If you’ve noticed your carpets are starting to look a little worse for wear, there are many services you can hire to get them looking like new again. Even the deepest stains and odours can be removed with some of the latest cleaning technologies available. Here is a quick review of the services available and what you should look for based on the type of carpet and the level of cleaning you require.
Also known as “hot water extraction”, this method of carpet/rug cleaning uses extremely hot water and cleaning products to extract dirt and odour from your carpeting. This has been deemed the most effective cleaning method by most carpet manufacturers globally for wall to wall carpet products. The steam cleaning method removes the following from your carpets:
- Tobacco residue
The process of hot water extraction applies high pressure steam, water and cleaners into your carpet, than vacuums out the water to remove the dirt and excess soap. This is a safe cleaning procedure as it does not leave behind soapy or harmful chemical residue. You want to be leery of services that are unable to present documentation that they are members of the Carpet Cleaning Institute. Anyone can purchase a steam cleaner, but it takes trained professionals to perform the cleaning effectively, without causing damage.
The second cleaning process is known as dry cleaning and uses gentle chemicals to hand wash your hand-made rugs and rugs made of silk and other delicate fibres. This process can also assist in the restoration of delicate heirloom rugs. Many services offer free pick up and delivery of your area rugs, an added bonus.
Once you invest in a carpet/rug cleaning service, you should discuss with your provider what maintenance services they offer. Stain protection as well as a regular cleaning regime will help keep your carpets in tiptop shape.