Back in the early 1990’s SMART® recognized many people were not happy with traditional steam cleaning. Though steam cleaning had the ability to remove significant amounts of soil using lots of water, the list of negatives was long: Drying times of hours or even days, foul smells, use of harsh chemicals, spots returning, accelerated re-soiling, carpet wave development and more. The list is long.
The other neglected issue in the carpet cleaning industry is residues. You don’t see residues while or just after carpet cleaning but they sure create problems latter that you can see. Residues turn gray in color and makes your carpet look murky and can re-attract soil. With steam cleaning there is no rinsing and with other methods they just spread the cleaning product with no attempt to remove them. The problem is so bad that on many carpets we will spend 50% of our efforts to simply remove residues left behind by other cleaning methods.
SMART® initial objective was to reduce water use by 90% and use a process that would totally eliminate any need for “rinsing” to remove soil and cleaning products. To achieve this, SMART® developed a proprietary formula that uses the force of static attraction. Static attraction has been successfully applied to many processes in a variety of industries. Examples include air filters in buildings, “grab” dust in floor sweepers, accelerate perspiration removal in clothing, paint car bodies, and separate iron from silica. SMART®‘s breakthrough was to successfully apply static attraction to removing soil that adheres to carpet fiber.
SMART®’s process uses only 2 gallons of solution to clean an average house, about 90% less water than steam cleaning. And only 4 ounces of our static-attraction formula is needed, eliminating any residue issue or need to rinse. Our initial goal reached, we have developed other capabilities, such as doing full restoration on trashed out carpets, removing colored stains from wine and other drinks, and a highly defined method for pet issues that involves identifying, accessing, remediation, and documentation.
At SMART® we do carpet cleaning and nothing else. As a result we are very dialed in and extremely good at it. We encourage you to try us out. Put us to the Test!