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At work, at home, and in many other spaces, there are hundreds of different items made from textile fibers that we interact with daily. Not only does this include items we usually have a routine washing schedule for, like our clothes, towels, sheets, blankets, napkins, dishtowels, and more, but also products made with fibers that we might not wash as frequently as we should. The main items made from fibers that we often interact with in homes and workspaces are carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture. When it comes to a cleaning schedule for these items, most of the time there isn’t a regular system established. Offices and workplaces might have a weekly cleaning crew vacuum, and you might even have a once-a-week home vacuuming schedule, but most of the time cleaning is light, infrequent, or even non-existent. Unfortunately, this means our carpets and upholstery are often acting as collectors of particulates, bacteria, mold, dust, and other debris that a vacuum or even a cleaning service can’t remove. To comprehensively clean carpets and upholstery, you need the skills and equipment of a professional cleaning and restoration provider. With ServiceMaster Recovery by C2C Restoration, you’ll benefit from our capabilities as thorough damage restoration technicians when you take advantage of our fully-rejuvenating carpet/upholstery cleaning services.
As a disaster restoration company, we have extensive state-of-the-art equipment, skilled technicians, and gentle yet powerful cleaning solutions. We can remove particulates, oils, stains, pigmentation, and other types of filth from your carpets and upholstered furniture, and we offer repairs, wear-reduction, and grooming services.
When it comes to carpet/upholstery cleaning, many people rent steam cleaning systems or turn to basic home cleaning services. While these resources will certainly do more than your home vacuum, they don’t have the tools or experience to perform the restorative deep cleaning your carpets and furniture truly require. Thanks to their restoration training in the face of fire, water, and other disaster damages, our team of hardworking technicians can clean and restore almost anything, so it’s no wonder we can make your carpets and upholstery look, feel, and smell like new again.
The most common issue that causes damage to carpets, upholstery, and other fibers is the exposure to indoor particulates. There are many kinds of particles that move throughout a building. This debris comes naturally from people, pets, and outdoor spaces, while other particles exist in virtually every space in the world.
HVAC and air filtration systems are installed in buildings to eliminate dust and generally improve air quality. Indoor particulate matter (PM or particle pollution) includes any solid and liquid particulates of small to microscopic sizes that maintain suspension in the airflow of an inside space. Generally, the most harmful of these particles are 10 micrometers (0.0004 of an inch) or smaller. When inhaled, these particulates can significantly affect human health, particularly pulmonary and cardiovascular systems.
Filtration systems that are meant to handle the smaller particulates are often only effective to a certain degree. They get clogged quickly and generally don’t get replaced as frequently as they should. Whenever an air filtration system fails to catch particulate pollution, that debris gets pushed around in the air of the indoor space until it finally settles upon and adheres to a sticky surface. In a home or business, that sticky surface is almost always a fiber. This means your carpets and upholstered surfaces catch and retain the particulates the air filtration system fails to capture.
From the particulate pollution in the air, your carpets and upholstery will accumulate dust, organic matter, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, parasitic pathogens, and other microscopic debris. In addition to these air particles, soil, rocks, road salt, food, skin cells, hair, road pollution, tobacco, and other unhealthy substances can be spread across and ground into carpets and upholstery as they experience daily traffic and use.
The effects of these particles will take their toll on carpets and upholstery unless they are regularly addressed with removal and thorough cleaning done by a professional.
Effects on Carpets and Upholstery
Carpets and upholstery tend to catch and hold all kinds of particles from the air, the outside, and from ourselves and our pets. Cleaning regularly with a vacuum will help keep the collection of particle matter and dirt in check, but it will not remove the majority of damaging and unhealthy materials.
Without a more rigorous combating of indoor particulates, that debris will have immediate and long-term effects on your carpets and upholstery. Some of these consequences include:
- Very quickly, dirt and particles will have a cosmetic impact on your upholstery and carpets. Stains and discoloration can occur, your carpets and furniture might look dingy or faded, and the fibers themselves might look bent, crushed, or pushed out of place. Vacuuming or steam cleaning can reverse that effect temporarily, but don’t usually fully return your carpets and upholstery to like-new conditions, because they only treat the issue superficially.
- Over time, there will be more physical impacts on the stability of your carpets and upholstery. With daily use, the debris left behind after vacuuming will continue to accumulate and become ground and embedded into the fibers of your most trafficked carpet and upholstery areas. This breaks down the base support system of a carpet or rug and it wears away upholstered sections, scratches other areas of furniture, and creates tears.
- Many particles and debris sources are acidic, which means their continued exposure to carpet and upholstery fibers will literally burn and weaken those structures. Both carpet and upholstery fibers are made by weaving or twisting thin strands together to create larger structures. This makes the finished result stronger than if it was made with one single piece. However, when exposed to acidic contaminants, the tiny fibers will break in uneven sections, causing tearing of large components and uneven wear.
- If particulate matter and other debris is left in your carpet and upholstered furniture, everyone who encounters those items will be exposed to allergens, mold spores and toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. While fibers can act like a temporary filter, the tiny particles caught in your carpets and upholstery can be kicked up into the air and become an inhalation danger. Vacuuming can help alleviate this issue, but again, it doesn’t provide complete removal of potentially dangerous particles.
The best way to fully eliminate indoor particulates and other dirt from your carpets and upholstery is with deep restorative services, like the comprehensive carpet/upholstery cleaning rehabilitation we provide.
Our Cleaning Services
ServiceMaster Recovery by C2C Restoration approaches carpet and upholstery cleaning with the same meticulous thoroughness we bring to any disaster restoration project. We perform all our disaster restoration services with the goal to return damaged spaces and belongings to pre-loss conditions. And really, the damage done to your carpets and upholstery over time, as they are continually exposed to damaging particulates, is a disaster, but only on a more microscopic level than a house fire or a flood.
Every carpet/upholstery cleaning project follows the same comprehensive steps to ensure the full removal of debris, satisfactory cosmetic treatment, long-term fiber protection, and final inspections. Our process will always include:
- Preliminary inspection of your carpets or upholstery to determine the most effective cleaning methods, pinpoint areas that require special attention, and selection of the equipment and cleaning solutions that are best suited to the fiber materials and types.
- Pre-treatment with specialized solvents when needed for spots, stains, and other deeply saturated pigmentation from contaminants.
- Pre-application of restorative, gentle, and highly-effective shampoos designed to loosen debris that has been ground deeply into fibers or left in the material for a long time.
- Full deep cleaning, including scrubbing, heat treating, or dry cleaning when necessary.
- Rinsing of soaps and solutions from fibers with distilled hot water.
- Post-treatment of any residual debris, stains, and remaining fiber damages.
- Grooming to restore the evenness of fibers and allow uniform drying.
- Final, extensive inspection of all treated areas to ensure we’ve restored your carpets and upholstery to pristine conditions.
In addition to restorative cleaning services, we also perform scratch removal treatments, cleaning, shining, and wear reduction on hardwood floors for long-term durability.
If your carpets or upholstery are lacking in luster, it may be time to utilize our comprehensive restorative services to revitalize them. To learn more about our carpet/upholstery cleaning in Orange County, CA, contact ServiceMaster Recovery by C2C Restoration today at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our fast-response LA line: (323) 851-5543. For emergencies, contact us immediately at (877) 468-3566.