Carpets can get very dirty without us even noticing. One day we might look down and ask ourselves, “how did this get so dirty?” Many people hire a professional to come and do the cleaning for them, others prefer to do it themselves. But whether you do it yourself, or hire a professional, deep cleaning is important for making your carpets last
It’s Important to Have Your Carpet Cleaned Professionally
You might be wondering why you should hire a professional. After all, you vacuum once a week, right? Doesn’t that take care of the problem? Well, not really. Over time, it’s normal for carpets to fill with dirt, oils, and dead skin particles. Even the best vacuum cleaners can leave a lot of this debris behind. The shampoos used by professional equipment penetrate deep into the fibers to break up and dissolve all those trapped impurities.
Have you ever been on a long hiking trip or a campout where you didn’t have a shower? Do you remember the oily, grungy feeling in your hair? Do you remember how good it felt once you got in the shower and lathered up with shampoo? That’s what it’s like for your carpet if all you do is vacuum. Even if we take our shoes off, there are dead skin cells, food particles, and other impurities to deal with.
Once the deep cleaning is done with professional equipment, it will feel refreshing and soft again, just like it was when it was new. When done on a regular schedule, you will ensure that your carpet will last as long as possible and you will have the peace of mind that the dust mites and every other impurity will be shampooed out with our professional cleaning equipment.
How Often Do I Need To Deep Clean My Carpet?
Every home has different circumstances that determine how often your carpet should be professionally cleaned. A general rule on warranties is to professionally clean them every 12 to 24 months, depending on use and how many kids or pets you have. Some families should clean their carpets even more often. It also depends a lot on personal preference. Just know that regular deep cleaning is important to making your carpets last longer, which will save you money in the long run.
Our process of deep cleaning a carpet is very simple and effective. We use state of the art machines that deep clean the carpet and remove stains. We can go as far as moving furniture and everything else out to get your entire carpet clean. Are you the DIY type? We also rent out our equipment to save your hard earned cash.
If you hire us, Alpine’s deep cleaning procedure includes many steps that other carpet cleaners overlook. First, we balance the ph levels in your carpet to give you a long lasting clean. Without balancing ph levels your carpet will become dirtier faster. We focus on the details to ensure the highest quality carpet cleaning in the industry. From corner guards to spotting, the details are what set us apart. Alpine pre-spots at no extra charge, use Citrus Solv to leave your carpets smelling fresh, and several other important steps that others charge extra for.
In order to get the most longevity out of a carpet we suggest using professional equipment that extracts the gunk and deep soils that nest in the base of your carpet. The reason carpet prematurely wears, is because of these impurities that start ripping apart the fibers in the carpet. It’s kind of like using a face scrub to get dead skin cells off, except for carpet doesn’t reproduce its own fibers back after being worn off.
Those who do the DIY process can get good results if they are willing to put in the elbow grease necessary. There are several ways to do this but one of the most popular ways I have heard of is to purchase a few cans of foam carpet cleaner from the local store as well as a hand held bristle brush. There are just a few easy steps.
- vacuum – make sure to do a thorough job, the more you suck up now, the easier the next steps will be.
- spray down the entire carpet – with the bottled foam carpet cleaner, spray everywhere, especially high traffic areas. By doing so, this will soak into the carpet and start dissolving the deposits.
- scrub – This is where good work ethic comes in handy! scrub the floor in a circular motion form one side of the room working towards the other.
- Let it sit – It’s important to let the carpet sit because this will give the cleaner to break down the grime deposits and allow them to work their way up.
- Vacuum again. This is the most important step because you don’t want your hard work to go to waste! Vacuum again to suck up all of the dried impurities that your scrubber and carpet cleaner brought to the surface.
If this sounds like too much, but you still want to do it yourself, we also rent out our professional equipment for very affordable rates! Get in touch with us today if you want to know more.