Frequently Asked Questions
What Sets Zerorez® Apart From Other Carpet Cleaners?
No other carpet cleaner can do what Zerorez® does. We are different from the industry in three ways: Our process, our People, and our Promise.
Our patent pending process includes three proprietary components: Our zrlifter™, our patent pending Powered Water®, and our patent pending zrwand™. Combined these create a Zero Residue™ clean that means, no crunchy carpet, no sticky fibers, no harsh detergents or toxic chemicals, no reappearing spots, no residue-laden carpets, eliminated pet odors, safer living space, and fast dry times.
zrlfter™ – It all starts with a “green,” non-toxic pre-spray, followed by an agitation tool—the zrlifter™—which uses counter-rotating brushes to dislodge hair, dead skin, allergens and deeply embedded dirt from the carpet fibers that conventional vacuuming does not remove.
- Truly clean carpets and surfaces
- Performed with the best technology,
- By trained, courteous technicians,
- To your satisfaction, and
If you are not happy we will make it right! (See our guarantee)
What Can You Do About Residue Left Behind From Other Cleaning Companies?
Soap left behind by other cleaners, or from over the counter spot cleaners pose a different problem than soils and contaminants in the carpet. Water will typically reactivate the soaps left behind creating that foam that is so hard to remove. The good news is that Zerorez® never introduces new soaps and detergents when they clean. This means over time (as long as no more soap is added by someone else) Zerorez® will remove the soap left behind by others. If you clean once a year, it may take a couple of years to accomplish this, but you will notice each time that your carpet stays cleaner longer. Please help by not adding more soap to your carpet, together we can change the world!!!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Should I Move My Furniture?
We strive to keep our pricing affordable for everyone. Our equipment is very advanced which makes it the best in the business for cleaning. This great equipment allows us to run one man crews, which makes it difficult to move furniture safely, without causing damage to your furniture… or ourselves. If you prefer to leave your larger furniture in the room, that’s fine. Our process can clean up to and around the furniture left in the room.
How Soon Can I Walk On My Floor After Cleaning?
Our hot water extraction cleaning process does leave some moisture in the carpet. Typical dry time is between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the airflow in the home, condition, and style of carpet being cleaned. It is completely safe to walk on the carpet as long as you’re comfortable with the cleanliness of your feet. Feel free to ask your service technician for a complimentary pair of shoe coverings
How Are Pet Spots And Odors Treated?
Zerorez® understands accidents happen, causing odor and discoloration in your floors. If not properly treated, biological matter such as urine can create a breeding ground for bacteria and an unhealthy environment. Most of our pet treatments require additional cost and the technician will discuss those costs before beginning treatment.
Any pet treatment recommended by a technician is optional but will certainly give you the best outcome. If you decline a pet treatment, it does void our thirty day satisfaction guarantee for that area of your home.
We offer several treatment methods to clean and sanitize areas contaminated by biological matter, please ask your representative for more information.
Preparing For Your Zerorez® Service
PREPARING YOUR HOME
It is important to give your carpet a thorough vacuuming prior to your appointment. Remove items such as lamps or picture frames from tabletops; and clear the floor of toys, books and other small articles. Our cleaning process causes flooring surfaces to become slippery; exercise caution during and after your cleaning. Please have any furniture you want out of the room moved prior to our arrival.
We pride ourselves on being very upfront about all pricing; however, estimates prepared over the phone are sight-unseen, best-guess-pricing. Room sizes vary and, as such, we will make adjustments to pricing before cleaning. Pricing is based on a standard room size; Larger areas, that exceed 250sf, will be counted as two or more. We do our best to relay the full story over the phone but it is helpful to reiterate there is a $14 environmental charge on each service appointment. Not all stains can be removed from carpet; sometimes things spilled or tracked in can permanently damage carpet fibers. Our technicians will do their best to manage your expectations throughout the cleaning process.
OUT OF SERVICE-AREA FEE
Due to the size of the Valley, some areas we service do require an out of service-area fee. You will still receive our same pricing, but are required to pay a $15 out of service-area fee. The following zip codes have out of service-area fees: (Casa Grande) 85130, 85194, 85193, 85123, 85122 (Maricopa) 85138, 85139 (Wittmann) 85361 (Rio Verde) 85263 (Coolidge) 85128, 85228 (Florence) 85132, and (Gold Canyon) 85118.
Our schedule fills up fast, once a schedule is set we ask that you give us at least 2 business days notice if you need to cancel. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and give the utmost attention to our clients. We ask that you be considerate of our schedule as well and please let us know if the time doesn’t work out for you. Thank you, and see you soon!
Treatment and pricing for pet accidents are not included in our standard cleaning. Urine, feces, blood or vomit may require additional cleaning procedures to address odor, bacteria, and to remove stains that are otherwise irremovable. Pricing for these issues will be addressed on-site. If a recommended treatment for pet accidents is declined, we cannot warranty cleaning results in contaminated areas.
Area rugs require special treatment in order to be cleaned properly. We have a specialized facility to handle all area rugs with care. Rugs can be picked up, or our technician can take your rug with him when your appointment is finished. Please call our office, or ask our technician about cleaning and pricing for your area rugs. You can be assured that your rugs will be well taken care of and also be returned with Zero Residue® left behind.
I live in an apartment, can you still clean my home?
We want to ensure that every customer receives the full cleaning power of Zerorez®. There are only two instances in where we would be unable to clean a home or apartment. The first being the level of the apartment. We can clean up to a third floor apartment. Unfortunately, we have found that taking hoses any higher than that can diminish the effectiveness of our cleaning process. The second issue would be distance to home from parking. We do require that our vans be no further than 100 ft from the front door of the home where they are parked for the cleaning. If your home is further than that the technician may be unable to clean.
THE NITTY GRITTY
What Do You Consider A Room?
We consider any area of carpet with or without furniture to be one room, like a small bedroom, living room or den. If you have any large areas that exceed 250 square feet they will be counted as two or more rooms. When describing your rooms to one of our representatives try to be as detailed as possible, that way they can let you know if the room is oversized. If you’re not really sure about the size, just wait for your technician to arrive and he will help you to determine the size of the room.
What Kind Of Guarantee Do You Offer?
We are happy to offer a 30 day “Gotta Love It” Guarantee®! “Gotta Love It” means that we as a company are not satisfied if you are JUST satisfied. We want you to be a Raving Fan. At the end of the service if you aren’t saying, thinking, or singing how much you love the work done in your home, then give us a call. We are human, and on occasion make a mistake or miss something, so please let us know so that we can fix it within 30 days of your cleaning. We will work diligently to fix any problem or concern you may have.
Can A Couch Or Stairs Be Cleaned As Part Of The Three Room Special?
The Zerorez® three room special is for carpet. That includes pre-treating all fibers, cleaning, and sanitizing, which we like to refer to as zerorezify. If you do not have three rooms of carpet, that’s okay, we can still come out to your home. If you only have one or two rooms of carpet, please ask your customer service rep or our a la carte pricing. One sofa, is not the same price as one room of carpet, so we don’t want there to be any surprises. Feel free to ask our representative if you are not sure about what you can add. No matter what services you have done with Zerorez®, you will be amazed.
Why Am I Being Charged An Environmental Fee?
Zerorez® has a standard fee of $14 for all scheduled appointments. The making of our Powered Water® used to clean, and our equipment, requires additional costs that are not quite standard for the industry. This allows to offer great specials throughout the year to help meet your cleaning needs.