It is an unarguable fact that knowledge is power and the following information has been put together in order to allow individuals to feel confident in their approach when looking to clean their carpets. The following questions are conclusively answered in order to empower and inform.
Question one requests what is more important, the carpet cleaning solution or the equipment professionals use?
Both are important, but professional equipment makes a floor treatment company more efficient and thorough than other options. Many of the treatment chemicals available to the home or business owner are available to professionals in a more concentrated form. However, it's the equipment used that makes a difference.
Powerful vacuums, agitators and shampoo applicators are needed for a thorough treatment. Professionals using the hot water extraction method typically use vacuums that are truck mounted. Truck-mounted vacuums are extremely powerful, can reach all parts of the home and have an oversized capacity for heavy-duty treatment. Machines steam the carpet which kills the bacteria and viruses. The high-powered suction removes dust and mites.
Question two questions why should homeowners choose a professional when cleaning their carpets?
In addition to commercial quality equipment and chemicals, professionals have access to training and expertise that makes them the best choice for cleaning carpets. This training is extremely important as carpet cleaning can be a complicated process.
Experts do not just have the best equipment and chemicals; they know how to use them correctly. Do-it-yourselfers have a tendency to either put down too much shampoo or water during treatment, both of which can cause major problems. Too much shampoo will leave a soapy residue behind even after treatment, which will cause the carpet to build up soil at a much faster rate in the future. Too much water is even worse, potentially damaging the carpet beyond repair or enabling mold growth.
A carpet that is wet cleaned should be dry within twelve hours maximum but maybe as little as two hours. Drying times will depend on ventilation, heating, type of carpet / fabric. Carpet that is properly extracted-cleaned should not be wet long enough to mold. You should not let a carpet cleaner convince you that they are the best because they have the latest technologies. While this is an added bonus, it is the person using the equipment that matters.
Question 3 asks whether you should use wet or dry cleaning?
Either can be used depending on the fiber type and degree of soiling. Nothing beats the results of a hot water extraction cleaning in most residences, because of the vast amount of soil removal. There are many methods of cleaning carpets, but almost all of them use some water to suspend and remove soils. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is generally considered as the best overall method.
Carpet cleaning can even fix those ugly black lines around the skirting and under doors. This is called filtration soiling and occurs from air passing through on its way out towards the skirting or under a closed door. It builds up over time and is very difficult to clean. With special cleaning products, effort and repetition, reasonable results can be achieved.
Question four discusses how often carpets should be cleaned?
Carpets are recommended to be cleaned from between twelve and eighteen months. Some high traffic rented areas may need cleaning every six months. It is often part of the manufacturer's warranty requirements that you retain receipt confirming that the carpets have been regularly cleaned by a professional.
The above information provides readers with a well-rounded understanding of how best to approach their carpet cleaning project. As a conclusion, it is evident that the support of a professional carpet cleaner will offer superior results with the added bonus of advice on routine cleaning.
by Mark Weedon