Types of Soils and How to Lesson Their Impact on Your Carpeting:
The majority of dry particulate matter (gritty, unattached soil) distributed throughout your home comes from the outdoors and accumulates in the entry areas. This type of matter constitutes about 80% of the soil in a carpet. These soils are detrimental to the aesthetics of your carpet and the indoor air quality of your home and will eventually lead to the abrasion of the carpet fibres. Abrasion happens when these soils scratch and produce pits on fibres, dulling them and making them appear to be more soiled than they are. Grit also produces a cutting action that removes fibres and shortens the life of the carpet. Daily vacuuming of traffic areas and overall vacuuming at least once a week can successfully remove these types of gritty soils between cleanings. Entry mats at all entrance areas in residential and/or commercial settings can also significantly reduce soils between cleanings. These mats should be vacuumed and serviced frequently. This will enable them to remove soils as they are walked on opposed to getting stuck between your carpets.
Oils and Greases.
Oils and greases are the matter that gives carpet its dirty look. They are composed of sticky oils and greases containing tiny pieces of soil materials. The longer oily soils remain on the fibre, the more difficult they are to remove. Thorough professional cleaning can remove most of these types of soils. Some oily soils change chemically and produce a yellowish film on the fibre that is impossible to remove. Other oils dissolve into some synthetic fibres, becoming part of the fibres themselves. These cannot be removed without damage to the fibre. The use and maintenance of entry mats will also help to lessen the impact of oily soils on your carpet.
Accidental Spills or Spots.
These should be treated as soon as they occur to prevent any permanent staining. Most carpet being produced today is milled with stain-resist or stain-repellent qualities. While these stain-resist qualities are extremely effective, no carpet is stain proof. The longer a substance stands on a carpet, the higher the risk of it permeating the fibre. To reduce your risk of staining, address each spot immediately, if possible.
Residential Cleaning & Carpet Maintenance Programs.
Carpet Cleaning & Cleaning Maintenance programs are also available for our residential customers. Regularly scheduled maintenance can be performed to keep the carpets in your home at a prominent level of appearance always while providing you with savings that will be hard to resist! Please call our office for details (02) 6361 8447.