Hot Water Extraction
Otherwise known as steam cleaning, this is easily the most common professional carpet cleaning technique. Steam cleaning uses hot water at high pressure to penetrate into carpet fibers, breaking down the dirt and bacteria stored deep within. The hot water is then extracted via vacuum.
How do you clean carpet like a pro?
Combine half a cup of baking soda with ten drops of your favorite essential oil. Sprinkle over your carpet, leave on for at least ten minutes, and then slowly vacuum over the area for a speedy refresh.
What is the difference between steam cleaning and shampooing carpet?
Shampooing a carpet involves using a detergent while steam cleaning uses hot water vapor and steam mop to break down dirt. When you steam clean your carpet, the drying time is about 48 hours while shampooing needs longer drying times. Cleaning using shampoo requires you to have a shampooing machine.
Is it better to shampoo or steam clean carpets?
When choosing between steam cleaning and shampooing your carpet, you really can’t go wrong with both, but steam cleaning would be the better option. It removes more unseen pests and dirt, and can handle heavy-duty cleaning without making you wait long for drying.
Why does my carpet look worse after cleaning?
Because soap and shampoo residue is sticky, it attracts dirt and grime. This is especially noticeable in high traffic areas because every time someone walks on the carpet, soil from their shoes sticks to the residue in the carpet fibers. Similarly, any settling residue will adhere to the residue in the carpet.
How can I get my white carpet white again?
Mix together water with a small amount of mild detergent. Use a clean, white sponge or rag to blot the spot with the detergent water. Don’t rub as this can drive the stain further into the fibers. Clean the sponge and repeat until the stain is gone.
Can you use a shampooer on an area rug?
Whereas other rugs can be cleaned with the basic over the counter cleaning solution and carpet cleaning machine. A good carpet shampooer will help you prolong the life of your area rug.
Can I use a carpet shampooer on an area rug?
With an area rug, special equipment needs to be used to clean the rug and that cannot be done in the home. Carpet cleaning equipment is not made to clean the foundation of an area rug but the surface fibers that are found on regular carpet.
How do you clean a disgusting carpet?
1 cup Oxiclean Stain Remover (NOT Oxiclean Detergent), 1 cup Febreze, and 1 cup white vinegar. Pour ingredients into carpet cleaning machine adding hot water to the fill line. This will not only clean your carpets it will also deodorize. It will smell slightly of vinegar until the carpet is dry.
How can I deep clean my carpet myself?
Mix 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup borax and 1/4 cup vinegar, then apply this paste to deep stains or heavily soiled sections of carpet. Allow the paste to sit on the carpet for several hours until it dries completely, then vacuum it away.