Easy-peasy, right? Wrong! What you don’t know is that the carpet is only partially clean so it still looks dirty and smells anything but fresh, and you may have even damaged it, Tracy, CA.
Here’s what the carpet pros really do:
- First, they inspect it, so they can determine the types of stains and fibers. This is a crucial step, because it’s not all the same. Some stains require different treatment than others, while the wrong detergent can cause harm.
- Second, they “pre-clean” to get out as much dust as it as possible. If they can lift it, they might even turn it around to thump it from the back. This process prepares the rug for.
- Three, the washing, done with soft brushes and the right kind and amount of detergent. If there’s too much detergent, or if it isn’t rinsed thoroughly, there’ll still be dirt and soap in the rug. It might feel a little sticky or “crunchy”, or look dull and matted. By the way, if your rug has fringe or tassels, they’ll be hand-scrubbed.
- Four, the drying. When a rug is cleaned, the moisture goes all the way down to the padding. Mold can start growing in as little as 12 hours, and it can wreak havoc on furnishings, health. It creates an odor you won’t be able to get rid of.
The pros have high powered fans which can do it in around an hour, but if you do the cleaning yourself, it will be by air-dry and it will take a day or two or even longer.
Finally, they make a final inspection which can include vacuuming and plumping up the fibers.
Still have questions? Come into the Gary’s Floors showroom in Tracy, CA, to learn more.