Archive for June, 2009

Carpet Cleaning Tampa: High traffic areas

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

While cleaning carpets today, I had a customer ask me about a high traffic area in front of her sofa.

She had moved her sofa to a different location and there was an area in front of the sofa that appeared worn out. She wanted to know why that area still looked so bad after the cleaning.

I explained that sand and grit had scratched the face of the fiber causing it to be distorted.

If the carpet is fairly new, many customers will think that the carpet has worn out in those areas. Carpet manufacturers disagree with this term. They consider this as ugly out.

This could have been avoided by more frequent vacuuming and cleaning frequency. Proper door mats will also help in removing of the sand and grit that causes this type of condition.

Vacuuming should be done daily in the high traffic areas to prevent this from happening.

Professional Carpet Cleaning using a low moisture hot water extraction process, should be done at least every 12 to 18 months.

Carpet Cleaning Tampa Bay: Proper Fiber Indentification

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

When choosing a professional carpet cleaning company, it is important that the cleaning technician identifies the carpet construction prior to cleaning. The reason for this is that there are many different cleaning solutions to choose from.

Choosing the cleaning solution that works best for that particular fiber construction will give the cleaner and home owner better results. When its time to choose a carpet cleaner make sure that the technicians coming in to your home have the technical knowledge on fiber identification.

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Carpet Cleaning: Fundamentals of Cleaning Carpets

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Cleaning carpets in the Tampa Bay area should consist of 4 fundamental processes to achieve the cleanest results

At National Cleaning Specialists we first identify the carpet construction to determine what type of cleaning agents will provide the safest and most effective results. Once this is done, we then pre inspect the carpet areas being cleaned to determine the amount of soiling, stains, and any installation problems prior to cleaning. Choosing the proper stain removal process is key to having success with removing stains.

There are four steps that should be done if you want clean carpets.

1. Dry soil removal: This process is accomplished with using a high powered vacuum and brush system. By doing this first, it will remove more sand and dirt from your carpets. Most non professional carpet cleaners do not vacuum the carpet prior to cleaning. Most experts would agree that the 85% of soil found in carpets is dry soil. This type of soiling is insoluble, which means it can not be broken down with use of water base cleaning agents or solvents. The most effective way is to vacuum the carpets prior to cleaning.
2. Soil Suspension: An example of this is the wash cycle in your washing machine. This is accomplished by using an alkaline pre conditioner to treat the areas prior to cleaning. This helps in suspending the oily residues for removal. ?
3. Ph balancing rinse: With the use of special cleaning agents, this process removes the suspended soils from the carpet and also neutralizes the previous cleaning agents. The carpet is free of any residue and left clean and soft
4. Spotting: If any spots remain professional spotting agents should be used. Some difficult stains such as ink, mustard, and coffee will most likely need specialty spotters to remove.

There are other steps involved in cleaning carpets but these mentioned are the bare minimum in order to achieve Clean Carpets.

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