Got Wool Carpet? Get it Dry Cleaned by Elite
Specialised cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, are not supposed to be cheap. The technicians need to go through weeks and months of learning to get hold of the knowledge and skills to do the job. From identifying the fibre and cut type to categorising what stains that come from an accident, then choosing the right machinery and cleaning agents, to applying the right method to solve the problem. “All of those come with a cost, and at Elite, a franchised business started 1984 in Brisbane, knows how to do it professionally with a reasonable price.” Says Cheryl Parker, who joined Elite in 1985 and has seen the changes in this industry.
If the carpet in your home or workplace is made of wool, better get them regularly dry (very low moisture) cleaned rather than steam cleaning (hot water extraction) as other people say. Wool absorbs water by its nature; even if a technician cleans them with hot water extraction properly, it takes about 4 hours to dry, and the process of applying water as pre-spray and more water for extraction has a negative impact on fibre shrinkage. Dry cleaning is different. The whole process involves spraying moisture of alkaline as a dissolving agent to dissolve the soil and then buffering with a water-soaked and squeezed bonnet with acidic moisture to pick up the soil from the carpet to finish the cleaning process and neutralize the fibre to prolong the life span of your carpet, better get it dry cleaned.
The recent CPI and interest increase have put up prices for everything in Australia to another level high in 2022, so to our operational cost. The good thing for our customers is, that our price strategy has always been conservative for the purpose of making our service the best of value. Take residential carpet cleaning as an example, we charge $50 per room with a minimum call-out of $150. For commercial places, we normally charge $3+GST per square meter unless the condition needs more time and effort, better get them regularly dry. It is more often than not, a stain treatment surcharge may apply if pets or children did business on your carpet due to accidents, which requires our special stain removal procedure. Here is a tip, call us within 48 hours. Longer that, you have the risk for the stain to become permanent, dying to your carpet fibre.
We are always asked how frequently the carpet should be cleaned, and the answer is simple. Once a year, twice a year or every quarter. For most homes without pets or children, once a year is enough. For families with children or pets, twice a year and for homes with children and pets, and for office environments, get it done every quarter. The secrete is about how quickly your carpet is soiled; factors of children, pets and staff in the office are the key.
If this article has reminded you to take care of your floor coverings, just ring 131 580 or visit elite.com.au to book a service.