When you live in Oregon and Washington, mold and mildew are a fact of life. Over time, moisture and mold can severely damage your carpets. In addition, your carpets may suffer from storm damage or fire damage after a natural disaster. Once the damage occurs, Summit Facility Services can help you restore your property to normal.
To make the process easier for you, we work with all kinds of insurance companies. You just have to relax while we clean and repair your property. No matter how damaged your carpets are, the right restoration cleaning services can help.
How Restoration Carpet Cleaning Works
Depending on the problem, there are several different methods you can use for restoration carpet cleaning. We typically use hot water extraction or encapsulation. With hot water extraction, we apply detergent and hot water to your carpet. Then, our technicians use state-of-the-art tools to remove the detergent, water and dirt particles from your carpets. All of this is done through a truck-mounted unit, so the only tools you have to deal with inside your home are a hose and wand.
Another technique is known as encapsulation. Unlike hot water extraction, this technique uses very little water. We start by applying a minimal amount of moisture with a rotating brush system. A special polymer essentially wraps up the dirt and other particles in your carpets. Then, the polymer and particles are removed through vacuuming.
When dealing with restoration carpet cleaning, you should always hire trained professionals. Only professional technicians can clean your carpets without causing additional damage or leaving behind harmful chemicals. Carpet manufacturers prefer to work with professional companies because only professional businesses have the best equipment. The steam cleaners you can rent from a store are not nearly as powerful, so they leave behind cleaning agents and dirt.
When you get your carpet cleaned, a professional technician will pick the exact cleaning agent your carpet fibers need. Additionally, they know how to completely dry your carpets so that mold and mildew do not develop. Thanks to their expertise, you can get the high-quality results you need and save money on carpet replacements.
How Is Restoration Cleaning Different Than Regular Cleaning?
Sometimes, restoration cleaning uses the same techniques as standard carpet cleaning. Many people use restoration cleaning when they move to a different home or apartment. Often, previous homeowners will avoid replacing old carpets because they know they are moving. As a result, the carpets may be heavily stained by food and pets. Fires and floods can cause even more damage.
Unfortunately, replacing a carpet is extremely expensive. Instead of buying a new one, you can use carpet restoration services to bring your current carpet back to life. In general, you can get restoration cleaning in less than half the time it takes to install entirely new carpets.
Once you hire a restoration cleaning company, a technician will come out to your property to inspect your carpets. In some cases, carpets are too damaged by sewage, mold or fires to be restored. Normally, we are able to restore carpets that have been damaged by just water and mold.
In comparison, standard cleaning services are less intense. Carpet cleaning is just designed to make your carpets look new again. For example, a carpet cleaner can remove stains from shoe traffic, food or spills. Because dirty carpets can encourage dirt or mold to build up, it is important to regularly clean your floors.
Restoration carpet cleaning and regular cleaning services can also help remove bad odors from your carpets. Our team can eliminate odors from pets, mold, mildew or smoke. To do this, we typically apply a mildew remover, ozone treatment, encapsulating deodorizer or enzyme treatment.
Hot water extraction allows us to remove the scent from the carpet. Then, a topical enzyme treatment digests any molecules that cause bad odors. Finally, topical deodorization and special bars can be left behind to give the room a fresh scent.
What Can Damage Your Carpets?
Whether you run a business or own a residential property, there are many things that can damage your carpets. When you wear shoes on your carpets, your shoes can track in small rocks, dirt and debris. If you do not vacuum often enough, the debris can lead to wear and tear.
Meanwhile, taking off your shoes can also damage your carpets. Oils and sweat are found on your skin. When you walk barefoot on your flooring, you can transfer your natural oils to the carpet fibers. Paint spills, pet stains and cigarette burns can also harm your carpets.
If your building becomes flooded, it can lead to major water damage. Mold can quickly develop, which can lead to expensive mold remediation work. After a flood, the best thing you can do is immediately bring in fans to dry everything out.
Sometimes, homeowners damage their floors by cleaning them too frequently. In general, steam cleaners only need to be used once a year. If your carpets are cleaned every month, it can cause unnecessary damage.
Sunshine can break down carpet fibers over time. Likewise, insects and rodents can lead to loose carpet fibers. If these issues are not remedied, they can quickly lead to expensive repair jobs.
Normally, your carpets are protected from these problems through a protective coating. If you purchased quality carpets, the manufacturer already added protective coatings to prevent stains and other kinds of damage. Unfortunately, the protective coating can wear away because of foot traffic and normal usage. When this happens, you can extend the life of your carpets by hiring a carpet cleaning company to replace this protective coating.
What Are Summit’s Services?
Summit Facility Services was originally started in 1978 as a carpet cleaning company. Originally, we only had a couple of service vans and a handful of services. Now, our organization offers local businesses and homeowners more than 20 different cleaning services.
Although we have been in the business for more than 40 years, we still believe in the same core values we started with. All of our team members are committed to excellent communication, professionalism, efficiency and friendly service. When you work with us, you can enjoy getting some of the following world-class services.
In addition to restoration carpet cleaning, we also offer routine carpet maintenance. The right services depend on your home or commercial space. We can help with low-moisture encapsulation, deodorizing treatments and hot water restorative extraction.
Over time, vinyl composite tiles, natural stones and ceramic tiles can become damaged. This is especially common in commercial buildings because of the excessive foot traffic. With our restorative cleaning services, you can make old flooring look new again and remove excess dirt. Additionally, we can help with waxing and refinishing your tiles.
We use commercial-grade equipment and cleaning products. Because of this, we are able to make your furniture look like it just came from the factory floor. Whether you need your mattresses, benches or sofas cleaned, we can help.
Dryer vents and ducts need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Otherwise, they can negatively impact the health of anyone who lives or works in the area. We can use our fogging machine to completely sanitize your ducts.
Sanitizing for COVID-19
Summit Facility Services offers three levels of sanitizing for COVID-19. The first level involves disinfecting with our fogging machine. For the second treatment level, we wipe down your facilities by hand and disinfect everything with commercial sprayers. With our premium services, we can also deep clean your upholstery and flooring.
Over time, your carpets can become stained. Often, gray marks will appear in the areas where customers or residents walk the most. Through our restoration carpet cleaning services, you can make your carpet clean and beautiful again. To learn more about our various options, call us today.