Will they all be removed by the cleaning? The different fibers used in producing carpets, or upholstered furniture, have different characteristics, such as how much liquid they will absorb or what food dyes can stain them. Such as black coffee is much easier to remove the coffee that contains cream and sugar. So it maybe that one spill comes out but the other spill does not it could the same drink just with different ingredents or even the temperature of the beverage. Therefore, successful stain removal can vary greatly. All spots are pretreated before any cleaning begins, our crews use a variety of products to achieve maximum success but we cannot guarantee that all staining can be removed, especially if the stain had been previously cleaned improperly thus setting the stain permanently. Thanks to our training and years of experience we are generally very successful often astonishing our clients with what we can do and other cleaners in the past were unable to do. Q. How long does the carpet take to dry? The normal drying time is from 4 to 8 hours depending on the degree of soiling and the outside humidity. We suggest you turn use ceiling or floor fans to aid in the drying process. Any air circulation will speed up the drying time. Extreme humidity, and or soiling will add hours to the normal drying times. Cleaning in the winter season drying times can be considerably shorter. Q. I’ve heard it’s best to put off having your carpet cleaned as long as possible, is this true? No. The build up of soil in your carpet in combination with foot traffic creates abrasion that breaks down your carpets’ fibers. So what you perceive as soiling is actually the damage that has been caused by the soiling. This wear & tear can be permanent. This means higher traffic areas will require cleaning more often. We only charges you for the areas they clean so it is possible to get just the traffic areas done when needed. Q. Why shouldn’t I just rent a carpet cleaning unit and save some money? It is true you can definitely save money doing it your self, but at what is the true cost? Improperly treating stains with the incorrect product, or pH can permanently set a spot, a spot that could easily been removed by us. Portables, especially the rental ones lack suction, the ability to remove all the debris and equally important the water you have injected. This inability to fully remove all that water can leave your carpets wet for days not a few hours like us, causing bacterial growth and the odours that go along with them. Time is money, figuring the time to pick up, set up, move furniture, and return you could easily spend an entire day soaking your carpets, in the same time period we could have cleaned and fully dried your carpets. The place that rents the units to you will NOT give you a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your cleaning or help you remove the browning or wicking back of spots after it dries in a few days. We back ours with a money back warranty and a 30 day no spot returns guarantee or else we will. Q. Does your cleaning process soak the backing of the carpet? No, although our process rinses the carpet deep down, moisture does not penetrate the backing of the carpet. With our powerful truck mounted equipment, your carpet is thoroughly rinsed, and left only damp to the touch. The best way to prove this is to clean front door mats which are the most soiled carpets in a home. Upon cleaning, we welcome you to flip it over and you will find that the floor is 100% dry and no water has gone thru to the carpet backing. Many proponents of dry cleaning will tell you that steam cleaning soaks the carpet, pad, and sub floors – this simply does not happen with our powerful cleaning machines. Put us to the test – we have nothing to hide.
Q. Why should I choose your company over all the rest out there? A very good and fare question! AAA Steam Carpet Cleaning is not the only professional carpet cleaner in the region, to say that would just be dishonest. But the truth be told there are a lot more poorly trained and unscrupulous cleaners then trained professionals. Here are a few questions you should ask any cleaner before letting them into your home: If I am not fully satisfied with your cleaning will you refund 100% of my money? Are you fully trained by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification), what are your areas of certifications, and what is your certification number? Are you fully insured? Do you use truck-mounted cleaning with chemical free rinse? Do you have over 20 years experience? Can you provide referrals and testimonials? Are all of your cleaning products environmentally friendly? Do you give a written price prior to cleaning? Do you belong to the Better Business Bureau? And do you have a clear record? Our answer to all of those questions, is YES. Our biggest asset is our thousands of thrilled clients who constantly refer us to their friends, family and leave us great testimonials. Please check our testimonials on our site. We would love to add your name to our growing list of thrilled clients. Q. Why should we have our carpets cleaned every 6 – 18 months? People invest thousands of dollars into new carpets and furniture. Cleaning is protecting your investment from being damaged. The soil that is in your carpets and furniture that your vacuum can’t pull out do to its oily properties causes your carpet to wear and have a dull color and appearance. What would your kitchen linoleum look like if you did not clean it for 2 years, only sweep it? Your carpet is designed to trap and hide dirt from showing. The dirt is there and must be removed in order to preserve its color, quality & strength. Carpet cleaning, for appearance, and the removal of stains, dirt, and allergens is done through several methods. Clean carpets are recognized by manufacturers as being more visually pleasing, potentially longer-lasting, and probably healthier than poorly maintained carpets. Contents [hide] 1 Hot Water Extraction 2 Dry-cleaning 2.1 Dry compound 2.2 Encapsulation 2.3 Bonnet 2.4 Shampoo 2.5 Dry foam carpet cleaning 2.6 Vacuum wash 3 Household processes 3.1 Vacuum 3.2 Stain removal 3.3 Other 3.4 Misconceptions 4 References Hot Water Extraction For more details on this topic, see Hot water extraction. Although there is an actual steam cleaning industrial process, in the context of carpet cleaning, "steam cleaning" is, in fact, hot water extraction cleaning. The hot water extraction cleaning method uses equipment that sprays heated water, sometimes with added cleaning chemicals, on the carpet. Simultaneously, the water is vacuumed up, along with any dislodged and dissolved dirt. Many carpet manufacturers recommend professional hot water extraction as the most effective carpet cleaning method. Actual