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The importance of steam cleaning carpets, upholstery, rugs and tiles and grout in the south east Queensland regions like Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, is that these areas are subject to varying weather temperatures with high humidity. This humidity can cause mould on different surfaces if not cleaned correctly.
Things to Expect from a Professional Carpet Cleaner
The important thing is to always use a professional and reliable carpet cleaning company that has the right machines and techniques to handle any situation. When having a steam clean done, it is important for the cleaner to leave the carpets as dry as possible. If carpets are left wet for too long, they can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria and mould.
Hot Water Extraction
If a carpet cleaning company is using a portable machine to do a hot water extraction clean, they should always do a double pass cleaning process. This will extract more of the moisture from the carpets, allowing them to dry out faster and reducing the possibility of over wetting. A portable cleaning machine does not have the power of a truck mounted machine, and this is why an experienced carpet cleaner would always do a double pass when steam cleaning.
When having your carpets steam cleaned using a truck mounted machine there is no need to do a double pass as the machine has more power to enable it to extract up to 98% of the steam used to clean the carpets with. This is great for wool carpets as over wetting woollen carpets can leave them permanently discoloured, and even leave them smelling. It is because wool is a natural fibre; it needs to be left as dry as possible after steam cleaning. This is where a truck mounted machine works best.
Low Moisture Cleaning
When using low moisture cleaning for carpets or upholstery there is little risk of over wetting, because the final process with this type of clean is to buff the carpets with a super absorbent cotton cloth. This cloth will draw up the moisture from the carpet fibres allowing for a very fast dry time.
All of the these different cleaning processes have different advantages, depending on the situation and the type of carpet or upholstery being cleaned. This is why you should always use a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning company that has had full training in all aspects of carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, rug cleaning and leather seat cleaning. By doing using a professional company, you are assured of a quality and professional service every time.
Steam cleaning, hot water extraction cleaning and low moisture cleaning are all very different in the way in which they clean. Understanding each method and knowing the correct cleaning solutions to use on the many different types of material that carpets, rugs and upholstery are made from today is a very important part in having a successful outcome for each customer’s needs.