Carpet cleaning is one of the most common cleaning chores in homes. Carpet cleaning is done to remove dirt, stains, and allergens in carpets to make them as clean as they can possibly be. Carpet cleaning can be a time-consuming job, but with proper techniques and products it can be a relatively easy, fast, and inexpensive task. There are four main types of carpet cleaning techniques used today.
Hot Water extraction: Hot water extraction is the process of using a high temperature of hot water to completely get dirt and stains out of the carpet fibers. Most common methods of carpet cleaning use hot water for this process. The solution boils with dirt and grime and then it is extracted with the help of a powerful vacuum. This type of method is very effective but can be too harsh for some people’s allergies. The boiling water can also damage the padding and the carpeting.
Dry Cleaning: For this method, a dry or absorbent compound is brushed on the carpet in order to loosen the dirt and odors. This compound is later sent through a cleaning system that uses chemicals to break down the remaining traces of odors and chemicals. In this process, there is no residual wetness because no water or moisture is left after the compound has been brushed. However, dry cleaning can leave residue such as hair and pet odor. It can also leave behind a residue that is not as strong as the original odors and can be easily washed away.
Carpet Deodorizers: Carpet deodorizers are substances that act as a neutralizer against natural body odors and are usually combined with an enzyme-based solution that breaks down the fatty oils found in your carpet. Effective deodorizers do not cause any staining or discoloration. The major downside of this method is that it uses a chemical process that is harmful to the environment.
Steam Cleaning: This technique is used by many professional carpet cleaners to deeply clean the dirt and grime. Steam cleaners can remove both soil and liquids from your carpet. It provides an environment that is favorable for bacterial growth. Steam cleaning can remove a lot of allergens and bacteria that ordinary cleaning fluids cannot reach. In addition, most carpet cleaners today have powerful HEPA filtration systems that remove 99.9% of all airborne particles that can trigger allergic reactions and other health problems.
Carpet Stains Removal: With the help of stain removal chemicals, carpet manufacturers have been able to reduce the use of harsh solvents and harsh chemicals that can harm the environment and can damage the fibers of the carpet. The carpet manufacturers have been able to protect their investments by introducing new carpets that are easier to clean. They also introduce new chemicals that do not leave behind any hazardous residue. These new carpets and chemicals are usually better than the old carpets in both durability and quality.