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The following is description of the services Like New Carpet Cleaning Offers:

Residential

(1)   Carpet Cleaning- I always do a pre-inspection first to know what I am dealing with. Then, I vacuum the carpet first with a CRI approved vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove the dry soil. Light furniture is moved into the middle of the room. I will pre-spot all stains with special stain removers to ensure removal with cleaning. I pre-spray all high traffic areas and groom the carpet which suspends the rest of the soil.  By then rinsing the carpet with my truck mounted deep steam cleaning system, the rest of the soil is removed and the carpet is groomed to bring the nap back up to its fullest height.   Final inspection is done to make sure all stains have been removed and do not require additional treatment.  Once carpet is dry, (normally within 2-4 hrs) it will feel soft and free from any soap residue.

(2)   Oriental Rug Cleaning-There is a lot of special care in cleaning a true hand woven rug.  First, a Pre-inspection to determine what kind of rug it is. I vacuum four different directions (North, South, East, and West) to remove as much dry soil as possible.  The rug is then rotated to receive proper wear conditions and turned over to vacuum the back of the rug, which will help loosen the soil.  I apply only the foam to a small area in circular motions to suspend the rest of the soil, which is then extracted with very low pressure and no heat to extract the rest of the soil and set the dyes of the rug. A white towel extraction method is then used to help dry and ensure the rug gets completely clean.  I then set up air movers to help with the drying process to make sure the rug is dry when I am done. Some rugs that are over soiled will need to be picked up and cleaned in our facility in a wash bath to give the rug the best cleaning possible.

(3)   Area Rug Cleaning- Pre-inspection by looking at the back of the rug will determine the cleaning process. Grooming the rug to get the nap to its fullest height will help in the next step. I vacuum in all four directions to remove the dry soil. Then rotate the rug to get proper wear out of the rug. I then apply a pre-spray and groom the carpet to suspend the rest of the soil. By rinsing in the final step of the cleaning process, the rug is free of any soap residue leaving it cleaner for a longer period of time. Grooming will raise the nap up to its fullest height and aid in the drying process.

(4)   Upholstery Cleaning –Pre-Inspection is a must on determining what kind of fabric the upholstery is.  Normally under the middle cushion there is a cleaning code and what the material of the fabric is made of.  When there is an “S” cleaning code, the fabric must be dry cleaned, which involves much more intense labor to removal the soil. When there is a “W” cleaning code, the fabric can be cleaned with water. Vacuuming to remove the dry soil is always going to make the cleaning easier.  With an “S” clean code, either a dry foam or solvent with a white towel extraction will be performed to remove the rest of the soil.  When a “W” clean code is present, either a pre-spray or dry foam will be used, depending on the soil conditions. Followed with a deep steam cleaning extraction rinse. The drying time will depend on which cleaning method was used.

(5)   Leather Cleaning & Conditioning- Pre-Inspection to determine what kind of leather it is.  Generally NuBuck and Suede Leather require a special kind of cleaning agent to ensure that the furniture is treated properly.   With all other types of leather, a dry foam is applied by hand in a circular motion and then extracted with a white towel to remove all of the soil and to help aid in the drying process.   Then, a conditioner is applied to replace the lanolin that has worn off, leaving the furniture very soft and shiny.

(6)   Tile & Grout /Cleaning & Sealing- Pre-Inspection to determine what kind of tile it is.  The surface is swept to remove all of the dry soil. A green cleaning agent is then applied using a sprayer to make sure the entire surface is covered, especially the grout lines.  With proper dwell time to suspend the soil, the grout lines are then agitated with a brush to break up the rest of the soil. The tile and grout is rinsed with a spinner that applies very high pressure and heat to bring the surface back to its original condition. When applying a sealer, the tile has to be thoroughly dried with air movers to be sure that it will take in the grout lines.  Tile already has a finish baked into it when it is first made, so there is no need for a sealant.

