Every carpet gets dirty. There is no getting around that. Not if you and your family want to walk on it, that is. Every home is subjected to changes in weather and those changes bring about changes in the external environment. This means dust and dirt and even mud. And you can bet that it will all end up on your carpet at some point. Vacuuming regularly is the best way to keep your carpet clean but it’s not the only way and should not be the only thing you use for your carpet cleaning.
For a really good carpet cleaning, you will need to rely on professionals to do the job. The best thing about that, though, is that most professional carpet cleaning companies are very affordable and will be in and out so quickly that you will scarcely even know they were there. The only tell tale sign they were ever there will be the clean and beautiful carpet they will leave behind when they close your front door.
Nearly every major carpet manufacturer recommends a deep carpet cleaning every six to twelve months. In some cases, this is necessary in order to maintain your carpet’s warranty so check with your carpet salesman when closing your deal. Knowing which carpet cleaning method to choose is very important especially if you want to keep your carpet looking as beautiful as the day it was installed for years to come.
Should you try your own carpet cleaning? Well, most people will tell you that any type of clean is better than no clean at all. So, most people will try to clean their carpets themselves. At least once, that is. They will quickly see that all that hard labor and sweat was simply not worth it because in most cases when they are finished with the job, it is very easy to see that the end result is sub-standard.
After all that hard work, they will usually end up calling in a professional carpet cleaning company to do the job in the way it was mean to be accomplished in the first place. When you enlist the services of a professional carpet cleaning company you will be astounded by the results you see from the truck-mounted unit that is used to clean your carpet. These units employ so much power and use hot water and steam to extract all the dirt and oil and other residue that accumulates in a carpet.
It is no wonder that the pitiful little steam cleaning machine you rented from your local hardware store can not compare in terms of results. Cleaning your carpet yourself also leaves you open to many other potential problems developing down the line. If the carpet is now dried thoroughly and quickly enough, mildew, mold and fungus can grow in the underpad. Talk about a disaster!
There is no question that hot water extraction is the best method to use for cleaning a carpet. When you’re finally ready to have your carpet cleaned, make sure it is really cleaned in the best way possible. Hire a professional to do the job.