Regular Carpet Care
Carpet fibres are designed to hide soil and reflect light. Consequently, soil in carpet is not as visible as it is on smooth flooring where soil remains on the surface and is easily seen. The ability of today’s carpet fibres to hide soiling is a positive feature for most consumers. However, the lack of apparent soiling does not eliminate the need for regular cleaning. Soil can damage the fibres permanently if allowed to remain in the pile.
Even with carpet’s ability to resist soiling and stains, a regular maintenance program extends the life and appearance of your carpet. Specific carpet care information may be available from your carpet dealer, carpet manufacturer or fibre producer.
Vacuuming – Why it’s important
Whether you’re cleaning out the spare room or just tidying up around the house, it is important that dirt and dust are removed, not simply moved around or thrown back into the breathing zone. Properly vacuuming is the easier and most effective way to keep your carpet clean. It may be surprising, but something as simple as regular vacuuming can also have the largest impact on the cleanliness of your home and the air you breath.
Sheen services recommend vacuuming areas often that receive the most traffic, such as hallways, stairs and exterior entry ways in the home. Ideally, vacuum all the floor coverings a minimum of once a week, and the high traffic areas more often, based on the usage. If you have pets, you may need to vacuum some areas daily. Removing loose soil while it remains on the carpet’s surface is important so that it is not walked into the carpet pile.
Use a vacuum cleaner that effectively removes soil and minimises generating dust from the filter and around the machine while keeping the carpet looking good. Because of the impact of vacuum cleaners on indoor air, cleaning efficiency can vary significantly, it is important to identify models that clean well and protect the indoor environment.
For maximum effectiveness use a vacuum cleaner with adjustable and rotating brushes that can loosen ground in soil and has a strong enough air flow to penetrate to the backing, removing all particles
Daily vacuuming is the most important cleaning activity, but restorative cleaning must be performed to remove stubborn or embedded soil. Sheen services recommends that carpet be cleaned using restorative cleaning method every 6-12 months before soiling shows. Professional cleaning should be considered before your rug and carpets begin to show soil. Letting carpets and rugs become excessively soiled will make cleaning more difficult and shorten the carpets useful life.
Methods of Cleaning we use
Hot Water Extraction
The most thorough of all the possible cleaning systems. It works like this: a hot water cleaning solution (not unlike the solution you clean your clothes in the washing machine) is fired under high pressure into your carpet – onto the fibres. This detergent cleaning solution is then – almost instantly – sucked up out of your carpet bringing dirt and oils and bacteria with it.
In recent Technical Bulletin Shaw Industries, the worlds largest carpet manufacturer, “recommends the hot water extraction system, which research indicates provides the best capability for cleaning”.
And this isn’t surprising. You see, a twin vacuum, high pressure hot water extraction unit cleans much better because it heats the water to the right temperature – loosens soil and sucks the dirt away at high speed, our process is dry within 2 hours (subject to drying conditions).
Absorbent Pad: (bonnet cleaning)
This method involves a floor polishing buffer machine with a large cotton pad being spun over your carpet. The theory is the spinning motion helps the cotton pad to absorb the dirt from your carpet. This system has its place and has its advantages of being relatively quick to carry out and quick to dry. Its worth noting that effectively the bonnet cleaning system is like trying to use a large cotton towel or mop to rub dirt out of your carpet. Its main use is for maintenance clean on low pile carpets in commercial properties.
Dry, absorbent powder
This is a very simple maintenance cleaning process where a very slightly moist absorbent powder is spread over the carpet. The powder is allowed to dry and then sucked up into a vacuum. Used on delicate carpets and rugs where moisture cannot be used.
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If your carpet, upholstery or curtains are brand new or have just been cleaned, is the best time to treat them with “Stainshield Pro”. Once applied, regular vacuuming and quick attention to spots and spills will keep your home looking cleaner longer.
Stainshield Pro repels spills, stains and soil
“Stainshield Pro” forms a durable, microscopic barrier around each fibre to lock out dirt, grime, water and oil based liquids. Spills on your furniture immediately bead up and can be blotted away quickly without a trace. Soil and dust on your carpet can be removed simply by vacuuming.
The Stainshield Pro advantages checklist
- Environmentally safe, non toxic, non allergenic, invisible and odourless when dry, safe for pets too.
- Protects from food and drink “accidents”.
- Won’t change the feel, colour or breathability of your fabrics.
- Extends the life of your furnishings and carpet.
- Prevents dirt, dust and grime from becoming “ground in”.
- Makes clean up faster and easier.
- Repels oil, water and dirt.
Keep your investment looking newer longer
Liquid spills and dirt can quickly make your carpets and fabrics look old before their time. Now you can add years to the life of your investment with an economical treatment of “Stainshield Pro”.
Easy care tips for our customers
- Clean up spills immediately. Spots are like glue…the longer you wait the harder it gets.
- Blot don’t rub. Use a clean white absorbent cloth (see spotting guide) rubbing may distort fibres and result in stain.
- Pre-test spot removers. Dab first on a hidden area of carpet or fabric with a white cloth, if the cloth picks up any colour do not use the spot remover.
- Apply spot remover to cloth first, then blot spot. Repeat as needed until spot is removed.
- Rinse and blot dry. Wet cloth with clean water and dab the area to remove any spot remover residue. Blot dry with a clean cloth.
As a “Stainshield Pro” licensed applicator we as a dedicated professionals
- Maintain the highest professional standards of workmanship and service.
- Do everything possible to offer you the quality, dependability and competent service you deserve.
- Regularly attend industry workshops and seminars to learn more about the latest innovations in the industry to better meet your needs.
- Use only the finest quality professional cleaning products and equipment.
- Promise to conduct business with honesty and integrity.