Restorative Cleaning for Damaged Carpet

Your facility’s carpet sends a message about your business. Heavily soiled and damaged carpet is unsightly, and can result in a lack of respect and trust from clients, customers, and employees alike. Addressing damaged carpet should be a priority for any business, both to maintain your business’s image and credibility, and to prevent further damage, which can escalate quickly.

Heavily soiled and damaged carpets require special care and attention. Restorative cleaning for damaged carpet should be performed by a technician with knowledge and experience. It’s important to employ certain techniques and chemistry to affected areas in an effort to fully restore a facility without further damaging the carpet.

Commercial carpet cleaning companies often have their own recipes for success when it comes to restoring heavily soiled and damaged carpets. Because carpet cleaning is a mix of science and art, there is no one-way to approach every stain. Instead, a professional can appropriately assess the damage, the type of carpet (wool carpet requires special care, for example), and create a plan of action for removing the stain(s) and restoring the carpet.


Restorative Cleaning for Damaged Carpet Process

Whittaker offers both the equipment and chemistry to maximize the removal of heavy soiling and restore commercial carpet as close as possible to its original appearance. Here, we’ve outlined our recommended process for restorative cleaning. You can find detailed instructions for both our Smart Care® TRIO or TWIN-Pro and Smart Care® TWIN Standard here.

  1. Spray Crystal® Quick Restore or Crystal Extract® solution lightly onto carpet.
  2. Agitate the solution immediately. The best practice is to operate machine with integrated sprayer.
  3. Allow solution to dwell at least ten (10) minutes, ideally.
  4. Perform hot water extraction, and be sure to remove the maximum amount of moisture by making several vacuum-only passes with extractor wand.

In some cases, spots may re-appear after one or two days. If this happens, follow our daily spot cleaning instructions on those areas.

To learn more about our products and find additional cleaning instructions and training videos, visit our website.


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