Windermere Carpet Cleaning Information
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About Carpet Cleaning
MISCONCEPTION #1: You should wait as long as possible before cleaning your carpet.
No. Dirt is abrasive
like sandpaper. Every time you step on your carpet you grind dirt into the carpet fibers. This cuts your carpet just as if
you had used a knife. This cutting causes your carpet to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last as long as a clean
carpet, and while vacuuming helps, it's simply not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpet cleaned, the more damage
you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out.
MISCONCEPTION #2: The only reason
to clean carpets is to remove the dirt.
No. As you probably know, outdoor air
contains pollen, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and hundreds of other chemicals. When you come
into your home, you carry that pollen, bacteria, and chemicals in your hair, skin, clothing, and shoes. Not surprisingly,
all of those chemicals and toxins wind up in your carpet.
If you have allergies,
asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems, one major source of your problem could be the pollen, fungus, smoke, and chemicals
in your carpet.
MISCONCEPTION #3: One method of carpet cleaning is as good as another.
No. The dry-cleaning methods, which are dry foam, dry chemicals, and dry compound, do not rinse your carpet in any
way. Instead, they leave a dirty residue. You might say they clean your carpet only halfway. The most effective cleaning method
is hot water extraction.
Hot water extraction means a hot water
cleaning solution, under high pressure, is forced into your carpet and then extracted out of your carpet. Shaw Industries,
the world's largest carpet manufacturer, recommends hot water extraction as the primary method of cleaning carpets, along
with an IICRC approved firm.
Carpet cleaners use one of two types
of hot water extraction. If they use a large unit that operates from a van or truck outside your facility, it's called truck-mounted
extraction. If they use a small unit that can be brought inside, it's called portable extraction. Shaw's first choice is the
truck-mounted system. They recommend the small portable unit only in areas where the truck-mounted unit won't reach.
The truck-mounted extraction system cleans much better because it heats the water to a higher temperature,
which breaks up the dirt, bacteria, chemicals, and pollen in the
carpet. Then, the
machine uses high suction to draw the dirt and chemicals out of your carpet.
MISCONCEPTION #4: Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly.
Not true. Many companies own hot-water cleaners, but very few companies teach their
employees how to use them properly. This is why it's important that you choose your carpet cleaner carefully. The best cleaning
companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, known
as the IICRC.
MISCONCEPTION #5: The company that offers the lowest price is the company
you should hire.
We've seen so many problems arise from lowest-bid companies that I suggest you NEVER hire the company that quotes the cheapest
price. The two most common problems are:
1. The price may not be for services you want performed. The company may be equipped
to remove only the dirt from your carpet. But you may want bacteria, fungus, pollen, dust mites and tobacco residues removed
2. The price you see advertised may not be the price you pay. Many homeowners have learned that the low price they
say advertised lasted only until the carpet cleaner got into their home. Then they were pressured into paying a lot more for
a variety of add-ons. Some carpet cleaners even break the law by using illegal bait and switch tactics!
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