1.Full hot water extraction of carpets or steam cleaning of tile to remove offending odor.
2. Topical enzyme treatment (the enzyme treatment may take up to a full week to fully digest the offending odor molecules.
3. Topical deodorization- a clean fresh smell placed over the surface of the carpet or tile
4. Odor abatement bars or tubs- we can leave an odor eater bar or Odor Kill tub to help mitigate odors in the room as the enzymes work to remove the source odor.
5. If the above steps do not work, we recommend an ozone treatment to permeate the whole room. This involves a 24 hour treatment time, where the room needs to be unoccupied and closed off until the ozone treatment is complete.
6. If the ozone treatment does not work, the next following steps are needed:
a. Full flush of carpet to saturation and re extract OR
b. Replacement of carpet and padding OR
c. Replacement of carpet and padding with additional application of Killz sealant on the subfloor to lock in odors from the substrate
A successful maintenance program starts with the selection of carpet that meets specific performance requirements. Attributes include construction, backing, yarn, dye type and color. Color and pattern are major factors in the perception of a successful maintenance program.
The visual degree of soiling is measured as color contrast. The best soil hiding colors are usually medium to dark shades. These are best specified for known areas having severe traffic and soil. Carpet maintenance must be established as a scheduled program, rather than being a random series of reactions to soiling conditions and infrequent cleaning.
Virtually every complaint of poor appearance, rapid soiling, and many times poor performance, has been shown to be related to a lack of planning and control of the maintenance program. The most important consideration when planning a maintenance program is the budget.
Like other expensive furnishings or equipment, carpet represents a substantial investment for any facility and deserves adequate care to prolong its effective life. If the carpet maintenance budget is set unrealistically low, the carpet will need to be replaced prematurely.
Tailor the design of the program to the amount of traffic and type of soiling which vary by area. Due to higher traffic levels, entrance lobbies, elevators and hallways will need more care than offices. Food service areas and entrances will require more effort due to
the more difficult soiling conditions. Consult the chart for suggested frequencies by traffic levels.
A low moisture process that is applied with a rotating brush system that lays down a polymer that encapsulates soil and is removed over time by vacuuming.