Our Cleaning Method:
Hot Water Extraction or Steam Cleaning:
This is the method nearly all the carpet manufacturers and fiber producers recommend.
It is also the only cleaning method classified as 'deep cleaning'. All the others are considered 'light surface cleaning' because they are incapable of removing soil deep in the pile. Also, all the other methods leave large amounts of detergent or cleaning agents in the carpet after cleaning. This method is frequently called 'steam' cleaning due to the fine spray of hot water that is used. Real steam is a gas rather than a liquid, and is never used on carpet. The process consists of spraying the hot cleaning solution into the carpet pile and recovering the solution and soil with a powerful vacuum into a holding tank. This can be done from a truck-mounted unit outside the home with only the hose and floor tool entering the home or by a portable electric machine which is brought inside the home.
From a health standpoint, the truck-mounted system is preferred because the dirty air and humidity are exhausted outside rather than recirculated around inside the house. Additionally, truck-mounted systems usually are more powerful than portables, do a much better cleaning job, and get the carpet dry more quickly. Use of a truck-mounted machine is no guarantee of quality. The individual cleaning technician must posses the training, skill and desire to give you the quality service you expect.
USA Carpet Cleaning Procedures: 13 Attention-Points System:
1 Identify conditions of the job: noting spots, stains,oils, matted & compacted dirt, mud, damaged and worn areas.
2 Prep: Break up, soften, and remove loose soluble and insoluble soils. Brush, revive, and open carpet pile. Vacuum where necessary. Furniture moving as necessary.
3 Preconditioning phase: Make the plan- formulate chemicals, mix fresh on-the-job as needed for animal, food, juice stains, oils, grease.
Detergent types: commercial or residential, standard, decontamination, sterilization, Anti-allergen, Soapfree, Encapsulation, Surfactants, Deodorant, Reducing, Oxygenation, Enzymatic formulas as necessary.
4 Stage 1 Spotting: Use of Enzymes for pet stains, organic, proteins, blood. Treatments for dyes and traffic lanes.
5 Pre-spray application: Apply to all carpet, wash baseboards, rake or brush pile, let dwell.
6 Rinse: PH Balancing- Hot: remove all soils and residue. Encapsulation style- for recurring spot areas. Emulsifying style- for oily areas. Deodorant- added where desired.
7 Stage 2 Spotting: Solvents for rust, oil, grease, ink, wax, gum, paint.
8 Special Soils: Filtration soils, Worn-in old soils. High ph- scrub- dwell- restoration procedures.
9 Stage 3 Spotting: Carry through with stage 1 procedures, fugitive dyes, Special spotting techniques.
10 Final Inspection: Approval of work.
11 Protection and Groom: Fluorochemicals: Dupont Teflon Advanced, Scotchgard. Acid Dye Blockers: Bridgepoint Maxim.
12 Additions and Groom: Allergy relief treatment.
13 Dry: Turbo Air-Movers - as desired