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by Jason Neale
The carpets and upholstery within our homes can become a haven for bacteria if not cleaned on a regular basis. The best way to help prevent this is by regular cleaning. Dust can form over a lounge suite in a few days, causing irritation for people that suffer from dust allergies.
Regular Carpet Cleaning
As we all know, we all vacuum our carpets. This should be done a few times per week to keep them in good condition. But the thing that most people forget is to vacuum the lounge suite and also mattresses. These are the two items that we use the most but don’t bother to clean enough. The way to see if your upholstery is due for a steam clean or dry clean is to hold the palm of your hand out flat and bang the cushion. This should be done during the day so you can see the dust in the light. Every time you sit down on your lounge suite, the dust is being disturbed and you are inhaling it.
The best way to deal with dirty carpets or rugs is to have them cleaned by a professional company that can get deep down into the base of the fibres and release the in ground dirt and dust. Before the steam cleaning, a Best 1 technician would do a dry vacuum over the seats to ensure the surface dust is gone, then commence with the steam or dry clean.
The same process can also be done for mattresses. Our mattresses collect a massive amount of dead skin cells over time. This dust can cause sleepless nights through coughing. If you are an asthmatic, you should have your mattress steam clean every year to help keep it in good condition. Pillows should also be washed from time to time to keep the bacteria out. It is recommended that pillows should be replaced every few years as they lose their support and can also become a haven for bacteria.
Eliminating the bacteria from carpets, upholstery or mattresses is an easy step to do at the same time as cleaning. A solution is mixed into the shampoo and then sprayed onto the surface that is being cleaned. If done correctly, it will leave everything bacteria free.
Carpets within our homes get the most amount of traffic through them, so regular carpet steam cleaning or carpet dry cleaning will help to prolong the life of the carpet. After having new carpets laid, you should ask your carpet fitter or the company you purchased them from what the best method is for cleaning. They will tell you whether to have them steam cleaned or dry cleaned. Using their recommended method will not void your warranty.
Carpet Cleaning Warranty
All carpets come with a warranty when they are new, but it can be voided if the incorrect cleaning process has been used. With woollen carpet, it is important not to over wet them. This doesn’t mean they can’t have a steam clean done, but it does mean you should use a carpet cleaning Ipswich company with good experience in cleaning wool carpets and that has up to date machines with powerful suction to remove the moisture. If wool carpets are left to wet by a bad carpet clean, it will leave them with a brownish discolouration. This can be reversed if done straightaway by using a browning treatment. But the effectiveness of this process with greatly depend on how long the carpets were left wet .
Using a professional carpet cleaning company to clean your carpets is the best way to ensure you get the job done right the first time. It is very tempting to use the cheap carpet cleaning company, but the thing you have to remember is you get what you pay for. A cheap job will mean just that. Also, the carpets or upholstery will not be being cleaned with powerful machines. Most cheap cleaners just use a second hand portable machine as they are cheap to buy and setup.
Avoid Cheap Carpet Cleaners
To do a clean of any kind effectively, the company you hire needs to be able to spend some time there to do the job. Cheap carpet cleaners are in and out before you know it and will also leave the carpets wet for hours and, in some cases days. When carpets are left to wet and being walked on, they will resoil a lot faster than if they were totally dry. Anything wet will stain faster and absorb the dirt faster than a dry surface. So don’t be fooled by cheap prices you see on the internet. You have to understand you will be getting a cheap job also.
The problem with a carpet clean is it is sometimes hard to see the results until they are completely dry, when stains start to reappear. If you use a reputable company, they will always come back and have a look at the problem. By using a cheap carpet cleaner, you have virtually no hope of ever seeing them again.
Real Estate, Bond Release, Exit Cleaning
We see this all the time with the real estate carpet cleaning for bond releases. Because tenants are moving out of a home and they don’t own it, they don’t want to pay much to get the carpets cleaned. But this a mistake. When a cheap cleaning company comes in and does a bad job, the property manager will reject the job and get their carpet cleaner to redo it and take it out of the bond. In the end, the tenant ends up paying for the carpets to be cleaned twice.
Best 1 Cleaning and Pest Control does carpet cleaning all over Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and we see this situation all the time. The tenant will call us up and ask us to redo the carpets after they have had a cheap job done. In some cases, the carpets are made worse by the bad clean as stains that may have come out with a professional clean have now been locked in from the previous clean. If this is the case, the property manager will simply hold the bond back and, in some cases, the tenant will lose the whole bond.
The thing to remember when booking a carpet cleaner to clean the carpets in your own home or in a rental property, it pays to use a professional that will do the job right and one that understands what the landlord wants. A good carpet cleaning company will be able to explain to the tenant what the landlord is looking for when vacating a rental. This advice can save you your bond and a lot of hassle. If the carpets at the end of lease are not up to standard, it can take months to go to court and try and get the bond back. Therefore, just get the job done right the first time and save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run.
A professional carpet cleaning company would be able to recommend the best method of cleaning, whether it be for a home owner or tenant, depending on the condition of the carpets. Knowing what type of cleaning system to use will make the end results much better. So hiring the services of a company you can trust is a worthwhile investment.