Choosing a Method That Works For You
Methods of carpet cleaning can vary quite a bit. There ise quite a range of equipment available. This means that even within the various systems, results will vary.
Carpets greatly boost the aesthetics and comfort of homes and workplaces. However, they harbour a lot of dust and dirt. Choosing an appropriate carpet cleaning method can be confusing.
Homeowners are often unsure of the best method to use and the frequency of cleaning. While some clean monthly others clean quarterly or annually. Either way, it is difficult to find a means that removes stains, dust and dirt completely.
Carpet cleaning companies offer various carpet cleaning methods for effective cleaning. Vacuuming is a prerequisite for all cleaning methods. It removes dust and loose surface dirt from the carpet, making the cleaning of the carpet more effective.
Shampooing involves use of foamy solutions that soak into the carpet absorbing dust particles. A wet vacuum cleaner is used to suck up the foam from the carpet.
This method requires a lot of time for the carpet to dry. In some cases, some residues are left behind. As such, this method has become outdated and is being replaced by other more effective methods.
Most rentals and hired machines work roughly on this basis. You may be able to rent a machine from a hardware outlet for example. Both the machines and chemicals may be in the budget category. The cleaning results are often poor.
It is also referred to as hot water extraction. This process involves spraying the rug/carpet with a solution that binds and loosens the dirt. This removes grease and oil stains while absorbing dust particles. Pressurized extraction machines are used to rinse the carpet.
Any dirt that has penetrated into the carpet fibres like vomit, blood, liquid wastage or urine can only be effectively cleaned using this method.
This method is among the most preferred methods in the cleaning industry as it is highly effective. There is a proviso. Truckmounted equipment combined with very powerful suction and a powerhead is the best of steam cleaning. Portable equipment vary in quality and too much onus is put on the quality of the technician.
The biggest danger with steam cleaning is over-wetting. Too much water is injected into the carpet. It may go through to the pad and even the floor underneath. You may be creating an ideal breeding ground for mould incubation.
This hidden problem will be with you for the life of that carpet. Quite often carpeted rooms smell musty. Lifting the carpet in that room will quite often reveal that hidden secret.
- Bonnet cleaning.
The carpet is sprayed with a cleaning solution which dissolves the soil particles. Thereafter, a rotary buffing machine is used to absorb the solution from the carpet.
Although this method is preferred because less water is used and the carpet dries faster; it is limited in that it has a limited capability of removing soil particles.
- Chem-Dry System.
Many of you think it is drycleaning or solvent cleaning. It is not at all. We use the Natural which is a water based carbonated cleaning solution. This is combined with low moisture steam cleaning.
The carbonation helps carpet dry quickly. Bubbles react with dirt bringing it to the surface. The carpets are agitated and extracted. This is followed by a bonnet clean to remove additional water and soil.
You end up with an eco-friendly carpet clean with drying times of 1-2 hours. Our company offers many other domestic and commercial cleaning services.
Professional Carpet Cleaners have valuable insight on the best carpet cleaning method to be used for specific carpets. Furthermore, some carpet manufactures suggest the appropriate method for cleaning particular carpets. Consider these factors when choosing an appropriate carpet cleaning method.
Contact Chemdry Amazing for professional advice from their trained team of qualified technicians.