Is your floor a happy floor?
Or is it feeling unappreciated, resentful, and forgotten?
Think about it. Your floors work harder than anything else in your home. They are always there, waiting to catch the things you drop, clean the dirt and junk off your feet and shoes, covering up your ugly plywood subfloor, adding warmth and cheer to the inside of your home. They capture and retain pollutants like smoke, pet hair, tar and grease, dust, and little critters that start with “dust” and end with “mite” that we won’t talk about… And they never do talk about it. They just do their job, day after day, never complaining, never arguing, never asking for credit and recognition or awards or golden trophies or Purple Hearts.
But you know what? Your floors have feelings too. They may not say much, but they like to be appreciated just like all the rest of us. They don’t ask for much. Just a little recognition for their hard work, and some cleaning up and refreshing now and then. They like to be clean and fresh and healthy just like we do.
Imagine that you are the world’s top butler, or hostess. If there was an Olympic competition for hospitality you would win it every time. You are a total master at making guests comfortable. You clean up a dropped beverage in 10 seconds and smile while doing it. You are never grouchy. You never oversleep. Your coffee is always fresh, and your cream is always chilled and never goes sour. (it’s always authentic heavy whipping cream of course. No Coffee-Mate here.) Your cheese slicing ability is legendary and no on can skewer an olive quite the same. There is just one catch. You can’t bathe yourself. You can’t even wash your hands or straighten your hair. You are the best of the best at taking care of everyone else, but completely incapable of cleaning up yourself. Wouldn’t you be grateful it if someone showed their appreciation for all your hard work by helping you clean up now and then? The truth is, that even you, the world champion, top of the line, blue ribbon host or hostess, would see your performance begin to drop after awhile with no cleaning up or change of clothes or freshening up. You simply cannot be at the top of your game with a dirty face, sticky hands, destroyed hairdo, and stains all over your evening clothes.
It is really no different with your carpets and floors. They work hard at providing a beautiful, comfortable place for you to live, but without some maintenance and care, they soon begin to lose their ability to provide that positive experience. They began to look and act neglected, depressed, and down trodden. They actually become a hindrance to a pleasant atmosphere rather than facilitating it. Rather than welcoming you and your guest into a warm, beautiful and pleasant space, they repel.
Are your floors secretly harboring low self esteem and internalizing feelings of frustration born out of a lack of simple recognition, appreciation, and routine maintenance? Are you inadvertently disabling and hindering the work of one of the most important components to a happy home ecosystem, simply by doing nothing? You may want to stop, take a good long look at your hard working carpet, tile, or oriental rugs and ask yourself, “Does that look like a happy floor?”
Once your floors have suffered deep psychological (and even physical) damage by internalizing their hurt and bitterness, its tough to ever really bring them back as a happy, productive member of you home’s environment. Luckily, Beautiful Carpets and Floors is one of the most highly qualified floor whisperers in the Walla Walla Valley. With our exclusive 12 step method, we have brought many a down-and-out floor back into service as a productive and respected member of the homes ecosystem. With this system, we can refresh, rejuvenate, deodorize, and beautify even the most neglected and unhappy floors. In fact, short of physical scaring and damage, we can just about make your floors look like new.
Here is our exclusive 12 step cleaning process that we use on our residential cleaning accounts. Please note that abnormal conditions such as excessive pet contamination, mal-odors, excessive red stains, or delicate fabrics and fibers may require additional steps to rehabilitate your floor properly, but these steps do absolute wonders for 90% of our under-appreciated clients.
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
We identify potentially permanent stains to give you a reasonable expectation of the final results.
Step 2: Commercial Pre-Vacuum
We pre-vacuum which allows us to remove 80% of the dry soil.
Step 3: Move Furniture
This step is optional. We can clean the traffic areas in your home without moving any furniture.
Step 4: Prepare
We lay down drop cloths to protect wood floors and we place corner guards at the main transitions to protect walls and trim.
Step 5: Pre-Spot
We pre-treat difficult stains to increase chance of removal.
Step 6: Pre-Spray
We apply a preconditioning agent to emulsify and break down the soil and oils. Then we agitate any areas that need extra attention.
Step 7: Clean
We run over the carpet with our rotary jet extractor. Then we do a dry stroke that allows us to recover up to 90% of the moisture we used.
Step 8: Post Spot
We re-treat and re-clean any areas that seem like we could make an additional improvement.
Step 9: Apply Protector
We apply Teflon protector and groom it in so it gets fully dispersed on all of the fibers.
Step 10: Post Groom
We rake out our footprints to make sure we didn’t miss anything and to set the pile so it will dry faster.
Step 11: Speed Dry
As we finish cleaning we set up our down draft air-mover. This takes the warmer, dryer ambient air and blows it down across the surface of the carpet so it usually dries to the touch in 5-6 hours.
Step 12: Post Cleaning Inspection
We make sure every area looks perfect, or as close to it as we can make it!
That’s it! In the space of a few hours your carpet has gone from a dejected, crippled, humiliated and unhappy floor to a hard working, happy, healthy, beautifully glowing floor that will welcome you and your friends with a smile and a wink.
Don’t forget that Beautiful Carpets and Floors offers a full 100% guarantee on every floor we treat! We even return at no charge to clean re-occurring stains as often as needed! Usually we can completely eliminate those persistent little sprites, but sometimes it takes a couple of cleanings.
If you aren’t completely thrilled with your cleaning, we’ll clean again at no charge! If you’re still not thrilled, we’ll refund every penny. No questions asked.