a sticky residue behind that may act as a magnet for dirt in the future and will leave your carpets or upholstery fully deodorized, with that fresh “just cleaned” smell and the drying times are kept to a bare minimum.

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Carpet FAQ’s

What type of equipment do you use?

We have state of the art truck mounted equipment designed to clean at top efficiency. Only the cleaning wand and hoses come into your home. We don’t use bulky, ineffective portable machines. There is no messy mixing or dumping in your home. We do not use your hot water or electricity.

What is steam cleaning? Is it better?

Yes. We combine steam (hot water), pressure and powerful cleaning agents to deep clean carpet all the way down to the backing. The solution and liquefied soil is removed immediately using strong suction.

What is the difference between steam cleaning and the shampoo method?

Steam cleaning, or hot water extraction, consists of heated water mixed with cleaning solutions, which is injected into the carpet under pressure to liquefy the soil. The solution and the soil are then immediately extracted from the carpet. The shampoo method is a surface cleaning using detergents applied with a rotary machine. The problem with shampooing is that it leaves a soap residue, which attracts more dirt. In addition, it can damage the fibers.

Is it really steam?

Not really. Steam is an industry term. We actually use hot water heated to the proper temperature for the most efficient cleaning. Actual steam would not be practical because it cannot be properly injected into the carpet for proper cleaning.

How long does it take to clean?

The time necessary to clean your carpet depends on the size of the rooms to be cleaned, the amount of furniture to be moved, the number of stains and the amount of soiling. We spend as long as necessary to do the job properly. Under average conditions, you should allow 15 to 20 minutes per room.

How soon can we walk on the carpet? How long will it take to dry?

We extract as much of the moisture as possible from the carpet. It will be damp to the touch when we finish but you can walk on it right away as long as you use clean slippers, or shoes. To prevent resoiling, avoid street shoes until the carpet is completely dry. You should allow 6 to 12 hours for complete drying. You can speed the drying process by following the instructions on your sales receipt.

Can upholstery be safely steam cleaned?

The great majority of upholstered furniture can and should be steam cleaned.

Can I sit on the cleaned sofa or chair?

Because less moisture is used to clean upholstery, the drying time should be short. However, the furniture should be allowed to dry completely before use.

Do you pre-spray?

We carry a complete line of products designed to handle any type of problem we encounter, including pre-sprays designed for heavily soiled areas. We will pre-spray if necessary to ensure that your carpet is as clean as possible.

What about spots and stains?

Our cleaning process will remove most spots and stains. For the more stubborn ones, we carry and assortment of specialized spot removers designed to achieve great results. If anyone can get them out, we are the ones to do it! There is never any additional charge for routine spot removal (there may be charges for “Kool-Aid” type stain removal. We do have good success removing most types of common household stains.

Does the cleaning aid the killing of fleas and other insects?

The cleaning process is not designed to exterminate insects.

Can we clean traffic lanes only?

Yes, but we do not recommend it. Carpet collects dust and allergens throughout the surface. They should be removed for health and sanitary reasons.

Do you move furniture?

We will move all furniture. The only exceptions would be items that cannot be safely moved because of their size, contents or construction.

What do I need to prepare?

We ask customers to remove all breakables, valuables, decorative items, lamps and antiques from the areas to be cleaned. This would include items from hutches or china cabinets.

Are you bonded?


We just moved into a house where the previous owners had pets. Can you remove the odor?

We use a deodorizer, which is very effective at removing most odors. This is especially true if we are dealing with an overall, general pet odor. If we are dealing with pet urine, the odor problem may not be limited to the carpet only. The pad and even the floor underneath may be affected. In such cases, without extensive renovation, the odor may return.

How do you determine the difference between sofa and a sectional?

A sofa is usually seven feet long, limited to one piece with two arms. Sectionals are usually multiple pieces, pushed together and have pieces with no arms.
Sectional – Seats two or more. Pieces between four and five feet long are priced as a loveseat. Pieces between five and seven feet long are priced as a sofa. Extra length is priced incrementally. All pieces must be designed to fit together.
Modular – Seats on. If any piece is described as a hassock, determine the size. If it is large enough to seat one person, price it as part of the sectional unit.
If pillows are of the same material, they are part of the piece to be cleaned. If not, the will be priced separately upon arrival.


Deodorizer is specially formulated for us and contains ingredients that not only covers odors, but eliminates them. It kills bacteria that cause odor. Our deodorizer will effectively remove odors cause by smoke, perspiration, foods and oils. We can remove or improve pet odor as well.

How long should it last?

The effects of the deodorizer vary depending on weather conditions, amount of traffic, frequency of vacuuming, and whether the original cause of the odor is still present.

Is it germicide?

Our deodorizer does kill germs, but it’s not designed to completely disinfect or sanitize carpets and upholstery. No products are.

Will it eliminate pet odors?

Our deodorizer will at least improve pet odor. However, because pet problems can affect the backing of the carpet, the pad and even the floor underneath, the remedy required for complete odor elimination may be far more extensive than a deodorizer application.

How and when is it applied?

Deodorizer is applied with a hand held sprayer before the carpet is cleaned. This allows the product time to work and eliminates the possibility of any soil-attracting residue.

Is it guaranteed?

All of our work is guaranteed, however, the deodorizer is only guaranteed for the purposed for which it was intended.

What does it smell like?

The deodorizer has a very pleasant, fresh smell.

Can it be used on upholstery?



Scotchgard protector is designed to provide fibers with a protective barrier against soil and spills. With Scotchgard, the carpet and upholstery stay clean longer. Dry soil will not cling to the fiber well, making vacuuming more effective. Soil build up, which dulls the appearance of the carpet and increases the rate of war, is reduced. Scotchgard also offers protection from spills. The protective barrier helps keep liquids such as soda coffee, milk, cooking oil, and other water or oil based spills from penetrating the fiber; making cleaning up easier. In some cases, you may offer a warranty against stains when you apply Scotchgard. Check with your manager for details.

How long should it last?

The length of protection varies by wear conditions, amount of traffic and the frequency of cleaning. Generally if the carpet is soiled enough to have cleaned you should have the Scotchgard reapplied.

Is Scotchgard or other stain protection removed by steam cleaning?

Foot traffic and vacuuming are the primary factors in the removal of the stain protection. Some of the stain protection is removed during the cleaning process. If the carpet is more than year or two old or has been cleaned, protector should be reapplied.

What happens if a recall is necessary? Does the protector need to be reapplied?

We do the reapplication to ensure that you have the highest level of protection.

Will it have any effect on the color or texture of fibers?

There is no effect on the color or texture of any fibers.

Is there any odor?

There is a light fragrance that most customers describe as fresh and so clean.

Is there any guarantee?

All of our work is guaranteed including Scotchgard applications. Scotchgard warranties vary by the product and the type of coverage purchased. Check with your owner/manager.