Oh No, A Stain On My Carpet! What is the Best Way to Get it Out?
When you have a stain what is the best solution to getting it out? You have tried everything to get it out but it is still there. Well you decide that you can't take it no more and that it has defeated you. You make the decision to get the professionals out to take care of this menacing problem on your carpet.
So you now know that you need to call someone, but with so many choices out there who do you call? Well, now let' see what fits your need's the most.
Some services out there include shampooing carpet. With a carpet cleaning machine they take a chemical detergent solution and then "scrub it in". The solution is extracted from the carpet and helps to make your carpet look almost new again. The one negative about this is that this methods is usually only a temporarily solution and not a not long term solution. Even with the shampooing, the stains generally come back after the detergents effects expire. It is important to check the chemicals that are being used on your carpet to make sure overuse is not harmful to your carpet. You do not want to break down the fibers in your carpet from to much use of the chemicals from cleaning.
Some people elect to go with the dry cleaning method. This is a favorable way of doing it because the carpet does not have to dry. This consists of powder and a special cleaning agent that attract the dirt. It is important to make sure that the powder is worked into the carpet thoroughly before it is vacuumed up. You may also want to try foam cleaning, which is not much different from the dry cleaning. A small amount of water and foam is applied and it is worked into the carpet. You want to make sure that the foam is vacuumed up once it has dried.
Most commercial places use the Bonnet cleaning method. It is simply an adaptation of hard floor spray buffing to carpets. Nearly all carpet and fiber manufacturers recommend against using the bonnet method on cut-pile carpet. And, you should be aware that your carpet fibers could be damaged. Generally, you will not find this method use in homes but instead more on industrial carpets.
The most common carpet cleaning is the steam cleaning way. Here it takes hot water and detergent to clean the carpet and then it extracts the dirt, water and the detergent out of the carpet this is done by using a high power suction. It is important to check out the chemicals used, especially if you have small children or pets as it can be harmful. Although the steam may well loosen the surface soiling, these machines don't have the facility to extract this embedded dirt from deep within the pile. So, donít expect a deep cleaning. On a good note, the extreme heat of dry steam cleaners is very good at killing dust mites within carpets and bedding and can reduce household allergens.
Now that you know about the types of services that are out there for cleaning carpets, you can make your decision about what is best for you. Check the stain out carefully and weigh all the options before choosing what type of cleaning that works best for you.
About the Author: Lior-Bar Kleen has been an owner of many businesses in the Miami Carpet Cleaning and Florida Carpet Cleaning Industry for the past 15 years.