Many carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction as the most effective carpet cleaning method. The hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water (not steam), with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet while simultaneously vacuuming the sprayed water along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt, living your carpet virtually dry.
Hot water extraction cleaning does not leave any residue, this method is advantageous for persons concerned about possible chemical exposure, especially for children crawling or playing on recently cleaned carpets. This method also minimizes concerns about breathing volatile chemical compounds that might be used in other cleaning methods.
The primary disadvantage of the hot water extraction cleaning method is that 100% of the water used cannot be removed. If poor water extraction is achieved, in conditions of high humidity, mold growth could occur or be exacerbated. This is why at Affordable Clean Services; we use high end commercial Truck Mount water extraction equipment. Moisture left in carpets after cleaning will evaporate quickly with ventilation, heating, air conditioning or dehumidification. Your carpet will be dry in a few hours. We can keep your carpets looking fresh and clean.
What can you do to prepare for your carpet cleaning?
• Remove all items and breakables from the area to be steam cleaned.
• Please arrange for children or pets to stay clear from the area we are steam cleaning, and away from all equipment, wand, hoses, van, etc.
• Safety is our priority.
What you should expect your cleaning technician to do:
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
We will walk through your home with you to visually inspect the carpet, tile or upholstery to identify potential permanent stains and give you an evaluation of expected results with no surprises.
Step 2: Pre-Vacuum
Dry soil is removed promptly by regular Vacuuming. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in steam cleaning especially if you have pets with lots of hair dander that can go air borne while steam cleaning.
Step 3: Furniture moving (optional)
By customer request we can carefully move your sofas, chairs, tables and smaller items from the cleaning area. Beds, dressers, sectional sofa, and heavier pieces are left in place under our regular pricing structure. Your furniture will be moved with furniture glides and well protected with disposable foam or plastic tabs as needed at job site.
Step 4: Pre-Condition & Pre-Spray Treatment
A Green preconditioning agent is applied to break down traffic areas and pre-treat various types of spots throughout your home or business. This will increase chances of soiled traffic areas & spots to be extracted for a more efficient thorough steam cleaning.
Step 5: Pre-Groom & Agitation
Each steam cleaning job is different depending on soil level of your carpet, our carpet technician will pre-groom your carpets with a carpet groomer to break down light carpet soiling.
Step 6: Soil Extraction and Rinse
The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed with hot water extraction machine that guarantees from over wetting the carpet or leaving any sticky residue behind. The carpet tech has total control of water temperatures ranging from 0-220 degrees depending on fabric and cleaning needs. We use a water softener system that treats & eliminates any hard water contaminants from you’re existing home this will ensure softness in your carpets.