Clean carpets are the cornerstone of a healthy home. Everyday allergens, chemicals, pet dander, pesticides, mold, bacteria and other pollutants are tracked into your home. Just like hard surface floor coverings, carpet needs regular cleaning.
Nothing cleans more thoroughly or protects your investment better than EXTREME CLEAN. Soil and contaminants are flushed out leaving your carpet looking, feeling and smelling clean and healthy.
Carpet is the second largest home investment item next to automobiles. Homeowners can save literally thousands of dollars simply by caring for their carpets and having them professionally cleaned on a regular basis. The following are common appearance problems that may be avoided through proper care or routine cleaning:
- Shedding – Mostly seen in new carpets, shedding occurs when carpet fibers are released through normal wear. There are two types of carpet fiber contruction: 1) continues filament 2) stapled filament. Stapled filament fibers are similar to talking several cotton balls and mixing them to produce one large cotton ball. The large cotton ball, while consisting of tiny cotton fragments, is spun into several long strands of carpet fiber called stapled carpet. The shedding occurs when loose carpet fibers detach from the strand. Shedding is common and typically goes away within the first couple weeks of vacuuming and normal wear.
- Traffic Area Damage – Traffic areas become dirtier and worn for more reasons than heavy foot traffic. While it’s easy to understand why traffic areas become more soiled, there are steps to mitigate the wear and soiling of these area. On the microscopic level, soil is very sharp and ridged. If not vacuumed on a regular basis or if an inferior vacuum is used, soil makes its way to the base of the carpet pile. Like a chainsaw, each passing step agitates the soil to cut deeper into your carpet pile causing abnormal wear. As for appearance, the latent carpet soils cause a shadowing affect as light passes through the carpet fibers it amplifies the naturally dark soils below. A professional carpet cleaning service can typically pull these hidden soils out of the carpet through the hot water extraction process. Note – truck mounted carpet cleaners are recommended for superior suction and soil removal.
- Fading – Fading can be caused by repeated sunlight or fume fading resulting from polluting gases such as ozone. Fading can be reduced by using window drapes and blinds to minimize sunlight exposure.
- Filtration Soiling – These dark streaks can be found along walls and doorways where the underlying carpet pad was not taped down. Natural air flow within homes contain particles of oil and dust that filter through these tiny air pockets beneath the carpet causing the carpeting to act as a filter. Extensive carpet cleaning involving heavy preconditioning, agitation, and dwell time may remove filtration soiling most of the time. Having your carpet professionally cleaned is important to reduce filtration soiling before it may become permanent.