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Carpet Cleaning

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

When was the last time you had your carpet cleaned?  It is one thing to vacuum your carpet to keep them clean and keep up the appearance of your home.   But it is another, to have your carpets professionally cleaned is so much more than appearance, it can help with health benefits.  Carpet can retain several sources of pollutants, dander, allergens, and everyday dirt and dust. There is different methods of carpet cleaning and different levels of aggressiveness. 

Bonnet Cleaning is the least aggressive cleaning method and is usually used for areas that are lightly soiled.  This method is the most effective on low-cut pile or low-level carpets.  How this method works is the carpets are sprayed lightly with one of SERVPRO’s professional cleaning products.  A roto with an absorbent pad attached to the drive block is then used to agitate and absorb the dissolved soils.  Bonnet cleaned carpets are dry within 30 minutes to an hour. 

Hot Water Extraction is considered to be effective for light to moderate soil levels. A portable extractor or a truck mount is used in the hot water extraction process. The cleaning product is then heated and pumped through a solution heater, and pressure pump, and then is introduced to the carpet through the hose to the carpet wand.   Extracted cleaning wastes are collected in a waste holding tank. Some extractors have pump-out systems enabling cleaning waste to be pumped directly into a toilet or other access to the sewer system. This speeds up production since you do not have to stop and empty the waste recovery tank. Hot Water Extraction cleaned carpets usually dry in 6-12 hours. 

Deluxe Precondition and Rinse is effective in moderate to heavy soiling.  As in hot water extraction, a portable or truck mount extractor is used. However, in the deluxe preconditioner and rinse process, the cleaning product, Pre-Spray & Traffic Lane Cleaner, is sprayed onto the carpet and allowed to dwell from 10 to 15 minutes before extraction. The additional dwell time is one of the reasons this method is a restorative method.  After proper dwell time, the pre-spray along with the dissolved and emulsified soils are rinsed and extracted from the carpet with plain water or a solution of Fabric Rinse and Color Set.  Deluxe Precondition and Rise cleaned carpets usually dry in 6-12 hours. 

Rotary Jet Extraction is the same as the deluxe preconditioner and rinse method except the RX-20 is used instead of a carpet wand. The additional agitation provided by the RX-20 improves cleaning and makes this method very effective in heavy soiling conditions.  Rotary jet extraction is faster and less tiring for the operator than using a carpet wand.  Rotary Jet Extraction cleaned carpet usually drys in 6-12 hours.

Show Case is effective in the heaviest of soil conditions and is mostly used in fire damage restoration.  This is a two-step process – cleaning the carpet twice.  First shampoo the carpet with the roto. Showcase Cleaner and Rinse acts as a water softener and improves emulsion of greasy soils. A critical aspect of adding Showcase Cleaner and Rinse to the shampoo is to make it easier to rinse out the soils and residues. The Showcase method is safe for all generations of nylon carpets.  Showcase cleaned carpets are usually dry in 4-6 hours.

Call SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque today (505) 503-8627 to schedule your carpet cleaning.

Experts In Cleaning

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

We know that the global coronavirus pandemic has been hard on all of us.  SERVPRO would like to remind our customers and the community that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque has incorporated specialized training.  We are prepared to clean and disinfect residential or commercial establishments according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  SERVPRO has many years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants.  We go above and beyond the scope of work that a normal janitorial service performs on a daily basis. 

SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque adheres to CDC guidelines of cleaning of high-touched surfaces such as; counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables.  Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces includes but is not limited to kitchen/food areas, bathrooms, schools/classrooms, offices, retail space, water fountains, shelving/racks, sales counters, carpets/rugs, handrails, elevator, escalators, playground equipment, fitness equipment, or specialized equipment.

The CDC recommends usage of labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus.  Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims.  While there is not currently a specific product tested against the strains of coronavirus, SERVPRO follows all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

If you or someone you know needs a COVID cleaning and sanitation, please call the experts at SERVPRO of Northwest of Albuquerque at (505) 503-8627.  There is no job too big or too small we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Lets' clean it up!

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Carpets and tile flooring are one of the easiest things to dirty around any type of frequently visited places, even more so when there are pets. Not only are the floors something that get dirty but after some time your house or business can become very dusty and dirty without you even knowing. Has your carpet ever been so dirty you have no idea how to clean it? Has your tile been dull and not to its' full potential? Are you looking to move out and leave a clean and disinfected home?

NO WORRIES! We have got you covered. Here at SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque we have the equipment necessary to leave your home looking almost brand new, like it never even got dirty! Having carpets or your floor being extremely dirty can leave people being hesitant about being around it. Make sure you keep the area you spend most time at feeling nice and clean!