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Tips on Choosing the Right Commercial Carpet Cleaner

Tips on Choosing the Right Commercial Carpet Cleaner

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The purchase of a carpet can be a daunting endeavour and one that requires more thought than just the choosing and installation aspects of the purchase. You can’t control the everyday foot traffic and surface-level dirt that comes into contact with your carpet, but you can have peace of mind that a great commercial carpet cleaner will know how to keep the surface-level aesthetic looking fabulous and potentially add years onto the lifespan of your carpet.  

To really benefit from your carpet investment, it’s a smart idea to consider what commercial cleaner you’ll be turning to for ongoing maintenance. When considering who to choose, you do need to know the questions to ask and the criteria to look out for. 

Listed below are some basic yet important factors to take into consideration when finding the best team – follow these criteria and you should end up in the most capable, trusted and expert cleaning hands on the market. 

The Cleaning Process – Why & How

Carpet cleaning is required for a variety of reasons – stemming from the everyday spills and stains, to the heftier jobs of preparing/restoring a carpet for a rental office, refitting an entire office space, or even selling a space. Perhaps you’ve just inherited moved offices and the floors need a very good refresher, or you’ve just purchased a new space and can see carpeted areas needing urgent attention…

Every company has their own method of commercial carpet cleaning, so it can be a good idea to review the material your carpet is made of and use this to align with a particular cleaning technique. A little independent carpet research can ensure your chosen cleaning team have the knowledge of what cleaning process your carpet requires. For example, the dry (powder) method can yellow some carpets; while extraction (which uses a lot of water) can lead to degradation of the carpet’s construction. 

The wrong method can damage your carpet so make sure you have the confidence and basic knowledge to ask questions! 

Products Used in the Cleaning Process 

Products used for the carpet cleaning process hugely vary – both in what they are and what they can do to a carpet (both good and bad). 

Quick-fix products are usually never used by commercial cleaners, and are best reserved for those urgent ‘spot-cleaning’ moments where you need to decrease the appearance of a new stain or spill. These ‘emergency products’ often contain chemicals with optical brighteners or high alkaline levels, that can eventually cause fading, yellowing or discoloration over time. 

A great question to ask a prospective commercial cleaner is what products they use and how these will affect the quality of your carpet. Better to do your research and ensure you’re being serviced with appropriate, safe chemicals rather than abrasive products that could cause visible surface damage or colour change. 

Quality of Service and Company Experience 

It’s no good having your carpet serviced using top-notch, highly-effective cleaning products, if the team using the products don’t have a wide understanding of what they’re doing. Just as important as the products being used are the people using them. You want your team to care enough about carpets and proper maintenance, that they demonstrate a strong understanding of how different chemicals affect different carpet types and give you the reassurance that your carpet is in good hands. 

Make sure you always have trained, experienced and certified technicians cleaning your carpets and don’t be afraid to ask them anything you’re not 100% sure of. 

The Extra Mile 

You’ve found a couple of great cleaning companies and can’t make a decision – this is the ideal time to look for a ‘point of difference’. Does the company offer any additional value that sets them apart? 

For example, a company may include spot cleaning and repairs (cutting snags to prevent unravelling, etc.) within their standard service package, while another company does not. Similar price, but one has an ‘extra mile’ service – these small extras can really add up into making a business stand out and help with your decision.

Heading 3: Customer Service

The level of customer care provided by a company is as important as the service itself. Unfortunately, you don’t always know the customer service of a company until you either have a problem, or you’ve used the company already so have taken that first step before knowing the people. Commitment, passion and good communication are three factors you can generally identify upfront in the early stages of dealing with a commercial cleaner. Furthermore, customers testimonials and word-of-mouth are other ways of gaging public perception of a business and direct comments from previous customers on their own experiences.

Following the guidelines listed above should lead you straight into the hands of the best commercial cleaning business in your area. Based in Victoria, Drytron Carpet Cleaning offers commercial carpet cleaning technicians throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Reliable, expertly-skilled and easily-accessible, we have the experience to help.  

Our effective and trusted six-step cleaning process provides rapid service without long-term visible or internal damage. Known as ‘the Drytron technique’, this uses minimal moisture which eliminates the smell, mildew and inconvenience associated with the old carpet steam cleaning process. 

More so than just an excellent cleaning process, you’ll be dealing with professionals who will go out of their way to ensure you’re a happy customer, and a repeat customer. Get in touch with our carpet cleaning team, we’ll get the job done and leave you feeling satisfied that you’ve serviced your carpet properly

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Should You Choose Wool Carpets or Synthetic Carpets?

Should You Choose Wool Carpets or Synthetic Carpets?

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In general floor-covering, the use of the carpet has been the choice in most Australian homes because it is durable, soft, suitable for insulation, stylish and, most especially, quiet underfoot. And the professional services offered for carpet cleaning in Melbourne and other major Australian cities, to maintain carpet makes carpet buying decisions even easier for most. 

