Wait! Save the Carpet & the Money

Realtors can help their clients add money to the bottom line by suggesting carpet cleaning and repair instead of full replacement. Homeowners preparing to put their house on the market endure a lot of expense – from new countertops and appliances to general maintenance and repair. If it’s possible to keep the old carpet and still get top dollar for the property, why not do it?
If it’s renters coming into the property, all the more reason to keep money in the budget while still giving the tenants a beautiful home. In some cases, replacement may be required by law or by rental agreement, but if not, save the money for future maintenance.
Take a look around, is the carpet worn down so the backing shows through? If so, it needs to be replaced. If it’s just dirty and showing signs of ware, it can likely be cleaned and made to look almost new again – even if the stains have been there for some time.
Look again. Are there unsightly wrinkles scattered around the floor? Not to worry, a good restretching and cleaning may be enough to make it look good again.
Carpet pricing varies of course, but assume an inexpensive option is chosen at a $2.50 per square foot, not including labor or a new pad, that’s $300 for carpeting in just one 12 X 12 room.
Professional carpet cleaning, repair and restretching will save money and have the carpet looking almost new for potential buyers. Estimates typically come in at cents, instead of dollars, on the square foot. This makes it a wonderful and cost-effective option for the seller. A good carpet cleaner should be able to visit the home and provide an accurate estimate for service. They should also be able to tell you if there are stains they will not be able to remove or damage they cannot repair. Having this information will help the seller decide the best course of action in terms of cleaning or replacement.
At JRJ ProClean, we are often trusted to work when homeowners are not home, allowing for complete flexibility in timing and the quickest most efficient service. That way homeowners and agents can focus on getting the house listed instead of on the work that needs to be done.
Before advising clients to replace their carpet, consider getting an estimate for cleaning and restretching. It may mean a larger profit at the end of the sale.

Carpet Repair May Be The Best Option

Have you been staring at those ugly wrinkles in your carpeting for too long? Not only are they unsightly, they may be a trip hazard. Do you think your only option is replacement? Well, that may not be the case.
We will be happy to provide a free assessment, to first of all see if your carpeting can be saved or if it can’t, we may recommend carpet replacement. If your carpet can be repaired we will provide a free estimate to remove those ugly wrinkles and bring the life back to your carpet.


Our method of stretching carpet is called “power stretching.” Above is a picture of power stretcher. This method is much more effective than traditional carpet stretching only with a knee kicker. With a knee kicker you can only stretch a fraction of what can be achieved with a power stretcher and the carpet cannot be held in place as securely to refasten it to the tack strip.
The back of the power stretcher is braced up against the baseboard in the room that needs stretching, the tubing sections are joined together to achieve the necessary length to allow the head of the stretcher to be close to the opposite wall, then the handle is pushed down and this spreads the carpet and removes wrinkles.
Carpet and it’s wrinkles are unpredictable. In our almost 20 years of experience in carpet power stretching, we have corrected various types of carpet wrinkle scenarios. We look at each job carefully before we begin work. We communicate to the home owner the complete process, step by step including what furniture we will need to move and how and where it will need to be moved. Large furniture such as beds and dressers don’t normally have to be removed from the area. We can shift them around the room with furniture sliders and have all the access we need for a proper carpet stretching.
A choice to consider if the carpet in your home is loose or wrinkled. Selling your home is expensive, why have the added expense of carpet replacement when it may not be necessary? Are you renting out your home? Why should you spend thousands on new carpet just to have it destroyed by the new tenants? We have been saving home owners thousands in carpet replacement costs since 1998 and we would be happy to do the same for you!

Fairfax County – A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

Options Abound for All Ages and Life Stages
Located in the Springfield area of Fairfax County, Va. since 1998, JRJProClean is proud to bring residents and businesses on-site estimates followed by professional carpet cleaning and carpet repair services.
We take pride in our Fairfax County location and that pride comes with us to every job we perform. Fairfax County is a wonderful place to live, work and play, with activities and opportunity for all. Check out the many free parks, walking trails, playgrounds and attractions offered through the Fairfax County Park Authority. Many of these facilities offer additional programs for a nominal fee. There is something for everyone.
Fairfax has history to explore, from the Lorton Workhouse to Mason Neck and even historic mansions such as Mt. Vernon. We benefit from fantastic schools, easy public transportation and access to Washington, D.C., Alexandria and Arlington. Fairfax is home to many federal and county public servants as well and all branches of the military – a truth residents appreciate. Recent projects such as the Springfield Town Center and long-standing planned communities like Kingstowne and Burke offer sought-after retail, restaurants, schools and residential life.
With entertainment venues such as Eagle Bank Arena at George Mason University, countless hotels and other spots with available event space, there are always new and exciting programs, sporting events and charity fundraisers to attend. From Wedding and Cooking shows to musical performances, ice shows and the circus, there is something for every interest.
The family-friendly opportunities abound, from amazing playgrounds to children’s theatres, library offerings, wildlife sanctuaries and school sponsored drama programs. There are even events that offer glimpses residential life of the past. There are holiday and seasonally themed events throughout the year in which to participate or enjoy as a spectator. Want to visit a farm? A winery? A fantastic restaurant? How about taking in a parade or a craft show? Fairfax has it all… and then some.
This list only scratches the surface of what we think makes Fairfax County a wonderful place to live, work and play, but ask any resident. Each and every one of them probably has at least a short list of the things they love most about Fairfax.
At JRJProClean, we are pleased to serve businesses and residents throughout Northern Virginia, but especially in Fairfax County. We look forward to this and many more years here and appreciate our new and returning customers as well as our trusted business partners.