Carpet cleaners are a great option for quickly and efficiently cleaning carpets. However, depending on the fabric of the carpet, the cleaning process may vary. Natural materials such as wool, silk, jute, or cotton should not be cleaned with carpet cleaners and should instead be taken to a specialized catering company. Carpet cleaners are also not suitable for carpets with pet stains, liquid stains, paint stains, or a thick layer of dirt.
It is recommended to deep clean carpets every 12 to 18 months. Before using any commercial cleaning products, it is important to test a small area of the carpet to ensure that it does not fade or become damaged in any way. To thoroughly clean a large carpet, place it on a vinyl or concrete surface and apply carpet cleaning foam. Scrub the carpet according to the instructions and make sure it is completely dry before moving it. Start by vacuuming the carpet with a vacuum cleaner designed for liquids such as the Bissell SpotClean.
After preparing the room, use either a household or rented carpet steamer with an approved cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer. Some carpets cannot be cleaned with commercial cleaners and must be professionally dry-cleaned. Other carpets can be cleaned with basic over-the-counter cleaning solutions and carpet cleaning machines. When cleaning a carpet on any type of floor, including hardwood floors, wall-to-wall carpets, and tiles, it is important to remember to remove the protective pad found under the carpet and clean it as well. An optional stain treatment can be used on any strong stains. To keep your living space clean, including your carpets, invest in a good carpet cleaning machine and use an approved cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer.
Pay close attention to the manufacturer's recommendations for deep cleaning and use a carpet shampoo or carpet cleaning machine. Vacuum your carpet with a vacuum that has a carpet mixer bar to loosen and vacuum up dirt. With regular maintenance and care, you can extend the life of your carpets.