steam could damage man-made carpet fibers or shrink natural fibers such as wool. Hot water extraction equipment may be a portable unit that plugs into an electrical outlet, or a truck mount carpet cleaner requiring long hoses from the truck or trailer. Truck mounted equipment may be used where electricity is unavailable (e.g. if electrical service was terminated). Truck mount carpet cleaning may be unsuited to premises distant from a driveway or road, and hoses may need to pass through windows to reach upper floors of a building. Hoses needed for truck mount and professional portable carpet cleaning may present an inconvenience or tripping hazard to users of hallways, and pets or children can escape through doors that must be left ajar for hoses. Heated or air conditioned air will also escape from buildings when doors are left open for hoses, potentially creating a significant waste of energy. Truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment minimizes noise in the room being cleaned, but truck mounted carpet cleaning equipment may cause noise and air pollution offensive to neighbors, and may violate anti-idling bylaws in some jurisdictions. However, truck-mounted cleaning is much faster than portable equipment, and extra heat and power can give faster drying times. A Rug Doctor rental carpet cleaning machine. A common process of hot water extraction  begins with preconditioning. Alkaline agents such as ammonia solution for synthetic carpets, or acidic solution (such as vinegar solution) for woolen carpets, are sprayed into the carpet, then agitated with a grooming brush or an automatic scrubbing machine. Next, a pressurized manual or automatic cleaning tool (such as a wand) passes over the surface to rinse out all pre-conditioner, residue, and particulates. If an alkaline detergent is used on a woolen fibre, use of an acetic acid solution will restore neutral fiber pH. The acid rinse thus neutralizes the alkaline residues, and can contribute to softening cleaned fabrics.
When wet-shampoo chemistry standards converted from coconut oil soaps to synthetic detergents as a base, the shampoos dried to a powder, and loosened dirt would attach to the powder components, requiring vacuuming by the consumer the day after cleaning. Dry foam carpet cleaning This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Dry foam cleaning involves applying cleaning foam and immediately vacuuming the foam. It is not a completely dry method since the foam is 90% air and 10% liquid. A dry foam machine consists of a pressure tank in which a solution of water and shampoo is added. This method is used for water sensitive carpets, needle felt, and other carpet types whose construction inhibits sufficient water extraction. Vacuum wash This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Vacuum washing employs a washhead that sprays water without detergent and immediately removes it by suction, creating a swirl of water. This ensures high cleaning performance, extracting the dirt from the carpet to a depth of half inch. By immediately reabsorbing the wash water, the drying time greatly shortened. This method is suitable for intermediate and basic cleaning. Because it does not require cleaning products, it leaves no detergent residue. Vacuum washing has long been in use in Europe, mostly in larger train and bus companies, schools, and historic preservation. The system works on all surfaces which are water resistant (carpet, upholstered furniture, wooden floors, stone, plastics). A great advantage is that this system works without brushes or pads so there is no abrasion on pile. Household processes Other household carpet-cleaning processes are much older than industry standardization, and have varying degrees of effectiveness as supplements to the more thorough cleaning methods accepted in the industry. Vacuum For more details on this topic, see Vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners use air pumps to create partial vacuums to suck up dust and dirt, usually from floors and carpets. Filtering systems or cyclones collect dirt for later disposal. Modern carpet cleaning equipment use rotary vacuum heads and spray jets to deep clean the carpet through hundreds of multi-directional cleaning passes. Some add steam and agitation. Models include upright (dirty-air and clean-air), canister and backpack, wet-dry and pneumatic, and other varieties. Robotic vacuum cleaners have recently become available. Stain removal Cleaned and uncleaned areas of a carpet Tea leaves and cut grass were formerly common for floor cleaning, to collect dust from carpets, albeit with risks of stains. Ink was removed with lemon or with oxalic acid and hartshorn; oil with white bread or with pipe clay; grease fats with turpentine; ox gall and naphtha were also general cleaners. Ammonia and chloroform were recommended for acid discoloration. Benzine and alum were suggested for removing insects; diatomaceous earth and material similar to cat litter are still common for removing infestations. Candle wax is removed by placing a towel over the affected carpet area and applying steam from a clothes iron until the wax absorbs into the towel. Some traditional methods of stain removal remain successful and ecological. Caution should be addressed when treating natural fibers such as wool. The longer the stain material remains in the carpet, the higher the chance of permanent color change, even if all the original stain material is removed. At times pets urinate on the carpet and this results in a bad odor especially when it is hot and humid.The carpet or rug is usually taken outside and immersed in water to remove such stains. Immediately blotting (not rubbing) the stain material as soon as possible will help reduce the chances of permanent color change. Artificial food coloring stains are generally considered permanent stains. These may be removed by professional cleaners or deep cleaning rental machines with heat-transfer stain-reducing chemicals, but carry risks of burning the carpet. Stain removal products can be combined with anti-allergen treatments to kill house dust mites. Other Carpet rods, rattan rugbeaters, and carpet-beating machines for beating out dust, and also brooms, brushes, dustpans, and shaking and hanging were all carpet-cleaning methods of the 19th century; brooms particularly carry risks of wear. Steam cleaning increases the lifespan of your carpet. Misconceptions (1942–2007), IICRC-certified master Carpet Cleaners technician with 30 years' expertise in carpet cleaning, commented that old wives' tales persist and thrive within the industry. For instance, the concept that walking barefoot on a carpet may lead to damage from body oils has not been supported or disproven by standardized reports or testing or by industry evidence.