Saturday, April 4, 2015

Is That Deep Cleaning?

After “steam” cleaning your carpet, it feels pretty good to see that tankful of filthy, nasty water. That is…until you realize that the dirty water in your tank is the same as the dirty water left in your wet carpet.

Is that deep cleaning?

Now consider cleaning your carpet the green and dry way with HOST:

befpre and after

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mission NOT Impossible

The definition of sterilizing:  to kill all bacteria and fungi and their spores.  There are 3 ways to accomplish sterilization:

  • Steam under pressure - for at least 12 minutes
  •   Ethylene Oxide gas - for 1 to 2 hours
  • Chemical Sporicide - for 3 or more hours
It is not possible to sterilize carpet.

The definition of  disinfect:  to kill virtually all live bacteria and fungi, but all methods/products will kill all types of organisms or their spores.  There are 2 ways to do this:

  •  Immerse in boiling water (212F) for at least 2 minutes.
  • Immerse in a chemical germicide or bactericide for at least 10 minutes.  Some common germicides are alcohol, phenol, chlorine and Quaternary Ammonium Chloride (quats)
It is not possible to disinfect carpet.

The definition of sanitize:  to reduce the number of microbes by killing and/or removing most of them.  You sanitize an area by:

  •  Wiping an area with a soapy cloth or sponge
  • HOST cleaning the carpet

For a free consultation:
Give us a call at 231-884-1279

Monday, March 9, 2015

What do we mean by Dry-Cleaned Carpet?

What Do We Mean by Dry-Cleaned Carpet?

Dry-Cleaned carpet and the Host method of carpet cleaning uses:
1) agitation 
2) organic chemical action
3) time 
to suspend soil from the bottom to the top of your carpet fibers.  This is accomplished by the absorbing action of miniature Host sponges and the powerful brushes on our EVac Machine.

This is how it works.  First, we vacuum and spread our Host sponges (we might bottle spray a little spot remover where needed).  The sponges have the perfect blend of organic cleaning chemicals and water.  The wet portion amounts to about a teaspoon per square foot.  Not much.

Just like a spill on your kitchen counter, the sponges wipe up the carpet fibers from the bottom to the top and clean your carpet.  We use a powerful EVac machine that agitates the sponges up, down and around the fibers, cleaning as we go.  We then vacuum these wonderful little sponges up and your carpet is green, clean and dry.  There isn't any dirty water or  residue left behind.  Better yet, spots do not return.

See how easy it is?  We do not come into your home and leave 15 minutes later. We do not leave you with a sloppy wet mess.  When we have finished our job, your carpet will be clean and safe for you, your family and your pets to walk on.

For a free consultation:
Give us a call at 231-884-1279

Dirt is a 4 Letter Word

Did you know that carpet can hold 2X its weight (that's 4lbs per square yard) in dirt before it is noticed?

That's right!  Icky isn't it?  Just think, by the time you see dirt in your carpet there is already 4 lbs of dirt per square yard embedded in those fibers.  Makes me want to get the vacuum out right now and sweep up all those nasty, grainy, oily, icky bits.

Carpets localize dirt.  They trap and hold it.  This is a good thing as it keeps dirt from spreading throughout your home.  By keeping entrance areas, traffic lanes and pivot points clean, you help your carpet do its job.

So-Dry Carpet Cleaning wants to collect dirt through a proper maintenance program that removes dirt before it has the opportunity to spread further into your home. That is what our professional team does.  Furthermore, we accomplish this using organic, safe and dry methods.

For a free consultation:
Give us a call at 231-884-1279