However, choosing the right carpet can be a tough process. You may have wondered, which material is best. Both wool and synthetic carpets have their advantages and disadvantages. The decision to choose the right carpet solely rests on what suits your situation. You have to compare and contrast the pros and cons of the two carpets and then finally decide on which one you think fits your lifestyle. Buying the wrong kind of carpet can be a costly error in judgment. Below are a few factors to consider when choosing a carpet type.

Wool Carpets

Wool carpet is famous for its natural fibre. Its luxurious appearance gives a comfortable feeling to everyone who walks on it. Wool carpets are used both in homes and in corporate offices, and have a very long lifespan. Wool carpets are also quite elastic; they can stretch as long as thirty percent more than their original length, and, like little springs, can also shrink back to their default size when released. They can easily recover from the crushing of furniture; wool carpets are generally resilient. Where appearance is crucial, wool is an appropriate choice. It is resistant to some stains; this means that liquid stains can be easily cleaned whenever there is a spill, but it is advised that you don’t leave stains for long on wool carpets as they might seep into the fibre and become permanent. The kinds of carpets in fancy hotel lobbies and hallways are usually woollen. 

Benefits of Wool Carpets

  • Wool carpet is fluffy and soft to the touch; walking on it gives a generally pleasant feeling.
  • It has no toxicity or any toxic compound for it is made of natural wool and its production requires no use of chemicals whatsoever.
  • It is strong against compacting from furniture or heavy objects.
  • Wool is naturally processed to resist dirt.
  • It is capable of retaining color; colors on wool carpets rarely fade.
  • It does not readily burn.
  • The wool fiber is opaque and so does not soil as easily as the transparent synthetic carpets.
  • Unlike the synthetic, wool does not reflect light.
  • It is relatively easier to clean than synthetic carpet.
  • Wool can absorb and likewise release about a third of its entire weight. Wool carpets move with the seasons; it is warm in summer and cool in winter.

Disadvantages of Wool Carpet

  • It is weak against moths and beetles; however, insecticides can be sprayed on the carpet to prevent such infestation.
  • In washing wool carpet, some detergents can contain alkaline solutions that can destroy the fibers of the carpet.
  • Wool carpet is much more expensive than the synthetic carpet due to its more luxurious quality and other advantages attached to it.
  • Because wool easily tolerates dyeing, it also easily gets stained.
  • If overexposed to light, a wool carpet will begin to fade. UV window protection, curtains, shades, and blinds should be drawn to protect the carpet from direct sunlight.

Synthetic Carpets 

Synthetic carpets come in three forms: polyester, polypropylene, and nylon (the most popularly used synthetic). They sell better than wool because they are a lot cheaper. However, in buying carpets, the price shouldn’t be the only factor to consider, rather the quality and how well it fits one’s lifestyle should be the ultimate motivation. 

Benefits of Synthetic Carpets

  • Polyester carpets do not fade, they do not absorb stains, and they are produced in an array of different colours and patterns. 
  • Unlike the wool carpets, polypropylene does not fade from exposure to sunlight.
  • They are relatively cheap and have more resistance power against stains. 
  • Nylon carpets are easy to clean and generally long lasting. 
  • Synthetic carpets have good resistance against crushing; no matter how strong or heavy the objects on them are, nylon carpets will still retain their original shape. 
  • Since nylon absorbs less than 8% of its weight in water, it dries up a lot faster than wool. 
  • Synthetic carpets are perfect for homes with kids and/or pets.

Heading 4: Disadvantages of Synthetic Carpet

  • Polyester carpets can yield to shedding, piling and oil-based stains.
  • Polypropylene has very low resilience, and this may cause crushing. Because of how they are dyed, polypropylene carpets have colour limitations.
  • Nylon carpets have the tendency to attract static electricity, except if they are treated against such challenges.
  • Synthetic carpets can look cheap and unoriginal, as opposed to wool carpets whose fibres are made of natural wool.

Carpet Maintenance is Key

Whatever kind of carpet you choose, maintenance is key for long lasting and good-looking carpet. Good maintenance makes your carpet last longer and retain its high quality. A thorough and regular dry cleaning system is one of the ways to maintain your carpet over time. 

This is where Drytron’s carpet dry cleaning comes in. We provide an extensive yet rapid carpet cleaning service that will leave your carpet totally dry without a stench or a damp underlay. Rather than doing the tedious, backbreaking work yourself, our carpet cleaning service in Melbourne can offer you carpet cleaning and maintenance solutions to suit your needs. Contact us for a carpet cleaning quote and be assured of a professional and reliable carpet cleaning service

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Carpet Stain Removal Myths! - What Doesn’t Work

 Carpet Stain Removal Myths! - What Doesn’t Work

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Carpets are a fabulous feature to a residential or corporate interior. Warm, comforting, pleasing to look at and lovely to touch, they are a worthy investment for any home or office space. The upside of carpets is that they withstand the test of time, but the downside is that this lifespan can be heavily impacted if not shortened, by residual dirt, damage and surface stains. If you do have carpet throughout your home, it’s almost impossible to completely avoid the odd stain and splodge of dirt coming into contact with it. Add kids and pets into the mix, and you can almost guarantee your carpets will be stained on a semi-regular, if not daily basis.

