Our Carpet Cleaners’ Rigorous Training Process

Our Carpet Cleaners' Rigorous Training Process

Our Carpet Cleaners’ Rigorous Training Process

Many things set our Virginia Beach carpet cleaning company apart from our competition. Our friendly service, our fair prices, and on-time arrival at your house, to name a few. Another reason we’re able to achieve a deeper clean for your carpets than other companies is our rigorous training process through which all of our carpet cleaners must go.

1. Soil prevention measures- Simply put, this refers to our carpet cleaning technicians’ ability to share his knowledge about preventative carpet care maintenance. For example, he or she might recommend to the homeowner that they not leave furniture in the same place for too long, or that they wipe their feet (or take off shoes) before entering a carpeted area.

2. Mastery of spot removal chemistry- This is one of the first lessons learned in the carpet care training process, as it is arguably the most important.

A) The application of the right amount of Acid may be used to dissolve blood or other notorious stains.

B) Leather can be cleaned, but it’s important to remember that not all leather is the same, thus no universal cleaning solution exists for the cleaning of stains on leather. Our technicians have the know-how to identify which type of leather is to be cleaned. Once that step is complete, they use custom-designed cleaning solutions to restore your leather furniture to good-as-new condition.

C) Stains that create an insufferable odor, for example those caused by pets, may be removed using techniques our Virginia Beach carpet cleaners learn in their training process.

3. Comprehension of the balance between interim and restorative cleaning- Interim carpet cleaning is the actual removal of soil, dirt, grime, etc. from the carpet. Interim cleaning is an essential component to the carpet cleaning process, but because of the variety of shampoos and deodorizers, it leaves the carpet in a wet, messy state. Restorative cleaning removes the shampoo and deodorizers (along with the dirt, grime, etc.) using a rather complicated hot-water extraction Virginia Beach method, which is often truck-mounted due to its size and weight.

4. Strict adherence to the IICRC’s (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning) five-step systems approach (which provides the core curriculum for our training process) to improved efficiency. Technical industry standards regulate the five-step systems approach, and deserve more explanation than this blog will allow.

5. Fiber-specific cleaning demands- Our technicians understand that there are many different types of carpeting and/or fibers. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and at DrynClean we can expertly care for each type. Fiber types include Acrylic, Nylon, Polypropylene, Olefin, Blends, Polyester and Wool, to name a few.

6. Adjusting cleaning chemistry, aggression level, moisture level, temperatures, dwell time and machine operation- These are terms that will ring foreign to the non cleaning-professional, but of which our carpet cleaners have intimate knowledge. Again, this specialized knowledge is acquired through our rigorous training process.

7. Diagnosis of machine performance- Our technicians learn how to fix their particular cleaning machine’s problems on-the-spot, so the homeowner won’t have to wait forever for another technician with a different machine to arrive.

8. Improving indoor air quality- One of the most overlooked benefits of adequate carpet care, carpet cleaning actually improves the air you and your family breathe. Improved indoor air quality is achieved through the removal of mold spores, allergens and other dangerous organisms from your home’s carpeting. Once properly trained, our carpet cleaners are able to receive an actual diploma from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Cleaning)!

 

 

DrynClean is a family-owned carpet care business that has been in business for over 25 years. We have a reputation for punctuality, hard work, friendliness and fair prices. Call us now at (757)495-3626 and we will be happy to help you keep your carpets looking clean, attractive and smelling springtime-fresh! Our services areas include Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, up into Williamsburg, and down to Elizabeth City and other parts of North Carolina.

