Many people wonder if they should hire a professional carpet cleaning company or use their own vacuum to clean their carpet. The truth is, both work, and using your own vacuum is always a better choice. Although professional carpet cleaning firms can get your carpets cleaned faster, this takes time and may cost more money.
Carpet cleaning is usually done on a regular basis to keep the carpets free of carpet stains and dirt. This prevents damage to the carpet by people walking on it and encourages better carpeting. However, it is important to get the right amount of carpet cleaning done regularly. As a result, using a carpet cleaning service will save you time.
Vacuuming is a great way to help remove dirt and dust from your carpet, but you should vacuum in the direction of the stain rather than over it. The best way to prevent deep down dirt from getting into your carpet is to pick up as much dirt as possible with your fingertips, instead of having to go into the crevices of the carpet. This also means that the rug steamer cannot do a good job. Since the carpet steamer picks up the carpet's dirt and places it into the pile, it can't pick up deep dirt and then put it back down.
Vacuum cleaner vacuums are not equipped to clean carpets in a way that their competitors can. Also, carpet cleaners that are used regularly need to have a rubber o-ring on the bottom to avoid rusting and scratching. Many carpet cleaning companies use disposable rugs that do not have this feature. These can scratch the carpet when cleaning and rust over time, causing damage to the carpet.
The rug steamer should also be removed from the vacuum at least once before carpet cleaning. If left in for long periods of time, the steamer's bristles can damage the carpet by scratching it. When the rug steamer is not in use, clean it using a liquid cleaner or detergent with mild detergent.
If you choose to use a rug steamer, clean it with a mild cleaner and give it a short rinse. This should keep your carpet steamer in top shape, so it can perform better during carpet cleaning. To make sure the steamer doesn't have any stains or dirt, remove it from the steamer before cleaning. Also, vacuum the steamer well before using it to help remove any dirt.
Before cleaning the carpet, thoroughly wet the rug steamer by using a damp towel. It's also important to thoroughly dry the steamer after cleaning. After that, vacuum the carpet with the steamer still in place.
It's also important to have a vacuum that has a very soft, yet strong suction when cleaning the carpet steamer. Using the vacuum that has a strong suction will damage the carpet.