Month: December 2012

 

When Do I Need Professional Upholstery Cleaning?

Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning, Furniture CleaningMost retail stores try to up sell their customers into purchasing after care products for their upholstery when they purchase it.   Items such as cleaners, conditioners, and protectants can be a profit builder for retail outlets.  However they often fail when it comes to actually giving them instructions on upholstery cleaning.

Having a proper upholstery cleaning maintenance schedule will insure that you get the most out of your investments.  At Super Steamer we work to educate our customers and general consumers on coming up with a proper upholstery cleaning schedule for their furniture based on their individual needs.

According to the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, Certification) your furniture should be professionally cleaned every 12 to 24 months.  This number can change depending on the usage, and soiling conditions.  Also homes that are inhabited with people with medical conditions such as respiratory issues, or allergies may want to have their textiles cleaned on a more consistent basis.

Like carpet, upholstery is known to filter dust and other air particles and house them in it’s porous material.  A proper cleaning regiment will insure that these particles do not do long term damage to the fibers of your furniture.  Soils can scratch the surface of the fibers and make them reflect light differently making areas look worn and dull.

Super Steamer has the ability to remove these dry soils, oil contaminates, and other stains without letting them get back into the air which would cause a potential indoor environmental pollution issue.  We  do this through our state of the art upholstery cleaning system that takes all the contaminated matter and transports straight to our contained holding system mounted into our work van.

Contact us today to set up a free in person quote for all of your professional upholstery cleaning needs.

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Carpet Cleaning Cost?

Professional, residential carpet cleaning cost is 15 to 55 cents a square foot,

Carpet Cleaning Cost, New Sapphire Scientific Truck Mounted Carpet Cleaner

Super Steamers State of the Art Equipment.

There are many companies that claim to be professional that charge much less.  I have seen companies charge as little as 10 cents a square foot.  While this seems like a great deal for the consumer, there really is no way that it can be.  These companies are cutting corners somewhere, and some of them have no idea what they are doing.There is more to cleaning carpet than just spraying some chemicals and rinsing it with water.  There is a lot of chemistry involved in it.  A pre-spray with a pH of over 10 will void a warranty on a 5th generation synthetic carpet (synthetics make up most of the residential carpets).  At Super Steamer we use a pre-spray that has a pH of between 9.5 and 10.  It also has a citrus-based solvent to help break down oils.  I worked for a company that used a 12 pH on both residential and commercial carpet. So if calling around always ask what the pH of their pre-spray is.  If it is over 10 pH or they don’t know I recommend calling someone else.

Once a pre-spray is applied you can’t simply rinse it with water and call it complete.  If the carpet is left in an alkaline state it will attract dirt and re-soil quickly (alkaline chemicals attract dirt).  At Super Steamer we use a fiber rinse that has polymer technology.  This rinses the alkaline from the fibers to leave it at a neutral pH.  The polymers coat the fibers to prevent re-soiling and problems with stains wicking back to the surface.  Again while working for another company pre Super Steamer I witnessed the use of laundry detergent as a rinse agent.  Make sure the cleaner you hire has the right tools for the job.

At Super Steamer we believe in giving an above average cleaning experience, for an average price.

Carpet Cleaning at Super Steamer

  • Technicians trained to the IICRC standard, wearing a shirt and tie
  • Corner guards to protect your paint and trim
  • Vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum
  • Pre-spray application (9.5 to 10 pH)
  • Carpet grooming to bring soils to the surface and spread chemicals evenly
  • Spot cleaning (red stain techniques, and odor removal available for
    additional charge)
  • Hot water extraction using a state of the art truck mounted cleaning machine
  • Rinse agent with polymer technology and an odor counteracting deodorizer
  • Carpet Protector available at an additional charge

At Super Steamer we truly believe in PROFESSIONAL CLEANING FOR PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE!

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