Carpet Cleaning As It Should Be
Published on Saturday, 26 December 2009
When you go to hotels, state-of-the-art department stores, theaters, and other places, you will notice that carpets are practically sprawled everywhere. It has become a success due to its luxurious and elegant look and feel. Aside from these, a carpet feels very comfortable and easy to maintain as long as proper steps are followed. A carpet is expensive but with proper cleaning process, it becomes an investment since it can last a really long time and protects the base of your furniture. Just imagine the vases and glasses you could save from breaking every time it drops on the floor. With this in mind, it is certainly a sound decision to maintain carpets and rugs properly.
The first step to in finding out the best way to clean carpets and rugs is to find out the material of the carpet. Wool, silk, or synthetics entails a different kind of cleaning. This is important because once you apply a wrong cleaning product, you might cause a bigger damage to the carpet. Next is to find out what type of cleaning product you should use. After finding out the material of your carpet, check what makes up the dirt of your carpet-whether it's just dust, coffee stains, mud, or something else. It will be very risky to be experimental.
Several factors determine the frequency of cleaning your carpet; examples are material, location and level of use, color amongst others. If you are very obsessive about dirt, then a residential carpet must be cleaned every quarter. Though this is the case, regular maintenance is required. This is to keep the appearance of the carpet and also for hygienic purposes. Another reason is to avoid deep-seated dirt that is harder to remove once general cleaning is administered. So yes, regular vacuuming is essential.
The common ways of carpet cleaning are steam cleaning, shampooing, bonnet cleaning, foam cleaning, and dry cleaning. Hot water extraction, commonly known as steam cleaning makes use of sprayed hot water and extracted via a wet vacuum. Shampooing requires a brush to form a foam from a cleaning solution which will gather the soil from the carpet. This prevents rubbing on the carpet.
Bonnet cleaning requires a machine that has a pad which rotates on the carpet to be able to absorb the soil. Foam cleaning uses a detergent to whip into a foam which when extracted, the dirt comes off. Dry cleaning makes use of a dry compound scattered all over the carpet and then vacuumed after an hour.
The choice you have to make depends on how much you are willing to spend to keep your carpet clean and speck-free. More news