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The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Carpet Cleaning Methods

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When it comes to cleaning carpet you have many options. Some are good, some not so much. But knowing that you are having a professional come into your home to do the work. You should alleviate any fears that your carpet won’t look and feel its best at all times. That’s why it’s so important to know the method. The method of cleaning you’ve chosen is going to be beneficial instead of damaging to the material.

It’s essential that you call a carpet cleaning company at least once a year. Also, maintain the carpet through routine vacuuming and spot cleaning in between professional attention. So, here are some of the most popular methods for cleaning a carpet. Here are also some of the various pros and cons of each.

Steam Cleaning

The most common carpet cleaning method that homeowners rely upon is expert carpets cleaning. Use a chemical that converts soil and dirt into a liquid. Then you can expose it to hot boiling water at high velocity. Allow the water to remain in the carpet. It will remain here for a brief period before all of the moisture, hot water and liquid soil , go completely.

The good thing about carpet steam cleaning is that it can eliminate hard to reach dirt and bacteria. It removes all these with a mix of high temperatures, water pressure, and carpet cleaning chemicals. The technician does not utilise any type of grooming tools so the fibres aren’t subject to any wear and tear.

The bad thing about steam cleaning, however, is that a technician can fail to extract all of the moisture from the carpet materials, allowing it to remain wet for longer than need be and promoting the development of mould and mildew. You can also read our blog on 6 Carpet Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Dry Carpet Cleaning vs. Steam Cleaning | HGTV

Dry Cleaning

The main reason that everyone prefers dry cleaning is because it avoids the use of moisture altogether and relies instead on a mix of solvents and compounds. They absorb the soil and dirt that can get into your carpet. Now apply a powder to the carpet that absorbs the dirt and grime. Then use a vacuum for cleaning the carpet.

One of the big upsides to carpet dry cleaning, aside from the lack of moisture in the process. It’s one of the faster methods of carpet cleaning and the only equipment we use in this is an agitating machine. It works the absorbent powder into the carpet. The whole thing takes about a half hour to finish and you’re all set until next year.

On the negative side, the powder can sometimes be left behind which can then accumulate and collect, leaving the carpet dirty all over again. That powder can also trigger allergic reactions in anyone who has a sensitivity to dust. So, it’s very important that all of the powder is removed when the Carpet Cleaning Services in Canberra work on the carpet. You don’t want to have a carpet dry cleaned only to discover that it’s not really fully clean.

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