Carpets get dirty over time, and they need periodic cleaning. So what is the best way to clean a carpet? Is there a way to avoid more cleaning? Do different carpets need different care?
Yes. Yes to all of this.
Natural Carpet Cleaning Solutions VS Synthetic
Carpet fibers are actually a wonderful filter for our homes. They can gather dust and particles from the air with great efficiency, and the cleaner your carpets are, the cleaner the air gets.
Using a natural solution to clean your carpets will not add chemical pollutants to the air, which would just negate the good of cleaning the carpets in the first place. Synthetic carpet cleaners often include heavy VOC content that circulates through the home. They can bring on headaches, or other more serious health issues over longer exposure.
We will only ever use non-toxic, nature friendly products with low VOC content.
Truck Mounted System VS Carpet Cleaning Rental
Even with a natural and non-toxic carpet cleaning solution, the absolute best way to clean a carpet is to use a truck mounted system with high heat, and efficient suction. A professional system like this will loosen up the embedded soil in your carpets, wash the fibers thoroughly, and leave the carpets with much less moisture still retained.
Cheaper DIY products may save you a few dollars on the initial cleaning, but will leave much more water behind on the carpets. They will also not have the suction required to remove all of the cleaning solution, which can actually make your carpets dirty faster! This will require you to start the process all over again, sometimes months earlier than you might have had to with a professionally cleaned carpet.
If you want to keep your carpets clean for a longer time, have a look at last weeks article: Carpet Care 101.