Our process uses a citrus-based solvent cleaning solution that is manufactured exclusively for us. This outstanding formula eliminates the residual problems caused by steam, shampoo, and chemical cleaning, so your carpets stay cleaner longer. We begin with a pre-spray of the entire carpet with the CitruSolution using a 5-gallon backpack sprayer. We then use a rotary machine with a dirtnapper system. This bonnet and brush system cleans the carpet fiber and wicks up debris from deep within the carpet. We finish by using a Lindhaus vacuum to dry vacuum the carpet. We use a Lindhaus because of what it picks up as well as how well it keeps dirt and particulates in its filtration systems.
CitruSolution cleans this way because we believe our citrus solvent cleaner is a healthier, more effective way to clean and protect your carpet. It has the ability to maintain the appearance of carpet, and at the same time minimize allergens in the carpet. The CitruSolution, when combined with an antimicrobial, has provided relief from allergy symptoms for many of our clients. Mildew problems can be reduced, and reactions to dust mite residue will be lessened. You take your fine clothes to the dry cleaner to avoid damage caused by soap and water. We use CitruSolution for the same reason. The citrus is very effective against grease, soils, pet stains, and fights yellowing and oxidation that can dull your carpet. CitruSolution cleans and treats you carpet without leaving a sticky, soapy, or chemical residue. If you think soap or chemicals are good for your carpet, the next time you shampoo your hair, don’t rinse and see how well it works!!
CitruSolution is a dry cleaning fluid process with a twist of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Our cleaner is powered by Mother Nature. It is a citrus solvent extracted from citrus peels called d-Limonene. The rinds and pulp are sent to an evaporator and the d-Limonene is steamed out. It widely known for it’s pleasant scent and degreasing properties. d-Limonene is currently being used in many applications, such as chlorinated solvent replacements, hand cleaners, and sewage treatments.
Since d-Limonene solvent is extracted from natural resources (i.e. orange, and lemon peels), the solvent does not add any materials into the environment than what would not occur naturally. Therefore, it does not contain any ozone depleting chemicals. Using naturally derived solvents as cleaning agents is an excellent way to not to contribute to the reduction of our ozone reduction. d-Limonene is biodegradable, too. This is An important issue for water treatment plants and everyone who drinks water.
We recommend cleaning your carpets at least once a year. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends having them cleaned every 6 months, if you have pets, small children, or spend a lot of time on the carpet.
Carpeting is beautiful and beneficial, but it also collects pollutants very effectively. This unhealthy material enters our homes in the air or clings to our clothing, fur, or feet. It settles into our carpets and onto upholstered surfaces just like a furnace filter collects dust and airborne particles. Once saturated, our furnishings start “spilling” contaminants back into our indoor environment. The fact that our homes today are tightly closed, highly insulated environments adds to the problem. We end up thoroughly exposed to unhealthy contaminants. You may have noticed a dark line around the edge of your carpet? That’s mildew and other contaminants building up. Only CitruSolution can stop, and often times remove this build up. In addition, there are organic materials in our carpet that can affect those of us who suffer from allergies. Organic deposits found in our carpets can include food crumbs, beverage spills, dead skin cells, hair, dead insects, insect droppings, residues from heating and cooling, pet soil, and other “biogenic” wastes. This biological debris provides a breeding ground for microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, dust mites, and mold. Regular cleaning reduces and controls biocontaminants. The next time you see a carpet installer, ask him how much dirt he cleans up after he takes out the old carpet. On average, the old carpet will be one pound heavier per square foot! That additional weight is the soil that is migrating through the fiber and backing.
The indoor air is chocked full of harmful pollutants, 200% to 500% higher than outdoors! Dust-mites thrive in this filth deep down in the carpet. It is invisible to the eye but very visible to the arteries and lungs. Every time someone moves across the carpet they stir up these pollutants into the air, and can stay there for an hour or more. The average active home will always have these particles in the air, which is especially harmful to people with asthma and allergies, but not good for anyone, allergies or not! During cold seasons this helps keep people sick. As we all know your kids spend a lot of time on the carpet. This is why we believe carpet cleaning is foremost a health issue and secondarily an appearance issue. Do you only do laundry, or have your teeth cleaned when you SEE something?