Keeping your carpets clean will make them last longer and help keep your office and home visually appealing.
What is Carpet Cleaning?
Carpet Cleaning is the process of removing dirt, soil, grease, stains and grit from your carpet.
Professional Carpet Cleaning Company
There are several professional carpet cleaning companies in South Africa. A simple search of the web for cleaning companies in your area will return some companies that offer a carpet cleaning service.
Methods of Carpet Cleaning
Carpet cleaning methods have evolved over the years but essentially there are 3 key methods to professional carpet cleaning.
- Hot Water Extraction Method
This carpet cleaning technique is also referred to as steam cleaning and uses hot water and cleaning solution. The cleaning company will use professional equipment that sprays the carpet with hot water (and sometimes cleaning detergent) and then will vacuum up the water with the dislodged dirt and soil. This method is very effective and is ideal for synthetic based fabrics. Drying time can take up to 24 hours.
- Dry Cleaning Method
This carpet cleaning method is best suited for sensitive materials and involves a dry cleaning solution that is applied to the surface of carpet to be cleaned. The cleaning company then uses specialised equipment that uses pressure and heat in order to complete the cleaning process. This carpet cleaning method is suited to environments where a delay for drying time cannot be tolerated.
- Shampoo Method
This carpet cleaning method was very popular before the advent of hot water extraction and is ideal for homes and smaller offices as it does not require industrial strength cleaner. Dirt and dust is removed from the carpet with the help of carpet shampoo and water. This method of carpet cleaning is ideal for material that is sensitive to shrinking.
Which is the Best Method of Carpet Cleaning?
There is no easy answer to this as each of the above methods has benefits and is suited to different applications. The carpet cleaning company you choose, should do a thorough inspection of the material to be cleaned and be able to identify any problems and stubborn stains and recommend which cleaning method is best suited for the job.
Elite Cleaning Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Service
We are a leading cleaning company and offer specialised carpet and upholstery cleaning service for your home and office. Contact us for more information.