10 steps method to the cleanest, healthiest carpet cleaning in London you have ever seen:
1. HIGH-FILTRATION VACUUM
First we vacuum with a high filtration cleaning system specifically designed for super-high performance professional carpet cleaning.
2. MOVE FURNISHINGS
We will move larger furnishings – such as chairs and tables – but for insurance reasons we ask you to move smaller valuable items such as ornaments before we arrive. We are one of only a very few carpet cleaning companies in London that offers this service.
3. PRE-SPOT DIFFICULT STAIN
We will pre-spot your carpet for all difficult stains. Then we will carry out specialist stain removal techniques on stains – or that we know will be difficult to remove using non-specialist techniques.
4. HEAVY-DUTY PRE-SPRAY
Next we will apply a heavy-duty carpet pre-spray specially designed to electro-mechanically lift oily dirt and pollutants from your carpet fibres and suspend them floating in an aqueous solution ready to be quickly and safely extracted from your carpets using our state-of-the-art extraction machines.
5. CARPET CLEANING HOT WATER EXTRACTION MACHINE
High pressure hot water extraction unit we use cleans much better because it heats the cleaning solution and then shoots it into the carpet. This helps to break up the dirt, bacteria and pollens up in the carpet. The machine then produces a huge vacuum volume to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet.
6. RESIDUE RINSE
We use the extraction machine to ensure a residue free rinse that helps to retard re-soiling in your carpet.
7. PROTECTIVE FOIL TABS
Furniture is replaced back onto the carpet with protective foil/plastic tabs and Styrofoam blocks under the legs. Why? Well sometimes the moisture left in the carpet will leach out any color-stain finish from the furniture leaving a (very difficult to remove) stain on the carpet. We are one of only a very few carpet cleaning companies in London that offers this.
Where, appropriate we will groom your carpet to leave it in best possible condition. This usually means we run a grooming rake over the carpet to ensure the fibres are tangle-free and as ‘fluffy’ as possible.
9. CARPET PROTECTOR
This is excellent choice if you have a busy household or also if you want to ensure cleaner carpets and furnishings for longer. It makes regular carpet cleaning easier and aids in effective removal of spills. Carpet protector does wear off and would need to be re-apply every 12 to 18 months
THE IICR RESIDENTIAL CARPET CLEANING FREQUENCY CHART FOR A GOOD HEALTHY HOME AND GREAT LOOKING CARPETS!!
|Traffic Soil Rating||Vacuuming||Spot Cleaning||Heavy-Use area cleaning||Restorative cleaning|
|Light Soil |
(1 to 2 Adults)
|1 x per week||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic areas every 12 to 18 months||Every 2 years|
(Families with Children / elderly)
|1 to 2 x per week||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic areas every 6 to 12 months||Annually|
(Families with pets / smoking
|2 to 4 x per week||Daily or as soon as spots are noticed||Traffic areas every 3 to 6 months||Semi-Annually (2x annually)|
Your Carpet First Aid Kit
A crystallising carpet shampoo will avoid premature re-soiling.
One tablespoon to one litre water
Clear household ammonia.
Two tablespoons to one litre water
Pure white vinegar
Two tablespoons to one litre water
Dry cleaning solvent (spot remover)
Clean white cloth or white paper towel
Important: Never use bleach or bleach containing cleaning products. Cleaning products should always be kept out of reach of children.
1 – Solvent > blot > detergent > blot > water > blot
2 – Detergent > blot> ammonia> blot > detergent > blot > water > blot
3 – Solvent > detergent > blot > water >blot
5 – Detergent > blot >ammonia >blot > white vinegar > Blot > water > blot
6 – Detergent > blot > white vinegar > blot> ammonia> blot > water > blot
7 – Freeze with ice cubes > shatter with blunt object > vacuum > solvent > wait 7 minutes > blot >
Repeat if necessary.
8 – Blot > water > blot > ammonia > detergent > Blot > water > blot
9 – Denatured alcohol > blot > repeat if necessary
10 – Call a carpet cleaning professional
11 – Use cold ingredients: Detergent > blot > ammonia > blot > detergent > blot > water > blot
12 – Detergent > blot > vinegar > blot > ammonia > blot > Detergent > blot > water > blot
Type of Spill or Stain
(NUMBER DETERMINES CLEANING METHOD USED)
|Cooking Oil||1||Paint (Latex)||1|
|Curry||10||Shoe Polish Liquid||10|
|Dye||10||Shoe Polish Paste||1|
|Foundation Cream||1||Soya Sauce||2|
|Furniture Polish (Stain)||9||Tar/Soot||1|
|Hair Spray||1||Urine (Dry)||12|
|Hand Lotion||1||Urine (Wet)||8|
|Ink (Ball Point)||1||Vomit||5|
|Ink (Felt Tip)||1||WAX (Candle)||7|
|INK (Fountain Pen)||6||Wax (Paste)||1|
|Ink (Permanent)||5||White Glue||2|