Carpet Cleaning: Methods You Need to Know

carpet being cleaned with steam

Carpets can change the overall look and feel of your home. It makes a room look brighter and tidier, and it adds a feeling of comfort and luxury. Unfortunately, carpets wear out over time and need cleaning. There are various companies offering carpet cleaning throughout the country, from Bath to Beckenham.
Carpet cleaning is the removal of stains, allergens and dirt through different methods. Experts agree that it is important to know the various methods of carpet cleaning used by companies for not all methods will work on your carpet. Here are the different methods of carpet cleaning companies use:

Hot Water Extraction Carpet Cleaning

This method is similar to steam cleaning. Firstly, to remove the grime and dirt from the carpet fibres, a cleaning washing powder is applied to the carpet’s surface and left to soak. Next, a cleaner is used to firmly scrub the carpet with a rotating brush. After scrubbing, hot water at pressure is used to wash off the washing powder. The carpet’s left to dry overnight after being cleaned.

Shampoo Carpet Cleaning

A method that was popular in the 1970s, shampoo carpet cleaning is the method where a shampoo washing powder is diluted in water and applied to the carpet. After the washing powder is left for a while, cleaners scrub and rinse the carpet. Once dry, the carpet is vacuumed to remove extra dirt. The only downside to using a shampoo washing powder is in most cases, a sticky residue that is left on the carpet. This sticky residue easily attracts dirt and it makes the carpet dirtier than before being cleaned.

Bonnet Carpet Cleaning

Bonnet carpet cleaning is used in spaces that need quick cleaning such as offices. A machine that features a set or singular spinning pads at its base does the cleaning. The pads are soaked in washing powder and rotate across carpets to lift dirt out. This method is a quick fix to dirty carpets and it only removes dirt from the surface.
Carpets need to be cleaned as they collect dirt over time. You can clean your carpets yourself or seek help from companies to ensure your carpets are thoroughly cleaned.