Carpet cleaning is done to remove dirt, stains, and pet allergens from carpets in the home. Regular carpet cleaning keeps the home’s carpet looking clean and new. Carpet cleaning services should be performed by professionals to ensure quality cleaning of carpets, which will leave your house smelling fresh and clean. Most common methods used for carpet cleaning include hot water extraction, wet-clean, dry-clean, and vacuum extraction. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Hot Water extraction: Hot water extraction is a carpet cleaning technique that involve filling a container with warm water, securing the lid, and allowing the water to sit for several minutes. This allows the carpet to dry up and absorb the dirt and stain from it. Vacuuming the cleaned area afterwards removes dust particles that were missed by the vacuuming process. This technique is usually quite successful in removing all kinds of dirt, dust, and mold spores from carpets and rugs. However, it can be exhausting to perform this method because you have to run the water and vacuum repeatedly.
Dry Cleaning: Dry cleaning uses dry substances that are applied directly on the carpet or rug to remove dirt and stain, without water. Although this technique is effective in removing dirt, stains, and mold spores, it does not remove dust particles. This technique can also be tedious because you have to wipe the carpet and then use a cleaner to get rid of the remaining stain. Dry cleaning is less time-consuming than steam cleaning, but it does not remove dust particles. Furthermore, dry cleaning cannot remove stains from deep down fibers.
Steam Cleaning: Steam cleaning uses hot water and commercial grade steam to deeply clean carpets and rugs. The steam warms the carpet fibers and removes soil and debris embedded deep within the fibers. Although you do not see much moisture with steam cleaning, residue is still left behind. In addition, the hot steam also loosens and lifts dirt that remains embedded in the carpet fibers.
Carpet Cleaning Machines: Carpet cleaning machines are mechanical devices that extract and trap dirt and debris embedded deep within the surface of the carpet. The cleaning equipment includes a vacuum that can be used to suck up and dislodge dirt from deep within the fibers. There are also specialized cleaning tools such as dryers that can be used to apply concentrated cleaning chemicals on stubborn stains. These specialized tools work better when combined with professional cleaning products and carpet deodorizers.
Vacuum Mowers: Other mechanical cleaners such as the vacuum mowers are used for light stain removal. However, they cannot remove stains from deeper layers of carpet. Dry cleaners are also a good choice for light stains. The dry cleaners simply suck up the stain and the debris from the carpet fibers.