If you live in a country like the US, most homes are carpeted. Carpet cleaning services are a boom today since carpets and rugs require regular cleaning. Unlike in Asian cities though, American households have a fewer number of persons that come in and out of the house. Carpet cleaning is not that easy to accomplish since it is a laborious and challenging task, whether in the home or office.
Large-scale carpet systems such as in hotels and big restaurants require industrial carpet cleaning technologies and trained workforce. Home carpet cleaning, on the other hand, can be done by residents themselves and requires a lesser amount of carpet cleaning chemicals and materials.
If you know the technology, process, and materials needed, you can clean carpets like an expert. Cleaning is usually done using either a dry compound known as dry foam carpet cleaning, or a wet method using vacuum wash or with shampoo or any appropriate damp cleaning materials.
Before touching the home carpet, make sure you have the cleaning materials ready such as soap designed for carpet cleaning, indoor floor mate and outdoor floor mats, paper towels, spot treating cleaners, and vacuum filters.
In an unexpected situation, once a carpet is stained, remove the stain quickly using water. Move fast and blot the stain. Do not rub or scrub out the stain using vinegar or club soda as a cleaning solution.
A carpet becomes ugly when dirt begins to build up for some time. A usual cleaning strategy is to use first the vacuum equipment. Make sure the gap between the vacuum cleaner and the carpet is not set too low to avoid carpet damage. Try to fix it at just about the right height. To reduce soil build up and protect the carpet, vacuum the entrances and areas where people most often pass by at least twice a week. With the use of a clean filter or bag, vacuum at the right speed.
When applying steam cleaning, use truck-mounted equipment than portable steam cleaning one to avoid dirty air and humidity to circulate inside the house. A stronger suction equipment such as a truck-mounted one leaves carpets drier. Carpets are better cleaned when carpets are dry.
Use steam cleaning pretreated with detergent solution If there is a need for deep cleaning. Combine steam with hot rinse solution under high pressure to efficiently remove surface dirt, allergens, dust and greasy residues tucked deep down the carpets.
Stained areas on the carpet, as well as frequently passed areas, need to be pretreated by detergent in hot water placed in a sprayer and sprayed over the stained or most dirty areas for 5 to 10 minutes, after which you can begin the cleaning process.
Clean thoroughly and avoid being in a hurry when using DIY machines. This would ensure that no soap residues are still on the carpet. You can rent a steam cleaning machine or buy a brand new one. To avoid deep cleaning, clean the carpet before it gets filthy. After washing, prevent moisture to collect on the mat. Open the windows, use a fan and a dehumidifier. Don’t walk over the rug until it’s dry, usually after 6 to 12 hours.