All cleaning is not the same! At Integrity Clean, we are “Raising the Standards in Carpet Cleaning.” Though the difference in cleaning may not always be obvious, the results vary tremendously from one cleaning company to another. When it comes to cleaning carpets, area rugs, tile and grout, and upholstery, the amount of soil removed will vary quite a bit depending on the following:
- Effectiveness of the Equipment
Good-working, quality equipment will have more suction and therefore remove more moisture, and more importantly, more soil.
- Cleaning Solutions
Quality cleaning solutions provide better results and leave less residue behind.
- Amount of Time Spent Cleaning
When it comes to carpet and upholstery cleaning, going slower and/or taking a second or third pass with the equipment will remove more soil than just one single pass.
- Experienced Technicians
Experienced technicians are more likely to know which techniques and cleaning solutions are best for each job in order to achieve optimal results.
Integrity Clean uses high-quality equipment and cleaning solutions. Additionally, our experience paired with the fact that we invest more time helps ensure optimum results. Our extra effort means extra clean!
Our Complete Cleaning Services
At Integrity Clean, we are proud of the dependable work we provide. We do more than simply clean. We use the right methods and cleaning products for every surface. This ensures spectacular results and consistent cleaning. The services we provide include:
Professional Carpet Cleaning
(1) Showcase Cleaning
Developed over the past 35 years, this unique variation of steam cleaning is something that sets Integrity Clean apart from most other companies. With this method, Integrity Clean uses a combination of additional steps in order to increase the amount of soil that is removed while leaving less (unwanted) residue behind. With the use of these steps we are able to get great results while leaving less chemicals behind and without over wetting the carpet! This method is great for customers who want maximum results. It cost about 25% more than our Basic Steam Cleaning.
Integrity Clean’s exclusive Showcase Cleaning includes a number of unique steps as follows:
- Before the cleaning begins, we determine which areas are noticeably soiled and need more attention (this is usually a lot more than just the heaviest traffic areas).
- Apply a Pre-Conditioner to ALL of those areas that are noticeably soiled.
- Steam Clean all of the areas mentioned in steps 1 and 2 above, using a high quality mild detergent.
- After the noticeably soiled areas are cleaned, we go back into each room and apply a Pre-Conditioner to ALL areas to be cleaned.
- After the Pre-Conditioner has had several minutes of “dwell time”, we Steam Clean ALL areas using a mild detergent, or a rinsing agent which helps rinse and neutralize the carpet similar to the way a hair conditioner or fabric softener works.
- Groom/Rake the nap. This lifts the nap and also removes the footprints and machine marks. This helps the carpet to dry faster and improves the appearance.
(2) Basic Steam Cleaning
This method is often referred to in the industry as “Steam Cleaning”, however it is also (and possibly more accurately) called Hot Water Extraction. This method is not as thorough as Showcase Cleaning, however it is a Very Good method. When done properly, this method removes a high percentage of soil without over wetting the carpet. Steam Cleaning is the most common method performed by most companies. Integrity Clean refers to this method as “Basic Steam Cleaning”.
In order to increase the results of the cleaning, Integrity Clean uses some additional steps that many companies skip or overlook. A few of these steps are as follows:
- Apply pre-conditioner to ALL areas that are to be cleaned. Most companies apply pre-conditioner to the heavy traffic areas only. Integrity Clean has learned over the years that the use of pre-conditioner on all areas improves the results.
- Steam Clean all areas to be cleaned (with a minimum of two passes) using a high quality mild detergent.
- Very special/extra attention is given to all heavy traffic areas. This is done by taking extra and/or slower cleaning passes.
- Groom/Rake the nap after the cleaning is complete. This lifts the nap and also removes the footprints and machine marks. This helps the carpet to dry faster and improves the appearance.
(3) Dry-Cleaning (Bonnet Cleaning)
This method is commonly called “Dry-Cleaning”, however (whether done by Integrity Clean or another company) it is actually a wet process. The amount of moisture used is very minimal so the carpet tends to dry very quickly, therefore causing it to be one of the dryer methods. The use of the word “Dry” is appealing to consumers who’ve had a bad experience, where the carpet was over-wet and took a long time to dry. With this method, a cleaning solution (water-based) is lightly misted onto the carpet (with the use of a bug-type sprayer or an electric sprayer). After about 5-10 minutes of dwell-time, a bonnet (a thick round absorbent pad) is used on the bottom of a floor machine to absorb the cleaning solution along with soil. The main advantage of this method is that it dries very quickly. A disadvantage is that it is less thorough than other methods.
(4) Shampoo Cleaning
(Rotary Shampoo Cleaning) – This is the oldest method of carpet cleaning. This was virtually the only method used for carpet cleaning until the introduction of steam cleaning in the 1970s. Shampoo cleaning is a method where a shampoo machine applies a carpet shampoo solution onto the carpet and agitates the fibers to loosen the soil which is then suspended in the solution. The shampoo solution is allowed to dry to a powder and then vacuumed afterwards with a normal vacuuming. Shampoo cleaning is beneficial in some situations however this method is less thorough than Showcase Cleaning or Steam Cleaning.
