There are many benefits to professional carpet cleaning. The result will be a cleaner, healthier and fresher home. Professional carpet cleaners will use the most effective method to clean stains and get your carpets smelling, looking and feeling clean. There are many things you as a homeowner can do to keep your carpets looking their best, as well as tips to avoid common mistakes when it comes to taking care of your carpet.
Why Should I Get My Carpets Cleaned?
Carpet easily can become a home for allergens, dust particles and bacteria. These particles in your carpet can lead to breathing problems, such as asthma and allergies. Vacuuming alone doesn’t help to completely remove these particles and over time they accumulate, increasing the risk of health problems. Professional carpet cleaning, on the other hand, uses state of the art equipment to remove things like dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens.
Fresh Smell and Better Airflow
When dirt is clogged in your carpet, it can penetrate your entire home and make it smell unpleasant. Dirty carpeting can also hinder the airflow in your home, especially in areas along the walls where the air in your home needs to be able to move the most. With carpets cleaned by a professional, your home will have improved airflow, air quality, and smell fresher.
Improved Look and Feel
When dirt and dust build up in the fibers of your carpet, it causes the fibers to become matted, which leads to the carpet looking old, worn, flat, and feeling rough, regardless of how much padding is underneath. A professional cleaning helps to keep the dirt and dust from wearing away the fibers in the carpet, which ultimately makes them look better and feel softer for a longer.
What Does Professional Carpet Cleaning Involve?
Professional carpet cleaners have several advantages over homeowners who may try doing their own carpet cleaning. First, they have more expertise when it comes to different fabrics, stains and other specialty situations. Second, they have far more advanced equipment. This includes anything you may be able to rent or buy for household use. Professional carpet cleaners use state-of-the-art truck mounted equipment.
Complete Detail uses the most common and most effective method for carpet cleaning. Each carpet is pre-sprayed to help break down oils and dirt. Then, we use 240-degree steam cleaning in which hot water and detergent are sprayed onto the carpet in the first pass, loosening dirt and other debris. On the second pass, the dirty water is sucked up, or extracted, at high pressure. A third pass is usually required to rinse the carpets and remove any lingering detergent. In a home with pets or heavy foot traffic, a deodorizer and stain guard are recommended to help with strong odors and prevent future staining. Carpets cleaned in this manner usually take about 4-6 hours to dry, if it is well ventilated.
How to Keep Carpets Clean Between Cleanings?
Installing carpet in your home is an investment, so it is important to protect your hard work by properly caring for it. Daily maintenance and routine professional cleanings will help to ensure that your carpet, as well as your home, is fresh, clean and healthy.
- Vacuum regularly
- Sprinkle baking soda on the floor prior to vacuuming
- Treat stains as soon as they occur
- Have the carpet professionally cleaned at least once a year
What Mistakes Should I Avoid?
Avoid carpet powders
Many people buy powders because they want to eliminate unwanted odors in their carpet. However, powders often leave residue in the carpet which can damage it over time. Stick to baking soda if you want to remove an unwanted smell.
Do not rub stains
When removing a stain, stick to blotting or dabbing motions. Never rub a stain. This will not remove the stain, it will only rub the stain into the carpet fibers, making it worse.
Test cleaners on a small portion of your carpet before use
If you decide to use cleaners to remove stains, find a small portion of your carpet that’s out of sight. Apply a small amount of cleaner to make sure the cleaner does not damage or bleach your carpet.
Keep stain sources away from carpet
This may sound obvious, but think ahead and keep common sources of stains away from your carpet. You do not want to bring items like wine, food, or other beverages near your carpet. Eat and drink over hard flooring like tile or wood in your home. The easiest way to deal with a stain is to prevent it in the first place.
Give our team a call, and our technicians will be happy to provide you with assistance with your carpet cleaning needs. Contact us today to find out more about the services we offer.