SPECIALTY CLEANING SERVICES
We offer a broad array of services ranging from carpet cleaning to tile & grout restoration, window cleaning, pressurized steam cleaning and powerwashing. Feel free to ask us about a specific cleaning request you may have. We can tackle unique one-time tasks such as gum removal or roof washing as needed.
We use two primary methods by which to clean carpet: encapsulation and extraction.
Carpet Encapsulation uses advanced dry crystal chemistry to clean carpets using a low degree of moisture. A counter-rotating brush machine is used to agitate the carpet and transfer the dirt from the fibers to being suspended within the crystalline solution. The carpet is typically dry within 30 minutes and able to sustain traffic. The following day, the carpet is thoroughly vacuumed to draw out the dried crystalline solution with the adhered dirt particles. The encapsulation method works well in most situations because it yields great results while minimizing down time. Encapsulation can be done monthly or quarterly and does not degrade carpet fibers.
Carpet Extraction involves a machine that injects water at high pressure and then immediately vacuums it out. This method literally flushes out dirt and grime. This method is what is often referred to as steam cleaning although using hot water is not necessarily required as long as you have sufficient pressure and the proper chemicals. This method is very effective at cleaning carpets, but generally more expensive than encapsulation. Extraction should only be done once per year and has longer drying time than the encapsulation method.
HARD FLOOR SERVICES
Most school facilities have some combination of hard flooring surfaces that may include Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), terrazzo, ceramic tile, marble, stone or wood. Ivy Building Services offers packages that can address all of these types of flooring.
Floor Stripping & Re-Coating:
If your vinyl floor flnish has yellowed or aged over time, we can strip off the old layers down to the bare VCT and re-coat it with state-of-the-art floor polymer finish that is both durable, slip-resistant and glossy.
Floor Burnishing & Buffing:
VCT floor finish is a hard and durable surface, but it is still subject to scuffs and gouges. Floor Burnishing involves using a high-speed 2000rpm machine with special pads to heat up the top layer of finish and smooth out the surface restoring its original shine. Burnishing is critical to a first-class building appearance.
Tile & Grout Restoration/Sealing:
Dirty grout is another indicator that a building is poorly maintained and it is also a breeding ground for harmful bacteria in restroom environments. We use special scrubbing machines to clean grout and tiles and then seal it with a high-quality penetrating sealer to prevent re-soiling.