In Jackson Hole and Star Valley, NOBODY "Restores" carpet like we do.
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Good morning! I decided today that since it is so popular in the area to have berber carpet in a residential setting, and that so many other cleaners have such a difficult time restoring carpet like this with conventional cleaning methods, that I would like to show off a video of our Very-Low-Moisture carpet restoration process. This very effective method of cleaning offers so many advantages over regular steam cleaning of carpet. For instance, how about in this instance, dry in under an hour? No re-soiling of carpet face fibers, and complete restoration of all stain, spots, and traffic areas. See for yourself...
We don't just "Clean" carpet... We RESTORE YOUR CARPET. Interested in learning more about our carpet restoration services? Check out our "Cleaning Processes" page, and also our "Pricing Packages" page and find the right pricing option that fits your needs.
In Jackson Hole and Star Valley, NOBODY "Restores" carpet like we do.
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This is a NEW floor scrubber pad... Look closely.
Very low moisture carpet cleaning is a new process that is widely misunderstood. Hot water extraction/steam cleaning has been at the forefront of carpet cleaning for decades and most people are familiar with it. Very low moisture carpet cleaning is a very new process that Restore Your Carpet is offering our valued clients in Jackson Hole and Star Valley WY areas. This post is a quick one about one of the biggest questions that clients ask about this new process. Where does the dirt go? Since this process does not use any steam or truckmount vacuum extraction, people are left wondering how the dirt comes up out of the carpet. The quick, vibrating, oscillations of our very low moisture encapsulation machine does most of the work, but the pads are left to answer the question...
After some use of a scrubber pad... See the dirt now?
You can clearly see the dirt that has made its way up into the pad in this shot. What is left in the carpet has been encapsulated with the special chemicals that we use, and as the chemical dries, it is more easily vacuumed out during your regular vacuuming. Encapsulation carpet cleaning is more of a chemical process than a spray and suck process like steam extraction. Our experience is that it is not the end all, be all of carpet cleaning, but it definitely has its place in the maintenance of your carpet in your home or business.
If you or anyone else you know are interested in our new very low moisture/encapsulation carpet cleaning/restoration services, please give us a call, we can Restore Your Carpet.
Very low moisture/encapsulation carpet cleaning/restoration services in Jackson Hole, WY
Very low moisture/encapsulation carpet cleaning/restoration services in Star Valley, WY
Before Restore Your Carpet got to work.
This post is about another rental unit carpet job. I received a phone call from a new client in Wilson, WY and the lady on the other end of the line had the sweetest voice. She asked what our pricing was and we don't like to give a flat price because every job is different. I like to see it, give a good recommendations and let the client decide what they want to do. This client had a massage therapy business that she ran out of her condo. You can see where the massage table was in this before shot. The black area is massage oil, and dirt and who knows how much time that had been ground into this berber carpet. I took one look at it and almost said no thanks, but I wanted to give it a shot to put it on my blog, so here is the rest of the story.
After Restore Your Carpet gets to work.
I could hardly believe it myself. It is amazing what serious alkaline, and massive in-your-face steam can do for berber carpet. The client was thrilled, I was thrilled, and the carpet looks amazing. Pretty awesome results!
If you or anyone else you know is in need of our carpet cleaning/restoration services give us a call, we can Restore Your Carpet.
Berber carpet cleaning/restoration services in Jackson Hole, WY
Berber carpet cleaning/restoration services in Star Valley, WY
This is pet damage of the worst kind. This carpet is wool. The customer has a cat that had puked in multiple spots and they attempted to clean it with a home based cleaner and have colored the stains pink. This is a rental unit and they were not aware of the fact that this carpet is wool. Needless to say, this is one of my next projects.... Stay tuned.
Today is Tuesday June 26, 2012. I wanted to update this post. It has been a full week since I gave the original estimate to this customer and the work was completed earlier today. Before I post the after pictures I wanted to show the close up of this one since the chunks were still visible. I know, this is disgusting, but, I wanted to iterate a point that was made on a forum of carpet cleaners to which I am an active participant.
The comment was made about vomit stains that when the customer is a woman, the stains are always vacuumed up and the chunks are all removed, but when it is a man, the chunks are always left. I had never thought about it, but the countless vomit jobs that I have cleaned up since I have been in the business prior to this one were not ringing any bells as to whether or not it was a man or a woman, or if there were chunks or no chunks.... That being said, this job, was a man, so for those of you keeping score at home, please take note.
This job is unique in a number of respects.
1) the carpet fiber type.
2) the carpet pattern type.
3) the small amount of carpet that needs cleaning.
After extracting up the chunks, I started to work in some neutralizer chemical to cut some of the smell and to prepare it for a reducing agent. I like this little carpet scrubber shark from Pros Choice, I have used this thing on so many stains and it is the perfect size.
Different stain, this one was pink. This was also before the reducer was applied. Why would a reducer be used on this particular stain? The reasons is that since this is cat vomit, and cat food manufacturers dye their food, this is similar to a colored drink stain.
