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Carpet and area rugs can contain the greatest concentration of pollutants, biogenic agents, and foreign substances as compared to any other area or surface in your home. Bacteria, mold, dust and pet allergens, and solid and liquid wastes are just a few of the items that can be found trapped in carpet fibers. Our carpet cleaning process penetrates deep in the pile for quick and thorough extraction restoring colors, and staying cleaner longer.
- Did you know that the carpet manufacturing industry recommends household carpets be cleaned every 12 to 18 months?
- And that the frequency of carpet cleaning is affected by the number of residents, amount of activity in the household, and the lightness or darkness of the carpet color?
When carpets become overly soiled, they may become irreversibly damaged. By cleaning your carpets more frequently, the cleaning will be easier and more successful. A common myth is that your carpets will get dirtier if you clean them before it is absolutely necessary.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Versus “Do-It-Yourself” Cleaning:
The prevalence of DIY carpet cleaning machines, available at most grocery stores or home improvement centers, is a tempting solution for most home owners when carpet cleaning is needed. What home owners do not realize is that many potential problems can occur from using rental carpet cleaning equipment such as yellowing, over-wetting, damage to carpet fibers, re-soiling, and overuse of cleaning products.
Duraclean Has Offered “Flower Fresh” Cleaning Since 1930, And Are Pioneers Of The Fabric And Carpet Cleaning Industry.
Using highly specialized equipment and cleaning products, certified Duraclean technicians can professionally sanitize your carpets and area rugs. We guarantee the following:
- Integrity with consistent, professional service
- Customer satisfaction – we are there for you!
- 24/7 service
- No subcontracting
- Free verbal estimates and no hidden charges
- Hartford’s ONLY wool safe service provider
Every one of our technicians is Institute of Inspection, Carpet, and Restoration (IICRC) certified in carpet cleaning, and Duraclean is an IICRC certified firm. The majority of carpet manufactures around the world, including the largest of all Shaw Industries, mandates that an IICRC certified firm and IICRC certified technicians perform any cleaning so as to not void carpet warranties. This last point is critical as it is not enough to just hire a certified firm; the technician must also be certified otherwise your carpet warranty would be voided. When any carpet cleaner comes to your home, he or she should present an IICRC certified card with his or her name on it to prove he or she is a trained and knowledgeable technician.
In addition to our IICRC status, Duraclean’s equipment and chemistry has earned the Carpet and Rug Institutes (CRI) Seal Of Approval (SOA), an additional requirement for your carpet warranty to be honored.
Our Services Include:
- Powerful, van-mounted extraction system to remove more soil and allergens
- Environmentally safe cleaning solutions
- Trained, tested, and certified technicians
- Furniture moving and blocking available
- Carpet deodorization from pet odors and urine
- Spot cleaning for severe stains
- Carpet color correction
- Generalized deodorization
Our Specialized Solutions For Every Carpet Cleaning Need
Responsible Care ™ Hypo-Allergenic Cleaning products are perfect for allergy sufferers. These products are derived from renewable seed and vegetable sources, and contain no perfumes, phosphates, hazardous VOC solvents, or other hazardous ingredients.
Cylindrical Foam Shampoo Machine uses an air compressor to create dry foam before the foam is applied to the carpet. The carpet is then agitated with a revolving cylindrical brush thay combs the foam through carpet pile.
Rotary Shampoo Method uses a rotary floor machine (the same kind used for stripping wax) to spray shampoo onto the carpet from a dispensing tank. A rotary brush then agitates the detergent into a foam.
Bonnet Shampooing for carpet maintenance uses a rotary or oscillating brush adapted with stiff bristles with wet, damp or dry pads. The carpet can be sprayed with the cleaning solution and/or the pads can be soaked in the cleaning solution.
Hot Water Extraction Method uses a truck-mounted vacuum system that removes ground-in dirt and debris that may or may not be visible to the naked eye. This specialized system leaves no leftover soapy residue meaning you can say goodbye to dirt, allergens, dust mites and other microscopic pollutants that collect in your carpet.
Encapsulation Carpet Cleaning is best suited for commercial carpets where short down times are necessary. Carpets can be placed back into service in as quickly as an hour. A encapsulation product is applied before it is scrubbed. Dirt and soil is surrounded, or encapsulated, by the cleaning solution for later removal. Vacuuming after drying is necessary for encapsulated soil to be removed.
When You Call Upon Us For A Carpet Cleaning, You Can Be Guaranteed That We Will Perform The Following Steps:
- Groom (Rake carpet to open pile for cleaning)
- Remove remaining spots*
- Re-Apply Carpet Protection*
- Groom (Rake carpet to open pile for drying)
- Placement of furniture onto Foam Blocks or Pads
*additional cost may apply
The drying time can be accelerated using fans or air conditioning. Just be sure to leave the protective pads or blocks in place until the carpet and furniture are completely dry to avoid any possible transfer of color.
Carpets and Area Rugs Often Experience the Following Problems
Wear: Carpet has a reduction in pile fiber density. Carpet may appear darker in traffic lanes due to normal wear and abrasion, even after cleaning.
Matting: Carpet fibers are pushed down and tangled.
Delamination: Carpet fibers and backing have separated. This can be caused by age or use. If found in newer carpets, this may be a manufacturer defect. (Note: Water damage to carpet can also cause delamination)
Crimp Loss: Fibers appear longer because the crimp (either natural or manmade) is lost. This can be caused by exposure, vacuuming, traffic, etc. Crimping adds bulk in fibers.
Pile reversal: This happens when fibers change direction in the carpet, and can appear to make the carpet darker or lighter in the same area.
Watermarking: When fiber direction changes, and the light reflection varies. This happens mostly with dense carpets, creating a texture change in the pile.
Shedding: The release of short, loose fibers and lint shear from carpet pile.
Crushing: The packing down of yarns that lack resiliency, especially olefin fibers.
Filter soiling: Dark lines along the walls and under doors are associated with air pollution, and may permanently alter the appearance of the carpet.
Pooling: A texture change in pile that appear as confined and round distortions in traffic areas, especially with wool carpets.
Fume fading: This comes about due to sunlight or other light sources removing color form the carpet (usually the color red), or from soils that affect the dyes.
Pulled tufts: Tufts that are pulled from latex backing need to be re-glued or clipped from carpet.
Installer Error: There are too many installer errors to mention them all, but a few common ones include: improper installation of tack strip; not stretching the carpet properly (using a power stretcher); dimensional stability (the ability of carpet to retain its size and shape after installation) is compromised.
Note: Some of the above terms can interchanged, depending on the specific carpet concern.
Area Rug Cleaning
Let the professional experts at Duraclean handle all of your area rug.
We are proud to be Hartford’s First and Only WOOLSAFE service provider.
What does WOOLSAFE mean to you?
All rugs are cleaned at our in-plant facility. Our professionally trained and certified service providers have knowledge and experience to give your area rugs the care they deserve.
We use on WOOLSAFE approved products ensuring the highest quality safest cleaning of your area rug.
- Through vacuuming and dusting of rugs to remove embedded soil
- Pre-test each rug to ensure dye stability and structure integrity
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