How Carpet Cleaning Works

Peacock Carpet Cleaning in Reading & surrounding area's - Our Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Process

At Peacock Carpet Cleaning Ltd we use the Airflex Storm 800psi machine to clean your carpets, rugs, curtains or mattresses, quickly and effectively. We use a 7 stage carpet cleaning process to ensure our clients in Reading and surrounding areas clean, dry carpets, mattresses and upholstery.

  1. Vacuuming
  2. Identification and Treating of any Stains (where required)
  3. Application of Cleaning Agents
  4. Agitating with a CRB (Contra Rotating Brush Machine)
  5. Drying of Carpets with a 3 speed turbo dryer (where required)
  6. Hot Water Extraction
  7. Grooming
  8. Optional stain guard protection service to help protect carpets, rugs and upholstery

Vacuuming and Spraying

In the first stage of cleaning process, we thoroughly vacuum the carpet, mattress or upholstery to remove any superficial dust and debris. We then start the deep cleaning process by firstly spraying the carpet with micro splitting chemicals. We use micro splitting carpet cleaning products because they are easier to rinse out of the carpet and safe for household use. Mirco splitting cleaning agents leave less residue on the carpet after cleaning as well as being hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and completely safe to use around children and pets.

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The third stage of the carpet cleaning processes involves agitating the cleaning chemicals applied to the upholstery, carpet or mattress with a Contra Rotating Brush Machine. The CRB machine works the micro splitting cleaning chemicals into the fibres of the upholstery or carpet, thereby helping to clean out any dirt trapped deep inside the fabric.

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Hot Water Extraction

After the cleaning chemicals have been agitated, we use the powerful Airflex Storm 800psi machine, which uses the hot water extraction process to rinse the cleaning agent out of the fabric using heated water where required. We use this rinsing process because it effectively washes out any residual detergent using a rinse agent added to the water while ensuring that the fabric is left as dry as possible after being rinsed with water. The Airflex Storm is able to do this, because it vacuums the dirty water out of the carpet after rinsing it with clean warm water.

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Finally, we groom the carpet at the end of the cleaning process, using a carpet rake, in order to help the carpet dry quickly and to reset any fibres which have become matted. Afterwards, clients are often shocked to see how dirty the liquid contents of the waste tank of our hot water extraction machine is. They are also often surprised by how effective our cleaning process is and we are happy to show before and after spot images as well as provide prospective clients with stain cleaning demonstrations.

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