Steam cleaning carpets and rugs
Some carpet damage requires steam cleaning. The same goes for certain rug stain, sometimes it requires rug steam cleaning. How do you know when you need it, or which is appropriate?
One Stop Carpet Cleaning provides both residential and commercial solutions, when it comes to steam carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning. You can count on our professionals for courteous and timely service.
Here are a few tips about steam carpet cleaning:
How often should you have your carpets steam cleaned? This depends on a few things. Are you talking about a commercial building, or a residence? How much foot traffic does the carpet get on a daily or weekly basis? What KIND of foot traffic is this, is it adult or children? (Children may have a more dramatic effect on carpets, I think you’ll agree) Do you have any kind of cleaning schedule or carpet maintenance program? Also, what type of carpet do you have? (carpet fibers may require different cleaning agents).
Regardless of the different carpet cleaning factors, a few things generally apply across all carpet cleaning situations. First, its a good idea to have your residential carpets cleaned at least once a year, and twice a year if the carpets are heavily used.
If a commercial or office building, it could be 3 times a year average, and as many as 6 times a year, if its a really busy place.
So the next question to ask is, how do I extend the life of my carpets?
For starters, you might want to include a few different things in your general carpet maintenance program. Steam cleaning or heat cleaning is a good idea, to deal with microscopic carpet pests and other ticks or fleas. Dry cleaning is a good idea to do once a year, because most carpet dirt or soil can be picked up with vacuuming and dry cleaning, at about 90 percent or higher. In fact, vacuuming once a day, minimum, is pretty important to extend the life of your carpets.
If there is a lot of in-and-out traffic, from the outside world into the building, or from dirty environments into carpeted areas, mats on the floor or in entryways are a good idea. and mats can also be cleaned.
Finally, make sure that your carpet professional uses a protectant of some kind, that can be applied to your carpet during or after the carpet cleaning procedure. Carpet protecting agents can be time-release, to help strengthen and protect your carpets over time. Or they can be fast acting, to penetrate the carpet quickly and start working immediately.
What does steam cleaning do?
It helps loosen the fibers, so that the cleaning agents can really get in there and weed out all the deep seated contaminants. It needs to, so that it can neutralize carpet pollutants and also microscopic bugs (and their waste or skin flakes).
That’s all you need to know about steam cleaning carpets in this article. Its an involved carpet procedure, but it really does benefit your carpet in the long run, and taking care of your carpet means taking care of your health; fewer bugs (and other irritants) means fewer allergies and better general well-being.