Carpets sooner or later will start to accumulate dirt and bacteria that will begin to deteriorate the look and appeal of the carpet as well as the carpet itself. It is essential to have your carpet cleaned either by a professional or yourself to keep the carpet properly maintained. Hiring professionals to clean your carpet could be very costly and could mess up your budget if it was not there in the first place. You could do it yourself and save some cash. Here are some of the type of cleaning methods you could steal from the professionals and implement them yourself in your home.
The first type of carpet cleaning method is the wet cleaning process. This process is also known as the hot water extraction or steam cleaning method. In this way, the carpet is prepared by adding a chemical substance that will liquefy soils and oil based substances that are present in the carpet. You can also get rid of carpet stains with a lot more ease with the help of this method.
You will never know what type of dirt that is present but more often than not soils and oil based substances are the ones found on carpets. Water is then heated right before it reaches its melting point and is then pressurized to be injected into the carpet. After about 10-15 minutes of leaving the solution and pressurized water on the carpet, it is then vacuumed.
This is one of the easier cleaning methods that anyone at home can do but the most challenging part of this is getting the right materials to do the job. The best part of this method is that it is a form of deep cleaning that gets to the bottom of the carpet and expels any dirt found underneath the fibers of the carpet. It is one of the most popular methods that is suggested by the professionals. However, this method would require a lot of time and effort on your part as well as the cost of it compared to other methods.
Another method for carpet cleaning would be to clean it with an absorbing pad. This cleaning process is more of a light type of maintenance that could be done daily to ensure the cleanliness of the carpet and spend less on other materials that would be considered heavy maintenance like calling for professionals to clean the carpet. The first thing this method would require is to vacuum all areas of the carpet. Then, a solution is then sprayed on the carpet and is left to dry.
The absorbent pad is then hooked up to a rotary floor machine and is spun over the area of the carpet to absorb all of the dirt hidden in the fibers of the carpet. The best part of this cleaning method is that it does not take a lot of time and is relatively inexpensive plus it works well with lightly soiled carpets. However, it is not really a deep clean meaning it only reaches the top part of the carpet compared to others that reach the whole carpet and not just ⅓ of it. This would cause dirt at the bottom of the carpet to accumulate and stay there until a deeper cleaning is applied.