Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning to Fire, Smoke & Soot Remediation

By:  09-12-2011
Keywords: Carpet, Carpet Cleaning, mold

Carpet Cleaning believes that proper maintenance of carpet can enhance the beauty and extend the useful life of carpet and protect your investment. Clean carpet contributes not only to the overall aesthetics of a home or business, but it plays a significant role in the healthful state of the indoor environment in which people work, live and spend a majority of their time.

Residential Carpet Cleaning:

Our company knows how difficult it can be to maintain your carpet and keep it clean and protected from life's inevitable dirt and stains. We offer a safe, effective process that removes even deep down dirt and stubborn stains while remaining safe for even infants and pets. The choice of the proper cleaning technique is extremely important in achieving successful results. Our technician will carefully inspect the carpet and then discuss with you the recommended cleaning process depending on the condition and make of your carpet.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning:

Every day, harmful soils are ground into your carpet that cause wear and unsightly traffic areas. Regular cleaning and protection from technicians will remove dirt to prevent wear and extend the life of the carpet. has your answer for any commercial problem. We offer powerful emulsifiers for heavy foot traffic as well as an array of deodorizers and odor eliminators. We also use carpet and fabric protectors to allow your carpet to withstand the heavier commercial traffic and look great for years to come.

Carpet Cleaning Stain Removal: offers a wide variety of stain removers to eliminate almost any type of stain. We offer stain removers that can eliminate or improve red wine and juice spills. We also have spotting agents to remove ink, gum, rust, grease, and many more spots. Contact today and start protecting your investment.

Upholstery Cleaning: offers the ultimate in Upholstery Cleaning and protection. Our technicians are specially trained in the care of fabric types, even the most delicate, so you can feel comfortable in knowing we will choose the proper Upholstery Cleaning solution for your furniture. Upholstery involves a great range of fabrics and fibers. This variety of materials and manufacturing methods means that there is no simple cleaning process. Inspection of upholstery will be necessary to determine what kind of fabric is involved, and decide what cleaning method should be used to accomplish a safe and successful cleaning process.

Fire, Smoke & Soot Remediation:

A fire loss is very complex because of the unique behavior of smoke. It is very important to have trained technicians at the loss location. Our technicians are IICRC trained in fire & smoke restoration. After the type of smoke is known, pretesting on the property is performed to determine what can be restored versus what needs to be replaced and the most effective cleaning method.

Types of Smoke:

  • Wet Smoke - Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke - Fast Burning at high temperatures.
  • Protein - Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes. Very pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot - Caused by furnace puff backs.
  • Other types - Tear gas and fire extinguisher residue are other types.

Water Removal & Remediation:

Our technicians have the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging water removal situations. Cleaning California Carpets Company is THE one-stop water damage treatment company that will respond 24/7-365 to all emergency calls. Prompt action by experienced restorers makes a difference in mitigating structural damage to property. Our technicians concentrate on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water. Restoration crews are available around-the-clock to help minimize water damage to walls, floors and ceilings. We combine professional know-how with state-of-the-art equipment and products.

Hi-Tech Drying Equipment:

  • Powerful truck mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • TES high-speed structural drying trailer's for large water losses.
  • LGR and Desiccant Dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels, producing dry air and minimize secondary water damage to contents and materials.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads and furniture, evaporating moisture.
  • Drying equipment controls temperature and humidity, helping prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls and furniture.

Mold Evaluation & Remediation:

Intrusion of water into your home or place of business is an out of the ordinary event. This could result from broken water pipes or water heaters, sump pump failure or from long-standing leaks. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall and some types of insulation, provide excellent food sources for molds (given an adequate amount of moisture) to flourish.

Water damage, if left unattended for any period of time, may lead to mold growth. People may experience health effects associated with exposure to mold in damp buildings. These health effects may include a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion, aggravation of asthma, sore throat, or inflammation of the sinus.

