Owning a carpet inside your Canberra home or office entails the responsibility of making sure that they are always clean and looks beautiful. A lovely and neat carpet will not only add charm into your property but it will also help in the improvement of healthy and clean indoor air; therefore making sure that they are in great and clean condition all the time is a must. Maintaining the beauty, cleanliness, health and longevity of rugs can be achieved through proper care using the ideal cleaning method that will not cause any damage to their material or color. Knowing which procedure to use is very important for it will have a big impact on the effectiveness and success of the cleaning result.
The ideal method to use when caring for residential or commercial carpets will depend upon their fabric, color, fibers and the amount of traffic that they receive on a day to day basis. Below are the commonly used carpet cleaning techniques:
This the usual method used by most – if not all – carpet owners. Vacuuming can be done without the help of professionals for it’s a cleaning process that is very easy to do. The number of times you need to vacuum your carpet will vary upon the traffic it receives daily. For example, an office rug that receives tons of traffic everyday must be vacuumed more often. However, using a vacuum cleaner will only get rid of surface dirt and grime but it cannot remove harmful contaminants such as bacteria, allergens, pollutants and dust mites that are often found deep-down the carpet’s fibers.
This process is done by using a detergent solution into the carpet with a specialized rotary brush machine. Once the rug’s completely dried-up, residues such as dirt and grime will be vacuumed up. There are times that the shampoo ingredient includes additional chemicals that can aid in reducing any foul odors, as well as prevent more soiling. Although this method inexpensive, it calls for long hours of drying and can leave behind chemical residues that may cause further re-soiling and damage to the carpet’s fibers.
Bonnet cleaning will apply a solution into the carpet which will soak up the dirt and then absorbs it into cotton or artificial bonnets that are on a spinning floor machine. This process is fast drying, taking about 2 hours or less to get the rug totally dry. Take note though that this method is not recommended for heavily soiled carpets like those used in offices or business establishments.
This procedure, also referred to as ‘hot water extraction’ is the most commonly used cleaning method by majority of expert cleaners since it’s already proven to be a naturally powerful cleaning technique that will give any type of carpet a proper and deep clean. Steam cleaning will eliminate both surface soiling and deep-seated allergens or pollutants while using environment-friendly solutions that will not leave behind harmful residues or chemicals. This method is done by applying a cleaning solution on the carpeting to lift and remove dirt. The applied solution, as well as soiling and contaminants, will be rinsed off with hot water using a high-powered vacuum or cleaning machine.
Dry cleaning will spread dry or partly moist cleaning powder on the surface of the carpeting and then will use a machine with rotating brushes to vacuum the powder as it clean soiling and grime. When the entire process is done, the powder will be left to dry and then vacuumed out. Despite the fact that this method dries up quickly, it’s not favored by many professional cleaners since it’s not that efficient in giving carpets a thorough clean and the powder solution can leave behind toxic chemicals or residues on the fibers.