What’s in a stain?

A lot of DIY carpet stain removal attempts end in serious disaster. Why? Because of a lack of knowledge about the type of stain you’re dealing with, and how this changes the method in which you need to use to remove it! To strip it back to basics, stains fall within several typical ‘families’ – protein, oil-based, tannin and dye. Protein-based stains are usually caused by substances such as baby food, dairy products, faeces and urine. Oil-based stains can arise from substances such as motor oil, hair products, kitchen grease, butter, ointments and some beauty products. Tannin stains are the result of spillage from alcoholic drinks, black tea or coffee, fruits and juices. Dye stains come about from entities that contain a lot of pigment and easy colour-transfer such as blueberries, cherries, grass and condiments like mustard or tomato sauce. As for combination stains – these contain both oils or waxes and dyes. Examples of potential combination-stain culprits include eye makeup, chocolate, hair-spray, peanut butter and tomato-based foods. 

It can be extremely frustrating and deflating when you put in so much elbow grease to remove a new stain, and it just won’t budge. That or some unlucky folk even face the prospect of the stain becoming worse than it was before the ambitious DIY cleaning attempt! While it could be a useful exercise list a million and one carpet stain removal tips, it also pays to look at what not to do. Once you have all the necessary information, and you’re still feeling brave – well by all means, tackle those fresh spills with confidence and the power of knowledge.

Myth #1 – Steam Shrinks

If a carpet has been laid down properly, steam will not affect the tufting of a woven or wool blend. The myth of steam causing shrinkage and deformity has only arisen due to shrinking occurring as the result of a bad carpet installation job. Over 90% of woollen carpets are constructed using the tufting method and those woven carpets still out there can be steam cleaned by someone who knows what they are doing – it all comes down to the quality of the carpet and how securely it is fixed to the floor. 

Myth #2 – You can’t wash wool or you’ll hurt the Lanolin

Well let’s just clear something up right here and now – Lanolin isn’t even in your carpet to begin with! Did you know that it is 100% removed from the wool as it is processed into yarn? And this occurs long before any weaving takes place. Lanolin is a greasy oil-based substance that simply must be removed from wool before processing otherwise it would make the cleaning and maintenance of your carpet virtually impossible! Consequently, no woollen carpet has ever had the smallest trace of lanolin left in it – meaning that anybody who claims washing wool damages Lanolin, is seriously misinformed. 

Myth #3 – Cleaning carpets ruins their appearance

It’s not about the cleaning; it’s how the carpet has been cleaned. A job done incorrectly, using the wrong technique and the wrong products can result in residue, surface damage, pH imbalance and delayed stain-resurfacing. A properly cleaned carpet will be dirt and chemical free and the carpet will be left in a neutral or slightly acidic state – eradicating potential static or delayed residual dirt. Depending on the fragility, material-type and age of your carpet, different methods will be applied with a specific product to suit your carpet’s unique qualities. Even the gentlest of products can prove ineffective or somewhat damaging if used in excess or on the wrong area. 

Myth #4 – The TV ad said it works

Any quick-fix, “magic potion” you see advertised online or in the middle of your favourite YouTube video is just a no-no if you really want to play it safe. Products that claim to eradicate stains and dirt instantly tend to have a high alkalinity, which makes them likely to be dangerous to ingest and damaging to your carpet. The reason for this high alkalinity is to make the products effective on grease and oil, and with the “vanishing effect” that sells quickly.  However, this high pH can chemically burn wool carpets and strip the surface protection that most new carpets embody to make them last. It is extremely important to spot-test any new product you’re trying for the first time – this can be done on an old scrap of carpet that you have sitting in the sewing draw, or on a corner of the room that’s out of sight. As well as being damaging, these products can simply be ineffective on most coloured stains once they have dried, meaning they’re a waste of time. You can also read up on some tips and tricks on how to tackle carpet spills and stains. 

Talk to Drytron

The only way to truly tackle carpet stain removal is to consult a professional and gather advice or direction on what your specific carpet cleaning situation requires. Through an efficient and expert call-to-action service, Drytron will consider your unique circumstances, give you an insight into what to expect in your carpet cleaning service, and provide an unbeatable quote that will see you out of stains and not out of pocket. Call Drytron Carpet Dry-Cleaning in Melbourne today, and take the strain out of tackling your stains.   

Drytron are your go-to professional carpet cleaning professionals in Melbourne. Call the friendly team for a free quote or to make a carpet dry cleaning booking.

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