The Four Most Common Carpet Cleaning Method
Published on Friday, 23 October 2009
Even the toughest or the most expensive carpet gets dirty. So whether you like it or not, you need to clean your carpet. If not, you and your family will surely suffer a very uncomfortable living space with those dust and dirt.
There are four most common carpet cleaning methods to choose from, anyway.
1. Shampooing. Imagine the way you put shampoo on your hair or on your pet. That's the same as shampooing the carpet. The only difference is that carpets will need a special machine to effectively apply shampoo.
Usually, the shampoo is put into the machine and this takes care of spreading the solution over the carpet. The shampoo should be left on the carpet for a few minutes before extracting the dirt through a vacuum.
2. Foam cleaning. This is done by applying a foam detergent on the carpet. After that, the foam will be extracted along with the dirt from the carpet.
Foam cleaning is almost the same as shampooing, only that the former uses very few water, and therefore provides faster drying.
3. Dry cleaning. A special dry powder is applied on the carpet. This powder attracts the dirt unto the carpet's surface. After few minutes, the powder, now with the dirt, will be vacuumed away from the carpet.
4. Steam cleaning. This carpet cleaning is also known as hot water extraction. This works similar to washing your cloths. A very hot water is combined with cleaning solution. Then, the mixture will be applied on the carpet. After that, a very hot water will be used to rinse out the dirt as well as the solution from the carpet.
Each of these methods has its own strengths and weaknesses. Just make sure to use the best cleaning method for your carpet. More news