A wife and mother with a busy household will one day need the services of a professional carpet cleaner. The day’s going to come when mere vacuuming and blotting up spills simply isn’t enough to restore the carpet’s vibrancy or the lush feel of its fibers underfoot.
In that case, she’ll want the highest quality carpet cleaner from companies like Green Choice Carpet. She’ll not only want her carpets clean, but since she has young children and pets, she’ll want them cleaned with the gentlest and most environmentally friendly cleansers.
There are several kinds of carpet cleaning. One of the more popular ways is by steam cleaning, which is a bit of a misnomer. In steam cleaning, the professional brings a machine to the home that is attached to a truck that provides very hot water that’s injected into the fibers of the carpet. The water might also be mixed with an environmentally friendly detergent. The steaming hot water and cleanser loosens the grime and dirt in the carpet. After the soil is loosened, it is then sucked away by a vacuum attached to the truck. After that, it takes about a day for the carpet to dry. It can be helped along by fans and ventilation.
An area rug has the advantage of being able to be rolled up and taken to the shop and cleaned there. Not only can it be cleaned but the rug can also be repaired if needed. Indeed, area rugs that don’t have a backing aren’t good candidates for steam cleaning. This is especially true if they’re made out of silk or wool.
But a few steps need to be followed even before the rug is cleaned. A representative from the cleaning company needs to visit the home and assess the carpet. If the customer isn’t sure what the carpet is made out of, the representative may spot test it in an inconspicuous place to see how the fibers react to any cleansers.
The professional cleaner should also not pressure the customer into cleaning more than the customer wants and shouldn’t give a price over the phone before seeing the carpet. The company should also not charge for spot removal or vacuuming the carpet before the deep cleaning. These should be part of the cost of the overall job.
A deep cleaning job done every few years or so can keep a carpet looking, feeling and smelling its best.