Commercial and Residential Carpet Care

Silver City Cleaning offers modern commerical and residential carpet care procedures and programs to help keep your carpet looking its best while improving the health and safety of your environment. To help you better understand how to care for your carpets, we've provided an overview of carpet care procedures.

Carpet Care
A well designed maintenance program extends the life and appearance of your carpet. In addition, it offers health benefits by removing soils, dust mites, odors, and allergens. The most common components of a good carpet care program include the following procedures:

Vacuuming on a regular basis helps remove soil before it has chance to work its way down into a carpet's fibers . All carpeted areas should be vacuumed at least once per week while heavier traffic areas such as entrances and halls should be vacuumed more frequently.

Spot Cleaning
Ideally, it's best to clean up spots on your carpets as as soon as possible before they have the chance to penetrate the carpet fibers, backing, or padding. The Carpet and Rug Institue offers a free carpet care guide that explains how to try removing spots before you call a professional carpet care technician for assistance. Here's the link: Carpet Rug Care Guide

Deep Cleaning
Deep cleaning procedures are designed to remove soils that are embedded in the carpet. A basic rule of thumb for residential is to have your carpets deep cleaned at least once a year. However, more frequent deep cleaning may be required in some cases. For example, if you have pets or your carpeted areas receive heavy traffic, more frequent deep cleaning is recommended. Many commerical carpets need deep cleaning on a more frequent basis. Professional carpet care technicians use a variety of deep cleaning procedures to remove embedded soil from carpets. They inlcude: dry absorbent compound, dry foam extraction, hot water extraction, rotary bonnet, and rotary shampoo.

Dry Absorbent Compound Method
This method requires applying a dry absorbent powder to the carpet. A machine with a brush is used to work the powder into the carpet fibers. Then, the carpet is vacuumed removing the compound and soils.

Dry Foam Extraction Method
Similar to the above method, a dry foam chemical is applied to the carpet. A machine with a brush then agitates the foam into the carpet. Vacuum suction is then used to remove the foam along with soils.

Hot Water Extraction
Extraction is one of the most popular methods and it's recommended by the majority of carpet manufacturers. It involves pretreating the carpet with chemicals that are designed to breakdown and loosen soils. A machine is then used to agitate the carpet and inject high pressure hot water into the fibers. A wand connected to a high power suction system then removes the hot water, cleaning solution, and soil.

Rotary Bonnet
With this system, a pretreatment detergent is applied to the carpet in order to breakdown and loosen soil. A machine with a rotary brush and a moistened cotton or rayon pad is then used to agitate the carpet and absorb the soils. As the bonnets become soiled, they are replaced with clean ones. This method leaves some detergent residue in the fibers. However, the detergent is specially designed to crystallize and bond with soils as it dries. Once fully dry, the crystallized residue is vacuumed up.

Rotary Shampoo
This method require applying a pretreatment solution to the carpet to breakdown and loosen soil. A machine with a rotary brush then agitates and applies a hot water detergent solution to carpet. Afterwards, a powerful vacuum extraction system is used to rinse and remove the solution and soil.