Carpet Cleaning Steps
For Orange County Residents
Pre-inspection-Our service technician will inspect your areas of concern as well as noting construction and soiling conditions. He will advise you of any possible permanent stains.
Furniture Moving-Sofas, chairs and tables will be carefully moved. Larger pieces such as most beds and dressers, as well as antique furniture, are left in place. The furniture will be protected with disposable blocks, tabs, and aluminum foil.
Prespray and Pre-Spot- The carpet is "presprayed" with special cleaning compounds specifically designed for your particular carpet and soil condition. This loosens up the soil for more effective extraction.
Rinse and Extraction- Once the soil has been loosened, our state-of-the-art truck-mount hot water extraction process will thoroughly flush the carpet. This step also provides some sanitizing and deodorizing of the carpet. Water pressure is regulated so that the carpet is not over wet.
Post Spotting- During the Rinse and Extraction step, we utilize our extensive spotting kit to tackle those really stubborn spots and stains.
Post Grooming- The carpet pile is set in one direction (using a carpet rake) for faster drying and more visual appeal.
Post Inspection- Please walk through your home with our technician to inspect our work. Let us know that you are pleased by signing our service receipt.
How To Care For Your Carpet:
When it comes to maintaining your carpet, one of the most critical areas of focus is the traffic areas. If ground in soil is not removed on a regular basis, the traffic areas will begin to wear excessively. The dirt is extremely abrasive against the fibers of the carpet as you walk back and forth on it. The second area of focus, of course, is spot removal. Spots can become permanent over time if not treated. Listed below are the steps that you must take to properly maintain your carpeting.
Vacuuming- Vacuum your carpet often. Once or twice a week at least. Vacuuming removes the sharp soil that can cut and slice the fiber causing premature wear.
Professional Cleaning- As a rule, professional cleaning by a professional, certified firm depends on the the traffic level in your own home. On average, our clients have their carpets professionally cleaned every six months to a year. Some areas in your home may require cleaning every six months, while other areas may need cleaning every year. Proper professional cleaning will not leave a sticky residue and can be done as many times per year as needed. Many carpet warranties require professional cleaning every two years. Professional cleaning removes the damaging soil from the traffic areas that vacuuming has not been able to remove.
Spot Removal- Immediate spot removal is key to a clean carpet. Always begin by cleaning up any solids first. A spoon can be handy at gently removing solids from the carpeting. Next, Take a clean white cloth and run it under warm to hot tap water. WARNING: The towel can become very hot. You may want to wear rubber dish washing gloves. Ring out most of the liquid from the cloth and leave it damp to lightly moist. Set the hot, damp cloth over the spot for 20 seconds, gently pressing down on the cloth. Finally, fold up the cloth and in the direction of the carpet pile, gently remove the spot with the cloth. Repeat if necessary. Our clients have had great success with this spot cleaning method and it leaves no soil attracting residues. For more spot cleaning tips visit www.carpetbeaters.com
Protective Coatings- Most residential carpets are treated with stain resist properties and soil resistors known as Dupont Teflon and 3M Scotchgard. After a period of 2 to 3 years, some of the soil- resistor wears off. At that point you should consider having a professional carpet cleaner re-apply the treatment after professional cleaning. The soil resistor will help the soil slide off the carpet easier when vacuuming, spots will be easier to remove, and professional cleaning will be more effective.
The Carpet Beaters, Inc.
1650 Unit H Manzanita Street
Orange, CA 92867