A Review of Methods and Chemistries
carpet cleaning methods are not created equal.
Some are very poor. The
overriding goal of any carpet maintenance program is to prevent and reduce soil
accumulation and enable greater soil removal.
Many cleaning systems make this task much more difficult.
Those systems that utilize standard detergents
will make the entire maintenance process more difficult. This is because the cleaning process itself
leaves behind detergent residues that act as soil binders. The purpose of a detergent is to “grab and
hold” dirt. When detergent residue is
left on the carpet fiber, it will do exactly what it is designed to do: Grab
and hold soil with such intensity that regular
vacuuming is unable to remove it from the fiber.
carpet re-soils faster after cleaning.
Once the carpet starts the re-soil process, the next logical step is to
re-clean the carpet using the same technology again. This provides an improvement in the
appearance, but also leaves more detergent residue behind. More detergent residue is able to grab and
hold more soil, which cannot be removed by daily vacuuming. In a short time the appearance of the carpet
ALCO Cleaning Specialists is a wet extraction company with interval
low moisture cleaning. You can feel assured that we are always on top of
your carpet care needs.