The biggest confusion among homeowners is how often they should clean their carpets. Some believe that Professional cleaning services on an annual or quarterly basis by professional carpet cleaners is enough, but those who believe in DIY carpet cleaning typically clean their carpets every month. Despite of their best efforts, they don’t get 100% successful in removing all stains, dirt or dust present in the carpets.
The homeowners use carpets for aesthetic reasons or comfort, but their carpets get easily polluted due to continuous use. In high traffic areas, carpets are heavily polluted as compared to low traffic areas. So, people living in such areas need to get their carpets cleaned regularly.
Professional carpet cleaning companies offer different methods of cleaning. Each method has its own pros and cons. Let’s know more about each carpet cleaning method:
Absorbent Compound Cleaning: In this method, an absorbent product is moistened with water and cleaning solvent is spread all over the dirty carpet. The carpet is then agitated and rubbed with special equipment. It helps the compound to completely soak into the carpet fibers. The compound absorbs soil and then extracted using a dry vacuum.
• Pros of Technique: This technique is inexpensive, and carpet dries almost immediately.
• Cons of Technique: The cleaning ability of this method is very limited. If vacuuming is not performed perfectly, you could find ‘sawdust’ flakes in your carpet.
Bonnet Cleaning: To break down the soil, a cleaning solution is sprayed all over the carpet. After that, a rotary machine with a bonnet or absorbent pad is then rotated over the surface. Spinning agitates the cleaning solution which is absorbed into the cotton or microfiber pad. This method of carpet cleaning is like taking a sponge bath.