Carpet Cleaning

The Basics of Carpet Cleaning…

Malibu Carpet Cleaning Commercial Pre-vacuum:
 Dry soil is removed by a thorough vacuuming. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in cleaning.

Furniture Moving: Our regular pricing includes moving sofas, chairs, tables and smaller items. Beds, dressers, and heavier pieces are left in place under our regular pricing structure. For commercial jobs, chairs and desk mats that are removable are moved. Desks, file cabinets, and heavier furniture is left in place under our regular pricing structure. Any residential or commercial job can be customized to fit your needs. A specialist can quote exactly what the cost would be to move each piece.

Prespray: A preconditioning agent is applied to emulsify the traffic area soil and general spots.

Prespot: Special solutions made for specific spots are applied to each spot to break it down and prepare it for extraction.

Manual Pregrooming: A professional carpet groomer is used to further loosen the soil.

Rotary Cleaning: For traffic areas that have a significant amount of distortion or soiling, a rotary machine will be used to thoroughly loosen the soil.

Carpet CleaningTruckmounted Hot Water Extraction: The carpet is thoroughly rinsed with a powerful truckmounted system. The rinse agent is flushed through the pile and being immediately vacuumed with the powerful suction of our state-of-the art truckmounted machinery (the Powermatic Legacy 2000). Since the soil is pre-emulsified and loosened, the pressure used is lower than other companies, therefore not over wetting the carpet.

Neutralizer: Every carpet that we cleaned is pH balanced so that there is no sticky residue left behind. This treatment is used as a rinse or applied after the rinse depending on soiling condition.

Deodorizer: A mild deodorizer is added to the rinse agent. Our deodorizers are not overbearing. The deodorizer will simply add a pleasant scent.

General Spotting: Normal food and beverage spots are attempted to be removed. General spotting is described as spots not requiring special cleaning solutions or special spotting procedures.

Specialty Spotting: We stock 22 specialty spot removal products on our vans to attempt removal of urine, red dye spots, yellowing, filtration soiling, etc.

Dry Bonnet: A thick, absorbent cotton pad is used on a rotary machine to absorb additional moisture, therefore promoting a faster drying time. This technique is not used in all situations.

Speed Dry: A high velocity air mover is placed on the carpet immediately after cleaning to promote faster drying. By using the dry bonnet and air movers, we get the fastest drying time in the industry for the level of soil that we remove.

Post Grooming: The carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of the carpet is standing tall when we leave. The carpet will dry in this position. Grooming also helps distribute pockets of moisture and assist in the fast drying process as well.

…Special Carpet Treatments…

Red Wine SpillDuPont Teflon Carpet Protector: When carpeting is made, it has two protective properties. One is a “dye blocker” or “stain resist” property. This is simply a clear dye that fills in the empty dye sites, so that it is difficult for a spill or spot to penetrate the fiber. The second is a “soil resistor” like 3M Scotchgard or Dupont Teflon. This is a product that is sprayed on the yarn and baked on at a high temperature. This helps to resist against common dry soil, and to act as a barrier between the spill and the dye blocker. After a period of about 2 to 3 years, depending on traffic, the soil resistor wears off and needs to be reapplied. After applying DuPont Teflon to the carpet, more dry soil will be removed with vacuuming. Most spots will be removed with just water.

Urine Odor Removal: We have two Treatments available. 1). Minor Odor Treatment (NOT GUARANTEED). We will saturate affected areas with an enzyme. It usually helps the odor somewhat and is a good alternative to a costly Major Odor Treatment. 2). Major Odor Treatment (GUARANTEED). The process involves pulling up the carpet in the affected area, cleaning the backing, removing the padding, treating the sub-floor, replacing the pad, treating the backing of the carpet with a special odor barrier and treating the pile of the carpet with an enzyme. This process is highly effective.

Carpet Re-stretching and Repair: After a period of a few years, depending on soiling, traffic and installation, a carpet will need to be re-stretched. If you have “buckles” in your carpet, then it needs to be stretched. This condition is caused be the relaxing of the backing as the carpet is walked on. We use a power stretcher to get your carpet as tight or tighter than when it was new. If you should have holes, seams coming apart or any other damage to your carpet, an expert carpet repair can be done for you.

…Upholstery Cleaning…

Upholstery and Fabric CleaningFabric Cleaning: We can clean any type of fiber whether it be man made or natural. We carry a variety of effective cleaning procedures for upholstery. Generally each fabric is pre-vacuumed, pre-sprayed, and rinsed. Our pre-sprays and rinse agents range from completely water free to special low moisture tools. Our technicians are some of the best upholstery cleaners in the city. After testing the fabric for colorfastness, they will determine exactly how your piece should be cleaned.

Ultra Seal Fine Fabric Protector: After the fabric is cleaned, it will need to be protected. Ultra Seal is a water free protector that offers excellent protection against spillage.

…In-Plant Oriental Rug Cleaning…

For a thorough cleaning of your fine rugs, Environmental has a very effective rug cleaning facility. To clean an Oriental rug properly, it should be cleaned in an environment where it can be properly dried. We clean rugs from all over the world. The process in which we clean is as follows: A pile lifter and vacuum is used to remove as much dry soil as possible. The rug is then sprayed with a preconditioning agent and shampooed with Oriental Rug Shampoo. After thoroughly rinsing the rug and cleaning the fringe, the rug is hung to dry in our controlled dry room.

…On-Location Drapery Fresh…

Now the dust and dirt can be removed from your drapes without being removed from the windows. Our unique process is effective and inexpensive. The drapes are thoroughly vacuumed. They are then cleaned with a dry-cleaning sponge. This low liquid sponge technique absorbs dirt, dust, and pollens that have settled in the drapes. The drapes are then misted lightly with Drapery Fresh which displaces oily soils.

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