GETTING a carpet cleaning Edmonton business is as quick and easy as searching for the letter" C" in the Directory. But finding a carpet-cleaning technique that does the job for you might not be so smooth.
“ There are a few unique carpet-cleaning methods in operation today," said Katie Tooters, speaker for the Carpet and Shag Institute, an industry promotion group based in southern US " All of them work, provided that the individual carrying out the cleaning knows what he"s doing.".
Ms. Tooters explained that the various procedures include steam, dry or foam extraction; spinning shampoo and the absorbent-pad technique.
The hot water technique– what a lot of customers mean any time they share they are getting their rug or carpets" steam washed"– uses a machine that sprays a hot detergent mixture over the throw rug, and after that straight away vacuums it away.
The weakness to the hot-water approach, Ms. Tooters said, is that if it"s not done correctly, the carpet and under layer can get saturated, as a consequence providing a birthplace for mold and mustiness. Additionally, she pointed out, if a bit too much solvent is used, or if all the detergent is not extracted, the carpeting will become dirtier more rapidly. Cleaning soap left in a carpet or rug, she said, works as a magnet for fresh dirt.
By using the dry-extraction procedure, alternatively, a powder cleaning soap substance is combed into the carpeting with particularly created machines. Dirt scraps in the carpeting connect to the cleaning compound and are extracted by vacuuming.
The foam-extraction solution, Ms. Tooters said, employs the use of a froth as an alternative to powdered chemicals and the suds is sucked from the carpeting while it"s still moist.
With the Carpet brush solution, she mentioned, the cleansing solution is pushed into the carpeting by a machine that utilizes rotating brushes to move the compound into the fibers. The resulting dirt-filled foam are then cleared away by wet vacuuming.
Ms. Tooters said, there is the absorbent-pad, or" bonnet," approach. With this approach, she said, compounds are sprayed into the carpeting fibers and right after they have an opportunity to work their magic by percolating the dirt up to the surface, the chemicals are removed by a piece of equipment with a significant round absorbent spinning brush like the one on the bottom of a commercial floor waxing machine.
In the wrong hands, however, the rotating brush could transform your deep-pile carpeting into a torn mess." The absorbent-pad technique needs to be used only by a correctly trained cleaning specialist," Ms. Tooters said.
And Phil Boyswaddle is just such a professional.
Our cleaning up solution is so different from steam-cleaning and shampooing that it isn"t even remotely close," said Mr. Boyswaddle, the manager of the ChemDry Northwest operation in Peake"s Apex, Pa
With the Chem clean solution, he said, the cleansing solution is sprayed over the rugs and carpets then it begins to bubble, as a result" encapsulating" the gunk and lifting it to the top.
" It"s similar to using club soda to get a spot out of your clothing," Mr. Boyswaddle said, detailing that for spots in the carpet, the ChemDry company has a complete array of stain removals.
And the best thing regarding our equipment is that we uses about a tenth of the fluid used with steam-cleaning and shampooing. And that means your carpeting will be dry in sixty minutes instead of 10.".Beverly, Sherwood Park, Saint Albert, Lancaster Park, Bretona, Namao, Strathcona, Carbondale, Nisku, Ardrossan