A Carpet Cleaning Guide for DIY Enthusiasts 

» Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Cleaning Guide for DIY Enthusiasts | 0 comments

Using Rented Equipment for Carpet Cleaning 

Rented carpet cleaning tools and equipment just cannot be able to do what the professionals’ knowledge, experience and quality gears can be able to do. Therefore, a really good strategy and technique is to alternate between DIY cleaning as well as professional cleaning. Here are some of the most important ways on how to get the most out of your rented carpet cleaning tools and equipment:

  • Clean your carpet before it becomes very dirty.  

This is because if you will choose to wait until your carpet becomes filthy, the tendency is that the cleaning process will be much more difficult and expensive, not to mention the cleaning will take time.  

  • Vacuum thoroughly before as well as after every carpet cleaning procedure. 

Make sure that you are able to vacuum your carpet thoroughly beforehand in order to remove any large solid particles from the fibers of your carpet. After that, consider vacuuming again right after you have thoroughly cleaned your carpet and after making sure that it is completely dry. 

  • Pretreat stains as well as high traffic areas.  

Simply mix a drop of mild detergent with a glass of hot water in a clean empty spray bottle as well as mist lightly all the dirtiest areas of your commercial or residential carpet. After that, let the solution stay for ten minutes before your general carpet cleaning procedure. 

  • Use much lesser soap or detergent than directed. 

As a matter of fact, the soap that is being used in rented carpet cleaning machines tend to foam a lot as well as leaves behind too much residue that can later act as a dirt and germs magnet. Simply use one tablespoon or less of mild soap or detergent to a gallon of hot water in order to prevent any soap residue as this is already enough to clean a filthy carpet.  

  • Use a milder acid rinse. 

As a matter of fact, you can also be able to purchase a neutralizing agent or make your own by using one cup of white vinegar to one gallon of hot water. After one pass, rinse it with a detergent solution.  

  • Do not wet the carpet too much.  

Rented carpet cleaning machines can actually put too much moisture into your carpet and moat do not have the right or enough suction to thoroughly extract it. Having said that, make only a single pass with the water and soap solution and one pass with the acid neutralizing or vinegar and water rinse. After that, make 3 drying passes but with the water feature now switched off. 

  • Let it completely dry. 

After you have cleaned your carpets, remove any excess moisture from the air through opening your windows, using dehumidifier and fans, or putting your air conditioning system on a moderate setting of about 72 – 78 degrees. In addition to that, you should never try to replace your furniture or walk on your carpet until it has been dried completely. Most of the time, this can take up to twelve hours but six to eight hours is also good. But, if you want to have a much faster cleaning process, hire a professional carpet cleaning in Keswick. 

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