Carpet cleaning by Hot Water Extraction Method Although called WET CLEANING, or Hot water Extraction (HWE) or Steam Cleaning, in fact no steam and very little water is used with our chemicals. These concentrated chemicals are premixed to the required dilution with hot water ( just hot enough to be uncomfortable to the touch). The chemicals are then pre-sprayed onto the carpet or upholstery, agitated and extracted with clean water only. Simple. Hot water at extraction stage will not help the chemicals to work ! Although , it may aid drying times. Hot water, and more so, steam, can in fact, damage the backing material, cause dye bleed and browning, if not used correctly. (Particularly at the high pressure that some machines are putting out! there is no need to pressure wash the carpet...keep your pressure to 150- 200psi.)   Our method uses just enough water to 'wet' and facilitate the chemical reaction with the dirt. The extraction process is not the cleaning part of the process, rather,  is just a method of getting the dirty water out. Here's the method; Inspection of carpets/ rugs / upholstery / curtain fabrics, etc (determine what it is you are cleaning and the chemical to use) Thorough vacuum with a deep pile lifting vacuum ( get all loose dirt out of the equation, no need to waste chemicals cleaning removable dirt). Making mud of loose dirt makes your task more difficult, get a good SEBO vacuum. Pre-spray entire room(s) with your hot mixed solution by pressure sprayer. A whole house should be less than a 5 ltr solution. Agitate the pre-sprayed solution, using a carpet agitation brush , agitator or CRB machine to work into all fibres. Extract using fresh clean water only with your extractor, no chemicals need go through the machine.Unless an acidic rinse is required, keeping it clean too. (Methods that use carpet cleaning chemicals through the machine are flawed.The extraction process is so fast, spraying on and sucking those chemicals out of the carpet in milliseconds, that they cannot possibly be doing any work!) The only chemicals you need to use in the rinse process would be an acidic rinse, to return the pH to neutral. ReVacuum / Re-Agitate , just to fluff up the pile, achieve faster drying and leave it looking fuller. A pile tufter will do this quickly. Consider a Dri-Pod airmover for faster drying times If you want to leave a nice smell, spray with one of our natural deodourising chemicals. Clean smell = double happy customer.


    Dry Carpet Powder - Cleaning carpet and rugs with the cleaning power of a Microsplitting chemical infused into an organic carrier material for use in zero downtime situations and water sensitive carpets such as Sisal, Coir, Jute or Seagrass. Jute Rug Cleaning Jute comes from an Asian plant that produces a strong, coarse fiber commonly used in making sacks and ropes. When water or moisture touches jute, it browns very badly and will lose its tenacity (strength). Jute is very fragile when wet. It will get back some of its strength when dried, but not all of it. A dry powder method is the preferable method of cleaning. Recommendation:
    1. Vacuum thoroughly.
    2. Sprinkle VLM powder or SEBO DUO-P Dry carpet powder onto the carpet.
    3. Using a grooming brush, or agitator such as the SEBO Duo, groom the powder into the pile.
    4. Allow to dry and use air movers to aid this, but it must be even to prevent warping, twisting of shape (about 30 minutes).
    5. Vacuum up thoroughly again to remove product.
    Sisal Carpets Sisal is a natural product. It is comprised of woven grass, hemp, or reeds (even bamboo). It looks very similar to a welcome mat that might be at your front door. Unfortunately, sisal is very difficult to clean. It can shrink, discolor, attract insects, and give off odors when wet. Because sisal discolors and shrinks easily, the less moisture used to clean it, the better. A dry powder method is the preferable method of cleaning. If a customer insists upon a wet cleaning method, use a bonnet cleaning method with very little moisture. Be sure to notify the customer that bonnet cleaning may still cause shrinking and discoloration. Basic Method
    1. Sprinkle VLM powder or SEBO DUO-P Dry carpet powder onto the carpet.
    2. Using a grooming brush, or agitator such as the SEBO Duo, groom the powder into the pile.
    3. Allow 30 minutes for powder to dry, then vacuum the floor.
    4. Use a deodouriser such as Natural Odour neutraliser to leave a fresh smell.


    LOW MOISTURE/ENCAPSULATION CLEANING Chemicals for Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning. Encapsulation Cleaning Encapsulation cleaning is an interim carpet maintenance method. In this process, the encapsulating chemical is sprayed onto and then brushed into the carpet using a cylindrical or rotary brush machine or bonnet. The encapsulation chemistry surrounds each soil particle and crystallizes it so it can’t attract other soils. The encapsulated soil particles release from the carpet fibre and are removed by normal vacuuming, which will generally be done by the janitorial staff at regularly scheduled times. [caption id="attachment_3262" align="aligncenter" width="652"] encapsulation cleaning diagram[/caption] Since this is a low-moisture system, carpets can be put back into use promptly. This process allows maintenance companies to provide a continual high level of appearance at a lower price than other cleaning methods while generating high levels of productivity. This method is designed for commercial maintenance only. Encapsulation cleaning should be periodically followed (every 2–3 cleanings) by thorough hot water extraction.


    Spot and Stain removal - a dark art? A householder will frequently have a carpet cleaned not because they feel that it is dirty, but because they have a spot or stain that draws attention as an eyesore. You may achieve a first class result cleaning the carpet, but if you fail to remove the stain your customer will be disappointed. Spots are relatively easy to remove, but stains can be much more challenging and time consuming. Many technicians regard carpet cleaning as an application of physics and chemistry, but stain removal as a black art. With our range of chemicals and knowledge we will lead you through the processes and procedures of testing and identifying a spot or stain, how to treat and neutralise and, as a last resort procedure, how to safely bleach-out the stain. Not every stain can be completely removed safely, but by extending your knowledge and skill set, knowing which chemicals to use and in what order , your success rate and customer satisfaction will be increased Microsplitters & Bio-Based, 100% Biodegradable, Non Flammable Solvents For Spot, and Stain Removal all available here.