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Professional Carpet Cleaning Removes Winter’s Road Salt and Grime from Your Carpets in Oak Park, IL


The weather just made a quick transition from winter to spring in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood. Sadly, the last vestiges of winter may be lurking in the carpet of your home or business. Yes, we’re referring to the road salt that’s applied to our highways and walkways. While salt goes a long way toward keeping our daily commutes more safe, it can create havoc on residential and commercial carpeting.

Road salt, which is used extensively in the Chicago area because it’s cheap and effective, is easily tracked onto carpets due to its small, granular size. When it’s mixed with water and deposited onto carpet, it leaves unsightly water stains after the carpet dries. In addition to those nasty stains, it can also actually destroy carpet fibers due to its high alkaline content. What’s the solution? Thorough and professional carpet cleaning every spring by the carpet cleaning experts with ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons.

The carpet cleaning professionals at ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons use the following step-by-step protocol to clean and sanitize your carpets, while eliminating nasty salt stains and removing the crusty and damaging particles that have become embedded deep within the fibers:

  • Inspect all carpets to assess stains and your needs.
  • Pre-treat all salt, dirt, and greasy stains.
  • Apply specialized cleaning solutions to loosen dirt and salt particles.
  • Rinse with clean, hot water.
  • Treat any remaining stains
  • Groom for attractive and uniform appearance.
  • Inspect to guarantee your satisfaction.

With help from ServiceMaster Cleaning by Simons, the carpets in your home or commercial business, office, retail outlet, hotel, or health-care facility will be clean, well-maintained, and positioned for greater longevity. In addition to top-notch carpet cleaning, we offer a number of professional services to keep all of the floors in your home or place of business clean and well-maintained this spring and beyond.

Give us a call today at 773-376-1110 for a free estimate on our professional carpet cleaning services in Oak Park, IL.


  • Nasutsa Mabwa

    Nasutsa Mabwa is President of ServiceMaster by Simons, a MBE/WBE City of Chicago and State of Illinois certified firm. She is a 2020 Daily Herald Business Ledger C-Suite awardee, a member of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 and a 2018 ServiceMaster(c) Achiever Award recipient. She is a Civic Federation Board Member, an Advisory Board Member for as President Elect on the Executive Committee for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She is IICRC certified for WRT & FSRT.