Effective Steam Carpet Cleaning And Successful Stain Removal

There are zealous discussions pros and cons the carpeting in the indoor spaces. Yes, they can collect dirt and grime. Each type of covering and surface needs of regular keeping to avoid the harmful bacteria and acari to build up. The carpeting, as well, could be a fantastic air filter, which reduces the harmful emissions indoor. Sometimes they can be more damaging to human health than the pollutions outside, but everything depends on us. Increase your efforts and cares for the textile covering to receive pretty and clean environment around you.

Protect your family and home space like professionals. Steam has plenty of advantages when it comes to home or deep office cleaning and regular maintenance through natural and healthy solutions. That is a smart modern type of keeping clean which will certainly give much more than only the simple cleanliness.

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The power of steam can remove different contaminations, residues, particles, mud and sands. It quickly terminates with lightness deeply trapped pollutions which damage the fabrics and cause humidity and bacteria growth among the threads. Steam makes it extremely easy to eliminate any dust and dirt with high temperature. It kills all harmful bacteria, and it is the perfect home care solution when you haven’t got enough time for household chores and prefer a rapid and effective type of cleaning. Besides that, steam improves air quality and ensures a healthy environment for kids, babies, people with health complaints and diseases. Why steam cleaning equipment – smart technology for carpets at home and office, simple usage, variety of tools and attachments, easy access to hard-to-reach corners, ledges, frames, railings, sills, washboards.

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One of the most significant advantages of steam for carpet cleaning is the fact that the high temperature penetrates among the fibres, melt the tough grime and stubborn stains. The steam cleaner is an enemy of mould and dust mite infestations and ensures pure carpet threads, extending the life of the carpet. The proper treatment and regular clean can help you not only to refresh and renew. Dirt, dust and pathogens eat the beauty, shine and toughness of the product, its endurance and long shelf life. Restore the material through frequent steam usage, stop the mould growth, return the brilliant colours and impress your family guests, friends and partners. Entirely suitable for different spaces-commercial or domestic.

In case you try to apply the steam cleaning in combination with a suitable washing product, the result would be not only healthy and eco-friendly but also a powerful and effective one. Steam cleaning gives us the possibility to make a free choice – only high-pressure extraction or working in tandem with a cleaner? If you strive to protect the indoor space of healthy products and potent chemical vapours, forgetting the commercial detergents, vinegar is one of the best options. Organic, cheap and easy for applying and usage as a whole.

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That alternative can allow you to break down stains, kill bacteria, acari and it is gentle disinfection of the threads and the entire carpet or rug surface. You can pour it into a spray bottle and use it before steaming. Be sure that cleaning solution besides is eco-friendly also loosen stuck-on gunk safely for the material, keeping its toughness and colours. Washing carpets could be a real pleasure with simple measures with a significant final result.

Another advantage of steam cleaning for carpets and rugs is that in most of the cases, stains or spills can be easily removed. Sometimes when the spots and residues are quite old, neglected the power of steam would be more effective in tandem with a cleaner or a treatment preparation the essential washing.

There is a small trick for spots removal of the carpets and rugs. Most stains can be quickly resolved through a combination of cold and warm treatment.

Spray a soapy solution over a clean cloth without wetting it too much. For that purpose, you can use mild dishwashing product and a cup of warm water. Do not get too much foam so you can rinse quickly at the end of the process. Soak the problem zone, only dab without scrubbing and rubbing. When you notice the stain is dissolving, sponge with a clean white cloth. Keep applying the solution and blot immediately after that until spot whitens.

Blot a little bit until the stain is gone. Enjoy. After that, use cold water to rinse. Pour it into spray bottle again, soak gently and dry with clean microfiber. I prefer to use paper towels. Piling a cluster of them over the wet area will absorb the humidity, and any excess water would be left away. The process would be sufficient if you put something heavy over the papers to ensure pressure and to rapid the procedure of drying. Let the carpet to dry in that way for one night. In the morning, switch on ventilation, air condition, open the windows. Allow each trace of water to escape successfully through the complete airflow.

The Limitations Of Organic Carpet Cleaning

Do you do “green cleaning“? Ten years ago, the question was the new hip – now it is just a constant irritant. For those of you who still don’t know, “green cleaning” refers to the limited use of detergents and chemical-based materials for the sake of organic cleaning agents. I get it – people are sick and tired of the chemical formulae that surround their daily living, in what they eat, drive, or treat their homes with. You have to recognise, however, that the organic substitute is not always the best choice.

