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Regular professional carpet cleaning using a professional cleaning service is as important to your carpet as having a trained mechanic perform routine tune-ups on your car. While your carpet may appear clean on the surface, periodic carpet cleaning can remove what you can't see and help your carpet retain its fresh, beautiful appearance.
To keep your carpet clean, it's necessary to vacuum regularly with a strong, well-functioning and properly-filtered vacuum cleaner. But unfortunately, due to traffic, children, pets and normal wear - carpet fibers inevitably become soiled, and a dull appearance results. And no matter how much you vacuum, eventually you will need to call a professional carpet cleaner.
The information on this site will help you determine the value in having your residential or commercial carpeting cleaned at regular intervals and will answer some of the many frequently asked questions concerning carpet cleaning.
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Carpet Cleaning, Shampoo, Steam Cleaning, Odor Control, Carpet Repair, Maintain Carpeting, Encapsulation, Dry Cleaning, Steam Cleaning vs Dry Cleaning, Stain Removal Tips, Upholstery
New carpet improves the appearance of any home, but how can carpeting that is walked on and used every single day continue to look new? Unfortunately, due to foot traffic, children, pets, dirt, and normal wear and tear - carpet fibers inevitably become soiled, leaving a worn and dull appearance.
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Wet shampoo carpet cleaning with rotary machines, followed by thorough wet vacuuming, was widespread until about the 1970s. Industry perception of shampoo cleaning then changed with the advent of hot-water extraction.
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In high-pressure hot water extraction or "steam cleaning", a carpet cleaning service uses a pressurized manual or automatic cleaning tool to pass over the surface several times to thoroughly rinse all preconditioner, residue, and particulates.
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Odor in the carpeting of homes and buildings arises from many sources that may include animal urine, disaster contaminates, moisture problems or just plain soil. Routine cleaning using Certified Firms and Services that automatically remove the sources of general soiling odors should help this situation.
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When done correctly, carpet repair can eliminate stains, burns, tears, or other unsightly areas of your carpeting. Done successfully, it can eradicate the damaged area with minimal or no evidence.
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Carpeting is designed from the ground up to last for years and years. Trained, certified carpet repair professionals and services offer simple suggestions on how to keep carpet clean, serviceable, and presentable.
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Encapsulation is a relatively new dry carpet cleaning method in which a special compound is spread over carpet. The compound then crystallizes, encapsulating dirt.
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Dry carpet cleaning involves the use of specialized machines to clean carpets with recently developed chemical technologies that permit no-moisture, or "very low moisture" (VLM) cleaning, resulting in carpet beautification, and removal of stains, dirt, grit, sand, and allergens.
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Steam Cleaning vs. Dry Cleaning
Stain Removal Tips
Buying carpet can be a significant investment for home and business owners alike. Over time, dirt and grime become attached to carpet fibers, making carpets look dirty. The only way to reverse this process is to clean your carpet with either dry or steam carpet cleaning.
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Your best chance for removing a carpet stain is as quickly as possible after the spot is made on the carpet. The longer a spot sits on your carpet or upholstery, the harder it becomes to remove.
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Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers not wait until severe soiling occurs before cleaning because the greater the soiling, the less the likelihood of restoring the fabric's original color, appearance and texture; and the greater adverse effect on indoor environmental quality.
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Encapsulation is a relatively new dry carpet cleaning method in which a special compound is spread over carpet, and the compound then crystallizes, encapsulating dirt.
In the 1990s, residential and commercial carpet cleaning services began literally encapsulating (crystallizing) soil particles into dry residues on contact, in a process now regarded by the industry as a growing, up-and-coming technology. Working like "tiny sponges", the deep-cleaning compound crystals dissolve and absorb dirt prior to its removal from the carpet. Cleaning solution is applied by rotary machine, brush applicator, or compression sprayer. Dry residue is vacuumable immediately - either separately or from a built-in unit of the cleaning-system machine. According to ICS Cleaning Specialist, evidence suggests encapsulation improves carpet appearance compared to other systems; and it is favorable in terms of high-traffic needs, operator training, equipment expense, and lack of wet residue. Encapsulation also avoids the drying time of carpet shampoos, making the carpet immediately available for use.
The use of encapsulation to create a crystalline residue that can be immediately vacuumed (as opposed to the dry powder residue of wet-cleaning systems, which generally requires an additional day before vacuuming) has recently become an accepted method for commercial and residential carpet cleaning.