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What do you do when carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning or tile and grout cleaning? The main thing is to do a thorough inspection of the areas to be cleaned prior to applying any cleaning solutions. The reason it is so important to do an inspection first is to identify any problem areas such as stains in the carpets or upholstery that may need a stronger treatment, or any cracking in the grout lines. If these problems are not picked up before cleaning starts, the pressure from the nozzles could damage the grout even more.
If there is any damage to the grout, it should firstly be repaired using a grout the same colour as the original. It should be left to cure for 24 hours before cleaning. This is why it is so important to use a professional tile and grout cleaning company that understands the importance of inspecting the job first and one that will explain to the customer the most effective way to carry out the cleaning.
This is a similar process for upholstery cleaning. A test piece should be done prior to using any cleaning solutions. The test will identify the type of fabric, which will tell the cleaner what products can and can’t be used to do the steam cleaning of the seats. Some of the new materials being used today in furniture making can be very delicate and requires expert attention when it comes to steam cleaning upholstery. There are different materials used to make seats from micro suede to cotton and each has to be cleaned differently.
When cleaning carpets or rugs, doing a test on the fabric will tell the operator whether it is a natural fabric or a man-made fibre. This is important to know, as applying the wrong cleaning solution can cause discolouration and even burn the fibres. If this occurs, a specialist dyeing process is required. It should only be carried out by a trained professional carpet cleaner.
Using Truck Mounted Carpet Cleaning Machine
When cleaning any material, whether it is carpet or upholstery, the hotter the water the better the results. A powerful truck mounted carpet cleaning machine will reach temperatures of 160 degrees. At this temperature, the stains and the bacteria are more likely to be taken out. Steam cleaning is the best method for cleaning areas where there has been urine or vomit as it will clean and disinfect the area.
When buying a new lounge suite or rug, or even if replacing the old carpets in the whole house for new carpets, it is a good idea to give your local carpet cleaning company a call to ask them for their advice in which material is best suited to their needs. Carpets cleaners see all sorts of different carpets, rugs and upholstery types during their busy week of steam cleaning. They would have sound knowledge of the sorts of materials that clean up the best and the ones with the longest ware qualities.
Purchasing New Carpets
An important thing to do when purchasing new carpets, rugs or lounge suite is to have the fabric protected. A carpet cleaning company can apply a fabric protection to help against stains or drink spills. It will also help to remove more of the grease and dirt when having a steam clean done. Carpet and fabric protections these days are water based products and have to be applied straight after the cleaning process.