Preventative Maintenance Helps When It Comes Time to Clean the House

Preventative Maintenance Will Help When It Comes to Time to Clean the House

Preventative Maintenance Will Help When It Comes Time to Clean the House

It is more profitable to expend resources on preventative maintenance like regular vacuuming and touch-up spot removal than it is to hire an expensive company. Fortunately, there is DryNClean. We only charge fair prices, and we arrive at your home as close to the arranged time as possible. Mold spores are a danger to your health. The problem lies with mycotoxins. Once they enter the body, they can cause respiratory and other health problems. The best way to prevent the danger of bodily harm from this rather innocuous bacteria is to make sure your carpets stay dry and you keep windows open.     Preventative Maintenance Will Help When It Comes Time to Clean the HouseFor the preventative maintenance of wet carpets, and to provide for healthy air quality, DrynClean also wants to reiterate the “old-fashioned” rules of house etiquette. Taking off your shoes completely before entering is very helpful. Even making sure you and your family’s shoes are thoroughly wiped can be of help. When water spills onto a carpet, its remediation is often ignored or delayed because it doesn’t “leave a stain.” But make no mistake, drying the wet area will save you money in the long run, as well as lead to a healthier home for you and your family.

However hard we try though, we’re not perfect. Maybe one day we accidently let the kid run into the juice on the table. Another cause of wet carpets is water damage, from, say, a flood or a burst water pipe. When accidents like this happen, time is of the essence, because mold and other allergens can migrate to these moist spots and thrive, multiplying at ever-greater rates. When accidents like this happen, it’s time to call a proper and professional Virginia Beach carpet cleaning company…Call DrynClean. As you might have noticed from all of our positive reviews, we are not a company that shows up late or does lazy work. So please give us a call when you need our assistance. Thank you, and we look forward to being your carpet cleaner for your next cleaning job!

 

 

DryNClean has 25 years of experience. Have you ever hired a cleaning company only to find all the spots returned the next week? Or worse, did the company make more mess than they cleaned? 100% Satisfaction Guarantee At DRY-N-CLEAN we guarantee you’ll be happy. You won’t have to worry. (757) 495-3626

DryNClean’s Various Tile Cleaning Methods & Accompanying Equipment

DryNClean's Various Tile Cleaning Methods and Accompanying Equipment

DryNClean’s Various Tile Cleaning Methods & Accompanying Equipment

There are many ways to clean a dirty floor. One way is to get on your hands and knees and do the legwork yourself. For the most part, this is an effective way of cleaning your floor. Heck, it’s the way it’s been done for thousands of years. But why get yourself dirty and sweaty in the process of tile cleaning? When you call DryNClean, you can feel safe knowing that the most up-to-date methods and technologies are being implemented. We’re so confidant in our methods that we can guarantee that it will be a long while before your floor will need any additional cleaning.

One risk you take when you call any other tile cleaning company Williamsburg, Va is that the chemicals used in tile cleaning may be harmful to you and your family’s health. Many methods are available that circumvent the volatile nature of these chemicals. Some of these include diluting the solution to make it more family-friendly, and another is simply to purchase the chemicals from responsible, consumer-friendly companies.

We’ve found in our 25 years of business that the main reason people still do tile cleaning Williamsburg, Va themselves is that they can’t stand to wait around for the darn technician to show up! With many cleaning companies, it can be hours before help arrives. Not at DryNClean. We take precautions to make sure our technicians are always prompt, friendly, and deliver the best service that they humanly can each time they are dispatched.

Another huge disadvantage of tile cleaning using the old-fashioned method (your elbows!) is that there is no way to verify if the tile has been fully cleaned, because dirt molecules are invisible to the naked eye (but unfortunately not the nose!) and easily become trapped inside the porous material. So cast that mop and bucket of soapy water aside in favor of newer, more highly-researched cleaning methods that are safe…and that save you the trouble of getting on your hands and knees! Our fleet of high-tech, heavy-duty machinery gets the tile cleaning job done more quickly than you ever could using traditional techniques.

The Machinery Itself

Floor Buffer- Can be used alone or in combination with household cleaners. Floor buffers are those awkward-looking upright machines operated using both hands (and quite a bit of arm strength). The basic engineering involves high-friction interaction between the dirty, soiled tile and wire brushes and/or padding. The friction will do most of the tile cleaning work, loosening up the debris which is later swept up with a mop and bucket. The chemical agents used in conjunction with the main cleaning process deals with the microbial particles that the buffer cannot reach.

