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Our 10 Step Carpet Cleaning Specification

STEP 1: Inspection / Survey 

  • Soiling: Check depth of soil & signs of permanent staining.

  • Fixings: Poor fixings may increase risk of shrinkage

  • Seams: Poorly jointed seams may split during cleaning through water or heat.

  • Backings: Type of backing may influence the method of cleaning. Some backings are prone to shrinkage.

From this information we will decide on the system and method of cleaning to be employed

STEP 2: Fibre Test

  • Fibre identification will help to determine use of correct cleaning solution. It will also assist pre-judgement on whether stains are removable.

STEP 3: Dye Test

  • All colours must be chemically pH tested to ensure use of correct cleaning solution.

STEP 4: Comb Pile

  • Comb pile to separate and release matted pile for more effective dust extraction.

STEP 5: Vacuum

  • Power vacuum to extract dust grit and other dry soil to prevent turning dust into muddy residue.

STEP 6: Treat Stains

  • Stains should be treated prior to main cleaning operation to ensure that full depth of stain has been removed.

STEP 7: Spray Pre-Treatment

  • Use specially formulated Prochem carpet cleaning solutions to dissolve soiling. Agitate to depth of soil.

STEP 8: Deep Cleaning

  • Clean carpet overall using specialist Prochem system and method decided at inspection stage.

STEP 9: Hand Cleaning

  • Clean all edges, stairs and other inaccessible areas by hand, using appropriate methods.

STEP 10: Realign Pile

  • Pile must be correctly set while damp. ​​

  • Replace furniture ONLY when necessary and place on protector pads or foils.

  • ​Ensure adequate ventilation and/or introduce mechanical air mover.

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