Round one took a lot of color out, but it was still there.
This is the orange colored vomit stain after the first round of the reducing process.
After two rounds of reducing agent treatment, the orange vomit stain was all but gone.
When using reducing agents like Pros Choice Red Relief, once the stain has turned to a yellowish color, it is time to stop and extract again.
After all the scrubbing, reducing, and final extracting, it was time to apply the low moisture cleaner to the carpet for the cleaning process. I really like to use this CRB(counter-rotating-brush). It really does a great job of applying/cleaning carpet. You can see that all of the stains have been removed and the carpet is really looking great.
This is a shot of the final product. I was happy, the customer was happy, overall it was a time consumer, but you have to admit that it looks great.
If you are having pet stains or odors on your carpet and you would like a no-cost/obligation estimate or carpet audit, give us a call, we are happy to help.
This pet damage carpet cleaning/restoration job was performed in Wilson, Wyoming just outside of Jackson Hole.
The number to reach us in Star Valley is 307.887.0223
In Jackson Hole, WY-307.774.0223
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This post about rugs is one of many to come. To make a long story short, I have always wanted to blog about my adventures out there as a carpet cleaning company business owner. I however have not found the time to do so, but I have so much fun doing what I do, that I thought I would do it anyway, just so I can check it off my list. These posts will not be in chronological order, but I will strive to add my personality into them, and give all of my fans, current customers, prospective customers, lost customers(be they few...), and/or any other category not named the opportunity to join me in the adventures that I embark on. Here goes...
Today we talk about rugs. Not carpet, Rugs. First of all, rugs should not be cleaned in the carpet cleaner sense of the word, they should be WASHED! Sorry to yell, but this is important. If a carpet cleaner shows up to your house, bids your wall-to-wall carpets and notices that oriental piece of artwork on your floor and attempts to add it to the bill, and says that he/she can clean it while they are at your house.... Do me a favor. Run in the opposite direction screaming and yelling as fast as you can. This is the rug washer snob coming out, so hold onto your shorts. If I were to get into all of the reasons in this post as to why the suggested reaction, it would never end, so I will just say read on...
The above picture is a shot that I snapped earlier today and to the silent/casual observer, one might ask, what is the white napkin doing there? A closer examination would reveal one of the many reasons your favorite carpet cleaner should not be allowed to clean your wool rug while at your home. This rug is owned by a nice young couple who shall remain unnamed. This massive rug weighs in at ~108 square feet. Its a big one, it is old, it is worn, and it is a bleeder. Look at the napkin above. Can you see the red lines? Here at RYC(Restore Your Carpet), we test each and every rug that we wash for colorfastness. That is a fancy way of saying, whether or not it will bleed. When I inspected the rug at the owners home, I noticed that some of the reds had bled prior to my inspection. How could this happen? Here are some possible reasons:
1) It was steam cleaned.
2) It was cleaned with carpet cleaner solution/soap.
3) The fibers were colored with too much dye in the first place.
4) Animal contamination(urine) saturated the fibers and cause the bleeding.
These are of course not all of the reasons for this to happen, just a few. Let's talk about a few of them. Heat, like steam cleaning heat, is not good for these types of rugs as a general cleaning practice. Wall-to-wall carpets are normally cleaned with solutions that are really high on the PH scale. They are mostly made of plastic, so that is not necessarily a bad thing. I won't get into the others in this post. I really just wanted to show some of the process that we utilize here to show to the world that we sort of know what we are doing when it comes to washing rugs. Rugs are an art form. They are art, therefore(in my twisted mind) they need an artist to care for them. This was not however the first step. I vacuum/vibrated this thing for about an hour prior to the colorfast test to get as much of the dirt out that I could. I pulled probably 1.5 quarts of dirt and dust out, I would have posted a picture, but I forgot to take one...oops.
This is where I would normally insert the picture of me mixing up the dye-loc and pouring it over the rug in order to be certain that it would not bleed even more when I washed it. But alas, it is not here. So we will move on to the next step, which is the application of my super secret pre-soap dousing that I give to these textiles.
At this point, the rug is already completely saturated in the dye stabilizer solution so when it gets sprayed with solution #2, it foams up and causes the reaction that is noticeable in the next photo. Like my boots? I wash these rugs in what I call "The Wash Pit." There are many variations of wash pits. Mine is simple and not cool enough to brag about, but someday when I can brag about it, I'll be more descriptive.
So after i extracted all of the water out that I was able to get out with my truckmount, I hung this rug up to dry with the fans for two days and....
This rug was cleaned at our shop in Star Valley, Wyoming for our valued customer in Teton Village which is near Jackson Hole, WY.
I hope that this post was entertaining and informative. If we can help you with your rug washing chores, give us a call at 307.887.0223 in Star Valley, or 307.774.0223 in the Jackson Hole area. Till next time.