Benjamin Surdi worked in the carpet cleaning industry for 24 years before he opened Pure Clean in 2008. His goal: to address the biggest issues customers had with conventional carpet cleaning, issues such as returning stains, dry time, and leftover residue. Years of development went into creating Pure Clean and its carpet cleaning system, which eschews all detergents and tooth-whitening mouthwashes. The system uses ElectroWater, an ionically charged and super-purified water, so it's effective to deep-clean carpets, yet still safe enough to drink. The company's 12-step carpet cleaning process begins with pre-inspection and pre-treatment to loosen stains and soil, as well as stain guard and grooming. After being blasted with ElectroWater by a 350 horsepower engine, the carpeting is turbo-dried in about three hours. The Green Seal-certified, hypoallergenic system also cleans tile and upholstery.
The secret behind Five Star Chem-Dry's carpet-cleaning services is carbonation. Expert technicians use a green, non-toxic cleanser to blast bubbles of air into the fibers of the rug, and the effervescence lifts away dirt as it fizzes to the surface, where it is flushed away through hot-water extraction. Because the trick is to use air, Chem-Dry uses less water than conventional carpet cleaners, does not leave a residue, and helps keep carpets clean longer. Carpets dry in one to three hours, and Five-Star Chem-Dry will also apply protectant sheilds or use gentle cleaning products upon request.
Stains cower before Dave Norton, the founder of All Star Carpet Cleaning. Using a truck-mounted HydraMaster cleaner, Dave and his crew set out to transform soiled carpets into fresh, clean foot lawns. They have specific cleaning agents to treat pet urine and heavily soiled or trampled areas, as well as a special mixture of enzymes that can tackle almost any unidentifiable stain. The crew also cleans upholstery with special chemicals and tools for spot treatments.
The technicians from TM Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning routinely clean carpets, wax tile floors, and clear dryer vents and air ducts of debris, helping keep homes welcoming to both owners and visitors. Using a low-moisture, truck-mounted, steam-cleaning system, the staff revitalizes stained and dirty carpets with biodegradable cleaning products that easily decompose in the earth and sometimes form cool dinosaur fossils. For tile floors, technicians apply glossy layers of protective polymer-based wax.
Cleaning carpet is a family affair at 360 Carpet Cleaners. What began as a small house-tidying venture more than 20 years ago has grown into a clan of carpet cleaners who try to preserve the planet for future generations by using eco-friendly products and stain-removal methods. The company’s IICRC-certified technicians pair a truck-mounted hot-water extraction system with a RotoVac that evicts dirt hiding in the carpet’s deepest recesses and diaries. They use Planet Guard products to buttress their green focus—these products eschew heavy metals, alkaline builders, and high levels of pH. The team’s five-step cleaning process also minimizes water use to prolong the carpet’s life. Friendly and meticulous, the technicians remove grime from the most hard-to-reach corners, which helps homes sparkle with purity and pride.