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Carpet Cleaning and So Much More

There are two basic types of carpet cleaning: maintenance cleaning and corrective cleaning.

Maintenance cleaning is routine cleaning of mildly soiled carpet. It should be done several times a year. It consists of only a couple steps.
  1. The first step is using a steam cleaner to apply a mild base detergent/emulsifier (to break any soil down into an easy to vacuum up liquid) and a brightener to maintain the carpet color. The steam cleaner applies hot water, detergent and brightener all at the same time and is removed (vacuumed up) immediately afterward.
  2. During the vacuuming process, the steam cleaner applies an acidic acid to neutralize the detergent pH, which eliminates browning around of outer edges of the carpet.
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Corrective cleaning is more work intensive and thereby more expensive than maintenance cleaning. It is used in heavily soiled areas such as spills and pet stains or ground-in dirt in high traffic areas where the carpet pile has been packed down. There are more steps involved than in maintenance cleaning.

  1. The first step in corrective cleaning is using a special rake to get the carpet pile to stand up so we can treat the carpet’s base where the dirt is. This is especially important in high traffic areas.
  2. Next, the carpet is pretreated with a more aggressive detergent/emulsifier to begin breaking down the heavy soil to a liquid.
  3. Then, a pile-brush is used to agitate the emulsifier and work it deep into the carpet.
  4. Only after the emulsifier has had time to work is the steam cleaner used. Heated water is alternately sprayed down and vacuumed up several times over a small section of the carpet, removing all the soil possible.
  5. On the final pass of the steam cleaner’s vacuum over that small section of the carpet, the machines acidic acid attachment is used to spray the carpet and neutralize the detergent/emulsifier’s pH. Without this important step, the emulsifier’s pH acts almost like dirt magnet, causing the carpet to look dingy within a short period of time.
  6. To finish up, the fourth and fifth steps are repeated over and over until the entire carpet is cleaned and the pH neutralized.
The above steps are used for all Absolute Clean’s normal carpet cleaning services, but we offer so much more.

Our sanitation treatment will eliminate pet odors, pet dander, bacteria, dust mites, and pollen from the carpet. It can also alleviate many allergy symptoms caused by sensitivity to those pollutants. We also offer a mold rinse treatment to eliminate mold and its odor.

Quality carpet is an investment. Absolute clean offers a water based Teflon treatment that forms a protective barrier around the carpet fibers allowing more time between cleanings, increasing ease of cleaning, maintaining its appearance and adding years to its life. It is wise to protect your carpet investment with Teflon.

If your carpet has the appearance of being tired, loose and wrinkled, Absolute Clean can re-stretch that carpet and make it look normal.

Carpeted steps are a problem unto themselves, but Absolute Clean has the special equipment needed to clean them, and clean them right.

Area rugs present a unique problem. They appear simple to clean, but there are pitfalls. Attempting to clean an area rug lying on some hardwood floors or laminates can result in the hot water and emulsifier soaking through and ruining the finish on the floor. Many Oriental area-rugs are delicate and require special handling when cleaning. Absolute Clean takes all area rugs to their shop where there is no threat to underlying floors and they can receive the special handling they need and be allowed to properly air dry.

Upholstered furniture like sectionals, couches, ottoman, and chairs can be cleaned on site. Some micro fibers and suede fabrics are dry-clean only. Absolute Clean has the special cleaning materials need to clean these fabrics.

Mattress cleaning can remove stains and the debris dust mites leave behind. Adding a sanitizing treatment can eliminate dust mites and bed bugs.

Give Absolute Clean a call today at (314) 327-5745 and have your carpets (and so much more) professionally cleaned. Bring back the beauty of your house.

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Whether it is pet odors, mildew, mold, tobacco smoke or wood smoke from a faulty fireplace we have a solution to get your home back to smelling FRESH and CLEAN! Check out our OZONE page for more information about this ground breaking technology in odor removal.
“In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.”
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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