How to get a cleaner carpet
Keeping your carpet clean is an important part of having a healthy, comfortable home. Find out what it takes to get the clean carpet your family deserves.
Carpet provides the perfect cosy surface for your pets to nap, your children to play, and your feet to rest after a long day. Yet our carpet still tends to be one of the most neglected elements of a home.
The occasional swipe of a vacuum does little to defeat the wear and tear, accumulated dirt and dander, and spills that your carpet endures.
Here you can find out how professional carpet cleaning can give your flooring the deep clean it deserves.
Benefits of Carpet Cleaning
The obvious benefit of carpet cleaning is a fresh, clean carpet, but don’t underestimate the difference this can make!
A good cleaning transforms any room and can help your carpet feel softer and plusher, like when it was first installed.
To maintain this feel, regular carpet cleaning is a must and can help extend the life of your carpet.
Carpet cleaning is usually seen as cosmetic, but it provides additional benefits too. Most importantly, it makes your home clean and healthy for your family to enjoy. Carpet collects particles of dirt, dust, dander, and pollutants – all things you don’t want in your home.
As you walk across the carpet or vacuum the fibres, the particles get kicked up into the air.
Professional carpet cleaning helps pull these particles out of your carpet and out of your home.
Types of Carpet Cleaning
A professional carpet cleaner will offer more than one method for cleaning carpets. They can also provide you with the best method for your specific carpet type, which can help avoid damage and result in a deeper and more effective clean than you would achieve on your own.
How water extraction (Steam Cleaning)
Steam cleaning is currently the most popular carpet cleaning technique. For this method, hot water is shot into the carpet, stirring up debris. The water and debris are then promptly sucked up away from the carpet, getting even the deepest debris out. This method does have a longer drying time than other methods and may require the use of a detergent for extremely dirty carpets.
Carpet dry cleaning uses almost no water, so there is little to no drying time after the cleaning. An absorbent compound is sprinkled over the carpet and then worked in with a mechanical brush. This dissolves dirt and other debris, which is then vacuumed up with a commercial-grade vacuum. While dry cleaning is usually the most expensive carpet cleaning method, it is best for fragile fibre carpets that may be damaged from excess water.
With this method, a cleaning solution is misted over the surface of the carpet and a circular rotating buffer, or bonnet, is run over the carpet, absorbing the debris from the top. Only the top portion of the carpet is cleaned during this process, so dust and other debris may still be hiding further down. This is a quick cosmetic fix, but not best for getting a deep-down clean.
Has it been awhile since your carpet had a good, deep clean? If so, chances are there are one or more stains that need some extra attention. To tackle these stains head on, be sure to discuss areas of concern with your carpet cleaner. From wine stains to coffee stains, a professional carpet cleaner will know the correct products to treat those stubborn spots.
It Pays to Go Pro
Are you debating if you should hire a carpet cleaner or tackle this project on your own?
While some homeowners may be tempted to clean their own carpets, be careful – improper carpet cleaning may leave you less than impressed.
DIY carpet cleaners sometimes come with a one-size-fits-all approach that may not be best for your carpet, making a thorough clean difficult to achieve.
Professional carpet cleaners can help effectively handle your carpet and treat all different types of stains.
Rather than renting a machine yourself and just hoping for the best, consider allowing a professional carpet cleaner to really give your carpets a deep clean.
Carpet cleaning is also physically intensive, so hiring a carpet cleaner can save you the trouble of heavy lifting.
Fitz2Kleen has been providing professional carpet cleaning in Coventry, Rugby, Leamington, Kenilworth and Bedworth since 2008.
Contact us to discuss your carpet cleaning needs