Carpet Shampooing, Carpet Cleaning Machines, and More DIY Options
Carpet cleaning is done to eliminate allergens, dirt, stains, and spills from carpets in the house. Common techniques used include dry-clean, hot water extraction, steam cleaning, and carpet shampooing. Dry cleaning involves spraying the carpet with a solvent solution, followed by a vacuum. The solvent solution acts as a solvent that removes dirt, stains, dust, grease, and pet stains. This technique is ideal for removing stains caused by liquids, soil, or food.
Hot water extraction is a common carpet cleaning technique in which hot water is pumped into the carpets, with the solvent being left behind on the carpets as well as on the floor. A dry, wet vacuum is then used to extract the solvent from the carpet and the floors. This technique allows the carpet cleaner to extract most of the liquid soil and dirt from the carpets. However, it can leave behind some residue that may be difficult to remove.
Dry cleaning, on the other hand, is a more efficient form of carpet cleaning method wherein the compound is applied to the carpet directly. A machine is used that applies the solution onto the carpet, thus breaking it down into smaller compounds that are easily absorbed by the carpet fibers. The residue that remains from the dry cleaning method can be effectively removed through the use of a vacuum. However, this method may not be effective for completely removing residues from allergens and pet dander.
Carpet shampooing, as the name implies, is a carpet cleaning technique that uses a shampooing solution that contains detergents to remove dirt, stains, dust, pet stains, grease, and pollen from carpet fibers. This technique does not remove liquids or soil that has been deeply embedded in the carpet. This method is often used for carpets that look dirty or have signs of mildew. Some commercial carpet cleaners also apply encapsulation onto carpet stains or used them to freshen up carpets that show signs of yellowing due to excessive heat or sunlight exposure. Encapsulation is not recommended for spot removal or odor removal, but may be used for removing dirt and grease stains.
The last form of carpet cleaning technique involves using a rotating brush. A rotating brush machine can either contain water and soap or a combination of water and foam. This technique requires the use of strong chemicals that loosen soil and debris on carpet fibers and helps to lift dirt and soil from the fibers of the carpet, resulting in a clean carpet surface.
Carpet shampooing and carpet cleaning machines are only two of the many options available for a quality clean. There are many DIY options available. By hiring a qualified professional, you can find one that works well for your situation and your budget. You should check local companies to see what they have to offer and what their price range is to get the job done right.