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VLM Encapsulation 

VLM "Very Low Moisture" carpet cleaning is essential for many commercial office space settings. For many of our customers that have the commercial "Glue Down" carpets, we use the Cimex Commercial Carpet Machine which sets the industry standard for low moisture carpet encapsulation cleaning. This method of shampooing uses a polymer solution that encases or “encapsulates” the dirt particles.

The low moisture aspect of this approach means that it uses very little water compared to the more common hot water extraction technique. As such, you can feel good about reducing waste water and ultimately operating cost. That being said, the main reason we use this machine is the science behind the encapsulation process itself.

In most commercial office space settings, it is important to achieve the optimal clean and achieve the fastest drying times. With our commercial cleaning encapsulation process, the areas are often ready to be used within one hour.  A frequent problem with regular carpet cleaning is that extractors use a soapy detergent that leaves behind a sticky residue.  New dirt particles cling to this residue left on the carpet fibers, thus causing re-soiling. The encapsulation process creates a hard crystal shell around the dirt. Said dirt is then completely removed by vacuuming. Afterwards, the dust bags are neatly discarded. The entire process is ideal for clients that require a quick turn around and a great result!

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