Carpet Cleaning Procedure
If desired, large objects such as beds, dressers, TV consoles, etc. need to be moved off of carpet by owner or agent of owner prior to the scheduled appointment. Neil will move small and medium items and will assist with larger items when needed. Some items such as sofas can be slid and replaced using Teflon sliders during cleaning process. When acceptable to owner some items can be “cut” around during cleaning process.
Carpets are first dry vacuumed when necessary. Section by section carpets are next pre-sprayed in their entirety (not just spots) with the appropriate pre-spray given the carpet fiber material and condition. Carpets are then agitated with a carpet rake and hot water extracted (steamcleaned) with water approaching 220 degrees at 500 psi. This rinsing water contains an extraction detergent or rinsing agent depending on carpet material and soiling conditions. Any remaining spots can at this point be treated further by solvents or other agents and once again rinsed and extracted. Hot water extraction is followed by drying strokes to minimize residual moisture. Drying times vary from 5 to 12 hours depending on carpet type, humidity and temperature. In all cases, drying times can be accelerated by air flow such as fans, air conditioning or natural breezes from outside.
Upholstery Cleaning Procedure
Upholstered items such as sofas, arm chairs, seat cushions etc are first dry brushed and vacuumed as needed to remove as much debris as possible. All upholstered surfaces are then sprayed with an appropriate pre-spray given the material type and soiling conditions. All surfaces are gently agitated with a hand brush and hot water extracted with an upholstery tool and water approaching 220 degrees. The rinsing water in this steam cleaning process can contain an extraction detergent for moderate to highly soiled synthetic materials or an acidic rinsing agent for natural materials such as cotton blends. Drying times are usually three to five hours and are accelerated once again by air flow and temperature.
Ceramic Tile Cleaning Procedure
Tile is first swept to remove debris. A high alkali cleaning solution designed for ceramic tile is sprayed onto tile. Agitation is applied with a hand brush or weighted floor machine depending on conditions. Grout lines are scrubbed with a narrow grout brush. After sufficient dwell time (15 to 45 minutes) the tile is hot water extracted with a hard surface wand called a spinner at temperatures approaching or exceeding 220 degrees and water pressures from 700 PSI to 1000 PSI. Drying times are one hour or less.
Pricing for Services
- Carpet is 30 cents per foot squared.
- Wool Area Rugs are 38 cents per foot squared.
- Ceramic tile is 55 cents to $1.00 per foot squared
- A six foot sofa is $60 to $80. Love seat is $35 to $45
- A single cushion dining chair is $5
- Arm chair or recliner is $25 to $35
- $100 minimum for all jobs