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Carpet & Upholstery 

We undertake carpet and upholstery cleaning using a hot water extraction method. This enables the removal of dust and dirt from deep in the pile of the carpet and which, in our experience, provides a far superior clean to that of dry chemical cleaning methods.


Method
1. Fill machine reservoir with water and add suitable detergents, deodorisers  etc.

2. Activate heater and set temperature control to allow and operating temperature of between 70 and 90 degrees C.

3. Whilst water is heating, establish a cleaning pattern.

4. Conduct colourfastness and shrinkage tests (particularly for upholstery cleaning).

5. Pre-treat carpet/upholstery with cleaning solution. Where stains are present,  ascertain nature of stain and treat them with appropriate stain removers. Agitate stained areas with a suitable brush.

6. When water is at suitable operating temperature, pass cleaning wand or other appropriate attachment across a section of carpet/upholstery, operating ‘trigger’ to release cleaning solution.

7. Turn on vacuum pumps* and pass back over same area of carpet/upholstery, keeping ’trigger’ open. Repeat operation if necessary.

8. Repeat above operation (6) but with ‘trigger’ closed, in order to extract as much water as possible. Repeat operation if necessary.


* Our equipment is fitted with twin vacuum pumps, which are jointly capable of   removing over 90% of the water used during the cleaning process.


GENERAL NOTES AND COMMENTS:
DAMPNESS WILL ATTRACT FURTHER DIRT SO WE ADVISE NOT TO WALK FRESHLY CLEANED CARPETS WITH  UNTIL FULLY DRY. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE, THEN ONLY WALK ON THEM IN CARPET  SLIPPERS OR STOCKING FEET. OUTSIDE SHOES SHOULD NOT BE WORN.


Drying will be aided by suitable ventilation and we recommend that doors and   windows should be opened slightly (except on wet days!) and if tolerable, the heating turned on (or up).


The drying process can be accelerated using a cold air dryer. This is particularly useful in those areas where they may be no alternative but to walk on freshly cleaned carpets (e.g. stairs, hallways etc.). This process attracts an additional charge.