Your carpet could look like a colourful palette or even an art masterpiece of stains with a different causer and a subject of different accidents. Brown stains from coffee or sauce, red ones from nail varnish or dropped lipstick, yellow ones from juice, and so on, and so on, the list can go on and on for quite some time. However, we are sure that this is not the exact look you are going for and you would like to have your carpet as good-looking and clean as it was when initially installed.
In addition, a dirty and nasty carpet is not only affecting the overall appearance of your home negatively but also the overall healthiness and the quality of indoor air. With that being said, despite very functional and comfortable, carpets are a real magnet for dust, dirt, soil, allergens, and germs that tend to hide trapped in between the carpet's fibres. While you may have a regular domestic cleaning routine set in your household, even this one is not effective enough to remove all the trapped and hidden dirt. Vacuuming cannot do the trick and it works only on the surface, this is why a more thorough and deep carpet cleaning is recommended every now and then for ensuring the perfect appearance and long-lasting condition of this soft floor and flawless cleanliness at home for a healthy household.
The main purpose of this method is treating the carpet with the help of an absorbent pad tool. First of all, a cleaning or sanitising method should be sprayed on the surface of the carpet, then the rotary buffer also known as a bonnet or absorbent pad that is operated by a floor machine will scrub the mixture into the carpet with a rotating motion. Additionally, carbonated water can be used for a more thorough and effective removing of the soil and dirt trapped into the carpet’s fibres.
Despite the fact that this method is considered as dry cleaning, there is water used in the process and the carpet requires additional drying time. The main pros of this method include the simplicity and affordability of the treatment. This method is recommended for lightly soiled carpets. The main cons of the method include the fact that the pad is not able to reach the dirt trapped in depth and dirt and chemicals accumulate on the bottom of the carpet’s fibres.
Steam cleaning is also known as hot water extraction. This method is often referred to as a thorough and deep cleaning and it is recommended for very dirty and heavily soiled carpets as it provides the best sanitisation and most effective treatment. The method uses a combination of high water pressure and hot water that increases the reaction rate. First of all, the carpet is treated with chemical reagents. Next, a fine spray of hot water is injected into the carpet and this is followed by intensive and thorough vacuuming when all the dirt and product residue are sucked up into a holding tank.
This method is widely used and popular because it provides a very thorough and in-depth carpet treatment, it also makes a good use of chemical solvents and active cleaning agents. The steam cleaning method is also usually the one recommended by the majority of carpet manufacturers. However, keep in mind that this treatment requires a long drying time for the carpet and it is also the most expensive one compared to the other methods described in this article.
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