Ep 26 Complete Carpet Podcast | Carpet Cleaning Tulsa
In this episode we are continuing our series on the different aspects of getting your carpets cleaned. The equipment, the technician and the actual cleaning process itself. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998 this is Complete Carpet. Check us out online at www.CompleteCarpetTulsa.com or you can reach us directly at 918-494-7093. Or connect with us on Facebook @Completecarpet.
This time we are talking about water. A large aspect of the carpet cleaning process is using hot water. Now it’s been called steam cleaning because if you have extremely hot water hitting cool air you kind of get this billow of steam look or effect from the cleaning process. We don’t actually use live steam because if we did use live steam in the water that came out of the jets of the wand it would actually just go straight up into the air. It would not rinse your carpet it would just create a small sauna type of environment in the room as the steam would go straight up. Then the water wouldn’t penetrate into the carpet to soften up and remove that dirt to be able to be extracted or sucked back you up with a good suction after having a good pre spray put down on it. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998 we have always compared it to doing dishes. So very hot water compared to cold water cleaning. For example if you try to do your dishes and you wanted to rinse your dishes. If you grabbed a plate with butter on it and you turn the faucet on too cold water and tried to rinse that plate it wouldn’t work very well. You could get it clean but it would require a lot of soap and you have to do quite a bit of scrubbing to get the butter off of the plate. But if you just move the dial over all the way to the hot side until you have nice good hot tap water, then you can actually take that plate of butter and just put it underneath the hot water and the butter melts right off the plate just because the water is hot. So we always rinse our dishes with hot water.
Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998 we do the same thing when we clean carpets. We just increase the temperature we use quite a bit. It starts off in the machine at around 200 degrees, so almost double what you get from your faucet for dishes. By the time it goes through all the hoses and comes out to the tips inside the house it’s actually about 160 degrees. That helps to do two big things: One water that’s hotter helps to dissolve things faster. If you remember your high school science class where you took cold water and poured sugar into it and all of the sugar just kind of falls to the bottom and just sits there. Even if you use a little whisk and try to mix it up a bunch it’s still hard to get it to dissolve into the water. Now if you take boiling water, water that is over 200 degrees and then pour the sugar in. Then it almost completely dissolves without even having to stir it. The sugar will just melt into the solution faster and it won’t pile up at the bottom. Our carpet cleaning process use that same principle, that same concept and idea. As we’re going through to rinse out the dirt, debris and items that are in the carpet most of those are either oil-based or sugar based. Carpet cleaning Tulsa has shown us that both those two things will dissolve into hot water and we want to get them back into solution so we can rinse it out. The reason getting it into solution is important is if it’s just sitting on the carpet and you’ve already tried to vacuum it out and it didn’t dry vacuum out that means it’s sticky and something’s holding it against the fiber. Everything that was dry and dusty can just be vacuumed out.
You need us to get the stuff that can not be just vacuumed out and is stuck, sticky or oily and is holding dirt to the carpet fiber. This requires a good prespray to soften up and break it down the surface water resistance. It also softens up the dirt to get it back into solution. Just like washing your dishes the hot water will help the prespray also. It helps to get the sugars back into solution so that it can be sucked back out of the carpet. The hot water also helps with rinsing the carpet, to remove the dirt and debris that is now in solution faster because the water hotter. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998 we are Complete Carpet and we’re going over a series on the different parts of carpet cleaning. Visit us online at our website www.CompleteCarpetTulsa.com or give us a call at 918-494-7093. The machine that we use actually generates the heat from the machine itself. So as long as the machine is running it always has hot water. The machine that we used can to do two separate wands at the same time, though so we only use one wand. That allows it to have a lot more suction and a lot more heat to really stay on top of it and get the carpets thoroughly and deeply cleaned.
Another aspect of really hot water that’s not normally talked about as much, but is a very important part of the cleaning process is that the warmer or the hotter the water the quicker the item will dry. If you just after use cool, say 70 degree tap water temperature then it will evaporate slowly. If you bring it up to 100 degrees it is going to evaporate quite a bit quicker and when it gets up to 160 degrees it will dry out even faster. So the three parts that water affects the cleaning process are: First the heat of the prespray. This helps to break down and soften up what is in the carpet. Second the heat of the rinse water to clean the carpets. Once the dirt has been softened up you need nice hot water to be able to quickly rinse out the carpets. Third is the heat of the water helps it to dry faster. Hot water evaporates faster than cold water does. Carpet cleaning Tulsa and surrounding communities since 1998 we are Complete Carpet. Join us next time as we continue our series.