Carpet Cleaning Services
The carpet’s materials vary greatly. Carpets act as a filter, trapping dust, dirt, gases, animal hair, and other soils. The best advice is to clean carpets before they become saturated entirely with soil. If you wait until carpets look filthy, it will be hard to restore them back to their former appearance.
The carpet cleaning process involves pre-inspection, pre-vacuum, furniture moving, pre-spray, pre-spot, pre-groom, extraction and rinsing, neutralization, post spot treatment, post groom, speed dry and post cleaning inspection. Different methods of carpet cleaning exist depending on whether you want to enhance the appearance or remove stains, dirt, and allergens from your carpet. Make sure you choose a professional who knows the right approach. Here are the top carpet cleaning techniques that you can find at PBN 1.
- Carpet Shampooing
Wet shampoo residues can be foamy or sticky, and steam cleaning often reveals soil extracted by shampoos. Since there is no rinsing, the waste can continue to collect dirt after cleaning, the shampoos dries to a powder, and loosened dirt would attach to the powder components, requiring vacuuming the day after washing.
- Hot Water Extraction cleaning/ steam carpet cleaning
Hot water extraction cleaning use high pressured hot water to agitate the carpet fiber and dissolve dirt in the carpet. This cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water, sometimes with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet. The water is vacuumed up, along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt. The hot water extraction method is the preferred method of many carpet manufacturers as it removes more dust and abrasive particles resulting in less wear and pile abrasion.
This is a method where new polymers are encapsulating (crystallizing) soil particles into dry residues on contact. In the conventional cleaning process surfactant molecules attach themselves to oily soil particles, suspending them (emulsification) for easy rinsing. Surfactant (detergent) molecules and emulsified soils which escape during rinsing, they remain in the fiber and continue to attract soiling. Causing the condition of the carpet to degenerate; often re-soiling faster than before the cleaning process. A rotary machine, brush applicator, or compression sprayer is used to apply the cleaning solution. The vacuuming of dry residue occurs immediately (20-30 min. of dry time), either separately or from a built-in unit of the cleaning-system machine.
- Bonnet cleaning
After depositing a cleaning product onto the surface as mist, around buffer or “bonnet” scrubs the mixture with a rotating motion. This industry machine resembles a floor buffer, with an absorbent spin or oscillating pad that attracts soil, rinsing or replacing it repeatedly. Once loaded with soil, the bonnet will not hold anymore; instead, it simply moves the soil from one area to another. An overly wet bonnet also deposits residues that attract soils when they are dry. When there is a large amount of foreign material in the carpet, extraction with a wet process may be needed. The bonnet method is not strictly dry-cleaning. Moreover, the spin-bonnet method may not be as capable of sanitizing carpet fibers due to the lack of hot water, for this, there is need of a special thermo machine, here the buffing machine is equipped to heat up the bonnet, but a post-cleaning application of an antimicrobial agent is used to make up for this. However, bonnet cleaning is not the best mechanism for completely removing the chemical that is pre-sprayed onto a carpet.
- Dry Carpet cleaning
The heavily soiled areas require the application of manual spotting, pretreatments, preconditioners, and “traffic-lane cleaners,” onto carpet before the primary use of the dry-cleaning system. They are detergents or emulsifiers which break the binding of different soils to carpet fibers over a short period. Many dry carpet-cleaning systems rely on specialized machines. These systems are mostly “very low moisture” (VLM) systems, relying on dry compounds complemented by application of cleaning solutions. Although it is more expensive and time-consuming, the dry cleaning formulas are faster, they put less stress on the carpets and are less labor-intensive than wet-extraction systems.
All said and done, make se sure that the carpet cleaning expert uses the right technique and detergents to clean your products. The cleaning agents should be tough to the stains but friendly to the environment.