A good carpet can provide colour and expression in a room but it can also protect the flooring itself. However, carpets can become dirty in spite of regular vacuum cleaning. They hold dirt, small debris and pet dander if you own pets. A grubby carpet can easily become an eyesore in your home.
Worse, if you are allergic to dust and the allergens found in pet dander, the dirt in your carpets can lead to a frequent flare up of health issues such as asthma. Again, these are left deep in the fibres of your carpet even after a good clean with an average domestic vacuum cleaner.
The only way to avoid health complications and maintain the appearance of your home is to ensure that your carpets are regularly cleaned with a carpet cleaning machine.
With carpet cleaning, there are two options. You can either go the DIY-route by hiring a cleaning machine from a supermarket or hire a local North Shore carpet cleaning company. In this article, we will look at the best carpet cleaning options to use and who is best placed to do it.
1. Type Of Carpet
The different types of carpet need different cleaning methods and techniques. If the wrong method is used, it can cause colour wash-out or damage the fibres of the carpet. Some types of carpet require particular care or specific cleaning materials. If you are unsure about the type of carpet and the appropriate, or better still, the inappropriate cleaning methods. It is better to call a professional carpet cleaning company.
2. The Type Of Cleaning Required
If your carpet does not require a deep cleanse, you can try DIY cleaning methods at home. However, if you do need to a deep, penetrative clean, like wool carpets for example, it is best that you pass the job to trained and experienced carpet cleaners.
3. The Size of Carpet To Be Cleaned
Carpet cleaning can be a time consuming and arduous task. If you have stains as opposed to dirt, the job can be even more difficult. You will also need to be certain that removing stains does not damage the fibre. Rubbing at a stain, as most people would, will cause damage. In addition, a carpet needs time to dry properly so that mould doesn’t develop. For a smaller carpet, you might be able to clean and dry a carpet yourself. However, for bigger carpets, cleaning can be hard enough, but the drying process is very difficult with DIY hire machines. For bigger areas, leave the work to professionals.
A carpet can be the most expensive item in your home. Therefore, it is recommended that you only attempt personal carpet cleaning if:-
• You have the read the instructions from the carpet maker and they do not advise against it.
• You are comfortable you can get rid of the stains properly without harming the fibres.
• You have thoroughly researched materials and methods.
• You have collected the recommended cleaning supplies.
Even then, you must be absolutely confident that you know how to use the cleaning agents and that you use the correct cleaner. One chemical can have different effects of different carpet types.
Overall, it is safer and potentially less costly, to leave the carpet cleaning job to professionals who have extensive experience with similar jobs.
Some of the benefits of engaging a professional North Shore carpet cleaning company include:-
If you have dirty, dull or stained carpets, give us a call. We are a North Shore carpet cleaning service and we will be able to help you. Call 0800 398722 for a quote.