By now you probably know how important carpet cleaning is for the health of you and your family and the overall appearance of your home. But as carpets are different, there isn’t one universal approach to cleaning them. In fact, we can identify at least 5 carpet cleaning methods that are widely used. Each one of them has its own benefits and drawbacks. Furthermore, not every method is suitable for a particular type of carpet. Today we will tell you more about these techniques and help you choose the right one for your home or office.
Steam Cleaning for Carpets
Steam cleaning is a great eco-friendly way to freshen up the looks and feels of your carpet. It can be used on a variety of fabrics and is really good for people with allergies and respiratory conditions. The negative side of standard steam cleaning is that it leaves the carpet damp and needs drying time. If air is not allowed to circulate freely in the place for the appropriate time, dampness can contribute to the development of mould and bad odour. However, dry steam cleaning methods also exist and they eliminate the cons we just mentioned. In addition, with some revolutionary steam cleaning machines, cleaners can use chemical-free products and disinfectants to enhance the end result.
Wet Cleaning Method
Most cleaning companies prefer this carpet cleaning method. It is often recommended by the majority of manufacturers because it reaches the deepest parts of the carpet. One of the main benefits is the ability to use high temperatures and pressure, as well as strong chemicals. For families with pets, young children or people with allergies, however, the use of chemicals can be a disadvantage. Another drawback is the need for long drying time and the cost of service.
Dry Cleaning Method with an Absorbent Detergent
This is a professional carpet cleaning method that includes powder mixed with special solvents and agents. The solution is then spread through the carpet with the help of a machine with counter-rotating brushes. The technique helps the solvents reach the fibres of the carpet and work efficiently on the stains, dirt and soils. This method is extremely quick. The development time for the cleaning solution is only 15 minutes, followed by vacuuming. The problem with this approach, however, is that it can’t be used on all types of carpets. It’s unsuitable for plush fabrics and not recommended in households where people with dust allergies reside.
Dry Cleaning Method with Foam or a Rotary Shampoo
Similarly to the previous carpet cleaning method, this one also uses a special application machine and requires minimal drying time. The difference is, instead of powder, professional cleaners use foam. Half an hour after the application, the dirt can be easily removed together with the foam by vacuuming. The method leaves slight moisture, which dries pretty quickly. The disadvantage of the approach is that it isn’t very effective in deep soil extraction and killing of bacteria and germs. Therefore it is best suited for freshening the looks of regularly cleaned and well maintained carpets.
Bonnet Cleaning Method
The Bonnet carpet cleaning method works with an absorbent pad. It is the most popular way of routine carpet cleaning and it doesn’t require professional training or equipment. First, the surface has to be vacuumed and then a chemical solution is applied with the help of an electric sprayer. After the development time, the dirt and dampness is absorbed by the pad called bonnet. The method is quick, easy and cheap, however, it cannot provide deep cleaning and could be dangerous to people with chemical allergies.
Do you need carpet cleaning? Can’t decide what method is best suited for your circumstances? Call the specialists! MiraKal Cleaning Services is experienced in working with a variety of cleaning methods. We will check the condition and specifics of your carpet and suggest the best solution.
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