When it comes to carpet cleaning, there are many different approaches, and this often makes it very difficult for the customer, who wants to make a personal choice. There are benefits and drawbacks to each cleaning process. Nevertheless, as the most comprehensive and effective method, carpet manufacturers recommend steam carpet cleaning. Steam carpet cleaning has been consistently proven to achieve superior results over other methods.
The key steps involved in steam cleaning are discussed here.
After a pre-inspection, the carpet surface is vacuumed, and special spotting agents are used to remove any potentially problematic stain. The carpet is then sprayed with a solvent to remove or emulsify the soiling and the surface is raked to raise the fibers of the carpet and to agitate the solvent to maximum effect over them. The carpet is rinsed with hot water after an adequate dwelling period and the filthy solution is suctioned off from a carpet cleaning system with vacuum. A specialized tool called a wand will be used for this move. When using a high pH solution for washing, an acidic rinsing agent must be used next to reduce the residual moisture level on the carpet. In this process, more than 90 percent of moisture is removed in the carpet by powerful machines.
Air movers may then be strategically placed to accelerate the drying process. This may decrease the drying time significantly.
A protective protection (stain protector) may then be added by carpet cleaning professionals to help maintain the clean surface that would repel new spills and keep the carpet clean for longer.
Complaints about now – a-day steam cleaning are due to sloppy application by unlearned technicians, combined with the use of sub-standard equipment, which can lead to problems. The steam carpet cleaning has undergone significant improvements in the last 30 years. Trained technicians now consistently obtain superior results, which could not be accomplished with other approaches. The carpet can be returned to its original pristine condition, and, depending on prevailing conditions, drying can be complete in two to six hours. For a dirtier carpet to be effective it will require more water and more potent chemicals. However, if the cleaning solution isn’t fully extracted, this can create certain problems down the road. But the veteran carpet cleaner knows exactly what to do, to get the job done properly.
The main complaint about this approach was that the carpet stays damp for too long, and that streaks and stains keep coming back. Such problems were now addressed by reducing or neutralizing the rinsing solution’s alkalinity and properly drying the carpet.
For this purpose, carpet manufacturers demand that a certified professional use the steam cleaning process to satisfy their warranty requirements.
Therefore, make sure the technician gets proper training and certification. There is no other safer method than steam cleaning when dealing with these guidelines. It will create the best and thoroughest cleaning possible, and the customer will appreciate the cleanest carpets.