Silk is a great natural material for your wall to wall carpets. Silk carpets are highly regarded for their unique sheen and gentle texture. These carpets brighten up the room they are in and add elegance to any work space. The silk fibers come from a variety of natural sources such as banana trees and bamboo. Silk is natural and is less likely to cause allergy symptoms.
Silk carpets need special care when it comes to cleaning. If you try to use rental equipment for carpets you could end up damaging your carpet by causing thinning, dye bleeding, or warping. Silk needs specific temperatures so the rug fiber doesn’t shrink or change the shape of the pile. Steam cleaning your silk rugs and carpets deep cleans them without the need to worry about damages.
Why Steam Cleaning?
“Steam Cleaning” is just a nickname for a method of carpet cleaning called “hot-water extraction.”
This is the preferred method of cleaning by major carpet manufacturers. In fact, some require you to use this service at least once every 12-18 months otherwise the warranty on your carpet can be voided.
This type of cleaning is widely considered the best method of removing embedded soils and contaminants in your carpet. Steam cleaning works by injecting a high pressurized solution into the carpet pile, then immediately extracts it with the powerful vacuum system. Most companies will apply a pre-treatment to break down soils, loosen oil deposits and remove spots.
After the cleaning, a protective coating can be applied to your carpet, most of the time for an additional cost. This coating is commonly referred to as “scotch guarding.” This phrase is also just a nickname. What is applied is actually a Teflon. It’s a good idea to have this reapplied, as the scotch guarding applied during the manufacturing process will only last so long.
If a truck-mount system is used, the water temperature can reach over 110°C. Water boils at 100°C.
Hot water is a key component in any cleaning.
Powerful Vacuum System
Truck-mount systems are basically an engine with a very powerful buit-in blower. The horsepower ranges from 15 to 50, depending on the size of the machine. This engine powers this vacuum so it can create a very powerful suction. This vacuum is so powerful that it can have your carpets dry within a couple hours. There is a misconception that steam cleaning will over-saturate your carpet, soak your padding and take days to dry. This is simply NOT true.