Upholstery is either made of leather, natural fibers, synthetic fibers or a combination of each. Upholstery is usually a little more delicate than carpeting and therefore needs to be handled a little differently. Bulldog Cleaning & Restoration Technicians determine the most appropriate way to clean your upholstery and use a various array of specialized tools and chemicals to complete the task. Our IICRC Certified Technicians have the experience and knowledge to successfully remove most spots and stains and can deodorize most fabrics and furniture. We also offer Flourochemical Treatment options post cleaning to help protect your favorite pieces!
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet Cleaning Methods
There are many different ways to professionally clean a carpet. Hot water extraction, bonnet cleaning, encapsulation, and more. Below are a few different methods of carpet cleaning and a description of each.
Hot Water Extraction
This method is widely used and considered the most common way to clean carpeting. A portable or truck mounted machine is used to heat up water, forceably expel the water under 100 - 1000psi of pressure and at the same time extract the water from the carpeting. Industry standard for dry time is between six (6) and eight (8) hours.
A chemical encapsulant is applied to the carpet and agitated. The encapsulant crystallizes around dirt molecule and is vacuumed up by the technician. Widely used in busy office buildings or businesses open 24 hours. Can be walked on immediately.
This is when a solution is applied to the floor and a rotary scrubbing machine is used in conjunction with a carpet safe pad (or bonnet) to clean the carpeting. This is used when you need a little more scrubbing power. Bulldog Cleaning & Restoration only uses this method in conjunction with hot water extraction.