Our 12-Point Cleaning System
This is the service you can expect on every job that we do.
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
Every great carpet cleaning and restoration company starts with a proper, precise carpet, rug, tile or upholstery pre-inspection. The pre-inspection is key, as it will allow us to properly set up a plan to service your carpet, tile or upholstery. This is your time to inform us of your heaviest concerns; we will inspect your particular areas of concern as well as note carpet construction, and soiling conditions. We will also inform you of any possible permanent staining on the horizon, so that there will be no surprises at all. Remember: not all stains can be removed completely, and a carpet cleaning company that claims they can remove all stains is not trustworthy or professional. Patching is an option or spot dying.
Step 2: Pre-Vacuum
If appropriate for the situation, your carpet will be promptly pre-vacuumed to remove bonded dry soil, making the main cleaning methods run smoother. This pre-cleaning will help more of the dirt and debris to be cleaned up during the main cleaning part of the procedure. This is in addition to the vacuuming that takes place throughout the entire length of the cleaning process.
Step 3: Move Furniture (optional)
By request of the client, sofas, chairs, tables, and any other furniture that is of appropriate size will be carefully moved by our able hands. Larger pieces, such as beds, dressers, entertainment centers, china cabinets and other liability-prone items are left in place under our regular pricing structure. Your furniture will be well-protected with disposable blocks and tabs as needed.
Step 4: Pre-Condition & Pre-Spot Treatment
Spots and stains are pre-treated for more effective spot removal. This will ensure that the spots will be lifted, and the most thorough cleaning will be utilized for the job. Not even a small stain will escape our view, as we strive for perfection in our cleaning process. Remember: even with pre-spot treatment there are some spots/stains that cannot be removed completely.
Step 5: Pre-Condition Areas (optional)
All heavy traffic areas are pre-conditioned with a heavy duty deep cleaning emulsifier, that suspends heavily soil so it can easily rinsed out of the carpeting. Not all soiling conditions are the same. We match what cleaning solutions will do the best job for every home.
Step 6: Pre-Groom
Depending on the soil level of your carpet, the carpet will be pre-groomed with a carpet groomer to further loosen traffic area soiling. Again, this will help with the main cleaning process, as this act is to ensure that the main cleaning process will be highly effective.
Step 7: Extract & Rinse
Once the soil has been loosened, our state-of-the-art truck-mounted hot water extraction machine will thoroughly rinse the carpet pile with our exclusive rinse agent. When we are finished with the deep cleaning process your carpets will be residue free. Pressure and heat are regulated so that carpet is not overly-wet. We will then rinse your carpet with specially treated water at the cleansing temperatures ranging between 60-235 degrees, depending on the fiber content and soiling condition of the carpet. This step also improves the quality of the air in your living space by removing the pollens, pollutants, and dust mites, etc. from the carpet, making your home a safer place to be.
Step 8: Neutralize
Every carpet that we clean is rinsed with a PH balanced product so that there is never a sticky residue left behind. If there is residue left behind, there may be more problems that will occur with your carpet in the future. This is a very important step that is either overlooked or neglected by other carpet cleaners; either that or they lack the knowledge to attend to the matter.
Step 9: Post Spot Treatment
If any spots are not removed during the main cleaning process, specialty-spotting techniques are employed after a thorough cleaning to get rid of all the stubborn spots that were not lifted. We will do the best we can to make sure every single spot is treated, utilizing the best of our knowledge and equipment.
Step 10: Carpet Protector (recommended)
Carpets protected with 3m scotchgard or DuPont’s Teflon last longer, clean up easier and stay clean longer. Overall, the carpet protectors prolong the durability and life of your carpet. We offer carpet protectors as an option, but it is up to you to ultimately decide if you want us to apply it or not.
Step 11: Carpet Grooming
Final step the carpet is raked to its fullest height to speed the drying process. Most carpeting dries in 3 to 6 hours and can be walked on immediately after use with our proven cleaning system.
Step 12: Post-Inspection
After we are through with the job, we encourage you to take a walk through your home or business office(s), using the plastic boots we provide to inspect our work and make sure that we’ve met your standards. If you’re satisfied, let us know, and if not, we’ll do whatever we can to make sure that you are. At the end of the post-inspection, we will ask that you sign our service invoice.
Make American Stainmaster part of your overall home maintenance schedule and rest assured that you can't find a better, more cost-efficient way to keep your carpets, upholstery and drapes in tip-top shape and ready for the unexpected company visits or a family get-together. Call us now - 210-440-6461