Carpet inspection: defective or dirty?
Updated on April 13, 2014 in Inspection
3 on April 6, 2014

1.5 year-old tufted off-white nylon broadloom with poly/poly backings stretched over 1/2″ bonded polyurethane pad and concrete slab.  Complaint: carpet won’t stay clean.  Never cleaned. Spotted with consumer product pH 12.  Test cleaned in worst traffic lane: vacuumed, preconditioned, agitated, dwell time, HWE 3x over.  Conclusion: trash spotter; have carpet professionally cleaned at least annually – semi-annually even better.

  • Liked by
Reply
1 on April 6, 2014

Great work Jeff just one question.  Did you leave the big clean spot in the room or actually clean the whole room?  I’m sure you did just wish there were photos of you cleaning the whole room with that small wand.

Show more replies
on April 6, 2014

Kevin,
Just an inspection.  Inspectors aren’t allowed to solicit corrective services, unless authorized to do so by the commissioner.  I recommended that the homeowner call an IICRC Certified Firm with a Master Cleaning Technician; or at least a Journeyman Textile Cleaner.  I encourage all inspectors to know the IICRC referral web site (certifiedcleaners.org) or the referral number (800.835.4624).  And yes, I left the visual contrast in her MBR to remind her to get the work done soon!

Keep up the good work!

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
0 on April 13, 2014

Jeff what brand of spotting machine is that

  • Liked by
Reply
Cancel
Loading more replies