(7)   Pet Odor Removal- Pre-Inspection with a UV light and moisture meter are key factors to determine how much damage has occurred.  With proper dwell time, spots can be pre-sprayed before the cleaning and thoroughly rinsed in the cleaning process for removal.  In other instances when a pet has picked a certain area of your home to urinate in, the carpet needs to be disengaged and the padding should be removed.  A bio-degradable oxidizing agent must be applied to the carpet to help break down the urine salts, requiring at least a thirty minute dwell time.  A one ml plastic sheeting must be placed between the carpet and sub-floor, so the urine salts do not further damage the subfloor.  Once the carpet has been thoroughly extracted and free of urine, the subfloor must be treated and sealed to completely remove the odor.  The new underlay is replaced and carpet re-stretched. In some severe cases, an enzyme might need to be applied to the carpet to ensure total odor removal.  Also, be prepared to have sheetrock, baseboards, and tack strips replaced to get rid of all odors, mainly when dealing with cats that spray.

(8)   Water Damage Restoration-Pre-Inspection with a moisture meter to determine where all of the water has gone. I also must figure out where the water has come from. A category one water damage means the water has come from a fresh water supply and everything can be saved.  A category two water damage means an outside water source has entered the building and most things can be cleaned, but the underlay has to be replaced.  A category three water damage means sewer water and everything should be replaced. The second step is water extraction. The more that is removed, the faster the structure will dry. Furniture should be removed to a dry surface. If dealing with a category two water damage the carpet should then be disengaged and the underlay removed.  A thermohygrometer is used to determine what type of drying system needs to be put in place. Dehumidifiers and air movers are set up to help aid in the drying of the structure.  I come back every day to check on the status of the drying system and adjust any equipment if needed.  Once the structure is dry, the reconstruction and cleaning process takes place.  Only if an odor appears after the structure is dry, will an anti-microbial be applied to destroy any mold or mildew that have may occurred (we use licensed subcontractors when required).

(9)   Carpet Stretching & Repairs- Pre- Inspection of carpet that needs repair or re-stretching.  When stretching carpet, all of the furniture must be moved to ensure that the problem doesn’t occur again. Carpet must be stretched eight different ways to be properly installed in order to get the full life expectancy out of it.  Once I have disengaged the carpet in the corner of a room with a knee kicker and carpet awl, I proceed to pull up the carpet around three of the walls.   A power stretcher is used to remove the wrinkles and get the carpet as tight as it can be.  The excess carpet is cut off at the baseboard. Then, I vacuum up the fibers and reset the furniture. I give a lifetime warranty on all stretching work performed.  Repairs are needed when color has been removed, a pet has scratched under a door, or a certain stain cannot be removed.  A bonded insert or permanent section is put in its place with another piece of carpet, either glued down or seamed in.  When extra carpet is not available, the back of a closet is the next best place.  As long as I follow the rows in the carpet, it is hard to see that a repair was even made.

(10)Strip & Wax VCT Pre-Inspection of the VCT to determine the overall soil condition.  Then, I thoroughly sweep the floor to remove all of the dry soil.  A floor stripper is applied using a sprayer or mop bucket depending on the amount of square footage being serviced.  Dwell time and making sure the stripper doesn’t dry is essential in removing all of the wax. The next step in the process is to buff the floor with stripping pads and to use a square pad for the corners and next to the baseboards, making sure all of the old wax is removed.  The broken down wax and solution is then thoroughly rinsed off the floor and dried with air movers. The floor must be completely dry to make sure all of the old wax is removed before applying the new coat.  Also, the surface must be completely free of any debris to ensure that it does not get sealed into the floor.  If not, the floor must be stripped again. The wax is applied with a finishing mop and is self –leveling, leaving the floor with such a beautiful shine.  Multiple coats of wax are applied to keep the shine on the floor longer.  A wax coating will last up to one year if the floor is properly maintained in between cleanings. If so, I can do a top coat and rescrub and not have to completely strip down the floor.