Jet Cleaners- Compared to buffers, jet cleaners involve rocket science! Much more complicated, these machines use high-pressure, super-heated water to do the job of the tough tile cleaning. Not only is the heat working into the dirt and grime, but the high velocity of the water being shot through the jets is also doing its part. Furthermore, torque is injected into the cleaning process through the spinning heads of the hoses, effecting the cleaning process much like the turning motion of a hand.

Steam Cleaners- Steam cleaners operate much like jet cleaners, in that they both involve super-heated water to do the trick. However, steam cleaners use, well steam, instead of high-powered jets. The decision to use a steam cleaner is an expensive one, but well worth it. The main difference between a jet cleaner and a steam cleaner is that the steam cleaner method allows the water to sit and “settle” into the porous material tile.   DryNClean's Various Tile Cleaning Methods & Accompanying Equipment

Rotary Tools- These include a variety of highly mobile, smaller devices that find themselves most at home, no pun intended, when used to clean around sharp corners in the bathroom or living area, depending on the situation. Much of this information is overly technical and quite difficult to understand. Just give us a call at 757-495-3626, day or night, weekday or weekend, for advice on how to best clean your own tile or on which machine and its accompanying procedure would be best for your home project’s specific specifications.

 

 

 

DryNClean is a family-owned carpet care business that has been in business for over 25 years. We have a reputation for punctuality, hard work, friendliness and fair prices. Call us now at (757)495-3626 and we will be happy to help you keep your carpets looking clean, attractive and smelling springtime-fresh! Our services areas include Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, up into Williamsburg, and down to Elizabeth City and other part of North Carolina.

Inside a Steam Cleaner

Inside a Steam Cleaner

Inside a Steam Cleaner

No, we don’t mean the kind you can rent at grocery stores. Most professional Virginia Beach carpet cleaning companies, like DrynClean, use a heavy-duty steam cleaner as part of a larger water-removal process called heavy water extraction. This specialized vacuum is essential for a thorough, deep clean that leaves homeowners proud to invite over guests to their newly-cleaned home, or to simply relax and enjoy it themselves. This device, as might be expected, is a fairly complex piece of machinery. In this blog DrynClean will attempt to explain how steam cleaners work in an easy-to-understand way.

Like many technologies today, the steam cleaner is an underappreciated marvel of modern engineering. The most expert carpet cleaners Newport News Va has to offer can attest to its power and simplicity. It’s design, like that of other technologies, has evolved over time and now serves as the backbone, or least much of the backbone, of the cleaning industry. So let’s begin to unpack the steam cleaner piece by piece until we can get a better idea of what’s going on inside its plastic covering.

Inside a Steam Cleaner

Fundamentals of the Machine

To an outsider, the “steam cleaner” machine blueprint is indecipherable. However, the industry pros at DrynClean can shed some light on the issue, and have attempted to explain the basics of this machine to you.

Prior to cleaning, stains and marks, as well as sources of odor, on the carpet are spot-treated with a cocktail of effective chemicals and agents.

First, water is heated past the boiling point, then forced out through the nozzle of the “wand,” the hand-held portion of the vacuum, as pressurized steam. The wand may or may not be attached to different accessories such as a brush or a more narrow head. It is essential to the cleaning process that the water be very hot. The steam, or more accurately water vapor, loosens the fibers of your carpet and cleans those fibers, bringing up dirt, grime, and even living organisms such as dust mites and mold, to the top of the carpet where it later will be vulnerable to the suctioning process. This is a rather “green,” or environmentally sound, method of cleaning because it uses heated water rather than potentially toxic chemicals to make your Chesapeake Va carpet cleaning a success.

Second, the suctioning process begins. Although considered highly labor-intensive, the vacuuming  fundamentals themselves are rather simple. And vacuuming serves two purposes: 1) to remove the dirt, grime, and living organisms that have previously been sifted to the top from the first portion of the steam cleaning process, and 2) to dry the carpet and remove latent water vapor (which has by this time become plain water). The vacuuming process is performed using an “outside-in” method, which prevents the cleaning technician’s feet from becoming noticeable on the carpet or rug.

