San Antonio, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2014 -- A certified professional carpet cleaning company in San Antonio will have an extremely high success rate at removing almost any stain from a carpeted surface. The world’s most seasoned professionals have been to the most renowned type of schooling known as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification, which is also referred to as the I.I.C.R.C (IICRC). The end result of a cleaning may seem successful, although the measurement of the technician’s cleaning ability can all come down to a tiny spot left on the carpet. If they are unable to remove a spot or stain the end result could be an unsatisfied customer.
The first step to removing all spots and stains within the carpeted areas begins by identifying the substance that was left behind. To identify a spot or stain begin by asking the customer. Although the customer might not always know exactly what it might be, they will usually have a good idea what the cause might have been. As a certified technician different techniques and procedures can be used in determining the actual content of the spot or stain.
Analyzing the location of the spot or stain will be an important factor. The appearance can also be a huge help. A “shiny” appearance can often mean the spot or stain is synthetic, while a “dull” appearance can often mean it is organic. Performing a pH test on the spot or stain will help classify the substance. It is also very good to attempt to detect any type of “odor” the spot or stain may be holding. Finally, using a pocket microscope they will be able to determine if the substance is attached to the fiber. If it has “attached” to the fiber, then they are dealing with a stain rather than a spot.
After the spot or stain has been identified, then decide which solutions and procedures must be used to fully remove it. If the spot or stain is petroleum-based or solvent soluble such as inks, oils, greases, adhesives; then a dry solvent gel spotter must be used. A “synthetic”, man-made, spot or stain such as red dyes, candy, or food that has been colored; must be treated with a “reducing” agent. If the spot or stain is natural or organic such as coffee, tea, condiments, mustard; then an oxidizing agent would be needed. Finally if the spot or stain is a protein such as vomit, feces, blood; a “protein digester” must be used.
Once the spot or stain has been identified and the proper solutions have been selected, then it is time for the “physical” removal. Begin by removing any and all contamination that may be linked to the spot or stain through vacuuming or blotting. Be careful when working the appropriate solutions into the fiber. Also, do not increase the moisture at the base of the carpet or cushion, as it can wick back to the surface and cause a recurring spot. Use a tamping brush and towel, but do not use aggressive agitation as it could damage the fibers.
Also work from the outside-in to prevent spots and stains from spreading. Performing a “heat transfer” with a wet towel and steam iron can expedite the chemical activation. Be careful when doing so, as it could set a protein-based stain permanently, or make it much more difficult to fully remove. Be sure to ventilate adequately when using dry solvent spotters. For the highest success rate with spot and stain removal use these proper techniques, which are taught through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC).
About Steam Master Carpet Cleaning San Antonio
Steam Master Carpet Cleaning San Antonio, (http://www.steammastercleaning.com), based in San Antonio, Texas, is a leading provider of Professional Cleaning of Fine Fabrics, Rugs, Carpets and Floors. Our mission is to provide you with the most outstanding service experience ever.
Steam Master Carpet Cleaning San Antonio
10610 Butterfly Flat
San Antonio, Texas 78254