Carpet Preservation

Carpet Preservation

Periodic Deep Cleaning

Ultimately, the desired outcome of periodic deep cleaning of carpeting is to maximize cleanliness and appearance while not disrupting the integrity of the material. IPI incorporates various techniques to achieve this. Every commercial carpet manufacturer recommends periodic deep cleaning procedures. We are endorsed by both Nylon and Wool Manufacturers.

Just as various areas of your office are subject to different uses, each area demands a different level of maintenance and care. IPI will identify your overall facility needs and provide you with plans based on those needs.

1. High Traffic (most attention)

2. Medium Traffic

3. Low Traffic (least attention)

Maintenance Procedure

1. Vacuuming/edge vacuuming

  • Preliminary step to remove as much dry soil as possible
  • Preparation for the subsequent maintenance procedures
  • Equipment is designed to clean flush to the baseboard

2. Power pile lifting

  • Loosens and removes embedded soil that a vacuum cannot reach
  • Grooms the carpet

3. Deep cleaning procedure – low moisture or hot water extraction (depending on condition)

  • Required to remove soiling which cannot be removed by daily maintenance
  • Carpet is left cleaned and restored
  • Low re-soiling factor, carpet stays cleaner for longer

4. Spot cleaning problem areas

  • Identify the spill (coffee, copy toner, salad dressing, etc.)
  • Select an appropriate cleaning solution that is compatible to remove the spill

Our recommended process will contribute to a healthy environment. IPI can provide maintenance tips for in-house janitorial services. We can also provide recommended “spotting” techniques that can be used in-between service visits.

Fiber Protector – IPI offers a fiber protection treatment making the everyday spills easier to remove.

Carpet Corrective

IPI has been performing Carpet Corrective Services for over 15 years. We primarily service a 100-mile radius around the New York City Metro area. On request, we cover up to Boston and down to Washington D.C. See attached map.

The Services we offer:

1) Spray dye blending – corrects color variations that become obvious when joined at seams (side match).

  • Field blending will take a minimum of four hours as the dyes are applied in stages.
  • The dyes are directed three to four feet outward from the “lighter side” of the seam in a decreasing concentration.
  • The dyes instantly form a chemical bond with the fiber.
  • The process has virtually no odor.
  • This procedure can be done in a furnished office environment.

2) Tile Back Bending – Process includes: pick-up existing tile, run through bending machine, re-glue and reinstall. Office furniture “lift” system when appropriate. Process will improve backing stability.

3) Tile Steaming and Brushing – procedures to improve a “tile apparent” situation.

4) Steam finishing – corrects pile crushing, pile reversal and compressed band lines. We introduce a safe, live steam temperature (200 – 220 degrees) with a 3-foot square steam head that will relax the yarn and enable us to re-orient the pile direction. This is followed by grooming the pile. (This procedure cannot permanently correct “watermarking”)

5) Micro Shearing – Required when a tip shear product shows a texture inconsistency appearing at the seam due to shearing differences. This can be remedied by random shearing a few feet outward from the seam. The outcome is to visually blend the cut and loop texture.

Environmental Initiatives

Use vacuum cleaners that have an imporved effectiveness with indoor air quality:

  • high efficiency filtration traps 99% of contaminants dow to 0.3 micron
  • triple lined bag filters
  • routine machine maintenance to maximize filter functions.

Cleaning products:

  • have no VOC’s, boidegradable, environmentally preferred products.
  • come in concentrated form to reduce waste and shipping impact.
  • use green seal approved products and systems when possible.

Use cleaning equipment that:

  • dramatically reduce water usage – no waste water is generated
  • has noise levels less than 70 dB at 6 feet.
  • on going equipment maintenance for optimum effectiveness.

Utilize low moisture/cleaning methods that:

  • place minimal demands on the HVAC when compared to a process that creates humidity.
  • requires small amounts of electricity when compared to a standard process.
  • does not require water to be heated.
  • does not require dryers to be used – saving additional energy.

Restorative maintenance process (if necessary)

  • hot water extraction could be recommened for uncommon situations
  • equipmnent that utilizes 75% less water when compared to standard equipment
  • utilizes environmentally preferred products

Our office:

  • recycles plastics, bottles and boxes.
  • installed new lighting with additional energy efficiency.
  • installed a “turn-down” thermostat for evenings and weekends.
  • make effort to consolidate crews to minimized transportation/energy use
  • comply with OSHA requirements.
  • monitor products and methods for the health and well being of our personnel and clients.