Carpet Steaming Vs Dry Carpet Cleaning
The carpets and area rugs in your Fort Wayne home will gradually grow dirtier over time. Vacuuming will extract the superficial dirt from the carpet and rug fibers. However, it will do little to remove ground-in dirt. Stains and odors may also linger even if you vacuum your floors regularly. Professional carpet cleaning is an essential part of your home cleaning efforts, and it should be completed at least once or twice per year. With both carpet steaming and dry rug cleaning services to choose from, which is right for your home?
When you think of professional carpet and area rug cleaning services, steam cleaning may come to mind. This cleaning method uses moisture and suction to loosen the dirt that is trapped in carpet fibers. Steam cleaning is often considered in combination with shampooing. However, shampooing carpets involves the use of special detergents. Because of these detergents, shampooing often requires additional cleaning steps to extract the soap from the carpet.
The Carpet Steaming Process
Steam cleaning carpets could be a smart way to give your flooring a rejuvenated appearance. It can also improve indoor air quality and remove stubborn stains and odors. Professional carpet cleaning experts will use a special machine to inject warm steam into the carpet. Soft, agitating bristles may be used to further loosen the debris. Then, the vacuum will extract the debris and moisture from the carpet. Because excess moisture can lead to mold growth, it is important that you only engage the services of trusted carpet cleaners.
When to Use It
Steam cleaning can be used on all common types of carpets. It is recommended annually for homes with minimal traffic and no pets. If you have pets, children or heavy foot traffic, you may benefit from having your carpets steamed at least every six months. Keep in mind that tough stains and odors may require pre-treatment services in order to produce the best results.
Dry Carpet Cleaning
Dry carpet cleaning offers a deeper level of cleaning than what your vacuum cleaner can provide. This is accomplished through the use of advanced cleaning compounds and a high-powered vacuum cleaner. It is an effective way to remove odors and dirt, but it may fall short of removing stubborn stains.
The Dry Carpet Cleaning Process
After initially vacuuming the carpet to remove loose debris, a carpet cleaning expert will pre-treat carpets and rugs with a specialized cleaning compound. This may be allowed to sit on the carpet for a period of time. As it sits, it may break down dirt particles and other filth so that the vacuum can more effectively remove them. Often, carpets and rugs are brushed as part of the pre-treatment process. High-powered vacuuming then removes the cleaning compounds and the loosened debris.
When to Use It
Steam cleaning is not practical for all needs. For example, moisture can cause oriental rugs to warp and bleed. Dry carpet cleaning is often recommended for oriental rug cleaning. It is also a preferred method for area rug cleaning for all types of rugs with both artificial and natural fibers. This method can be completed in the home, or the rugs may be removed from the home for cleaning in a facility.
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Carpet Masters of Fort Wayne is your source for both carpet and area rug cleaning services. Our specialized services also extend to upholstered surfaces and drapes. Our cleaners want to give you a clean space that you enjoy spending time in. To schedule your next carpet or rug cleaning service, contact our office today.