Better Results with Benefect

Germs and viruses are everywhere. Although we wish these microscopic creatures mean you no harm, we won’t sugar coat the truth. Here’s a brief  list of some of the common viruses and bacteria in our world today:


  • Cold virus: up to one hour on human hands
  • RSV (respiratory syncytial virus): up to six hours on door handles
  • Flu (influenza) virus: up to 24 hours on hard surfaces
  • Parainfluenza (respiratory): up to 10 hours on hard surfaces
  • COVID-19: a few hours to days, especially in cold and dry environments


  • Salmonella and campylobacter (foodborne illness): one to four hours on hard surfaces
  • Norovirus (stomach/digestive illness): several days on hard surfaces
  • Clostridium difficile (diarrhea): five months on hard surfaces
  • MRSA (staph bacteria): days to weeks in hard surfaces

These germs are constantly invading your home, office and car. Under the right conditions just 1 bad bacteria can multiply into a billion in just 24 hours. Germs lurk in places that you’d expect but also in places you wouldn’t.

Did you know that your mobile phone is 7 times dirtier than the toilet seat? [1] It’s true! and let’s not even get into that tv remote in your living room. The kitchen faucet handle at your sink is home to an average of 13,000 germs per square inch! Light switches, door knobs, keyboards, play toys …the list of possible contaminates goes on.

Not every microorganism is dangerous, but we can’t tell which ones are and which ones aren’t without a microscope. Knowing where germs are is one thing, getting rid of them is another. To protect your family from these microscopic marauders you need disinfectant.

Disinfecting is your best defense when it comes to protecting your home and safeguarding your family’s health. But if you’re used to using grocery store cleaners to battle these invaders, think again! National brands use harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach and quaternary disinfectants. Sound dangerous? They are. Sure they kill germs, but those same chemicals can inflict permanent life long damage to you and your family in the process. Not a great tradeoff.

These cleaners irritate your skin and eyes and can decimate your lungs. They viciously trigger asthma. In fact a landmark 20 year independent study published in 2018 proved that using products content chlorine bleach or quaternary disinfectants as little as once a week is just as damaging to lung capacity as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years. [3]

Does disinfecting have to be so risky?

At Buddy’s Carpet Care the health of your family is our top priority! After much research we have chosen to use Benefect as our number 1 disinfectant. Benefect has been approved by the EPA to be used against the coronavirus when used as directed. This makes benefect every bit as effective as it’s national brand competitors without the terrible long term side effects. This innovative formula is biodegradable, safe for the environment and safe for the surfaces you need to trust most.

When you have Buddy clean your home, you can enjoy every moment without worry! Calling Buddy’s is the smart and healthy way to cleanse your home and keep your family safe.



What Is Filtration Soiling?

Black lines that appear around the baseboards and under doorways is called filtration soiling.

If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced dark areas around the baseboards, under doors, and especially near the HVAC return. This soiling comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to go through the edge of the carpet pile. Microscopic particles of soil are deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling). This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a significant build up has occurred.

This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can be achieved, although not in all cases.

To help prevent filtration soiling in the future, vacuum the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis. Then wipe the edges of the carpet with a white terry towel. Be careful around the tack-strip under the edge of the carpeting, you could nick your fingers!

You can trust that when it comes to your home that Buddy will apply all of his expertise to your job. Click here to read more about our 12 step restorative cleaning process.

5 Reasons to Use Buddy’s Carpet Care

What sets Buddy’s Carpet Care apart from other carpet cleaners? How can you trust that you’re cleaning experience will be better than the last. Here’s 5 reasons why our faithful clients have used us time and again through the years. 

  1. Reputation: At Buddy’s, our reputation is second to none. Some of the most seasoned Carpet Professional, Interior Designers, and Realtors refer our service exclusively. We partner with you to customize our cleaning to your needs.
  2. Experience: Buddy’s Carpet Care is one of the most experienced companies in the country. We have been in business since 1987 and are experienced in all types of carpet, upholstery and rugs. Whether the fabric is natural or synthetic, and whatever the soiling condition may be, we will apply all of our expertise to your job.
  3. Education/Certification: We are certified by the IICRC, which is the most recognized body of certification in the world. Our owners and staff hold multiple certifications including Master Cleaning Technician which is the highest status available for cleaners. we are also very involved in our association. This involvement keeps us on the cutting edge so that we can pass that knowledge on to your job.
  4. Systems: Buddy’s operates the most advanced cleaning systems on the market. Our 12 Step Cleaning Program will get maximum soil removal and maximum spot removal without over-wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind. Plus, we are committed to first-class service systems. We will show up on time and give you the most outstanding service experience you have ever received.
  5. Guarantee: Last, but not least, our guarantee. Our #1 priority is your family’s health and safety. We want you happy; therefore we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not thrilled with the cleaning experience, we will rush back to your home to make it right. If you are still unimpressed, we will refund your money.