There is more to carpet cleaning than just vacuuming it to eliminate dry soil. It is also important to clean your carpet often to take out the oily, sticky dirt that accumulates in piles as a result of odors and grime that somehow find their way in from outside.
If you can clean the carpet before it becomes too filthy, the cleaning chore will be easier to do and a lot more efficient. There is a myth that is circulating, which states that cleaning the carpet before it is actually needed will get it dirtier faster. The carpet with the typical household should be cleaned as often as every 12 – 18 months depending on the number of people living there and the amount of traffic that walks on the carpet.
The choice of the right vacuum is vital too. There are some vacuums available in the market that might look like they’re effective but actually leave residues behind, which will only encourage re-soiling and basically defeat the whole purpose of household cleaning.
* Professional carpet cleaners
You are easily assured of the quality of carpet cleaning service if you use professional cleaners simply because their experience and skill will facilitate them to do a much better job than you can do yourself. The equipment they use has more extraction power than the units available to you, and the carpet
will dry quicker as well. They are very knowledgeable about which cleaning agents to use, and they know how to differentiate among the available carpet construction and fibers.
* Doing it yourself
If you plan to do it yourself and decided on renting a steam cleaning machine, do yourself a favor and check on several systems before you make your final choice. Most of the units available for rent are not that efficient and you just might end up damaging your carpet instead. So, it would be wise, to always consider the following:
A number of rental companies provide cleaning equipment that is not different to what the professionals use. The machine should have vacuum power that is strong enough to allow the carpet to dry within 12 hours of cleaning. You should always steer clear of rental units found in retail and grocery stores that don’t have the power to extract the cleaning solution from the carpet fast enough, as it can actually damage the carpet due to over wetting.
Make sure to avoid drenching the carpet. Any prolonged dampness can lead to molds and bacteria in the carpet, or cause separation of the backing. A wet carpet that stays this way for longer than 24 hours can lead to dilemmas. You can prevent such incidents by using the appropriate equipment and the right skill and training.
Carpets that have stain resistant treatments have to be cleaned with products that are made for this very purpose, or the stain resistance will be impaired and the warranty will be voided. Never use cleaning or spotting solutions that contain bleaches as they can mess up the color of the carpet.
Don’t even try using any silicone based treatments on the carpet.
Drying time can be lessened significantly by using several fans to move the air around the carpet. A dehumidifier can be utilized as well, for it will pull moisture from the air.
* Hot water extraction
Another good recommendation is the use of the hot water extraction system. This is because it is actually considered to be one of the best methods for carpet cleaning. Also known as steam cleaning, the process consists of spraying a mixture of water and detergent into the pile and recovering the water and soil with a powerful vacuum that puts it into a holding tank. You can make use of a truck mounted unit or a portable self contained unit as well. This method is superior to the other available systems and is perfect for soiled carpets or stubborn pet stains that you have yet to remove out of the carpet fibers.
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