Professional Carpet Cleaning methods
There are four basic methods for cleaning carpet:
Carpet Shampoo Method
The theory in the shampoo method is to generate a lot of foam in the carpet, allow this foam to dry, have the resulting residue attract the soil and vacuum up the residue and soil the next day.
Carpet shampoo products must have the following characteristics which dictate their ingredients:
- Very high foam levels to reduce wetting.
- Very stable foam.
- High lubricity to reduce damage to the carpet fibers from the brushes.
- Dry to a non-sticky residue.
Therefore, a carpet shampoo must contain a very foamy chemical. The most common ingredient is sodium lauryl sulfate or one of its relatives. Sometime when you're taking a shower or bath, look at the ingredient statement on your hair shampoo bottle. It will say "Contains sodium lauryl sulfate" or some similar wording. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and its relatives exhibit a very high and very stable foam and are only fair detergents. The problem is that they dry to a soft, sticky residue which will cause resoiling.
Because of the resoiling problem, carpet shampoos will frequently also have an anti-resoiling additive such as a resin to reduce this resoiling tendency.
Because shampoos are actually very poor detergents and basically simply bury the dirt, they frequently also contain high levels of optical brighteners which take invisible ultraviolet light and convert it to visible light, thus making the carpet appear cleaner and brighter than it really is, for a while. It will eventually give the carpet a yellow cast and the yellow cannot be removed.
Two primary types of machines are used for this process:
- Cylindrical Foam
- Rotary Shampoo
The Cylindrical Foam Shampoo machine uses an air compressor to create dry foam before the foam is applied to the carpet and the carpet is then agitated with a revolving cylindrical brush which combs the foam through carpet pile. This method will leave dirt trapped in the carpet pile. Carpet must be thoroughly vacuumed before and after cleaning.
The Rotary Shampoo method uses an ordinary rotary floor machine (the same kind used for stripping wax), sprays shampoo onto the carpet...what is the shopping challenge how to secure online shopping where can i find my google shopping list which one is the best online shopping app how to make shopping cheaper when is late night shopping in hanley stoke on trent what is a wishlist online shopping how to setup a shopping cart how safe is shopping on wish how big is silverburn shopping centre what shops are open in merry hill shopping centre where is westfield shopping centre london why does primark not have online shopping what to wear for shopping trip what are the rules for shopping in asda how to make a shopping cart in dreamweaver cs5 why shopping local is important how long to move house how does capital one shopping make money where does ocado shopping come from how to reduce shopping bill which supermarket is best for online shopping when to go dress shopping how does instagram shopping work where can you buy shopping trolleys how much does food shopping cost for one person what are the requirements for instagram shopping how far is newport shopping centre from the train station how to take a baby shopping how to find coupon codes for online shopping what is a mews house when will shopping centres open again how to add your store to google shopping how do i setup a shopping cart on my website what makes a customer shopping experience seamless what is google shopping app purchase