Based on IICRC approved suggestions, trained carpet cleaners employ a 9 step cleaning and sanitizing process:
I. The pre-inspection
To start off we will look over the floors to be cleaned, identify the problem areas, which can include pet urine, damaged carpeting and intense soiling. If needed, we will talk with you about what can be done to correct these issues.
II. Furniture prep
We will move your furniture, except overweight and delicate things, such as china cabinets, large dining tables, beds, bookcases full of books and pianos and any electronic equipment for instance TV’s, stereos, computers and DVD players. We are going to clean under & around these objects. Kindly move dinner table items yourself, before we arrive.
III. Vacuuming if needed
Your carpeting and rugs will be vacuumed employing a commercial vacuum cleaner, to clear away a large percentage of of the dried dirt that is generally in the material.
A pre-spray is sprayed and allowed to dwell, to break down soil as well as other spots to get a complete cleaning. Challenging spots are treated with special spotting solutions, to raise the chance of complete removal over the deep soil extraction phase.
V. Deep soil extraction
After the soil is suspended, our modern truck-mounted deep soil extraction unit will thoroughly flush the carpeting using a natural rinsing solvent. The water temperature throughout the cleaning phase will be approximately 170 – 205°F. Pressure levels & heat is regulated so that your carpet is not over-wet.
VI. Spot extraction
In cases where a spot is not totally removed during the previous step, specialty spot treatment methods have to be implemented.
You should be aware that our cleaning technician may perhaps point out irreversible stains that unfortunately can not be removed, in general on older carpeted floors which have not been professionally cleaned in many years. In particular, such stains might be plasticizer migration and rubber backing stains.
VII. pH balancing
We will pH balance all of the carpet steam cleaned. This is actually a particularly important step in the cleaning process, because high pH carpeting attracts dust. pH balancing is done during the rinse process, and also by applying a post spray.
VIII. Carpet grooming
The carpet nap is groomed in one direction making use of a professional carpet rake, to accelerate the drying process and make your carpeted surfaces look nicer.
IX. Quick dry
Your carpets and rugs may be dried up by the time we finish the job, thanks to our high-powered air movers.