Carpet Cleaning Process
Stretch Cleaning & Restoration follows all of the principles of carpet cleaning that are listed in the S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning, last published by the IICRC in 2002. The principles of carpet cleaning include:
Dry Soil Removal – thorough vacuuming using an upright vacuum with brush agitation and high-efficiency double-lined collection bag, or a final filter, to remove up to 99% of particles at 1 micron.
Soil Suspension – This involves the application of properly specified, formulated and mixed preconditioning agents designed to separate soil from fibers. There are four fundamentals involved in soil suspension: application of preconditioning chemicals; using heat or temperature to speed chemical reactions; agitation for proper chemical distribution, and providing dwell time so that chemical reactions can be completed before soil extraction is attempted. The acronym “CHAT” makes the fundamentals of soil suspension easy to remember.
Soil Extraction – Any method of cleaning must physically remove soils if it is to be successful. Soil removal takes place with absorption, wet vacuuming, rinsing, and even dry vacuuming. The most popular method for soil removal among professionals is hot water extraction.
Grooming, as necessary – Grooming has little to do with physical soil removal; however, it is needed to eliminate pile distortion and matting, to properly distribute additives, such as carpet protectors, and to create an even appearance for your inspection.
Drying – Damp carpet re soils rapidly, creates potential for slip-fall problems and ultimately, can grow bacteria with associated odor.
As additional services we also offer the following steps (highly recommended):
3M Scotchgard Protection and Warranty – we will apply genuine 3M Scotchgard Protector to your carpet for maximum spill and soil protection. And you will have the additional benefit of a one year protection warranty!
Sanitizing Deodorizer – carpets will be treated with a sanitizing deodorizer to help remove germs and odors. Carpets will be left clean, sanitary and smelling as clean as they look!