Carpet Steam Cleaning
About Carpet Steam Cleaning:
Many carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction as the most effective carpet cleaning method. The hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water (not steam), with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt, living your carpet virtually dry.
Hot water extraction cleaning do not leave any residue, this method is advantageous for persons concerned about possible chemical exposure, especially for children crawling or playing on recently cleaned carpets. This method also minimizes concerns about breathing volatile chemical compounds that might be used in other cleaning methods.
The primary disadvantage of the hot water extraction cleaning method is that 100% of the water used cannot be removed. If poor water extraction is achieved, in conditions of high humidity, mold growth could occur or be exacerbated. This is why we use high end commercial Truck Mount water extraction equipment . Moisture left in carpets after cleaning will evaporate quickly with ventilation, heating, air conditioning or dehumidification. Your carpet will be dry in a few hours. We can keep your carpets looking fresh and clean.
What can you do to prepare for your carpet cleaning:
- Remove all items and breakables from the area to be steam cleaned.
- Please arrange for children or pets to stay clear from the area we are steam cleaning, and away from all equipment, wand, hoses, van, Rotovac, etc.
- Safety is our 1# priority.
What you should expect your cleaning technician to do:
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
We will walk through your home with you to visually inspect the carpet, tile or upholstery to identify potential permanent stains and give you an evaluation of expected results with no surprises.
Step 2: Pre-Vacuum
Dry soil is removed promptly by regular Vacuuming. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in steam cleaning especially if you have pets with lots of hair dander that can go air borne while steam cleaning.
Step 3: Furniture moving (optional)
By customer request we can carefully move your sofas, chairs, tables and smaller items from the cleaning ares. Beds, dressers, sectional sofa, and heavier pieces are left in place under our regular pricing structure. Your furniture will be moved with furniture glides and well protected with disposable foam or plastic tabs as needed at job site.
Step 4: Pre-Condition & Pre-Spray Treatment
A Green preconditioning agent is applied to break down traffic areas and pre-treat various types of spots through out your home or business. This will increase chances of soiled traffic areas & spots to be extracted for a more efficient thorough steam cleaning.
Step 5: Pre-Groom & Agitation
Each steam cleaning job is different depending on soil level of your carpet, Our carpet technician will pre-groom your carpets with a carpet groomer to break down light carpet soiling.
Step 6: Soil Extraction and Rinse
The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed with our state of the art truck mounted hot water extraction machine that guarantees from over wetting the carpet or leaving any sticky residue behind. The carpet tech has total control of water temperatures ranging from 0-220 degrees depending on fabric and cleaning needs. We use a water softener system that treats & eliminates any hard water contaminants from you’re existing home this will ensure softness in your carpets.
Step 7: Neutralize
We rinse carpets with a Ph Balance “GREEN” product that it is designed to neutralize alkalinity and help rinse away cleaning solutions, leaving behind a cleaner, brighter surface. It provides anti-stain, anti-soiling and anti-wicking features to your carpet.
Step 8: Post Spot Treatment
Any spots or stains still remaining will get extra treatment with our many specialty “GREEN”spotting solutions. For longer carpet life and fewer permanent stains, be sure to have professional carpet protector applied to your carpet.
Step 9: Carpet Protector (optional)
Carpet is protected with our Teflon® Carpet Protector. It helps your carpet to stay cleaner longer, reducing fiber abrasion and prolongs the life and beauty of the carpet. We recommend to re-apply carpet protector after each steam cleaning.
Step 10: Post Groom
Your carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of the carpet is standing tall when we leave. Post grooming helps the carpet pile dry faster and in the right position.
Step 11: Speed Dry (optional)
High velocity air movers are placed on the carpet immediately after steam cleaning to promote faster drying. Also, proper drying can be achieved by ventilation, heating, air conditioning.
Step 12: Post Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will walk through your home with you to point out the cleaning results to make sure that you are completely thrilled with the job.
How often should I steam clean my carpet?
Most carpet manufacturers recommend every 12 months but no single answer applies. We recommend to have your carpet professionally cleaned 2 times a year.
There are several factors determine and impact how often your carpets need to be steam cleaned:
- If you have kids or pets (or both) in your home, then carpet steam cleaning needs to be done more frequently
- If you have a house full of smokers or high traffic, it needs to be done more frequently.
- If you host a lot of parties indoors, and are often left with food and drink spills, then the carpet cleaning will need to be done more frequently.
Keep in mind, that carpet is designed to hide soil. So if your carpets are looking dark or dirty, give us a call to schedule an appointment. Do not let your carpets get to this point. When cleaned and maintained correctly, carpet life is drastically extended and you can keep it looking its best for years to come.
What else can you do?
We can remove:
- Pet stains/urine and odor from the carpet.
- Kool-Aid Stains From Carpets.
- Coffee Stains From Carpet.
- Blood Stains From Carpet.
- Ink Stains From Carpet.
- Filtration soil along walls and doorways.
- Oil & Grease.