Avoid Cheap Carpet Cleaners
When having a carpet cleaning company come to do a steam clean, don’t just pick the cheapest one, have a good look at the before and after pictures on their website.
With all things these days’ customers are trying to get the best price possible, that is ok but remember, a professional carpet cleaning company would allow adequate time to complete the job to the highest of standards.
Overview on the Proper Carpet Cleaning Process
After a professional carpet clean the carpets should be left touch dry if done with a truck mounted or quality portable carpet cleaning machine, they should not be left wet for days, if the carpets are left to wet this can lead to bad smells and even cause some permanent damage to the carpet fibres.
If the carpet is a thick pile, then it may need to be raked after the steam cleaning process this will allow the carpets to dry much faster. This will eliminate any problems from occurring after the steam clean like stains reoccurring or smelly carpets.
When stains reoccur it’s because the carpet has been left to wet and the stain in the base of the carpet seeps to the surface through the wet carpet fibres, another important process when steam cleaning carpets is to use a good quality rinsing agent through the steam. A professional carpet cleaning company would use the rinsing agent during the cleaning process; the rinse agent will help to extract all of the cleaning solutions used to clean the carpets, and any residual cleaning agents that have been left behind from previous carpet cleaners.
A truck mounted carpet steam cleaning machine is the most efficient way to clean carpets as it makes its own hot water and doesn’t need any power; they also have the best rinsing agent device installed to them, called a last step injection process. Combined with the heat and the pressure from a truck mounted machine nothing else will come close.
With a last step injection process a carpet cleaning technician can also run deodorisers and sanitiser through, at the same time as the cleaning process, this is very useful when a carpet has a dog smell or an odour that can’t be detected. The sanitisers will kill all the bacteria in the carpets, most people have their carpets cleaned every 12 months, this is what is recommended by the Australian standards, over this 12 month period lots of germs and bacteria can build up in the carpet fibres.
Always look for a good quality carpet cleaning company to ensure you get the most out of a carpet clean. Resoling is a big issue, this is when a carpet has been cleaned but it get dirty very quickly over a few short weeks, this won’t happen if a professional carpet cleaning company is used with well-maintained good quality cleaning equipment.