Concerns are more likely to arise when "at risk" individuals are exposed to mold growth. "At risk" people can include immune suppressed or compromised individuals, young children and individuals with chronic inflammatory lung diseases such as asthma and severe allergies. professionals handle water damages every day. Prompt action is required to prevent new mold growth. If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to have the water removed and the structure dried promptly. remediators follow five rules when dealing with mold:

Rule 1: Provide for health and safety.
Since moldy buildings are associated with health problems, remediators protect the health of workers and occupants. Some work practices prevent workers from exposure as they disturb the mold during cleanup. Other work practices prevent mold from spreading to occupied areas of the building.

Rule 2: Document conditions and processes.
Remediators record conditions in the building such as the extent of the contamination and the amount of moisture saturation. Once remediation is completed, an independent indoor environmental professional will record that mold in the building is returned to normal conditions.

Rule 3: Control the mold contaminant at its source.
Work practices aim at keeping mold contamination from becoming airborne and then spreading from the source to clean areas. This reduces the amount of airborne mold that workers are exposed to. It also makes the process of removing mold more efficient.

Rule 4: Remove contamination.
Once mold has grown beyond beyond normal levels, the most effective solution is to remove the excess mold contamination. This may be accomplished by physically removing materials damaged by growing mold, by vacuuming excessive mold spores into HEPA filters and by damp wiping soiled surfaces with detergent cleaning products.

Rule 5: Correct the moisture problem.
This is the key to dealing with mold. Stop the source of moisture that initially contributed to mold growth. Even the best cleanup efforts will not keep mold from returning if a building continues to have moisture problems.

Duct Cleaning:

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems collect an astonishing array of contaminants that have a potential to affect your family's health. These include mold, fungi, bacteria, pet dander and very small particles of dust. Removing these contaminants from the HVAC system is a part of the overall process of improving indoor air quality.

Our Air Duct Cleaning System performs State-Of-The-Art Source Removal Duct Cleaning. Our method assures you that your ducts are being cleaned with the most advanced source removal equipment available.

Research by the U.S. EPA demonstrated that HVAC system cleaning may allow systems to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components. Clean, efficient systems are less likely to break down, have a longer life span and generally operate more effectively than dirty systems.

Dryer Vent Cleaning:

Clean your dryer vent to prevent the major cause of residential fires in the United States. Over 15,700 fires were started in clothing dryers in 1998, the most recent year which data is available from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. These fires caused 20 deaths, 370 injuries and more that $75.4 million in property damage. Excessive lint build-up in the dryer vent is a potentially dangerous situation that prevents air, moisture and carbon dioxide from venting properly.

There are several simple precautions that you can take to protect yourself. Make sure your dryer is vented properly and that the exhaust opening on the outside of your home is not blocked. If airflow from the dryer is blocked from either direction, the dryer can overheat and cause a fire. Clean the lint filter after every use and have the ducts cleaned at least every two years, depending on usage. Consumer Reports recommends the use of metal dryer ductwork as best. We will replace your foil or plastic ducts for you.

Odor Control & Remediation:

After a fire or smoke damage occurs, the odor will linger in affected areas unless treated. Our professionals are skilled in detecting and removing odors due to smoke, mildew, pets, skunks and more.

Odors can come from many different sources. Odors can require more than one method of deodorization. However, no matter what the odor situation, the same fundamental principles apply in order to deodorize.

Specialty Rug Cleaning:

Oriental/Area rugs can be made by hand or by machine. Proper fiber identification is extremely necessary in order to clean the rug as thoroughly as possible without damaging the quality. Our qualified technicians will give them the proper care they deserve. Oriental rugs are generally made with natural fibers and dyes; this requires them to be treated with special care using cleaning agents with the correct PH balance to prevent browning, color fading, discoloration, etc. We also adjust cleaning temperatures and pressures to meet the special requirements of each type of rug. After cleaning, all rugs are dried with proper air movement. Fringes are cleaned and treated to ensure maximum beauty and brightness.

We service Oriental and specialty rugs of many types of fibers including wool, as well as a variety of synthetics and braided rugs. We use a whole line of cleaning agents and stain removers specially formulated to safely and effectively clean more delicate fibers. Due to the complexity of the cleaning process of these rugs, most rugs must be brought back to our plant for cleaning. The process from pick up to delivery generally takes 2 to 3 business days.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Carpet, Carpet Cleaning, mold, Smoke, Upholstery Cleaning, Water Damage