Cleaning Your Carpet: How It Actually Works

How To Clean Your Carpet

Cleaning your carpet is a lot more complicated than you might think. There are so many different options, and it can be difficult to know which one will work best for you. Gilbert Carpet Cleaner is your best option, no matter what kind of carpet cleaning you need.

There are two main methods for carpet cleaning: dry and wet. Dry methods use a vacuum cleaner, steam cleaner, or other appliance to clean your carpets without water. Wet methods usually involve some type of chemical mixed with hot water that is sprayed onto the carpet in order to loosen dirt before being scrubbed away with brushes (or sometimes just hot soapy water).

Dry Methods: Vacuuming – this method is often used on smaller areas such as upholstery and stairs because it doesn’t need any additional equipment. It’s good for removing small amounts of dirt and dust.

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Steam Cleaning – this method is used for both carpets and upholstery. The steam cleaner uses a combination of hot water, soap, and sometimes chemicals to clean the fabric.

Some experts recommend against using dry methods because they can’t get deep into the carpet like wet methods do (and thus won’t be able to remove any embedded stains). However, dry methods are often cheaper than wet ones so they might be better if you just need something quick or on a smaller area that won’t require much scrubbing after it’s done being cleaned.

Wet Methods: Spot-cleaning – when spot cleaning your carpet, you’re applying some type of chemical solution directly onto an individual stain. This is often the first step in any wet-method cleaning that you do.

Soaking – soaking methods involve using hot water mixed with a soap or other chemical to clean your carpet. Soakings are usually done over a period of hours and typically require scrubbing at some point after they’re finished being cleaned (to remove all the dirty water).

Deep Cleaning – deep cleaning involves spraying liquid onto your entire carpet before scrubbing it with brushes, sponges, mops, or sometimes just soapy water if no chemicals are used. The idea behind this method is to get every inch of dirt out from under the pile on your carpet which will make it last longer as well as look better.