Keeping carpets looking their best requires a multi-pronged approach covering five important tasks:
This article will focus on the fourth item on the list: Low Moisture Interim Cleaning. The preferred low-moisture method we recommend is carpet encapsulation. Encapsulation is a process that uses a specially formulated solution and agitation to release soil from carpet fibers. As the solution dries, the dirt released from the fiber is trapped inside a polymer film, leaving it loose on the carpet surface, ready to be removed through vacuuming.
Interim carpet encapsulation won't fully replace restorative carpet cleaning with a carpet extractor. However, it can help maintain the carpet's appearance in important areas between an annual complete extraction.
Interim low-moisture carpet encapsulation is best used in situations like these:
Interim encapsulation carpet cleaning offers some serious upsides to your carpet program.
Encapsulation requires a specialized solution that combines high-quality surfactants with a water-soluble polymer. After applying the encapsulation solution, agitation and the cleaning action of the solution remove soils from the carpet fiber and suspend them in the solution. The soil is coated with the polymer as the solution dries, preventing it from re-depositing onto the carpet. Once the carpet is fully dry, vacuuming the area permanently removes the soil.
We recommend Hillyard Deep Action for all carpet encapsulation. Deep Action is specially formulated to dry quickly and leave no residue after vacuuming. Unlike other detergent-based formulations, Deep Action dries into clear, well-formed crystals that cleanly break away from the carpet fibers and won't leave a sticky brown residue.
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Achieving and maintaining the optimal cleanliness of your carpets involves a strategic, multi-faceted approach. As discussed in this article, low-moisture interim cleaning, particularly through the effective encapsulation method, offers numerous benefits for carpet appearance and longevity.
Hillyard stands as a trusted name in the industry. With a dedicated team of expert sales representatives strategically positioned throughout the United States, Hillyard is ready to provide personalized advice tailored to your unique carpet cleaning needs. Whether you require guidance on best practices, information on cutting-edge carpet cleaning equipment, or access to high-quality chemicals, Hillyard has you covered. Take the next step towards impeccable carpets by reaching out to Hillyard today. Use the "I'm Interested" form at the bottom of this page and one of our sales representatives will connect with you, offering insights and solutions to elevate your carpet cleaning regimen.
DISCLAIMER: Specifications are subject to change without notice. Examples and recommendations in this article may not apply to every situation. This information is provided on an “as is” basis and does not supersede any other documentation. Always follow the instructions as written on the product label.