This depends entirely on the type of equipment used by a company, the thoroughness of the service as well as the level of training the cleaning technicians have had...If using Hot Water Extraction (HWE) – sometimes referred to as steam cleaning – your carpets can be
completely dry in as quick as an hour or two if your home is of a reasonable temperature.
But, if you choose to hire a cut-price company using budget equipment, it can take as long as a day or two (which brings the associated risks over over-wetting carpets).
In our case, your carpets will normally be relatively dry when leaving your property due to the powerful suction of our carpet cleaning machine, the use of twin heating devices to ensure our water is very hot, multiple drying stokes and our use of turbo dryers where needed.
Again, the risk of shrinkage is usually correlated with underpowered equipment, incorrect procedures and untrained technicians. If the
hot water extraction machine is cheap and too small, then it will lack the power to remove most of the excess water which means
your carpet may either shrink or expand (causing loose, rippled carpets), this may also occur with the do-it-yourself carpet cleaning machines available for hire. Over-wetting, long drying times, low temprature settings, along with use of inappropriate chemicals,
are the hazards associated with using an unqualified, uninsured operator.
The act of shrinking is caused by the jute base on which the carpet fibres are woven into becoming wet. This causes it to swell and expand needing more space, and therefore putting pressure on the structure.
How can carpet shrinkage be avoided?
The answer is to choose a professional carpet cleaning company, such as Carpet Pro, who have extensive experience in cleaning all types of carpets, is reliable and uses top class equipment and products. Carpet Pro has undergone extensive training, our head technician has over 10 years of experience, we are a proud member of the Woolsafe Organisation and we provide a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.
No. Dirt is an abrasive-like sand paper. Every time you step on your carpet, you grind dirt into your carpet fibers. This cuts the fibers causing them to wear out faster. A dirty carpet will not last nearly as long as a carpet cleaned regularly. While regular vacuuming is extremely important, it is simply not enough. So, the longer you wait to have your carpets cleaned, the more damage you do to your carpet and the faster it wears out. And you know how expensive it is to replace carpet.
Yes. As you probably know outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and hundreds of other chemicals.
When your family enters your home, you draw those pollens, bacteria, and chemicals into your home as well as carrying them in on your clothing and shoes. Not surprisingly, all those contaminants wind up, you guessed it in your carpet. You also have interior sources of pollution. Cooking oils, heating system soot, millions of dust mites, their carcasses, and feces are just piling up in your carpeting.
Tobacco smoke contains 4000 different chemicals 43 of which cause cancer. Even when you don’t smoke, those chemicals get on your shoes and get tracked onto your carpet. If you’re sensitive to cigarette smoke, you may find you’ll breathe easier after you hire the right company to remove those harmful chemicals of your carpet. Many of our customers who have allergies, asthma, emphysema, and other breathing problems have noticed a dramatic improvement in their breathing after a thorough carpet cleaning.
No. You can choose from two primary methods: Dry cleaning or hot water extraction.
Wools of New Zealand have set up an Approved WoolCare Technician network of the most highly trained carpet care technicians in New Zealand. We are ecstatic that we have been chosen to be a part of this dynamic network. Wools of New Zealand specialise in both wool and synthetic carpets and recommend hot water extraction which forces a hot water cleaning solution under high pressure into the carpet and then sucks it back out. This method is also referred to as steam cleaning though steam is not used.
As a consumer, you can choose from two types: portable extraction which is done with a small machine or truck mount extraction which means the large cleaning machine is mounted inside a truck or van. Not surprisingly, most truck mounted units clean much better because the water is heated to a much higher temperature and shoots the cleaning solution into the carpet at a much higher pressure. That, in turn, breaks up the dirt, oils, bacteria and pollens. Then a very powerful suction draws the dirt out of the carpet.
At Carpet Pro, we also pre-treat your carpet with powerful traffic lane cleaners prior to the basic cleaning. Doing so will suspend the ground in soils so your carpet comes out much cleaner after the normal cleaning process.
Not true. Many companies own hot water extraction equipment but hire ill-trained employees who don’t know how to use them properly. You probably know someone who’s bought the latest computer but didn’t know how to use it for a year or more. The same is true with carpet cleaning.
The best carpet cleaning companies are those that have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification known as the IICRC. A carpet cleaning company can not buy this certification. The carpet cleaner must earn this certification through study, experience, and the successful completion of formal written examinations. Cleaners who are certified by the IICRC have, in effect, earned degrees in carpet, upholstery, or other fields of cleaning and restoration services. Certified technicians are thoroughly trained in proper cleaning procedures and spot removal techniques.
If the technician is not properly trained, your carpets won’t get properly cleaned.
Maybe, but this is not normally the case. Here are two important points to consider :
Make sure you know exactly what’s included in the price quote. A thorough hot water extraction cleaning with pre-treatment, for example, is going to cost more than hiring someone who uses a small shampooer on your carpets.
Next, be wary of any super low advertised specials. If they sound too good to be true, they usually are. So before you buy, be sure you know exactly what the offer includes and, just as important, what it doesn’t include. Don't forget that Carpet Cleaners run a business, if the price is too low the cleaning may be rushed, the products used could be on the cheap side, inadequate and could even damage or lower the life-span of your carpets.
I’d be happy to answer your questions, provide you with a cost estimate over the phone, or come to your home and give you a free quotation without obligation or sales pressure of any kind. To reach me call my company Carpet Pro - Cleaning & Repairs on 06 353 0406 and/or visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/CarpetPro.
Before I got into the carpet industry I was skeptical too. So, in addition to dedicating my business to consumer education, I do one more thing as well. I guarantee my work.
That’s right I fully guarantee every carpet and upholstery cleaning job as well as all the carpet repairs that we do!
If you’re not happy with our work, we’ll organise a time to return to your home and make things right. What could be more fair?
We offer one off and regular maintenance programs for commercial facility maintenance of carpets and upholstery.
Carpet cleaning, repairs and Microseal protection in your home. We also clean all fabric upholstery items and rugs.
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Here at Carpet Pro we love our work and have a real passion for our industry.
We take pride in our work and are only satisfied once we have offered the best service available.
We treat each client and their homes with respect.
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