Commercial

(11)Carpet Cleaning-Pre-Inspection of the high traffic areas to determine the soil condition.  I vacuum the carpet to remove the dry soil, to help aid in the cleaning process of direct glue down carpet.  I move the furniture and replace it after cleaning.   By pre-spraying the traffic areas and scrubbing them with a floor buffer with a nylon shower feed brush on the bottom of it, gives the carpet the right amount of agitation to truly break down the soil. A high performance rotary shampoo is then scrubbed into the carpet to ensure all of the soil is broken down. I use a rotary extraction truck mounted deep steam cleaning system to remove all the soil, leaving the carpet free of any soap residue.  Those heavily soiled matted traffic areas are now as clean as the areas under the furniture, resulting in a uniformed cleaning.

(12)Upholstery Cleaning-Pre-Inspection to determine what the fabric is made of.  I vacuum to remove the dry soil. A pre-spray and dry foam is then applied to really break down the soil, which is then thoroughly extracted using a truck mounted deep steam cleaning. This process leaves the upholstery very clean and free of any soap residue.

(13)Tile & Grout Cleaning-Pre-Inspection to determine soil condition.  I sweep up all of the dry soil.  A pre-spray is applied using a power force sprayer to evenly coat the entire surface. All of the tile next to the wall will be cleaned using a deck brush, giving the rest of the tile proper dwell time, ensuring the rest of the soil is broken down.  I use a floor buffer with a heavy grit brush to give the surface the best agitation possible.  I then use a spinner to rinse the suspended soil and the cleaning agent off of the floor. This is used with very high pressure and heat from my truck mounted cleaning system. When the floor is dry, the tile and grout are brought back to its original condition, leaving it free of any soap residue.

(14)Concrete Cleaning-Pre-Inspection to determine if the surface has a finish on it. Sweeping is always a necessary step to remove as much debris and dry soil as possible.  With a finished surface, the cleaning agent is applied with a mop and rinsed clean with the spinner and a truck mounted cleaning system. Air movers are used to speed up the drying process.  Once the surface is completely dry, a finish will be applied twice to give the concrete a really solid appearance and shine.  If the concrete is unfinished, a pre-spray covers the entire surface, enabling the cleaning agents to soak in and really break down the soil. I scrub the floor using a buffer and heavy grit brush to give the surface the best agitation possible.  In the final step, the spinner connected to the truck mounted cleaning system rinses the concrete with very high pressure and heat to ensure all of the soil is removed.

Strip & Wax VCT: Please refer to residential cleaning section on description of this service. Services Offered

i)      Residential

(1)   Carpet Cleaning

(2)   Oriental Rug Cleaning

(3)   Area Rug Cleaning

(4)   Upholstery Cleaning

(5)   Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

(6)   Tile & Grout /Cleaning & Sealing

(7)   Pet Odor Removal

(8)   Water Damage Restoration

(9)   Carpet Stretching & Repairs

(10) Strip & Wax VCT

ii)     Commercial

(1)   Carpet Cleaning

(2)   Upholstery Cleaning

(3)   Tile & Grout Cleaning

(4)   Concrete Cleaning

c)     Strip & Wax VCT Services Offered

i)      Residential

(1)   Carpet Cleaning

(2)   Oriental Rug Cleaning

(3)   Area Rug Cleaning

(4)   Upholstery Cleaning

(5)   Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

(6)   Tile & Grout /Cleaning & Sealing

(7)   Pet Odor Removal

(8)   Water Damage Restoration

(9)   Carpet Stretching & Repairs

(10) Strip & Wax VCT

ii)     Commercial

(1)   Carpet Cleaning

(2)   Upholstery Cleaning

(3)   Tile & Grout Cleaning

(4)   Concrete Cleaning

(5)   Strip & Wax VCT

 

 


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