Residential Carpet Cleaning
Make your carpet beautiful. Again.
A note about filtration soiling:
If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear on the carpet. This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build-up has occurred.
Filtration Soiling (Those ugly black lines around the baseboards and under doorways)
This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can be achieved. Please note that there may be an additional charge for heavy filtration soiling removal. Call Carpet Max now for a free phone consultation and estimate. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting and baseboards on a regular basis.
Our 13 step residential carpet cleaning process:
- Step 1: Pre-Inspection
- Step 2: Pre-vacuum
- Step 3: Furniture Moving
- Step 4: Pre-Spray
- Step 5: Pre-spot
- Step 6: Agitation
- Step 7: Soil Extraction and Rinse
- Step 8: Neutralizer
- Step 9: Post Spot
- Step 10: Apply Carpet Protector (optional)
- Step 11: Post Groom
- Step 12: Speed Dry
- Step 13: Post Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will walk through your home with you to visually inspect the carpet. They will identify potential permanent stains and give you an evaluation of expected results.
Your carpet is pre-vacuumed to remove the dry, loose particulate. This is a very important step to insure total soil removal.
Even our pricing includes moving smaller items like dining room table chairs and coffee tables. Beds, dressers, and heavier pieces are left in place under our regular pricing structure. If you would like heavier pieces moved, we will be happy to add that option to the quote before we start any work.
A pre-conditioning agent is applied to the carpet to break down traffic area soil and general spots for a more thorough cleaning.
Difficult spots are pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.
Depending on level of soiling, a professional carpet groomer or power scrubber is used to further loosen the soil.
The carpet is then thoroughly rinsed with a powerful extraction cleaning system without over wetting the carpet or leaving a sticky residue behind.
This is actually done during the extraction process. Every carpet that we clean is pH balanced so that there is no sticky residue left behind. This also leaves your carpet feeling softer.
Any spots or stains still remaining will get extra treatment with the proper specialty spotting solution.
Carpet Protector assists carpet in repelling stains and dry soil. Unprotected carpet is more vulnerable to permanent staining and can re-soil quicker. Not re-applying protector may void some manufacturers warranties.
Your carpet is groomed with a professional groomer so that the pile of your carpet is standing tall when we leave. Post grooming helps the carpet pile dry faster and in the right position.
High velocity air movers are placed on the carpet immediately after cleaning to promote faster drying.
Our technicians will walk through your home with you to point out the cleaning results to make sure that you are completely thrilled with our work.