LOOKING FOR a carpet cleaning Edmonton business is as simple as looking up the letter" C" in the Yellow Pages. But choosing a carpet-cleaning solution that does the trick for you mightn"t be so smooth.
“ There"s a few distinct carpet-cleaning techniques being used presently," said Kathryn Buyers, spokesperson representing the Carpet and Throw Rug Establishment, an industry promotion business based in southern US " All 5 work, so long as the participant performing the cleaning knows what they"re doing.".
Ms. Buyers explained that the five methods include hot-water, dry or foam extraction; revolving shampoo and the blotting technique.
The hot water method– what a large number of consumers mean any time they express they are getting their carpet or rugs" steam washed"– works with an apparatus that fogs a heated cleaning soap blend onto the carpet or rug, and after that promptly vacuums it out.
The disadvantage to the hot-water approach, Ms. Buyers said, is that if it is not done properly, the carpet and pad can get waterloged, thereby producing a breeding ground for mold and mustiness. In addition, she pointed out, if too much solvent is utilized, or if all the detergent isn"t completely taken out, the carpet and rug will get dirtier faster. Cleaner left behind in a mat, she said, serves as a magnet for fresh dirt.
By using the dry-extraction approach, instead, a powdered cleaning soap composition is combed right into the carpet and rug with specially designed piece of equipment. Dirt particles within the carpet and rug connect to the powdered cleanser and are extracted by suction.
The foam-extraction method, Ms. Buyers said, employs the use of a foam in place of powder chemical substance and the foam is sucked out of the carpet and rug while it is still damp.
With the rotary-shampoo solution, she mentioned, the cleaning blend is forced into the carpet and rug by an appliance that employs rotating brushes to move the blend into the fibres. The resulting dirty suds is then cleared away by wet vacuuming.
Lastly, Ms. Buyers said, there is the absorbent-pad, or" bonnet," approach. With this method, she said, compounds are sprayed into the carpets and rugs fibers and after they have an opportunity to work their magic by percolating the dirt up to the surface, the chemicals are removed by a device with a big wheel absorbent spinning pad like the ones underneath of a commercial floor waxing machine.
In the wrong hands, however, the revolving pad has the ability to transform your deep-pile carpet and rug into a shredded pile." The absorbent-pad technique should be used only by a successfully taught service professional," Ms. Buyers said.
And Gary Boyswaddle is just such a pro.
Our carpet cleaning up solution is so different from steam cleaning and shampooing that it isn"t even remotely close," said Mr. Boyswaddle, the proprietor of the ChemDry south west team in stevens Tip, va
With the Chem clean solution, he said, the cleaning solution is splashed into the carpet and rugs where it begins to bubble, thus" emulsifying" the dirt and carrying it to the surface.
" It"s like using club soda to remove a stain out of your top," Mr. Boyswaddle said, explaining that for spots in the carpet, the ChemDry organization has a wide array of blemish cleaners.
And the best thing about our equipment is that it uses about one-tenth of the fluid used with steam cleaning and shampoo. And that means your carpet and rug will be dry in an hour instead of a day.".Beverly, Sherwood Park, Saint Albert, Lancaster Park, Bretona, Namao, Strathcona, Carbondale, Nisku, Ardrossan