Do you have pets in your home? Do you have young children? Has it been a while since your carpet was last cleaned? Are you noticing that your carpet is looking flat, dirty, or stained? Is your house smelling less than fresh lately? If you have answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then it is time for you to have your carpet professionally cleaned.
Understanding carpet concerns
Your carpet is made of fabric that allows for all kinds of soil and dirt to get in it and the padding underneath of it. Vacuuming will only remove the soil and dirt from the top layer of the carpet but won't remove the dirt that has worked its way into the carpet.
Along with dirt working into the carpet, pet dander, pollen, and many other allergens can be harbored deep in the carpet. This increases the risks of allergy flareups for those in your home. Also, pest eggs can be in the carpet and once they hatch, you will find yourself dealing with pests such as fleas. By learning about the various types of carpet cleaning available, you can choose the one that's going to best serve your needs.
Steam cleaning the carpet
Steam cleaning is the most commonly thought of type of carpet cleaning, and the one most people have done when they notice their carpet needs attention. Steam cleaning a carpet is done with the use of high pressured hot water that dissolves the dirt with a cleaning solution that cleans the carpet and then the hot water will be sucked back up from the carpet, removing the dirt and other debris and particles with it.
Dry cleaning the carpet
Dry cleaning is another option and it is a newer technology that people are starting to learn the benefits of. With dry cleaning a carpet, the carpet will get cleaned in a manner that allows it to dry faster and this adds to its convenience because you won't have to worry about trying to avoid walking on it for as long.
Cleaning powders are used that will be applied with the use of a machine with rotating brushes that separate the carpet fibers, so the powder goes all the way down into the carpet. These powders will act like sponges to absorb the dirt and other debris, and then everything will be cleaned up.
For more information, contact a local carpet cleaning service.