Cleaning 'Smart Strand' Carpet 2013
A number of years ago Mohawk, a leading carpet manufacturer, rolled a brand type of carpet called 'Smart Strand.' This new carpet was hailed as the newest innovation of stain blocking technology. They even promoted the carpet by having a rhino live on it for a whole month then they cleaned it using only water. Of course the carpet look brand new again and we are all amazed by what we just saw.
A few weeks ago I received a call from a referral asking me if I would clean their smart strand carpeting and not use any cleaning solutions. This couple had been told that no cleaning solutions would be necessary and she had the carpets cleaned about a year ago but did not like the way they had turned out. The 'professional' cleaned her carpets using only hot water per her request. The large pet stain in the master bedroom had returned and they traffic lanes were still quite dirty. Because this couple had two large dogs and one cat living inside the carpets were soiled with the lanolin from the dogs' hair. I agreed to clean the carpets but with the condition that I could incorporate my certified green cleaning solutions. The wife agreed and I spent about (3) hours cleaning and grooming the carpets. The large pet stain is 100% gone and the traffic lanes are almost new. Once again the carpet looks fresh, smells fresh, and feels good to the bare feet.
Before cleaning this carpet I visited Mohawk's website and discovered that they too recommended that there would be times when it would be necessary to use 'soap.' The Smart Strand carpet is a beautiful carpet that is durable, but it still needs to be vacuumed regularly and professionally cleaned regularly. Because this couple has three large pets living in their home they should probably have these carpets cleaned about every six months to prevent the heavy build up of oil from the dogs' hair. All carpets have a magnetic attraction to dirt that is the reason why they are sometimes called 'air filters.'
The only mistake this couple made was hiring a person who did not know or did not care about what the end result would be for the carpets and the clients. Had he insisted on using a cleaning solution he may have had a customer for life. I hope this blog has helped you if you have questions about smart strand carpet cleaning please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.