Vacuuming is likely a part of your regular chores. Even with regular maintenance, though, it is recommended that you give your carpets a little extra love by means of a professional cleaning every 12-18 months. If you are already looking up reputable carpet cleaners in your area, not so fast! Did you know that you can save money by deep cleaning your carpets yourself? It’s true. Here’s how.
For starters, you are going to need the right equipment. There are many companies that you can rent carpet cleaning machines from, but perhaps you are unsure of how to pick the most powerful or effective model. No need to worry, we can help demystify the market for you.
Your choices will include different makes and models of steam cleaners. In order to know which one will get the job done for you (at the right price point), you will need to know the basics of how they work.
Steam cleaners operate by using very hot water in combination with cleaning agents that then create a solution that is applied to carpeted areas. Once it is applied it is removed with a vacuum suction. The strength of the suction may be one of the most important things to look for in a rental because you want as much of that cleaning solution removed as possible in order for your carpets to dry properly. Drying times should be no longer than 12 hours. No lingering mildew smell here! In the end, not only is this method of cleaning a strong force against stains, it also does so without damaging your carpets when done correctly.
Even though many places may offer carpet cleaning rentals, it is really best to rent from a specialty store if you can. A store that deals specifically in carpet cleaning services will have a wider selection of machines and newer models.
Employees at grocery or other retail stores may not have the specialized knowledge needed to help you either. One thing in particular you will want to be cautious of is any kind of stain resistance your carpet may have. Some cleaners, especially silicone based or bleaching agents, should be avoided since they will damage your carpet over time. Professionals at specialized stores will be able to help you choose the most effective machine along with the right cleaners for you.
Ultimately, we all want our things to stay as nice as possible for as long as possible. And to save a little of our hard-earned money along the way. Hopefully, if you follow these suggestions, you can do that for your carpets. Sometimes though, your carpets need more than a thorough cleaning. If you have tears, buckles, or burns in your carpet, give us a call here at Carpet Stretch and Rescue today! We specialize in carpet repair and would love to help you.
By Carpet Stretch and Rescue 8-5-2019