All pet spots are not the same. The type of carpet fiber, the health of the animal, and the length of time since the spot occurred are all contributing factors to whether or not a pet spot can be removed successfully. Food coloring in pet food can make the removal of feces or vomit much more difficult. Cleaning pet spots soon after they occur increases the chance of removal. Whether it’s urine, vomit, or feces, we have a wide variety of products available to combat almost any type of pet spot. Integrity Clean is available to help even if it’s just to clean-up a single spot.
Note: “Spot” vs. “Stain’
As with many other types of spots, most pet spots will come out completely, however, in some cases they may be permanent. A permanent spot is referred to in the industry as a “stain”. When a stain (a permanent spot) is present, Integrity Clean may have more extensive options for treatment or removal.
Integrity Clean has a variety of deodorization products to help counteract and/or neutralize various types of odors, whether they are from pets or from other sources.
Residential and Commercial Cleaning
Whether it’s Carpet, Area Rugs, Upholstery, or Tile & Grout cleaning…Integrity Clean can help! Virtually all of our services are available for both residential and commercial customers.
Fine and delicate fabrics
We specialize in cleaning fine and delicate fabrics including:
- All types of synthetic fabrics
We offer Wet-Cleaning plus Dry-Cleaning
- Steam Cleaning (also called Hot Water Extraction)
- Shampoo with Post Vacuuming
- Shampoo plus Steam Rinse (This is for heavily soiled upholstery)
We offer dry-cleaning for the most delicate fabrics. When it comes to dry-cleaning upholstery (unlike dry-cleaning carpet), this is true dry-cleaning with the use of a water-free dry-cleaning solution.
Integrity Clean has over 35 year’s experience cleaning a wide variety of areas rugs including:
- Oriental & Persian
- Indian & Navajo
- Domestic & Custom
Many area rugs can be cleaned on-location (at your home). This applies to many domestic and custom rugs that are colorfast. Some area rugs need to be plant cleaned (taken in). Average turnaround time for rugs that are plant cleaned is about 2-3 weeks.
From small tears or burns to restretching whole rooms, we can help!
- Has someone spilled bleach on the carpet?
- Has your dog or cat chewed a hole in the carpet?
- Has someone accidently placed a hot iron on the carpet?
- Do you have unsightly ripples in your carpet that are the center of attention when people enter the room?
Tile and Grout Cleaning: Tile and grout can usually be restored with the use of an appropriate cleaning solution and professional equipment. Certain types of tile need special attention. Integrity Clean offers several options for cleaning and sealing of tile and grout depending on the type of tile and the soil conditions. Let’s be honest here. When it comes to tile (especially ceramic or porcelain tile) almost anyone with a mop and a bucket can clean it. It’s actually pretty easy! When we talk about “Tile and Grout Cleaning”, we’re often talking about grout cleaning. It’s the grout that tends to get darker and darker over time, even with regular mopping. It’s the grout that is virtually impossible for the average homeowner or maid service to get clean.
That’s where Integrity Clean can really help!
Tile and Grout Sealers: Integrity Clean can also seal your tile and/or grout. A sealer will help keep your tile and grout cleaner longer!
Having your upholstered furniture vacuumed from time to time can help extend the life of your furnishings. Vacuuming not only removes dust, it also removes other contaminates such as dust mites, allergens, etc. Imagine how much dust would be on your dining room table if you did not dust it for 6 months or a year!! We’ll, that same amount of dust is settling on your upholstered furniture. If you are unable to vacuum your upholstered furniture yourself, Integrity Clean can help.
If you are interested in having carpet vacuumed underneath furniture that does not typically get moved, Integrity Clean can help. Vacuuming not only removes dust, but also other contaminates such as dust mites, allergens, etc. If you decide to take advantage of this service, Integrity Clean would also be happy to also wipe off baseboards before we put the furniture back into place.
Integrity Clean can help keep your carpet and upholstery look better and stay clean longer with the use of quality fabric protectors.
Dupont™ Teflon® Advanced
For most applications, Integrity Clean uses Dupont™ Teflon® Advanced. Dupont™ Teflon® Advanced carpet and upholstery protector helps protect against both dry and wet soils.
Prochem® Fluorosil II Protector
For delicate fabrics we offer Prochem® Fluorosil II Protector which is a solvent-based protector that guards against soils and spills and helps make upholstery easier to clean. Prochem® Fluorosil II Protector contains no ozone-depleting solvents.
Spot Cleaning for Carpet
Integrity Clean offers Spot Cleaning. Some customers do not need overall cleaning, but they may have one or more spots that need attention. Whether it’s an accidental spill that happened during a party, a paint spill, a pet accident, or simply spots that have mysteriously appeared over time, we can help!
Spot Cleaning for Upholstery
We also offer spot cleaning of upholstery. Whether it’s a food or drink spill on upholstery; or just the arms of an easy chair or sectional that need attention, we can help!
Note: “Spot” vs. “Stain’
Most spots will come out completely, however, in some cases spots may be permanent. A permanent spot is technically referred to in the industry as a “stain”. When a stain (a permanent spot) is present, Integrity Clean often has more extensive options for treatment or removal.