In addition to frequent vacuuming, its important to clean your carpets regularly. Professional cleaning will remove the oily, sticky grime that vacuums can’t remove, and will help keep your carpet looking better longer.
Professional carpet cleaning targets oily particles and tracked-in dirt. The particles of oil-based soils deposited on carpet fibers can cause progressive but significant dulling of colors. The color isn’t lost, but is hidden under the film. If this type of soil is allowed to accumulate, it begins to attract and hold the dry soil.
How to clean carpet?
- Preventative – mats at doorways or removal of shoes will help prevent a majority of soiling
- Stain Removal – quickly getting to spills will avoid a stain from setting
- Vacuuming – vacuum at least 1 to 2 times per week to remove dry particulates
- Professional Hot water Extraction – it is recommended at minimum that you have your carpets cleaned every 12 to 18 months for regular residential traffic.
Get on a regular cleaning program
If you have your carpet cleaned before it becomes too unattractive, the cleaning process will be less difficult and more favorable. Carpet in a standard residential home should be cleaned every 12 months, depending on the amount of residents and level of activities.
The proper cleaning technique is critical. Some methods may leave residues which expedite re-soiling and defeats the reason for cleaning – soil removal.
Our Choice Recommended By The Major Carpet Manufactures: Hot Water Extraction
Research suggest that the hot water extraction method yields the best capacity for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as “steam cleaning,” although no steam is actually used. The process consists of injecting a detergent into the carpet and using hot water in the extractor to recover the used detergent and grime. A+ Carpet Cleaning & Pro Wash Exteriors uses a truck-mounted system that runs off a powerful gas propelled engine to effectively remove all the soil and as much water as possible which decreasing drying times.
Most carpet manufacture warranties require that the homeowner be able to show proof of regular cleanings by hot water extraction by a professional cleaning service or do-it-yourself system, using equipment that is certified under the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Seal of Approval .
Hiring a professional is the perfect choice for your carpet cleaning needs. Professional cleaning equipment has more vacuum or suction power than store rental units available to homeowners, and the carpet should dry quicker. A+ implements a powerful truck-mounted system to effectively clean your carpets. Using rented or store bought carpet cleaning machines can actually harm your carpets by leaving too much water behind. This can lead to premature wear, wrinkles or even delamination of the carpet backing. Backing deterioration can cause the carpet fibers to pull out and result in damage to your floor that could jeopardize your carpet warranty.