SELECTING 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 your place mightn"t be so smooth.
“ There are a few distinct carpet-cleaning techniques being used in the present day," said Kathryn Buyers, spokeswoman representing the Flooring and Throw Rug Institute, an industry promotion business based in southern US " All 5 work, so long as the person performing the cleaning knows what they"re doing.".
Ms. Buyers explained that the 5 approaches include hot-water, dry or foam extraction; rotating 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 a machine that fogs a very warm detergent blend onto the carpet or rug, and after that immediately sucks it away.
The disadvantage to the hot-water approach, Ms. Buyers said, is that if it is not done right, the carpet and pad can get waterloged, thereby providing a breeding ground for mold and mustiness. In addition, she pointed out, if a lot of cleaning soap is utilized, or if all of the detergent isn"t completely extracted, the rug or carpet will get dirtier faster. Cleaner left behind in a mat, she said, serves as a magnet for fresh dirt.
Using the dry-extraction solution, conversely, a powdered soap composition is brushed right into the rug or carpet with specially designed piece of equipment. Grime particles in the rug or carpet connect to the powdered cleanser and are extracted by vacuuming.
The foam-extraction solution, Ms. Buyers explained, employs the use of a foam in place of powder chemical substance and the foam is vacuumed out of the rug or carpet while it is still damp.
With the rotary-shampoo approach, she said, the cleaning blend is forced into the rug or carpet by a tool that employs spinning brushes to move the blend into the threads. The resulting dirty suds is then gotten rid of by wet vacuuming.
Ms. Buyers said, there is the absorbent-pad, or" bonnet," method. 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 brush like the ones under of a commercial floor buffer.
In the wrong hands, , the rotating brush has the ability to transform your deep-pile rug or carpet into a spotty mess." The absorbent-pad technique should really be used only by a successfully taught service professional," Ms. Buyers said.
And Gary Boyswaddle is just such a pro.
Our carpet cleaning up approach 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 franchise in stevens Tip, Pa
With the Chem clean approach, he said, the cleaning solution is splashed into the rugs and carpets where it begins to bubble, thus" emulsifying" the dirt and lifting it to the surface.
" It"s almost like using club soda to remove a stain out of your top," Mr. Boyswaddle said, explaining that for splotches in the carpet, the ChemDry organization has a wide array of blemish cleaners.
And the best thing about our equipment is that it use about one-tenth of the fluid used with steam cleaning and shampoo. And that means your rug or carpet will be dry in an hour instead of a day.".Beverly, Sherwood Park, Saint Albert, Lancaster Park, Bretona, Namao, Strathcona, Carbondale, Nisku, Ardrossan