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3 Common Industry Terms Your Carpet Cleaning Company May Use March 6, 2018

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3 Common Industry Terms Your Carpet Cleaning Company May Use, Ewa, Hawaii

When hiring a professional carpet cleaning company, you’ll most likely encounter terminology you haven’t heard before. However, by learning a few simple words and their meanings, you can ensure you’re on the same page as the professionals about what tasks you’d like them to perform. Below is some common industry jargon you can use to communicate with your crews.

Terms to Use With a Carpet Cleaning Company 

1. Wicking

Sometimes, when homeowners clean their carpets, they notice that brown or yellow spots appear afterward. This browning is caused by “wicking,” which is when the deeper parts of the material absorb excess moisture and then push soil residue to the surface as it evaporates. If you’re experiencing this problem, tell your professionals; they’ll employ special cleaning and drying methods to remove deep-seated stains in your carpet.

2. Crushing

carpet cleaning company pearl city hiOver time all carpeting will develop bent and compressed fibers, known as “crushing” or matting. While you can’t always prevent it from occurring, there are steps you can take to avoid or minimize it. For instance, cleaning companies recommend choosing firm padding when installing the material and regularly rearranging your furniture to redirect traffic patterns.

3. Blooming

A carpet is made by sewing strands of yarn into a backing material to create thousands of loops. When these loops are cut, it is known as cut-pile and is susceptible to “blooming”—a process where the fibers become untwisted. The condition can occur as a result of improper cleaning and maintenance, poor heat settings during the manufacturing process, and general wear and tear.


If you’d like to avoid or address any of these issues, contact a professional carpet cleaning company to help you maintain your flooring. The team at Bears Carpet Care in Pearl City, HI, has been assisting homeowners in the Oahu region for over 15 years, offering high-quality work from fully licensed, insured, and certified fabric technicians. To schedule an appointment today, call them at (808) 455-6174. You can also visit their website to learn more about their range of services.

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