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Taking Care of Your Carpet

Nov 25, 2007
Keeping the carpet clean is one of the biggest responsibilities and tasks for many homeowners. A clean carpet is an assurance of a healthy home and a cozy feeling. But when it comes to cleaning, it is considered as one of the most tedious tasks to perform and the results are always not up to the mark. Whatever the case is, but a clean carpet is essential to maintain a healthy living and if looked at properly, is not at all a difficult task to perform.

Regular vacuuming is not the only way to assure yourself that your carpet is clean. In fact, a carpet which experiences heavy use can contain dust and stains, which are not cleaned with, help of a vacuum cleaner. In this case, you will need to get it clean through professional help or through various cleaning products and equipments.

Whether you have wall-to-wall carpet, an area rug or a red carpet, you have made an expensive investment for your home. Taking proper care of your carpets will help them last longer and continue to look good over the years. There are various ways to clean the carpet.

The most popular method of cleaning is the process of steam cleaning which uses a simple scientific method for 'deep cleaning' the toughest dirt by bringing it to the surface and cleaning it off before it can stain.

For the steam cleaning what you require is a liquid-based cleaning agent, which will be vaporized or turned into steam, a steam-cleaning machine or an extractor and a vacuum cleaner. While choosing a liquid based cleaner, avoid any harsh cleaners as they can badly affect the carpet and may reduce its life.

A different method of cleaning which is popularly followed is the shampoo cleaning. With this method it sprayed with a shampoo solution that is then disturbed with the use of some sort of floor device. Once this is done, the solution absorbs the dirt and is then allowed to dry. After a while it becomes brittle and can be easily vacuumed.

Carpets normally dry within one to two hours with this method. Another popular method of cleaning is known as bonnet cleaning. This method uses a solution that is applied to it and is then absorbed by cotton or synthetic cleaning pads mounted on a floor machine. It normally gets dry in one to two hours with this cleaning method. Another method, which is considered conventional, is the dry powder cleaning.

With this method it is sprinkled with a semi moist powder that is sprayed into the surface. It is then allowed to dry and the powder is vacuumed out. This method usually takes well under an hour for the carpet to dry.

There are also wide selections of electronic machines that promise to clean efficiently. The efficiency of these machines entirely depends on the consumers' cleaning needs. Consider your needs before making the choice, as they can be expensive and difficult to operate. The best cleaners and shampoos may be obtained free in trial sizes to try out on your carpet.
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