Carpet cleaning is carried out to remove dirt, stains, and pet allergens from carpet fibers. Regular cleaning can be done with commercially available cleaners but professional cleaners carry out the best job. They use equipment such as steam cleaners, vacuum cleaners, absorbent mats, carpet sweeper, vacuum bins, carpet extractors, carpet deodorizers, and other specialized tools and chemicals for deep cleaning. Common methods used are dry-clean, hot water extraction, vacuuming, and spot cleaning.
Vacuum cleaning is a common carpet cleaning method which removes dust, soil, and stains from your carpets with the help of powerful vacuums. For carpets made of natural fibers such as wool, the method usually includes using a wool cleaning solution or a wool brush. Synthetic carpets on the other hand require an organic cleaning solution to clean them. The stains generally affect the texture and colors of the carpets and hence they need to be treated accordingly. Stains that are light brown in color will easily be removed by spot cleaning. Light brown stains can be removed with the help of the right cleaning solution and some cleaners also contain ingredients which can help restore the original color and texture of the carpet.
If you want to extend the life of your carpet, regular vacuuming is necessary along with the use of spot cleaning agents. For this you can use shampooing agents which are available in both liquid and solid forms. These cleaning products work by attracting the dirt away from the fibres and removing it so that they do not accumulate on the surface of the carpet. Liquid and solid shampooing agents however are more preferred for removing dirt and stains from hot water extraction.
In hot water extraction process, a cleaning solution is applied to the carpet and the dirt gets detached from the fibers. After removing all dirt from the fibers, the remaining dirt gets washed with fresh water in a washing machine. The process is continued until the cleaning solution has been completely removed from the fibers. This whole process may take some time but this does not affect the quality of the fiber as the cleaning process itself is very thorough.
Before using the carpet cleaning cleaners, it is important to make sure that you do not have any leftover residue such as food, drinks or pet urine because these residues can not only harm your carpets but also stain them very easily. Usually, if you spill something on the carpet, blotting it immediately is the best thing to do so that no residue is left behind. You can use a paper towel or a piece of cloth to blot the spilled liquid so that no residue is left behind. Most cleaners have a special solution which helps remove the residue easily. It is important to follow the guidelines mentioned in the user guide because this can ensure that you do not damage the fabric of your upholstery. If any residue is left behind, then the carpet cleaning product will not work on that particular item.
Another way to clean your carpets is by using a vacuum cleaner. Carpets get damaged when they are over-cleaned so you should always avoid over-cleaning your carpets by using a vacuum cleaner. Using the vacuum cleaner very gently on the carpets and furniture will help you to retain their shine and beauty. Regularly vacuuming the carpets can prevent them from getting dirty and damaged. Most professional cleaners recommend vacuuming at least once every week. You can also use steam cleaners which are a little cheaper than regular vacuum cleaners but still are very effective in deep-clean your carpets.