Dirty carpets not only interfere with the appearance of the house but can also harm health. You can understand the importance of clean carpets if you have children and pets.
However, using the wrong product can cause damage to the carpet, so the first thing to do is investigate what material the carpet is woven from and what products can be used to clean it. Each material has special properties, which require a special cleaning solution. Knowing this will allow you to find the most suitable cleaning method. Wool carpets, for example, are not friendly to lye or cleaned in extreme heat.
Cleaning carpets properly takes more than washing. This requires removing the deeply embedded debris from the fibers, in a gentle, non-abrasive manner to avoid damage.
Steam Carpet Cleaning
Steam carpet cleaning is one of the most common types of carpet cleaning which we can use. It is also known as cleaning hot water extraction. With this method, high-pressure hot water is used to tighten the fibers and dissolve the dust on the carpet.
This type of cleaning involves using a natural cleaning agent on a dirty carpet surface along with a brush to remove dust particles, pollen, and other stains. The professional carpet cleaners leave the cleaning solution on the carpet for an hour and wash it off with hot water.
They use state-of-the-art equipment to clean your carpet and are finally left to dry in an air-conditioned room or are left to dry overnight.
High humidity equipment has been used in conjunction with absorbent pads dipped in cleaning agents to smooth the top surface or carpet fibers. The hood cleaning method is used by professionals to absorb dust, grime, dirt, and grime from the top layer of your smooth floor covering using a sophisticated machine.
It uses a cleaning product, which is mixed with carbonated water, and then used as a spray over carpets. After that, a professional will attach an absorbent pad to the floor machine to remove dirt and grime from the carpet surface. The machine absorbs all the dust and grime and makes your carpet sparkling clean.
This is the best method for businesses and hotels as it quickly cleans carpets without disturbing clients, guests, or visitors. However, hoods don’t actually clean floor covering, however, most carpet owners prefer to use this cleaning method as a temporary solution.
Hot Water Extraction
Every method of carpet cleaning requires hot water extraction. However, this method should not be used on wool carpets. Also known as steam cleaning, this cleaning method uses heat to hold dirt in place. The next step in the cleaning process uses pressure that is injected into the fibers, which removes any suspended debris.
Carpets need to be dry very quickly and effectively, and most hot water extraction systems include a final step that will suck any remaining moisture from the carpet pile. It is suggested that don’t walk on the carpet for at least 24 – 48 hours. If this cannot be avoided, it is recommended that you place a clean rug and limit movement to only one part of the rug. If possible, open lots of windows to Encourage airflow throughout the house and Encourage a faster drying process.
Dry Extraction Cleaning
An alternative dry extraction cleaning method that does not involve water at all. Instead, this method relies on detergents, which are designed to stick to dirt particles. Once the dirt is trapped, a simple vacuum cleaner will remove detergent and dirt together.
Carpet cleaning machines are easy to find and the process is simple to rent or buy one for DIY cleaning. Along with machines, special carpet cleaning solutions are required that are specially formulated for specific carpets and problems. Like food stains or pet stains.
The machine should also be adapted to high or low pile carpets and where possible be equipped with additional treatment areas to treat more stubborn stains.
First of all, make sure the machine is on the correct setup and start dealing with high traffic and dirty areas. Move on to the rest of the carpet before returning to heavy traffic or stained areas. It may take two or more treatments to make your rug look new and fresh.
It is perfectly acceptable to clean your carpets by hand. Many supermarkets provide a variety of carpet cleaning solutions that will help minimize your time. Choose an effective solution with a little water unless you can leave your rug outside for at least two days to dry. This solution requires that you produce a good lather, which you then spread across the carpet with light hand movements. The foam is designed to trap and lift the debris out of the pile. After the surface foam dries, the carpet can be vacuumed. However, there is a chance that moisture trapped deep in the pile will be sucked into the vacuum. For avoiding this, make sure the carpet should dry for at least 24 hours before vacuuming.
Alternatively, you can find a dry cleaning solution that you sprinkle on the carpet or stained area. Light scrubbing will allow the solution to enter the pile where it will stick and remove dirt. The carpet can be vacuumed immediately regardless of trapped moisture. Whatever carpet cleaning method you choose, make sure before starting that you protect your carpets from damage by using the right equipment and the right solution.