Let us show you a little bit more about our carpet cleaning process., whether you need to use us and how we can be of service in ensuring your carpet is and remains clean.
Is My Carpet Really Dirty?
Many people think of carpet cleaning as something to do every few years, or when you are trying to sell your house. Even then, many people will attempt to do it themselves. Doing a rug cleaning in the outback may require your own efforts at maneuvering the equipment, but a rug cleaning should always be completed by a professional. This is because a DIY cleaning can leave more soap residue, dirt and water in your carpets than when you started.
As it is, your carpets are full of dust, hair, mites, odours, dirt, bacteria, stains, food bits, human oils, freshening powders, pet urine, and possibly mold from moisture. Even if you can’t see it, the dirt is there and if you haven’t cleaned your carpets in over a year, they could actually be considered almost toxic if you have something like allergies or asthma.
Vacuuming Alone Isn’t Enough
Essentially, even the best vacuums only pick up dirt and other particles, and that’s where it stops. You can also spot clean a carpet for stains, but other than that, your carpets get dirty from all of the outside foot traffic, pets, dust, insects, eating, smoking, and all of the other activity that goes on in a common household. A vacuum cleaner simply can’t get out all of the dirt that gets into your carpet – and over time the dirt and dust gets ground into your carpets, making them look old, matted and dirty.
Carpet Cleaning Melbourne Can Save Your Carpets
All carpets need to be cleaned once a year to keep them looking new, and if you have a home full of people and pets it needs to be done every six months or so. This is especially important if you have new carpets – because cleaning them every 12 months will prolong the life of your carpet. This is because any kind of professional carpet cleaning gets out all of the visible dirt and stains that you can see as well as the bacteria and dust that you can’t. Now that you have a fairly good idea of why your carpets need to be cleaned so often, let’s talk about how Carpet Cleaning Melbourne does it.
Rug cleaning is mainly accomplished by steam cleaning, which is the best method to use, although Carpet Cleaning Melbourne offers both steam and dry carpet cleaning. Steam cleaning doesn’t actually use steam, but is really a hot water extraction method of getting the dirt out of your carpet. However, many companies don’t prepare the carpet before they clean it and then don’t get all of the water and detergent out of the carpet afterwards. This makes the carpet worse off than it was before they cleaned it because the excess soap will trap dirt into the rug quickly.
The Carpet Cleaning Melbourne Difference
The difference is very distinctive between Carpet Cleaning Melbourne and other Melbourne cleaners because we complete the job from start to finish. Like we said before, it doesn’t matter what kind of equipment you use, it is the rug cleaning steps that you follow which is important. The steps we follow at Carpet Cleaning Melbourne are what set us apart from other rug cleaning companies.
First, the carpet needs to be vacuumed – and we don’t mean that you should vacuum it. Carpet Cleaning Melbourne will vacuum your carpets with our industrial strength machines which will pick up the dirt that your vacuum leaves behind.
Next, Carpet Cleaning Melbourne will precondition your carpeting. Preconditioning means applying cleaning agents and then agitating them into your carpet so that more dirt can be extracted during the actual cleaning. Different carpet cleaning agents are available including stain fighters and milder chemicals for homes with pets and children, or people with allergies. If you pay for rug cleaning in Melbourne and they don’t properly vacuum and precondition the carpet, then the carpet will not really get clean.
Finally, it is time to clean the carpet. The carpet is actually cleaned with a floor wand that shoots a pressurized combination of fluid that is then simultaneously sucked back into a holding tank. The best method of water extraction is accomplished by using a truck mounted unit because it will provide higher water temperatures as well as suck all of the water, dirt and humid air right out of your house. Once the cleaning is completed, the final step is to groom the carpet and make sure that it is dry.
Contact Carpet Cleaning Melbourne for More Rug Cleaning Facts
If the water extraction is done correctly, you should be able to walk on the carpet immediately. Many companies that do rug cleaning in Melbourne skip the steps of vacuuming, pre-treating and drying the carpets, which is what leaves you wondering what you paid them to do. If you’d like more information on what you should expect from companies that do rug cleaning in Melbourne, contact us today for more consumer-oriented rug cleaning facts and a free quote from one of our knowledgeable staff.