There are different types of fibers, from naturals like wool, to synthetics from polyesters and nylon. By the way, this isn’t a complete list, so be sure to ask your flooring expert, and they all react differently to different soaps.Just as there are certain soaps you shouldn’t use on an article of clothing, it’s the same for soft surfaces.
Stains are different, too, and some lift out a lot easier than others.
Go Professional, Not DIYGary’s Floors of Tracy, CA, is one top-notch carpet cleaner, and our staff hears this a lot: “Rental steam machines are so readily available, why not use them?”
We’ll tell you why not! First, they lack the kind of power needed to really get deep into the fibers. The wonderful thing is that pollutants and undesirable stuff get trapped, and they don’t move until the carpet is cleaned, but the rental machines only do half the job.Second, there’s the idea of human error, and it can be pretty easy for a novice to spend a little too much time in one spot, and soak it down to the padding, or to use too much soap and not rinse well.
If you leave the carpet to air-dry, it will take a long time, and give mold and mildew plenty of time to start growing, and soon you’ll have an odor you can’t get rid of.Also, many manufacturers specify that the rug needs to be professionally cleaned at certain intervals; if not done to their specifications, damages many not be covered under their warranties.
Third, you’ll spend more money in the long-term. The motto of Tracy, CA is “think Inside the (geographic) triangle”, but “think outside the box” when it comes to cleaning your carpet.
Still have questions? Come into the showroom at Gary’s Floors in Tracy, CA, and we’ll address any other concerns you may have.