A lot of traffic goes through our carpets during the day which makes it very important to do some carpet cleaning afterward, to get our carpets ready for when the holiday season comes. Most people choose to hire a professional carpet cleaner but that’s totally unnecessary when considering how easy it is to clean your carpet.
In this article, we’ll show you the difference between DIY Mobile carpet cleaning and hiring a professional, as well as what you need in order to clean the carpet yourself.
Steam cleaning is a water-based cleaning method that involves certain powerful chemicals that, when combined with water, activate to clean the carpet. This method of cleaning the carpet does not require the use of complicated equipment and doesn’t come with any toxic or hazardous risks either. The only downside to it is that it’ll take a while before your carpet dries once you’re done cleaning so you’ll have to refrain from walking on it until it does dry.
Vacuum before Steam Cleaning
Steam cleaners should not be used as vacuum cleaners because they do not carry hat function, which is why it’s imperative that you vacuum first before you start with the steam-based carpet cleaning Mobile a.
For best results, you must vacuum thoroughly by keeping the tips below in mind:
-Remove all items that might be on the floor.
-Remove all furniture that’s on the carpet.
-Give your baseboards a thorough dusting to remove any dust and dirt that might fall on the carpet after you’ve cleaned it.
-Vacuum clean the carpet from two different directions; go slowly from one part of the room to the other, and then back again in a 90-degree angle, and repeat the process with the rest of the carpet.
Treat the Stains before Steam Cleaning
The heat of the steam used by the carpet cleaning equipment often makes it harder to remove stubborn stains, which is why you have to remove any grime that’s on the carpet before steam cleaning it.
Almost every steam cleaning machine comes with a set of recommended products that you should use it with, and using anything else will most likely compromise the warranty, so keep that in mind when purchasing the chemicals you’ll be using with the machine.
Step One: Fill the machine’s tank with one tablespoon of the recommended soap to every four cups of boiling water. The soap should preferably be oil based in order to effectively dissolve grime.
Step Two: Once you’re done steam cleaning the carpet with the first solution mentioned above, replace it with another solution, and fill your tank up with equal amounts of vinegar and really hot water. The vinegar will help to further eliminate stains while removing any odors that might be on the carpet.
When to Steam Clean Your Carpet
Ideally, it is recommended that you steam clean your carpet once every year, however, if you have pet hair or allergies to deal with then you’ll have to take your Mobile carpet cleaners game to the next level and steam clean at least twice or three times per year.