PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING
Steam Carpet Cleaning
Proper cleaning through carpet steam cleaning helps improve indoor air quality, adhere to carpet warranties and keep its ideal look during its lifetime. The life and beauty of carpet depends on how well the carpet is maintained and looked after. A well maintained, quality carpet’s life expectancy is anywhere between 10 and 15 years.
In order to esure your carpets’ ideal look, you can prevent dirt and grime from entering your home or business by using mats and runners or by taking off shoes. To pick up loose dirt and dust, carpets should be vacuumed at least once or twice per week . Spots and spills should always be attended to quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or leave a sticky residue.
“Steam Cleaning” is just a nickname for a method of carpet cleaning called “hot-water extraction.”
This is the preferred method of cleaning by major carpet manufacturers. In fact, some require you to use this service at least once every 12-18 months otherwise the warranty on your carpet can be voided.
This type of cleaning is widely considered the best method of removing embedded soils and contaminants in your carpet. Steam cleaning works by injecting a high pressurized solution into the carpet pile, then immediately extracts it with the powerful vacuum system. Most companies will apply a pre-treatment to break down soils, loosen oil deposits and remove spots.
After the cleaning, a protective coating can be applied to your carpet, most of the time for an additional cost. This coating is commonly referred to as “scotch guarding.” This phrase is also just a nickname. What is applied is actually a Teflon. It’s a good idea to have this reapplied, as the scotch guarding applied during the manufacturing process will only last so long.
If a truck-mount system is used, the water can reach over 230 degrees! Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot water is a key component in any cleaning.
Powerful Vacuum System
Truck-mount systems are basically an engine with a very powerful buit-in blower. The horsepower ranges from 15 to 50, depending on the size of the machine. This engine powers this vacuum so it can create a very powerful suction. This vacuum is so powerful that it can have your carpets dry within a couple hours. There is a misconception that steam cleaning will over-saturate your carpet, soak your padding and take days to dry. This is simply NOT true.