5 Carpet Cleaning Secrets From the Pros
When it comes to carpet cleaning, not all techniques and products are created equally. Some are easier than others. Some require far less time than others. Here are 5-carpet cleaning secrets from the pros that you should keep in mind.
1. Bring out the Steam!
First, let’s start with steam cleaning. You can dry clean your carpets with steam or a rug shampooer, but steam cleaning is undoubtedly the best for overall deep cleaning. Dry cleaning can cause premature wear and fading of your carpeting, and the chemicals used in dry cleaning can actually cause drywall damage and even short-term hair loss in some individuals. If you do choose to dry clean, try to use a spray-on solution rather than a foam cleaner. Also, be sure to give your carpet a thorough brushing at least once a week.
2. Time To Take a Bath? Do you Have Shampoo?
Next, let’s talk about shampooing your carpet. Most people use a regular shampoo, but specialty shampoos are available that will not only clean, but protect your carpet from dirt, fungus, allergens, grease, and oil. These specialty shampoos often have a longer staying power than regular brands, so they’re worth a look. If possible, try to avoid washing your carpet with any kind of soap unless you absolutely need to. Many hardwood floor cleaners, including those sold at home improvement stores, are formulated to clean with only natural products, meaning they’ll leave your carpet clean and dry.
There are also a variety of cleaning machines on the market. Steam cleaning machines are usually the most popular, as they are relatively easy to operate and they can get really hot. However, they can cost a lot. A small vacuum cleaner may be all you need to effectively clean your carpet. Vacuum cleaning machines are generally priced between two hundred dollars and three hundred dollars.
3. Have You Considered Chemical Products?
When it comes to actually clean your carpet, you may be surprised by how little you actually need to do. Some people wash their carpets once a week or even less frequently. It really depends on the type of carpet and your personal preference. If you want to use chemicals, you can buy carpet deodorizers or sprays. Some people simply spray their carpets with plain old hot water. Either way, it’s best to make sure the water is extremely hot, and not scalding hot.
To start the cleaning process, you’ll need a carpet extractor or an upholstery attachment. Use the extractor to lift the dirty top layer of soil from your carpet and place it in the upholstery attachment. Then, using the attachment’s vacuum system, begin to suck the dirt and grime into the attachment’s bag. Dry the bag immediately to avoid staining the carpet.
4. Brush it and Apply Heat
Next, use a brush or a rag to completely dry the carpet. You may consider using a hairdryer to speed things up. Once the carpet is completely dry, check to see if there is any remaining dirt, dust or grime. To get the most out of your carpet, use a carpet shampooer or steam cleaner. Allow the carpet to dry thoroughly, then vacuum or sweep it.
Before you go to bed or after cleaning, it’s a good idea to thoroughly air out your carpet. Get some towels and spread them on the floor. After a few hours, you’ll be able to sleep on a clean, fresh surface. This will help preserve the life of your carpet as well as save you money when you next have something done at home regarding your carpet.
If there’s a spill or accident while cleaning, don’t put it up to dry. Take care of it as soon as possible. Don’t let it sit out in the sun or soak in water. You can also ask for professional carpet cleaners to dry the spill for you. If the incident happened on a carpet with a stain, you need to take care of it before it dries so that it doesn’t cause permanent damage.
5. Use Homemade Cleaning Tricks
Don’t buy cleaning products that contain caustic chemicals. Instead, buy cleaning products that are mild and safe for you and your family. Some of the best household cleaning products that you can buy include vinegar and baking soda. These products work great on stains and spills, but won’t harm you or the environment.
Follow these tips for great carpet cleaning results. Keep your carpet clean by vacuuming on a regular basis. Use carpet cleaning products wisely and don’t use harsh ingredients when cleaning your carpets. By following these carpet cleaning secrets from the pros you’ll have great carpet that looks great and stays that way.
At Cosmopolitan Carpet we are dedicated to helping you keep your home healthy, clean, and always looking its best. The solution to difficult carpet cleaning is just a phone call away.
We are a family owned and operated business and we have been servicing families in Fort Worth and Arlington for more than 30 years. We have built a solid reputation based on the sound principle of delivering professional, high-quality cleaning and services to each and every one of our customers. Our team of professionally trained technicians uses only quality non-toxic cleaning products and equipment to clean your carpets. We use all truck mounted equipment or also know as Hot Water Extraction/Steam cleaning, as our method of cleaning. This process is recommended by most major carpet manufacturers as the most thorough and effective method.