RUG AND CARPET CLEANING
There are two ways of cleaning carpet:
Carpet Steam cleaning, a real clean, a deep clean
Special Carpet Cleaning solutions are applied to the carpet and then rinsed (extracted) using warm or hot water. This process removes the dirt and detergents leaving the carpet free of chemical residues and retaining its stain resistant properties. Would you wash and not Rinse?
Carpets that have been steam cleaned are cleaner and stay cleaner longer
Carpet Steam Cleaning is the process recommended by all of the fibre producers and all major carpet manufacturers.
Carpet Dry cleaning, a chemical surface clean.
Cleaning chemicals, detergents, deodorants and optical brighteners, are applied to the carpet using a brush or rotating pad. While some of the dirt is transferred to the brush or pad. The carpet appears brighter and cleaner, but most of the dirt has just been rubbed in, spread around, or disguised by the optical brighteners and deodorants. Chemical residues remain on the carpet after “dry cleaning”. This is bad environmentally and destroys the stain resistance of the carpet. Stains will often reappear.
Optical brighteners cause damage to some carpets especially wool.
Some of the companies offering carpet dry cleaning actually bring “Carpet Steam Cleaning” machinery to the job. On arrival they will attempt to convert you to “Steam Cleaning”.
Dry Cleaners sometimes refer to mysterious vapours, Dry Steam, or various forms of electrical energy , or imply that electrons attached to dirt are magnetically removed from the carpet using electrical energy or some mystical force. It’s nonsense.
Kirbys Carpet Cleaning always cleans carpets according to the carpet or furniture manufacturer’s specifications. We only use solutions that are compatible with wool and stain resistant Nylon carpet. We do not use any chemicals or solutions that will damage the carpet , the residents or cause rapid re soiling.