Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Kwik Dry's Oxygenated Citrus Carpet Cleaner is applied using a low-pressure applicator that applies millions of oxygenated bubbles into your dirty carpet, lifting the dirt and grime to the surface to be swept away forever. This process leaves your carpet fluffy, clean and completely dry in 1-2 hours.
Some of our competitors use the steam cleaning method that uses high temperature pressure that forces water down through the carpet-backing straight to the pad, possibly ruining both the carpet's fibers and the pad. This often creates more of a problem than it solves. Water and soapy, dirt-attracting residue is left behind, deeply embedded into your carpet, creating the risk of reappearing spots and a potential breeding ground for mold, pests and bacteria.
8 Steps To A Clean Healthy Carpet
Step 1: Detail Vacuum
Your carpet will be thoroughly vacuumed with an industrial-grade vacuum to remove bonded dry soil and debris. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in the cleaning process.
Step 2: Furniture Moving
Chairs, ottomans, coffee, end tables and small furniture will be delicately relocated within your home. Larger furniture, for example, beds and dressers, are left in place with our standard service.
Step 3: Apply All-Natural Oxygenated Citrus Cleaner
Carpet traffic areas and spots are pre-treated with our proprietary all-natural oxygenated solution that is completely safe for children and pets and is 100% natural.
Step 4: Pre-Groom Carpet with Rotary Machine
This step loosens all imbedded soil and picks up the nap in matted areas using our industrial grade rotary machines.
Step 5: Extract Soil
Thick rotating cotton pads absorb the dirt and grime from you carpet.
Step 6: Post Spot Treatment
Tough spots not removed during the cleaning process are treated with specialty spotting techniques. If we can't get the stain out no one can. We back that with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Step 7: Groom Carpet
We then groom your carpet with a brush to leave it looking better than new.
Step 8: Replace Furniture Your furniture is replaced to its original position.
How To Care For Your Carpet
When it comes to maintaining your carpet, one of the most critical areas of focus is the traffic areas. If ground in soil is not removed on a regular basis, the traffic areas will begin to wear excessively. The dirt is extremely abrasive against the fibers of the carpet as you walk back and forth on it. The second area of focus of course, is spot removal. You must react to "danger" spots immediately. Red wine, red beverages, urine, blood, etc. can cause a permanent stain if not treated immediately. Listed below are the steps you must take to properly maintain your carpeting.
Vacuum your carpet often. Once or twice a week at least. Vacuuming removes the sharp soil that can cut and slice the fiber causing premature wear. Much of the soil is not visible to the eye. Vacuum before the carpet looks soiled. Remove any loose particles such as loose food, leaves, pieces of crayon, bugs, etc. as these items can cause a spot on the carpet.
As a general rule, cleaning by a professional firm should take place about once a year. For extremely heavy traffic areas, cleaning may be required more often. Proper professional cleaning will not leave a sticky residue behind and can be done as many times per year as needed. MANY STAIN RESIST WARRANTIES REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL CLEANING EVERY 2 YEARS.
Spot Removal and Interim Cleaning
Immediate spot removal is key to a clean carpet. Great care also must be taken in how spot removal is performed. When a carpet is new, or has sufficient protector on it, plain tap water will remove many spots. However for those spots that will not easily remove with water, you must use a spot cleaner. Select a spot cleaner that is recommended by the carpet manufacturer or your trained professional cleaner. Any spot that you are not able to remove, and for pet urine or feces, call your professional cleaner immediately.
Residential carpets are treated with stain resistant properties and soil resistors which after a period of 2 to 3 years, begins to wear off. At that point you should consider having a professional carpet cleaner re-apply the treatment after professional cleaning. The soil resistor will help the soil slide off of the carpet easier when vacuuming, spots will be easier to remove, and professional cleaning will be more effective.
Residential Carpet Maintenance - How Often is Enough?
There is much discussion in our industry about how often carpeting should be cleaned. Surely you have heard "Wait as long as you can before you clean your carpet..." or "Once you've cleaned your carpet, it's never the same..."
These widely used comments have stemmed from unfortunate encounters with uninformed cleaners that have left the carpet with an overload of detergent residue. The unfortunate consumer has assumed that this is the case with all carpet cleaning and resolved to wait until the carpet is in dire straight to clean it.
The good news is that properly cleaned carpet will not re-soil quickly and will actually last longer. Why? Because damaging soils are removed with effective carpet cleaning. Soil that is not removed by vacuuming, even though it can rarely be seen by the naked eye, it cuts and slices on the carpet fibers as the carpet is walked on breaking down the carpet yarns in the traffic areas. The result is that even with restorative cleaning at that point, it will not correct the damage that has been done to the fiber. Not to mention that a carpet that is not cleaned on a regular basis is an unhealthy carpet. Carpet is like a sink. It collects pollens, insecticides, exhaust, ect. that gets tracked in or blown in from the polluted outdoors. Carpet manufacturers state that a residential carpet should be professionally cleaned at least 18 to 24 months for best performance. More often if pets and/or children are present and perhaps more often if you are a smoker.
In closing, a carpet that is maintained on a regular basis will not only last longer but will also provide a healthier indoor environment.
5 Reasons You Should Always Get Carpet Protector
Reduces permanent stains A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected carpet doesn't repel spillage as well as protected carpet. Helps save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a knife. This damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet. Make spots easier to remove The easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaner you will have to use. Makes your next professional cleaning more effective Having protector applied to your carpet will enhance your next cleaning. Helps avoid costly service calls Carpet protector helps you remove more spots than you could without protector.
The result of having protector applied to your carpet is that you carpet will look better and last longer.
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