SHOWCASE Carpet Steam Cleaning
Your carpets should be cleaned regularly, protect your investment.
Your carpets need to be cleaned on a pre-determined basis based on traffic, pets, kids, outside environment and more. SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services will help take the guess work out of protecting your investment and help suggest a cleaning schedule that suits your needs.
Whether residential or commercial your carpets in time will and could collect dirt, oils from skin, bacteria, dust mites and allergens. These contaminants can hide deep in the fibers of your carpet. At SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration Services, we use the latest technology, techniques, training and equipment that gives us the advantage when it comes to keeping up with industry standards, recommendations and changes in our field of expertise. We use the industry's most advanced truck-mounted carpet cleaning system, which will remove ground-in soil and renew your carpet's appearance. SHOWCASE Total Cleaning & Restoration also offers carpet repair, carpet protector (stain-resistant protective coating) and deodorizers.
Have you noticed gray or back lines along the edges of your walls? Around your air vents, return air register, under doors, and along the edges of your stairs? This unsightly problem is called filtration soiling or filtration buildup.
What makes these line appear?
Consider your ventilation system (heating & air conditioner). When filtration soiling occurs your ventilation system is forcing air into the room or space at a higher rate than it can escape from the same area. The air then seeks escape paths, which more than likely end up being the gap between the carpet and the wall trim, under doors.
When the air is pushed through these gaps, it penetrates the carpet, which works as a filter to the air. All pollutants in the air are trapped by the carpet, therefore turning your carpet gray or black in those aforementioned areas. This soiling does not occur due to poor vacuuming however the lack of vacuuming can compound the problem. Using your crevice tool when vacuuming on a regular basis can help in eliminating this problem.
Can you eliminate the filtration build up?
Discoloration of the carpet caused by filtration soiling is very difficult to remove. The particles are extremely fine and thus end up firmly embedded in the fibers of the carpet. In some extreme cases, it may not be possible to fully remove all traces of the soiling.
For this type of soiling, it is best to let the professionals handle it. The cleaning method that is likely to be most successful is hot water extraction (commonly known as steam cleaning). A cleaning solution added to the water in the machine will help in the removal of the soiling.
Can changing my HVAC filters or cleaning my HVAC system help in controlling or eliminating it?
The first step to preventing filtration soiling is to be sure that your ducts are clean. As the air is forced through the ventilation system, it picks up whatever dirt is in the ducts, and carries it into the living areas of the home, and into the carpet. We advise that having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis is one of the best ways of preventing this type of soiling in your carpet. (Please check our discounts for air duct cleaning).
Additionally, be sure to change your HVAC filter on a regular basis, as recommended by the type of filter you use. The filter traps a good portion of airborne particulates and pollutants, preventing them from entering the duct system and out into the main areas of the home.