How to remove smells from my carpets

Your carpets do take a daily beating just like the clothes on our bodies. We change our clothes to wash as we know that they need to be cleaned to remove dirt and sweat.

Unfortunately we can’t just take up our carpets, or rugs and put them in the washing machine.
But I hear you say my carpets don’t smell. Customers become immune to the odours in their carpets, or nose blind.
Odours from the dog, your feet, and what you bring on your shoes all contribute to the build-up of that odour. The best test you can do is get on your hands and knees. Nearly all carpets which are 3 months old, and have a family will have an odour of some sort.
Odours are a breeding ground for germs to grow, allergens to multiply and could cause health problems for your family.
Having your carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner who guarantee their machinery produces steam, is the best way for your carpets to be cleaned. Normally truck mounted machines will do this as a matter of course, however some carpet cleaners have inline heaters attached to their portable machines that do exactly the same job. Your carpets will be clean, odour free, sanitized, and stain free (in most cases).
So what is Carpet Steam cleaning?

Steam cleaning is the process were the machinery heats up water to between 120f to 220f. The water when used looks like a vapour. The pressure of the steam will vary from 80psi to 800psi. We never clean carpets above 350 psi.Also odours are destroyed. When the steam comes into contact with the odour it breaks down the odour at the molecular level. The hotter the steam, the cleaner the carpet will be. This is all dependant on what is being cleaned and the level of soilage. Not all carpets can be steam cleaned due to shrinkage issues as this is where an experienced carpet cleaning company come in handy. Please refer to the survey
So how your carpet would be cleaned?

There are several things which need to be done to complete the clean.

A detailed survey of the carpet will be carried out. This survey will include checking for seams if, or two carpets joined as one. The general fitting of the carpet. The homeowner would be asked questions such as have your pets urinated on the carpet, if so a detailed urine examination will take place. This examination is carried out by using an ultra violet torch. The torch when beamed onto the carpet will change colour of the carpet when finding urine. A moisture test will also be carried out in the urine areas.
Known stains will be addressed. A lot of home owners attempt their own stain removal and in most cases are unable to remove the stain, they just spread it. If this is the case again communication with the home owner as to how they attempted the clean, what did they use. On certain carpets if the wrong chemical is used it could and does seal the stain in the carpets, and is impossible to remove, unless the damaged area is re bleached, but that is another story.

Your carpet cleaning process should include
– Pre vacuuming- A typical 15 ft. square room could take ten minutes to complete.
– Visible stains- In some situations chemicals will have to be used, such as coffee, tea, red wine. Chemistry is needed assist with the reversal of the tanning in the carpet.
– The clean itself is fairly quick. Again a room 15ft square, the actual clean will be 20 minutes.
– The advantage of using truck mount or professional portable machines is the strength of the vacuum system. Some systems can run hoses from 100ft to 400ft. The carpets can be back in use within 2 hours or less.