Identify Your Carpet / Flooring
First, let’s find out what type of carpet you have.
The first step requires that we identify your carpet. Carpet construction consists of tufted, woven, needle punched & fusion bonded, check out this article excerpt:
“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 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 methods are best suited for the type of carpet. Some of the new types of fibres being introduced into the market including polyester are made from recycled plastic bottles”
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 is essential in achieving the best results for you.