Wet vs. Dry... Which method of carpet cleaning is best? "Steam Cleaning"(hot water extraction)? Dry Cleaning? Which one should you choose?
Many Carpet Cleaning companies that use the dry-cleaning method often resort to using “scare tactics” by telling you that "Steam Cleaning" (hot water extraction method) with water will damage your carpets or cause mold but that is not true!
How long is too long to wait in-between professional carpet cleanings? When it comes to your carpets, dirt is like sandpaper. Microscopic granules found in typical dirt and dusts are abrasive to carpet fibers. This can cause dulling of the luster of the carpet and remove the carpet fiber’s soil repellency, making it fertile ground for spots and spills to become permanent. Industry standards recommend that you clean your carpets every 6 to 18 months, depending on your lifestyle.
Your carpeting isn't just floor covering. It’s a long term investment in comfort, style and durability and if not taken care of properly can create an unhealthy atmosphere in your home or office. Industry standards recommend that you clean your carpets every 6 to 18 months, depending on your lifestyle. These necessary cleanings can add up in cost, so you should hire the company that quotes you the lowest price, right? Usually not. According to Debra Cohen, founder of Home Remedies of New York, a contractor referral service, “Getting the best deal involves more than a cheap price.
Does your carpet have waves throughout, red or yellow spots, dog or cat torn areas or pet urine mistakes? Carpeting in this condition is an on-going reminder (not to mention eye sore) that it’s time to take some “home-care” action. You undoubtedly have considered investing in new carpet as a solution to your problem, however, investing thousands of dollars isn’t necessarily practical for the majority of homeowners.
Even the smallest of leaks can become a large problem given the right circumstances. Protecting your home or business from potential water damage can be as simple as enforcing good home maintenance and a few proactive measures. Running appliances only while you are home and turning the main water supply off while on vacation are two ways to avoid a long term leak. If a helpful neighbor or family member is willing to keep an eye on your home while you are gone, they can recognize if a water damage occurs early on and help avoid it becoming a much larger loss.
Most people clean their carpets and tile/grout regularly, but forget about the beautiful area rug underneath the dining room table! It is important to hire a professional for periodic cleanings because only they have the knowledge and expertise to thoroughly clean your rugs without damaging the fibers and/or fringe. Be careful not to make the mistake of trying to spot clean area rugs yourself as this may do more damage than good.
- The longer you wait between carpet cleaning, the better. Wrong. Dirt is like sandpaper. It damages your carpet. The more often you have your carpets cleaned, the longer they will last. Industry standards recommend that you clean your carpets every 6 to 18 months, depending on your lifestyle.