Let us set fire to your carpet, why would we want to do that? Because it is how we find out what your carpet is made of. We are the premier carpet cleaner in Lichfield and this is very important. We need to make sure we use the right cleaning processes and the right cleaning solutions. If you ever have your carpets cleaned by someone who doesn’t ask what your carpet is made of or doesn’t test your carpet fibres alarm bells should ring.
Using the wrong carpet cleaning process or the wrong solutions could damage your carpet and, you won’t get the best cleaning results.
When our carpet and upholstery cleaning technicians are trained, the burn test is one of the first things they learn.
Let Us Set Fire To Your Carpet The Burn Test For Carpets
Don’t try this at home! We are experts at carpet cleaning Lichfield and know what we are doing. When you let us set fire to your carpet, we only take a few fibres. These will be taken from behind the sofa or somewhere no one will notice.
Here is a quick rundown of the most common types of carpet and how we use the burn test to find out what your carpet is made of. We look at the flame, the smell and what happens to the ash.
This is a natural fibre that stains easily, which is why it is used so much to make carpets, it takes the manufacturer’s dyes beautifully. When we do the burn test wool burns slowly and sizzles. It smells like burning hair and the ash looks like a black bead which crumbles easily.
This kind of carpet is long-lasting but stains easily. During the burn test it burns slowly and melts. It smells like celery, weird but true, and the ash turns into a hard black bead.
Well maintained polyester carpets are soft and keep their colour well, but are not as resilient as nylon and if you don’t use the correct cleaning solutions it can yellow. The flame sputters as it melts, it smells sweet and like nylon the ash forms into a hard tough black bead.
Let Us Set Fire To Your Carpet It Is Essential
When you let us set fire to your carpet you know we will be doing this to make sure we use the correct cleaning methods and solutions to get the best results.
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