Step Three: To the carpets…and Beyond! The steam cleaning process can be extended to countertops, bathroom fixtures, and wood floors, with the same incredible results. Newer models can even clean the upholstery in your furniture!

Basic Components/Parts

A discussion on the insides of a steam cleaner wouldn’t be complete without an itemization of component parts. Here are some that stick out as being of particular importance:

  • Most steam cleaners are enormous and heavy, so they are truck-mounted. Thus one important piece of the steam cleaner is the truck itself
  • Filler bottle
  • Germicidal dispensers
  • Rectangular (or another shape) brush
  • Cleaning wand
  • Hose assembly (usually from 10 to 15 feet long)
  • Extension tubes
  • Luxor cart (where possible)\
  • Small or large bristles

 

 

DrynClean is a family-owned carpet care business that has been in business for over 25 years. We have a reputation for punctuality, hard work, friendliness and fair prices. Call us now at (757)495-3626 and we will be happy to help you keep your carpets looking clean, attractive and smelling springtime-fresh! Our services areas include Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, up into Williamsburg, and down to Elizabeth City and other part of North Carolina.

April Showers Bring May Flowers…And Wet Carpets!

April Showers Bring May Flowers...And Wet Carpets!

April Showers Bring May Flowers…And Wet Carpets!

April is a notoriously wet month. According to the National Climate Data Center, last year we had “above average rainfall,” and I’ll be willing bet a lot of that rain poured down in April. Water is one of the biggest threats to carpet care and longevity, but more than likely you’ve only heard of water intrusion damaging carpeting during emergency cases such as a flood or a burst water pipe. Without proper care and planning, though, all that nasty April rain could be tracked into your home, causing wet carpets which soon lead to mold, mildew, and more. Or it could just as easily find a way in through a faulty seal in a window or a crack in the roof, for example.

In almost all cases, if lots of water has been introduced to the carpet, either by foot traffic or through leaks in window seals, etc., steps should be taken immediately to prevent further damage to the carpet, the first of which is to call a carpet cleaning company Chesapeake Va. We’ll discuss those steps in just a moment. But first, why is it so important to react quickly and efficiently to water in, on, or under the carpet?

Wet Carpets Are a Health Hazard

One thing that is sure to follow your carpet’s water intrusion, if not properly treated, is a mold and mildew infestation. Mold is a word that everyone knows and fears. The fungus can cause serious health problems to the homeowner and his or her family and pets, particularly through the inhalation of mold spores. Someone who has an allergy to mold or a low threshold for fungi in general will have a particularly rough, even fatal, time dealing with those mold or mildew spores. This kind of deep carpet cleaning Newport News Va can be accomplished using fans and blowers, among other things to deal with your wet carpets, discussed later.   April Showers Bring May Flowers...And Wet Carpets!

Calling in the Pros

Especially if there is a large amount of standing water, the homeowner will first react by panicking, counting up in his or her head the gigantic cost of the damages. In this time, it’s important to relax and realize there is a company out there who specializes in carpet water damage Virginia Beach, DrynClean. A friendly technician will walk you through basic procedures like not walking on the wet carpet until the company is able to arrive, which is almost always faster than you’d imagine.

DrynClean takes it from there, using proven water extraction methods and cleaning methods that are time-tested, to dry your wet carpets: 1) We use a wet/dry vacuum to get rid of as much water as possible. 2) A dehumidifier is brought in to prevent high levels of humidity, which fosters growth of fungi (mold,etc.). 3) The drying process is accelerated with the use of heavy-duty blower fans. 4) Next, the damaged carpet is further cleaned and deodorized by “steam cleaning.” Often, the padding underneath the carpeting must be replaced. 5) Finally, we begin to sanitize and dry the damaged walls, ceiling etc. to prevent mold growth in those places as well.

 

 

DrynClean is a family-owned carpet care business that has been in business for over 25 years. We have a reputation for punctuality, hard work, friendliness and fair prices. Call us now at (757)495-3626 and we will be happy to help you keep your carpets looking clean, attractive and smelling springtime-fresh! Our services areas include Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, up into Williamsburg, and down to Elizabeth City and other part of North Carolina.

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