Carpets in offices, retail, transportation and healthcare facilities take a beating with heavy foot traffic, spills, sand, salt, water and other messes that can make them look dirty and worn. Regular, professional carpet cleaning is the best way to extend the life of your carpets and keep them looking beautiful for their lifetime.
Schools, hotels, medical offices, car showrooms and other facilities with high traffic need their carpets cleaned more often to maintain cleanliness, manage wear and tear, and improve their brand image. Other types of businesses typically need carpet cleaning a few times a year to remove spills and dirt.
There are two basic carpet cleaning methods: hot water extraction (also known as steam cleaning) and low-moisture encapsulation. If carpet restoration is needed, then the two processes can be done together to bring your carpets back to life.
Low-moisture encapsulation is gentle on your carpets, removes stains permanently, and can be done monthly. Because no water is used in the process, carpets can be walked on soon after cleaning, reducing wait time. Crystal extract chemistry emits no Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs), so the process is environmentally friendly. As the machine moves across your carpet, its brushes lift the carpet fibers giving way for the cleaning chemistry to reach each fiber and lift the stains leaving the carpet pile looking very clean and refreshed.
The use of low-moisture carpet cleaning systems can increase the performance and appearance of your carpet, extend its useful life, and minimize the downtime that is commonly associated with carpet cleaning.
Hot Water Extraction
Hot-water extraction, or steam-cleaning, is a very common way to safely deep clean carpets. First the carpet is pre-sprayed with carpet cleaning solution. The hot water extractor sprays boiled water onto the carpet via high pressure jets in a wet vacuum wand, removing dirt and odors and killing germs in the process. It is very important that the moisture is not left in the carpeting because mold and mildew can result.
Steam cleaning is environmentally friendly and is an effective way to remove dust mites and other organisms that may be living in your carpet. However, it does require drying time so it must be scheduled during “off hours.” Major Cleaning offers professional carpet care programs that can revitalize your carpets and extend their useful life.
If your carpets are very worn, dirty or dull, then Carpet Restoration can bring them back to life. This process uses Low-Moisture Encapsulation to lift carpet fibers, followed by Hot Water Extraction to penetrate the carpet and deep clean below the surface.
Carpet Cleaning Expertise
Not every janitor is trained and prepared to deep clean your carpets correctly. For example, some companies load their machines with the wrong soaps or chemicals that don’t properly rinse out leaving a sticky, soapy residue that will rapidly resoil. Other companies will do a hot water extraction (steam clean) more than once a year, which can oxidize the carpet and break down the fibers. Additionally, it’s important that your carpet care provider uses processes that will not void your carpet warranty.
The My Major Cleaning partners with advanced cleaning companies that develop carpet care machines focused on delivering consistently beautiful results. For example, Whittaker can add two years to the expected ten-year life of carpets in commercial facilities.
Ready to get your carpet care plan started? My Major Cleaning professionals are ready to discuss carpet care programs with you and present options that are right for you.