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Quick Drying Carpet Cleaning In San Diego Without The Soapy Residue.

No Residues Plus Quick Dry In San Diego

What does it take so that soap is not left behind on the carpet to dry and become crunchy and flaky and a health hazard? My customers, soon to be clients have been quick to let me know that their most recent carpet cleaner ended up leaving their carpeting feeling so slick and sticky from the soap they left behind. They also proceed to tell me that their carpet looked much worse afterwards then it did before, and that it was flaky and crunchy after it ended up drying, just totally uncalled for. They always ask me, “what does it take so that soap is not left behind on my carpet feeling like a health hazard? So, I always tell them that most likely it’s due to them not applying the right kind of work ethic. It also could be based on their lack of proper knowledge or that their equipment is jus not strong enough in recovering he amount of liquid they initially put down. Getting carpets dry to the touch is an art form that many shouldn’t try to take on if they can’t make good on it. It’s also because they're probably running they're soap directly through their machine combining it with the exact same h2o they're supposed to be flushing the carpet with.

So, what happens is that the soap is left behind because it never got rinsed out in the first place and now it's left to dry on the carpet and that's what gives it that flaky look and dingy looking appearance. A lot of times carpet cleaners or carpet cleaning companies are in a hurry to meet a quota and so what they do is they rush through your job and they're done in about 30 to 45 minutes because they have to hustle along to the next job due to the time constraint and so they end up not leaving your carpet clean. In fact it's now become a toxic soup because it's mixed in with all the dirt and grease and bacteria that might have been in your carpet before they even started cleaning your carpet.

But, why was my carpet left a wet drenched mess?

Fast Drying Carpet Cleaning

The answer to that question is simple actually. The reasons behind a carpet left soaking wet are because; number one and probably most important the carpet cleaner or technician that's cleaning your carpet doesn't have the right ethics or knowledge behind what they're doing. This makes for speeding through the job as fast as they can because they probably have a quota to meet and so they have to move it along to the next job as fast as they possibly can and that makes for an outcome that soaks carpeting all up. It’s not just the carpet either, it’s the backing and the padding too that pools between the padding and the concrete foundation. This creates a situation where dry times end up being 4 or 5 days long at the end of which, carpet takes on a nasty stench in the form of a musky or mildew smell.

Also, they may not have the right ones and techniques in order to get your carpet the driest possible before they leave. A lot of times it's because they don't know what dry passes are. Dry wanding is when a carpet cleaner pulls the equipment they clean your carpet with across the carpet without injecting hot water or steam or doing any sort of rinsing or flushing. Basically the technician is going over the carpet moving their cleaning wand or steam wand across the carpet to get the carpet dry before they move it along to the next area of carpet to be cleaned. If a carpet cleaning technician is not doing it this way then the carpet is not being cleaned correctly.

Often times not only is a carpet cleaner lacking on the proper wanding techniques, but they are also lacking on certain equipment. The amount of equipment available to get the job done right is there, they are just not utilizing it. Maybe it’s simply because they don’t know about it or maybe it revolves around them knowing, but not wanting to invest in it because it might be too expensive. Or maybe they think they’re doing the best they can. It’s not acceptable that a carpet cleaner is leaving behind so much soapy residue and using a process that leaves carpets drenched to mix in with the dirt grease and bacteria that was present on the carpet before hand, because their work ethic just couldn't cut it.

When carpet cleaning San Diego with a quality approach, it requires one to possess the necessary ethics and knowledge behind how to not leave carpet soaked and soapy residue left behind afterwards.

Pet Urine Stain Damage - Which Treatment To Use.

Treating Urine Damaged Carpet

If you are going to attempt to try and remove stains yourself, make sure you understand what products to avoid. Try to stay away from products with a high pH level and that have things in them called “optical brighteners.” These products tend to leave residues behind on the carpet that may be in a high pH state, which will enable the carpet to attract dirt to it very much the same way a magnet would do to metal and quite possibly react with the urine composition itself. In some instances the use of the wrong product can cause the urine stain to become permanent which most professional carpet cleaners describe as “setting the stain.”

Do Not Use Just Any Stain Remover!

Stay away from products that have optical brighteners in them and always read the directions before use! Optical brighteners have a tendency to “brighten up” stains, especially dark dirt and grease stains giving you the impression that they have taken them away. I think it would be safe to say nowadays that most companies have changed the formulas of their cleaning solutions to no longer incorporate them in their compositions. What would happen is the particular areas in which these chemicals were put down in by the consumer, in hopes of cleaning them would ultimately have a chemical reaction when the professional cleaning solutions used by carpet cleaners were applied. They would end up taking color away during the cleaning process and due to carpet materials being different and all, a lot of times carpet cleaning technicians can’t see the areas in which these optical brighteners have been applied.

 Urine Damaged Spots

When attempting to clean up pet urine mishaps on a DIY basis, make sure to use an absorbent material that will pull up rather than push down or spread. Absolutely never put your own body weight onto the paper towel or absorbent material you are using as this will push the liquid further down into the underlying layers of material and quite possibly the sub-flooring which is wood or the concrete slab or cement foundation. Always blot lightly and remember to let the paper towel or absorbent material do the work as much as it can.

Don’t Let The Urine Oxidize Your Carpet

It is in this original acid state when the urine begins to react with the carpet to create a color change, which will become permanent if the urine is not removed immediately. It’s called oxidation or oxidizing. Some of this color change can be attributed to the strong ammonia that forms as the urine passes through its chemical and bacterial change.

If left untreated for a long enough period of time, permanent damage will have occurred due to the color of the dye being comprised by the strength of the PH level of the urine resulting in permanent staining. This can also happen on other floor types such as wood. Even if you were to remove the initial deposit, the damage to the dye structure may have already been done. And, the only way to remove these types of stains is to cut the carpet out and replace them with new carpet or you might be able to dye them in the hopes that you would be able to achieve a blend in the coloring of the carpet at least.

This is the best way to approach this situation if you’re mindful of not damaging your carpet any further. As a professional company that provides carpet cleaning in San Diego Ca, we don’t endorse any over the counter retail products because there aren’t any that can do you any justice without damaging your carpet.

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