Making Sure That Your Carpets Are Cleaned Correctly
Carpet cleaning is done mainly to remove dirt, stains, and allergic allergens from carpets in your house. Common methods used include dry-clean, hot water extraction, steam cleaning, and carpet shampooing. Dry cleaning involves the drying of carpet using a machine or by hand using a machine brush. Hot water extraction uses heated water and is used to clean the dirt and dust from deep inside the carpet. Vacuum cleaning helps to remove loose soil and deeply embedded dirt.
Carpet shampooing is an extraction method that uses specially treated soaps and shampoos, usually consisting of several chemicals that will break down dirt and soil. Steam cleaning uses very hot water under high pressure to remove dirt and contaminants from carpets, while dry cleaning utilizes a commercial carpet cleaner machine that sprays a foam solution on the carpet to absorb the dirt, dust, and grime into the foam. Dry cleaning usually takes longer than other carpet cleaning methods, such as hot water extraction and steam cleaning.
Carpet stains are normally easier to get rid of than dirt and stains caused by liquids such as juice or other forms of moisture. However, it still helps to maintain cleanliness in your home and it would also be good to avoid unnecessary spills. Most people make the mistake of washing their carpets too frequently, using harsh detergents. Aside from causing damage to your carpets, frequent washing will also dull the color of your carpet. Washing your carpet too often also dries out the fibers and makes it more difficult to remove dirt and stains.
Vacuuming regularly also helps to keep dirt and stains from being loaded into your carpets, as well as from being hidden. However, it would be ideal if you don’t have to vacuum all the time. It is best to hire a professional carpet cleaning company to do it for you. If you can’t stand the thought of your carpets getting vacuumed all the time, then at least try to vacuum them at least twice a week. By de-clogging and removing built up soil, your carpets will stay cleaner for longer.
If you want your carpets to look nice even after they have been cleaned, then you should consider applying stain resistant paints and flooring materials to them. This can help to prolong their life and prevent them from fading and staining. Aside from protecting your carpets from dirt and stains, a good carpet cleaning company will be able to clean them well and disinfect them as well. It is not enough that your cleaners remove the stains and dirt. They should also do a decent job of disinfecting them.
The carpet cleaning process does not end there. After the cleaners have done their job and removed all traces of dirt and stain, your carpets must be given a thorough vacuuming and be washed thoroughly with a disinfectant solution. You should ensure that your cleaners have the necessary equipment such as a powerful vacuum, absorbent sponge, high pressure spray, bucket with non-skid cover and other relevant cleaning materials for the job. Cleaners who are not professional can also make use of a carpet sweeper and a carpet extractor, but these tools may be too large for their carpets to safely handle.