Champion’s cleaning process includes 9 important steps. Many cleaners don’t use these steps leaving a soaking wet mess behind. Following these 9 important steps insure that you get maximum soil and maximum spot removal without over-wetting or harming your carpet and upholstery.
Champion’s 9 Step Cleaning Process
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
The carpet or upholstery should be inspected and tested to inform you of the expected results and any potential challenges. This inspection should include identifying the fiber type as well as any potential permanent stains.
Step 2: Furniture Moving
Find out what furniture is recommended to be moved and what is included under the regular pricing structure and what stays in place.
Step 3: Pre-Conditioning Traffic Areas
In this step, a solution is applied that loosens the soil and spots for more effective removal.
Step 4: Pre-Treat Spots
Some spots require special solutions and special care for complete removal and to avoid “setting” the stain.
Step 5: Pre-Grooming
The carpet or upholstery pile is now gently massaged to further loosen the soils so that aggressive, harmful cleaning is not needed.
Step 6: Extraction
Now that the soil has been properly “suspended”, it can be extracted without over-wetting or leaving a sticky residue behind.
Step 7: Specialty Spotting
Stubborn stains sometimes require specialty stain removal processes. Because many cleaners do not train themselves, they do not know about these processes. Those who do sometimes gouge customers to use these processes because they offer a low price they intend not to keep.
Step 8: Post Grooming
The pile of the carpet or upholstery should then be “finished” so that it dries and cures in the proper direction.
Step 9: Post Inspection
A thorough walkthrough should be done to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your cleaning job.
WARNING: Untrained Carpet Cleaners Use 1 to 3 of These Important Steps, Over-Wetting Your Carpet and Upholstery and Leaving a Sticky Residue Behind.
Residential carpets are treated with stain resist properties and soil resistors. The soil resistor part is known as DuPont Teflon or 3M Scotchgard.
After a period of 1 to 2 years, depending on amount of traffic, much of the soil- resistor wears off. At that point you should consider having a professional carpet cleaner re-apply the treatment after professional cleaning.
5 Ways Protector Lengthens the Life of Your Carpet & Upholstery
- Reduces permanent stains. Unprotected carpet and fabrics don’t repel spills as well as protected carpet and fabrics. If you can remove spills more effectively, you can avoid permanent stains.
- Helps save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed. Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a knife. This damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet. By applying protector, you will increase the life of your carpet dramatically.
- Makes spots easier to remove. The easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaner you will have to use and the less time it will take. Many spots can be removed with just water.
- Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. Having protector applied to your carpet and fabrics will enhance your next cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpet or upholstery is professionally cleaned.
- Helps avoid costly service calls. Protector helps you to remove more spots than you could without protector – you may be able to save yourself a minimum charge.
Don’t take chances with the investment you have in carpet and furniture. Ask your technician to apply protector today. (770) 253-6070