Carpets are one of the most important design elements that we have in our homes. In fact, carpets and floor elements can make or break the look the whole room. The choice between carpet, tile, or wood floors says a lot about the home, room, or homeowner. When choosing carpet as your floor covering there are many things you should consider. Carpets usually look their best especially when they are kept clean and fresh to maintain the original look you intended for the room or entire home.
We all know how carpets attract dirt, dust, and sometimes pests. Once a carpet looks very dirty, this can now destroy the look of the whole room. “Dirty” can very easily become permanently stained and after that point it is very difficult to recover the life of a carpet that may have lasted much longer with a proper cleaning regimen. Whether you do this on your own or you hire cleaning services to do so, you need to make sure that your carpets look as clean as they should.
One piece of equipment that has really made carpet cleaning an easier job for the home owner is a vacuum cleaner. These essential tools are used to remove dirt particles and dust which are trapped within the fibers of the carpet. Regular use of a quality vacuum is part of every home cleaning routine but sometimes even the best vacuum cleaners need some help.
Properly cleaning carpet in a home or office involves several steps to complete the job correctly to maintain the value and look of all of your carpets. Without following these steps, or hiring a professional carpet cleaning company to do them for you means that you are just risking the worsening of the condition of your carpets.
The first step of carpet cleaning involves the pretreatment of your carpet. This may seem to be an unnecessary carpet cleaning step, but in reality, this is the most important cleaning step. This prepares and conditions your carpet so that it will be cleaned easily. With this step the carpet is spayed or sprinkled with a particular solution that help in cleaning of the carpet. It basically lets the solid particles, soils, dirt and dust which are trapped inside the carpets to resurface and lift up. This will now make it easier for the particles to be removed.
The next step is the actual cleaning process itself. The removal of the resurfaced dirt will be done here. As mentioned, there are different ways of cleaning the carpets but just so you know, there are just three major cleaning procedures done when it comes to carpet cleaning. Carpet cleaning could involve hot water extraction, dry extraction and cold water extraction. These methods usually work for a certain types of carpet cleaning jobs. Your professional carpet cleaning company will know, based on the type of carpet that you have and the condition of the soiling, which method of cleaning is appropriate for your particular job. Just getting a steam cleaner from the local tool rental store is not always the best proceedure for your particular carpet.
The last step involves neutralizing the carpet leaving it as presentable as possible. The cleaning step will leave no dirt behind but now the cleaning residue must be now removed. Carpet cleaning involves using different products and these products usually leave some residuals in the carpet. Not removing these residuals can actually do more damage and even leave the carpets looking dirtier. This is why this last step should never be neglected and always be done to ensure that the carpet is left clean as possible, without leaving behind any residue. The last step even makes the carpet feel as soft and looking new.
Whether you want your carpets cleaned by professionals or by yourself, you should be knowledgeable when it comes to carpet cleaning.
Arming yourself with a little knowledge can go a long way towards keeping your home clean and well cared for. Ask questions, be involved and be sure to maintain your carpets and flooring so that it will last as long as you live in your home, or until you want to change your look. At American Dream Carpet Cleaning we are always happy to share with our customers the do’s and dont’s of carpet and floor maintenance. With over 30 years of service to the Pinellas County area, we are proud to help answer any questions you may have.