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by Jason Neale
Springtime Home and Carpet Cleaning
When spring comes around, we all like to give the house a good clean. It helps to remove all the dust and cobwebs and makes the home feel fresh again. So next time you’re having a good spring clean, why not hire the services of a professional carpet cleaning company to help out?
Having a carpet cleaning company come in and do the steam cleaning or dry cleaning of your carpets will make them fell soft and fresh, at the same time as having the carpets cleaned. You may also consider having the tile and grout cleaning done. This will remove all of the grease and dirt that gets caught on the tile surface. Regular mopping doesn’t remove all the grime. Sometimes you need the aid of a powerful steam cleaning machine. The tiles and grout are cleaned with pressure up to 1200 psi this blasts the dirt and grime away, leaving the tiles with that new look again.
Upholstery cleaning is also something to consider at the same time as the carpets and tiles are being done. Lounge suites collect lots of dust over the year and should be cleaned every twelve months in order to keep them hygienically clean. By having all services done at the same time, you will save yourself time and money. By using a professional, you will get the job done a lot faster.
Over the colder months, some of us have wood fires in our homes and they create a lot of dust. This dust lies on top of our carpets and upholstery, making them dusty. Regular vacuuming will help to keep the dust down, but a deep clean will remove it all and also get deep down into the base of the fibres. At the same time as the cleaning, a deodorizer and sanitiser can be used to eliminate any bad odours and bacteria. A fabric protection can be applied after the cleaning to help protect the fabric between cleans and this will also help prolong its life.
When hiring a company to do your cleaning, you want to ensure they are a reputable one and that they will do a good job. Using a company that has the latest carpet and upholstery cleaning equipment and one that also uses environmentally friendly cleaning products will ensure a quality job is done.
One item around the home that collects lots of dust is the rug. Rugs need to be cleaned on a regular basis as they are generally in areas like under coffee tables and dining tables where there is lots of food being dropped and the possibility of drink spills. Rugs that are in front rooms under coffee tables not only have a higher chance of spills but also have to handle a lot of traffic, as these areas are very high traffic areas. So a good steam or dry clean will keep them in good condition throughout the year.
With a carpet, rug, upholstery and tile clean, the same cleaner can do them all with the same machine. The pressure and vacuum on the cleaning machines are regulated depending on what is being cleaned. Tiles would be cleaned at 1200 psi, whereas carpets would be cleaned at around 300-400 psi, depending on how dirty the carpets were, and lounge suites would be slightly lower than that. Getting the pressure right especially when cleaning carpets, rugs and upholstery is very important because if it is too high there is the chance of over wetting. This can lead to problems with water marks and will have to be re-cleaned. So it’s important to use a professional that understands about how to properly set up their equipment. If carpets and upholstery are left to wet they can start to form mould over the surface and even start to let off bad smells. If this happens, it can permanently damage the material and will need to be re-cleaned.
By having all your cleaning done on the same day, it will save you time and a lot of money as most cleaning companies offer discount packages or special offers for booking more than one service in. So it may pay to set aside a day for all your cleaning to get done and get it out of the way in one hit.
Using a professional company will also mean you get to choose what type of cleaning system you would like. You can have either a carpet dry cleaning or a carpet steam cleaning method done. Either system works well and a professional cleaner would be able to advise which one would suite your needs best.