Your carpet is one of the most important features of your home. It can make the difference between your home looking clean and fresh, or tired and drab.
Based near Plymouth and working with both domestic and commercial customers we produce high-quality cleaning results for all types of carpet in Plymouth and throughout Devon and Cornwall.
Few people realise that what we are seeing is only a tiny fraction of the soil that a carpet contains. The visible grime we notice is only the tip of the iceberg; up to 85 per cent of the dirt the carpet holds is buried deep within the pile.
And when you consider that a carpet can eventually trap its own weight or more in soil – as much as 150 lbs for an average-sized living-room – you’ll agree it’s no trivial matter and that carpet cleaning should be done regularly.
Just as the clothes we wear need regular washing to keep them fresh and hygienic, our carpets and upholstered furniture require periodic cleaning. Accumulated soil and grit are major causes of reduced carpet and fabric life, and enable destructive and health harmful mites and bacteria to work unchecked.
Carpet cleaning costs are minimal when you consider the replacement cost of carpets and furnishings, so regular cleaning makes economic sense too.
Carpet Drying Times
With the most favourable conditions, the industry recommended drying time is between 6 – 12 hours. We use blowing systems to vastly reduce this. The systems that are more popularly used professionally do not use steam, unless you know exactly what you are doing considerable damage can be done to carpets and fabrics. The following factors influence drying times:
- Relative humidity within the environment.
- Adequate ventilation introduced to the environment.
- The degree of soil contained within the carpet or fabric
- The level of competence of the cleaning technician.
- The moisture retention rates of the respective fibres (Wool, Nylon, Cotton, Polyester, Polypropylene, etc.)
Steam machines are often advertised as suitable for cleaning carpets and soft furnishings.
BE CAREFUL! The twist in a cut pile carpet is heat set and using excessively high heat (steam) can release the twist in the pile giving the carpet a felt like appearance. The use of these units on velvet pile fabrics will result in severe distortion damage.
Carpet Cleaning in Devon and Cornwall
Majestic Cleaning are Devon and Cornwall’s premier carpet cleaning service. Working with both domestic and commercial customers to produce high quality carpet cleaning results with a highly personal, professional and prompt service.