Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning – Our Approach to Cleaning Your Carpet


Carpets absorb footsteps, accidental spills, dirt, and debris every single day, so getting your carpet professionally cleaned is a crucial task that often goes overlooked. The feel and look of your carpet is essential to your home, as the carpet reflects the health of your living space. Your carpet should always be treated with care, and vacuumed weekly, at the very least. When it’s about that time that your carpet needs a thorough, complete cleaning, SoCal Steam Clean will be available to professionally do the job better than the rest. Our guarantee is backed by our word, as well as the satisfaction of our past and recurring customers.

Our certified technicians are well versed in a multitude of carpet cleaning services, and will make your carpets look almost as clean as when they were first installed. The history of your carpet is made up of filth and build-up that is potentially hazardous to your health, and we can help fix that potentially dangerous wear and tear on your carpet.

We use the most advanced technological carpet cleaning equipment, as well as the most efficient techniques, in removing everything from spots, heavy traffic areas, pet stains, and anything else that your carpet has happened to accumulate over the years. We promise to use the best treatment options that are suited for your particular carpet(s), not a cut-and-paste job, to make sure we fully revive your carpet’s appearance as best we can. In addition, many of the pesky odors will also be eliminated by our thorough cleansing process.


The Process

Step 1: Pre-Inspection
Every great carpet cleaning and restoration company starts with a proper, precise carpet, rug, tile or upholstery pre-inspection. The pre-inspection is key, as it will allow us to properly set up a plan to service your carpet, tile or upholstery. This is your time to inform us of your heaviest concerns; we will inspect your particular areas of concern as well as note carpet construction, and soiling conditions. We will also inform you of any possible permanent staining on the horizon, so that there will be no surprises at all. Remember: not all stains can be removed completely, and a carpet cleaning company that claims they can remove all stains is not trustworthy or professional.

Step 2: Pre-Vacuum
If appropriate for the situation, your carpet will be promptly pre-vacuumed to remove bonded dry soil, making the main cleaning methods run smoother. This pre-cleaning will help more of the dirt and debris to be cleaned up during the main cleaning part of the procedure. This is in addition to the vacuuming that takes place throughout the entire length of the cleaning process.

Step 3: Furniture Moving (optional)
By request of the client, sofas, chairs, tables, and any other furniture that is of appropriate size will be carefully moved by our able hands. Larger pieces, such as beds, dressers, entertainment centers, china cabinets and other liability-prone items are left in place under our regular pricing structure. Your furniture will be well-protected with disposable blocks and tabs as needed.

Step 4: Pre-Condition & Pre-Spot Treatment
Traffic areas and spots are pre-treated for more effective soil and spot removal. This will ensure that the soil and spots will be lifted, and the most thorough cleaning will be utilized for the job. Not even a small stain will escape our view, as we strive for perfection in our cleaning process. Remember: even with pre-spot treatment there are some spots/stains that cannot be removed completely.

Step 5: Pre-Groom
Depending on the soil level of your carpet, the carpet will be pre-groomed with a carpet groomer to further loosen traffic area soiling. Again, this will help with the main cleaning process, as this act is to ensure that the main cleaning process will be highly effective.

Step 6: Extract & Rinse
Once the soil has been loosened, our state-of-the-art truck-mounted hot water extraction machine will thoroughly rinse the carpet pile. Pressure and heat are regulated so that carpet is not overly-wet. We will then rinse your carpet with specially treated water at the cleansing temperatures ranging between 60-235 degrees, depending on the fiber content and soiling condition of the carpet. This step also improves the quality of the air in your living space by removing the pollens, pollutants, and dust mites, etc. from the carpet, making your home a safer place to be.

Step 7: Neutralize
Every carpet that we clean is rinsed with a PH balanced product so that there is never a sticky residue left behind. If there is residue left behind, there may be more problems that will occur with your carpet in the future. This is a very important step that is either overlooked or neglected by other carpet cleaners; either that or they lack the knowledge to attend to the matter.

Step 8: Post Spot Treatment
If any spots are not removed during the main cleaning process, specialty-spotting techniques are employed after a thorough cleaning to get rid of all the stubborn spots that were not lifted. We will do the best we can to make sure every single spot is treated, utilizing the best of our knowledge and equipment.

Note: This excludes permanent stains that are identified in the pre-inspection part of the procedure.

Step 9: Carpet Protector (optional, but recommended)
Carpets protected with Maxim Advanced or DuPont’s Teflon last longer, clean up easier and stay clean longer.  Overall, the carpet protectors prolong the durability and life of your carpet. We offer carpet protectors as an option, but it is up to you to ultimately decide if you want us to apply it or not.

Step 10: Post Inspection
After we are through with the job, we encourage you to take a walk through your home or business office(s), using the plastic boots we provide to inspect our work and make sure that we’ve met your standards. If you’re satisfied, let us know, and if not, we’ll do whatever we can to make sure that you are. At the end of the post-inspection, we will ask that you sign our service invoice.

Six Reasons You Should Always Get Carpet Protector

  1. Reduces permanent stains. A great looking carpet can be ruined by an ugly spot. Unprotected carpet doesn’t repel spillage as well as protected carpet. Protector will allow you to remove spots and spills more effectively, therefore helping you to avoid permanent staining.
  2. Helps save your traffic areas from becoming destroyed. Traffic area soil is very abrasive and cuts carpet yarns like a knife. This damaging soil can easily bond to an unprotected carpet. By applying protector, you will increase the life of your carpet dramatically. When you vacuum your protected carpet the soils will release from the carpet pile much more effectively.
  3. Make spots easier to remove. The easier a spot is to remove, the less cleaner you will have to use. The less agitation you will have to use, and the less time it will take. Many spots can be removed easily with just water.
  4. Makes your next professional cleaning more effective. Having protector applied to your carpet will enhance your next cleaning. More soil will be removed the next time your carpeting is professionally cleaned.
  5. Helps avoid costly service calls. Although you want to call us to handle any spot you cannot remove immediately, carpet protector helps you remove more spots than you could without protector. You may be able to save a minimum charge by removing the spot yourself.
  6. Your carpet will look better and last longer when it is protected