What you need to do is pick up all loose or small items that are on these areas; You should take any breakables off the furniture you want moved; When the crew arrives give them a tour of these areas and point out any bad spots or soiled areas you want us to pay special attention too.
The crew will then measure each room and give you an exact price for your cleaning.
Then they will start by vacuuming all the open areas in each room.
After that they will move, the moveable furniture into the open areas and vacuum where the furniture would normally sit.
At this point we will hand clean around all the baseboards, door- jams, cabinets, or furniture not being moved. (We Don't Cut Corners We Clean Them!)
Then we will clean the carpets with the Dry-Foam Method, starting where the furniture usually sits.
After we rake the nap of the carpet back up to a fluffy state, we will replace the furniture on blocks or protective pads.
Finally we will clean and rake all the open areas. The whole process is quick and most jobs can be done in about 2 hours.
The Dry-Foam Method we use on carpets was originally developed as a shampoo for furniture cleaning because of its "no residue" method. With no film or chemical left and the low amount of water used to activate the foam, it is the best system for furniture cleaning.
The first thing we do is apply the foam only to the fabric with a brush or by hand depending on the fabric.
Then using a portable steam cleaner as an extractor only we go over the entire piece extracting all soils, oils, and as much moisture as possible.
The drying time on most furniture is 2-4 hours depending on how soiled it may have been and the air circulation in the room.
Carpet deodorizing and odor control are very important issues to carpet care and are two separate things. Carpet deodorizers are fragrances applied during the carpet cleaning process with various scents, like cinnamon, lemon, potpourri, spearmint, and cherry are among some of the different deodorizers that are available. They leave carpets with a pleasant scent, but if there are odor issues, these would only mask the problem but we do have products available to control the problems. Odor is caused by fungus or bacteria left behind by pets, food products, or mold around toilets, showers, or moist areas. Just basic cleaning will not eliminate this problem.
We us a product by Zep manufacturing called "Odorstroyer". It's a heavy-duty spotter and deodorizer, formulated especially for removing spots from pet urine and other animal waste, along with mildew and organic odors, from vomit to spilled milk. "Odorstroyer" is designed to attack and feed on the bacteria that produce unpleasant odors. When there is no bacteria or fungus left, then it dies out and your odors are gone.
Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning
The Need For Indoor Air Quality and Dryer Vent Services Is at An All Time High. Did you know the EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five health risks? Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution. In fact, an air duct system is a breeding ground for bacteria, animal dander, mold and dust mites. These impurities can cause allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, infections and disease. Dirty clothes dryer vents can be equally harmful. The yearly national fire loss for clothes dryer incidents is estimated at $99 million resulting from almost 16,000 fires.* As a full-service provider, we utilize state-of-the-art air duct and dryer vent cleaning equipment and processes to help eliminate the contaminants in your home or business's air ducts and to help ensure the safety and efficiency of your clothes dryer. *National Fire Protection Association.
Air Duct Cleaning FAQ
Why Should I Clean My Air Ducts?
Dirty air ducts have been identified as a major source of indoor air pollution. Your air duct system is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi, and other health threatening organisms. Dust mites don't typically live and breed in the ducts themselves. However, dirty air ducts distribute the primary food source for dust mites dust.
How Often Should I Clean My Air Ducts?
According to the EPA, if you have a ducted heating and cooling system, the ducts should be cleaned every three to five years.
Will My House Be Less Dusty After You Clean The Air Ducts?
Yes, the inside of your ductwork is the equivalent of an extra room in your home that never gets dusted or vacuumed. When the furnace or air conditioner fan turns on, dust from the ductwork gets churned up and blown into the rooms of your home.
Will Air Duct Cleaning Help My Allergies?
Many people are allergic to dust mite waste. Dust mites feed on debris found in ductwork. Remove the debris and you remove their food. Also, by greatly reducing particulate debris in your ducts, there are less dust particles and potential allergens in the air to aggravate those with respiratory illnesses.
I Live In A New Home. Do I Still Need Your Service?
Absolutely! Up to 50% of air duct system cleaning is done in homes that are less than five years old. During construction, the ductwork is wide open and the air handler is running many times without a filter. During this time, construction debris such as pieces of plaster, drywall, wood, dust, insects and insulation, are accumulated in the ductwork.
How Will I Know If My Air Ducts Need To Be Cleaned?
By using a video inspection system, our technicians can show you how dirty your system is. It can also show you the "before" and "after" of your duct cleaning, so you know that it's a job well done.
Will Your Equipment Work In My Air Ducts?
The equipment we use to clean the air ducts is effective in all types of air duct construction, including flex duct, round metal ducts, square metal ducts, and fiberboard. It can easily accommodate right angle turns and multiple bends found in most types of duct systems.
Air Duct Cleaning Process
*Air Advice, State of Our Indoor Air Report, 2007. **McKinsey Quarterly.
