Stained carpets can hurt a room’s ambience, turning a bright, welcoming living room into a dank, uninviting place. If you are prepping for a party, in-laws, or other houseguests, cleaning your carpets is a great way to say “welcome.” Also, if you are selling your house, a good carpet cleaning can be an excellent way to give your home a “face lift” for potential buyers.
At SERVIZ, we are trained to clean carpets using a variety of methods, including the below.
Steam Cleaning. Also known as "hot water extraction," steam cleaning is recommended by nearly all carpet manufacturers. It qualifies as a deep cleaning method, because it removes stains deep within the carpet’s pile. Oddly, very little steam is used. It's actually a fine spray of hot water sprayed deep into the carpet, then extracted using a vacuum. This is a good cleaning method for carpets that have deep, long-set stains, or carpets with hard-to-remove wine, coffee, or pet stains.
Carpet Shampooing. A highly effective method for restoring your carpet’s luster. Detergent and water are mixed together and scrubbed into the carpet with a rotary brush. Moisture is then vacuumed out, leaving your carpet with a fresh, clean look. Works well on soiled carpet with a low pile.
Dry Carpet Cleaning. Called "dry" because no water - or virtually none - is used in this cleaning method. A chemical detergent is sprinkled on the carpet, then worked through with a mechanized brush.
Bonnet Cleaning. This method uses many of the same techniques as carpet shampooing with a few key differences. Detergent is distributed over the top of the carpet, then a circular rotating buffer (or “bonnet”) is used to remove spots, stains, and other dirt. Once the bonnet becomes soiled, it is replaced with a fresh, clean one. This is a good method for lightly soiled carpets, with few deeply ground-in stains.
Besides a better looking home, regular carpet cleaning has other benefits, including improved air quality. Carpets act as informal air filters, collecting dust, pollen, soot, and other airborne particles. Carpet, like your HVAC system, needs to be cleaned periodically for optimal indoor air quality, so book a SERVIZ Carpet Cleaner today!
Clear the Way. Move as much furniture and breakables out of the way as possible. Clearing the area makes it easier for a carpet cleaner to maneuver with equipment, cutting down on the time it takes for them to clean.
Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Not vacuuming can make a carpet look dirtier than it really is, making it difficult for a carpet cleaning professional to give an accurate estimate. Regular, once-a-week vacuuming also helps cut down on pet smell.
Door mats and area rugs. Welcome mats and area rugs will help catch extra soil, taking some of the strain off your carpets.
"Green" Spot treatment. Spot treatment with white vinegar and water in a 50-50 ratio does an excellent job of preventing spots from becoming stains. Over the counter carpet cleaners can often do more harm than good by leaving a soap and chemical residue behind on the carpet.