We are a family owned and operated business serving the local area of Everett, Lynnwood, and Bothell for over 30 years. We invite you to see what our customers say about us. We use the water extraction method (steam cleaning) that is the preferred method of cleaning by most carpet manufacturers. As IICRC certified professional carpet cleaners we bring a trusted service to work on your expensive asset. Don't settle for less, call us.
Although called 'steam cleaning' it is in fact a hot water extraction method. Hot water is sprayed into the carpet while being vacuumed out at the same time. Dirt and debris are dislodged along with the water. If steam was actually used in the cleaning, the carpet could be damaged and actually shrink or buckle. Most manufacturers recommend water extraction as a preferred method for their carpet, although they call it steam cleaning.
You should know that detergent attracts dirt and stains. That is in fact WHY it removes dirt from clothes. But when used on carpet it is much more difficult to rinse out thoroughly and it is prone to being left in the carpet fibers. Since detergent actually attracts and binds with dirt and stain molecules, the carpet will actually become dirtier sooner, just making matters worse. That is why steam cleaning is so effective. It uses the minimum amount of detergent possible while thoroughly removing it in the rinse cycle.
While hot water is the best method of cleaning, it is not foolproof. Not all the water can be extracted from the carpet and it must breath and dry after being cleaned. The equipment used must be top notch and commercial grade so that sufficient water and all detergent is extracted. If the carpet is not dried sufficiently it can mold and mildew. Always make sure your carpet cleaner is The Clean Trust certified.
The Clean Trust refers to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification and is a non-governmental body that creates the IICRC guidelines for cleaning. We think our customers benefit a great deal from our cleaning methods.
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