UNHEALTHY CARPET (Environmental Sink)
Carpet is a very efficient pollution collector. The vast contaminants found on your carpet are many! acids, oils, carbons, residues from gases, natural wastes, food crumbs, beverage spills, hair, dead insects, pet excretions, human and pet regurgitation, all providing food sources for harmful microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi, dust mites, and mold! Ignorant of these dangers, people live day after day in the midst of these contaminants! An estimated 40 to 50 percent of all carpet sold is never cleaned, and the carpet that is cleaned is rarely cleaned efficiently or often enough!
Carpet Manufactures recommend cleaning your carpet once every 12-18 months depending on traffic. Most people are unaware of the health hazards of a very soiled carpet. Carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning is one of the most important health services that you can provide yourself and your family!
WHICH CLEANING METHOD WORKS BEST?
DRY FOAM: The carpet cleaner applies shampoo to your carpet, allows it to dry, and then, without rinsing, sucks the dried shampoo into a vacuum. Can you imagine applying shampoo to your hair, allowing it to dry and then removing the shampoo from your head with a vacuum? This method leaves a residue in your carpet, which is one reason dry foam is not too effective!
Absorbent pad (bonnet cleaning): This method is similar to dry foam, except the company sets a large cotton bonnet on your carpet. The rotating motion causes the bonnet to absorb soil from your carpet. Bonnet cleaning is like trying to use a large cotton towel or mop to rub out the soil out of your carpet. Its not very effective!
Dry absorbent powder: The dry-compound method spreads a moist, absorbent powder through the carpet. The powder is allowed to dry and then sucked into a vacuum. This method leaves dry sponge particles at the base of the carpet yarn. Because the carpet is not rinsed, this method is not very effective!
Hot Water Extraction: This is a fancy way of saying that a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure is forced into your carpet and then sucked out of your carpet! Technically, Steam cleaning is just another word for hot water extraction!
In a recent technical bulletin, Shaw Industries, the world's largest carpet manufacturer, "recommends the hot water extraction process which research indicates provides the best capability for cleaning"
You can choose from two different types: truck-mount extraction, which is mounted in a van or truck. Or portable extraction, which is done with a small unit that brought inside your home and is connected to your electricity.
Shaw Industries recommends the truck-mounted unit, and this isn't surprising. The truck-mounted unit cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature and shoots the cleaning solution into the carpet at higher pressure. This breaks up the soil, kills the bacteria with the heat, and loosens the pollen from your carpet. The truck-mounted unit then uses high suction to suck out the impurities and moisture from your carpet. This is the method Cleaning Police uses! Your health and peace of mind is most important to us!
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