The Air Duct Cleaning Process - A Breath of Fresh Air.
Our air duct cleaning process is state-of-the-art with successful results customer after customer. We deploy advanced air duct cleaning technology with the only self-contained method that simultaneously brushes and vacuums the debris. Dirt is brushed loose inside the air duct and immediately swept up by powerful dual vacuums.
Air Duct Cleaning - Step by Step:
Removal and cleaning of registers. Technician cleans supply vents all the way to the air handler. Dirt and debris is brushed, collected and swept up by the dual vacuum system. Optimum coverage is ensured as technician works back through the system, overlapping much of the ductwork. Vacuum attachment topically cleans inside the air handler. Air handler fan is turned on and antimicrobial treatment is fogged into cold air return. Fan circulates treatment deep into the system.
Why Air Duct Cleaning?
The EPA ranks indoor air pollution among the top five health risks. 97% of homes have indoor air quality issues (Air Advice, State of Our Indoor Air Report, 2007). Dirty coils and ducts use as much as 30% more energy than clean ones (McKinsey Quarterly).
Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQ
Does Cleaning My Dryer Vent Lower My Energy Bills?
Yes, by having your dryer vent professionally cleaned, your clothes dryer will run more efficiently. Your dryer will not have to run as long, lessening the wear and tear on your dryer, reducing your need for repair and lengthening the life of your dryer.
Can I Clean My Dryer Vent On My Own?
Although a homeowner can clean dryer vents, it is advised that you consult a professional. Most homeowners don't have the special equipment required to do a thorough job. A professional has special tools such as video inspection equipment to give a visual of the hard-to-reach areas of the dryer vent system.
How Do I Know If My Dryer Vent Needs To Be Cleaned?
Using the following as a checklist, you can get a good idea if your dryer vent is in need of cleaning: Loads of clothing are taking longer to dry. Clothing is very hot and still damp when dryer finishes (especially heavy items especially, such as towels). The dryer itself feels hotter. There may be no lint on the lint screen (i.e. the exhaust system is clogged).
How Often Should My Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration the dryer vent should be cleaned and inspected on average every two to three years. This will help ensure the exhaust system is clean, as well as help reduce the risk of a dryer vent fire.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
The Dryer Vent Cleaning Process - Saves Lives and Money.
Cleaning your lint screen is simply not enough to ensure an efficient, safe dryer. Even a cleaned lint screen traps only 75% of the lint produced inside a dryer. The rest of the lint builds up over time inside the dryer vent, becoming a fire hazard, as dryer lint is highly flammable and has the potential to ignite at any time. A dryer with restricted airflow also runs significantly longer, causing utility costs to rise, increasing the need for repairs and decreasing the life of the dryer. By cleaning your dryer vent, we can help ensure your clothes dryer is both safe and energy efficient.
Dryer Vent Cleaning - Step by Step
Technician removes and cleans lint trap. Technician takes the measurement of airflow using an air flow meter at the exterior dryer vent. The back of the dryer is topically cleaned, as this is where lint can accumulate. The dryer vent and flexible ducting from the wall are visually inspected using a video inspection system. The HEPA vacuum system is connected to the dryer vent duct. The dryer duct auger is run through the duct to remove any blockages. Airflow is measured again to gauge improvement before and after cleaning. The video inspection system is used again for post cleaning inspection.
Different Carpet Cleaning Methods
There are many different carpet cleaning methods on the market today, shampoo, chemical cleanings, steam (also known as hot-water extraction), and dry-foam. Dry-foam is endorsed by a well known national testing institute and excelled in all three testing categories:
Dry-foam uses the least amount of water compared to all other methods, so the dry time is anywhere from 3 to 6 hours, depending on air circulations in your home.
Dry-foam cleaning with pre-vacuuming is 20% more effective than all other systems.
Resoil time is the length of time between cleanings. Dry-foam, comparatively, gives you 12 to 18 months (with normal traffic) between cleanings which is nearly four months longer than with other methods.
As the picture above shows we use a rotary scrubber.
The system itself is much like a shampoo method, but unlike shampoo cleaning, Dry-foam does not leave a chemical or detergent residue behind.
Therefore nothing is left to attract new soil or cause matting of the carpet fibers.
When carpets are fluffy, not matted, you can vacuum out more dust and dirt on a day to day basis, which is why you can go longer between cleanings.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Sunbell Carpet Cleaning is locally owned and operated carpet cleaning company. Since 1989 Sunbell has been offering carpet cleaning and furniture cleaning in Oklahoma City and surrounding communities. Sunbell and its employees have satisfied tens of thousands of customers by utilizing a Dry Foam cleaning system. It is the little things we do which make us unique to our service. Since we are not tied down to a set of rules, that major franchises are, we can tailor each job to your personal needs. With a local, working owner, Ronnie could even be the crew chief of your job.