Between foot traffic bringing in all types of dirt and debris, including sand and salt from a harsh New England winter, and everyday spills such as food, drinks, gum, and ink, your carpet takes a beating!
Most people do not know that there is a skill and exact science when it comes to carpet cleaning. Carpets are made from fibers that are either synthetic or natural. Synthetic fibers are made from materials such as nylon and polyester, while natural fibers are derived from plants or animals such as wool, silk, and cotton.
Five Carpet Cleaning Principles
Dry soil removal
Vacuuming to remove all loose debris.
Achieved by what is known in the industry as T.A.C.T. (Time, Agitation, Chemical, Temperature).
Various cleaning methods accomplish extraction; absorption, wet vacuuming, rinsing or vacuuming of dry detergent residues and suspended soils.
Grooming is for appearance and proper drying.
Providing proper airflow and ventilation throughout the drying process.
Among the many industry approved methods that we use the two most common are:
A cleaning agent is brushed into the carpet using a cylindrical or rotary brush/pad machine. The encapsulation chemistry surrounds each soil particle and crystalizes it so it can’t attract other soil. The encapsulation particles release from the fiber and are removed through dry vacuuming. Encapsulation is ideally suited for commercial maintenance especially in office, church, schools, and other areas where high productivity and fast dry time is critical.
Hot Water Extraction
A preconditioner is applied through a pump sprayer and then agitated. The suspended soil, along with the preconditioner, is flushed from the carpet with the hot water extraction machine. Once water is extracted the carpet is groomed and dried.