|Posted on January 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM|
Residential Carpets play a very important role in our homes and carpets not well maintained become dirty, soiled and eventually stained when neglected. Stained and Dirty carpets have the ability to leave Friends Neighbors Families and anyone who may stop by to visit with a bad impression. Soiled carpets can also lead to filthy indoor air quality and cause health risks to some people. Without regular maintenance carpets will start to quickly appear much older than they really are and can diminish the overall value of a home. Following some simple guidelines will dramatically extend the life of your carpet, up to 10 years, and provide greater indoor air quality.
The best and most effective way to protect your investment is to thoroughly vacuum on a weekly basis. This is the single most important activity you can do for preventative carpet care. Vacuuming on a weekly basis will help rid your carpets of the non soluble soils that collect over time. Vacuuming will also clean and reduce the dust, mites and allergens that collect in your carpets.
The next best action to take is to schedule an annual appointment to have you carpets cleaned by the preferred method, Steam Cleaning also Called Hot Water Extraction. This is recommended by leading carpet manufactures including Shaw Industries. Over time even with regular vacuuming, dirt and other soils will work its way into your carpet fibers. A deep rich thorough rinsing with a hot water extraction system is the best solution. When Pets are in the home they can also bring in other particles not wanted and Steam Cleaning will clean the oils, dust, urine and other unpleasant smells from your carpets in the home. In situations like this an extra or additional pre spray shampoo may be used. All pre-spays work to release soil for the rinsing process but others may be used to assist in breaking up oils and deodorizing odors if they exist. Other stain removal steps and processes may also be taken when certain stains cannot be removed more traditionally. This will include oxidizers and reducing agents which should be left to the professionals like Pacific Steam Carpet Cleaning.