Most types of residual income are well sought after – things like royalties, banking interest, financial retainers, or stocks – but when it comes to your carpet, residual income is something to avoid. Especially with rental equipment and often with other DIY efforts, the cleaning solutions used are not extracted properly from your carpet fibers. They often leave behind chemicals or a film that eventually manifests after the carpet dries.
This has also been known to happen with low-grade commercial equipment, as well as the method being used for cleaning. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to the cleaning method, quality of equipment, and the quality of cleaning solutions being used to clean your carpet.
There are five types of carpet cleaning methods:
- Hot water extraction
- Absorbent compound (“dry cleaning”)
- Bonnet Cleaning
- Carpet Shampooing
You might be interested in more details on each of these methods. Don’t worry, we will cover them in a later post. But for now, it’s important to know that carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction for their products (also known as your carpet). The main reason is that other carpet cleaning methods simply aren’t as thorough as hot water extraction. Preferred Carpet Care uses hot water extraction along with powerful suction from vehicle-mounted equipment to make sure no residue is left behind. Also, using the method recommended by your carpet manufacturer ensures that its warranty remains valid.
Some companies use low-quality or older equipment, typically so they can justify a lower cost in their services. But remember, the reason that it’s low-quality equipment is because its cleaning quality is exactly that: low. In many cases, the extraction method is lacking enough power to remove the residue, if it even has an extraction method at all.
As such, be sure to ask the manufacturer, rental company, or professional cleaning service questions about their equipment. Make sure they can give you a detailed explanation of their equipment, how it works, and listen for points on the extraction process. Preferred Carpet Care uses high-end water extraction equipment with powerful suction for our carpet cleaning tasks. If you want to know more about the model, style, or specifications on our equipment, please feel free to call us for more information.
No matter how powerful the suction, no matter how experienced the operator, no matter how hot the water, it’s impossible to remove absolutely 100% of any cleaning solution. However, our process regularly gets within a fraction of a percent from that mark. Preferred Carpet Care uses hot water, powerful suction, and meticulous operation to flush out and remove dirt, debris, and any leftover residue. Not only that, but our chosen cleaning solutions are family-friendly, making sure that whatever might be left behind will not have any negative effect on your loved ones.
Granted, you might have further questions about our methods, equipment, or cleaning solutions. We wholeheartedly encourage you to ask us about them. Please give us a call at 530-243-8400 or schedule a free consultation online. Put us to the test, so we can help you keep the bad kind of residual income out of your carpet.
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On September 3, 2020