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Carpet Extraction Cleaning

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Bust the dust in your home, and breathe easier.

Indoor air quality is a major concern these days, and carpet extraction can be an important step in creating a healthier home. The average six-room house or dwelling collects 40 pounds of dust each year. Since many viruses use dust particles as rafts to ride the air, it's important to keep your carpet as clean and dust-free as possible.

Regular extraction cleaning is an important step to improving the indoor air quality of your home. After the energy crisis of the 1970's buildings were constructed to be more energy efficient. While sealed buildings saved money on energy, they also shut off the healthy transfer of outside air. As a result, people are exposed much higher levels of contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, pollens and dust mites. It is estimated that about 20 million Americans suffer from house dust mite allergies.

Wipe out those hidden armies of pollen, bacteria, and fungi.

Below is a chart for recommended carpet extraction cleaning, devised by Dr. Michael Berry of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Carpet Cleaning Schedule
Dr. Michael Berry's
Recommended Cleaning Times*

Environment
Contaminated
Outside, Dusty
Extremely Cold Weather Climates
High Humidity Biogenic
Normal
Family Residence
2 months
4-6 months
4-6 months
6-12 months
Family Residence
(young children/pets)
1 month
2 months
2 months
3-6 months
Day Care Centers
1 week
2 weeks
2 weeks
1 week
Nursing Homes
1 month
1 month
1 week
1 month
Eating Establishments
1 week
2 weeks
2 weeks
1 month

* Dr. Berry is with the Environmental Protection Agency. These times represent Dr. Berry's personal opinion, and do not necessarily reflect the EPA's views.

Drown those little "buggers."

Water extraction is the best method for cleaning carpet because it removes many of the source materials which cause poor indoor air quality. It has been shown to reduce levels of biological contaminants, volatile organic compounds and even radon.

Since all fiber manufacturers and most carpet mills now recommend water extraction, it's the #1 choice for carpet cleaning.

While health concerns are the most important reason to extraction clean your carpets, the other benefits are improved carpet appearance and longer carpet life.

How Carpet Extraction works.

Cleaning solution is applied through three spray jets and a powerful cylindrical brush grooms carpet and brings dirt and contaminants to the surface. The soiled solution and bio-contaminants are then thoroughly extracted from the carpet leaving it deeply clean and nearly dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upholstery Cleaning

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The process of cleaning is easy when you follow these simple steps. Be sure
to use the right chemical and correct dilution, or you could damage your
upholstery. The cleaning solution you are using should be compatible with
the fabric you are cleaning.

1. Always read the cleaning instructions that are on the upholstery
you are cleaning. Some fabrics should only be dry cleaned.

2. Once you've determined that you can clean the upholstery yourself,
remove any loose dirt, then vacuum the area to be cleaned.

3. Read all instructions for the chemical cleaner you have chosen.

4. Test the cleaner in an obscure area to make sure the fabric colors
do not bleed or run.

5. Clean a small section at a time and scrub lightly with the brush.

6. Follow the directions on the machine you have rented to apply
the cleaning solution and then vacuum up the dirty water.

Upholstery is harder to dry than carpet, so be sure not to overwet it.
When you apply water, don't spray too much.

You can dry the fabric with a blower or household fan.

























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