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“Ask the Pros” at TEAM US Carpet Care

How to Deal with Tough Carpet Cleaning Problems

At TEAM US Carpet Care, husband and wife Chris and Sherry Brown are ready and willing to meticulously clean your residential or commercial space.

Recently relocated to North Port, the company offers carpet cleaning, and a large range of other cleaning services to Venice and surrounding areas. That includes tile and grout, upholstery, hardwood floors, pool decks, and even vehicles.

As dedicated pros who have more than 10 years of experience with all kinds of cleaning situations, Chris and Sherry have agreed to answer a bunch of questions about how best to clean and maintain your carpets.

Q- What kind of dirt and buildup is common for carpets in Southwest Florida, and what’s your advice on dealing with them at home.

A-Typically, dirt and oil residue build up on your carpet – especially in areas that see a lot of foot traffic. The best way to stay on top of it is to vacuum on a regular basis. In general, regular care is necessary to maintain the appearance and wear life of your carpet. That includes routine vacuuming, responding quickly to spills and stains, and scheduling professional cleaning services on a regular basis.

Q- I think I may have mold in my carpets. How do I find out, and what can I do about it?

A-Mold can be an issue in Florida because of the humidity, but it’s rarely visible to the naked eye. It can be caused by water damage, moisture, oxygen, food sources, and odor combined. Wall to wall carpet and area rugs can be a breeding ground, and organic carpet fibers, such as wool, are more prone to attract mold. If you think you have moldy carpets you will need the services of professional carpet cleaners, or maybe even mold specialists. However, mold prevention is possible by doing the following: keep your carpet clean, keep your home cool to reduce humidity, and use synthetic carpet material.

Q-What can I do about scratches and scuffs in my hardwood floors?

A- Anyone with hardwood floors is probably familiar with scratches and scuffs. Visible marks on your hardwood floors can be caused by all kinds of things such as shoes, moving furniture, drops, pet claws, etc. If these marks are left untreated for too long, it can leave your hardwood floors exposed and lead to future deterioration. TEAM US Carpet Care has a hardware floor refinishing service that is sandless and will dry within 24 hours with cool air. Plus, all our cleaning products are environmentally friendly and household safe.

Q- Whether we’re talking about a home or an office environment, what do you advise to prepare for the arrival of carpet cleaning professionals?

  • Tidy up beforehand: Make sure all larger debris is off the floor and the furniture.
  • Move furniture: Only move furniture in areas you want cleaned. Otherwise, we will clean around the furniture.
  • Tell us about special requests: Make a list of areas that need extra attention.
  • Remove or cover electronic cords.
  • Secure drapes and curtains.
  • Secure your pets in a safe place away from the cleaning action.

TEAM US Carpet Care



At TEAM US Carpet Care, husband and wife team Chris and Sherry Brown are ready and willing to meticulously clean your residential or commercial space. That includes carpets, tile and grout, upholstery, hardwood floors, pool decks, and even vehicles. 

  • TEAM US Carpet Care's Chris and Sherry Brown.
  • Sherry Brown at the TEAM US Carpet Care office.
  • Chris Brown of TEAM US Carpet Care at work cleaning a house with wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Power washing outdoor and patio areas is a TEAM US specialty.