Sunday, July 22, 2012

Carpet Cleaning Sioux Falls

The Rotovac 360I In Action!

Every once in a while we get something or use something that really changes the game.  That is exactly what the 360I does.  If I were designing a machine to clean carpets, based on my experiences and customer feedback, this is what I would come up with.  The engineers at Rotovac have developed this tool for simple, efficient operation.  No matter how fatigued we get the Rotovac keeps the same pace from the first to the last room, this ensures a better clean and faster dry times.

In the video, you see a sculptured low profile residential carpet that is fairly heavily soiled.  The Rotovac cuts through the oil and greases that hold the soil in place.  This type of carpet in this condition is one of the toughest to clean with a conventional wand.  The wand does not tend to glide over the surface like the Rotovac, more so it actually catches and is very difficult to get a good suction to remove as much water as possible.  Less water means faster dry times.

There is no way physically that anyone could match the up to 250 rpm cleaning power of the Rotovac.

Check out this description: Rotovac 360i

If you have carpets that need a good cleaning, you owe it to yourself to see what the Rotovac 360i  can do!

Call Today 605-359-1098

Thanks for your time!

Harold Pastian
A-1 Carpet Service
Sioux Falls, SD

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Upholstery Cleaning Sioux falls

Upholstery Cleaning

Cleaning codes
All new furniture comes with a manufacturers tag or label that describes the materials used in making the furniture, along with a cleaning code that reads  "S", "W"  Or "X"
S -   Safely Cleaned with Solvent based solutions
W -  Safely Cleaned with Water based Solutions
X - Vacuum Only
Sometimes we see a W/S  In that case we would choose a water based shampoo.
The first step in any cleaning we do at A-1 Carpet Service is to identify the fiber we are dealing with, which is a little bit old school, but an effective measure.  We were cleaning furniture before there were cleaning codes.  Just the same you don't mind if we check do you?
First we will vacuum the piece thoroughly.  Think of it like carpet cleaning, we want to remove as much dust and dirt as we can before we apply any water or Solvent to the fabric.
Depending on the type of use the furniture gets we may apply a pre-spray designed to break down oils and greases to be extracted in the extraction step.
Second we will apply a foam shampoo with a soft brush, gently agitating the fibers so that the shampoo has the chance to surround or emulsify  the soil.
If this is a "Dry Clean" or "S" type fabric we will apply the OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits) with our handy sprayer or with a towel and gently agitate it into the fibers..  The OMS do essentially the same thing as the shampoo, loosen the soil.
Third, we will extract the shampoo or solvent into our big blue tank in the Van, that's it in the back of the picture to the right.
Last step is to set the Nap or brush the piece so that the fibers stand up like they did when it was new.  This is the step that most cleaners and do it your selfers don't do.
Now you don't have a big blue tank, or OMS or a couple of very cool brushes.  What you do have is water.  Someday I may post some pictures of what happens when you add water to a piece of furniture, without being able to extract that water.

Getting the shampoo out of the furniture piece is priority one, otherwise it will rapidly re-soil.

If you are perplexed or just don't feel like tackling your beautiful white sectional sofa, give us a call.

I believe you will find our Upholstery Cleaning Service very affordable, hassle free, with amazing results!

Remember...All workmanship is FULLY GUARANTEED!

As always Call us with questions or concerns.

Thanks for your time.

A-1 Carpet Service
Sioux Falls, SD
(605) 359-1098

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Before and After A-1 Carpet Service



Quite an improvement ( I wish I could post the before and after smells) but them many of you would stop reading my blog!

As you can see in the photos wear has developed in the high traffic areas.  Regular cleaning and lots of vaccumming  will go a long way towards preventing sand and grit from scratching the fibers.

Although we can't make carpet fiber magically reappear, we can get the dirt out.

This carpet was dry and ready to use in just a few hours.  And the odor was replaced with a nice clean scent.

We realize that most of you don't let this happen to your carpet.  The point I want to make is, regardless of the condition, A-1 Carpet Service can dramatically improve the condition in most cases.

Give us a call in Sioux Falls @ 605-359-1098

Thanks for reading!

Have a great 4th Of July!

Harold Pastian
A-1 Carpet Service
Sioux Falls, SD