In a time when more and more people are starting to be more conscious of the chemicals and the like that they use in their daily lives, a new carpet cleaning service is looking to fill a niche few had thought of before.
Carpet Care by Matthew, a company founded and run by Sequim native Matthew Wellman, utilizes a device rarely used on the Olympic Peninsula.
When Wellman goes to work he brings a Rotovac machine with him, one of just a few in Western Washington and possibly the only one on the Olympic Peninsula, he says.
Unlike other carpet cleaning devices, it doesn’t use traditional soaps and detergents along with steam. Instead, the machine made in Oregon uses rotating heads and a simpler FDA-approved, all-natural chemical to clean “much more aggressively,” as Wellman put it, scrubbing deeper into the carpet to better remove dirt and allergens like pet dander.
The biggest benefit to the Rotovac machine he uses, Wellman said, is that it doesn’t leave behind residues of detergents like more traditional machines do.
“The heads scrub out the chemicals that the machine uses,” Wellman said, “and most steam cleaners don’t have a way of doing that effectively.”
Wellman noted that the residue left behind tends to attract and hold onto dirt more than the bare carpet would, leaving it needing deep cleaning more frequently.
Wellman’s unique machine and quality work has him working with a number of local property management companies such as Landmark Property Rental and Sequim Valley Property Management, as well as several local real estate offices to help clean up and show off their property.
He also has contracts with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, and is available for further commercial and residential work.