My office floor was an adventure in itself… We pulled up the old carpet to find what looked like possibly an original carpet pad. It was an unpleasant experience. We expected to find a layer of sandy, dusty debris under the carpet — there always is — but there was a layer of caked dirt and grime under the carpet pad that was an eighth of an inch thick in some places. It filled the whole room with an overwhelming odor of must, dust, dirt, age and grossness. It’s a nice reminder of why even if you have a carpet that looks ok, if it’s older than a certain point it just needs to come up!
The last two photos show the tests that Mark at Plantation Carpet Cleaning ran in order to figure out how to attack this challenge. And then a quick snapshot of after the clean. Mark did an AMAZING job!