Residential Carpet Cleaning

Apartments, Condo's, and Single Family Homes - You always get the same trusted technician, Clifford.
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There is just something about a clean house that illuminates the day and brings a smile to your face. A big part of that sensation of complete satisfaction comes from keeping the floors and furniture in your house fresh, healthy, and tidy.

At Clifford The Carpet Cleaner we work with you to create a carpet cleaning plan for your home.  We think outside of the box. We understand that all homes and people are not alike, so these plans are completely custom to your needs.

Cleaning several  homes locally every day, Clifford is a leading residential carpet and upholstery cleaning company. Using personal service and a dedication to individual clients, Clifford will provide a cleansing that’s not only risk-free for your rugs, carpets, and upholstery. He’ll also give you the peace of mind of understanding you have a clean, rejuvenated residence that is healthier for you and your household. 

We can clean your carpet with cold water or hot water. We have options on the chemistry side as well. We can use green organic, botanical plant-based or standard carpet cleaning detergents (nontoxic). You’ll have a choice — you’re not stuck with one way fits all. Clifford will do a walk-through examination of your carpet and gather information about your carpet cleaning needs and concerns before we perform any work.

Clifford will arrive on time to your house with a powerful state-of-the-art truck-mounted hot water (steam) extractor loaded and stocked with any kind of chemistry you’ll need to match your carpet cleaning needs.

We welcome you to call Elizabeth and feel the personal experience that is a carpet cleaning from Clifford.

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Benefits of Residential Carpet Cleaning

Eliminate Dust Mites


Diseases That Live in Carpets

Reduce Disease and Mold


  • Extend Carpet Life
  • Removed Existing Stains 
High Traffic Zone

Clean Effects From High Traffic Areas

Carpet Textures

Restore Natural Textures

Apartment Carpet Cleaning

We can help you keep your deposit. Carpet is one of the largest expenses in an apartment and you want yours to remain their best despite use.

Single Family Home Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning your carpets will add to your carpets longevity and the improve the health of your family. 

High Rise Apartment in St. Paul

High-Rise Apartment Cleaning

Our portable carpet cleaner is perfect for the apartments a little higher from the ground. We can bring this fully contained unit into your apartment no matter which floor it is on.

Loft Interior

Loft Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning the variety of cleaning needs in a loft is something that Clifford specializes in. He can deal with the many challenges of cleaning in a loft style home.

How Winter Weather and Snow Effects Carpets

How Winter Weather and Snow Effects Carpets

Minneapolis boasts an average of 52.4 inches of snowfall each year! We’re used tobundling up in our winter gear to go outside, but we often forget what we could betracking back into the house after...

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Interview with Clifford about Residential Cleaning Situations


Difficult Situation?

I once cleaned a home that was so full of cat urine. I recommended a replacement. The owner could not afford a replacement, so I cleaned it. Sometimes pet related jobs can be the hardest because they cross over from cleaning jobs into damage situations.

Before And After

Clifford Before and After

Impossible Job?

Just today, I cleaned a brand new wool carpet that a dog had diarrhea on. Wool can be tricky to clean and diarrhea compounds that problem as you would imagine. We got it out because the rug was really new and the dog poo wasn’t very colored.

Residential Carpet Cleaning FAQ's

Can we walk on the carpet right away?

Yes with a clean pair of slippers or shoes no socks or bare feet. We also have shoe covers for you.

Can you get all the spots out of the carpet?

Most new generation carpets are almost bulletproof. However older carpets, with very little protection left, color stains may be an issue.

Can you get pet odor out of carpet?

Most of the times we can restore your carpet, however, there are situations where pet stains and odor is severe. In that case, the carpet will need to be replaced. Call us for a complete inspection, we will let you know if your carpet can be restored.

Do carpets get dirty faster after carpet cleaning?

If the carpets are cleaned professionally, leaving no soapy residue behind, the carpets shouldn’t re-soil rapidly.

Does baking soda clean carpet?

Baking soda is not the best cleaner. It might help with odors but it won’t get your carpet clean.

Does carpet cleaning kill CoronaVirus?

Yes. Our system will clean and kill the CoronaVirus before it’s activated in a body. We aren’t a cure, but rather a prevention technique. Grout and hardsurface cleaning does a bit more than carpet cleaning because the virus has a very short life when it’s on carpet.

Does carpet cleaning shorten the life of a carpet?

It’s actually the opposite. If you don’t clean your carpet, sharp contaminants like sand can prematurely ware your carpet.

Does steam cleaning a carpet lift the pile?

No steam will melt your carpet but hot water extraction will lift your carpet pile.

Does vinegar clean carpet?

Vinegar is not the best cleaner. It’s a acid based which is not good for your carpet. However, it IS a neutralizer which helps with yellow stains.

How do you clean a carpet and make it fluffy?

Have it professionally cleaned plus add a neutralizer so no soap will be left behind.

How hot is the water in carpet cleaner?

In hot water extraction the water should be 150-200 degrees. Any hotter than 200 degrees it becomes dangerous.

How long does it take carpet to dry after cleaning?

Good question! 4 things help. #1 Spend more time extracting. #2 Use house furnace air flow or a/c #3 Crack windows open. #4 Use fans. Knowing theses 4 things carpets should dry from 6-24 hours.

How long does it take for carpet to dry?

Typical drying time is 5-12 hours. if the indoor air flow conditions are poor it could take 24 hours.

Is carpet cleaning safe for my health?

Most carpet cleaners today use eco friendly non toxic chemicals.We have a wide range of pre-conditioners with no scent for people with asthma and allergies.

Is carpet cleaning safe for my pets?

We use non-toxic solutions so it will be very safe not only for toddlers but for pets as well.

Is hot water extraction good for carpet?

Hot water extraction is the best method for carpet cleaning.

Is it better to shampoo or steam clean carpets?

Shampoo and steam cleaning actually don’t exist, they are play on words. Real steam would melt your carpet. Shampoo would leave tons of residue behind. The real term for carpet cleaning today is hot water extraction.

Is it safe to sleep in a room after carpet cleaning?

Yes it is safe to sleep in a freshly cleaned room. However, we advise that you have the furnace fan on and use a fan pointed toward where carpet was cleaned and it would also be a good idea to have your windows cracked open.

Is low moisture cleaning good for my carpet in my house?

Low moisture is designed for low pile carpet often found in commercial settings. Residential carpet hot water extraction is best!

What cleaners should not be used on carpet?

We suggest that you only use products labeled for carpet cleaning.

What is the best method for carpet cleaning?

The carpet mills recommend hot water extraction using a truck mounted equipment.

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