Identify Your Carpet / Flooring
First, let’s find out what type of carpet you have.
Glen Smith is our operations manager at Property Services Unlimited and the man to identify your carpet. Carpet construction consists of tufted, woven, needle punched & fusion bonded, check out this article Glen recently published:
“If you are unsure of what your carpet is made up of, the easiest way to identify a fibre when you are called to clean a carpet is by making a ‘flame or a a burn test’. Go to a corner of the room and trim off a piece of fibre with sharp scissors. Take outside the building and using a pair of tweezers with a fibre clamped at the end, ignite the sample with a cigarette lighter. If the sample turns to ash, it will be a natural fibre (wool, jute, etc). If the sample has melted into a bead then you have a synthetic fibre (nylon, acrylic, polypropylene). Polypropylene carpet fibres also float in water as they are made out of oil. After identifying the fibre, the next step would be to know what chemicals and cleaning method best suit. Some new type of fibres being introduced into the market including polyester are made from recycled plastic bottles”
Glen has a wealth of knowledge, having specialised in flooring for over 10 years.. He regularly writes articles for Inclean and solves flooring challenges throughout Hamilton and the Waikato region.
Your next stage is to know which chemicals to use to get the best result when cleaning your carpet. This is why you need our technicians, because we ensure that we are all qualified by IICRC and our ‘in-house’ training are the essential in achieving best results for you.