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If you live in Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast and need your carpets cleaned, there are a lot of different cleaning companies to choose from, so how do you choose the right carpet cleaner?
Finding a Professional Carpet Cleaner
Well this can be hard but the main thing is to choose a trained professional carpet cleaner, the difference in quality can be seen in the end results. A professional carpet cleaning company would firstly do a pre inspection of the areas to be cleaned, they can then see if there are any permanent stains that may need a little more attention.
A professional carpet cleaner knows how to get the best out of there machine to ensure complete satisfaction each and every time. If you have had a carpet cleaner come to do a job for you and they are in and out in 10 minutes, then you have been ripped off, there is no way anyone can clean carpets as fast as that.
Steam Cleaning Carpets, Upholstery, Rugs, and Tiles & Grout
To steam clean carpets, upholstery, rugs or tiles and grout takes time, if a cleaning technician was to rush cleaning carpets, then they would definitely leave them over wet, this can take hours and sometimes even days to dry out fully.
The cleaning tool that is used to clean carpets is called a “Wand” this should be moved over the carpet at an even speed and in a precise pattern. This ensures that all of the carpet fibres have been thoroughly cleaned and all of the cleaning solution used sucked back up. The cleaning solution is designed to release the dirt and some stains from within the carpet fibres, it is then meant to be extracted out during the steam cleaning process. Leaving any residual part of the cleaning solution in the carpet can lead to a sticky feel on the carpet.
If the cleaning solution is left in the carpet it will also cause re staining, this is because the solution that is left is sticky and the dust in the air will stick to it, giving the carpet a dirt look again.
To ensure this doesn’t happen always use a carpet cleaning company with all the right training that employs professional qualified technicians. This is of great benefit when needing to know how to get out a particular stain, a qualified cleaner would be able to explain the process and advise whether all of the stain can be removed or a percentage of it.
Upholstery and Rug Cleaning
The same applies in upholster and rug cleaning. Lounge suites should be cleaned with specialist cleaning solutions to ensure that the fibres don’t become discoloured. Cleaners have to be especially careful when cleaning white or cream coloured seats, as over wetting them can cause browning, this is when the fabric has a yellowish tinged to it after cleaning, and this can be rectified but will depend on how long the fabric has been discoloured and the type of fabric being cleaned.
Rugs need to be treated with care when steam cleaning because the steam can go right through to the backing of the rug and leave water marks. This can also cause problems if the rug is left to dry on timber floors or carpets. If they are left to dry on timer floors they can stain the timber and or the timber can stain the rug, and with leaving them to dry on carpets can cause mould to form leaving them very smelly and in need of a second clean. The risk of over wetting and mould growing can all be eliminated by using a professional carpet cleaning company.
Tiles and Grout
The cleaning of tiles and grout should also only be done by a professional as damage to the surface can be cause by inexperienced cleaners. Some of the solutions used to clean tiles and the grout lines are acidic, these products if left to dwell for too long can cause permanent damage. A good understanding of the different types of tiles is very important, the main types of tiles found in homes today are ceramic, glazed porcelain and polished porcelain, knowing the correct way to clean these tiles is essential to achieve the best results.