What looks like a clean carpet on the surface may not be clean at all. Vacuuming your carpets may clean some of the surface dirt away but to be sure that your carpets are completely clean, on top and below the surface, you need to start cleaning deeper into the pile. This may be a case of simply stocking up on better carpet cleaning equipment or even calling in the professional carpet cleaners.
The choices, from store bought carpet cleaners through to booking a once a month carpet cleaning service, are all yours and will depend on your free time and budget.
Here are some of the top carpet cleaning methods that work.
The steam cleaning process uses hot water or a detergent solution that is sprayed into the carpet at high pressure. This solution is then vacuumed out right away, taking with it all the dirt and particles that have been loosened in the high pressure spray. Steam cleaning can be done by yourself using a steam carpet cleaner or, if you don’t want to buy the cleaner, by hiring the equipment or even the services of a carpet cleaning company.
One of the more common methods of carpet cleaning these days is to dry clean them. Wet carpets and carpet shampoos that leave a white residue after they have dried out are a thing of the past. Special dry cleaning machines are used and it is best to hire a carpet cleaning company for this job. The bonus with this method of cleaning is that the job is quick to do and doesn’t need hours to dry, so it won’t be too disruptive to your normal daily routine.
You really should consider having your carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year. Good general cleaning and maintenance of your carpets for the rest of the time will be sufficient. Make sure you have a good stock of cleaners, carpet stain removers and a decent vacuum cleaner for regular carpet cleaning sessions which will keep your carpets in good shape until their next thorough clean. More information can be found at the National Carpet Cleaners Association website - http://www.ncca.co.uk.