Carpet Cleaning Surbiton - Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Specialist
Why should you get your carpets cleaned?The reasons for getting your carpets professionally cleaned will vary from house to house. One reason we think everybody should consider is that carpets act like a huge filter in the house. They trap all the allergens, dust and things that have a negative impact on the quality of the air we breath in our houses. Without carpets the environment we live in would quite simply be dustier. Cleaning your carpets on a regular basis helps the carpets function as they should. Trapping all those unwanted dust particles deep within the carpet.
The second reason is the visual effect. Removing all the small marks, stains and traffic lanes that appear over time. This happens to all of us. Failing to deal with these problems limits the life span of the carpets. This is a fact. Cleaning enhances the look and feel of your carpets.
The carpet cleaning process
The process of cleaning your carpet varies depending on how dirty it is, what type of carpet you have and whether you have any stains. Below I will outline the standard approach to carpet cleaning.
The first stage is to use a commercial level vacuum to go over your carpet. This removes the soil that has been walked into your carpet amongst many other nasty things. This is an essential part of the process and is one that is often not carried out by some companies.
Stage two is to apply the cleaning agent/solution to the carpet. This is sprayed onto the carpet and given time to breakdown any surface dirt and the dirt within the fibres of the carpet. This dwell time can be from 10 to 20minutes. Often a brush or a mechanical device is used to brush the solution into the carpet. This ensures that the cleaning solution comes into contact with all the carpet fibres. This stage of the process also helps to lift the pile of the carpet and enhance the general look of it.
The next stage in the process is the part that most people associate with carpet cleaning. It is the use of the machine - often referred to as a 'steam cleaner' - to go over the carpet. This basically involves injecting hot water or cleaning solution into the carpet and extracting it. This removes all the soils and such. It rinses out all the dirt and things from the base of the carpet. This is made possible by the machine having 2 or 3 very powerful vacuums.
At this stage the carpet should have been transformed. Often at this point, although some prefer to do it earlier, the technician will deal with any remaining stains. This spotting process is essential for stubborn stains and requires a good working knowledge of stains and chemicals available to combat them.
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