Why choose steam cleaning
over dry cleaning
When you steam clean carpet, water comes in at a
high pressure and high temperature making the
cleaning chemical more effective and the heat
decreases the drying time. The water is put into
the carpet and is immediately extracted, creating
a flushing action, releasing the dirt. When you dry
clean, you are brushing the chemical into the carpet,
relying on a vacuum cleaner to get the chemical and
dirt out of the carpet. A vacuum cleaner is only 5%
effective at its best leaving the chemical in the
carpet to attract more dirt.
How does dirt affect
Dirt is abrasive. When walking on the carpet, you
grind the dirt into the fiber. The dirt will start to
wear the fiber causing the carpet to mat down
and show wear paths in the high traffic areas.
Dirt can also cause discoloring in the carpet.
It will start to wear the dye in the carpet making
it look faded or even darker in the worn areas,
depending on the color of the carpeting.
How often should I have
my carpet cleaned?
Carpet should be cleaned once a year under
normal conditions, twice a year in those areas that
get excessive traffic. The amount of dirt that is
in the carpet is in direct relation with how your carpet
is going to wear. The more dirt and the longer the dirt
is in the carpet the faster the carpet is going to wear.
Why should I use entry mats?
Dirt and moisture will not come off on the hard floor,
it will come off on the carpet. You need something with
a soft pile to absorb the moisture. You should place
entry mats inside the doorway and outside the
doorway to trap the soil before it gets to the carpet.
A mat that is vinyl on the back and a soft pile carpet
on the top is the best as the softer pile will absorb
the dirt and moisture.
Years ago it was said that
after you clean a carpet it
would get dirty faster
That is because, when they cleaned carpet,
they used carpet shampoo or a dry chemical.
The chemical was left in the carpet attracting
Why shouldn't I clean
my own carpet?
The machines that you rent at the store are not as
powerful as truck-mounted equipment. You are relying
on 15-amp circuit to power the machine. The
chemicals that you buy for the rental machines are
not strong enough to get the job done. Truck powered
machines are more powerful and efficient. They have
higher water temperatures and stronger vacuum,
leaving the carpets cleaner and dryer. By not
getting the water out, you are not getting the
dirt out, and you are leaving chemical
in the carpet to attract soil.
Why should I use a carpet protector?
While most of the carpet manufacturers claim that
the carpets are treated with stain resistor, there
is not really anything on the market that will
resist liquid stains. Whatever the carpet was treated
with at the factory wore off in the first six months
the carpet was used. Steamgard uses Soilgard, which is
a Teflon based protector. There are imperfections in
the carpet fiber to which the dirt adheres. The
Soilgard will fill in the imperfections keeping
the dirt toward the top of the fibers making your
vacuum cleaner more effective. This will keep the
carpet cleaner 50% longer.
How do I remove allergens from my carpet?
Carpet attracts the pollen on your clothes from outside,
the chemicals in the air from cooking, dust that filters
through the furnace, etc. A good, deep, steam
cleaning will remove all of this from the carpet.
Removing the carpet will not remove air born
allergens. There is no way to keep this from happening,
but, cleaning your carpets on a regular basis will keep
it under control.
What should I do before Steamgard arrives?
Remove small items from the top of any furniture that
you want moved, dressers, tables, nightstands, etc.
Vacuum to make sure that there is not any large
debris on the floor.
How long will my carpet
take to dry?
3 to 5 hours drying time, depending on the airflow
in the building. Furniture will be blocked or padded
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