What Is Best For Your Carpet, Sofa or Laminate?
Within the following lines, we will explain the most popular cleaning methods, which are not only used by us, but also the entire cleaning industry. We’ll show you the differences between those cleaning approaches and explain you how we execute them. We want you to be well aware of the services you order and what advantages you will get from choosing one or another.
Carpet & Upholstery cleaning
Efficient method, that basically uses no water. This very low moisture washing technique rely on dry compounds, complemented by different compelling cleaning solutions. DC is widely used, because it provides short drying time, reduces indoor allergens, and extends your carpet and upholsteries’ life. This method is effective only when performed accordingly. Improper use of chemicals, combined with lousy equipment and people who doesn’t know what they are doing, would entirely ruin your carpet or upholstery.
There are 3 types of dry carpet & upholstery cleaning
- Dry foam – a shampoo is applied to your carpet or upholstery in order to get it dry. Then using a special machine, the dried carpet is sucked through into a vacuum.
- Dry chem – identical to dry foam. A chemical is applied, then a machine bonnet (that spins from side to side) is used to absorb the dirt in the carpet. Once the bonnet is drenched with dirt another cotton bonnet is applied.
- Dry compound – an absorbent mixture is spread all over your carpet or upholstery. Then the machine brushes the mixture into the carpet, which absorbs the grime in the mixture. When the mixture has dried, a vacuum cleaner sucks the compound out of the rug.
The term “steam cleaning” is often used when referring to with hot water extraction. This cleaning method involves special machines using hot water – the water does give off steam, but the steam itself does not clean the carpet. Instead, the machine sprays detergent onto your carpet, which is being activated by water’s high temperature. Finally a wet high-powered vacuum is used remove the hot water and all the dirt and stains in your carpet. This method is mostly preferred due to its hot water usage: steaming hot 215° water easily kills all germs and removes the soil leaving virtually no residue behind.
Dry Clean VS Hot Water Extraction
You’re probably still wondering which one is best for you. In order to help you decide we’ll provide you with some additional info in order to simplify your choice:
APPLICABILITY: Dry cleaning is best suitable for sisal and seagrass rugs, very delicate and not water resistant fabrics. Dry cleaning is also used when treating suede and leather sofas. On the other side, hot water extraction is mostly applied to all synthetic and wool carpets.
DISADVANTAGES: Dry cleaning – some chemicals can be harsh, leaving residue in your carpet. Also, because the carpet is not rinsed in any way, deeply embedded particles cannot be vacuumed and are left behind in your carpet. Hot water extraction – depending on the equipment you use, there is a slight possibility of your carpet being ruined by shrinking or molding it.
NB! These unpleasant side effects mostly appear, to people who handle dry & hot water extraction cleaning by themselves. Being a professional cleaning company, we know how to prevent such disasters from happening – besides the extensive employee training, we also carefully choose our detergent provider. Super Carpet Cleaning have chosen to partner with market leader Prochem. Their chemical solutions are being intensively tested and had proven to be 100% safe for your family and pets.
Dry & Steam cleaning in our practice
We successfully use both methods in order to ensure 100% grime & germ removal. The comprehensive onsite inspection, help us determine which approach to use according to carpet or upholstery’s given condition. In the following lines, we will explain you how we implement dry & steam cleaning techniques to carpets & uphlolsteries.
Dry cleaning for carpets & rugs
- Thorough carpet’s type & condition analysis. Based on that, we choose the best dry cleaning option.
- We then use state-of-the-art cleaning equipment, which uses tiny brushes to scrub the non-toxic solution deep into the carpet. These machines reach all dust and dirt even at the very base.
- Then we vacuum up the material together with all the grime, dirt and dust attached to it.
- Finally, we double check – we make sure nothing is left on the floor.
Dry cleaning for upholsteries
- Thorough leather finish and condition analysis. Based on that, we choose the best dry cleaning option.
- Afterwards, we spray the product and gently rub it into the leather, wipe it out and apply deep conditioning formula to work into the leather.
- A foam leather cleaner is then applied and left to absorb all the dirt. Few minutes later the remaining dirt will be wiped off the fabric.
- Finally, a layer of leather rejuvenator is applied over the surface of the leather – it locks the cleaned result and serves as a protective layer. It takes between 1 – 2 hours until the rejuvenator dries out.
9 step steam carpet cleaning procedure
Over the years our teams have developed a 9-step method for carpet steam cleaning, that has proven to be very successful.
- We only use top of the range shampoos and vacuums on your carpet while performing the clean.
- Our teams would remove all furniture from the rooms before the cleaning starts
- We always pay extra attention to all stubborn stains, ingrained blemishes and high-traffic areas
- You carpets will receive professional shampoo treatment
- Our teams will operate a highly specialized apparatus to inject shampoo at the very base of your carpets, ensuring a perfect clean, and will then extract all dirt and dust along with almost all moisture.
- For just a little extra, you can take advantage of our Scotchgard treatment, that will protect you carpets from future staining.
- We use fine rakes to separate the fibers of your carpets and facilitate drying.
- We will replace all furniture – with foil pads on the contact areas to prevent stains.
- You will be provided with overshoes to wear until the carpets are fully dry.
NB! We recommend carpets to be left to fully dry before walking on them barefoot. That will take 3-4 hours, and can happen quickly if you leave a window open.
Hard floors cleaning
Buffing (very popular and efficient cleaning method, used to remove imperfections in the floor, evening it out and restoring the smooth and shiny look of the floor. Floor buffing uses special machine called floor buffer (also referred to as rotary floor machine), which have large, round scrubbing pad spinning in a circle in one direction at over 1000 RPM.) sanding ( the use of fine grades of sandpaper which ensure even stain penetration. Sanding is mostly used to eliminate visible scratches).
Slate, stone & tile flooring
Emulsification (dissolving oils and fats in a cleaning solution, that breaks them down into small particles that later become suspended in the solution), jetwash( high-pressure machines spraying hot water. Jet wash machines we use are highly efficient: they minimize the splashing of dirty water and entirely remove all dirt particles, oil-based stains and bacteria.) and pressurized cleaning. Once the floor and grout surface have been professionally cleaned ongoing protection is achieved with an impregnator (impregnators penetrate below the surface of the stone, deposit solid particles in the pores of the stone and coat the individual minerals below the surface).
Emulsification, heat, jetwash, low pressure cleaning and effective capture of the waste or slurry.
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Still confused what to choose – dry clean or hot water extraction? Call us now on 020 3404 2730 or get a FREE QUOTE. Our representative will call you back and help you choose the right service. We can offer you same day appointment. Fixed rates. Call us now and get the dirt devoured!
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