Choosing the Right Cleaning System
Hiring a carpet cleaning company that keeps on top of their machine maintenance will mean you get the best quality deep steam cleaning or dry cleaning. Powerful truck mounted and portable machines for rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, mattresses cleaning, tile cleaning and carpet cleaning provide the most effective deep down clean possible.
Importance of Having Different Cleaning Systems and Options
An experienced technician would know which type of cleaning system is going to work best. With all the seasons we have, it’s important the company you choose has different cleaning systems for different weather conditions and fabric types.When using a truck mounted machine to do a steam cleaning job, the carpets should be dry within about 1-2 hours regardless of the weather. This is a misconception with many customers; they think that the carpets will take longer to dry out if it’s raining or cold, but this isn’t the case.
With a well maintained machine and the latest technology, about 96% of the moisture used to do the cleaning will be removed from the carpet or upholstery. With seats in most cases, they would be virtually dry before the technician leaves the job. Dry seats mean no permanent damage is caused. If seats are left to wet, they can end up with what is known as a water mark. Once this type of stain occurs, it is very difficult to removed completely. A professional upholstery cleaning company is going to be the best insurance to make sure no damage is caused by an inexperienced cleaner.
Using a Test Piece
When doing upholstery steam cleaning, a test piece should be done in an inconspicuous place to ensure the colours don’t run in the fabric. Doing a test piece will also let the cleaner know what type of cleaning solution to use. If the seats are heavily soiled, a higher pH solution may have to be used. However, this will depend on the material the seats are made from. A neutral pH may have to be used to rinse the cleaning solution out of the fabric during the cleaning process. Using a neutral pH solution to rinse will bring the pH back down to a safe level, lessening the chance of any damage to the fabric.
This is also the same for carpets such as wool. A heavily soiled woollen carpet may need the aid of a stronger cleaning solution, so the pH levels will have to be reduced to avoid any discolouration from occurring. Wool carpets are very delicate and must be left as dry as possible after the cleaning process. This can be done by using household fans or air movers. They should always be cleaned by a company that has well maintained machines and highly trained technicians.
Advice on Stains and Odour Control
A company that you can trust to turn up on time and that can help with advice on staining or even odour control will give you peace of mind, knowing your carpets and upholstery are in good hands. Hire the services of a professional carpet cleaner that takes pride in their work. A cheap carpet cleaning company may just end up costing you more in the long run if the carpets have to be re-cleaned again.