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Carpet Cleaning

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Cleaning Methods

A carpet can be a beautiful, healthy and luxurious additon to any building and in the same vein an unsightly insanitary eye sore, depending on the state of cleanliness and regularity of cleaning.

A clean, dry and dust free carpet is recommended over hard flooring by Indoor Environmental Professional’s as the best method of controlling indoor atmospheric particles, ie, dust, spores, pollen etc and therefore the recommended flooring choice to help combat the increasing number of cases of people suffering from asthmatic and bronchial issues. but the carpet “must” be effectively and regularly maintained to improve Indoor Air Quality.

The basic principles are as follows.

1. Dry Soil Removal

Thorough raking or “grooming” of the carpet before an extensive multi directional dry vacuum clean with a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner is an essential first step of any system of carpet cleaning, this helps dislodge any matted or tangled fibres and debris and improves the efficacy ofthe dry vacuum preparation. 80% of the soiling in carpet is dry and best removed with a vacuum before any moisture is introduced.

2. Soil Suspension

It is the purpose of the soil suspension step to separate as much soil as safely as possible from the surface of the fibres, the majority of this step occurs during preconditioning with the selected cleaning product being applied to the carpet surface prior to extraction

3. Extraction

This is the removal process that occurs after the soil suspension step. Once suspended, soils now need to be removed from the carpet. This is sometimes referred to as “rinsing” when referring to hot water extraction, but it is important to note that all methods of cleaning have a soil extraction or removal step

4. Grooming

Grooming or brushing after extraction does not remove soil from the carpet, but helps the overall appearance and drying time and removes wand marks and swirl marks form rotary machines. Also if carpet protector is applied it is essential that it is distributed evenly throughout the carpet yarns, grooming is the best method of ensuring this.

5.Drying

One of the most common complaints associated with carpet cleaning is that the carpet takes to long to dry. (Sometimes days!) Slow drying may be the result of improper techniques, operator carelessness, malfunctioning equipment or environmental factors.

Regardless of where the fault lies, carpets that take too long to dry may produce odors, discolour, resoil and possibly experience shrinkage. Over wetting of carpets also may contribute to bacterial and fungal growth, as well as slip/slide hazards. IICRC policy states that carpets “must” be dry within 8 hours of cleaning to prevent any negative impact on the Indoor Air Quality of a building.

ISS Carpet Cleaning operates Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning systems that can have your carpets dry enough for use almost immediately after cleaning. Our Hot Water Extraction equipment and techniques ensure the fastest drying times and we can apply air moving equipment to further speed drying time.

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