Carpet cleaning is the removal of dirt, stains, and allergens from the surface of the carpet.
Why carpet cleaning?
- Deodorization: Carpets absorb odors from the environment. Eliminating the odor requires cleaning.
- Improved appearance: A dirty carpet looks dull therefore not visually appealing.
- Hygienic: A carpet is prone to attracting dirt, soil, and allergens on the surface. It’s, therefore, hygienic to clean a rug.
- Increased life expectancy: Carpet cleaning ensures prolonged life of the carpet.
- Stain Removal: Carpet cleaning removes stains.
- Elimination of bacteria and Mites: Ensures the removal of bacteria that cause diseases and also mites that cause skin ailments.
Methods of carpet cleaning
A chemical solution is sprayed on the carpet with an electric sprayer. The solution is left to settle in the carpet for a suitable amount of time. The bonnet is placed on a drive block and spun on the carpet surface. This method of carpet cleaning is one of the best.
- Gets rid of the tiny particles
- Suitable for lightly stained carpets.
- Incapable of cleaning down parts of the carpet fiber dirt accumulates at the bottom of the carpet.
2. Cleaning using an absorbent compound
A powder mixed with appropriate solvents; a cleaning compound is poured on top of the carpet and then driven into the carpet fibers with an appliance fitted with rotating brushes. The powder absorbs dirt from the carpet fibers. It then allowed to set in the carpet for 15 minutes; then vacuum cleaned.
- The carpet dries up fast.
- Presents the potential of dust building up in the home.
- Not suitable for deep down carpet cleaning.
3. Steam cleaning
A chemical reagent that liquefies oil-based substances and soils is spread on the carpet. Scorching water is pressurized then inoculated into the carpet and let to settle for 15 minutes; the suspension is rooted out with a vacuum.
- Works on the carpet from deep down.
- The cleaning solvent is allowed to stay on the surface of the carpet for a prolonged period.
- Industry cleaning experts and manufacturers endorse this practice.
- The airing time long.
- Costly equipment is necessary.
4. Rotary shampoo method
The shampoo is applied to the carpet to help suspend dirt and fragments from the carpet which is worked into the carpet fibers with the rotating brushes of a machine, the form is hauled out with a vacuum.
- Rotating brushes offer excellent cleaning.
- Carpet dries fast.
- Unable to extract soil below the carpet.