Carpets are wonderful additions to one’s home. They provide a good break from cold tile or wooden floors and provide a comfortable living space. Ideal for bedrooms and lounge rooms a carpet is a must in almost every home. There’s a twist though, the carpets have got to be well maintained and clean in order to truly be an asset in your home. Carpets on average require a steam clean every 6 months or so and for heavily trafficked areas such as a hall way steam cleans are sometimes recommended every 4 months or so. This is because carpet shampoo and a conventional vacuum cannot remove the deep trodden-in dirt nesting in the roots of your carpet. A professional steam clean also refreshes the carpet and helps prevents allergies. Dust mites and other pests can also lay waste to a carpet not probably looked after and drastically reduce the comfortability of your carpet, livability of your carpet and life span of your carpet.
Be sure to weekly shampoo your carpet and preferably give it ideally a daily vacuum to expand its life span and to reduce the risk of soiling your carpet. This being said the importance of a professional steam clean can not be overlooked.
There are multiple steps when a professional considers which methods are required for your specific carpet and which way is best to approach. Often a dry clean is first undertaken, this step involves using quality high-powered vacuums to remove any loose dirt. The vacuum is slowly moved across the carpet in an up-down motion until the whole carpet has been properly and thoroughly removed of loose dirt. Secondly usually involves a few different methods but its main goal is to suspend trodden-in dirt. This can be done through the use of special chemicals in conjunction with heating the carpet. Next step is to remove suspended dirt which can be done various ways depending on the needs of a customer:
- Wet Vacuuming
- Steam Cleaning
- Absorbing dirt ( Dry Cleaning )
- Dry high powered vacuuming ( Only necessary after a dry clean )
- Pressure cleaning
Afterwards the carpet if needed is possibly groomed, using a tool called a brush rake to comb the fibres of the carpet. And lastly the carpet is dried correctly to avoid any water damage. Carpets need to be dried quickly and efficiently if there is to be minimal damage. This last step is crucial as a wet carpet can not only be a bacteria heaven but also encourage the growth of mould.
Carpets are a wonderful addition to any home, make sure yours stays that way by regularly and at a minimum professionally cleaning every 12 months.