Buying a carpet is easy, where challenge lies is on how to keep it clean. Having pets at home or gathering in your office, liquid spill incidents can happen once in a while that causes to leave stains and unpleasant smell in your carpets.
Cotton Care offers you on-site carpet cleaning where we will visit your place and make sure to remove stains, dirt and allergens on your carpets. Because we understand the importance of cleanliness in our areas.
Singapore carpet cleaning, carpet shampooing and rug cleaning.
Determine your carpet and rug size for accurate pricing of carpet cleaning costs.
Here are some golden rules and tips for carpet cleaning
- Always deal with stains as quickly as possible for a greater chance of cleaning success.
- Never over-wet the carpet when cleaning, always try and keep the carpet as dry as possible.
- Never use inappropriate household detergents on carpets i.e. (washing up liquid, wash powders, bleach, disinfectants etc.)
- Never apply the cleaning fluid directly onto the carpet, always apply to the absorbent spotting material i.e. cloth or sponge.
- Always test any detergent on an inconspicuous area of carpet prior to treating a stain.
- When using detergents always use the recommended dilution ratios.
- Always mop, scrape or blot up any excess prior to treatment.
- Never rub or scrub, always work from the out side of the stain inward to avoid spreading it.
- Try and encourage quick drying by leaving windows doors open etc.
How do I determine the size of my carpet or rug for cleaning?
There are many sizes of carpets and rugs. The more common ones found here are 9 by 12 ft, 6 by 9 ft, 51/2 by 7 1/2 ft and 4 by 6 ft.
There are many ways in which you can get a good estimate on the size of your carpet. If it is thin you can fold it easily (do not press) to smaller measurable sizes
A two-seater sofa cover usually spans not more than 6 feet. So more or less the carpet you are measuring is a 4 by 6 ft. A three-seater is about 8 feet long. So if your carpet is slightly longer than that, it is likely to be a 6 by 9 ft.
Price for carpet cleaning is $3.00 per square foot for short, thicker pile shaggy or long-pile carpets. Price varies for on-site cleaning and more delicate carpets which are subject for assessment.
For very big carpets (sizes larger than 9 by 12 ft), we recommend on-site carpet shampooing.
Please do not attempt to wash your carpet with water as it may cause the colour to fade and if not dried properly it will produce a foul smell.
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How Carpets Cleaning Works
Carpet cleaning is a method that removes dirt or stains from your carpet. Carpet cleaning machines generally function on heated water or steam. Carpet cleaning might also involve the spraying of a protective barrier that is meant to repel dirt or soils in the future.
What may be the correct carpet cleaning procedure for you? If you own a carpet, carpet cleaning will subsequently be a worry you will have to address. The following suggestions will help you obtain the best results from hiring a specialist carpet cleaning company:
• Show the cleaning specialist any trouble locations and spots or pet stains that require special attention
• You may roll up the carpet ready for pick up otherwise our service professionals can also assist you to move your furniture off the carpet and return it to its rightful place. We do suggest you remove items off of your furniture like lamps, plants, electronic items and small objects before collection. We will move most furniture that can be safely moved. There are several items that are subject to assessment, including: Cabinets, beds, pianos and heavy tables.
• If you are unsure of the warranty requirements for your carpet, contact a carpet cleaning professional who can answer your inquiries and schedule the right service you need to maintain your warranty as well as the vibrancy of your carpeting.
Dry carpet cleaning
Heavily soiled places require the application of pretreatments, preconditioners, or “traffic-lane cleaners”, which are detergents or emulsifiers that break the binding of soils to carpet fibers throughout a short period of time, are commonly sprayed on to carpet prior to the primary use of the dry-cleaning process.
Many dry carpet cleaning systems rely on specialized machines; Dry carpet cleaning equipment include those manufactured by Brush and Clean, Host Dry, and Whittaker System. Dry carpet cleaning techniques are mostly technically “very low moisture” (VLM) methods, relying on dry compounds complemented by application cleaning solutions, and are growing significantly in market share due in part to their rather rapid drying time, a significant factor for 24-hour commercial installations.
SHAMPOOING is the use of a motorized circular brush in which foaming cleaning products are introduced on the surface of the carpet and are next scrubbed into the carpet. Wet shampoo cleaning with rotary machines, followed by complete wet vacuuming, was widespread until about the 1970s, but industry perception of shampoo cleaning changed with the advent of encapsulation.
Hot Water Extraction
Hot Water Extraction is sometimes referred to as ‘Steam Cleaning’. In this procedure, hot cleaning solution is sprayed under pressure onto the carpet and is quickly extracted with a vacuum source. Since this technique removes much more contaminants than the other carpet cleaning methods, hot water extraction is favored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is the preferred procedure of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). However, the hot water extraction technique uses much more water than other methods like bonnet or shampoo cleaning, correct post extraction is critical to avoid over saturation. When carpet is saturated there may be a risk that soils and residue from deep inside the carpet fiber and backing will wick up towards the surface resulting in browning.
Bonnet cleaning often referred to as ‘Dry Cleaning’, the cleaning product (sometimes mixed with carbonated water) is misted onto the carpet in the form of a spray. It usually does a good job of cleaning the top l/3 of the carpet pile that’s visible to the eye. Since there is no flushing action or extraction, there is very little deep cleaning. This method may be considered as an interim cleaning between more effective deep cleanings.
Here are some golden rules and guidelines for carpet cleaning
• Always deal with stains as quickly as possible for a greater chance of cleaning success.
• Never over-wet the carpet when cleaning, always keep the carpet as dry as possible.
• Never use inappropriate household detergents on carpets i.e. (wash powders, bleach etc.)
• Never apply the cleaning fluid directly onto the carpet, always apply on the absorbent spotting material.
• Always test any detergent on an inconspicuous area of carpet prior to treating a stain.
• When making use of detergents always use the recommended dilution ratios.
• Always mop, scrape or blot up any excess prior to treatment.
• Never rub or scrub, always operate from the outside of the stain inward to prevent spreading it.
• Try and encourage quick drying by leaving windows doors open etc.