Did you really think you could dust everything under the rug and no one would ever notice?
Carpets collect a ton of dust, dirt, germs and bacteria throughout the day. You can’t simply toss it in the washing machine, and a once-in-a-blue-moon vacuuming doesn’t really count for a clean carpet. Over time, your brightly colored rugs are likely to look bogged down with dirt. This calls for expert attention.
A professional residential carpet cleaning service will help your wall-to-wall or area carpets looking fresh and like new in the following 12 Steps:
- Visual Pre-Inspection: helps identify old, stubborn, permanent stains and spots that may require special treatment.
- Furniture Moving: For effectively cleaning your carpet. Depending on the number and weight of the pieces to be moved, your carpet cleaning company will charge you differentially.
- Commercial Power Pre-vacuuming: clears dry soil, loose dust and large particles stuck in the carpet.
- Pre-spray preconditioning agent: The spray emulsifies and breaks down harder, deep-set soil and general spots.
- Pre-spot treatment: Treating stubborn spots with special solutions.
- Pre-grooming/Agitation: forcing out deep-seated soil and dirt using carpet groomer or rotary brush.
- Soil Extraction and Rinse: The dirt dug out from your carpet needs to be rinsed out effectively. Check out 5 of the most popular methods of Soil Extraction:
- Hot Water Extraction Cleaning/Steam Carpet Cleaning
It uses highly pressured hot water to agitate the carpet fibre and dissolve the suds from the carpet. Typically agitation is carried out using rotary or scrubbing brush. A carpet cleaning equipment rinses out the cleaning agent thoroughly.
- Carpet Shampooing
This was once a popular cleaning method; it appears to clean heavily soiled carpet. However it leaves behind a lot of sticky foam and wetness, not very easy to dry in a hurry. The carpet gets re-soiled almost instantly.
- Foam Encapsulation
An upgrade over shampooing, it uses synthetic detergents as a base, crystallizing into powder form when dry that “encapsulate” loose dirt particles in the carpet fibre. This powder can be power vacuumed or brushed later for a spotless carpet.
Less water usage, shorter drying time and less chemical residue makes it a good choice for eco-conscious home-owners. However, it’s not suitable for heavily soiled carpets because of the technology’s limited capabilities.
- Bonnet Cleaning
Used extensively in hotels or areas with expansive surface areas, this method focuses on surface-cleaning the top part of the carpet fibre. A heavy duty motorised machine agitates and dissolves dirt using a rotary scrubbing pad immersed in cleaning agent.
- Dry Carpet Cleaning / Compound Cleaning
In this latest cleaning technology, a cleaning compound or powder is applied thoroughly to the bottom part of carpet using a motorized counter rotating brush machine. The process opens up the tough carpet fibre, allowing the compound to settle inside. The cleaning compound works like micro-sponges, effectively absorbing dissolved dirt in the carpet. Vacuuming can help clear out deep-seated dirt.
With zero drying time, this shows effective cleaning performance and convenience as it does not require drying time.
- Neutralizer: It helps to balance the fabric pH after rinsing, for a soft and fresh carpet.
- Post Spot Treatment: To take care of any remainder spots or stains, the exact nature of that spot is checked and a specialty spotting chemical will be applied to eliminate it.
- Post Groom: Our professional groomer will ensure that the pile of your carpet dries faster and in the right position.
- Speed Dry: High velocity air movers are placed on the carpet to accelerate the carpet drying process.
A good professional carpet service will give you a fair and accurate estimate of the total clean-up area and justifiable pricing. It will also recommend the best cleaning process and materials based on your carpet fabric and the actual extent of cleaning needed.