Our fully trained and certified technicians follow all major carpet manufacturers'
recommendations and warranty requirements, including those for stain-resistant carpeting.
You can trust that Carol King's will pay special attention to spots, heavy traffic areas,
pet stains and odor - all while using the treatment options that are best suited for your carpet.
Carol Kings Cleaning uses the industry's most advanced truck-mounted carpet cleaning
system, which will remove ground-in soil and revive your carpet's appearance.
While it typically takes 6 to 12 hours for the carpet to dry, you can walk on it as
soon as we are finished (just remember to remove street shoes first to avoid re-soiling).
In general, opening windows, utilizing fans, turning on your air conditioning
or heating system will speed the process. Carpet Drying time depends on
humidity levels, airflow to the room(s) cleaned, and the type of carpet.
Hot Water Extraction (steam cleaning) Explained
Hot water extraction is sometimes referred to as "steam cleaning". Actually, this is a misapplied term,
as real steam is too dry and too hot to clean carpet properly. In this method, a hot cleaning solution is
sprayed under pressure onto the carpet and is immediately extracted with a vacuum source.
The dirty solution is collected in a recovery tank and is usually poured into the sanitary waste system.
The advantage of this process is that it has the ability to flush out large amounts of soil and
contaminants in carpet. It is the most preferred method by all of the major fiber producers such as DuPont,
Monsanto and Allied Signal, as well as the carpet manufacturers like Shaw, Mohawk, World and
Queen – makers of more than 2/3 of the world’s carpet. Because this method removes more contaminants
than the other carpet cleaning methods, hot water extraction is favored by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and is the preferred method of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
(IICRC). Most higher quality carpets that have extended appearance and texture retention
warranties require this type of cleaning every 12-18 months in order to retain the warranty coverage.
Dry Cleaning-Dry Chem Explained
In this type of cleaning, sometimes referred to as "dry cleaning", the cleaning product (sometimes mixed
with carbonated water) is misted onto the carpet in the form of a spray. Next, a circular rotating buffer
with an absorbent pad attached is run over the carpet. The soil attaches itself to the pad and the pad is
changed for a clean one when it becomes soiled. This method has the advantage of drying very quickly
because of the small amount of moisture used. It generally does a good job of cleaning the top 1/3 of
the carpet pile that is visible to the eye. But it does little to remove the heavier grit and sand that
damages carpet over time. Because there is no flushing action or extraction, there is very little
deep cleaning. This method may be considered as an interim cleaning between more effective deep cleanings.