Carpet Warranty Information
As you may know, most carpet manufacturers require regular, professional carpet cleaning with a hot water extraction process in order to validate your carpet's warranty. Here are several links to find out more about your carpet manufacturers professional cleaning warranty requirements.
Mohawk's Cleaning Recommendations:
Even with regular vacuuming, soil particles and oily dirt will cling to carpet fibers. Foot traffic drives these particles and dirt deep into the carpet. Mohawk recommends professional hot water extractions every 12 to 18 months using cleaning products, equipment or systems that carry the Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval.
Shaws choice: Hot water extraction
Research indicates that the hot water extraction system provides the best capability for cleaning. This system is commonly referred to as "steam cleaning," although no steam is actually generated. The process consists of applying a cleaning agent into the carpet pile and using water in the extractor to recover the used solution and soil. This can be done from a truck-mounted unit outside the home with only the hose and wand brought inside or by a portable system brought into the home.
Beaulieu Deep Restorative Cleaning Requirements:
Carpet is a very effective filter for trapping soils, dander and other contaminants. Many of these soils may not always be noticeable, building-up over time. Some of these soils are gritty and are capable of grinding and dulling carpet fibers. Other insoluble soils, such as volatilized cooking oils, grease, tar and other oils are strong soil-attractors that are not initially apparent until soil-build-up occurs, often making them more difficult to clean. Your warranty requires that your carpet be professionally cleaned by hot-water extraction every twelve (12) to twenty four (24) months. However, we recommend that you keep close watch on your carpets maintenance needs and adjust your deep restorative cleaning requirements accordingly. Don't wait to have your carpet professionally cleaned if it begins to appear soiled before the required cleaning cycle. When carpet is maintained before it becomes unsightly it is easier to clean and maintain.
Professional steam cleaning works best on wall-to-wall carpeting and may be required by the warranty....