Is it necessary to have your carpet professionally cleaned? Think of it this way: if you never washed your clothes they would get very dirty and even ruined. Your carpet is the same way, and it must be professionally cleaned regularly to get the dirt and stains out that vacuuming cannot.
In this post, we're talking with Ethan Young, owner of Quick Dry LLC carpet cleaning company in Weaver, AL. Ethan has some helpful tips for choosing the right cleaning method for your carpet.
What cleaning option do you recommend for most homes?
The preferred option is hot water extraction cleaning, also called steam cleaning.
How does your quick dry hot water extraction cleaning work?
Unlike other methods, Quick Dry’s hot water extraction combines steam cleaning and dry cleaning. Dry cleaning focuses on the agitation, and steam cleaning focuses on the heat to clean. We have combined both to get a much deeper clean. The first thing I do is the high-efficiency vacuuming, then I apply a preconditioning cleaner and agitate it in. Next, the carpet is hot water extraction cleaned. This rinses out any solution or residue left in the carpet. Lastly, we groom the carpet and allow it to air dry. This method is the same concept as the washing machine for your clothes. It combines hot water, agitation, and cleaning solution to clean all the way through.
How long does it take to dry?
Only about three hours
How often should you have your carpet professionally cleaned?
Most carpet manufacturers recommend that you have your carpet cleaned at least once every six to twelve months. This will likely be a requirement for your warranty.
Can you damage your carpet by having it cleaned too often?
Yes and no. It can be damaged if the cleaning process is applied incorrectly. For example, if the water was not completely extracted, or too much cleaning solution was applied, this could damage your carpet.
When having your carpet cleaned, there are a couple of important points to remember. Your warranty will likely require you to have your carpet cleaned, so keep your receipts from your cleaning company. Also, Quick Dry carpet cleaning is certified by the Institute of Inspections Cleaning and Restorations Certification (IIRC) which sets the standards for cleaning companies. Many carpet cleaning companies are not IICRC certified, so be sure to verify if they are. By following the proper cleaning and maintenance guidelines, you will be sure to extend the beauty and life of your carpet.