Carpet Cleaning

We only do and recommend "extraction cleaning". Bonnet cleaning and Encapsulation are other methods however to be done correctly even those need to be to extraction cleaned to avoid leaving sticky soap residue on the carpet.



Reducing Vacuuming Ruins Carpets

By BJ Mandelstam

When vacuuming frequencies are cut, carpet appearance and lifespan are severely diminished. For some time, building service contractors have been sounding the alarm about their mounting concerns related to reducing cleaning frequencies, sometimes known as skip cleaning. During the recession many companies and schools, in an effort to cut costs, skimped on cleaning, especially vacuuming. As the economy shows signs of rebounding, now is the time to increase vacuuming frequencies back to pre-recession levels, before irreversible damage is done. Science explains why those who are responsible for the indoor environment — contractors, building managers and occupants — do have something to worry about. As skip-cleaning schedules become more prevalent, especially as proper and consistent vacuuming frequencies are reduced, the indoor environment suffers. Reducing the vacuum frequencies from five days to every other day or less may, on the surface, seem like an easy way to save a dollar and trim a budget. However, the unintended consequence of such a decision lays hidden in the carpet pile. As the frequencies are reduced so are the carpet’s appearance and its life.  

Reduced Vacuuming Impacts IAQ

By BJ Mandelstam  

Reducing vacuum frequencies hurts a carpet’s life and appearance, but these cuts can also adversely impact a facility’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health, but they may not know that indoor air quality can have a similar effect. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be five times higher than outdoor levels. People spend as much as 80 percent of their time inside; indoor air quality may be a public health risk. During the past several decades, construction of more tightly sealed buildings, reduced ventilation rates to save energy, the use of synthetic building materials and furnishings, and the use of chemically formulated products have increased the potential for indoor air pollution.