Carpet Cleaning Tips to Learn, Castle Rock Co
TLC Carpet Care has its own insider terminology, and carpet cleaning is no exception. Let’s look at thins you might learn as you talk with your carpet cleaning professional.
- Browning – The effect created when stains come back because soil residue or old, dark-colored stains rise to the carpet surface.
- High Ph – Alkalins added to cleaning solutions to soften water and boost cleaning effectiveness.
- Hazing – The effect created when carpet overwetted and residue from past cleaning solutions rises to the surface, creating a cloudy effect.
- Digester – An enzyme-based cleaner that breaks down or digests stains to make them easier to remove.
- Fibers – The primary material used in the carpet pile. Fibera are important because it determines cleaning chemicals and solutions. About 85% of carpeting is made with synthetic fibers like nylon, while roughly 10% consists of natural fibers like wool, silk and cotton.
- Carpet raking – TLC Carpet Care in Castle Rock Couse this term to describe the process of applying a pretreatment and working it into the carpet fibers with a grooming tool. Others use it to refer to the final step where a grooming tool is used to distribute final protective treatments and remove cleaning marks, fluff the pile and produce a smooth, even appearance.
- Matting – Areas that have a matted appearance because carpet fibers have been flattened and entangled by constant foot traffic or sustained heavy weights.
- Nap layers – The direction in which the naps are woven into the backing creates nap, which causes light to reflect differently when carpet is viewed from different directions Carpets are laid with the nap running the same direction for an even, consistent appearance, and professionals often clean carpet “with the nap” to preserve its overall look.
- Oxidation – This class of cleaning product reacts with oxygen and is used to remove stains such as coffee, urine or those made by dark furniture. Oxidizers are effective on a variety of stains and most carpet fibers, but they can damage wool fibers and cause yellowing over time.
- PIG – This refers to carpet-safe spotting agents formulated to remove paint, oil and grease (PIG).
- Reducing – This is a cleaning solution that eliminates or reduces oxygen levels in stains, making them easier to remove. Reducers are less likely to yellow, so they’re often used on wool carpet. They’re effective against a variety of colored stains, particularly those produced by foods, drinks and artificial food coloring.
- Stripping – This insider term describes cleaning agents that reduce or strip oxygen levels from spots and stains, making them easier to remove or minimizing their appearance. Many professionals avoid this term, because customers find it confusing Call TLC Carpet care Today 720.314.0178 or visit our website at tlccarpetcare.net