Do not get me wrong, I am not one of those old-fashioned cleaners who oppose any innovation. But I like to cite one of my favourite quotes by Winston Churchill: “Democracy is an imperfect system of government, but it is the best that we’ve got.” The very same thing can be said of specific carpet cleaning methods, which remain indispensable despite the reservations of an eco-activist. Before I mention just the most common and useful of them, a quick sidenote on the best applications of organic materials.

Baking soda and salt are super-effective for the immediate treatment of stains, especially the oil-based ones (anything food-related). They can help you avoid long-term problems and future stain removal procedures, but you should react as quickly as possible and treat the area while the stain is still fresh. Another great application of natural materials is deodorising – the combination of baking soda, borax, and some essential oil of your choice makes for a perfect homemade carpet deodoriser and will work wonders on the smell of your rooms. You can also use white vinegar and lemon juice for wine and coffee stains.

As you can notice, these applications fall into a common category, which I would call carpet pampering. It is an essential part of keeping your floor coverings fresh and good-looking, but it cannot substitute the more powerful and sometimes crucial methods that professional technicians have at their disposal. Let’s put it this way – organic products are useful for the daily upkeep of your carpets, the detergents and heavy-duty equipment step in when there are more specific and severe hygienic problems.

What are these more powerful methods? The one you probably have heard of the most is hot water extraction. Many homeowners I have talked to are under the wrong impression that the procedure relies entirely on steam (hence its well-known synonym – steam carpet cleaning). This, however, is not the case. To be effective, steam has to work hand in hand with a powerful chemical compound that is injected deep within the fabrics. It reacts quickly with the accumulated microparticles there and removes them during the high RPM (rotation per minute) rinse. Why is there no risk for your carpet or household in this case? First of all, the detergents I use are not biohazardous of abrasive in any way. Second, they remain on the carpet for a limited period of time – the 10-15 minutes between the initial treatment and the rinse. Besides, the equipment is so powerful that it removes the residue of cleaning compound and grime with 100% efficiency.

The second chemical-based method that is better than anything you can achieve with organic materials is the specialised spot and stain removal. The concentrated formula of the cleaning compound is specifically designed to react with the stain particles and dissolve them, making them much easier to remove. At the same time, it protects the fabrics, and the procedure does not result in loose threads, holes, or discolourisation. Again, let me underline the difference between fresh stains and permanent, long-term stains – you can use organic materials to remove the former, but the latter require detergents.

The next method is a must for pet owners who still haven’t trained their cats or dogs not to use the carpets as their favourite toilet. Pet urine is particularly hard to remove, it soils the carpet down to the padding and attracts bacteria, germs, and all sorts of nasty microparticles. It creates a thriving environment for mould formation and is even more dangerous because homeowners tend to overlook the problem or tolerate it due to their love for the pets. And I will not even mention the nasty smell that ruins the comfort of your home.

I’ve talked to more than a few homeowners who claim that baking soda or white vinegar can remove the pet urine stains. It is only half-way correct – they remove the stain on the surface, but the soiling residue remains intact close to the padding. If you want to deal with the problem for good, you need a more radical approach – and one that inevitably includes detergents. The efficiency, however, is incomparable – though the long-term solution is to teach your pets to “do their business” at the proper place.

Finally, a method that is often overlooked but is among my personal favourites – the Scotchgard protection. It is a durable and effective repellent of water and stains that will keep your carpets in better shape for weeks. And no, despite the widespread myths, it is not cancerogenic. Scotchgard has no organic-based equivalent, and I strongly recommend it to all my customers.

Cleaning Carpet Stains With White Vinegar

Carpets and vinegar should not match well together, or so most of the people think. The truth is high-quality vinegar with no artificial supplements is a surprisingly effective natural cleaning agent. It can easily remove particularly nasty stains without further help if you follow this hassle-free and straightforward algorithm.

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle – about 50 ml of each would be quite enough. Stir well.
Spray the area around the stain and the dirty spot itself profusely with the mixture. Wait for about thirty seconds for the liquid to soak in the fabrics.
Use a carpet or clothes brush and scrub the area energetically. You will notice the dirt coming out in seconds. You will probably need a minute to remove even the more persistent stains.
Use a paper towel or a wiping cloth to dry off the area.

Leave the carpet as it is for twenty-four hours and then check if you need to repeat the procedure. My experience shows that a secondary treatment removes the residue of the stain at 100%. The whole process does not require more than five to ten minutes of your time. For more cleaning tips like this, stay tuned to our blog!