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Like everything else a household or business purchases, carpets are a valuable investment. The average life of any carpet can be increased by simply initiating a sound maintenance program as soon as the carpet is installed.

The most important benefit of this program is the money saved by not having to replace carpets prematurely. As well the carpet will look great.

Since soil is only visible on the top 1/3 of carpet, waiting to clean carpet until it is visibly dirty, is too long. Because dirt and grit are so abrasive, waiting until the last minute to clean, will shorten the carpets life and detract from a home or business appearance.

The correct maintenance program for any carpet must be tailored to the exact requirements of each home or business.

A proper program blends a variety of methods to obtain the best result.

Hot Water Extraction

Rare Truck ImageHot Water Extraction and steam cleaning are the same process. It is water sprayed into the carpet underpressure and is extracted seconds later. This process can be performed by portable machines or truck mounted equipment. Soiled areas may need to be Pre Scrubbed before extraction to loosen debris.

Purclean Dry Extraction Process

Rug ImagesThis system is designed to remove dirt, grime and atmospheric soiling in carpet. An emulsifier is released on the carpet to loosen dirt and spots. Next, a special absorbent pad immersed in a neutralizing solution gently massages all sides of the carpet fibre to remove grime and soiling.

Carpet Care Tips

Carpet manufacturers say the three best things for your carpet are vacuum, spot clean, and vacuum. Regular vacuuming not only removes considerable dry soiling and grit, but it also lifts and restores the pile. 86% of soiling in carpet is dry and can be removed effectively by proper powerful vacuuming and pile lifting. The type of vacuum used is most important. The best vacuum is a dual motor upright, one motor for the brush and another motor for the vacumm. A brush without a beater bar is best for direct/glue down, and a brush with a beater bar is best for carpet installed over pad. Top loading paper filter bags are highly recommmended. Vacumms should be checked and serviced regularly to ensure proper performance. Canister type vacuums without power driven brush heads are suitable for trash pickup and vacumming of non trafficked areas . They are ineffective for pile agitation. Heavily used areas where immediately off the street traffic occurs should be vacuumed daily to stop the migration of dirt. Medium trafficked areas vacuumed every other day and light trafficked areas usually once a week. Each area should have between 3 to 5 passes for effective pile aggitation, vacuuming and soil removal. It is also imperative that the brush go against the lay of the pile so it stands up when vacuumed. This means the operator should always vacuum in one direction as the other way would lay the carpet fibres down, trapping in the soil.

Spot/Stain Removal

The single most difficult problem and most important step in carpet maintenance is spot removal. Spot removal should be done regularly by someone who has patience and the correct cleaning solution and tools to do the job. Inexperience here can make a spot into a permanent stain.

Detergent Solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brighteners) in a cup of warm water.

Vinegar Solution: Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups of warm water.

Ammonia Solution: Mix 2 tablespoons clear white non-suds ammonia in 4 cups warm water.

Basic Cleaning Steps:

Scoop up and blot as much of the spill as possible. Vacuum any dry particles. Prepare suggested cleaning solutions, beginning with the first one listed. Pre-test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area to ensure colour fastness. Apply the cleaning solution to the stain area. Work from the outside of the stain to the center. Allow the cleaning solution to remain on the spill for about 15 minutes. Blot with a clean white cloth until no more stain transfers to the cloth. DO NOT RUB THE STAIN AREA. Rinse with cold water. Be sure all cleaning solution is removed from the fibre. If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until either the stain is removed or the stain no longer transfers to the cloth. If the stain remains, try the next solution on the list and follow the same protocol above. If the stain persists after trying each of the solutions, contact us for assistance. Once the stain is removed place layers of white paper towel on the site to absorb any moisture. Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object. You can let them sit overnight. When the fibres are dry, vacuum to restore the texture. These helpful hints are for use on synthetic fibres only. Should staining occur on natural fibres, contact us directly for assistance.

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Additional Services Include:

  • Spot/Stain removal
  • Pet Stain Removal
  • Anti Static treatments
  • Mold/Mildew treatments
  • Stain Repellent treatments
  • Odour Removal
  • Entrance Matting Maintenance and Sales
  • Annual Stay Clean Maintenance Programs
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