LOOKING FOR a carpet cleaning Edmonton service is as quick and easy as finding the letter" C" in the Yellow Pages. But getting a carpet-cleaning solution that works for you mightn"t be so smooth.
“ There"s five different carpet-cleaning techniques used in today"s market," said Karyn Sellers, spokesperson representing the Carpet and Rug Institute, an industry advocacy business organization based in southern US " All 5 work, provided that the participant doing the cleaning knows what they"re doing.".
Ms. Sellers explained that the five approaches include hot-water, dry or foam extraction; spinning shampoo and the absorbent-pad approach.
The steam system– what several people mean when they point out they are having their floors" steam shampooed"– works with a machine that fogs a steaming detergent blend onto the carpeting, and after that straight away sucks it out.
The weakness to the steam system, Ms. Sellers said, is that if it is not done properly, the carpet and carpet pad can get waterloged, as a result providing a breeding place for mold and blight. Additionally, she explained, if an excessive amount of cleaner is utilized, or if all the detergent isn"t entirely taken out, the carpeting will become dirtier faster. Soap left in a carpet and rug, she said, acts as a magnet for fresh dirt.
Using the dry-extraction solution, on the other hand, a powdered detergent substance is brushed in to the carpeting with specifically created piece of equipment. Grime fragments in the carpeting connect to the cleaning compound and are removed by vacuuming.
The foam-extraction solution, Ms. Sellers explained, employs the use of a suds as opposed to powder compound and the foam is sucked out of the carpeting while it is still damp.
With the rotary shampoo method, she said, the cleansing mixture is forced into the carpeting by a tool that employs moving brushes to move the blend into the fibers. The culminating dirt-filled lather is then cleared away by wet vacuuming.
Lastly, Ms. Sellers said, There"s the absorbent-pad, or" bonnet," solution. With this method, she said, compounds are sprayed into the rug fibers and right after they have a chance to work their magic by percolating the dirt up to the surface, the chemicals are removed by a machine with a huge wheel absorbent spinning pad like the ones underneath of a commercial floor polisher.
In the wrong hands, however, the rotating pad can make your deep-pile carpeting into a torn mess." The absorbent-pad approach should really be used only by an appropriately qualified service professional," Ms. Sellers stated.
And Phil Manwarren is just such a person.
Our cleaning up method is so unique from steam-cleaning and shampooing that it isn"t even funny," said Mr. Manwarren, the operator of the ChemDry Northeast operation in Clarks Tip, Pa
With the Carbonated method, he said, the cleansing solution is splashed into the carpeting then it begins to bubble, in doing so" encapsulating" the grime and carrying it to the surface.
" It"s similar to using club soda to get a mark out of your clothing," Mr. Manwarren said, illustrating that for splotches in the carpet, the ChemDry service provider has a whole array of stain removers.
And the greatest thing regarding our system is that we uses about one tenth of the moisture used with hot water and shampoo. And that means your carpeting will be dry in 60 minutes instead of a day.".Beverly, Sherwood Park, Saint Albert, Lancaster Park, Bretona, Namao, Strathcona, Carbondale, Nisku, Ardrossan