The Science Of Carpet Cleaning

Carpet is a major investment in your home. Properly caring for it is a safeguard in that investment.

Since 1996, The ”Professional Difference” team at A.S.A.P. has strived to perfect the science of carpet cleaning. We test our pre-treat solutions and rinsing agents daily to ensure that they return your carpet to a perfect neutral PH balance. This will eliminate leaving a residue that attracts and holds soils and will help extend the life of your cleaning.

The following are steps that should be taken to prolong the life of your carpets.

Vacuum your carpet a minimum of once a week, twice a week is recommended. High traffic areas typically are the first 6 feet of entryways and foyers These areas should be vacuumed more frequently. Soil is an abrasive. Each time you walk on your carpet you are wearing it, actually scratching the fibers, creating those traffic areas. If you don’t maintain your carpet, in time these traffic areas become permanent. Most carpet warranties require professional cleaning a least annually.

From a health perspective the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency makes the following recommendations on frequency of carpet cleaning

Type of ResidenceCarpet Cleaning Recommendation
Residence – 2 non-smokersevery 6 to 12 months
Residence – 2 smokersevery 4 months
Residence with childrenevery 6 months
Residence with children & petsevery 3 to 6 months
Day Care Centersevery 2 weeks
Nursing Homesonce a month
Food Service Establishmentsonce a month
Office Building – ground floorevery 3 to 6 months
Office Building – upper floorsevery 6 to 12 months