I love carpets. Even though most of the design world is going gaga over hardwood floors and laminate floors, I still think you can’t top a good carpet. It’s warm, fuzzy and provides the feet with something very pleasurable to walk on. One thing I don’t enjoy, though, is keeping a carpet clean. There are a ton of things that make carpets dirty… A vacuum cleaner does a decent job of cleaning up the dirt and dust but is it enough? I don’t think so! Every six months or so, you should be looking at using a carpet steam cleaner. Don’t worry… You don’t have to buy one! These things can be rented from a number of different sources including Safeway.
Some of the parts that I would expect to have to replace sooner or later actually was pretty low in price. There is a rubber gasket for the collection tank that is $1, the whole collection tank is only $13.11. You can get the bristles for $3 for the tough stain tool and if you want to upgrade to the TurboBrush it runs at $28.11.
If you have rented an apartment or home, as you vacate it is a good idea to have a professional cleaner work hot water extraction on your carpets and rugs. Depending on how long you have lived in the one place, there’s no telling how much grime and soil is embedded in the high traffic areas. Especially if you have pets or children, there is a good chance of deep urine stains and odor you didn’t realize was there. Simply running a vacuum through the home with some spray cleaner may only make the surface of your carpet appear clean, but in truth you could be leaving behind rooted bacterias and stains.
Wouldn’t you rather be typing away at your computer while a professional hoover carpet cleaner does the work? A professional is more likely to finish the job better and at half the time.
MaxCare also helps with pet dander and dust mite control. Ask about a free room of cleaning for new clients. Their website could be better, but their guarantees are a good sell. MaxCare also cleans your upholstery and tile floors for your home or commercial building. Check out MaxCare and their clean guarantee.
Next, fill your second spray bottle with warm tap water and spray a liberal amount on the mattress. Proceed by blotting up the rinse water with a large towel, followed by smaller towels to absorb the rinse water.
Second, you should pretreat any heavy spots on the carpet. There are several good pretreatment products on the market that help loosen the dirt and stains from the carpet. Another option would be to use OxiClean and mix that with some hot water to pretreat stubborn stains.
Using a vacuum is great for every day or weekly use, but in order to deep clean you will need to have a carpet steam cleaner of your own, or rent one if not.